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Physicists build circuits that turn graphene into clean, limitless electricity

Photo credit: University of Arkansas A team of physicists from the University of Arkansas has successfully developed a circuit that can detect the thermal motion of graphene and convert it into electrical current. “A graph-based power generation circuit could be built into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power to small devices or sensors,” said Paul Thibado, professor of …

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Chainsaws sold at Lowe may not turn off

The top headlines from Fox Business Flash are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Be careful if you bought a Cobalt Cordless Electric Chainsaw that is exclusive to Lowe’s. The saw may not turn off and remain in the on position, which could result in personal injury. The recall was issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The …

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Barrett frowned at SCOTUS judges who could turn the balance of power on its head.

Amy Coney Barrett is on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. However, in a February 2016 interview with CBS News, Barrett expressed concern about judges who can change the ideological direction of the country’s highest court. In discussing who would take Justice Antonin Scalia’s place, Barrett said it was “no …

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Uncontrolled fires could turn the Amazon into a savannah

Since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office, government measures to contain illegal fires have had little impact, as flames and deforestation have wiped out much of the world’s largest rainforest. Most of the fires in the Amazon are started by land robbers and wildcat breeders trying to turn parts of the rainforest into their own lucrative farms. And this August …

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Nasdaq futures turn positive as stocks stabilize, doubts buzz about SoftBank theory (NASDAQ: QQQ)

Is the tech carnage over? It’s too early to tell, but Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ: QQQ) Futures became positive Moments before, after Diving up to 2% over Labor Day weekend. Contracts Affiliated with the Dow (NYSEARCA: DIA) and S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) are plus 1.1% and 0.8%, respectively. While many market participants have been unable to find a single trigger for …

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CNN poll: Views on racism and protests turn more partisan this summer

Overall, Americans today are less likely than it was this summer – when the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd began – that racism is a big problem in society (67% said so at the time, 55% feel so now). And while that sentiment has declined somewhat across party lines, the decline is most pronounced among Republicans. In …

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost was so eerily quiet that the engineers had to turn it up

In preparing to develop the new Ghost, Rolls-Royce learned that customers who would normally buy this model no longer wanted a flashy symbol of wealth. “We have found that these customers show a clear tendency towards luxury objects that celebrate reduction and restraint – who do not scream, but whisper”, said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, in a letter to …

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