Agreement paves way for battery anodes made from bio-sourced lignin

Finnish forestry company Stora Enso and Swedish battery developer Northvolt have entered into a joint development agreement to create a sustainable battery, featuring an anode made using lignin-based hard carbon produced from Nordic forest wood. The aim is to develop the world’s first industrialized battery featuring an anode sourced entirely from European raw materials, lowering […]
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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

In Brief:

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the world, and little to no data on some of the planet’s important river systems. The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will fill that enormous gap….

NIST selects four ‘post-quantum’ encryption standards

NIST selects four ‘post-quantum’ encryption standards

The US institute has selected four algorithms that will be developed to protect data from a future quantum computer attack
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3D snapshot sensor for 3D measurements and surface inspection of large objects

Large, diffuse reflecting objects of up to 650 x 495 mm are measured using the surfaceCONTROL 3D 2500 snapshot sensor. The sensor is based on the fringe light projection principle to perform geometrical 3D measurements and 3D shape detection, as well as surface inspections. It can be used both withi Source: Micro-epsilon…

Why quantum sensors are the ‘stepchild’ of quantum technologies

Why quantum sensors are the ‘stepchild’ of quantum technologies

The diversity of quantum sensing applications is exciting for scientists, but challenging for potential investors
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Nature-based carbon removal can help protect us from a warming planet

A new study finds that temporary nature-based carbon removal can lower global peak warming levels but only if complemented by ambitious fossil fuel emission reductions. Source: Science Daily – Climate…

EA Elektro-Automatik introduces flexible and scalable DC power supplies for testing applications

Germany-headquartered EA Elektro-Automatik, a manufacturer of DC power supplies for development applications, has introduced its 10000 series, an enhanced and expanded line of EA-PS and EA-PSI programmable DC power supplies, EA-PSB bidirectional DC power supplies, and EA-ELR regenerative DC electronic loads. According to the company, the 10000 series includes over 180 new models offering power […]
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NIST’s Investigations of Structural Disasters: What We Do and Why They Can Take Years to Complete

My Background in Disasters It seems as though I was born to be a disaster researcher. I can vividly remember seeking shelter during tornado warnings in the basement at friends’ or relatives’ houses, or in the church at the end of our street as a young child living in Wichita, Kansas. When I was 9 years old, my family moved to Hawaii when my stepdad, an Army officer, was stationed there. While we lived there, my dad’s house back in Oklahoma…