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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Aug. 20, 2015 — Chemists embed metallic nanoparticles into laser-induced graphene, turning it into a useful catalyst for fuel cell and other ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new ... read more

Lighting Up Cancer Cells to Identify Low Concentrations of Diseased Cells

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists have created a laser capable of generating ultrashort pulses of light even under extremely difficult external conditions. This unique combination of precision and resilience is due to the ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Advances in manufacturing technology for 'quantum dots' may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Highly efficient, light-emitting diodes could slash the world's electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but are expensive, and many of them give off 'harsh' light. ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool ... read more

Breakthrough Optics Pave Way for New Class of Intriguing Technologies

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new class of fascinating technologies -- including optics in computing, telecommunications links and switches, and virtually any other optical component -- could be created simply by configuring a ... read more

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double With Novel 'Green' Antenna

Aug. 18, 2015 — The use of solar energy in the US is growing, but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight. They cost thousands of dollars, and homeowners don't recoup costs for years. But scientists may have ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user's ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, thus ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists have revealed never-before-seen details of how our brain sends rapid-fire messages between its cells. They mapped the 3-D atomic structure of a two-part protein complex that controls the ... read more

Glass Paint Could Keep Metal Roofs and Other Structures Cool Even on Sunny Days

Aug. 16, 2015 — Sunlight can be brutal. It wears down even the strongest structures, including rooftops and naval ships, and it heats up metal slides and bleachers until they're too hot to use. To fend off ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers used their “Campanile” nano-optical probe to make some surprising discoveries about molybdenum disulfide, a member of the “transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) semiconductor ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Physicists have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in ... read more

Advance in Photodynamic Therapy Offers New Approach to Ovarian Cancer

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionized people's life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new type of polymer can show that it has changed shape. After exposure to UV light, the chain-like molecules emit a different color of light. This opens a new pathway for research into how viruses ... read more

Scientists Developed a Miniature Gas Sensor for Mobile Devices

Aug. 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems ... read more

Quantum Computing Advance Locates Neutral Atoms

Aug. 12, 2015 — For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now ... read more

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