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August 29, 2016
FSU chemistry professor explores outer regions of periodic table
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Aug 29, 2016
A little known - and difficult to obtain - element on the fringes of the periodic table is broadening our fundamental understanding of chemistry. In the latest edition of the journal Science, Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt captures the fundamental chemistry of the element berkelium, or Bk on the periodic table. "What this really gives us is an understanding of how chemistry is changing late in the table," Albrecht-Schmitt said. "The purpose is to understand the underlyi ... read more

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Chemists develop possible cheap battery for grid energy storage
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from ... more

A new route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films
Researchers discovered a procedure to restore defective graphene oxide structures that cause the material to display low carrier mobility. By applying a high-temperature reduction treatment in an et ... more

Why an uncanny crystal change could laser design
Laser applications may benefit from crystal research by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China's Shandong University. They have discovered a potential way ... more


A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas
The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip. One of the barri ... more


Biofuels could increase rather than decrease C02 emissions
A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral. Contrary to popular belief, the h ... more

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

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Where does AlphaGo go
On March 15, 2016, Lee Sodol, an 18-time world champion of the ancient Chinese board game of Go, was defeated by AlphaGo, a computer program. The event is one of the most historic in the field of ar ... more

An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy
How can we store solar energy for period when the sun doesn't shine? One solution is to convert it into hydrogen through water electrolysis. The idea is to use the electrical current produced by a s ... more
24/7 News Coverage
By mid-century, more Antarctic snowfall may help offset sea-level rise

Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise

Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

Five beachgoers die in Britain on hottest day of year

Cameroon must halt rubber plantation project: Greenpeace

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas

Myanmar's peacock: a national symbol dying off in the wild


Biofuels not as 'green' as many think
Statements about biofuels being carbon neutral should be taken with a grain of salt. This is according to researchers at the University of Michigan Energy Institute after completing a retrospective, ... more

VW pressed by US judge and dealerships in "dieselgate"
Volkswagen on Thursday reached an agreement to compensate US car dealers for the effects of an emissions cheating scandal as pressure rose for it to fix rigged three-liter diesel engines already on the road. ... more

Singapore trials driverless taxis in world first
The world's first driverless taxis went into operation on Thursday in Singapore in a limited public trial, beating giants like Uber in the race to roll out the revolutionary technology. ... more
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Canada PM Trudeau to mount charm offensive in China: officials
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will tour the Great Wall, shoot hoops with retired basketball star Yao Ming and meet with women entrepreneurs when he travels to China next week to bolster trade and diplomatic ties, his office said Friday. ... more

NATO in favor of political moves in oil-rich Libya
NATO allies expressed support for political movements in oil-rich Libya, which they said are vital steps in ensuring peace in the war-torn country. ... more
Space News from
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Mars 2020 Rover Mission

SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific

Scientists Discover A 'Dark' Milky Way

Jupiter's Extended Family? A Billion or More

China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base

Intelsat 33e, the Second Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Launched into Orbit

Russian Carrier Rocket for Sea Launches Will Replace Ukraine's Zenit


British oil production up from last year
The British government reported total first quarter production of natural reserves increased at the same time the country relied less on foreign imports. ... more

Modest interest in latest Gulf of Mexico lease
Despite tough industry conditions, bidding that emerged in the latest lease shows the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remains good energy acreage, the government said. ... more

Russian oil company posts production gains
Thanks in part to Arctic oil, total production of oil and gas reserves are 10 percent higher than last year, Russian oil company Gazprom Neft said. ... more

Low oil prices a win for consumers
The increase in U.S. oil production that helped push crude oil prices lower may have hurt the industry, but that's offset by consumer benefits, the API said. ... more

EIA: OPEC oil revenue down nearly 50 percent
Net revenue for members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries from oil dropped nearly 50 percent year-on-year, U.S. analysis found. ... more


Norway hopes to squeeze more out of North Sea
The Norwegian government said it consented to the use of a drilling platform in the North Sea in order to squeeze the remaining resources out of the area. ... more

Aluminium giant Rusal reports 70% net profit plunge
Russian aluminium giant Rusal said Thursday net profit fell 70 percent in the first half of 2016, as weaknesses in global commodities markets keeps prices depressed. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: experts

N. Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'

China Communist party expels 'insatiable' statistics chief

N. Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

Japan holds live fire drills at Mt Fuji

Russia launches large snap military drills

Australian minister says French submarine leak 'embarrassing'

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Iran's oil minister defends market share


2017 will be clearer, offshore drilling company says


API: U.S. gas a strategic asset


Dakota Access Pipeline poses an 'existential' threat


CNOOC reports $1.16 bn net loss


New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials


Chinese sci-fi prepares to master the universe


Silicon nanoparticles trained to juggle light


The first autonomous, entirely soft robot


Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road

Giving eCar drivers more miles per minute of charging

Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds

Battery you can swallow could enable future ingestible medical devices

China opens longest glass bottom bridge in world

Australia to study drift of MH370 debris

Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

Deal puts Microsoft apps on Lenovo smartphones

New Zealand steering committee to push EVs

French state, EDF strike deal to close nuclear plant

Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

Bubble-wrapped sponge creates steam using sunlight

Fungi recycle rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Russia Unique in Being Able to Use Fast Breeder Reactors in Nuclear Industry

How cars could meet future emissions standards: Focus on cold starts

Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End

Scientists have created a ceramic, resistant to extreme temperatures

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

NASA's Juno to Soar Closest to Jupiter This Saturday

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