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Trina Solar Has Achieved New Conversion Efficiency Records For P-Type & N-Type Silicon Solar Cells

New conversion efficiency world records for high-efficiency p-type and n-type silicon solar cells were recently set by researchers at Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

Lil B Confirms Kevin Durant's Injury Caused By The Based God's Curse

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

Lil B was at MIT last night, giving what The FADER called "a groundbreaking lecture" at the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The lecture sounds like it was quite the event, "presenting nuanced observations...Show More Summary

HIV/AIDS Drugs Could Be Repurposed to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University...Show More Summary

University of Kentucky reports HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2014) - A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor & vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology...Show More Summary

Sandia Releases API to Manage Energy Usage in HPC Environments

Sandia National Laboratories, a government contractor that works to solve national security issues with science and technology, has released the Power API. The Power API aims to standardize measurement and control of energy in high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

Tour the Lab Where Scientists Supercharge Elite Athletes

Just down the road from Facebook and Google, Dr. Phil Wagner runs a laboratory dedicated to optimizing the performance of some of the world's top athletes. At Sparta Performance Science in Menlo Park, California, Wagner and his teamShow More Summary

Thanksgiving Burger Is a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bun

last weekOdd : Neatorama

PYT is a restaurant in Philadelphia known worldwide for its research into the burger sciences. The geniuses in its laboratory have developed revolutionary new hamburger products, such as the cheeseburger-stuffed donut, the deep fried Twinkie burger and the peanut butter and jelly sandwich bun burger. Show More Summary

NASA’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Carving a Jack-o-Lantern isn’t rocket science -unless you make it so! NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a pumpkin carving competition every year in which their best scientists and engineers do things to pumpkins that you’d never think of. Show More Summary

The Art of Planetary Science

On October 17-19, 2014, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the University of Arizona campus hosted the second annual Art of Planetary Science exhibition. This exhibition featured works of art inspired by the solar system, alongside works by scientists created from their scientific data.

Ebola Virus Is More Likely to Spread through Aerosols – and Survive Longer – When It’s Cold

A British government defense lab finds that Ebola can last up to 50 days in the cold. The Daily Mail reports: The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain [of Ebola] will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days. Show More Summary

Oft-cited ‘total sshole’ physicist credited in scientific literature is a fake

last monthNews : The Raw Story

An Italian science writer reviewing a paper written in 1987 by two well-known physicists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, noted a third author with an intriguing and profane Italian name which translates to “total sshole.” Vito Tartamella discovered what turned out to be a private...

Three Bigelow scientists in ocean acidification research effort in Gran Canaria

Three scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are in Gran Canaria, the second most populated island of the Canary Islands, for a rerun of an experiment that was thwarted by a severe storm there earlier this year. Senior Research Scientist Steve Archer, post doc Kerstin Suffrian and research techician Kevin Posman, will spend the […]

Meet the New Underclass: People With Ph.D.s in Science

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Once upon a time, newly-minted science Ph.D.s would get research jobs at a senior scientist's laboratory, to train and hone the ideas they would explore at their own labs. But now the supply of post-doctoral students is outpacing demand, creating a new, hyper-educated underclass. Read more...

VWR Corporation - Disappointing Offering, Little Appeal

By The Value Investor: VWR Corporation (NASDAQ:VWR) is an independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions to the global life science, research and applied markets. The company witnessed a disappointing public offering...Show More Summary

Retreat from the Finland Station

Re-reading and thoroughly enjoying. An excerpt: The Lubyanka was both a prison and a laboratory, a charnel house of the mind in which the technical genius of the modern age was applied to the science of confinement and pain. For seven...Show More Summary

Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud, cherry-picking

PITTSBURGH—One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing their own hypotheses, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University say. read more

Nano-bearings on the test bench

The team (a collaboration between SISSA, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics "Abdus Salam" ICTP of Trieste, the Italian National Research Council CNR, and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) conducted a theoretical, simulation-based study. read more

The Scan: Science Events: Dancing Particle Physics and Science-Inspired Fashion

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

In a piece choreographed by the artist-in-residence at the CERN physics laboratory, dancers will begin with a sort of quantum twerk, a subtle jiggling motion that evokes the vibration of subatomic particles.

The Portunus Concept

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology.

NASA Offers Up $20,000 If You Can Think of a Use for 660 Pounds of Dead Weight on Mars Lander - It's a major award!

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

The ballast on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory entry-descent-landing (MEDLI) system is very important for science in that, without it, the spacecraft wouldn't be able to put robots and other heavy objects safely on the surface of another planet. Show More Summary

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