Computer scientists have simulated from first principles the way batteries wear out as they are charged and discharged for the first time
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Two weeks after NSA chief cited tight auditing–and consequences for internal violations–new disclosures show such breaches are common.
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Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
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Vortices in the South Atlantic are mathematically equivalent to black holes, say physicists, an idea that could lead to new ways of understanding how currents transport oil and garbage across oceans
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By forcing changes in how gas power plants operate, greenhouse regulations could actually make it more difficult for utilities to use renewables.
Chemists have calculated that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.