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December 11, 2016
Neutrons identify key ingredients of the quantum spin liquid recipe
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Dec 12, 2016
Neutron scattering studies of a rare earth metal oxide have identified fundamental pieces to the quantum spin liquid puzzle, revealing a better understanding of how and why the magnetic moments within these materials exhibit exotic behaviors such as failing to freeze into an ordered arrangement even near absolute zero temperatures. In a paper published in Nature Physics, a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy's Oak R ... read more

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Electric vehicle market footprint growing
Europe and China are expected to dominate the consumer electric vehicle market as the footprint grows into double-digit percent, a market report finds. ... more

A nano-roundabout for light
Just like in normal road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule is required. A new method has now been developed at TU ... more

Apple invests in China wind farms
Apple has struck a partnership with the world's largest wind turbine maker, the American company said, marking the tech giant's largest clean energy project to date. ... more


Decoding cement's shape promises greener concrete
Bringing order to disorder is key to making stronger and greener cement, the paste that binds concrete. Scientists at Rice University have decoded the kinetic properties of cement and developed a wa ... more


US push to low-carbon future 'unstoppable': Biden
The United States will stay on its current path toward a low-carbon economy after Donald Trump's inauguration, US Vice-President Joe Biden predicted Friday during a visit to Ottawa. ... more

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Bulgaria seeks investor to revive nuclear project
Bulgaria is looking for an investor ready to revive a long-delayed project for a new nuclear power plant on the Danube, the government announced Friday. ... more

Hydrogen from sunlight - but as a dark reaction
The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic ... more
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Macaques have the anatomy, not the brain, for human speech

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Japan switches on nuclear reactor after safety shutdown
Japan has restarted one of its few operating nuclear reactors after a two-month safety checkup, despite still-heated debate over atomic power following the Fukushima disaster. ... more

Keeping electric car design on the right road
Does it really help to drive an electric car if the electricity you use to charge the batteries come from a coal mine in Germany, or if the batteries were manufactured in China using coal? Res ... more

US hits cheap China washing machines with punitive duties
Chinese manufacturers are dumping washing machines into the US market at artificially low prices, making them subject to punitive duties of up to 52 percent, the Commerce Department announced Friday. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Researchers create hidden images with commercial inkjet printers
Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated with appropriately polarized waves in the t ... more

Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in recall effort
Samsung announced Friday it would disable its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US market to force remaining owners to stop using the devices, which were recalled for safety reasons. ... more
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People willing to pay more for new biofuels
When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. "We were ... more

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performanc ... more

China factory-gate inflation hits 5-year high
Chinese producer prices rose at their fastest pace for five years in November, Beijing said Friday, fuelling hopes that the world's factory can export inflation into a lacklustre global economy. ... more

UNIST engineers thermoelectric material in paintable liquid form
A new study, led by Professor Jae Sung Son of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has succeeded in developing a new technique that can be used to turn industrial waste heat into electricity f ... more

China halts North Korean coal imports
China announced Saturday that it was suspending coal imports from North Korea for three weeks, in line with the latest United Nations sanctions against the hermit state. ... more


Clarifying the behaviors of negative hydrogen ions
The Neutral Beam Injection (NBI) is a method for increasing the plasma temperature and driving currents in magnetically-confined fusion plasmas by injecting neutral hydrogen/deuterium beams. As the ... more

Russia's stance on OPEC meeting seems fluid
Russia's stance on a weekend production meeting between OPEC and non-member states remains fluid, with sources offering competing stances to Russian media. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reefl

China's Xi calls for stricter party control of universities

New film explores Russian society through dashcams

Sri Lanka navy breaks up dock worker strike

Wedding in Mosul displaced camp defies IS rule

Iraq police poised to enter Mosul

Iraq says air force struck dozens of IS fighters in west

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Moody's: A few 'ifs' for Iran's budget plans


White House raises eyebrow over Rosneft deal


Only two OPEC members posted production declines


Wood Mac: Mixed bag for oil and gas exploration next year


Texas drilling permits lower than last year


Nerves enough to send oil prices higher


This is 'year zero' of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakers


Starbucks to add 12,000 cafes globally


Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane


China imports rise 6.7% on-year in November: govt

One ship left in MH370 underwater search

China warns against 'irrational' overseas acquisitions

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

Chinese firm scraps German tech deal after US block

Oil prices get lift on signs of balance

Trump under fire over environment pick

German energy company plants wind farm seed in Texas

China statistics chief says false economic data is a problem

Chevron outlines cut in exploration and production spending

China exports snap losing streak on weaker yuan

S. Korea fines Volkswagen $32 mn for false advertising

Russian oil producers loosely in line with OPEC

Global consortium buys majority of UK gas business

U.S. oil producers lifted by OPEC action

Oklahoma seeing gains from higher oil prices

China's Shanghai Electric to invest $9bn in Pakistan upgrades

NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf

Construction of nuclear fuel fabrication plant has started in Kazakhstan

Court backs damage claims over German nuclear exit

Trump picks fossil fuel ally to head environment agency

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