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Scientists may have found the keystone use for graphene oxide - ExtremeTech

By on April 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This looks like a graphene story at …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

General Electric

Electricity can flow through graphene at high frequencies without energy loss

Electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the 'wonder material' graphene, a study led by …

Cancer's Achilles heel: Immunotherapy breakthrough as scientists discover 'flag' to target tumours

A ground-breaking technique that hunts out cancer cells using the patient's own immune system has been hailed as a revolutionary way to treat …

NASA Scientist: I can get humans to Mars in a month

(NEWSER) <b></b>– A century ago, the first transatlantic took about 23 days. Soon, we could reach Mars in about as long. The key: perfecting laser technology.<p>NASA scientist Philip Lubin says that by swapping out the current fuel-based rocket propulsion system with one relying on photons would significantly …

Graphene slides smoothly across gold

Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An …

Quantum dots finally take a giant leap forward

Quantum dot technology has taken another leap forward, as researchers have discovered a way to make near-perfect superstructures out of these …

Nanotech

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

Microscope shows live cancer cells in high resolution 3D

Cancer cells are traditionally observed on glass slides -- but this flattens them, and makes it difficult for scientists to understand how they act …

Nasa scientist: We can get to Mars in 3 days with photonic propulsion

One day we could send spacecrafts to Mars in just three days by using a system known as "photonic propulsion", Nasa scientist Philip Lubin has said. …

Moving electrons around loops with light: A quantum device based on geometry

A key feature of Berry phase that makes it a robust quantum logic operation is its resilience to noise sources. To test the robustness of their Berry …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Physicists discover easy way to measure entanglement—on a sphere

(Phys.org)—Quantum entanglement—which occurs when two or more particles are correlated in such a way that they can influence each other even across …

The growing potential of quantum computing

The CEO of D-Wave Systems, Vern Brownell, explains how quantum computers are poised to solve important problems in industries ranging from financial …

Quantum Computing

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Russia's new ballistic missiles to be tested on asteroids

In a shocking announcement, Russian scientists say they want to test improved ballistic missiles on the asteroid Apophis, which is expected to come …

Researchers devise more efficient materials for solar fuel cells

University of Texas at Arlington chemists have developed new high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and …

Why Wind Power Is Finally Taking Off in America

Last year saw a lot of wind turbines and farms being built. So many, that as of 2015, the wind industry has installed 75 gigawatts of …

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told.<p>Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the …

Novel synthesis method opens up new possibilities for Li-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are a rapidly growing energy storage method due to their high energy density, especially in mobile applications such as …

Synthetic plant hormones kill cancer cells by halting DNA repair

With more than 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the US alone last year, the race is on to uncover new treatments for the disease. Now, a new …

US Wind Energy Tops New Electric Capacity In 2015

<b>Published on</b> February 17th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>12<p>February 17th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>The US wind energy industry installed more electric generating …

AstraZeneca wins FDA breakthrough status for key cancer drug

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to AstraZeneca’s biggest new drug hope ‍durvalumab as a treatment in bladder cancer, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.<p>A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, …

High hopes Japanese satellite will unravel mysteries of Universe

A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan.<p>ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes designed to study black holes.<p>Dubbed an “astronomical observatory in space”, it has the capacity to capture X-rays that otherwise escape detection on …

This Startup Just Launched With A New Way to Turn Seawater into Hydrogen

People don’t really talk about the “hydrogen economy” like they did a decade ago. It’s a dream to use hydrogen to power vehicles, and generate …