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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Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets fell near the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, local time, according to reports. The Katyusha rockets hit inside the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, Iraqi police sources told Reuters. No casualties were immediately reported. Sirens could be heard blaring in the area...

Emmanuel Macron extends digital tax talks after phone call with Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron says he will extend negotiations over a new digital tax after speaking with President Trump. Macron’s decision averts a trade war with the US after Trump threatened tariffs against French products including wine. Amazon, Facebook and Google strongly oppose the digital tax, which France approved last year...

Brad Parscale: ‘Right now, the American people have tuned out’ 2020 Democrats

President Trump's reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale told Fox News' "Bill Hemmer Reports" Monday that the forthcoming Senate impeachment trial was unlikely to have any impact at the polls this November, and may even help the president's chances. ...