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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 — Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn’t remain completely flat? Instead, it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange. These sorts of deformations ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A new, more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been developed to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — When you’re on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe. An innovative energy harvesting and storage ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Often the most difficult step in taking atomic-resolution images of biological molecules is getting them to form high-quality crystals needed for X-ray studies of their structure. Now researchers ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Principles of the conversion from heat currents to magnonic spin currents have been discovered by researchers. Spin waves, or magnons, are fundamental excitations in magnetic materials which ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers are developing a low-cost prototype that will allow for the remote detect hazardous gases from the analysis of color changes adopted by certain compounds in the presence of such ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers have thoroughly analyzed the noise processes in their optical lattice clock with neutral strontium atoms. This analysis proves that their optical atomic clock has reached the best ... read more

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Feb. 10, 2016 — A clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with has been presented by researchers, speeding up reactions essential for life ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — An engineering research team has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.Their findings could open the door to the development of flexible electronic devices ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — The long-term damage of levees can be far worse for those living behind them than if those levees were not there, a case study of the Sny Island levee district ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers have taken the technology one step further, ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Diatoms are single-celled algae organisms, around 30 to 100 millionths of a meter in diameter, that are ubiquitous throughout the oceans. These creatures are encased within a hard shell shaped like a ... read more

Engineers Develop Hybrid Technology to Create Biorenewable Nylon

Feb. 9, 2016 — Engineers are combining the tools of biology and chemistry to create new biorenewable ... read more

The Big Dig: Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have developed an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer ... read more

Superconductivity: Footballs With No Resistance

Feb. 9, 2016 — Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The primordial soup is a ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Since the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals just over 100 years ago, X-ray diffraction as a method of structure determination has dominated structural research in materials science ... read more

A Fifth of Car Fuel-Efficiency Savings Are Eroded by Increased Driving

Feb. 9, 2016 — Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 ... read more

An Interaction Between Perovskites and Quantum Dots Could Improve LED and Solar Technologies

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have studied the interaction of two materials, halide perovskite and quantum dots, revealing enormous potential for the development of advanced LEDs and more efficient solar ... read more

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