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WikiLeaks's Assange to meet police: lawyer

7 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer in the U.K. has said Assange is arranging to meet with police voluntarily, the BBC has reported.

US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- About the 33rd largest supercomputer in the world right now is the US Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) newest system, which has a core made of 1,760 Sony...

Reinventing the Wheel - the Stanford Way

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Gallery: The Future of Cars on Display at Stanford University's VAIL Automotive Research Facility

Sahara desert project aims to power half the world by 2050

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- A joint project by universities in Algeria and Japan is planning to turn the Sahara desert, the largest desert in the world, into a breeding ground for solar...

Researchers demystify glasses by studying crystals

7 years ago from Science Daily

Glass is something we all know about. It's what we sip our drinks from, what we look out of to see what the weather is like before going outside and...

Manufacturing 'made to measure' atomic-scale electrodes

7 years ago from Science Daily

It is possible to determine and control the number of atoms in contact between a molecule and a metal electrode of copper, at the same time as the electric current...

Project pioneers use of silicon-germanium for space electronics applications

7 years ago from Science Daily

An innovative project has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology.

China secures the lead in renewable energy

7 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- China is now the leader in the global renewable energy market, a report by Ernst & Young says.

Rotating light provides indirect look into the nucleus

7 years ago from Science Daily

Nuclear magnetic resonance is one of the best tools for gaining insight into the structure and dynamics of molecules and how they behave in a variety of chemical environments. Now...

Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory December 2010

7 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

1) BIODIESEL -- Ultrasonic remedy; 2) TRANSPORTATION -- Single-wides save fuel; 3) DATA -- Finding feelings . . . BIOMETRICS -- ID from afar.

Nano-diamond qubits and photonic crystals: Milestone reached on the path to integrated quantum technology

7 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers in Germany have successfully fabricated a rudimentary quantum computing hybrid system using electronic excitations in nano-diamonds as qubits and optical nanostructures, so-called photonic crystals with tailored optical properties. This...

Measuring the temperature of nanoparticles

7 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new technique for probing the temperature rise in the vicinity of nanoparticles using fluorescent quantum dots as temperature sensors. The results may have implications for the...

Engineers discover graphene's weakness

7 years ago from Science Daily

Using quantum theory and supercomputers, scientists have revealed the mechanisms of mechanical failure of pure graphene under tensile stress. They shows that, when graphene is subject to strain equal in...

Collider opens up a fresh big-bang frontier

7 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Just weeks after the world's largest particle accelerator began smashing together heavy lead ions to create little Big Bangs, the experiment has produced a primordial state of matter akin to...

World's fastest camera takes a new look at biosensing

7 years ago from

A European consortium comprising the National Physical Laboratory, ST Microelectronics, the University of Edinburgh, and TU Delft has been involved in the development and application of the Megaframe Imager -...

Heat wave deaths highest in early summer

7 years ago from

The risk of dying from a heat wave is highest when heat waves occur early in the summer and are hotter and longer than usual, according to a Yale study...

Study assesses nuclear power assumptions

7 years ago from

A broad review of current research on nuclear power economics has been published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. The report concludes that nuclear power will continue to...

Wind power boost for Italian town

Wind turbines have proved so successful in one Italian town that the local authorities are able to sell off the excess electricity they create and pump it back into the...

New record achieved with Konarka's Power Plastic photovoltaic material with 8.3% efficiency certification

7 years ago from Physorg

National Energy Renewable Laboratory (NERL) has announced Konarka Technologies' organic-based photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells have demonstrated the highest performance for an organic photovoltaic cell at a record-breaking efficiency of 8.3%....

Search for high quality fuels from inexpensive biomass gets breakthrough

7 years ago from Physorg

Chemical engineering experts at The University of Nottingham have helped a team of international researchers find a way of producing inexpensive renewable liquid fuel out of low grade oils made...

New American Chemical Society podcast: Black rice bran may reduce inflammation

7 years ago from Science Blog

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 -- The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on the discovery that black...

Ghana anticipates first oil

7 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The giant Jubilee offshore oil field in Ghana is expected to start producing as early as Dec. 15, an energy consortium announced.

Brilliant 10: Chiara Daraio, the Sound Magician

7 years ago from PopSci

Chiara Daraio John B. CarnettShe manipulates simple laws of physics to create "bullets" made of sound waves Chiara Daraio loves the pick and roll. As a former member of Italy's junior national basketball...

Physicists close two loopholes while violating local realism

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- The latest test in quantum mechanics provides even stronger support than before for the view that nature violates local realism and is thus in contradiction with a classical...

Greenpeace sues Dow, Sasol

7 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. chemical companies conspired to conduct corporate espionage on the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace, a lawsuit charges.

Research paper on magnetic control makes the top 10

7 years ago from Physorg

A study of the electric field control of magnetism led by a Northeastern engineering professor was named one of the top 10 papers of the past decade by the prestigious...

Use of CT scans is increasing, raising questions

7 years ago from LA Times - Science

Use of the imaging technology has risen in emergency rooms 16% a year since 1995, according to a new study, raising questions about potentially cancer-causing radiation exposure and healthcare costs.Use...

Smolin Vs Susskind: The Judge’s Decision Part 2

7 years ago from

Physics hunts for the ultimate theory; at least that is what the media and people like L. Susskind and M. Tegmark tell us incessantly what physics is all about (god...