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A molecular spin-photovoltaic device

19 hours ago from Science NOW

We fabricated a C60 fullerene–based molecular spin-photovoltaic device that integrates a photovoltaic response with the spin transport across the molecular layer. The photovoltaic response can be modified under the application...

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Trident II nuclear missile

22 hours ago from UPI

The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems a $21.9 million modification to an existing U.S. Navy contract.

An inconvenient truth about 'An Inconvenient Truth'

1 day ago from Physorg

Al Gore has a follow-up to his blockbuster documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. However, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power was greeted with far less fanfare than the original.

Solar Panels Are Going Green — Literally. Here's Why That's a Big Deal

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Tiny particles make bluish-black photovoltaic panels bright green, bringing high-efficiency solar panels of many colors a step closer to reality.

Coherent neutrino scattering seen with compact detector

1 day ago from Physics World

Small detector could lead beyond the Standard Model

Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

1 day ago from AP Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years....

Lithium-air batteries: Mystery about proposed battery material clarified

1 day ago from Science Daily

A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new study...

Antifreeze to improve airplanes, ice cream and organ transplants

1 day ago from Science Daily

The design of airplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals.

Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaics

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new method to efficiently measure electron transfer in dye-sensitized transition-metal oxide photovoltaics.

Electricity and silver effective at keeping bacteria off plastics

2 days ago from UPI

Using a combination of electricity and silver, researchers in Sweden have developed a new method for preventing bacterial growth on plastics.

Machine learning tackles quantum error correction

2 days ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently facing quantum computing: quantum error correction, which is used to...

Edwin Encarnacion's 2 HRs power Cleveland Indians past Boston Red Sox

3 days ago from UPI

Edwin Encarnacion's first two-run homer Monday gave the Cleveland Indians the lead for good.

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee safety: study

3 days ago from Physorg

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Work begins in carbon-free site in Dubai

3 days ago from UPI

Panel manufacturer Trina Solar said operations have started at a small city in Dubai that gets all of its energy needs met entirely by renewable resources.

Protesters tear down Confederate monument in Durham, N.C.

3 days ago from UPI

Protesters in Durham, N.C., pulled down a Confederate monument outside of the Durham County Courthouse on Monday night, videos of the incident show.

Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

3 days ago from Reuters:Science

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute...

"Solar glasses" provide power as well as shade

3 days ago from Physics World

Device exploits lightweight, semi-transparent organic solar cells

DC Hot Stick Developed for First Responder, Worker Safety

3 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

With more volts than ever before in electric vehicles (EVs) and on solar-paneled rooftops, first responder and electrical worker safety is a growing concern. Researchers at the Department of Energy's...

Northrop Grumman to demonstrate autonomous networked unmanned vehicles

3 days ago from UPI

Northrop Grumman will demonstrate autonomous unmanned undersea and unmanned surface vehicles at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise this week.

Pizzeria, WNBA team cook up 112-cheese pizza for Guinness record

3 days ago from UPI

A Connecticut pizzeria teamed with a WNBA basketball team to attempt a Guinness World Record by cooking up a pizza with 112 different cheeses.

First truly microfluidic 'lab on a chip' device 3-D printed

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have 3-D printed a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.

Two-faced 2-D material: flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium

3 days ago from Science Daily

Mterials scientists replace all the atoms on top of a three-layer, two-dimensional crystal to make a transition-metal dichalcogenide with sulfur, molybdenum and selenium. The new material has unique electronic properties...

Exotic quantum states made from light

3 days ago from Science Daily

Physicists have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is...

Seeing a virus in action

3 days ago from Science Daily

Imaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes, like viral infection, when paired with powerful...

Critical point in breaking the glass problem

3 days ago from Science Daily

Famously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding...

New class of chemical reaction discovered

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new study has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions -- previously ignored -- involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of...

Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperature

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have now reproducibly demonstrated current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at...

Rock down to electric avenue: Family makes road trip from Ottawa to P.E.I. using electric car

An electric car owner is working on changing the perception that the vehicles aren't made for long distance.