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Fantasy Football: Best Week 4 add/drops from waiver wire

19 min ago from UPI

UPI's top waiver wire additions and drops for Week 4 of the 2018 fantasy football season.

Canada aims for the moon, and beyond, with new space technology efforts

With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada's space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems to innovative mineral prospecting techniques.

150 Years Ago, Mobius Discovered Weird One-Sided Objects. Here's Why They're So Cool.

48 min ago from Live Science

The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.

If Extra Dimensions Do Exist, They Must Be Really, Really Small

48 min ago from Live Science

So far, gravitational waves have found no hints of extra dimensions, but there may still be some really tiny ones lurking out there.

Are Moon Caves Safe for Astronauts? Earth's Lava Tubes Can Help Us Find Out

49 min ago from Space.com

It's one thing to step onto a foreign world's surface; it's another matter entirely to set foot beneath its surface, trusting your safety to the structural integrity of a tunnel-like...

Oxide materials discovery may advance electronic device development

1 hour ago from Physorg

Materials scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have made a breakthrough discovery in the study of oxide heterostructures, substances that have the potential to revolutionize advanced...

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.

Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.

Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84

2 hours ago from NY Times Science

In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.

Challenges for commercializing perovskite solar cells

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have witnessed rapidly rising power conversion efficiencies, together with advances in stability and upscaling. Despite these advances, their limited stability and need to prove upscaling remain...

Programmable protein circuits in living cells

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Synthetic protein-level circuits could enable engineering of powerful new cellular behaviors. Rational protein circuit design would be facilitated by a composable protein-protein regulation system in which individual protein components can regulate one another to...

Self-assembly of lattices with high structural complexity from a geometrically simple molecule

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Here we report an anomalous porous molecular crystal built of C–H···N-bonded double-layered roof-floor components and wall components of a segregatively interdigitated architecture. This complicated porous structure consists of only one...

Measurement of a superconducting qubit with a microwave photon counter

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Fast, high-fidelity measurement is a key ingredient for quantum error correction. Conventional approaches to the measurement of superconducting qubits, involving linear amplification of a microwave probe tone followed by heterodyne...

Unlocking P(V): Reagents for chiral phosphorothioate synthesis

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Phosphorothioate nucleotides have emerged as powerful pharmacological substitutes of their native phosphodiester analogs with important translational applications in antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapeutics and cyclic dinucleotide (CDN) synthesis. Stereocontrolled installation of...

Suppressing spatiotemporal lasing instabilities with wave-chaotic microcavities

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Spatiotemporal instabilities are widespread phenomena resulting from complexity and nonlinearity. In broad-area edge-emitting semiconductor lasers, the nonlinear interactions of multiple spatial modes with the active medium can result in filamentation...

Reconfigurable system for automated optimization of diverse chemical reactions

2 hours ago from Science NOW

Chemical synthesis generally requires labor-intensive, sometimes tedious trial-and-error optimization of reaction conditions. Here, we describe a plug-and-play, continuous-flow chemical synthesis system that mitigates this challenge with an integrated combination of...

G7 countries eye waste-to-energy incineration as part of plastic pollution solution

2 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

What to do with all those non-recyclable plastic forks, toys and broken patio chairs in our garbage? Canada and its G7 partners say burning such plastics for energy could be...

G7 countries eye waste-to-energy incineration as part of plastic pollution solution

2 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

What to do with all those non-recyclable plastic forks, toys and broken patio chairs in our garbage? Canada and its G7 partners say burning such plastics for energy could be...

Bitcoin mining uses so much electricity that 1 city could curtail facility's power during heat waves

2 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The bitcoin mining facility is located right beside the city of Medicine Hat's new natural gas-fired power plant. The bitcoin plant can consume more than 60 megawatts of power —...

Bitcoin mining uses so much electricity that 1 city could curtail facility's power during heat waves

2 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The bitcoin mining facility is located right beside the city of Medicine Hat's new natural gas-fired power plant. The bitcoin plant can consume more than 60 megawatts of power —...

This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory

2 hours ago from Live Science

There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep it contained.

This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory

2 hours ago from Live Science

There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep it contained.

This Super-Strong Magnet Literally Blew the Doors Off a Tokyo Laboratory

2 hours ago from Live Science

There's a magnet in a secure room in Tokyo. The last time its designers switched it on, it blew open the heavy doors designed to keep it contained.

Should You Give Birth at a Birth Center?

2 hours ago from NY Times Health

For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system.

Should You Give Birth at a Birth Center?

2 hours ago from NY Times Health

For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system.