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July 29, 2016
New material could advance superconductivity
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 29, 2016
Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. A metallic state of hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for superconductors, materials that have no resistance to the flow of electrons, which increases electricity transfer efficiency many times over. For the first time researchers, led by Carnegie's Viktor Struzhkin, have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter ... read more

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Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law
Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a study published (July 28, 2016) by the journal Science, the optics advancement could b ... more

NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device
It looks like a small piece of transparent film with tiny engravings on it, and is flexible enough to be bent into a tube. Yet, this piece of "smart" plastic demonstrates excellent performance in te ... more

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites
Adapting an old trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of researchers at MIT has found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers t ... more


Solar panels blaze at water park in Taiwan heatwave
More than 1,200 people were evacuated from a Taiwan water park after solar panels caught fire in the midst of a heatwave that has seen record power consumption as the island struggles to keep cool. ... more


Researchers printed energy-producing photographs
Solar cells have been manufactured already for a long from inexpensive materials with different printing techniques. Especially organic solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells are suitable for pr ... more

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

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Scientists create new thin material that mimics cell membranes
Materials scientists have created a new material that performs like a cell membrane found in nature. Such a material has long been sought for applications as varied as water purification and drug de ... more

Physicist offers leading theory about mysterious Large Hadron Collider excess
In December of last year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced startling results hinting at the existence of an undiscovered subatomic particle - one with a mass six times hea ... more
24/7 News Coverage
CO2 can be stored underground for 10 times the length needed to avoid climatic impact

Effects of past tropical deforestation will be felt for years to come

Europe backing 'limitless' energy project in France

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Reducing carbon emissions using waste marble powder


Scientists harness CO2 to consolidate biofuel production process
Carbon dioxide has emerged as a secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel production process. The innova ... more

France's EDF faces crunch vote on British nuclear plan
The board of energy giant EDF votes Thursday on a hugely controversial project to build a nuclear power station in Britain which critics say could bankrupt the French utility. ... more

China legalises ridesharing services
China on Thursday announced new rules governing ridesharing services, making clear for the first time that they are now legal in a giant market where US-based Uber is at loggerheads with local rival Didi Chuxing. ... more
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Toyota falls behind VW in world's biggest automaker race
Toyota is in danger of losing its crown as the world's biggest automaker this year as sales fall behind those of German rival Volkswagen, new figures showed Thursday. ... more

Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone market
Samsung extended its lead in the global smartphone market over Apple in the second quarter, gaining from the launch of its updated flagship handsets, surveys showed Thursday. ... more
Space News from
Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks

Tile Bonding Begins for Orion's First Mission Atop Space Launch System Rocket

NASA's Next Planet Hunter Will Look Closer to Home

The preventive destruction

Astronomers Gain New Insight into Magnetic Field of Sun and its Kin

CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels

How comets are born


Apple says one billion iPhones have been sold
Apple announced Wednesday the sale of its billionth iPhone, a milestone for the company as it seeks to keep momentum in a competitive smartphone market. ... more

Huge quarter for Facebook lifts shares
Facebook on Wednesday reported a huge quarterly profit jump fueled by strong growth in revenues and its global user base, powering shares higher for the top social network. ... more

Scientists grow dandelions to make rubber
Scientists have developed a dandelion strain with natural rubber in its roots. The summer weed that invades suburban lawns could be the next rubber tree. ... more

Shell focusing on 'lasting changes'
Lower crude oil prices continue to present problems for the industry and Shell is now focused on retooling efforts, the chief executive officer said. ... more

Texas crude oil production down from last year
Total crude oil production in Texas recorded nearly a 3 percent decline year-on-year for May, a state energy regulator reported. ... more


Oil prices moving lower on market sentiment
Crude oil prices searched for momentum in early Thursday trading amid uncertainty about the prospects for major energy market recovery. ... more

Husky coordinating with Saskatchewan oil spill response
Husky Energy said it has more than 400 people on the ground in Saskatchewan responding to an oil spill and committed itself to a transparent investigation. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Launches Atlas V Rocket With Spy Satellite - United Launch Alliance

Russia About to Drastically Boost Its Orbital Surveillance Capabilities

British MP in China propaganda video 'deeply concerned'

VSE reactivating mothballed frigates

Bell-Boeing gets $544 million Osprey contract modification

Five US troops wounded in Afghanistan: military

Turkey reshuffles military top brass in wake of coup

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Conoco sees production falter after Canadian fires


Baker Hughes: Only posting a 10 percent loss is good


Serendipitous observation may lead to more efficient solar cells and new gas sensors


Rosatom Plans to Develop 3D Printing for Nuclear Industry


Longer-lasting silicon-air battery breaks 1,000-hour ceiling


Peugeot-Citroen doubles net profit, eyes China growth


Apple talks services amid drop in iPhone sales, profit


Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power


An accelerated pipeline to open materials research


Garnet-type fast ionic conductor for all-solid-state lithium battery

Biggest Little Self-Assembling Protein Nanostructures Created

Hybrid Computers Set to Shine

Hess reports loss, but preformed better than last year

Mid-wavelength infrared to free up Internet bandwidth

VW gets preliminary approval for US emissions settlement

French state to pump 3 bn euros into EDF

Piccard: Swiss explorer forever seeking new heights

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future

Hey robot, shimmy like a centipede

India Continues to Push China to Support Its Nuclear Supply Group Bid

CleanFund to installers sell more solar to commercial building owners

Indian Scientists Go Nuclear to Provide Pure Water to Thirsty Sub-Continent

Russia's TVEL Makes First Batch of Fuel for New Nuclear-Powered Icebreakers

One of a Kind Nuclear Power Unit to be Connected to Electrical Grid

Russia Lays Down Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard

Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle

Martin Aircraft, Avwatch partner to market jetpack in U.S.

Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission

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