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June 26, 2016
Measuring Planck's constant, NIST's watt balance brings world closer to new kilogram
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 24, 2016
In a secure vault in the suburbs of Paris, an egg-sized cylinder of metal sits in a climate-controlled room under three glass bell jars. It is the mass against which all other masses in the world are measured - by definition the quintessential kilogram. Yet the so-called "Le Grand K" may soon be deposed from the standard-setting throne it has held for the last 127 years. Efforts are afoot in the scientific community to define mass using a fundamental constant of nature instead - a value that in th ... read more

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Chip makes parallel programs run faster with less code
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips' performance improvements have come from the addition of processing units known as cores. In theory, a program on a 64-core m ... more

Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway
When physicists Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller discovered the first high-temperature superconductors in 1986, it didn't take much imagination to envision the potential technological benefits of ha ... more

AMA Report Affirms Human Health And Environmental Impacts From LEDS
A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment cause ... more


New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism
Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala ... more


Finessing Miniaturized Magnetics into the Microelectronics Mix
A newly-announced DARPA program is betting that unprecedented on-chip integration of workhorse electronic components, such as transistors and capacitors, with less-familiar magnetic components with ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications
DNA may be the blueprint of life, but it's also a molecule made from just a few simple chemical building blocks. Among its properties is the ability to conduct an electrical charge, making one of th ... more

Unveiling the distinctive features of a promising industrial microorganism
Clostridium tyrobutyricum, a Gram-positive, anaerobic spore-forming bacterium, is considered a promising industrial host strain for the production of various chemicals including butyric acid which h ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil

White House to defend fracking authority

Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes

10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing

Federal coal report is propaganda, House Republican says

Active volcanoes get quiet before they erupt

Cambodia deports 25 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China: police


Sweden's 100 percent carbon-free emissions challenge
The Swedish power supply is largely free of carbon emissions. Indeed, it is mainly based on a combination of hydroelectric and nuclear power combined with power exchange with neighbouring Scandinavi ... more

Putin: Russia, China to Step Up Nuclear Energy Cooperation
Russia wants to expand nuclear cooperation with China, including by enhancing scientific and technical work in the nuclear industry, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Xi ... more

India to send atomic experts to Namibia
Namibia's President Hage Geingob and the visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee agreed in principle Thursday that India should send technical atomic energy experts to help with issues affecting ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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Increase In U.S. Rig Count Will Not Cap Oil Prices
The impact of rising oil prices on North American light tight oil (LTO) production is said to be a "Catch 22", the title of Joseph Heller's popular 1961 novel set in WWII. The premise was you could ... more

Christo artwork a 'waste of public money': watchdog
An Italian consumer group said Saturday it suspected artist Christo's popular floating walkway on a lake had involved an unreasonable waste of public money. ... more
Space News from
China launches new carrier rocket: state media

Hundreds Of Events Worldwide Scheduled For Asteroid Day 2016

NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars

Pluto's Subsurface Ocean Likely Exists Today

Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to "Faint Young Sun Paradox"

First "Wind Nebula" Found Around a Magnetar

Successful first observations of galactic center with GRAVITY


More wind power added to French grid
A French energy company said Friday it commissioned one of the most powerful wind farms of its kind in the country, equipped with "stealth" technology. ... more

Scientists consider building cities of the future out of bone
Researchers at Cambridge University are considering the potential of more sustainable building materials - the materials that will build the next generation of cities. One possible solution: synthetic bone. ... more

Tanzania debris to be checked for MH370 link
A piece of aircraft debris found off the coast of Tanzania will be examined to see whether it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian officials said Friday. ... more

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry
India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India's bid to join. ... more

Taiwan cabin crew end strike after China Airlines concessions
Taiwan's first ever strike by cabin crew, which left 20,000 passengers without flights, ended Friday after China Airlines bowed to almost all of staff's demands. ... more


S. Korea mulls law to keep office out of the home
Hyper-wired South Korea is considering legislation that would ban bosses from bothering their staff at home, after growing complaints about the country's already onerous work-life imbalance. ... more

China-backed AIIB approves first loans
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first four loans totalling over half a billion dollars, it announced Friday, as it joined forces with putative rivals to finance projects across Asia. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Missile test could give N. Korea ICBM by 2020: US think-tank

Testing Confirms Intelsat EpicNG Delivers a Whole New Ballgame

Washington hopes to wrap up anti-missile deal with SKorea

Raytheon upgrading Kuwait's Patriot air defense system

US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights

N. Korea rejects UN rebuke, warns tensions 'uncontrollable'

Brexit a possible boon for China, say analysts

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World Bank: Uganda could get rich on oil


Investigations ongoing in latest California oil spill


Sky falls on oil, world markets, on Brexit


British oil industry calls for unity post-EU


Canada reacting to oil downturn


Solar cells for greener and safer energies


Beamreach Solar launches with lightweight System for commercial roofs


Solar plane completes first-ever Atlantic flight


VW to pay $10 bn in US over emissions scandal: source


China banks write off $300 billion in bad loans: official

Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

How China can ramp up wind power

Digital Cameras Adapt for Sports and Study

A new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasers

Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to be shut down

US commerce secretary warns of 'digital protectionism'

Imec demonstrates bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality

California nuclear power coming to an end

Momentum for solar-diesel hybrid microgrids in the Zambian mining industry

Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe

Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates

LG Chem's New High Voltage Batteries Now Compatible With Solaredge Storedge

A new form of hybrid photodetectors with quantum dots and graphene

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement

Let there be light

Circuit technology that resolves issues with high-frequency piezoelectric resonators

MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite to launch June 24

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