NOAA plans increased 2015 Arctic nautical charting operations

As commercial shipping traffic increases in the Arctic, NOAA is taking major steps to update nautical charts in the region. NOAA's Office of Coast Survey will use data collected by two of its own ships, Rainier and Fairweather, as well as the U.S. Coas...

From graphene hydrogels to high-performance anodes

How can the electrodes of batteries be made more efficient? In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists describe a powerful approach that uses solvated graphene frameworks as the anode material. Assembled in a lithium coin cell, the as-made e...

Oxide/carbon composites could power green metal-air batteries

Electrochemical devices are crucial to a green energy revolution in which clean alternatives replace carbon-based fuels. This revolution requires conversion systems that produce hydrogen from water or rechargeable batteries that can store clean energy ...

Technology helps unlock secrets of rare bacteria

In the last decade, the study of microbes in soil and water has advanced through new DNA technology. Through this, studies of marine waters have found many types of astonishingly rare bacteria in the oceans - the so called ‘rare biosphere.’

Development of a novel water-splitting photocatalyst operable across the visible light spectrum

A research group led by Chengsi Pan, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Tsuyoshi Takata, NIMS Special Researcher, at the Global Research Center for Environment and Energy Based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN; Director-General: Kohei Uosaki) of the National ...
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The Greek Freak lost his cool. Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for a flagrant-2 foul and ejected Tuesday night after the Milwaukee Bucks star headbutted the Washington Wizards’ Moe Wagner during the second quarter. Antetokounmpo had been fouled several times up to that point and his emotions boiled over after he was...

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