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CORNELL UNIVERSITY TO EXTRACT ENERGY FROM MANURE TO MEET PEAK HEATING DEMANDS
Cornell University is developing a system to extract energy from cattle manure to meet the campus’s peak demands for heat in the winter months. In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, scientists involved with the project give a detailed analysis of the issues required to make this work, including scientific, economic, and energy policy considerations.
OnePlus 8T CONCEPT PHONE HAS COLOR-SHIFTING, CAMERA-CAMOUFLAGE FEATURES
As smartphone manufacturers race to reach faster transmission speeds, greater storage capacities and quicker charging times, it’s a change of pace to find a new phone that ignores all of those pursuits.
THE FIRST ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN EXPLORE CAPILLARIES
At EPFL, Lucio Pancaldi, a Ph.D. student, and Selman Sakar, an assistant professor, have harnessed hydrokinetic energy (mechanical energy resulting from the motion of liquids) to get an instrument into places in the human body without resorting to invasive methods. “Large proportions of the brain remain inaccessible because the existing tools are unwieldy, and exploring the tiny, intricate cerebral vascular system without causing tissue damage is extremely difficult,” says Sakar.
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MASKS NOT ENOUGH TO STOP COVID-19’S SPREAD WITHOUT DISTANCING: STUDY
Simply wearing a mask may not be enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing.
DIAMONDS ARE NOT JUST FOR JEWELRY ANYMORE
When it comes to the semiconductor industry, silicon has reigned as king in the electronics field, but it is coming to the end of its physical limits.
MULTIPARTY ENTANGLEMENT: WHEN EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
Entanglement is a ubiquitous concept in modern physics research: it occurs in subjects ranging from quantum gravity to quantum computing. In a publication that appeared in Physical Review Letters last week, UvA-IoP physicist Michael Walter and his collaborator Sepehr Nezami shed new light on the properties of quantum entanglement—in particular when many particles are involved.
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RESEARCHERS FIND HYDROGEN-SUPPORTED LIFE BENEATH GLACIERS
Using years of data collected from ice-covered habitats all over the world, a Montana State University team has discovered new insights into the processes that support microbial life underneath ice sheets and glaciers, and the role those organisms play in perpetuating life through ice ages and, perhaps, in seemingly inhospitable environments on other planets.
A GROGGY CLIMATE GIANT: SUBSEA PERMAFROST IS STILL WAKING UP AFTER 12,000 YEARS
In the far north, the swelling Arctic Ocean inundated vast swaths of coastal tundra and steppe ecosystems. Though the ocean water was only a few degrees above freezing, it started to thaw the permafrost beneath it, exposing billions of tons of organic matter to microbial breakdown. The decomposing organic matter began producing CO2 and CH4, two of the most important greenhouse gases.
RESEARCHER INVESTIGATES HOW TO MAKE THE GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY MORE RESILIENT
As the world grows increasingly globalized, one of the ways that countries have come to rely on one another is through a more intricate and interconnected food supply chain. Food produced in one country is often consumed in another country—with technological advances allowing food to be shipped between countries that are increasingly distant from one another.
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AN UPDATED WAY TO CALCULATE THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE EXISTENCE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS
A small team of researchers from California Institute of Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Santiago High School has developed an updated version of an old equation to calculate the likely existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. The team has uploaded their paper to the arXiv preprint server.
CHINA’S NEW LONG MARCH-8 ROCKET MAKES FIRST FLIGHT
China’s new carrier rocket, the Long March-8, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, the country’s space agency said, the first phase of a strategy to deploy launch vehicles that can be reused.
IMAGE: INSTRUMENTS INSTALLED ON EUCLID SPACECRAFT
The optical and infrared instruments of Euclid, ESA’s mission to study dark energy and dark matter, have passed the qualification and acceptance review and are now fully integrated into the spacecraft’s payload module. This marks an important step forward in the assembly of the Euclid space telescope, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.
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TWO DIMENSIONAL HETEROSTRUCTURES COMPOSED OF LAYERS WITH SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LATTICE VECTORS
New periodic structures known as moiré lattices can be observed in two-dimensional (2-D) heterostructures containing layers with slightly different lattice vectors, which can in turn support new topological phenomena. It is therefore important to obtain high-resolution imaging of these moiré lattices and superstructures to understand the emerging physics. In a new report now published in Science Advances, Kyunghoon Lee and a team of scientists report the imaging process to view moiré lattices and superstructures in graphene-based samples under ambient conditions using scanning microwave impedance microscopy with ultrahigh-resolution implementation. While the probe tip of the device maintained a gross radius of 100 nm, the research team achieved a spatial resolution better than 5 nm. This setup allowed direct visualization of moiré lattices and the composite super-moiré. The researchers also showed the artificial synthesis of new superstructures arising from the interplay between diverse layers.
TRANSFORMING SELF-ASSEMBLED ARCHITECTURES INTO FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
Imagine if a material would arrange itself into a shape suited for its application, for instance, a catalyst that maximizes its own surface area for improved efficiency or a micro-actuator that forms appendages to grab nearby objects. This is the promise of self-assembly: making complex, functional materials by letting matter shape itself. Yet, not all matter that self-assembles into interesting forms turns out to have a useful function in its final shape. Researchers of the Self-Organizing Matter group recently discovered that ion exchange allows them to separate the self-assembly process from the resulting material. Their findings were published in Advanced Materials on November 16 and highlighted in Nature and Nature Reviews Materials.
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