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Markey researchers discover role of nuclear glycogen in non-small cell lung cancers
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center have made a breakthrough discovery that solves a mystery long forgotten by science and have identified a potentially novel avenue in pre-clinical models to treat non-small cell lung cancers. (2019-09-12)
Study offers verdict for China's efforts on coal emissions
Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China's success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs). (2019-09-12)
Nuclear physics -- probing a nuclear clock transition
Physicists have measured the energy associated with the decay of a metastable state of the thorium-229 nucleus. (2019-09-11)
Milestones on the way to the nuclear clock
For decades, people have been searching for suitable atomic nuclei for building an ultra-precise nuclear clock. (2019-09-11)
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. (2019-09-11)
A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops US $2.5 trillion
A UN-backed report shows global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology. (2019-09-05)
Silicon as a semiconductor: Silicon carbide would be much more efficient
In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon -- but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. (2019-09-05)
ASNC announces multisocietal cardiac amyloidosis imaging consensus
ASNC assembled a writing team of 26 experts in cardiovascular imaging and amyloidosis representing nine societies to author Expert Consensus Recommendations For Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis. (2019-09-04)
Use of medical imaging
This observational study looked at patterns of use for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, from 2000 to 2016. (2019-09-03)
The role of a single molecule in obesity
A single molecule, derived from cholesterol, lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. (2019-08-28)
Nuclear winter would threaten nearly everyone on Earth
If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 percent in some areas, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-08-28)
Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. (2019-08-27)
Historical gathering: International meeting of the discoverers of chemical elements
As part of the International Year of the Periodic Table 2019, the Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Heavy Elements (TAN) taking place in Wilhelmshaven, Germany from the 25th to the 30th of August, brought together the discoverers of new chemical elements in a unique historical gathering. (2019-08-26)
Study models new method to accelerate nanoparticles
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois and the Missouri University of Science and Technology modeled a method to manipulate nanoparticles as an alternative mode of propulsion for tiny spacecraft that require very small levels of thrust. (2019-08-23)
New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device
Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. (2019-08-21)
Ammonia for fuel cells
Researchers at the University of Delaware have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint. (2019-08-20)
Stardust in the Antarctic snow
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. (2019-08-20)
BTI researchers discover compound that speeds sexual development and decline
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. (2019-08-19)
Lithium fluoride crystals 'see' heavy ions with high energies
Lithium fluoride crystals have recently been used to register the tracks of nuclear particles. (2019-08-19)
What exactly happened at Chernobyl? (video)
On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. (2019-08-16)
Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand
Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University has revealed. (2019-08-14)
Robots need a new philosophy to get a grip
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. (2019-08-12)
Mega-cloud from Canadian wildfires will help model impacts of nuclear war
Extreme wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, pumped so much smoke into the upper atmosphere in August 2017 that an enormous cloud circled most of the Northern Hemisphere -- a finding in the journal Science that will help scientists model the climate impacts of nuclear war. (2019-08-08)
Reevaluating the impacts of smoke plumes aloft, based on the 2017 Pacific Northwest wildfires
Extensive wildfires in the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2017 unleashed a vast plume of smoke that ascended high into the stratosphere, persisted for more than eight months and provided researchers a rare opportunity to evaluate current models of smoke ascent. (2019-08-08)
Persistent plume
Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. (2019-08-08)
Gold glue really does bond nanocages 'contradicting' logic
It has long been known that gold can be used to do things that philosophers have never even dreamed of. (2019-08-07)
Ionic thermal up-diffusion boosts energy harvesting
Recently nanofluidic salinity gradient energy harvesting via ion channels or membranes has drawn increasing concerns due to the advances in materials science and nanotechnology, which exhibits much higher power density than the macro reverse electrodialysis systems, indicating its potential to harvest the huge amount blue energy released by mixing seawater and river water and enhance power extracted for osmotic heat engines. (2019-08-06)
Antineutrino detection could help remotely monitor nuclear reactors
Technology to measure the flow of subatomic particles known as antineutrinos from nuclear reactors could allow continuous remote monitoring designed to detect fueling changes that might indicate the diversion of nuclear materials. (2019-08-06)
Improving the magnetic bottle that controls fusion power on Earth
The exhaustive detection method that discovered the error field in the initial run of the NSTX-U tokamak could serve as a model for error-field detection in future tokamaks. (2019-08-05)
Machine learning helps predict if storms will cause blackouts
Summer thunderstorms that knock out power grids are common around the world, and can be a problem in Finland. (2019-08-02)
Technological developments in radiation detectors enhance global nuclear security
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. (2019-07-30)
Mysterious release of radioactive material uncovered
In September 2017, a slightly radioactive cloud moved across Europe. (2019-07-29)
What do dragonflies teach us about missile defense?
Research at Sandia National Laboratories is examining whether dragonfly-inspired computing could improve missile defense systems, which have the similar task of intercepting an object in flight, by making on-board computers smaller without sacrificing speed or accuracy. (2019-07-24)
Seeing clearly: Revised computer code accurately models an instability in fusion plasmas
Subatomic particles zip around fusion machines known as tokamaks and sometimes merge, releasing large amounts of energy. (2019-07-24)
Balancing beams: Multiple laser beamlets show better electron and ion acceleration
Researchers at Osaka University show how creating interference patterns with four laser beamlets improves the efficiency of energy transfer when accelerating electron and ion beams. (2019-07-24)
Radiation in parts of Marshall Islands is higher than Chernobyl
Radiation levels in parts of the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted nearly 70 nuclear tests during the Cold War, are still alarmingly high. (2019-07-17)
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way. (2019-07-17)
Using building materials to monitor for high enriched uranium
A new paper details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium, which can be used to create nuclear weapons. (2019-07-15)
SwRI, UTSA researchers create innovative model for sCO2 power generation
Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are collaborating to acquire data for a computational model for supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) energy generation. (2019-07-15)
Mystery behind striped barley solved
Albostrians barley is a model plant displaying variegation in form of green-white striping. (2019-07-11)
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