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Physicists Create Quantum Memory Capable of Storing Photons

A breakthrough in quantum technology has been made this month thanks to physicists from the University of Basel as they develop a memory capable of …

Quantum Physics

Quantum computing breakthrough could help 'change life completely', say scientists

Scientists claim to have produced the first-ever blueprint for a large-scale quantum computer in a development that could bring about a technological …

The most complex problem in physics could be solved by machines with brains

I work in computational quantum condensed-matter physics: the study of matter, materials, and artificial quantum systems. Complex problems are our thing.<p>Researchers in our field are working on hyper-powerful batteries, perfectly efficient power transmission, and ultra-strong materials—all important …

Trump Executive Order Threatens Foreign Students. How Will Their Universities Respond?

Foreign students studying at major American universities have had their futures suddenly thrown into question by President Donald Trump’s sweeping …

Blinded by the light: Solar farms are expected to outpace natural gas in the U.S.

<b>(AP)</b><p>One of the biggest winners of 2016 will likely be solar power<p>Bobby Magill<p>December 28, 2016 12:35am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year for energy, and when the final accounting is done, one of the biggest winners is likely to be …

Natural Gas

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

This Startup Uses A Particle Accelerator To Make Solar Panels Much, Much Cheaper

Using a particle accelerator–a machine that speeds up sub-atomic particles to nearly the speed of light–Rayton Solar slices up ultra-precise pieces …

In the Deep, a Drive to Find Dark Matter

Elena Aprile now leads the world’s most sensitive dark-matter search. But before she could build her first detector, she had to make herself out of …

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America isn’t using nearly as much renewable energy as Americans think

Of all the energy the US uses, how much comes from wind and solar power? Take a guess (without Googling!).<p>The average American, at least according to this new survey from communications and PR firm Makovsky, has it at 20 percent — 11 percent from solar, 9 percent from wind.<p>That is … quite wrong. In …

How did one contractor steal 50TB of NSA data? Easily, say former spies

The massive theft of secret NSA data, thought to be the largest breach of classified data in US history, happened over two decades.<p>NSA whistleblower …

Surveillance

If Clinton Campaign Believes WikiLeaks Emails Are Forged, Why Don’t They Prove It?

Top Democrats have repeatedly waved off substantial questions arising from their hacked emails by falsely implying that some of them are forgeries …

In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer ‘quantum link’

By on October 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm<p>Perhaps it’s not surprising that China, a country obsessed with government secrecy and control of its citizens’ …

Quantum Computing

Tesla Made Its Biggest Battery Twice as Powerful

Tesla announced on Thursday that it made several improvements to Powerpack, an energy storage device that is supposed to help the electric grid make …

Booz Allen Is Reviewing Its Security After the Arrest of Another NSA Contractor

Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting …

The World Just Made A Major Shift Toward Renewable Energy

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power."<p>The world installed more new renewable energy last year than coal, as countries attempt to shift away from fossil fuels and take advantage of massive cost reductions in wind and solar technology.<p>More than half of all energy generation capacity …

The challenge of WikiLeaks

Carl Court, Getty Images fileWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Feb. 5.In this dizzying …

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Simple, inexpensive method for creating energy-harvesting wooden floors

In the smart cities of the not-too-distant future, sidewalks might be able to generate power from the footsteps of pedestrians thanks to companies …

Iceland Is Drilling The Hottest Hole in The World to Get Electricity From Magma

It's time to go deep.<p>A new project in Iceland is drilling down into the molten magma that flows through volcanoes, in the hopes of establishing a …

Europe's offshore wind industry booming as costs fall

The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas, reports Environment 360<p>On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s …

This nuclear reactor may lead to endless green energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …