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Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary care physicians. more
New look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access. more
Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at Brookhaven National... more
New optical device brings quantum computing a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods. more
Hydrokinetic energy from running water cleanly charges electrical vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Lif-E-Buoy takes advantage of the natural hydrokinetic energy of running water—abundantly available in most river-based urban centres—to generate clean energy for electric vehicles and infrastructure. more
Milestone for bERLinPro: Photocathodes with high quantum efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Teams from the accelerator physics and the SRF groups at HZB are developing a superconducting linear accelerator featuring energy recovery (Energy Recovery Linac) as part of the bERLinPro project. It accelerates an... more
Brexit is leading to higher energy prices: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Consumers paid on average £75 more in the year after the EU referendum for gas and electricity, according to research by UCL. more
Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite Sightings  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart... more
In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane,... more
Honda, CalTech and NASA's JPL might have a real alternative to Li-ion batteries - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The new battery chemistry is based on fluoride and would have greater energy density while being less environmentally... more
Failure of critical cellular energy sensor responsible for CKD progression, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Chronic kidney disease, an affliction characterized by progressive loss of kidney function, affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with multi-organ damage, cardiovascular... more
A new 'spin' on kagome lattices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The kagome ferromagnet Fe3Sn2 exhibits an electronic state that couples unusually strongly to an applied magnetic field that can be rotated to point in any direction of a 3-dimensional space, revealing that magnetization drives -- in... more
Experiments at PPPL show remarkable agreement with satellite sightings  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection—the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the... more
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors -- materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss -- have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools, they've uncovered previously inaccessible details of the... more
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. Physicists now describe a way to manipulate electrons based on their... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes, and tissues, and open up better production methods for... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create "designer" humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new collaborative study led by a research team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of California, Los... more
Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time  nanowerk · 4 days
Confirming a century-old prediction could help scientists construct new classes of materials. more
A Step Closer to Fusion Energy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer after researchers showed that using... more
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. In work published today (Dec 7) in the journal Science, a... more
Room-temperature cycling of metal fluoride electrodes: Liquid electrolytes for high-energy fluoride ion cells  Science Magazine · 5 days
Fluoride ion batteries are potential "next-generation" electrochemical storage devices that offer high energy density. At present, such batteries are limited to operation... more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Expert: 'No single, one-size-fits-all solution' to plastic waste problem  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Governments, businesses and people around the world must play major roles in managing the rapidly growing plastics economy and the waste it produces, according to an expert in the Center... more
Scientists rule out imminent sun induced cooling of climate  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The sun's activity influences environmental conditions in space adversely affecting satellites and space-based technologies such as telecommunications and navigational networks. The sun is also the primary natural source of energy... more
Getting a grip on space weather  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international group of scientists has developed a new method for analyzing the sun's energy outbursts, which can help better understand and predict extreme space weather phenomena that directly affect the operation of engineering systems in... more
Seeing the light: Researchers offer solution for efficiency problem of artificial photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hydrogen-powered electronics, travel, and more may be a step closer thanks to the work of a collaborative team of scientists in Japan. The researchers... more
Researchers examine competing states in high-temperature superconductors  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have carried out high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order... more
Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe. The remaining 95% is famously made up... more
Scientists enter unexplored territory in superconductivity search  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists mapping out the quantum characteristics of superconductors—materials that conduct electricity with no energy loss—have entered a new regime. Using newly connected tools named OASIS at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory,... more
“Sun in a box” would store renewable energy for the grid  MIT · 5 days
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going forward. more
'Sun in a box' would store renewable energy for the grid  nanowerk · 5 days
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels... more
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy. Rice University... more
High pressure orders electrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity. Their study opens up new insights into the behavior... more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Global fossil fuel emissions are on track to rise for a second year in a row, primarily due to growing energy use, according to... more
On the trail of the Higgs Boson  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the physics community, the discovery of new particles like the Higgs Boson has paved the way for a host of exciting potential experiments. Yet, when it comes to such an elusive particle as... more
Electrochemical techniques for monitoring microbial growth demonstrated  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have demonstrated the use of electrochemical techniques to monitor the growth status and energy levels of microorganisms used in biotechnology industries. more
Science: High pressure orders electrons  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without resistance. Researchers have carried out high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering and have found that high uniaxial pressure induces a long-range charge order competing with superconductivity. Their study opens up new insights into... more
Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team led by Rutgers University and including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated an X-ray imaging technique that could enable the development of smaller, faster, and more robust electronics. more
Researchers advance biomass transformation process  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Biomass can serve as a renewable source for both energy and carbon. Acetone, n-butanol, and ethanol (ABE) fermentation broth as a biomass-derived source of fuels and chemicals has received a lot of attention for several decades. However, the... more
Understanding how plants use sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Plants rely on the energy in sunlight to produce the nutrients they need. But sometimes they absorb more energy than they can use, and that excess can damage critical proteins. To protect themselves, they convert the excess energy... more
Scientists study impact of lithium dendrites on cathode materials  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Rechargeable lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used energy storage devices found in consumer electronics and electric vehicles today. There are challenges, though, to optimizing their capacity, recyclability, and... more
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Key components for the sky-mapping Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), weighing about 12 tons, were hoisted atop the Mayall Telescope... more
Scientists may have solved one of biggest mysteries of universe  Sky News · 6 days
A team of scientists at the University of Oxford may have solved one of the biggest mysteries in modern physics - the issue of dark matter and dark... more
Mystery of dark matter may have been solved  Sky News · 6 days
A team of scientists at the University of Oxford may have solved one of the biggest mysteries in modern physics - the issue of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. more
Graphene and cobalt for creating new electromagnetic devices  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have discovered that the combination of graphene with cobalt offers very relevant properties in the field of magnetism. This breakthrough sets the stage for the development of new logic devices that... more
How will addressing climate change affect the job market?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Paris Agreement's goal to keep global warming below 2°C can be achieved by increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. A new International Labour Review study... more
A step closer to fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion is a step closer after researchers showed that using two types of imaging can help them assess the safety and reliability of parts used in a fusion energy device. more
Biologists show inner workings of cellular 'undertaker'  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have deciphered how the proteasome converts energy into mechanical motion that untangles and unfolds proteins for destruction. The findings could help us understand how proteasomes keep diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's at... more
The Latest: Trump says Macron's decision justifies his own  ABC NEWS · 6 days
President Donald Trump says the French president's decision to delay an energy tax hike after massive protests justifies his own decision to withdraw from an international climate accord more
Cove.Tool wants to solve climate change one efficient building at a time  TechCrunch · 7 days
As the fight against climate change heats up, Cove.Tool is looking to help tackle carbon emissions one building at a time. The Atlanta-based startup... more
New catalyst achieves unprecedented activities  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have developed a new efficient catalyst to synthesise aromatic amines, which are central building blocks in many drugs and pesticides. The system is more active than conventional catalysts, so less energy is required during the reaction, and... more
New catalyst achieves unprecedented activities  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers have developed a new catalyst to synthesise aromatic amines, which are central building blocks in many drugs and pesticides. The system is more active than conventional catalysts, so less energy is required during the reaction, and difficult... more
Researchers discover new material—black silver  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from the Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD) have engineered a new, inexpensive nanomaterial that has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion. The key to the material's remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which... more
New report addresses curbing climate change and sustainably supplying food, water, and energy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over the next several decades as the global population grows, society will be faced with pressing challenges such as providing reliable supplies... more
Researchers demonstrate electrochemical techniques for monitoring microbial growth  nanowerk · 7 days
Scientists have demonstrated the use of electrochemical techniques to monitor the growth status and energy levels of microorganisms used in biotechnology industries. more
Aluminum nitride to extend life of solar power plants  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NUST MISIS scientists together with their colleagues from the Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (Cairo, Egypt) have developed a composite material to extend the life of solar towers up to five... more
Investor pressure drives Royal Dutch Shell to take action on climate change  CBC · 7 days
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Royal Dutch Shell becomes first energy giant to set short-term... more
Researchers demonstrate new building block in quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. Their research was published in Optica. more
Team demonstrates electrochemical techniques for monitoring microbial growth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Savannah River National Laboratory, in collaboration with Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and Savannah River Consulting LLC, has demonstrated the use of electrochemical techniques to monitor the growth status and... more
Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they're saving rather than on proof... more
Study takes stand on true health benefits of getting up out of your chair  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new health study provides fresh insights on the energy cost of sitting versus standing for sedentary workers. more
New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors. Scientists have hit on a very promising post-transistor technology: multiferroics,... more
Physicists Measure Mass Numbers of Nihonium and Moscovium  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Physicists using the FIONA (For the Identification Of Nuclide A) device at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s... more
Inexpensive new nanomaterial has applications ranging from biomolecule detectors to solar energy conversion  nanowerk · 1 week
The key to the material's remarkable performance is its nanostructure, which strongly interacts with visible and infrared light. This nanomaterial is easily... more
Deepwater corals thrive at the bottom of the ocean, but can't escape human impacts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When people think of coral reefs, they typically picture warm, clear waters with brightly colored corals and fishes. But other... more
The force of the vacuum  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the Theory Department of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg, Germany have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
Nanotechnology solution for photovoltaic systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Photovoltaic (PV) systems, which harvest sustainable and clean energy from the sun, accumulate dirt or particles like dust, water and sand. This build-up leads to a reduction in the light energy reaching the solar cells and lowers their... more
Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring AI to the edge  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This week, at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), IBM researchers will showcase new hardware that will take AI further than it's been... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into... more
The force of the vacuum  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be controlled with virtual photons. This could aid the development of new superconductors for... more
Fabrication of Powerful Telescope Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a... more
Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Thousands of people are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring... more
The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built... more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
Automakers give the Chinese government access to location data of electric cars  THE VERGE · 1 week
China’s government has spent the last few years pressuring automakers and citizens to adopt hybrid and electric vehicles to cut into the country’s pollution... more
To image leaky atmosphere, NASA rocket team heads north  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Earth's atmosphere is leaking, but how does oxygen get the energy to escape to space? NASA's VISIONS-2 rocket will soon launch into the unique magnetic environment near the North Pole... more
Evidence for solitonic spin excitations from a charge-lattice-coupled ferroelectric order  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Topological defects have been explored in different fields ranging from condensed matter physics and particle physics to cosmology. In condensed matter, strong coupling between charge, spin, and lattice... more
Solid electrolyte interphases for high-energy aqueous aluminum electrochemical cells  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Electrochemical cells based on aluminum (Al) are of long-standing interest because Al is earth abundant, low cost, and chemically inert. The trivalent Al3+ ions also offer among the highest volume-specific... more
Here's What Photosynthesis Sounds Like Underwater  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
If you listen closely, you can hear little plants harnessing the sun's energy. All you have to do is dive underwater and listen for the faint but distinctive "ping!" that red algae make while carrying out... more
Polluters in the room: big energy 'undermining' UN climate talks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil and coal giants are exploiting a lack of conflict-of-interest protection at UN climate talks to push for continued fossil fuel use despite its contribution to harmful climate... more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
Using hydrogen ions to manipulate magnetism on the molecular scale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has determined how to use hydrogen ions,... more
Why battery-powered vehicles stack up better than hydrogen  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Low energy efficiency is already a major problem for petrol and diesel vehicles. Typically, only 20% of the overall well-to-wheel energy is actually used to power these vehicles. The other 80% is... more
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. The results indicate... more
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time
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Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe
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Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed atop the Mayall Telescope
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Deepwater corals thrive at the bottom of the ocean, but can't escape human impacts
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New catalyst material produces abundant cheap hydrogen
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Computing faces an energy crunch unless new technologies are found
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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second
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