Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Perfume Researchers Lend Their Noses to Design Less Odorous Latrines

May 27, 2015 — About 2.5 billion people worldwide don't have access to sanitary toilets. Latrines are an option for many of those people, but these facilities' overwhelming odors can deter users, who then ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a 34-year-old paralyzed man is the first person in the world to have a ... read more

Simulations Predict Flat Liquid

May 21, 2015 — Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The 'sailing' stones of Death Valley in California are famous for apparently moving by themselves, with the phenomenon not being exclusive to this North American desert but also occurring ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles. They are hoping to make a robot that can walk and jump on water ... read more

How Video Gamers Will Be Able to Play in the Cloud Without Guzzling Gigabytes

May 20, 2015 — Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers take control of light emission using paired 2-D materials. They say this has the potential to lead to new kinds of light detection, thermal-management systems, and high-resolution imaging ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of 'smart' products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven't broken free from their ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Conventional electroluminescent (EL) foils can be bent up to a certain degree only and can be applied easily onto flat surfaces. The new process now allows for the direct printing of ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature. Taking advantage of the geometry in which these liquid crystals like to arrange ... read more

A Virtual Twin: Can Virtual Drivers Resembling the User Increase Trust in Smart Cars?

May 19, 2015 — Can the use of a virtual drivers programmed to resemble humans increase the level of trust and acceptance in smart ... read more

May 19, 2015 — A new process has been developed for spontaneously incorporating and assembling carbon nanotubes and oxygen-scavenging nanoparticles into chloroplasts, the part of plant cells that conduct ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter -- the smallest on record -- for dividing light waves into two separate channels of information. The device brings researchers closer to ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Opening the way for new applications of smart devices, researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have moved graphene -- the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon -- a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new way to store energy that also offers a solution to a growing environmental ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Researchers explore the mechanics of silk to design materials. Coupling multiscale modeling with emerging microscale 3D-printing techniques, the team enabled a pathway to directly fabricate and test ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have conducted a simulation that explains the collision between two clusters of galaxies. Clusters of galaxies are the biggest objects that exist in the universe. They are collections of ... read more

'Swing-Dancing' Pairs of Electrons Discovered

May 13, 2015 — Scientists have discovered electrons that can 'swing dance.' This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A new material stays liquid more than 200 degrees F below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ultraviolet ... read more

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