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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Man jailed for nearly 30 years is free after judge rules that he is...

After spending 28 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit, Corey Atchison has his freedom. What are the details? An Oklahoma judge ruled that Atchison — who was convicted in connection with a 1991 murder — is innocent. Police believe that the deceased, James Wayne, was the victim of a gang-related robbery that took place nearly 30 years ago. Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes overturned the conviction on Tuesday after his...

Trump Disavows ‘Send Her Back’ Chant as G.O.P. Frets Over Ugly Phrase

But as the crowd chanted at his re-election rally in North Carolina, President Trump looked around and seemed to bask in the enthusiastic refrain. ...

The Boosted Scooter Is a Blast

Electric scooters are dangerous. It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing a scary story in the news reminding the world of this fact. People die riding these things. So it wasn’t surprising when Boosted emphasized safety in announcing it’s new e-scooter. The $1,600 Boosted Rev has three brakes,...