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Apache Corp. to form new energy transit, storage and marketing company

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. energy company Apache Corp. said it was forming a strategic partnership to form a $3.5 billion pipeline company meant to cater to Texas shale oil and gas.

Oakland Raiders sign S Quincy Mauger

1 week ago from UPI

The Oakland Raiders signed safety Quincy Mauger, the team announced Thursday.

Judge orders plane carrying deported immigrants to return to U.S.

1 week ago from UPI

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a plane carrying two undocumented immigrants who had just been deported to El Salvador be turned around.

For UW physicists, the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride is full of surprises

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers report that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo 'ferroelectric switching.' Materials with ferroelectric properties can have applications in memory storage, capacitors, RFID card technologies and even medical...

Four Argonne transportation and fuel experts collect Dept. of Energy honors

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have earned Distinguished Achievement awards for helping to reimagine transportation, sustainability and mobility.

For UW Physicists, the 2-D Form of Tungsten Ditelluride Is Full of Surprises

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a paper published online July 23 in Nature, a UW-led research team reports that the 2-D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo "ferroelectric switching" -- a first for a...

New technology to power pocket-sized particle accelerator

1 week ago from UPI

New particle acceleration technology promises to shrink the amount of space required to study exotic particles.

Kids swapping outdoor play for TV as smoke chokes California

1 week ago from Physorg

A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities for two weeks, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines...

Scientists solve open theoretical problem on electron interactions

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new discovery explains what happens during the phase transition in Dirac materials, paving the way for engineering advanced electronics that perform significantly faster.

Organic solar cell smashes performance record

1 week ago from C&EN

With help from computer modeling, researchers designed and built an organic photovoltaic device nearly as efficient as commercial silicon cells

Watch: Globetrotter Bull Bullard makes shot from plane

1 week ago from UPI

A Harlem Globetrotters player showed off the height of his trick shot skills by sinking a basket tossed from an airplane.

Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or -- in the distant future -- possibly even quantum computers, as the team reports.

Mini antimatter accelerator could rival the likes of the Large Hadron Collider

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found a way to accelerate antimatter in a thousand-times smaller space than current accelerators, boosting the science of exotic particles.

Scientists design material that can store energy like an eagle's grip

1 week ago from Science Daily

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold...

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

Cheap, flexible solar panels could become a reality as organics achieve the same power efficiency as silicon.

Dissipative Kerr solitons in optical microresonators

1 week ago from Science NOW

The development of compact, chip-scale optical frequency comb sources (microcombs) based on parametric frequency conversion in microresonators has seen applications in terabit optical coherent communications, atomic clocks, ultrafast distance measurements, dual-comb spectroscopy, and the...

Mapping the dark space of chemical reactions with extended nanomole synthesis and MALDI-TOF MS

1 week ago from Science NOW

Understanding the practical limitations of chemical reactions is critically important for efficiently planning the synthesis of compounds in pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and specialty chemical research and development. However, literature reports of...

Apoptosis propagates through the cytoplasm as trigger waves

1 week ago from Science NOW

Apoptosis is an evolutionarily conserved form of programmed cell death critical for development and tissue homeostasis in animals. The apoptotic control network includes several positive feedback loops that may allow...

A liquid phase of synapsin and lipid vesicles

1 week ago from Science NOW

Neurotransmitter-containing synaptic vesicles (SVs) form tight clusters at synapses. These clusters act as a reservoir from which SVs are drawn for exocytosis during sustained activity. Several components associated with SVs...

Unusual high thermal conductivity in boron arsenide bulk crystals

1 week ago from Science NOW

Conventional theory predicts that ultrahigh lattice thermal conductivity can only occur in crystals composed of strongly bonded light elements, and that it is limited by anharmonic three-phonon processes. We report...

High thermal conductivity in cubic boron arsenide crystals

1 week ago from Science NOW

The high density of heat generated in power electronics and optoelectronic devices is a critical bottleneck in their application. New materials with high thermal conductivity are needed to effectively dissipate...

Experimental observation of high thermal conductivity in boron arsenide

1 week ago from Science NOW

Improving the thermal management of small-scale devices requires developing materials with high thermal conductivities. The semiconductor boron arsenide (BAs) is an attractive target because of ab initio calculation indicating that...

The role of electron-electron interactions in two-dimensional Dirac fermions

1 week ago from Science NOW

The role of electron-electron interactions in two-dimensional Dirac fermion systems remains enigmatic. Using a combination of nonperturbative numerical and analytical techniques that incorporate both the contact and long-range parts of...

Insitu contracted for ScanEagle MEAUS surveillance drones

1 week ago from UPI

Insitu has received a $5,000 minimum, $232 million order under an existing contract for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems for U.S. Special Operations.

Scientists solve open theoretical problem on electron interactions

1 week ago from Physorg

Yale-NUS Associate Professor of Science (Physics) Shaffique Adam is the lead author of a recent work that describes a model for electron interaction in Dirac materials, a class of materials...

Proof-of-concept technique makes nanoparticles attractive for new medications

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept technology using nanoparticles that could offer a new approach for oral medications.

Laser ranging can 'see' 3D objects melting in fires

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. The method could offer a precise, safe and compact way to measure...

Tiny tunnels inside garnets appear to be the result of boring microorganisms

1 week ago from Science Daily

Complex systems of microscopic tunnels found inside garnet crystals from Thailand are most likely the result of microorganisms making their homes inside these minerals, according to a new study.