Physicists calculate how to make atomic clocks super-accurate
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to atomic clocks, every second counts. In fact, according to Marianna Safronova, every quintillionth of a second counts.
Rules devised for building ideal protein molecules from scratch
(Phys.org)—By following certain rules, scientists can prepare architectural plans for building ideal protein molecules not found in the real world. Based on these computer renditions, previously non-existent ...
China, Germany move ahead on clean energy: study
Germany has outpaced the United States as the number two player in clean energy while China keeps racing ahead as the world's green investment leader, a study said Tuesday.
Diamonds shine in quantum networks: Researchers hitch precious stone's impurities onto nano-resonators
When it comes to dreaming about diamonds, energy efficiency and powerful information processing aren't normally the thoughts that spring to mind. Unless, of course, you are a quantum physicist looking to create the most secure ...
Small reactors could figure into US energy future
A newly released study from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) concludes that small modular reactors may hold the key to the future of U.S. nuclear power generation.
Experts mixed on whether Obama's goal of 1 million electric cars by 2015 can be reached
Fingerprinting uranium: X-rays identify mobile, stationary forms of atomic pollutant
(PhysOrg.com) -- Determining if uranium will zip through the soil or not is easier now, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of North Texas. Dr. Eugene Ilton and ...
California alternative-energy program is under scrutiny
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight
Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama's efforts to combat climate change.
US moves to push global trade deal on green goods
The United States said Friday it was planning to begin negotiations with other leading trading countries for a deal to cut tariffs for green goods like solar panels.
Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia
As President Barack Obama begins a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies and reconfirm America's strategic pivot to the Pacific, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) emphasized today the Asia-Pacific ...
Experiments may reveal new state of matter for the 'glue particles', the gluons
(Phys.org)—At the LHC accelerator at CERN, collisions between protons and lead nuclei were established last week, for the first time in the ALICE detector. ...
Bio meets nano: Quantum dots as light antennas for artificial photosynthetic systems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Our attempts to use solar energy continue to be very ineffective; the true masters of this craft are photosynthetic plants, algae, and bacteria. Science is trying to emulate these organisms.
Could the Higgs mass determine the end of the universe?
You may have heard in the recent media that the world was going to end. Uh, again. Worse still, the devastation wasn't limited to Earth; the whole universe might end. Bad news, right? And you thought 2012 was the year to mark on your calendar. ...