Bright lights: electrical discharge within the Z Pulsed Power Facility at Sandia National Laboratory. (Courtesy: Randy Montoya) Robust new calibration standards for studying materials at extreme pressures have been developed by researchers in the US. Dayne Fratanduono at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNI) and colleagues used dynamic compression experiments to establish clear relationships between
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In this article SGRE-ES Wind turbines in Brandenburg, Germany. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images So-called “green” hydrogen production using onshore wind turbines could achieve price parity with fossil-based hydrogen by the year 2030, according to a white paper from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. In a statement on Wednesday the firm — a
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The companies selected are Cognitive Space, D-Orbit, Descartes Labs, Edgybees, Hawkeye360, LeoLabs, Lunar Outpost, Orbital Sidekick, Satellite VU and Ursa Space WASHINGTON — Amazon Web Services announced June 10 it selected 10 U.S. and European space startups for a four-week accelerator program where companies learn how they can grow their business using cloud computing and analytics
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The notion of power utilities and telecommunications companies combining or working together is not new. The obvious synergies between these real or quasi monopolies have been written about extensively over the past two decades. Both small and large utilities, telcos and cellular companies (“cellcos”) have carefully tried partnering in a typically limited fashion. In a
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As Apple hosts their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Instagram and Facebook chose this moment to pilot their first-ever Creator Week. This three-day event is geared toward aspiring and emerging digital creators, complete with 9:45 AM virtual DJ sets and panels on “Algorithm Mythbusting” and raising “zillions for a nonprofit you care about.” During the first
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Maps of cerebral blood flow (CBF), arterial transit time (ATT) and BBB water exchange rate (kw) for three study participants. Increasing kw values are associated with increasing cerebrospinal fluid amyloid beta (CSF Aβ 42) concentration (from left to right). (Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Dement. 10.1002/alz.12357) A novel non-invasive neuroimaging technique can detect early-stage dysfunction of the blood–brain
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1. Ning, Z. et al. Quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids. Nature 523, 324–328 (2015). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Deng, Y.-H. Perovskite decomposition and missing crystal planes in HRTEM. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03423-4 (2021). 3. Chen, S. et al. Atomic scale insights into structure instability and decomposition pathway of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite. Nat. Commun. 9, 4807 (2018). ADS 
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Courtesy: iStock/kimberrywood In November 2020, the Institute of Physics (IOP) launched a new podcast, Looking Glass, to coincide with their 100th anniversary. “Series 1: Society” has six episodes, in which host Angela Saini talks to expert guests about the contributions and responsibilities of physics, and physicists, in society as a whole, particularly in relation to
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1. Ning, Z. et al. Quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids. Nature 523, 324–328 (2015). ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Zhu, Y. et al. Direct atomic scale characterization of the surface structure and planar defects in the organic-inorganic hybrid CH3NH3PbI3 by cryo-TEM. Nano Energy 73, 104820 (2020). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  3. Pham, H. T. et al. Insights
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NEWS 09 June 2021 China is vaccinating a staggering 20 million people a day Scientists are impressed by China’s juggernaut of a vaccination drive, through which it is currently administering nearly 60% of all COVID-19 vaccine doses globally. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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SAN FRANCISCO –Techstars Space Accelerator launched its 2021 class June 7 with nine U.S. and one Australian company. While some of the firms are squarely focused on the space sector, others are newcomers after discovering space applications for related technologies like quantum security, photonics, autonomy and communications. “Many companies don’t initially realize they’re space companies,”
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The planet would be sent into chaos if all the ice melted overnight but what would that look like? There would be mass flooding from sea level rise, severe weather changes, deadly chemical release, and mass greenhouse gasses that will leak into the atmosphere. Scientists say we need to stop this planet from rising in
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Taken from the June 2021 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Jim Al-Khalili is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey and an award-winning science communicator. He has presented numerous TV documentaries and radio shows – including The
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CORRESPONDENCE 08 June 2021 Diagnostic genomic laboratories should share their data Kok-Siong Poon  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0873-2682 0 & Evelyn Siew-Chuan Koay  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6472-1462 1 Kok-Siong Poon National University Hospital, Singapore. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Evelyn Siew-Chuan Koay National University of Singapore. View author publications You can
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WASHINGTON — Paul Hertz, who has led NASA’s astrophysics programs for nearly a decade, will step down by the end of the year to pursue his “next challenge” at the space agency. During a town hall session of the 238th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) June 7, Hertz took attendees by surprise when
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News broke this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners are purchasing Seattle-based network security startup ExtraHop. Part of the Network Detection and Response (NDR) market, ExtraHop’s security solutions are for companies that manage assets in the cloud and on-site, “something that could be useful as more companies find themselves in that
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Alexander Novak, Russia’s energy minister, pauses during a panel session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on Thursday said the oil and gas-rich country may soon be tempted
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Cool, cooler, supersolid: Images of the dipolar atoms cooling down and forming the supersolid state. As the system cools, periodic density peaks emerge. (Courtesy: Maximilian Sohmen) Supersolids – materials that exhibit both spatial ordering (seen in solids) and lossless flow (seen in superfluids such as helium-II) – are poorly understood at the finite temperatures that
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