Energy
Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business  TechCrunch · 4 hours
Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the energy side... more
Cleaner, cheaper ammonia: Cheaper fertilizer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Ammonia -- a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer -- can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. Researchers use readily available lab equipment, recyclable chemicals... more
The neurobiology of noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don't want to stop even though you know you've... more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
New research shows that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to antibiotics. The new knowledge... more
Veritable powerhouses—even without DNA  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred to as mitochondria, they normally have their own genetic material, in addition to that found in... more
Researchers create the first maps of two melatonin receptors essential for sleep  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps... more
Researchers dramatically clean up ammonia production and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Ammonia—a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer—can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. UTokyo researchers use readily... more
Energy-saving new LED phosphor  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
The human eye is particularly sensitive to green, but less sensitive to blue and red. Chemists have now developed a new red phosphor whose light is well perceived by the eye. This increases the light yield of white LEDs by... more
Scientists develop low-cost energy-efficient materials  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
An international team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" (NUST MISIS), Tianjin University (China), as well as from Japan and the United States, has developed new energy-efficient iron-based alloys which combine high mechanical... more
Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
In a joint collaboration, researchers from Denmark and Switzerland have shown that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when... more
Heterogeneous catalyst goes enzymatic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What if there were no tunnels in the Swiss Alps? Anyone trying to travel through them would have to go up and down hills and zigzag around the ranges. A lot more energy and time is saved by passing through... more
Watching molecules split in real time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using a new X-ray technique, a team of researchers was able to watch in real time as a molecule split apart into two new molecules. The method could be used to look at chemical reactions that... more
Thiazide use linked with reduced risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The use of thiazide diuretics was associated with a decreased risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease,... more
Scientists find an underground bacterium that could live on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tomsk State University microbiologists were the first in the world to isolate Desulforudis audaxviator from deep underground waters. Translated from Latin, its name means "a brave traveler". Scientists... more
Celebrate Earth Day with the four best smart thermostats for any budget  9to5Mac · 2 days
If we’re being honest, we’d all likely agree that a large majority of the smart home gadgets that we add to our homes are... more
New technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new method for safely prolonging battery life by inserting a nano-coating of boron nitride (BN) to stabilize solid electrolytes in lithium metal batteries. The team focused on solid, ceramic electrolytes, which show... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
New technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The grand challenge to improve energy storage and increase battery life, while ensuring safe operation, is becoming evermore critical as we become increasingly reliant on this energy source for everything from portable devices to electric vehicles.... more
From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage... more
Theory meets application: Machine learning techniques for geothermal exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering, began looking for practical applications to her machine learning research, partnering with Chris Marone, professor of geosciences, for his work on safe... more
Rewriting the textbook on fossil fuels: New technologies help unravel nature's methane recipes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have... more
Modified 'white graphene' for eco-friendly energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), together with colleagues from the United States and Germany, have found a way to obtain inexpensive catalysts from hexagonal boron nitride or "white graphene." The technology can be used in... more
Catalyst renders nerve agents harmless  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of scientists including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has studied a catalyst that decomposes nerve agents, eliminating their harmful and lethal effects. The research was published Friday, April 19, in... more
Building a printing press for new quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Checking out a stack of books from the library is as simple as searching the library's catalog and using unique call numbers to pull each book from their shelf locations. Using a... more
USC prof devises 'smart' building materials that move themselves with no motor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a licensed architect concerned about the environment, Doris Sung became fed up catering to clients wanting steel and glass buildings with no regard... more
Modified 'white graphene' for eco-friendly energy  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists found a way how to use 2D material for hydrogen energy. more
High performance solid-state sodium-ion battery  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers have now reported developing an organic cathode... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental... more
Dual-gradient enabled ultrafast biomimetic snapping of hydrogel materials  Science Magazine · 5 days
The design of materials that can mimic the complex yet fast actuation phenomena in nature is important but challenging. Herein, we present a new paradigm for designing responsive hydrogel sheets that can... more
Energy renormalization for coarse-graining polymers having different segmental structures  Science Magazine · 5 days
Multiscale coarse-grained (CG) modeling of soft materials, such as polymers, is currently an art form because CG models normally have significantly altered dynamics and thermodynamic properties compared to their atomistic... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 5 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially... more
Researchers report high performance solid-state sodium-ion battery  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023. They are used in numerous applications, because they offer relatively high... more
Better method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their previous... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists are applying deep learning -- a powerful new version of the machine learning form of artificial intelligence -- to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt... more
Americans' energy use surges despite climate change concern  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. more
Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more... more
'Induced' driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of self-driving  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation... more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers use GPS to track the timing and patterns of giant tortoise migration over multiple years. The tortoises often take the same migration routes over many years in... more
CEBAF turns on the charm  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The world's most advanced particle accelerator for investigating the quark structure of the atom's nucleus has just charmed physicists with a new capability. The production of charm quarks in J/ψ (J/psi) particles by CEBAF at the Department of... more
Demonstrating a weak topological insulator in bismuth iodide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Topological insulators are one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century. They can be simply described as materials that conduct electricity on their surface or edge, but are insulating in... more
Capturing energy flow in a plasma by measuring scattered light  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Whether studying the core of our sun or the inside of a fusion reactor, scientists need to determine how energy flows in plasma. Scientists use simulations to calculate... more
Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than... more
Striking a balance between climate action and social equality  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
At a referendum held in February, residents of Freiburg im Breisgau voted in favour of building a site in their city that will combine environmental and societal targets. The plan... more
Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster, more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world's premiere scientific... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Researchers develop new variant of Maxwell's demon at nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Maxwell's demon is a machine proposed by James Clerk Maxwell in 1897. The hypothetical machine would use thermal fluctuations to obtain energy, apparently violating the second principle of thermodynamics. Now,... more
3D printing complete energy storage architectures  nanowerk · 7 days
Researcher have demonstrated the first freestanding sodium-ion (full cell) battery formed entirely of components that have been fabricated via 3D printing. more
Researchers improve method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless... more
The Suv420h histone methyltransferases regulate PPAR-{gamma} and energy expenditure in response to environmental stimuli  Science Magazine · 1 week
Obesity and its associated metabolic abnormalities have become a global emergency with considerable morbidity and mortality. Epidemiologic and animal model... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  nanowerk · 1 week
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Two new studies, one on high-energy particles and the other on tidal forces, may bring into question the habitability of TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Need more energy storage? Just hit 'print'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a conductive ink made from a special type of material they discovered, called MXene, that was used by the researchers to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, which... more
Tailor-made materials with ultrafast connections  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Through magic twist angles and unique energy states, it is possible to design tailor-made, atomically thin materials that could be invaluable for future electronics. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Regensburg University in Germany have... more
Predicting electricity demands  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research published in the International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy shows how a neural network can be trained with a genetic algorithm to forecasting short-term demands on electricity load. Chawalit Jeenanunta and Darshana Abeyrathna of Thammasat University, in Thani,... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Scientists develop way to identify topological materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the decades since they were first theorized, scientists have suggested that the exotic properties of topological materials—that is, materials that maintain their electrical properties even in the face of radical temperature shifts or... more
Need more energy storage? Just hit 'print'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland, have created ink for an inkjet printer from a highly conductive type of two-dimensional material called MXene. Recent findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that... more
Need more energy storage? Just hit 'print'  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers produce conductive MXene ink to print micro-supercapacitors. more
Above-room-temperature antiferroelectric based on two-dimensional hybrid perovskite  nanowerk · 1 week
In a first, researchers constructed above-room-temperature antiferroelectric with high energy storage efficiency based on two-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite. more
Researchers Develop Snow-Based Energy Harvester  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of scientists from the United States, Canada, Egypt and Ireland has developed a snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that creates electricity from falling snow.... more
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physicists have discovered valuable information about how plasma flows at the edge inside doughnut-shaped fusion devices. The findings... more
Researchers explore energy-saving catalysts that operate at room temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NIST researchers have explored in unprecedented detail a new breed of catalysts that allow some chemical reactions, which normally require high heat, to proceed at room temperature. The energy-saving catalysts... more
Spinning new targets for accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bob Zwaska, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, was watching a contestant on the cooking show Chopped spin sugar for their dessert when he realized the same principle might be applicable to accelerator targets. more
Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key... more
Physicists improve understanding of heat and particle flow in the edge of a fusion device  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have discovered valuable information about... more
SLAC's high-speed 'electron camera' films molecular movie in HD  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With an extremely fast "electron camera" at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, researchers have made the first high-definition "movie" of ring-shaped molecules breaking open in response to... more
A next-generation triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) to realize constant current from electrostatic breakdown  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have dedicated intense work in recent years to convert environmental energy into electricity to meet the ongoing demands for a cleaner and more... more
Researchers look in detail at the interfaces in perovskite solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A collaboration led by ICIQ's Palomares group deepens the understanding of the impact that changing the materials in a perovskite solar cell has on its performance.... more
No more Hoover dams: Hydropowered countries suffer higher levels of poverty, corruption and debt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Countries relying on the world's biggest and most established source of renewable electricity have seen their poverty, corruption and debt... more
Video: The making of the largest 3-D map of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will mobilize 5,000 swiveling robots – each one pointing a thin strand of fiber-optic cable – to gather the light... more
Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows that, like leptin, growth hormone contributes directly to energy conservation when the body loses weight. more
Topgreener's discounted USB wall outlets add Wi-Fi for smart control  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Easy to setup and install! The 2-pack of Topgreener Smart Wi-Fi in-wall dual-USB outlets is down to $65.58 with code USBWF20T on Amazon. The Wi-Fi USB outlet is... more
Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil have discovered that growth hormone (GH), which stimulates skeletal... more
Calcium-looping reforming of methane realizes in situ CO2 utilization with improved energy efficiency  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Closing the anthropogenic carbon cycle is one important strategy to combat climate change, and requires the chemistry to effectively combine CO2 capture... more
Getting to the root of plant simulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new algorithm to bolster what once were static models of root dynamics, providing researchers a clearer picture of what's really happening beneath the soil. The work describes the dynamic root... more
Inner electrons behave differently in aromatic hydrocarbons  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists found that four hydrocarbon molecules, known for their internal ring structure, have a lower threshold for the release of excess energy than molecules without a similar ring structure, because one of their electrons... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Triboelectric nanogenerators for next-generation wearable health monitoring  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Dozens of nanotechnology research groups worldwide are working on the development of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations. The huge interest in TENGs stems from their ability to convert ambient mechanical... more
SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where radios fail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new type of pocket-sized antenna, developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don't work, such... more
New Model Accurately Predicts Harmful Space Weather  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting... more
The right polymers for the job  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One of the most promising clean energy technologies just got even better. Researchers have developed the most powerful, durable hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell components on record. more
Tesla still isn’t getting enough batteries from Panasonic  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The supply of batteries made by Panasonic is still the “fundamental constraint” on the production of Tesla products, the company... more
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows.... more
In mice, eliminating damaged mitochondria alleviates chronic inflammatory disease  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Inflammation is a balanced physiological response—the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and chronic diseases. To... more
Inner electrons behave differently in aromatic hydrocarbons  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an international research collaboration between Tsinghua University in Beijing and Sorbonne University in Paris, scientists found that four hydrocarbon molecules, known for their internal ring structure, have a lower threshold for the release... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers present the first hydrogen sensors ever to meet the future performance targets for use in hydrogen powered vehicles. more
New microscopy method provides more details about nanocomposites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a new microscopy approach for imaging gel nanocomposites in their natural state, which will reveal more useful information about their assembly... more
Scientists find self-healing catalyst for potential large-scale use in hydrogen production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers working within NCCR MARVEL have discovered a self-healing catalyst that can be used to release hydrogen through the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane. The catalyst,... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Scientists improve cycling performance of Al-based batteries with high areal density cathode  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are the dominant power source for portable electronics and electric vehicles. However, the relatively low theoretical capacity of the graphite anode... more
New device in Z machine measures power for nuclear fusion  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you're chasing the elusive goal of nuclear fusion and think you need a bigger reactor to do the job, you first might want to know precisely how... more
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NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Dark Energy Instrument's lenses see the night sky for the first time
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Team harnesses spin of electrons to power tech devices
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Tapping into 100-year supply of natural gas
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Scientists capture live, atomic-level detail of nanoparticle formation
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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery
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