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FORNL talk Tuesday on exploding stars, gravitational waves

Oakridger 03 Jun 2023
Mezzacappa received a Department of Energy Young Scientist Award from Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Clinton in 1999 for his contributions to core collapse supernova theory.

Nuclear energy not right choice and more letters to the editors

Chatanooga Times Free Press 03 Jun 2023
Nuclear energy not right choice ... safer nuclear energy portfolio." ... Where are public health representatives or climate scientists or environmentalists who can provide valid information about why nuclear is a poor energy transition choice? Nuclear is costly with unjust fuel sourcing.

Satellite Beams Solar Power Down to Earth Using Microwave Transmitter

Futurism 02 Jun 2023
In a remarkable first, scientists at the California Institute of Technology say they've successfully transmitted solar energy gathered by a satellite in orbit down to the Earth's surface, as well as to nearby receivers in space ... In their testing, the scientists were successfully ...

Physicists take first-ever X-rays of single atoms

Popular Science 02 Jun 2023
Many scientists use X-rays in a very similar role—they just have different targets ... In the past, scientists have X-rayed batches of atoms, to understand what they are and predict how those atoms might fare in a particular chemical reaction ... Characterizing an atom doesn’t mean just snapping a picture of it; scientists first did that way back in 1955.

Assessing effectiveness of icephobic coatings on PV systems located at high latitudes

PV Magazine 02 Jun 2023
A Norwegian research team assessed the snow deposits on photovoltaic panels and the consequent energy losses via the PVsyst software and utilized the so-called Marion’s algorithm (MA) for evaluating the sliding coefficient. It found the coatings may effectively reduce energy ...

Debt Ceiling Legislation Avoids Economic Catastrophe, But Will Cause Other Harms

Common Dreams 02 Jun 2023
Below is a statement by David Watkins, director of government affairs for the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ... “Thankfully, some of the extreme provisions House Republican were demanding, such as rescinding investments in clean energy that are part of the Inflation Reduction Act, did not come to pass.

Discovery challenges 30-year-old dogma in associative polymers research

Phys Dot Org 02 Jun 2023
By rearranging or combining these units and tinkering with their bonds, scientists can design polymeric materials with specific characteristics ... In the lab, scientists work with materials whose bonds can break and re-form at "laboratory time scales," meaning within time frames they can observe through experiments.

The Therapeutic Potential of CBD Flowers: A Closer Look

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 02 Jun 2023
It has been found that CBD may be involved in improving memory, mood, energy levels, and weight of people diagnosed with the stated diseases. However, scientists warn that research is inconclusive and that CBD should be a supportive therapy rather than a first-line treatment ... As a result, you wake up full of energy and feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

ESA is Testing How Iron Burns in Weightlessness

Universe Today 01 Jun 2023
It could eventually join other renewable energy sources as a way to combat the release of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere ... In the process, they create a lot of energy (and light) ... In space, while there are no colonies or stations on the Moon yet, ESA scientists see a time when sustainable metal-burning energy plants will be needed there as well.

2 Madison-area companies get federal money to help curb climate change through fusion energy

Madison 01 Jun 2023
Scientists announced Tuesday that they have for the first time produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it — a major breakthrough in the decades-long quest to harness the process that powers the sun ... Producing energy that powers homes and businesses from fusion is still decades away.

Nuclear fusion startups set to receive $46 million from the Department of Energy

The Verge 01 Jun 2023
US Energy Secretary ... The Department of Energy is pumping $46 million into eight companies developing nuclear fusion power plants, which has been an elusive clean energy dream for scientists for over half a century.

Why Is China Drilling a 33,000-Feet Hole in Xinjiang?

Time 01 Jun 2023
Chinese scientists have begun drilling a 10,000-meter (32,808 feet) hole into the Earth’s crust, as the world’s second largest economy explores new frontiers above and below the planet’s surface ... a scientist at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told Xinhua.

Why is China drilling a 10,000-m deep hole into Earth’s crust?

Financial Express 01 Jun 2023
Ihis man-made massive hole is going to come in handy for scientists to predict and warn about such upcoming disasters ... Chinese scientists’ new innovative way to explore the Earth is gaining a lot of attention in the media worldwide ... He was then addressing a group of China’s leading scientists.

‘Science’ Tells Us Energy and Cement Companies Cause Wildfires

The American Spectator 01 Jun 2023
According to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), we can now blame forest fires on energy corporations ... In this process, authors give their data to independent scientists to see if they arrive at the same conclusion ... The post ‘Science’ Tells Us Energy and Cement Companies Cause Wildfires appeared first on The American Spectator .

Debt ceiling deal advances pipeline and tweaks environmental rules, but more work remains

Beatrice Daily Sun 01 Jun 2023
Scientists, environmental advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens have long made a case for transitioning ... As technology continues to improve and strengthen the resilience of renewable energy sources, scientists are also looking for better ways to store the power generated.

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