Energy
Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks.... more
Sustainable, solar-driven chemical manufacturing  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A team of researchers is working to upend energy-intensive, fossil fuel-dependent chemical manufacturing processes and replace them with sustainable, solar-driven reactions that rely on renewable feedstocks. The team recently designed a novel reactor that uses solar energy and plant waste... more
Keyhole threshold and morphology in laser melting revealed by ultrahigh-speed x-ray imaging  Science Magazine · 15 hours
We used ultrahigh-speed synchrotron x-ray imaging to quantify the phenomenon of vapor depressions (also known as keyholes) during laser melting of metals as practiced... more
How to freeze heat conduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
The thermoelectric effect can turn waste heat into electrical energy. To make use of it, special materials with unusual properties are required. A remarkable effect has now been demonstrated, which can explain the particularly low thermal conductivity of... more
Do alpha particle condensates exist in oxygen nuclei?  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Nuclei in their lowest energy states (ground state) are composed of neutrons and protons. Two protons and two neutrons in a nucleus can cluster together to form alpha particles. When the nucleus... more
How to freeze heat conduction  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Physicists have discovered a new effect, which makes it possible to create excellent thermal insulators which conduct electricity. Such materials can be used to convert waste heat into electrical energy. more
Simulated ocean mesoscale structures induce air-sea interaction  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The mesoscale activities (or mesoscale structures) in the ocean possess immense energy. Such structures (including oceanic fronts and eddies) can induce mesoscale air-sea interaction (MASI) and then greatly impact oceanic circulation. MASI is distinct... more
Supplying high-quality cancer-imaging isotopes  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Zirconium-89 is a radionuclide that's just right for cancer tumor imaging. When the isotope is combined with a tumor-seeking molecule, it lasts long enough in the body to find the tumor and to be imaged. Researchers developed a less labor... more
The need for minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
It's not news that rental homes are less energy efficient than other dwellings. Although energy efficiency pays dividends for an owner-occupier, landlords have little incentive to invest, as... more
Researchers design pacemaker powered by energy of heartbeats  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point... more
Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first times a commercially harvested species... more
Digital phase-locked loop achieves a power consumption of 0.265 mW  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed an advanced phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer that can drastically cut power consumption. This digital PLL could be an attractive building block for Bluetooth Low... more
[Editors' Choice] Anxious to lose weight  Science Magazine · 2 days
Anxiety leads to increased whole-body energy expenditure and thermogenesis in mice, preventing weight gain upon high-fat diet feeding. more
The holy grail of nanowire production  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have found a way to control and standardize the production of nanowires on silicon surfaces. This discovery could make it possible to grow nanowires on electronic platforms, with potential applications including the integration of nanolasers... more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point they have... more
Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon (update)  Windows Central · 2 days
Is this a hybrid weapon? Updated February 20, 2019: Respawn revealed the Havoc Energy assault rifle today. You can watch a lengthy trailer of the weapon below. This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned... more
Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane seeps  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia—one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been... more
Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A careful re-analysis of data taken at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The data have... more
More sustainable conversion of amino acids using light instead of with heat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ph.D. candidate Cecilia Bottecchia was one of the first to succeed in converting amino acids, which can be used for medication, with the help... more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have designed a pacemaker powered by the energy of heartbeats. The device was successfully tested in pigs, which have a similar physiology to humans. more
Powering a pacemaker with a patient's heartbeat  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Implantable pacemakers have without doubt altered modern medicine, saving countless lives by regulating heart rhythm. But they have one serious shortcoming: Their batteries last only five to 12 years, at which point they have... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and... more
These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon  TechCrunch · 2 days
The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems... more
Carbon taxes could create new winners and losers among countries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Although conventional wisdom suggests that poor countries are more likely to bear a disproportionate burden of a worldwide carbon tax on fossil fuels used for electricity and transportation,... more
Leviton’s new smart Load Center brings app control to your circuit breakers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Leviton has announced a new version of its Load Center breaker box for homes, and it’s adding an integrated Wi-Fi or Ethernet hub that... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution, study says  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study... more
Breakthrough in the search for graphene-based electronics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For 15 years, scientists have tried to exploit the "miracle material" graphene to produce nanoscale electronics. On paper, graphene should be great for just that: it is ultra-thin—only one atom thick and therefore two-dimensional,... more
High-energy X-ray bursts from low-energy plasma  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such... more
Study says attacks on infrastructure in Gaza and West Bank exact a human cost  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Israel's targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on... more
Climate-friendly labriculture depends on an energy revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. The new projections reveal that over the long term,... more
Observation of quantized heating in quantum matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Shaking a physical system typically heats it up, in the sense that the system continuously absorbs energy. When considering a circular shaking pattern, the amount of energy that is absorbed can potentially depend on... more
Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus... more
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere,... more
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant  MIT · 4 days
Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation. more
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere,... more
Using light-based method for production of pharmaceutical molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Photoelectrochemical cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. more
Add smarts to dumb appliances with up to 35% off Koogeek Smart Plugs  Windows Central · 4 days
Super simple devices that don't need an extra hub to make your dumb appliances smart. Koogeek is offering a couple of deals... more
Light-based production of drug-discovery molecules  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells are widely studied for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. They use photocathodes and photoanodes to "split" water into hydrogen and oxygen respectively. PEC cells can work under mild conditions with light, which... more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In our daily lives, we can find many examples of manipulation of reflected waves, such as mirrors, or reflective surfaces for sound that improve auditorium acoustics. When a wave impinges on a reflective surface... more
Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred... more
Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions  nanowerk · 6 days
New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction -- or even split energy into more than one. more
Where will the materials for our clean energy future come from?  THE VERGE · 7 days
More clean energy equals more demand for the materials that make those technologies possible.... more
Environmental noise found to enhance the transport of energy across a line of ions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Austria and Germany has shown that introducing environmental noise to a... more
Radio telescope gets upgrade at Brookhaven lab  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory's ongoing effort to... more
New molecular blueprint advances our understanding of photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex... more
New molecular blueprint advances our understanding of photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into... more
Buffett's firm tweaks stock portfolio, adds Suncor, Red Hat  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has taken a new stake in Canadian firm Suncor Energy and trimmed its massive Apple stake more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Data storage in magnetic media is very energy consuming. Novel materials could reduce the energy needed to control magnetic memories thus contributing to a smaller carbon footprint of the IT sector. Now an international team has observed at the HZB... more
Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global energy demand will surge by a third over the next two decades on advancing prosperity, but Indian demand growth will eclipse that of flagging giant China, Britain's... more
Chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters  Science Magazine · 1 week
Structural transformations in molecules and solids have generally been studied in isolation, whereas intermediate systems have eluded characterization. We show that a pair of cadmium sulfide (CdS) cluster isomers provides an advantageous experimental platform to study... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the... more
How energy efficiency delivers green dividends in red and blue states  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Green New Deal, a bundle of proposed policies that would combat climate change, create green jobs and address economic inequities, is eliciting the usual partisan... more
Scientists design fast, reversible bio-inspired catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For wind and sun power to become renewable energy mainstays, the energy they produce intermittently needs to be stored and retrieved efficiently. And that requires storing solar energy in chemical bonds until the energy is needed.... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  nanowerk · 1 week
A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the... more
Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make... more
Newly discovered design rules lead to better fuel cell catalyst  nanowerk · 1 week
Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach. more
North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources—tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels—that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions. more
North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Electricity-strapped North Korea explores ambitious alternative energy sources that could greatly reduce its reliance on imports and its vulnerability to sanctions more
In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers found that if a squirrel inherits territory from a male rather than a female, it will have about 1,300... more
High-performance quantum dot mode-locked laser on silicon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Ten years into the future. That's about how far an electrical and computer engineering professor and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. It's... more
Too close for comfort: Nanoparticles need some space to transfer energy  nanowerk · 1 week
Particle crowding interferes with moving energy efficiently along promising molecular chains. more
Engineers develop high-performance quantum dot mode-locked laser on silicon  nanowerk · 1 week
This future technology not only can massively increase the data transmission capacity of data centers, telecommunications companies and network hardware products to come, but do so with high stability, low... more
InSight prepares to take Mars' temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, or HP3, was successfully deployed on Feb. 12 about 3 feet (1 meter)... more
Polymers pave way for wider use of recycled tires in asphalt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Each year, about 27 million tires end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles, where they pose health and environmental hazards. These tires could get a second... more
More data, more land reclamation success  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
More than 2.4 million miles of energy pipelines crisscross the United States. If assembled end-to-end, they would circle the Earth almost 100 times! more
What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been... more
Heat pipes smash the mould in ceramics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Heat-pipe technology is fueling a new generation of low-energy, low-emissions kilns recasting Europe's world-leading ceramics industry into a model of sustainability. more
Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials. more
Organic particles modulate soot mixing in the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the atmosphere, individual soot particles emitted from human activities often encounter and combine with organic material, forming soot-containing particles. A research team led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's... more
LS2 report: The Proton Synchrotron’s magnets prepare for higher energies  CERN · 1 week
LS2 report: The Proton Synchrotron’s magnets prepare for higher energies Achintya Rao achintya Wed, 02/13/2019 -... more
Japan's Toshiba cuts profit outlook again  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Struggling Japanese engineering firm Toshiba lowered its profit forecasts Wednesday with rising costs weighing on its energy operations. more
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis—the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art... more
ORNL teams with Los Alamos, EPB to demonstrate next-generation grid security tech  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories has partnered with EPB, a Chattanooga utility and... more
Improving geothermal HVAC systems with mathematics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Sustainable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, such as those that harness low-enthalpy geothermal energy, are needed to reduce collective energy use and mitigate the continued effects of a warming climate. Researchers use asymptotic expansion techniques... more
Makani graduates to independent Alphabet company, bringing wind kites offshore with Shell  9to5Google · 1 week
In other energy-related developments today, Alphabet’s Makani energy kite project is graduating from the X Moonshot Factory. It is partnering with oil and gas giant... more
Pinnacle Engines develops efficient, low-emission gasoline engine using supercomputing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A more efficient car engine? That's the goal. An opposed-piston engine is more efficient than a traditional internal combustion engine. Pinnacle Engines is developing a multi-cylinder gasoline engine for automotive... more
Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast  TechCrunch · 1 week
As tech companies continue their race to control the smart home, a promising energy startup has raised a round of... more
Improving geothermal HVAC systems with mathematics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Extreme weather events, water shortages, and other consequences of climate change have challenged—and compromised—energy infrastructure around the world. Increased energy consumption is threatening the longevity of a dependable energy supply, and significant reductions to collective energy... more
Simple and low-cost crack-healing of ceramic-based composites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of researchers has demonstrated that cracks induced in composites consisting of alumina ceramics and titanium could be healed at room temperature, a world-first. This ceramic healing method permits crack-healing even in a... more
Connection between home energy efficiency and respiratory health in low-income homes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study finds people living in drafty homes in low-income, urban communities are at a higher risk of respiratory health issues. more
CTA prototype telescope, the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope, achieves first light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Less than a week after its inauguration on 17 January 2019, the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), successfully detected its first... more
Simple and low-cost crack-healing of ceramic-based composites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers at Osaka University demonstrated that cracks induced in composites consisting of alumina ( Al2O3) ceramics and titanium (Ti) as dispersed phase could be healed at room temperature, a world first.... more
Over-abundance of energy to cells could increase cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's well-known that obesity, diabetes and chronic inflammation are major risk factors for cancer. But just how cancer evolves in people with these diseases -- and why a healthy diet... more
Redox traits characterize the organization of global microbial communities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To a great extent, living organisms control the flows of matter and energy through the planet, and the study of their interactions is the goal of ecology. While the roles... more
Flags that generate energy from wind and sun  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power. more
Research sheds light on how motor enzyme can promote genome integrity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Approximately one per cent of each organism's genome encodes helicases. Helicases are mostly known as motor enzymes that can unwrap double-stranded DNA by use of energy. more
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