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'Bachelor' mansion, 'Westworld' set burn as celebrities flee wildfires

1 week ago from UPI

California's Woolsey wildfire is tearing through the Agoura Hills mansion where the reality romance shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" were filmed.

Tiny structures' construction, drip by drip

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers explore methods of using carefully controlled droplets as a way to make soft, biomimetic structures. The trick comes in controlling the droplets, which form under competing influences like gravity...

Could Consciousness All Come Down to the Way Things Vibrate?

1 week ago from Live Science

A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called 'hard...

U.S. to end inflight fueling of Saudi aircraft fighting in Yemen

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. is ending its practice of supplying Saudi aircraft with inflight fuel for the war the country is helping wage in neighboring Yemen.

New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant might have torn Achilles

1 week ago from UPI

Wide receiver Dez Bryant might have sustained a torn Achilles tendon in his second practice with the New Orleans Saints on Friday.

Transforming carbon dioxide into industrial fuels

1 week ago from Science Daily

One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases...

Powerful method probes small-molecule structures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. But for scientists to understand how the molecules...

Graphene on the way to superconductivity

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the band structure at BESSY II with...

A two-atom quantum duet

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a...

Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

1 week ago from UPI

A C-130J Special Operations cargo and transport plane from the U.S. Air Force became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers in Japan.

Luring power off the grid

1 week ago from SciDev

Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio.

Unlocking the secrets of metal-insulator transitions

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using an X-ray technique, scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material magnetite is a two-step process.

Do kitchen items shed antimicrobial nanoparticles after use?

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists describe how they simulated knife motion, washing and scratching on bacteria-fighting, nanosilver-infused cutting boards to see if consumer use affects nanoparticle release. The test should help regulatory bodies identify...

Making wind farms more efficient

1 week ago from Science Daily

With energy demands rising, researchers have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy...

Graphene on the way to superconductivity

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the band structure at BESSY...

A two-atom quantum duet

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface....

New filtration system improves industrial wastewater purification, saves energy

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Filtering and treating water, both for human consumption and to clean industrial and municipal wastewater, accounts for about 13 percent of all electricity consumed in the U.S. and releases about 290 million metric...

Look: 'Once Upon a Deadpool' poster features Fred Savage riding a reindeer

1 week ago from UPI

Ryan Reynolds has released a new poster on Twitter for "Once Upon a Deadpool" that features himself and co-star Fred Savage riding a reindeer.

France grounds Ryanair plane to force subsidy repayment

1 week ago from Physorg

French authorities said on Friday they seized a Ryanair plane, forcing 149 London-bound passengers off the aircraft, to get the Irish low-cost airline to repay illegal public aid, the latest...

Sears adds 40 stores to closures list, including Chicago's last

1 week ago from UPI

Forty additional Sears and Kmart stores, including the last Sears store in Chicago, will be closed starting next year.

Saudi Aramco, Chinese researchers to pursue ultra-low emission fuels

1 week ago from UPI

Saudi Aramco, Chinese researchers and engine and petrochemicals companies have teamed up to study ways to lower emissions.

Quantum 'compass' could allow navigation without relying on satellites

1 week ago from Physorg

The UK's first quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared.

MIT researchers develop window coating to deflect most of sun's heat

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists have developed a heat-deflecting film that could reject up to 70 percent of the sun's heat from a window.

Americans got to vote on lots of energy measures in 2018 – and mostly rejected them

1 week ago from Physorg

Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from renewable...

Ball Aerospace receives $255M from Air Force for microwave satellite

1 week ago from UPI

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has been awarded $255.4 million by the U.S. Air Force for development and manufacturing of the Weather System Follow-on Microwave Space Vehicle 1.

Fully identified—the pathway of protons

1 week ago from Physorg

In their catalytic center, hydrogenases manufacture molecular hydrogen (H2) from two protons and two electrons. They extract the protons required for this process from the surrounding water and transfer them...

Laser system prevents contamination on aircraft surfaces

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists have developed a laser material processing method to produce textured surfaces that repel dirt and water. This technology will primarily be used in the aerospace industry.

Steelers' Le'Veon Bell expected next week; James Conner has concussion

1 week ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner is dealing with a concussion as Le'Veon Bell is set to return to the team next week.