Energy
Artificial muscles powered by glucose  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
When plants absorb excess light energy during photosynthesis, reactive oxygen species are produced, potentially causing oxidative stress that damages important structures. Plants can suppress the production of reactive oxygen species by oxidizing... more
Artificial muscles powered by glucose  nanowerk · 17 hours
Artificial muscles made from polymers can now be powered by energy from glucose and oxygen, just like biological muscles. This advance may be a step on the way to implantable artificial muscles or autonomous microrobots powered by biomolecules... more
How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas provide a complex cocktail of components,... more
Electrons take alternative route to prevent plant stress  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Plants are susceptible to stress, and with the global impact of climate change and humanity's growing demand for food, it's crucial to understand what causes plant stress and stress tolerance. When plants... more
Is glue the answer to climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Is glue the answer to climate change? Researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University have proven that it could certainly help. They have developed a new material capable of capturing... more
Graphene-based ink may lead to printable energy storage devices  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers have created an ink made of graphene nanosheets, and demonstrated that the ink can be used to print 3-D structures. As the graphene-based ink can be mass-produced in an... more
Plastic pollution and the climate crisis are symptoms of the same disease  CBC · 19 hours
As much as eight per cent of global oil goes directly to plastic production — an estimate that excludes the transportation of single-use plastics... more
Fermi Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 21 hours
For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s most luminous explosions. A new catalog... more
Scheer climate plan would encompass more big polluters, require investments as penalty  CBC · 1 day
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's climate proposal would change emissions thresholds to capture more large-scale polluters and compel those companies to invest in clean energy technology if they... more
New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of... more
The brain consumes half of a child's energy -- and that could matter for weight gain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids --... more
The hunt for hot nuclear matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In particle physics, a jet is a shower of collimated particles generated by a highly energetic quark or gluon. In a lead-lead collision, jets must traverse through quark gluon plasma, altering their energy, track and consistency. more
Satechi Launches New HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlet  MacRumors · 2 days
Satechi, known for its line of accessories for Apple's iOS and Mac devices, today announced the launch of its first HomeKit product,... more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen generation. more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
New mapping application visualizes costs of developing renewable energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new report, "Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the LCOE of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar PV," finds that there is... more
How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After the March 2011 nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power output experienced a rapid and large decline in that country as well as... more
Nvidia will support ARM-based CPUs for new, energy-efficient supercomputers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Nvidia is working with chip designer ARM on technology that’s designed to allow for more energy-efficient supercomputers. VentureBeat... more
Building a better electron gun  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The successful test of the LCLS-II electron gun (see related article) marks the culmination of an R&D effort spanning more than a decade at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). more
Rare ‘Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the... more
Researchers share their protocol for handling carbon nanotubes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In collaboration with a Rice University laboratory, the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has developed and shared a low-cost method to safely handle the transfer of bulk carbon nanotubes... more
G20 set to agree on marine plastic pollution deal  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Group of 20 major economies were set to agree a deal on reducing marine plastic waste at a meeting in Japan Sunday where they also discussed energy security following... more
A New Candidate for Dark Matter and a Way to Detect It  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two theoretical physicists at the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter, and a possible way to detect it. They... more
'Power shift' needed to improve gender balance in energy research  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed. more
Beyond Queen's stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research suggests how to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert -- or a lecture -- and... more
Electron (or 'hole') pairs may survive effort to kill superconductivity  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists seeking to understand the mechanism underlying superconductivity in "stripe-ordered" cuprates—copper-oxide materials with alternating areas of electric charge and magnetism—discovered an unusual metallic state when attempting to turn... more
Beyond Queen's stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The iconic "stomp-stomp-clap" of Queen's "We Will Rock You" was born out of the challenge that rock stars and professors alike know all too well: How... more
Power shift needed to improve gender balance in energy research, report says  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed. more
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. Using ultra-powerful pulses of laser light, they were able... more
Phase-change materials from smartphones may lead to higher data storage, energy efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Phase-change materials that are used in the latest generation of smartphones could lead to higher storage capability and more energy efficiency. Data is recorded... more
Massive superflares have been seen erupting from stars like the sun  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Older stars, like the sun, can still send out massive bursts of energy that can be seen from light-years away. more
NASA's Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh... more
Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into... more
Exercise may have different effects in the morning and evening  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have learned that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. In mice they demonstrate that exercise in the morning... more
Body composition could influence energy spent standing versus sitting, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A person’s body composition could influence the difference between the amount of energy they spend while sitting versus standing, according to new research published in the... more
Enhanced human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip performs in vivo-like drug and antibody transport  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Like airport security barriers that either clear authorized travelers or block unauthorized travelers and their luggage from accessing central operation areas, the blood-brain-barrier (BBB)... more
US Energy Dept blocks participation in China's 'Thousand Talents' program  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The US Department of Energy has moved to block its scientists from participating in China's controversial "Thousand Talents" program in order to protect US competitive strengths and national... more
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows that the sun could experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare sometime in the next several thousand years. more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Energy is transferred through the structure in a way that boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
Body composition shown to affect energy spent standing versus sitting  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A person's body composition could influence the difference between the amount of energy they spend while sitting versus standing, according to new research. more
Researchers develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries  nanowerk · 1 week
The new anode could help create a safer high energy lithium metal battery. more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  nanowerk · 1 week
A stepwise transfer of energy through the different components of the nanostructure boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach, with EPSRC-funded research at Imperial College... more
Binary solvent mixture boosting high efficiency of polymer solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tremendous progress of organic solar cells (OSCs) has been exemplified by the use of non-fullerene electron acceptors (NFAs) in the past few years. Compared with fullerene derivative acceptors,... more
Energy use climbs with age and temperature, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research links two of the biggest drivers of global change today: the population's rapid aging and the planet's rising heat. more
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a... more
Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not... more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To absorb incoming sunlight, plants and certain kinds of bacteria rely on a light-harvesting protein complex containing molecules called chromophores. This complex funnels solar energy to the photosynthetic reaction center, where it is converted into chemical... more
Scientists achieve first observation of three-dimensional quantum Hall effect  nanowerk · 1 week
In this study, researchers discovered that the carrier density wave induced by electron-electron interaction is the key factor for the appearance of 3D quantum Hall effect. Electrons in such a... more
Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Facebook is making its first direct investment in renewable energy with a solar project in West Texas more
Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such facilities. more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Biorefinery technology uses biomass as a feedstock and converts it to energy and other beneficial byproducts. It is drawing attention as an eco-friendly and sustainable technology to prepare for depletion... more
New technology will significantly enhance energy harvest from PV modules  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world is inevitably moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Sustainability of the environment requires changes in the current way of life and introduction of new, more sustainable... more
Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A key obstacle to controlling on Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars is leakage of energy and particles from plasma, the hot, charged state of... more
Emissions rose an 'unsustainable' 2% in 2018: study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global carbon emissions grew by 2.0 percent last year, the highest rate since 2010-2011, a closely-watched review by energy giant BP said Tuesday, calling the trend "unsustainable". more
Preparing scientific applications for exascale computing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Exascale computers are soon expected to debut, including Frontier at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and Aurora at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), both DOE Office of Science... more
How NASA prepares spacecraft for the harsh radiation of space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a small, square room walled by four feet of concrete, the air smells as if a lightning storm just passed through—crisp and acrid, like cleaning supplies. Outside,... more
Our Aging Sun Is Still Capable of Unleashing 'Superflares.' Should We Worry?  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The mature sun may still be prone to temper tantrums. A new study suggests that older stars like the sun can produce superflares —... more
Shape memory alloy technology leads to energy-efficient CubeSat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of University of North Texas College of Engineering seniors have created an energy efficient system for controlling solar panels on CubeSats using a nickel-titanium shape memory alloy. more
How cryptocurrency discussions spread  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A rapidly increasing percentage of the world's population is connected to the global information environment. At the same time, the information environment is enabling social interactions that are radically changing how and at what rate information spreads. As part of... more
What if dark matter is lighter? Report calls for small experiments to broaden the hunt  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Theorized dark matter particles haven't yet shown up where scientists had expected them. So researchers are now designing... more
Hamsters take cues from decreasing day length to prepare for the long winter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analysis of the first fully-sequenced genome of the Siberian hamster shows how these small, seasonal breeders adapt their bodies and energy usage... more
Clarifying the economic value of adjusting power consumption  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the output of renewable energy such as photovoltaic generation tends to fluctuate, the power system can be viewed as a large-scale complex system with uncertainty. To stabilize the balance of supply... more
Engineers use graph networks to accurately predict properties of molecules and crystals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nanoengineers have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals. The models can enable researchers to rapidly... more
Engineers use graph networks to accurately predict properties of molecules and crystals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new deep learning models that can accurately predict the properties of molecules and crystals.... more
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world's largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar... more
What's your poison? Scrupulous scorpions tailor venom to target  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Replenishing venom takes time and energy -- so it pays to be stingy with stings. According to researchers scorpions adapt their bodies, their behavior and even the composition of their... more
Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach could lead to energy savings for mass producers of power... more
New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. more
New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can... more
Scientists Just Found the Limits to Human Endurance  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Endurance athletes are fueled by a seemingly inexhaustible energy. But is it really inexhaustible? more
Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The approach, published in the journal Applied Physics Express, improves... more
Total gears up for North Sea gas hunt  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Deep beneath the cold waters of the North Sea lies what French energy giant Total hopes will help feed Britain's voracious appetite for gas. more
Modelling reveals new insight into the electrical conductivity of ionic liquids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A collaborative investigation has revealed new insight into how room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) conduct electricity, which may have a great potential impact for the future... more
50 years ago, scientists wanted to build solar panels on the moon  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
In 1969, scientists proposed building solar panels on the moon to convert the sun’s energy into electricity that can be used on Earth. more
Why providing the necessary energy to end poverty need not cost the Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Providing access to energy—vital for a decent standard of living and ending poverty—can be done in a way that is sustainable for... more
Gas surges globally as green groups cry foul  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
2018 was a "golden year" for natural gas with demand surging worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Friday, prompting concern from environmental groups over the climate impact of the world's new... more
Bloomberg pledges $500m to clean energy in 'fight of our time'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
US billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he will spend half a billion dollars in the "fight of our time" to move the US away from carbon... more
Scientists create new class of two-dimensional materials  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Fabrication of ultrathin perovskite oxides down to the monolayer limit could help unlock new quantum computing and energy technologies. more
A backdoor in Optergy tech could remotely shut down a smart building ‘with one click’  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Homeland Security has given the maximum severity score for a vulnerability in a popular smart building automation system.... more
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have proposed combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store... more
Creating new molecular sieves  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Molecular sieves are useful in many industrial processes, especially in the chemical and energy sectors. They could be used to remove contaminants from water and have received attention for potential applications in aerospace, rail transportation, automobile manufacturing and more, but... more
A ‘backdoor’ in Optergy smart building tech gets maximum severity score  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Homeland Security has given the maximum severity score for a vulnerability in a popular smart building automation system. Optergy’s Proton allows building owners and managers to... more
Researchers uncover a new obstacle to effective accelerator beams  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High-energy ion beams—laser-like beams of atomic particles fired through accelerators—have applications that range from inertial confinement fusion to the production of superhot extreme states of matter that are thought to... more
Social interactions impact climate change predictions, study reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Something as simple as chatting with your neighbours about their new energy-efficient home renovations can affect wider climate change predictions, a new University of Guelph study reveals. more
Pistons are muscling up  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new way to design pistons that replaces their conventional rigid elements with a mechanism using compressible structures inside a membrane made of soft materials. The resulting 'tension pistons' generate more than three times the force of... more
The limits on human endurance, and a new type of LED  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cheap and easy to make, perovskite minerals have become the wonder material of solar energy. Now, scientists are turning from using perovskites to capture light to... more
A complete set of energy level positions of all primary metal-halide perovskites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Metal-halide perovskites form a popular class of materials with intriguing optoelectronic properties. A fundamental understanding of the variations in the energy levels positions, as... more
Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l'Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster... more
GE lost billions by 'misjudging' renewables: report  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Investors in General Electric, once one of the world's most valuable companies, lost tens of billions of dollars after the Paris climate deal as it failed to adapt to the pace of the green... more
How a giant 'thermos bottle' will help in understanding antimatter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the big questions physicists are trying to answer is what happened to all the antimatter in our universe. The universe was born out of a hot... more
Beyond Queen's stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research
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Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
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Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
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How cryptocurrency discussions spread
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Computex 2019: AMD, Intel, Asus Bring the Energy Back to PCs and Hardware
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Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power
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Flexible generators turn movement into energy
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Radiation damage lowers melting point of potential fusion reactor material
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Team develops highly flexible high-energy textile lithium battery for wearable electronics
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New energy efficient buildings aren't enough, experts say — we have to retrofit the old ones, too
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Cooling wood: Engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling
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Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material
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