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Volkswagen unveils fully-electric SUV for China market

4 days ago from Physorg

Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla's Model X.

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

4 days ago from Physorg

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

Removing Fuel Rods, Japan Hits Milestone in Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup

4 days ago from NY Times Science

After a yearslong delay, the nuclear plant’s operator began removing radioactive fuel rods at one of three reactors that melted down after an earthquake and a tsunami in 2011.

New method inverts the self-assembly of liquid crystals

4 days ago from Science Daily

In liquid crystals, molecules automatically arrange themselves in an ordered fashion. Researchers have discovered a method that allows an anti-ordered state, which will enable novel material properties and potentially new...

Quantum simulation more stable than expected

4 days ago from Science Daily

A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers which are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach on...

Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling

4 days ago from Science Daily

An imaging technique could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules at once -- by labeling them with short strands of light-up DNA that...

Unexpected properties uncovered in recently discovered superconductor

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that crystals of a recently discovered superconducting material, a layered bismuth chalcogenide with a four-fold symmetric structure, shows only two-fold symmetry in its superconductivity. The origin of...

New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly and properties.

Muscle power might bey key to long life

5 days ago from UPI

If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine.

Lori Loughlin, Julian Assange, Michael Avenatti share jail cell on 'SNL'

5 days ago from UPI

"SNL" opened with a sketch lampooning the recent legal woes of actress Lori Loughlin, lawyer Michael Avenatti and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Muscle power might bey key to long life

5 days ago from UPI

If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine.

Physicists Scramble to Understand the Extreme Crystals Hiding Inside Giant, Alien Planets

5 days ago from Space.com

Planetary scientists are calling on mineral physicists to help them figure out the strange chemistry going on inside super-Earths and mini-Neptunes.

Masters 2019: Molinari in the lead, Woods in the hunt after three rounds

5 days ago from UPI

54 holes are complete at the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Ga., and Itay's Francesco Molinari is at the top of the leader board at 13 under.

Julian Fellowes' 'Belgravia' is now filming in U.K.

6 days ago from UPI

Filming is underway in Great Britain on "Belgravia," the new costume drama from the creators of "Downton Abbey."

Largest, fastest array of microscopic 'traffic cops' for optical communications

6 days ago from Science Daily

Engineers have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever. This optical 'traffic cop' could one...

Performance of perovskite solar cells: The interface makes the difference

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers look in detail at the interfaces in perovskite solar cells to understand the differences observed in their performance.

Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems

6 days ago from Science Daily

A research team has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. The method allows movable structures to be formed in a microchannel and harnessed to...

Tiny light-up barcodes identify molecules by their twinkling

6 days ago from Physorg

An imaging technique developed at Duke University could make it possible to peer inside cells and watch dozens of different molecules in action at once—by labeling them with short strands...

Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion...

Spectroscopy method combines the best of Raman and fluorescence

6 days ago from C&EN

Combination technique provides simultaneous selectivity and sensitivity

To upgrade quantum computers, researchers look to materials science

6 days ago from C&EN

Scientists need to improve the basic elements of quantum circuits—qubits—to push their machines to the next level of quantum weirdness

A new graphene foam stays squishy at the coldest temperatures

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Researchers have now made a material that is superelastic even at extremely cold temperatures, which could be helpful in space.

Quantum simulation more stable than expected

6 days ago from Physorg

A localization phenomenon boosts the accuracy of solving quantum many-body problems with quantum computers. These problems are otherwise challenging for conventional computers. This brings such digital quantum simulation within reach...

New method inverts the self-assembly of liquid crystals

6 days ago from Physorg

In liquid crystals, molecules automatically arrange themselves in an ordered fashion. Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have discovered a method that allows an anti-ordered state, which will enable novel...

Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment

6 days ago from Science Daily

Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online...

Tatiana Maslany joins Matthew Rhys in 'Perry Mason' at HBO

6 days ago from UPI

"Orphan Black" alum Tatiana Maslany will play an influential nun in the HBO limited series "Perry Mason."

Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook

6 days ago from Physorg

If you have ever wondered how much electric vehicle (EV) adoption actually matters for the environment, a new study provides evidence that making this switch would improve overall air quality...

SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where radios fail

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new type of pocket-sized antenna could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don't work, such as underwater, through the ground and over very long distances through air.