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Cincinnati Bengals sign punter Will Monday, release wide receiver

1 week ago from UPI

The Cincinnati Bengals made a special teams addition with the signing of punter Will Monday.

Turning homes into power stations could cut household fuel bills by more than 60 percent

1 week ago from Science Daily

Energy bills could be cut by more than 60 percent -- saving the average household over £600 a year -- if homes were designed to generate, store and release their...

Magnetic fields turn up the heat on bacterial biofilms

1 week ago from Science Daily

A short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.

Potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal

1 week ago from Science Daily

Environmental scientists have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small airborne particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide with the potential to be toxic to humans.

Selena Gomez and Elle Fanning to co-star in Woody Allen's next film

1 week ago from UPI

Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez are set to star in Woody Allen's next film, "Wonder Wheel."

7 ways to charge your iPhone faster

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Follow these simple tips to avoid dropping into the iPhone's dreaded red zone

Organic semiconductor film enhances Raman signals

1 week ago from C&EN

Substrate boosts signal even without metals, but adding metals multiplies the effect

New battery is activated by your spit

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.

Development of molecular container with caps that can regulate uptake/release of objects

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have designed a host-guest system using a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state for on-demand and time-programmable control of molecular functions, and synthesized a macrocyclic metallohost that has anion caps at...

Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metals

1 week ago from Physorg

It may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know "a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary."

Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind prices

1 week ago from Physorg

Wind energy pricing for land-based, utility-scale projects remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the...

David Letterman to host new Netflix interview series

1 week ago from UPI

David Letterman has signed a new deal with Netflix to host an upcoming six-episode interview series.

New noninvasive way to monitor intracranial pressure developed

1 week ago from UPI

German researchers have developed a new method to monitor intracranial pressure in a noninvasive way that may replace the current invasive method.

The Physics of Sand

1 week ago from Science Blog

Pick up a handful of sand, toss it in the air, then try to predict where each grain will land. Obviously, the task is beyond the ability of most people...

Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry

1 week ago from Physorg

Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to...

Study: Water-based antiseptic solution just as good as alcohol-based

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers at James Cook University have found that a water-based antiseptic solution performs the same as an alcohol-based solution to prevent infection.

Divalent gold complex isolated for the first time in a pure form

1 week ago from Physorg

According to textbook knowledge, the usual oxidation states of gold in compounds are +I and +III. The divalent form (+II), on the other hand, prefers to form polynuclear compounds or...

Scientists investigating properties of hybrid systems consisting of carbon nanostructures and a dye

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers around the world are looking at how they can manipulate the properties of carbon nanostructures to customise them for specific purposes; the idea is to make the promising mini-format...

World's Fastest-Swirling Vortex Simulates the Big Bang

1 week ago from Live Science

Physicists have created the fastest-swirling vortex in the universe from a primordial soup of fundamental particles that re-creates the Big Bang.

Spinning diamonds for quantum precision

1 week ago from Physorg

We live in a noisy world. Interference from light, vibrations, electromagnetic radiation and sound can be annoying; it messes with our sleep and can interfere with our electrical equipment.

This enzyme enabled life to conquer a hostile earth

1 week ago from Physorg

Computers are simulating the ancestral versions of the most common protein on Earth, giving scientists an unparalleled look at early life's development of harnessing energy from the Sun and production...

Cooking up new ways to clean up our planet

1 week ago from Physorg

In a win-win for a cleaner planet, scientists have devised a way to use waste cooking oil and sulphur to extract the neurotoxin mercury from the environment.

Scientists Probe Conditions of Stellar Interiors to Measure Nuclear Reactions

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors...

New solid lubricant shown to reduce friction and wear on steel surfaces

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found in various applications, from air compressors...

Libyan oil production issue resolved

1 week ago from UPI

Matters that led to a disruption at Libya's largest oil field have been resolved and the situation is improving, a spokesperson for an energy company said.

Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry under investigation for possible battery involving girlfriend

1 week ago from UPI

Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Jarvis Landry is under investigation for possible battery, according to multiple reports Monday.

New technique to suppress sound waves from disorder to improve optical fiber communication

1 week ago from Physorg

Energy loss due to scattering from material defects is known to set limits on the performance of nearly all technologies that we employ for communications, timing, and navigation. In micro-mechanical...

Researchers study synthetic protein cages

1 week ago from Physorg

A multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, theoretical physicists, chemists and biochemists from the University of Bristol came together to study the self-assembly of protein building into protein cages with possible applications...