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Redesigned Systems May Increase Access to MRI for Patients With Implanted Medical Devices

May 5, 2015 — New technology may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging to many patients whose access to MRI is currently limited. A redesign of the wire at the core of the leads that carry signals ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to ... read more

When Mediated by Superconductivity, Light Pushes Matter Million Times More

Apr. 28, 2015 — When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. The finding paves a way for the ... read more

Picture This: Graphene Brings 3-D Holograms Clearer and Closer

Apr. 24, 2015 — From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to ... read more

Heat Makes Electrons' Spin in Magnetic Superconductors

Apr. 24, 2015 — Physicists have shown how heat can be exploited for controlling magnetic properties of matter. The finding helps in the development of more efficient mass ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and scientists are already working on the next revolution in additive ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The creation of devices to control phonons -- elusive atomic vibrations that transport heat energy in solids at speeds up to the speed of sound -- has taken a step forward when researchers ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Metals are compounds that are capable of conducting the flow of electrons that make up an electric current. Other materials, called insulators, are not capable of conducting an electric current. At ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt -- and may play a role in giving the alloy its ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Combining state-of-the-art realistic atomistic modelling and experiments, the paper describes how thermal conductivity of ultrathin silicon membranes is controlled to large extent by the structure ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have described the first known demonstration of 3-D cell imaging using picosecond ultrasonics, and show that picosecond ultrasonics can achieve micron resolution of single cells, imaging ... read more

New Mathematical Method Enhances Hydrology Simulations

Apr. 15, 2015 — A team applied sophisticated mathematical solutions to fine tune water and energy exchange parameters, numerical stand-ins for complex processes, to more accurately simulate water and energy fluxes ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — More American homes could be powered by the Earth's natural underground heat with a nontoxic fluid that could cut in half the amount of water needed for a new power generation method called ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a graphene-based photodetector capable of converting absorbed light into an electrical voltage at ultrafast ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Scientists have established a method to simulate in the lab the soiling and weathering of roofing materials, reproducing in only a few days the solar reflectance of roofing products naturally aged ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Aerospace engineers have now developed a carbon nanotube film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens. When connected to an electrical power source, and wrapped over ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — How can a pleasant vehicle climate be achieved efficiently? Researchers found that the potential of energy-efficient air conditioning is all but exhausted. And this applies also to gasoline-powered ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Scientists engineered a strain of a consolidated bioprocessing bacterium that breaks down biomass without pretreatment, producing ethanol and demonstrating the successful conversion of switchgrass ... read more

Saving Energy With Smart Façades

Apr. 9, 2015 — Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by researchers and designers for glass fronts ... read more

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