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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015 — Making carbon-carbon bonds continues to be an important strategy to synthesize useful pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Chemists have now expanded the scope of a Nobel ... 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

The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is a Fundamental Property of Light

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect -- an effect known to take place in solid state physics -- is also an intrinsic property of ... 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

June 25, 2015 — Researchers achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable electronic apparel ... 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 24, 2015 — For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer. This might enable graphene ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Building self-assembled 'molecular straws' from bis-urea macrocycles, a research team has developed a new nanotube system that can be used to directly compare single-file diffusion dynamics ... read more

June 24, 2015 — LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light, scientists suggest. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Inspired by octopuses and chameleons, researchers have developed technique for using a metallic nanostructure to create the first full-color, flexible display so thin it could be used to create ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel ... read more

New Technique to Accurately Detect 'Handedness' of Molecules in a Mixture

June 24, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the 'handedness' of different molecules in a ... 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

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