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Single-catalyst water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7

June 23, 2015 12:10 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

Stanford University scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

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Russia's renewable energy policy: Profitable for investors

June 23, 2015 12:05 pm | by Lappeenranta University of Technology | Comments

In 2013, Russia implemented an incentive system for renewable energy sources that is based on the wholesale electricity capacity mechanism...

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NASA signs deal to transfer shuttle landing facility to Space Florida

June 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by NASA | Comments

Nasa has signed a new agreement with aerospace and spaceport development authority Space Florida to transfer ownership of the shuttle landing facility...

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MAVEN results find Mars behaving like a rock star

June 23, 2015 9:41 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

If planets had personalities, Mars would be a rock star according to recent preliminary results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. Mars sports a "Mohawk" of...

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In social networks, group boundaries promote the spread of ideas

June 23, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?

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Mirror-like display creates rich color pixels by harnessing ambient light

June 23, 2015 9:34 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Using a simple structure comprising a mirror and an absorbing layer to take advantage of the wave properties of light, researchers at Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have developed a display technology...

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Sweeping lasers snap together nanoscale geometric grids

June 23, 2015 9:33 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Down at the nanoscale, where objects span just billionths of a meter, the size and shape of a material can often have surprising and powerful electronic and optical effects. Building larger materials that retain subtle nanoscale features...

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Top doctors' prescription for feverish planet: Cut out coal

June 23, 2015 9:30 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Comments

Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible...

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NYC taxi commission OKs new rules for app-based car services

June 23, 2015 9:28 am | by LEJLA SARCEVIC Associated Press | Comments

New York City's taxi regulatory agency on Monday approved new rules governing how Uber and other app-based car services operate within the five boroughs. Part of the proposal unanimously passed allows the companies to...

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General Atomics tests projectiles with on-board electronics

June 23, 2015 9:24 am | by General Atomics | Comments

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has conducted four successful tests of its projectiles with on-board electronics at the US Army's dugway proving ground in Utah...

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Northrop to upgrade Litening G4 targeting pods on F-16 aircraft

June 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Northrop Grumman | Comments

Northrop Grumman has received contracts worth $74m to provide upgrade work and spares to US Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard Litening G4 targeting pods...

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Students' invention offers germ-free door handle

June 22, 2015 2:48 pm | by Bob Yirka, Phys.org | Comments

Two high school students, Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li, both living in Hong Kong have designed and built a door handle that kills germs, thus preventing the spread of disease through hand contact...

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New spin on 'silicon valleytronics' could revolutionize future technologies

June 22, 2015 2:39 pm | by University of Bath | Comments

Latest research from scientists from our Department of Physics into cutting-edge ‘spin physics’ could herald the arrival of a revolutionary new technology – ‘valleytronics’...

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Material with superfast electrons that exhibits extremely large magnetoresistance could be suitable for new electronics

June 22, 2015 2:34 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when the material is exposed to a magnetic field...

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Detecting exoplanets close to their host star

June 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Montreal | Comments

Astronomers have successfully commissioned a new type of optic that can reveal the image of an exoplanet next to its parent star...

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