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Alberta, TC Energy pull plug on Keystone XL pipeline

Victory for environmentalists comes as groups step up campaigns. Enlarge / Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines hold a rally as they protest US President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Columb.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 10th, 2021

This molecule is made from sugar, shaped like a doughnut, and formed using light

A process using a light-sensitive chemical can drastically reduce cost and energy consumption to produce gamma-cyclodextrin, a compound that is widely used in manufacturing, according to a Dartmouth study......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News3 hr. 38 min. ago

Best Prime Day smart thermostat deals for 2021

Looking to smarten up your home and potentially save on your energy bills? We've rounded up all the best Prime Day smart thermostat deals on offer right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

Best Prime Day smart plug deals for 2021

Prime Day is here and we've got all the best Prime Day smart plug deals and offers along with advice on what to look for when buying a smart plug......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

Best Prime Day Nest Thermostat deals for 2021

Looking to save money on your energy bills with these Prime Day Nest Thermostat deals? We've got 'em all here......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

The US Navy"s Plans for a Railgun Are Finally Dead

Anyone who's played Quake remembers the railgun weapon. The U.S. Navy spent $500 million trying to build a real one, according to Popular Mechanics, "using electricity and magnetism instead of gunpowder and chemical energy to accelerate a projectile.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Graphene drum: A new phonon laser design

Professor Konstantin Arutyunov of the HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), together with Chinese researchers, has developed a graphene-based mechanical resonator, in which coherent emission of sound energy quanta,.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

EPA Releases List of Top Cities With Energy Star-certified Buildings

EPA is out with its latest tally of buildings certified through the Energy Star efficiency program it runs with the Energy Department. From a report: Commercial and multifamily buildings are a big source of energy demand and carbon emissions. The cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Best Prime Day smart thermostat deals 2021: Deals you can buy today

Looking to smarten up your home (and potentially save on your energy bills)? Here are the Prime Day smart thermostat deals we're looking forward to this year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cybercriminal crackdown

Arrests of Cl0p hacker group members adds to pressure on other countries to follow suit. Enlarge / A Colonial Pipeline facility in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Hackers last month disrupted the pipeline supplying petroleum to much of the East Coast. (.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Changing a 2D material"s symmetry can unlock its promise

Optoelectronic materials that are capable of converting the energy of light into electricity, and electricity into light, have promising applications as light-emitting, energy-harvesting, and sensing technologies. However, devices made of these mater.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Novel chirped pulses defy "conventional wisdom"

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was shared by researchers who pioneered a technique to create ultrashort, yet extremely high-energy laser pulses at the University of Rochester......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Ultra-sensitive radiation detectors provide deeper dive into groundwater

Scientists are gaining deeper insights into how agricultural practices affect groundwater, thanks in part to an isotope groundwater age-dating technique made possible by ultra-sensitive radiation measurements at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacifi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

How should governments subsidize clean-energy heating?

Transitioning to low-carbon energy production is a big climate challenge to overcome. Many countries are already looking to adopt clean heating solutions more widely, with the International Energy Agency projecting that by 2045 nearly half of global.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Inducing and tuning spin interactions in layered material by inserting iron atoms, protons

Magnetic-spin interactions that allow spin-manipulation by electrical control allow potential applications in energy-efficient spintronic devices......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

A molecular switch for organisms adapting to fasts

Getting energy and nutrients from the environment—eating—is such an important function that it has been regulated through sophisticated mechanisms over hundreds of millions of years. Some of these mechanisms are only now beginning to be unraveled.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Can artificial intelligence open new doors for materials discovery?

The future of clean energy is hot. Temperatures hit 800 Celsius in parts of solar energy plants and advanced nuclear reactors. Finding materials that can stand that type of heat is tough. So experts look to Mark Messner for answers......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Notebook compartment part suppliers see deceleration in shipments in 2Q21

Makers of notebook internal compartment parts and hinges have seen a deceleration in order pull-ins from notebook brand clients in second quarter amid component shortages......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon

Founding OpenZFS dev Matthew Ahrens opened a pull request last week. Enlarge / OpenZFS supports many complex disk topologies, but "spiral stack sitting on a desk" still isn't one of them. (credit: Jim Salter) OpenZFS founding developer Matthew.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

A DNA-based storage system with files and metadata

Queries can take days, but it's possible to pull out specific files. Enlarge / Fluorescent tagged DNA is the key to a new storage system. (credit: Gerald Barber, Virginia Tech) DNA-based data storage appears to offer solutions to some of the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

PSMC negotiating orders for 2023

Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to see orders demanding 8- and 12-inch wafer fabrication services pull in, and is in talks with clients about orders for 2023, according to company chairman Frank Hu.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021