Bruce Kohl

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New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

Scientists Create Three-Atom Wide Wires Using Electron Beams

Scientists have used a beam of electrons to create a thin, flexible metallic wire that is just three atoms wide. The nanoscale wire could be used to …

Nanotech

Ultracapacitor Breakthrough May Recharge Energy Storage

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ultracapacitors, also called supercapacitors, serve as temporary energy storage that can quickly charge and discharge for everything …

Nanotech

New “solar thermal fuel” has energy density of lead batteries | Ars Technica

Store the UV energy in sunlight, release it as heat when needed.<p>Right now, photovoltaic devices are the cheapest, most efficient way to harvest the …

Two Big Steps Toward the Quantum Computer

With lasers and mirrors, researchers develop clever quantum versions of key computer components.<p><b>It's a machine that could calculate solutions</b> to problems so impossibly time-consuming that even the most powerful supercomputers could never handle them. And it would do so in an instant. This is the …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person's body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and …

Samsung touts process to commercialize graphene

Samsung's new process to synthesize graphene---a form of carbon more durable than steel and flexible for use in displays and wearables---could apply …

Publishers Withdraw More than 120 Gibberish Science and Engineering Papers

The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the …

Journalism

Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost production of clean methanol

An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the …

Methanol

3D-printed material is stronger than steel, less dense than water

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has leveraged a new type of nanoscale 3D printing to push the limits of material science …

Engineering

Artificial Leaf could Produce Pure Hydrogen to Use as More Efficient Energy Source

Tim Mayr 20 February 2014<p>Generell:<p>Popular Stories<p><b>Matcha Powder Market</b> research is provided on market <b>opportunities, drivers, trends, challenges, size</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Strange Star Chemistry May Reveal Secrets of Planetary Disks

A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming disks may be …

Universe

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

AOL

Here's The Basic Science Question That 1 In 4 Americans Got Wrong

The Earth circles the sun once every year, but a startling 26% of Americans get this simple fact backward. They think that the sun orbits around the Earth.<p>This shocking finding comes from a survey of more than 2,200 people in the United States, conducted by the National Science Foundation in 2012. …

National Science Foundation

Yellowstone Park Releasing Ancient Helium, Researchers Find

Large amount of helium is escaping from rocks beneath the Yellowstone National Park, researchers have found.<p>According to researchers at the U.S. …

Geology

We're One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Could ancient earthquake explain Shroud of Turin?

The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle the debate. Is the revered cloth a miracle or an elaborate hoax?<p>Now, a study claims neutron emissions from an ancient earthquake that rocked …

Azodicarbonamide, Chemical used in Subway Bread to be Removed After Petition by Vani Hari

Subway says they plan to remove the chemical, azodicarbonamide from their bread after a food blogger launched a petition this week asking them to …

World Health Organization

Weighing nanoparticles at the attogram scale

Manalis first developed the SMR system in 2007 to measure the mass of living cells, as well as particles as small as a femtogram (one quadrillionth …

Pioneering path to electrical conductivity in 'tinker toy' materials to appear in Science

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework …

Nanotech

Making hydrogen fuel is now easier than nuking a tv dinner

A new recipe for hydrogen could have huge implications for fuel sources.<p>Hydrogen is the fuel that propels rockets and energizes battery-like fuel …

New waterproof surface is 'driest ever'

<b>US engineers have created the "most waterproof material ever" - inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings.</b><p>The new "super-hydrophobic" surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say.<p>The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, …

Engineering

Scientists Use 'Tin' to Create 100% Efficient Computer Chips

<b>Tin will soon gain better attention now that the metal is said to soon replace graphene as the top material used in electrical purposes or even</b> …

Self-Healing Battery: Scientists Invent Next-Generation Battery For Future Devices

Could this be the invention that will allow electric vehicles to permanently displace gasoline-powered cars?<p>A group of scientists from Stanford …

Researchers Accidentally Improve Electrical Conductivity 400 Times by Leaving the Light On

Researchers accidently exposed a crystal to light, and the result was a 400-fold boost in electricity that lasted for days after the light was turned …