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July 2, 2015

June 29, 2015 — A new technique reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions. The results demonstrate a powerful operando technique -- from the Latin for ... read more

June 29, 2015 — In the human body, small wounds are easily treated by the body itself, requiring no further care. For bigger wounds to be healed, the body may need outside assistance. Concrete is like a living body, ... read more

June 27, 2015 — A photoprotective mechanism in cyanobacteria is triggered by an unprecedented, large-scale movement from one location to another of the carotenoid pigment within the Orange Carotenoid Protein, ... read more

June 27, 2015 — Research could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. Scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers are making better heat exchangers for industrial use using the same plastic as in garbage ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a new method for generating a 2D semiconducting material that could one day replace silicon in electronics. The demand for a silicon material aided the discovery of graphene, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists are developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make ... read more

Graphene: Magnetic Sensor 100 Times More Sensitive Than Silicon Equivalent

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a graphene-based magnetic sensor 100 times more sensitive than an equivalent device based on ... read more

June 25, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team has made a semiconductor crystal with a variable band gap. Among other potential uses, this variable semiconductor could lead to solar cells that absorb more energy from the ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin,' that could be used in ... read more

It Pays to Repave in Colder Climates

June 25, 2015 — Repaving roads is a costly and complicated process, especially when the road is a critical artery. But new research from Norway shows that switching to more durable asphalt could save significant ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Discoveries about the causes of stress-corrosion cracking in metal alloys could help prevent failure of critical infrastructure systems such as pipelines that transport water, fossil fuels and ... read more

June 24, 2015 — It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed objects are ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable way, and they have done it using a ... read more

What Your Clothes May Literally Say About You

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Researchers have successfully combined multiple functions into a single smart life-like material for the first time. These 'designer' materials could be used in the robotics, automotive, ... read more

June 23, 2015 — An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot nanocrystals at room ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion called polaritons that have promising potential uses such as fine-scale imaging and the transmission of ... read more

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