Forensics

Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels
Apr 13, 2012 09:15 AM E
As part of President Obama's blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced today up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum, helping the U.S. to reduce foreign oil use, diversify the nation's energy portfolio, and create jobs for American workers.
Sun
Do Solar Storms Cause Heat Waves on Earth?
Apr 13, 2012 06:59 AM E
Although solar flares, and associated coronal mass ejections, can bombard Earth's outermost atmosphere with tremendous amounts of energy, most of that energy is reflected back into space by the Earth's magnetic field. Because the energy does not reach our planet's surface, it has no measurable influence on surface temperature.
IAEA
Future Nuclear Leaders Gather at the IAEA
Apr 13, 2012 06:30 AM E
From 28 to 30 March 2012, the IAEA played host to some of the world's brightest, young minds in the nuclear industry. Hailing from more than 30 countries, these young professionals are all alumni of the World Nuclear University's (WNU) Summer Institute, and gathered at IAEA headquarters for the Institute's first ever Alumni Assembly.
Japan
Japan Reactor Restart Debate Swells Beyond Nuclear Frontline
Apr 13, 2012 05:49 AM E
Japan's nuclear power industry had never spent much time or money winning over the hearts and minds of people like Susumu Takahashi, a fisherman angling for small sweetfish from the serene shores of Lake Biwa, a world away from any nuclear reactor.
Quantum
Breakthrough in Quantum Communication
Apr 12, 2012 08:34 AM E
A team of scientists at the MPQ realizes a first elementary quantum network based on interfaces between single atoms and photons
Ado Jorio
Breakthrough in Nanostructure Research Honoured with ICTP Award
Apr 12, 2012 07:06 AM E
A Brazilian physicist's discovery that for the first time allows researchers to identify single, nano-scale structures called "nanotubes" has been recognized with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics Prize, one of the most prestigious prizes in physics. Created in 1982 by the ICTP Scientific Council, the ICTP Prize is giv...
gold nanoparticles
Hybrid Copper-gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2
Apr 11, 2012 13:28 PM E
Copper - the stuff of pennies and tea kettles - is also one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels with relatively little energy. When fashioned into an electrode and stimulated with voltage, copper acts as a strong catalyst, setting off an electrochemical reaction with carbon dioxide that reduces the greenhouse gas to methane or methanol.
Energy
The Weird World of "Remote Heating"
Apr 11, 2012 10:54 AM E
UMD Researchers Discover Nanoscale Phenomena with Potential for Computer Speed Advances
UK Company to Demonstrate Their Commercially Effective Graphene Production Process
Apr 11, 2012 09:13 AM E
Haydale, a wholly owned subsidiary of British company Innovative Carbon Limited today announces that they will be exhibiting at Graphene 2012 from 10th April to 13th.
Flapping and Folding
Bats Save Energy by Drawing in Wings on Upstroke
Apr 11, 2012 09:08 AM E
Whether people are building a flying machine or nature is evolving one, there is pressure to optimize efficiency. A new analysis by biologists, physicists, and engineers at Brown University reveals the subtle but important degree to which that pressure has literally shaped the flapping wings of bats.
Dmitri Lapotko, Rice University
'Nanobubbles' Plus Chemotherapy Equals Single-cell Cancer Targeting
Apr 11, 2012 08:23 AM E
Using light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into "plasmonic nanobubbles," researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are developing new methods to inject drugs and genetic payloads directly into cancer cells.
Sulfur in Every Pore
Apr 10, 2012 12:56 PM E
From smartphones to e-bikes, the number of mobile electronic devices is steadily growing around the world. As a result, there is an increased need for batteries that are small and light, yet powerful.
Chemistry of Defects
KIT: Processes at the Surface of Catalysts
Apr 10, 2012 12:50 PM E
In chemical industry, heterogeneous catalysis is of crucial importance to the manufacture of basic or fine chemicals, in catalytic converters of exhaust gas, or for the chemical storage of solar energy. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB) have developed a new infrared spectroscopy method in order ...
Ayomi Perera
Research Finds Bright Future for Alternative Energy with Greener Solar Cells
Apr 10, 2012 11:57 AM E
Even alternative energy technologies can sometimes be a little greener, according to a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
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