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July 29, 2014
Magnets for fusion energy
Toki City, Japan (SPX) Jul 29, 2014
The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) in Japan, has achieved an electrical current of 100,000 amperes, which is by far the highest in the world, by using the new idea of assembling the state-of-the-art yttrium-based high-temperature superconducting tapes to fabricate a large-scale magnet conductor. NIFS is undertaking the development of a high-temperature superconducting coil that is appropriate for the fusion reactor magnet. ... read more
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Stanford team builds stable lithium anode
Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars. ... more

Layered 2D crystals might enable superconductors at high temps
An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow o ... more

Building 'invisible' materials with light
A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, suc ... more


Measuring the Smallest Magnets
Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size. The bouncing obviously creates enormous "background noise" that interferes with th ... more


Refrigerator magnets
The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons - quas ... more
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Greensmith will integrate 23mW of energy storage in 2014
Greensmith has announced it is on track to successfully integrate an additional 4 new battery types in 2014, bringing the company's total since inception to 12 using its battery-agnostic technology ... more

Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity
Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity - a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without cur ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events

New study confirms water vapor as global warming amplifier

Generating a Genome to Feed the World

Wisconsin mayfly swarm causes car accident

Climate experts estimate risk of rapid crop slowdown

Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change

Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles


Economic patriotism and U.S. corporate tax inversion
The recent mainstream media coverage of the potential relocation of American drugstore retail giant Walgreens to Europe, in order to pay corporate taxes at a lower rate and increase earnings, is just the latest in a frenetic wave of business activity involving U.S. based conglomerates and their respective foreign counterparts. ... more

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart
Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. ... more

Samsung delays Tizen smartphone sales launch
Samsung Electronics said Monday it would postpone the roll-out of its new smartphone based on Tizen, a home-grown operating system aimed at breaking away from Google's Android system. ... more
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Nissan quarterly profit soars on strong China demand
Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37 percent to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home. ... more

Chinese regulators visit Microsoft offices: Dow Jones
Officials from China's corporate regulator paid visits Monday to software giant Microsoft's offices in four cities in the country, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ... more
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Russian Bio-Satellite Back From The Dead

NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

China releases geoinformation industry plan

Bepicolombo Integration Testing Completed At Thales

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Amber Straughn - Drawn to the Skies


Australia approves huge India-backed mine
Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could ultimately provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned Monday it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef. ... more

Amazon launches 3D printing store
Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects. ... more

Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster
A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'buildin ... more

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semico ... more

Carbyne morphs when stretched
Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to Rice University scientists. Stretching the material known as ... more


Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells
A team of scientists from Taiwan has shown that adding CdS or CdSe quantum dots (QDs) to GaAs solar cells could increase their efficiency by nearly 25 percent. The results were reported in Nature la ... more

Canada lobs economic shot across Russian energy bow
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new sanctions targeting the Russian energy sector in response to the Kremlin's pressure on Ukraine. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Putin defiant in face of new EU arms sanctions

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study

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SES Awarded Hosted Payload Solutions ID/IQ Contract

RF detector for law enforcement, intel purposes in the wings

Ukraine army wrests control of part of MH17 crash site: rebels


Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind


Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards


Yingli Expands South American Footprit


Suniva Announces Second US Facility


Juwi Sells Vermont Plant To PSEG Solar Source


MIT Discusses Solar Powered Steam Generating Material


China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania


Ride-share service Lyft reaches deal with New York


China approves three private banks: regulator


Playstation and Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

Facebook profit story pushes shares to new high

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'

Diode laser strong enough to cut metal developed by former MIT scientists

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

South Africa jails rhino poacher for 77 years

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Technique simplifies the creation of high-tech crystals

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

Directly visualizing hydrogen bonds

Creating optical cables out of thin air

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Google offers big prize for small power box

Chinese billionaires criticised for giving Harvard $15m

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