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December 20, 2014
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 17, 2014
What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the "wonder material" graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy storage unit and electron/ion transfer networks? An extremely promising electrode structure design for rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries. Lithium-sulfur batteries are of great commercial interest because they boast theoretical specific energy densities considerably greater than those of their already-well-established cousin, lithium ion batteries. ... read more
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Choreography of an electron pair
Physicists are continuously advancing the control they can exert over matter. A German-Spanish team working with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg has now b ... more

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at UC Berkeley. "There are various pulse oximeters alr ... more

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters
Being part of the mining area Herrerias in Andalusia, deep waters of Pit Lake Guadiana show extremely high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2). In the case of a spontaneous ebullition, h ... more


Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough
To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could ... more


Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity
Cuprates are materials with great promise for achieving superconductivity at higher temperatures (-120oC). This could mean low-cost electricity without energy loss. Intense research has focused on u ... more
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Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice Universit ... more

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip
For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, Stanford engineers add a fourth word - taller. At a conference in San Francisco, a Stanford team will reveal how to b ... more
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North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened

Migrating 'supraglacial' lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

Clearing rainforests distorts wind and water, packs climate wallop beyond carbon

Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD


Switching to spintronics
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Corn ... more

Germanium comes home to Purdue for semiconductor milestone
A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 - the purified germanium semiconductor - and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new ger ... more

Switching to vehicles powered by electricity from renewables could save lives
Driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce the resulting deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. This finding comes from a new life cycle analysi ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity. The work, whic ... more

Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants
Belgium's government announced Thursday plans to extend the service life of two nuclear reactors due to be shut down next year as the country faces the risk of electricity shortages. ... more
Space News from
NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

SpaceX delays resupply flight to ISS

Preparing for an asteroid strike

Satellite firm Stevenson Astrosat moves into spacecraft systems

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

Opportunity drives on in no-flash mode


Oil spill closes Enbridge line in Saskatchewan
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge said it shut down a pipeline in Saskatchewan after more than 1,000 barrels of oil were spilled. ... more

Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name
An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth. And in ... more

BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree
Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation has finalised an order for two more Boeing 737 jets, adding to the 80 it placed orders for earlier this year to meet booming Asian travel, the two firms said Friday. ... more

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row
The World Trade Organization strengthened its support Thursday for China in a final ruling in a dispute over punitive duties imposed by the United States on a range of Chinese products. ... more

Nature fires back at EIA shale gas critique
The journal Nature stands by the accuracy of a feature questioning the longevity of the growth in U.S. shale natural gas, the features editor said Thursday. ... more

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Apple co-founder Wozniak skeptical on smartwatches, Google Glass
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. ... more

Chevron halts effort to explore Beaufort
Chevron has suspended plans for Arctic exploration offshore Canada due in part to uncertainty following the drop in oil prices, the company told regulators this week. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon


Oil markets climb along with global stock indices


Marathon trims capital programs for 2015


UN sends team to clean up Bangladesh oil spill


Italy arrest 18 over China bank transfers via British company


Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety


US officials see progress in China trade talks


Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey


Hackers trick way into ICANN computers


Honda to recall almost 570,000 vehicles in China


Canada court orders Apple to hand over iPhone documents

After Google, Dutch privacy watchdog probes Facebook

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products

India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India

Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy

Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays

China signs Balkan bullet train deal to drive Europe trade

Approval of a PV Project Development in Mexico

Dynamic Solar Solutions Installs Kyocera PV Modules At Puerto Rican site

EasySolar to reduce soft costs of solar through its new designing tool

Nuclear Waste Poses Environmental Risk in Washington State

Panama makes climate splash with wind energy

Five countries vie for S.Africa nuclear build

Solar Permitting Guidebook Offers Local Governments Strategies

Year-End rush in China pushes Asia-Pacific PV market record levels

NREL compares varied State based solar policies

China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe

New tracers can identify coal ash contamination in water

Greenpeace fined over Spain nuclear protest: court

Control on shape of light particles opens the way to 'quantum internet'

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