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Solar Paper is World's Thinnest Sun-Powered Charger

Solar chargers are appealing, but they can also be bulky and heavy. Not the case with Solar Paper, a new project seeking funds on Kickstarter to commercialize what sponsors claim is the thinnest and lightest solar panel for your phone or camera.<p>It's about as wide and tall as a big smartphone like …

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: First solar cell made of highly ordered molecular frameworks: New material based on metal-organic frameworks is suited for photovoltaics; publication in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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New 2-D material's properties show promise

One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk …

New process could usher in "graphene-driven industrial revolution"

It's hard to find an article about graphene that doesn't include the words "wonder material" somewhere within it. Less wondrous, unfortunately, is …

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

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Spaceports: Britain takes a giant leap into the space race

Ministers announce plans for a 'spaceport', disclosing eight potential sites for a base from which rockets would carry satellites, astronauts and tourists by 2018<p>Britain enters the space race as ministers announce plans for a “spaceport” which could see flights to Australia taking only two …

SpaceX Successfully Launches Orbcomm Satellites

After two months of delays, SpaceX achieved success today in its launch of six Orbcomm telecommunications satellites into orbit on Monday, July 14. All six satellites have been successfully deployed in orbit.<p>The six satellites, which were built by the Sierra Nevada Corporation, are part of …

Video: What New Horizons might see when it reaches Pluto next July

“Because Pluto has never been visited up-close by a spacecraft from Earth, everything we see will be a first,” said NASA’s Adriana Ocampo.<p>NASA’s New …