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The superconductor breakthrough that could mean an energy revolution

17 hours ago   |   New Scientist

We've finally made a room-temperature superconductor, so materials that transport electricity without wasting any of it are within our grasp
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Dark Energy Survey: 700 million astronomical objects discovered in ‘momentous milestone'

Dark Energy Survey: 700 million astronomical objects discovered in ‘momentous milestone'

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

DARK ENERGY SURVEY scientists have now catalogued almost 700 million astronomical objects, in the most detailed survey ever taken of the dark sky.
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Black hole news: Unlimited energy could be extracted from black holes

Black hole news: Unlimited energy could be extracted from black holes

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

BLACK holes could be used to harness their energy and provide unlimited power for the human race, new research has found which changes the way scientists view the terrifying...
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Milky Way rattled by gamma-ray cosmic eruption as powerful flare bursts along solar system

Milky Way rattled by gamma-ray cosmic eruption as powerful flare bursts along solar system

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

MILKY WAY planets have been rocked by a powerful gamma-ray cosmic eruption from a nearby galaxy, which sent high-energy light through the Earth's solar system. Scientists have...
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Chemical that makes chilli peppers spicy boosts solar panel cells

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

Solar cells treated with capsaicin, the compound that makes chilli peppers spicy to taste, are more efficient at converting solar energy
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Effect of Frustrated Rotations on the Pre-Exponential Factor for Unimolecular Reactions on Surfaces: A Case Study of Alkoxy Dehydrogenation

3 days ago   |   Harvard

Wei Chen, Lixin Sun, Boris Kozinsky, Cynthia M. Friend, Efthimios Kaxiras, Philippe Sautet, and Robert J. Madix. 2020. “ Effect of Frustrated Rotations on the Pre-Exponential...
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The interplay and impact of strain and defect association on the conductivity of rare-earth substituted ceria

3 days ago   |   Harvard

George F. Harrington, Lixin Sun, Bilge Yildiz, Kazunari Sasaki, Nicola H. Perry, and Harry L. Tuller. 2019. “ The interplay and impact of strain and defect association on the...
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Multitask machine learning of collective variables for enhanced sampling of rare events

3 days ago   |   Harvard

Lixin Sun, Jonathan Vandermause, Simon Batzner, Yu Xie, David Clark, Wei Chen, and Boris Kozinsky. 2020. “ Multitask machine learning of collective variables for enhanced...
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Colossal oxygen vacancy formation at a fluorite-bixbyite interface

3 days ago   |   Harvard

Dongkyu Lee, Xiang Gao, Lixin Sun, Youngseok Jee, Jonathan Poplawsky, Thomas O. Farmer, Lisha Fan, Er-Jia Guo, Qiyang Lu, William T. Heller, Yongseong Choi, Daniel Haskel...
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Africa's electricity unlikely to go green this decade

4 days ago   |   Oxford University

New research today from the University of Oxford predicts that total electricity generation across the African continent will double by 2030, with fossil fuels continuing to...
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Blue Origin launch: Watch New Shepherd successfully launch and land...

Blue Origin launch: Watch New Shepherd successfully launch and land ‘Mannequin Skywalker'

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Archaeology breakthrough: Oldest cave painting in the world discovered in...

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Officials forecast than 50 launches from Florida's Space Coast this year

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A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Jan. 7 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the the Turksat 5A communications satellite, the first launch from Florida's Space Coast in... Read more ...

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Moon landing: JFK's secret Apollo 11 plan exposed in newly uncovered files...

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Solar storm releases 1.8 million km per hour particles headed straight...

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SOLAR winds travelling at more than 1.8 million kilometres an hour are making their way through the solar system and could soon hit Earth, astronomers have forecast for the... Read more ...

Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug container

Archaeology news: Experts identify contents of Maya drug container

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Zombie news: Apocalypse movies helped people prepare for the pandemic, study...

Zombie news: Apocalypse movies helped people prepare for the pandemic, study shows

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INTERVIEW: Poshmark's CEO Manish Chandra dishes on working with Serena...

INTERVIEW: Poshmark's CEO Manish Chandra dishes on working with Serena Williams, avoiding jail by partnering with the USPS, and splurging on Balenciaga sneakers

Summary List Placement Poshmark shares soared 150% in its trading debut on Thursday, opening at $97.50 per share, more than double the $42 initial price that Poshmark set... Read more ...