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New evidence ancient asteroid caused global firestorm on Earth

Earth, earth
A new look at conditions after a Manhattan sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig ... - Read More

New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight

Sunlight, Structure, Structure, Sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings cars and other structures ... - Read More

Quantum computing? Physicists' new technique for cooling molecules may be a stepping stone to quantum computing

Quantum, Quantum
The next generation of computers promises far greater power and faster processing speeds than today's silicon based based machines These quantum computers so called because they would harness the unique quantum mechanical properties of atomic ... - Read More

Engineers enable 'bulk' silicon to emit visible light for the first time

Time, Silicon
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics Photonic computing where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information could surpass those limitations but the components of such computers ... - Read More

Magnetic fingerprints of interface defects in silicon solar cells detected

Silicon
Using a highly sensitive method of measurement HZB physicists have managed to localize defects in amorphous crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells Now for the first time ever using computer simulations at Paderborn University the scientists ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Trees used to create recyclable, efficient solar cell

cell, cell
Solar cells are just like leaves capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy It's fitting that they can now be made partially from trees Share This See Also Solar Energy Petroleum Materials Science Energy ... - Read More

Discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

Fuel
Excess carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate ... - Read More

Clean electricity from bacteria? Researchers make breakthrough in race to create 'bio-batteries'

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More

Super batteries? Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

Lithium
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide VO2 and graphene may accelerate the development of high power lithium ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications Share This See Also Batteries Graphene Materials Science Spintronics ... - Read More

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Reduction, Catalyst, Chemical reduction
Taking their inspiration from nature scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital ... - Read More

Laser empties atoms from the inside out

An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world's most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms Share This See Also Physics Optics Quantum Physics Chemistry Thermodynamics Nuclear ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

A milestone for new carbon-dioxide capture/clean coal technology

Coal
An innovative new process that releases the energy in coal without burning while capturing carbon dioxide the major greenhouse gas has passed a milestone on the route to possible commercial use scientists are reporting Their ... - Read More

Multi-purpose wonder can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even provide energy

Water, Water, Water
A new wonder material can generate hydrogen produce clean water and even create energy Share This See Also Alternative Fuels Nature of Water Batteries Fuel Cells Nuclear Energy Energy Technology Metallurgy Metal Titanium Liquid nitrogen ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

How organic magnets grow in a thin film

Development of organic single molecule magnets opens a great many of applications for magnetic materials and new memory technologies Organic magnets are lighter more flexible and less energy intensive in production than conventional magnets Share ... - Read More

Microalgae could be a profitable source of biodiesel

marine, Marine
Dinoflagellate microalgae could be used as a raw material to obtain biodiesel easily and profitably This is the conclusion of a study led by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB scientists in collaboration with the Spanish ... - Read More

Study reveals working of motor with revolution motion in bacteria-killing virus; Advances nanotechnology

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists have cracked a 35 year old mystery about the workings of the natural motors that are serving as models for development of a futuristic genre of synthetic nanomotors that pump therapeutic DNA RNA or ... - Read More

Quantum computers coming soon? Metamaterials used to observe giant photonic spin Hall effect

Hall Effect
Researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have once again demonstrated the incredible capabilities of metamaterials artificial nanoconstructs whose optical properties arise from their physical structure ... - Read More
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