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Siemens to Invest in Blockchain-Based Smart Grid Builder LO3

Technology conglomerate Siemens has announced it will invest in LO3 Energy, a startup focused on building blockchain-backed “smart grids” for local …

High-tech magnet smashes record and opens new frontiers in tech

Superconducting device created in Florida lab is 3,000 times stronger than refrigerator magnets.<p><i>In brief: The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has created the world's most powerful superconducting magnet. Named 32 T, it's 33 percent more powerful than the previous record-holding magnet, and</i> …

New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

Transistor breakthrough brings liquid computers closer to reality

In a step towards creating a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms, mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon …

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

EU paid for a report that concluded piracy isn’t harmful — and tried to hide the findings

Back in 2014, the European Commission paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report was finished in May 2015, but for some reason it was never published– according to Julia Reda’s blog, the …

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Tenka Labs raises another $2M to get its kids’ LEGO engineering kits in retailers

Tenka Labs co-founder John Schuster is no stranger to walking friends through building gadgets using Arduino, an open-source hardware controller — except they might be great software engineers, but not understand the actual circuitry.<p>But Tenka Labs, which builds simple kits that help young students …

World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Waves Goodbye to Oil Industry

In another sign that the petroleum era is drawing to a close, Denmark is selling off its last oil company with barely a peep.<p>Once considered a …

Say Goodbye to the Internal Combustion Engine

By Rory Christian and Larissa Koehler<p>Electric vehicles (EVs) don't make much noise on the road, but they're generating a lot of buzz about the future …

Electric Vehicles

The Next Pharmaceutical Revolution Could Be 3D Bioprinted

New kidneys from scratch.<p>Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, …

Scientists are creating a cell-phone battery that charges instantly

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering are working on a special material that will one day provide the capacity for instant battery charging. This is made possible by super-conductive two-dimensional MXene material.<p>The quest for a better battery has been ongoing since Alessandro …

Physicists turn a crystal into an electrical circuit

Washington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, …

Toyota claims a leap that would vastly increase electric-car range

In an unusual statement, Toyota says it is nearing a breakthrough in a type of lithium-ion battery system that has vexed researchers for decades, and …

Electric Vehicles

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer<p>Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat …

Stem Cells

Google's Nuclear Fusion Project Is Paying Off

The researchers netted a 50 percent reduction in energy loss, taking us one step closer to a future of unlimited clean energy.<p>Nuclear fusion, the process the sun has used for billions of years to fuse atoms of hydrogen into atoms of helium, could be the pot of gold at the end of the clean energy …

Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040

LONDON — Scrambling to combat a growing air pollution crisis, Britain announced on Wednesday that sales of new diesel and gas cars would reach the end of the road by 2040, the latest step in Europe’s battle against the damaging environmental impact of the internal combustion engine.<p>Britain’s plans …

Scientists journey to the world's 'Lost' 8th continent

Scientists will soon venture to the world's hidden eighth continent, the sunken land of Zealandia.<p>The lost continent, which is mostly submerged, with all of New Zealand and a few islands peeking out from the water, is about half the size of Australia. By drilling deep into its crust or upper layer, …

SKT develops world’s smallest quantum chip

SK Telecom said Sunday it has developed the world’s smallest chip to generate random number utilizing its quantum technology, which can significantly …

Japan Is Building Out Its Own Satellite Network That Could Replace GPS

Japan is targeting independence in space-based information. In doing so, the country certainly has an eye on security at home and the wider East Asia-Oceania region. It also has one eye on the future standing of its formal ally, the United States.<p>Japan had long voiced concerns about continuing to …

MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time

Last month, a team of MIT engineers launched Jungle Hawk Owl from the back of a compact car. It was the first flight for the 24-foot-wide drone, which the team believes is capable of staying in the air for five days on a single tank of gas.<p>The craft was designed to address a challenge posed by the …

Drones

Scientists Use Ancient DNA to Identify Bizarre Species That Baffled Darwin

What has a body like a humpless camel, legs like a skinny rhino, and a face like the short-trunked saiga antelope? Until only recently, the accepted …

Nil Communication: How to Send a Message without Sending Anything at All

We connect to each other through particles. Calls and texts ride flecks of light, Web sites and photographs load on electrons. All communication is, …

A map that fills a 500-million year gap in Earth's history

Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago.<p>To unravel this incredible history, …

We Could Have Fusion Energy by 2030, Says Guy Who Knows

The big trick is shrinking the size of the reactors.<p>The reality of clean, stable energy produced in a ball of plasma seems to perpetually be around …

UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale'

Sector says current threat coming to the fore because of trend towards decentralised power plants<p>Concern over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure.<p>No other country in the world …

Cyber-attacks

Even Ross Geller Couldn't Tell You WTF These Fossils Were

But these scientists may have solved the 70-year-old mystery.<p><b>By Simon Darroch, Vanderbilt University; Imran Rahman, University of …

Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.

Scientists widely agree that human activity is the main driver of global warming, and that we have to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to …

Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

Experimental evolution and the adjustment of metabolic strategies in lactic acid bacteria | FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Experimental evolution of microbes has gained lots of interest in recent years, mainly due to the ease of strain characterisation through …