How spacetime is built by quantum entanglement
A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more ...
World's largest particle collider busts record
The world's largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced Thursday.
Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy ...
Squeezed quantum cats
ETH professor Jonathan Home and his colleagues reach deep into their bag of tricks to create so-called 'squeezed Schrödinger cats.' These quantum systems could be extremely useful for future technologies.
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Harvesting usable fuel from nuclear waste – and dealing with the last chemical troublemakers
Nuclear energy provides about 11% of the world's total electricity today. This power source produces no carbon dioxide during plant operation, meaning it doesn't contribute to climate change via greenhouse gas ...
Successful Kickstarter project Neurio now delivering home electricity sensing
Short, sharp shocks let slip the stories of supernovae
When we look up at the night sky, it's easy to feel as though the stars we see have always been, and always will be, there. But just like ourselves, stars are born and die.
Toward solid-state molecular circuitry: Molecular shuttle within a metal-organic framework
From plant matter to jet fuel: Streamlining the production of ultraclean fuel
Plant materials are one of the oldest renewable energy sources, and today scientists are working to produce ultra-clean fuels from them using refined chemical techniques, work made possible by Canadian Light ...
Power to the batteries
Better solar panels and wind turbines are important to helping ensure a low-carbon future. But they are not enough. The energy from these intermittent sources must be stored, managed, converted and accessed ...
French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use
France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.
Students learn first-hand about energy efficiency at school
Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is a formidable sustainability challenge. And demonstrating it isn't that easy either.
Carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanoparticles enhance photosynthetic activity and stability
A new process has been developed for spontaneously incorporating and assembling carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and oxygen scavenging nanoparticles into chloroplasts, the part of plant cells that conduct photosynthesis ...