Brecht’s Life of Galileo pumped up for the 21st century A production by London’s Young Vic of Bertolt Brecht’s play about Galileo turns a sombre affair into a raucous rave – for better and for worse
INEOS to buy the entire Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy A/S INEOS announced that it has agreed to acquire the Dong Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy A/S for an unconditional payment of $1.05bn, plus a contingent payment of USD ...
Evonik Implements Leadership Change Klaus Engel, long-standing chief executive officer of Evonik, handed over to Christian Kullmann at the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting. In Essen’s Grugahalle Engel bid farewell to the shareholders. ...
Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper.
LIG is ...
Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ...
Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For ...
A classic quantum test could reveal the limits of the human mind Using human consciousness as the trigger in a test of ‘spooky action at a distance’ could tell us whether mind is made of different stuff than matter
Research Headlines - Tritium-extracting solution decontaminates nuclear waste EU-funded researchers have been recognised for their ground-breaking work on recovering and reusing waste material in nuclear fusion reactors. They developed and demonstrated new membrane technologies capable of decontaminating waste ...
Zach Hartwig: Applying diverse skills in pursuit of a fusion breakthrough Making nuclear fusion a practical energy source is a complex challenge that will require diverse capabilities — like the scientific, engineering, communication, and leadership skills that Zach Hartwig has applied during ...
Success Stories - Ready to wear electronics Scientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.
LIGO could detect gravitational waves’ permanent space-time warp When gravitational waves permanently distort space-time, it causes a “memory” signal – which may help LIGO find some of the universe’s most exotic objects
David Carpenter: Purpose driven to the core When he first reported to MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL) as an undergraduate in 2002, David Carpenter anticipated a challenging research opportunity. To his surprise, he found his calling.
It all ...
Plasma jet engines that could take you from the ground to space Jet engines that compress gas into a plasma have been successfully tested at ground level for the first time
Odds on: 10 science breakthroughs you can bet on Human clones, a colony on Mars, alien contact... what world-changing breakthroughs will come in the next decade? We asked the experts – with some surprising results
Tackling air pollution in China A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year — roughly 4,000 a day — from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air ...
What the end of the atomic renaissance means for nuclear power The next generation of nuclear reactors was meant to bring cheaper, safer power. Where are they, and can they save the industry from bankruptcy and closure?
Final demands: We explore sci-fi’s unworldly money troubles Humanity may struggle to meet the costs of the futures featured in our round-up of recent science fiction books by Abigail Nussbaum
Success Stories - Fluid glass in windows which could provide an energy In Liechtenstein a project is developing windows which could provide a source of energy. The outer face of the window is able to collect solar radiation and transform it into ...

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