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    Study helps Californians save electricity—and money—this summer

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Electricity demand fluctuates each day, and consumers who want to unplug during peak times to save money and help the environment now have a new tool at their disposal. Chai Energy, a partner of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, is making real-tim… [...]

    Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories For the first time, a team of scientists have calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide new insight into the make-up of our galaxy and how stars in spiral galaxies such as ours form. The study is… [...]

    Monitoring metabolic energy expenditure, health, and fitness with a breath analyzer

    Original @ MIT News – Bioengineering and biotechnology Simple-to-use, low-cost respiratory sensor enables measurement and tracking of personal metabolism. [...]

    Biochemists link synthetic compound to hunger-hormone production

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories New research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. Researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disrupt… [...]

    Seeing the light: Researchers seek to improve solar cell technology using new materials and nanowires

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are expanding solar cell technology using nanowires to capture more of the sun’s energy and transform it into usable electricity. Comparable to ultra-thin blades of grass, nanowires added to today’s conv… [...]

    A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Every day, enough sunlight hits the Earth to power the planet many times over—if only we could more efficiently capture all the energy. [...]

    Searching for invisible particles with the ATLAS Experiment

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) smashes protons at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, it creates a rich assortment of particles that are identified through the signature of their interactions with the ATLAS detector. But what if the collider produce… [...]

    Regulation of two-dimensional nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries

    Original @ – latest science and technology news stories Li-ion batteries (LIBs) are advantageous energy storage devices due to their higher specific energy density, lower self-discharge, and lower memory effect. Among the components of batteries, electrode materials play a key role in enhancing electrochemi… [...]

    Leaving Europe’s nuclear regulator will put patients at risk, warns expert

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The UK’s proposed withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) would threaten the supply of essential medical isotopes (essential for some types of cancer treatment and medical imaging) putting patients at risk, argues an expert in Th… [...]

    SproutsIO aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Smart, soil-free microgarden lets users optimize growing conditions while cutting water and resource use. [...]