Quantum random number generator combines best of two approaches
Removing risk to unleash the full potential of nanomaterials
The EU NANOREG project is developing the next generation of reliable and comparable experimental data on the environmental, health and safety aspects of nanomaterials. NANOREG, which began in March 2013, ...
Beyond genes: Are centrioles carriers of biological information?
Centrioles are barrel-shaped structures inside cells, made up of multiple proteins. They are currently the focus of much research, since mutations in the proteins that make them up can cause a broad range ...
Company developing commercial tech to convert heat to electricity
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has licensed patents on high-temperature thermoelectric materials to Evident Technologies, Troy, New York, which provides these kinds of materials and ...
Shifts in electricity generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline
In the four years following the 2008 recession, the coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, according to a new Duke University ...
Japan eyes nuclear for a fifth of electricity supply
A fifth of Japan's electricity supply should come from nuclear power generation, the country's industry ministry said Tuesday, despite widespread opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Japan eyeing 26% greenhouse gas cut: officials
Japan is planning to pledge a 26 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 levels, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year, officials said Friday.
Miami Beach sees rising seas as no threat to real estate boom, for now
Miami Beach's condo boom is bubbling hot, with glass towers being built as fast as they can be—even as scientists say rising seas could swamp much of the storied city by the century's end.
Sweden speeds up closure of two nuclear reactors
Sweden's state-owned energy group Vattenfall on Tuesday said it planned to speed up the shutdown of two nuclear reactors by up to seven years, to 2018 and 2020.
$50 mn raised by digital lifestyle site Refinery29
Refinery29, a digital lifestyle news site aimed at women, said Tuesday it raised $50 million in one of the largest capital rounds in the burgeoning sector.