Energy
Energy flow in the nano range  SCIENCE DAILY · 48 minutes
It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed precisely. more
Wind turbine design and placement can mitigate negative effect on birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 48 minutes
Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, the rapid expansion... more
Creatine serves as a molecular battery to power killer T cells' fight against cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Creatine, the organic acid that is popularly taken as a supplement by athletes and bodybuilders, serves as a molecular battery... more
Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites  nanowerk · 1 day
vening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes... more
High density of genuine growth twins in electrodeposited aluminum  Science Magazine · 1 day
We demonstrate electrodeposition as a synthesis method for fabrication of Al coatings, up to 10 μm thick, containing a high density of genuine growth twins. This has not been expected... more
South Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
South Africa's government announced Friday that the country would increase its use of coal-fired energy, provoking outrage from climate groups. more
Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous... more
Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous... more
Origin and chemical makeup of Saturn's Moon Titan's dunes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers exposed acetylene ice -- a chemical that is used on Earth in welding torches and exists at Titan's equatorial regions -- at low temperatures to proxies of high-energy galactic... more
Energy flow in the nano range  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plants and bacteria can capture the energy of sunlight with light-harvesting antennas and transfer it to a reaction center. Transporting energy efficiently and in a targeted fashion in a minimum of space is also of interest... more
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The International Atomic Energy Agency and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where... more
Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The art of croissant making has inspired researchers to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. more
Energy flow in the nano range  nanowerk · 1 day
It is crucial for photovoltaics and other technical applications, how efficiently energy spreads in a small volume. With new methods, the path of energy in the nanometer range can now be followed precisely. more
Medipix: Two decades of turning technology into applications  CERN · 1 day
Medipix: Two decades of turning technology into applications achintya Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:11 (Image: CERN) How could microchips developed for... more
Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticle  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers have developed a method that allows for easy determination of the surface free energy of particles as a quantitative measure of... more
Scientists recalculate the optimum binding energy for heterogeneous catalysis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Determining the optimal binding energies for heterogeneous chemical reactions—usually meaning that the reactant is in the gas or liquid phase while the catalyst is a solid—is critical for many aspects... more
Breaking water molecules apart to generate clean fuel: Investigating a promising material  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In line with the increasing global concerns about the state of our planet, perfecting the technology for alternative energy generation has become a hot... more
Breaking water molecules apart to generate clean fuel: Investigating a promising material  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists investigated a material that uses sunlight for splitting water molecules (H2O) to obtain dihydrogen (H2). Since dihydrogen can be used as clean fuel,... more
Reducing open-circuit voltage loss in organic solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan report that organic solar cells (OSCs) with high mobility and highly crystalline donor (D) and acceptor (A) materials were able to reduce an open-circuit... more
Ultrafast particle interactions could make quantum information devices feasible  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Energy is information. Lengthening the time during which a system is capable of retaining energy before losing it to the local environment is a key goal for the development of... more
A highly alkaline-stable Co3O4@Co-MOF composite for high-performance electrochemical energy storage  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are formed via self-assembly of metal ions and organic linkers. Due to their superior properties, such as their large surface area, high porosity and structure... more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic,... more
Ultrafast particle interactions could help make quantum information devices feasible  nanowerk · 3 days
Research presents the detection of energy transfer from excited electrons to the crystal lattice on the femtosecond timescale. Knowledge could contribute to the development of materials that prolong... more
Study reveals how age affects perception of white LED light  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. Findings from a new study point to the need to... more
Urban SUVs driving huge growth in CO2 emissions: IEA  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The undying popularity of sport-utility vehicles has made them the second-biggest contributor to the growth of global CO2 emissions in recent years, just behind the power sector, the head of... more
Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four... more
How age affects perception of white LED light  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Although LEDs are increasingly used in low-energy lighting and displays, consumers sometimes find their light harsh or unpleasant. Findings from a new study point to the need to take age-related perception differences... more
Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As policymakers seek to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants through increases in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency or electrifying transportation, a key question arises: Which interventions provide... more
Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor and highlighted key consequences - essential information for policymakers shaping... more
Scientists closer to understanding nature of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With the help of a multitude of original developments, scientists hope to research the processes of birth and propagation of very-high-energy gamma rays, and in the future, to find mysterious... more
Scientists discover method to create and trap trions at room temperature  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Trions consist of three charged particles bound together by very weak bonding energy. Although trions can potentially carry more information than electrons in applications such as... more
Plant skeletons: Weighing the environmental impacts of a byproduct of biofuel combustion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a renewable resource, biomass presents an appealing alternative to fossil fuels for energy production. Burning plants, however, is not a completely clean process;... more
Dynamic pattern of Skyrmions observed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions form in certain magnetic materials, such as Cu2OSeO3. These skyrmions can be controlled by low-level electrical currents -- which could facilitate more energy-efficient data processing. Now a team has succeeded in developing... more
Calcium batteries: New electrolytes, enhanced properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. This lab-scale technology has the potential for replacing lithium-ion technology in future energy storage systems. Using the electrolytes available, however, it has been... more
Harnessing plasmonics for precision agriculture worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Maiken Mikkelsen wants to change the world by developing a small, inexpensive hyperspectral camera to enable worldwide precision farming practices that would significantly reduce water, energy, fertilizer and pesticide use while simultaneously increasing yields. While that... more
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 4 days
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Stretched photons recover lost interference  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it's stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky... more
Opening up the black box of heterogeneous catalysis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from ICIQ's López group present a new method that allows for the rational design of heterogeneous catalysts. After applying principal component analysis and regression (PCA) to the adsorption energies of 71... more
Mitochondria work much like Tesla battery packs, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For years, scientists assumed that mitochondria—the energy-generating centers of living cells—worked much like household batteries, generating energy from a chemical reaction inside a single chamber or cell. Now, UCLA researchers... more
Investing in love and affection pays off for species that mate for life  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The males of species that form long-lasting pair-bonds, like many birds, often continue to make elaborate displays of plumage, colors and dances... more
Highly sensitive method can 'track' fat metabolism  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks - including for the envelopes of living cells. more
A cheap, clean path to generate hydrogen in a commercial device  nanowerk · 5 days
Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the... more
Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a cheap... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in fat metabolism... more
Taking 2-D materials to the MAX  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Discovered by researchers at Drexel University as electrodes for energy applications, MXenes have become a research focus for KAUST. Husam Alshareef and his team specialize in creating nanomaterials for electronic and energy applications. They turn them... more
How preprocessing methods affect the conversion efficiency of biomass energy production  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research on energy production from biomass usually focuses on the amount of energy generated. But it is also important to consider how much energy goes into... more
Allosteric pathway selection in templated assembly  Science Magazine · 1 week
Assembling large numbers of molecular building blocks into functional nanostructures is no trivial task. It relies on guiding building blocks through complex energy landscapes shaped by synergistic and antagonistic supramolecular interactions. In nature, the use of... more
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to clean up environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Liquid metal catalysts show great promise for capturing carbon and cleaning up pollutants, requiring so little energy they can even be created in the kitchen. more
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to nanotechnology-enabled metallurgy  nanowerk · 1 week
Chemical engineers shine a light on the mysterious world of liquid metals and their role as catalysts to speed up chemical processes using low amounts of energy. more
Unlocking a 140-year-old secret in physics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Semiconductors are the basic building blocks of today's digital, electronic age, providing us a multitude of devices that benefit our modern life, including computer, smartphones and other mobile devices. Improvements in semiconductor functionality and performance are... more
One million euro Helsinki Energy Challenge in search for sustainable energy production  nanowerk · 1 week
Helsinki is preparing the international one million euro Helsinki Energy Challenge competition to find a solution for replacing coal in the most sustainable way... more
Physicists look to navigational 'rhumb lines' to study polymer's unique spindle structure  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From the intricate patterns of pollen grains to the logarithmic spirals of nautilus shells, biology is full of complex patterns, shapes, and geometries. Many... more
New study shows how immune cells process and use energy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For years, scientists have used cells grown in petri dishes to study the metabolic processes that fuel the immune system. But a new report in Immunity suggests looking... more
When studying immune cells, environment matters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For years, scientists have used cells grown in petri dishes to study the metabolic processes that fuel the immune system. But a new report suggests looking outside the dish and into living organisms gives a drastically... more
Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A reactor produces pure hydrogen peroxide solutions from water, air and energy. more
Grand challenges in the science of wind energy  Science Magazine · 1 week
Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to... more
Synergistic sorbent separation for one-step ethylene purification from a four-component mixture  Science Magazine · 1 week
Purification of ethylene (C2H4), the largest-volume product of the chemical industry, currently involves energy-intensive processes such as chemisorption (CO2 removal), catalytic hydrogenation (C2H2 conversion), and cryogenic... more
Physics researchers explore unknown energy regions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists are using photon-proton collisions to capture particles in an unexplored energy region, yielding new insights into the matter that binds parts of the nucleus together. more
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As a result of industrialization, the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has increased continuously over the past 100 years, which is... more
Watching energy transport through biomimetic nanotubes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have investigated a simple biomimetic light-harvesting system using advanced spectroscopy combined with a microfluidic platform. The double-walled nanotubes work very efficiently at low light intensities, while they are able to get rid of excess energy... more
Watching energy transport through biomimetic nanotubes  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have investigated a simple biomimetic light-harvesting system using advanced spectroscopy combined with a microfluidic platform. The double-walled nanotubes work very efficiently at low light intensities, while they are able to get rid of excess energy... more
Watching energy transport through biomimetic nanotubes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the University of Würzburg (Germany) have investigated a simple biomimetic light-harvesting system using advanced spectroscopy combined with a microfluidic platform. The double-walled nanotubes work very efficiently at... more
Modelling ion beam therapy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hadron beam therapy, which is often used to treat solid tumours, involves irradiating a tumour with a beam of high-energy charged particles, most often protons; these transfer their energy to the tumour cells, destroying them. It is important to understand... more
What does climate science tell us about monster storms like Hurricane Michael?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the record-hot Florida fall of 2018, Hurricane Michael was rabid with hidden energy absorbed from a Gulf of Mexico 4 to 6 degrees... more
Trash to treasure: Scientists convert municipal waste to biofuel precursors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the need for energy security grows, scientists are investigating nonfood biomass sources that can be used to create valuable biofuels and bioproducts. Among these sources is municipal... more
Scientists design graphene filter to purify methane from biogas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UNSW researchers are using 'wonder material' graphene to generate sustainable energy in municipal wastewater treatment plants. more
Defects on the surface of catalysts determine their activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many technical processes, including chemical production, exhaust gas purification and the chemical storage of solar energy would not be possible without catalysts. In the chemical industry, the vast majority of... more
Physics researchers break new ground, explore unknown energy regions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Florida State University physicists are using photon-proton collisions to capture particles in an unexplored energy region, yielding new insights into the matter that binds parts of the nucleus together. more
Tests start at CERN for large-scale prototype of new technology to detect neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype, using a very promising technology called "dual phase." If... more
Scientists simplify lithium-sulfur battery production to meet future energy storage needs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Singapore scientists from NanoBio Lab (NBL) of A*STAR have developed a novel approach to prepare next-generation lithium-sulfur cathodes, which simplifies the typically time-consuming and complicated process... more
From cosmic rays to clouds  CERN · 1 week
From cosmic rays to clouds Ana Lopes abelchio Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:41 CERN’s colossal complex of accelerators is in the midst of a two-year shutdown for upgrade work. But that doesn’t mean all experiments at the Laboratory have... more
New insight into presynaptic distribution and profile of mitochondria in calyx of Held  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The ability to hear relies on neurons to constantly transmit information at very rapid timescales. This rapid rate of information transmission results... more
Graphene substrate improves the conductivity of carbon nanotube network  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Transparent conductive films (TCFs) have many applications in touch screens, organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. These applications need materials that are strong, energy efficient and stable, which is... more
These microbes 'eat' electrons for energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The human body is populated by a greater number of microbes than its own cells. These microbes survive using metabolic pathways that vary drastically from those of humans. more
Quickly designing a white LED  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The advent of the white light emitting diode (LED), which consists of a blue LED with a phosphor layer, greatly reduces the energy consumption for lighting. Despite the fast-growing market, white LEDs are still being designed with slow... more
German chemical industry sketches costly carbon-neutral path  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The industry federation of Germany's powerful chemical sector said Wednesday companies could achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but at a massive cost in financial and energy terms. more
Three win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three scientists on Wednesday were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contributions to the development of lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars,... more
Physics Nobel honors architect of modern cosmology, discoverers of other worlds  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Researchers found the first exoplanet around a sunlike star and laid the groundwork for a universe with dark matter and dark energy more
A simple way to control swarming molecular machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming... more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before it's wasted as heat. more
A simple way to control swarming molecular machines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming... more
In the Amazon, protected areas often lose out when the search for energy is on  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Addressing policy "blind spots" that allow energy production and mineral exploration to trump environmental protection could help improve... more
Physics Nobel honors the discovery of exoplanets and the evolution of the universe  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Researchers found the first exoplanet around a sun-like star and laid the groundwork for a universe with dark matter and dark energy more
A simple way to control swarming molecular machines  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming... more
Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers discover a new approach for capturing energy from light-generated, 'hot' electrons, avoiding wasteful heat loss. more
Modified quantum dots capture more energy from light and lose less to heat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have synthesized magnetically-doped quantum dots that capture the kinetic energy of electrons created by ultraviolet light before... more
Researchers determine how the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Onions, cabbage, garlic. While nutritious, eating these foods can lead to an embarrassing side effect: smelly flatulence. More than just smelly, hydrogen sulfide, the chemical compound... more
Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas. more
Matryoshka-inspired hierarchically structured triboelectric nanogenerators for wave energy harvesting  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Ocean wave energy is an abundant resource of clean energy. However, having been explored for decades, there is still lacking efficient and economical technologies to convert water wave energy into... more
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