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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

June 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new approach for forming 3-D shapes from flat, 2-D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. ... read more

New Formula Expected to Spur Advances in Clean Energy Generation

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers are focusing on printed electronics: using inkjet technology to print electronic nanomaterials onto flexible substrates. When compared to traditional methods used in microelectronics ... read more

Destructive Power of Bubbles Could Lead to New Industrial Applications

June 22, 2015 — Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Researcher say learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Traffic jams not only make daily commutes exasperating, they also contribute to excessive fuel consumption and air ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Scientists built nanoscale mirrors to trap light around atoms inside of diamond crystals. The mirrored cavities allow light to bounce back and forth up to 10,000 times, enhancing the normally weak ... read more

June 19, 2015 — From a robot's perspective, humans might be considered a nuisance: when robots and humans have to work together, it often leads to problems. Researchers want to teach robots how to interact with ... read more

June 19, 2015 — A quantum mechanical transport phenomenon demonstrated for the first time in synthetic, atomically-thin layered material at room temperature could lead to novel nanoelectronic circuits and ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have developed an ultra-thin, super-strong membrane to filter liquids and gases, with the potential to cut energy consumption in ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A full description of nanoscale thermal transport has defied understanding for decades. In a new study, researchers uncovered a regime of thermal transport near nanoscale structures, where ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Researchers created and tested a custom library of inkjet-printable, functional silk inks doped with bioactive components such as antibiotics, enzymes, nanoparticles, and growth factors. The natural ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substance -- bringing developers a step ... read more

June 16, 2015 — New research outlines how the creation of 'nanofibers' could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures' 'nano-accordion' design. The conductors could be used in a wide variety of ... read more

June 16, 2015 — A research team has realized one of the long-standing theoretical predictions in nonlinear optical metamaterials: creation of a nonlinear material that has opposite refractive indices at the ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. The technology, called negative stiffness honeycombs, can be integrated into ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils that could help biorefineries achieve net life-cycle ... read more

New Optics Technology Opens Door to High-Resolution Atomic-Level Hard X-Ray Studies

June 12, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated a way to reach dramatically smaller focal sizes for hard X-rays, opening the door to research with hard X-rays at ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Scientists have developed a way of making soft materials, using a 3-D printer, with surface textures that can then be modified at will to be perfectly smooth, or ridged or bumpy, or even to have ... read more

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