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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Oct. 12, 2015 — Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, will be launched again on Wednesday October 14. The first attempt in 2014 unfortunately failed due to technical ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Researchers in Sweden have discovered that a certain bed material improves the combustion efficiency of waste and biomass while decreasing operating and maintenance costs significantly. In ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Quasiparticles are central to energy applications but can be difficult to detect. Researchers have seen evidence of quasiparticles called negative trions forming and fading in an ultrathin layer of ... read more

Professor Solves 140-Year Fluid Mechanics Enigma

Oct. 7, 2015 — A researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the behavior of elliptical particles moving through ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), recently used as a power source for households in Japan, have several drawbacks such as high-cost, material degradation and long start-up time derived from high ... read more

Tellurium Electrodes Boost Lithium Batteries

Oct. 7, 2015 — Tellurium electrodes have higher energy densities and may be charged and discharged faster than conventional electrode ... read more

Candle Soot Can Power the Lithium Batteries in Electric Cars

Oct. 7, 2015 — Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy, scientists report. This advance of tapping the natural heat of Earth may improve the ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A newly upgraded high-power laser will blaze new trails across many fields of science by recreating the universe’s most extreme conditions, such as those at the heart of stars and planets, in a ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Perovskite solar cells are cheaper to make than traditional silicon cells and their electricity conversion efficiency is improving rapidly. To be commercially viable, perovskite cells need to scale ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — The superconductivity effect has been revealed by researchers which, they say, will help to create future supercomputers. The researchers studied the interactions between superconductivity and ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists have used a transmission electron microscope to record almost 3500 images in 3.5 seconds for the reconstruction of a 3D electron tomogram. Previously, 10 to 60 minutes and a ten-fold ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists have made simulations of the processes that happen when a layer of carbon atoms is irradiated with strong laser ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array devices, researchers are putting liquid cooling right where it's needed the most -- a few ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy makers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — A novel micro-technology, which captures the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae, has been created by ... read more

New Method Will Enable Most Accurate Neutron Measurement Yet

Oct. 2, 2015 — Our universe consists of significantly more matter than existing theories are able to explain. This is one of the great puzzles of modern science. One way to clarify this discrepancy is via the ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — What are the properties of the vacuum, the absolute nothingness? So far, physicists have assumed that it is impossible to directly access the characteristics of the ground state of empty space. Now, ... read more

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