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July 5, 2015

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip ... read more

Highly-Precise Comparison of Mercury and Strontium Optical Lattice Clocks

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as a ... read more

Opening a New Route to Photonics

June 27, 2015 — A technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides -- an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry -- has ... 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 27, 2015 — A group collaborating across four American laboratories completed the first successful tests of a superconducting coil in preparation for the future high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron ... 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

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 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 — 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

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

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

June 23, 2015 — Physicists have demonstrated a novel method that scientists can use to manipulate the intrinsic - or self-generated - rotation of hot, charged plasma gas within fusion facilities called ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The terahertz range is one of the last sections of the electromagnetic spectrum -- which extends from radio waves through optical applications right up to X-ray radiation -- that is still rarely used ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique to rapidly create multi-layered, self-assembled grids could transform the manufacture of high-tech coatings for anti-reflective surfaces, improved solar ... 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

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