Tag Archives: Physical sciences

10Sep/21

Spaghetti Served at CERN

A group of scientists from NUST MISIS has developed a new technology for the production of an absorber for the electromagnetic particle calorimeter for the LHCb experiment at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). The purpose of the experiment is to explain and understand why antimatter disappeared during the evolution of the Universe. The unique properties of a special lead-antimony alloy and a cassette technology for replacing light-emitting fibers will allow meeting strict technical requirements, simplifying maintenance and extending the life of the calorimeter. Continue reading

20Aug/21

LG Energy Solution and Vistra Corp. Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Battery Energy Storage System at Moss Landing Media Day Event

LG Energy Solution, South Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, and Vistra Corp. celebrated the completion of the 400MW/1.6GWh Vistra Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility in Monterey County, CA, at a Media Day on 19 August, 2021. Representatives from California ISO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Vistra, Burns & McDonnell and LG Energy Solution as well as federal, state, and local elected officials and business leaders attended the event as guests and speakers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, news conference, and site tours. Continue reading

08Feb/21

AETA – A Revolutionary Breakthrough in the Forecasting of Earthquakes

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, a research team from Peking University began working on a system designed to forecast earthquakes days before they occur with promisingly accurate results. People have begun moving into the digital world of harnessing big data and training AI to greatly assist mankind. Continue reading

23Nov/20

How Hydrogen Can Fuel The Energy Transition

In a report published today, “How Hydrogen Can Fuel The Energy Transition,” S&P Global Ratings says it believes hydrogen can push the energy transition forward, but this would require coordinated policy, lower hydrogen production costs, and massive growth of renewables. Hydrogen has so far occupied a niche in the refining, chemicals, and ammonia fertilizer sectors since it is more expensive than conventional fuels: on an energy-equivalent basis, $2 per kilogram (/kg) of hydrogen equates to a gas price of $17.6 per million British thermal unit.Read more

03Oct/20

IQM staff publishes a quantum-computer breakthrough in Nature

Prof. Mikko Möttönen’s university research group and collaborators have engineered a fast and ultra-sensitive nanoscale bolometer that detects very faint microwave radiation. In fact, the radiation detected is so weak that heating up a cup of coffee at room temperature, for 1°C in a microwave oven would have taken 50 septillion times more energy. That is a 5 followed by 25 zeroes. Read more

18May/20

NRL conducts first test of solar power satellite hardware in orbit

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. Read more

18May/20

Reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases using a new device that attacks pathogens in the air and on surfaces

PA Consulting and Hydroxyl Technologies Ltd seek commercial partners to rapidly manufacture a powerful device that uses hydroxyl radicals to neutralize coronaviruses and other pathogens in indoor spaces, protecting people as they go about their daily lives. Read more

13May/20

Milestone Marked at Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction Plant

A Bechtel-led team has successfully completed the destruction of projectiles containing the nerve agent GB at a chemical weapons facility in Kentucky.

The destruction of the nearly 4,000 GB projectiles at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) moves the U.S. one step closer to meeting an international treaty obligation to eliminate the country’s stockpile of chemical weapons. Read more

30Sep/17

China holds world’s first secure quantum video conference

China Central Television (CCTV)- Chinese scientists held the world’s first quantum intercontinental communication video conference with their counterparts in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, thanks to the successful connection between China’s quantum communication line and satellite.
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