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October 9, 2015

Oct. 9, 2015 — Physicists have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumors before they become life threatening. Their findings reveal how a nanoscale, synthetic version of the precious gem can light ... read more

A Quantum Simulator of Impossible Physics

Oct. 8, 2015 — In an unusual experiment atoms are made to simulate absurd actions “as if they were actors in a quantum ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time - ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Quasiparticles are central to energy applications but can be difficult to detect. Researchers have seen evidence of quasiparticles called negative trions forming and fading in an ultrathin layer of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature's proteins. These microscopic widgets could be customized into incredibly sensitive chemical detectors ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a mere 9-trillionths-of-a-meter reduction in the length of a chemical bond dramatically boosts the reactivity of a family of molecules that helps keep humans and many ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt -- molybdenum disulfide, 'molly' for short -- to stand in for platinum, ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Chemists using computational techniques to predict how nanoscale materials will behave recently made a surprising discovery about the structure of bimetallic catalysts. An imperfect surface may ... read more

Professor Solves 140-Year Fluid Mechanics Enigma

Oct. 7, 2015 — A researcher has solved a 140-year-old enigma in fluid mechanics: Why does a simple formula describe the seemingly complex physics for the behavior of elliptical particles moving through ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to new ... read more

Candle Soot Can Power the Lithium Batteries in Electric Cars

Oct. 7, 2015 — Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Tomas Lindahl Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK, Paul Modrich ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A prototype of a new microscope technology has been developed that could help surgeons work with a greater degree of accuracy in diagnosing cancer or performing brain surgery or other procedures. The ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy, scientists report. This advance of tapping the natural heat of Earth may improve the ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. The only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — New work demonstrates an improved three-dimensional energy storage device constructed by trapping functional nanoparticles within the walls of a foam-like structure made of nanocellulose. The foam is ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Pools of fatty molecules self-assemble around treated water droplets to create a cell-like bioreactor that could offer substantial advantages for carrying out complex synthesis processes, say ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — How long do neutrons live? The answer could change how we think everything from the cosmos to coffee cups. Yet, scientists don’t agree on the neutron longevity. The disagreement is fanned by the ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Majorana Demonstrator started its search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Observation of this decay would have profound implications for our understanding of physics, including ... read more

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