Tag Archives: Physical sciences

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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16Sep/17

‘Significant’ arrest made over London bombing

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

09Sep/17

Black hole in a ‘bathtub’ makes waves for UK scientists

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