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May 25, 2016
Graphene makes rubber more rubbery
Manchester UK (SPX) May 25, 2016
In an article published in Carbon, Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan and Dr Maria Iliut from Manchester have shown that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase both their strength and the elasticity by up to 50%. Thin rubber films are ubiquitous in daily life, used in everything from gloves to condoms. In their experiments, the scientists tested two kinds of rubbery materials - natural rubber, comprised of a material called polyisop ... read more

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The Lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima
Nuclear energy is a polarizing subject between politicians and scientists, versus environment protection activists and the victims of contamination events, with each having opposing views on whether ... more

Russia Ready to Propose ASEAN New Nuclear Electrical Power Plants - Putin
Russia is ready to offer the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nuclear electrical power plants of the next generation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. ASEAN comprise ... more

Discovery could energize development of longer-lasting batteries
A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, professor of ... more


Pakistan Applies for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership
Pakistan has applied to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), claiming it has the ability to adhere to the nuclear proliferation-reducing body's standards, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Frid ... more


Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems
Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems. Quantum physics defines the rules that govern the real ... more

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

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Expansion of Energy Efficiency at Affordable Housing in New York State
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the commitment of more than $27 million in funding to improve the energy efficiency of existing low- to moderate- ... more

VW dieselgate: US judge cites progress toward settlement
The San Francisco judge handling the possible trial of Volkswagen in the emissions cheating scandal said Tuesday that there had been "substantial progress" toward a final settlement. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Evolution Influenced By Temporary Microbes

In changing oceans, cephalopods are booming

Sun glitter reveals coastal waves

Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Crucial interaction between fire and mankind explored


Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing
Toyota and Volkswagen announced separate partnerships Tuesday with rideshare companies Uber and Gett, in the latest such moves by major carmakers. ... more

China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant
A Chinese state-owned company has signed a "preliminary" deal with Sudan to build the east African country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. ... more

Nuclear foes renew push to shut plant near Manhattan
Environmentalists urged US nuclear regulators Tuesday to shut down a nuclear plant near New York after inspections showed an unusually high number of degraded bolts in a reactor. ... more
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide
Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC

No recession for Texas, economist says
Even though oil prices remain far below their peaks from two years ago, the oil-rich state of Texas is not headed for recession, a state economist said. ... more

No luck for DNO onshore Oman
Norwegian energy company DNO said it was giving up on a program in Oman, which is among the largest oil producers outside of OPEC. ... more
Space News from
DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane

Potential Habitats for Early Life on Mars

Roscosmos Proposes International Team to Create Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket

Hunting for Dark Matter's "Hidden Valley

Science Instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Installed

OU astrophysicists detect most luminous diffuse gamma-ray emission from Arp 220

Arianespace continues the momentum for Europe's Galileo program on its latest Soyuz flight


Supply nervousness pulls oil prices higher
Supply-side constraints put renewed momentum behind a rally in crude oil prices for Tuesday even as some production returns to ease lingering concerns. ... more

Regional markets show variability for U.S. gasoline prices
Higher fuel production in the western United States and refinery issues in the Midwest make for two different retail scenarios, market analysis finds. ... more

Oil attacks in Nigeria's south hit power, water supply
Militant attacks in Nigeria's oil-producing south have caused water supplies to be turned off in the country's commercial hub and biggest city, Lagos, the state government said on Tuesday. ... more

IMF loan gives net win for oil-rich Iraq
Though a loan agreement with the IMF should help, Iraq will continue to face economic headwinds because of issues in the oil sector, Moody's said. ... more

Baseline sought for British fracking efforts
A British geological organization said it was working to set an environmental baseline to serve as a basis for weighing the impacts of hydraulic fracturing. ... more


Shareholders vote climate test for ExxonMobil, Chevron
Investors of ExxonMobil and Chevron vote at annual shareholder meetings Wednesday on whether the two oil giants should do more to address climate change following a historic global climate agreement. ... more

Canadian oil sands cleared for re-entry near fire-ravaged Fort McMurray
With wildfires in Canada making their way east, provincial authorities in Alberta said the oil-rich parts of the region are cleared for operations. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
14 Galileo GPS satellites now in orbit

N. Korea asks UN chief to explain legal basis for sanctions

G7 host Japan on high-alert over terrorism threat

Chinese media slam US lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

Russia's new missile has 250-mile reach

MBDA contracted for Spear 3 missile development

Railgun pulse power modules delivered to U.S. Navy

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What does the Future Hold for Thin Film Solar Panels


Google ex-boss Schmidt reveals he has an iPhone


Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for tweets


Modified microalgae converts sunlight into valuable medicine


Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering


Space travel now in a parachute soon available


How the giant magnetoelectric effect occurs in bismuth ferrite


Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties


Power up when the temperature is down


Chinese investors to build industrial city in Oman

Solar power getting cheaper in the United States

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Dayton

US eyes European reactors market

Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions

Global growth tops agenda as G7 meeting kicks off in Japan

G7 warns over global economy as currency row flares

Google piecing together a modular phone

Pakistan seeks nuclear group membership to curb proliferation

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating

Photonic billiards might be the newest game

ORNL demonstrates large-scale technique to produce quantum dots

Dynamic dazzle distorts speed

Scientists create 'rewritable magnetic charge ice'

Switch and stick

Scientists getting warmer on mimicking anti-freeze in nature

Robots get creative to cut through clutter

Unveiling the electron's motion in a carbon nanocoil

Combining nanotextures with Leidenfrost effect for water repellency

Thousands homeless in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

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