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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Understanding the Impact of Delays in High-Speed Networks

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a world increasingly reliant on high-speed networks, introducing microsecond delays into such systems can have profound ... read more

Liquid Hydrogen May Be Way Forward for Sustainable Air Travel

Feb. 23, 2017 — With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed a completely new type of display that creates 3-D images by using a laser to form tiny bubbles inside a liquid 'screen.' Instead of rendering a 3-D scene on a ... read more

New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Atomic and Nuclear Structure of Radioactive Atoms

Feb. 23, 2017 — An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different ... read more

Scientists Decipher the Nanoscale Architecture of a Beetle's Shell

Feb. 22, 2017 — A professor of mechanical and materials engineering has found a way to analyze the fibrous nanostructure of a beetle's lightweight but durable ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior ... read more

Scientists Discover How Essential Methane Catalyst Is Made

Feb. 22, 2017 — New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 into ... read more

Unravelling the Atomic and Nuclear Structure of the Heaviest Elements

Feb. 22, 2017 — Little is known about the heaviest, radioactive elements in Mendeleev's table. But an extremely sensitive technique involving laser light and gas jets makes it possible for the very first time ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... read more

Scientists Create a Nano-Trampoline to Probe Quantum Behavior

Feb. 22, 2017 — For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a 'nano-trampoline'. This enabled ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Isomax is now proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds, reports a new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study lays down ceramic coatings kinetically at room temperature. Coating at room temperature makes microelectronics design and fabrication more flexible and could someday lead to better, less ... read more

US Grid Can Handle More Offshore Wind Power, Cutting Pollution and Power Costs

Feb. 21, 2017 — Injecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the US electrical grid is manageable, will cut electricity costs, and will reduce pollution compared to current fossil fuel sources, according to ... read more

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