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October 23, 2016
Algae discovery offers potential for sustainable biofuels
St. Louis MO (SPX) Oct 24, 2016
James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were published September 6, in a paper titled, "Synergism between inositol polyphosphates and TOR kinase signaling in nutrient sensing, growth control and lipid metabolism in Chlamydomonas," in The Plant Cell. Umen and his team including lead author Inmaculada Couso, Ph.D., and collaborators Bradley Evans Ph.D. ... read more

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Phonon and magnon are a couple
Professor Park Je-Geun, Associate Director of the Center for Correlated Electron Systems (CCES), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), and colleagues have observed, quantified and created a ... more

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies
A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. Writing in Science, researchers from Stanford and ... more

UVA scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics
A unique new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by two physicists in the Universit ... more


New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, ... more


A window into battery life for next-gen lithium cells
Dendrites, whiskers of lithium that grow inside batteries and can cause fires like those in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, are the bane of next-generation lithium batteries. While they usually spr ... more

Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

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How water flows near the superhydrophobic surface
Water (and other liquids) has an unusual property when it flows closely to some specially designed surfaces: its speed isn't equal to zero even in the layer that directly touches the wall. This mean ... more

Metamaterial uses light to control its motion
Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanis ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug

Research to help develop next-generation food crops

Europeans and Africans have different immune systems, and neanderthals are partly to thank

Resilient 'risky-and-reliable' plant use strategy may have driven Neolithization in Jordan

Study finds earliest evidence in fossil record for right-handedness

Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

How snakes lost a blueprint for making limbs


Louisiana Tech University professor develops new mechanism for strengthening materials
Dr. Kasra Momeni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University, has discovered a new mechanism for str ... more

Engineers reveal fabrication process for revolutionary transparent sensors
In 2014, when University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers announced in the journal Nature Communications that they had developed transparent sensors for use in imaging the brain, researchers around th ... more

Australian consortium buys power grid after Chinese bid blocked
Half of Australia's largest electricity network has been sold to two local firms for Aus$16.189 billion (US$12.35 billion), after Canberra blocked a Chinese bid citing national security. ... more
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6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference - Nov 15-16 - Charlotte NC USA

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled
Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid. ... more

Europe breaking Russia's energy grip on Finland
The signing of an investment deal for a Baltic gas pipeline is the first step in breaking Russia's grip on Finland's energy sector, a European official said. ... more
Space News from
Curious tilt of the Sun traced to undiscovered planet

European craft crashed on Mars, possibly exploded: ESA

Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

DARPA to transfer Space Surveillance Telescope to US Air Force

No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation

Cosmological Mystery Solved by Map of Voids and Superclusters

Small impacts are reworking the moon's soil faster than scientists thoug


Brazil charges 21 over deaths in mine dam collapse: prosecutor
Brazilian federal prosecutors announced homicide charges Thursday against 21 people, including senior mining executives, allegedly responsible for the deadly collapse of the Samarco iron-ore mine dam last year. ... more

Sweden wants EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030
Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030. ... more

Canada-EU failure signals more bad news for free trade deals
The collapse of free trade talks between Canada and the European Union Friday is yet another sign of increasingly stiff resistance to economic globalization. ... more

Belgian region rejects EU 'ultimatum' over Canada trade pact
Belgium's Wallonia region on Sunday dealt a fresh blow to a proposed EU-Canada trade deal, rejecting a 24-hour ultimatum from the bloc to end its objection to the agreement. ... more

Shell unloads Canadian acreage for $1 billion
The Canadian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell said it was shedding some of its assets in the country for $1 billion in an effort to build shareholder value. ... more


Schlumberger welcomes the return to balance
Echoing sentiments from some of its customers, oilfield services company Schlumberger said the oil market is in balance and recovery is on the way. ... more

Russia won't keep low oil profile
Russia is not going to keep a low profile in the global battle for a stronger presence in the oil market, the head of oil company Rosneft said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US warns of 'overwhelming' response if N.Korea uses nukes

China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

China, Philippines agree to dialogue over Sea disputes

Russia puzzled by talk of US troop rotation in Norway

Airbus DS contracts with Intelsat General for European Defence Communications

Philippines' Duterte says will not sever US ties

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

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U.S. importing more oil for the first time since 2010


Crude oil prices mixed along with market signals


Indonesian nationalism takes a bite out of Apple


Google hawks hardware in real-world 'showroom'


Cyber attacks cripple Twitter, Netflix, other websites


The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins


Tesla, Apple and Uber push lithium prices even higher


OX2 signs 148 MW wind power deal with Aquila Capital and Google


ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act


Brazil charges 21 over deaths in mine dam collapse: prosecutor

Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability

Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal

U.S., Canada aim to cut emissions from coal

Prysmian Secures Contract for Offshore Wind Farm Inter-Array Submarine Cables Supply in Belgium

juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province

Diamond micro-anvils with huge pressures will create new materials

Computers should be named on patents as inventors, for creativity to flourish

Lego-like wall produces acoustic holograms

JILA's superradiant laser may one day boost atomic clocks

UNESCO urges Bangladesh to scrap Sundarbans plant

'Chinese Netflix' takes on tech titans in US

'Super yeast' has the power to improve economics of biofuels

Unraveling the science behind biomass breakdown

NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east

One-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis

US judge 'strongly inclined' to back $15 bn VW settlement

Driverless taxi hits lorry in Singapore trial

MH370 hunters to probe underwater objects: Australia

Two-dimensional spin-orbit coupling for Bose-Einstein condensates realized

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