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
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
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
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
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
A three-year-long supernova is making astronomers reconsider how stars form and die. Continue reading
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.
British police have arrested an 18-year-old man in what they’re calling a “significant” detention as they hunt for the perpetrators of Friday’s London underground bombing. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading
INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Continue reading