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December 07, 2012
Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue
Troy NY (SPX) Dec 07, 2012
A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a new method for significantly increasing the heat transfer rate across two different materials. Results of the team's study, published in the journal Nature Materials, could enable new advances in cooling computer chips and lighting-emitting diode (LED) devices, collecting solar power, harvesting waste heat, and other applications. By sandwiching a layer of ultrathin "nanoglue" between copper and silica, the ... read more
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Work on automatic control of driverless vehicles through intersections receives recognition
How do driverless vehicles navigate through intersections? Faster and safer than if humans were in charge, according to researchers from the Virginia Tech Transportation Research. Autonomous v ... more

The dance of quantum tornadoes
Tornado-like vortexes can be produced in bizarre fluids which are controlled by quantum mechanics, completely unlike normal liquids. New research published in the journal Nature Communications demon ... more

A bridge to the quantum world: Dirac electrons found in unique material
In a discovery that helps clear a new path toward quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have found elusive Dirac electrons in a superconducting material. Quantum computers use atoms t ... more


Smartphones might soon develop emotional intelligence
If you think having your phone identify the nearest bus stop is cool, wait until it identifies your mood.New research by a team of engineers at the University of Rochester may soon make that possibl ... more


Quantum thermodynamics
No man is an island, entire of itself, said poet John Donne. And no atom neither. Even in the middle of intergalactic space, atoms feel the electromagnetic field - also known as the cosmic microwave ... more
The Year In Space

New optical tweezers trap specimens just a few nanometers across
To grasp and move microscopic objects, such as bacteria and the components of living cells, scientists can harness the power of concentrated light to manipulate them without ever physically touching ... more

Cork the key to unlocking the potential of graphene
Scientists have taken inspiration from one of the oldest natural materials to exploit the extraordinary qualities of graphene, a material set to revolutionise fields from computers and batteries to ... more
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Three-quarters of the total insect population lost in protected nature reserves

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Puerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricane

Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake

US lawmakers move to regulate online political ads

Pentagon opens Niger ambush probe as new details emerge

Coral study: Previous warming period inspired sea level rise in fits and starts


Flexible solar cells could be in clothing
The day may come when the shirt on your back can charge your cellphone, say U.S. researchers who've helped developed flexible, foldable solar cells. ... more

Swedish nuclear reactor stopped over safety concerns
A nuclear reactor in Sweden was stopped on Thursday after the country's nuclear industry watchdog said the operator had failed to comply with its safety requirements, safety officials said. ... more

Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore
Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese workers in less than two weeks. ... more
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Apple's CEO to bring production back to US
Apple plans to bring some manufacturing of its computers from China to the United States next year, chief executive Tim Cook said, in a move aimed at sparking more domestic high-tech production. ... more

Saudis seek oil in Red Sea 'safe zone'
Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco has launched major seismic studies in the Red Sea off the kingdom's west coast, 1,000 miles from the dangers of the Persian Gulf, in a bid to boost its production levels from new offshore fields. ... more
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PM says France committed to problem-plagued nuclear reactor
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Thursday that the French government remains committed to finishing a new-generation nuclear reactor despite further cost overruns. ... more

Hong Kong leader warns of talent drain over housing
Hong Kong's leader on Thursday said the Chinese city needed to boost its housing supply and create more living space or the "best and the brightest" talents of the next generation would go elsewhere. ... more

GM says China car sales on track for record 2012
US auto giant General Motors (GM) said Thursday that its full-year sales in China, the world's biggest car market, will surpass last year's 2.55 million and set a new record. ... more
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Saudis seek oil in Red Sea 'safe zone'

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Brazil advances wind power development

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Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'

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China demands Vietnam stop oil probe
China demanded Thursday that Vietnam end oil exploration and stop its navy harassing Chinese boats in disputed waters near the Gulf of Tonkin, in the latest tit-for-tat between the neighbours. ... more

Outside View: Politics of intimidation
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S. Korea's LG to appeal European fine for price-fixing
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