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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

July 28, 2016 — Physicists have revealed essential properties of the spin Seebeck effect. Their findings contribute to a more thorough understanding of the underlying processes of this effect and thereby support its ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A study of the the first clean cookstove intervention in India financed through the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism found expected benefits from newer, more 'efficient' ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Researchers are developing a new space boot with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over obstacles. A preliminary study was designed ... read more

New Model May Help Solve the Mystery of How Lithium Stabilizes Moods

July 27, 2016 — New model provides a fresh perspective that can sharpen research aimed at pinning down lithium's biochemical targets and guide design of new treatments of mood disorders that are as effective as ... read more

Videos Reveal Birds, Bats and Bugs Near Ivanpah Solar Project Power Towers

July 27, 2016 — Video surveillance is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a new ... read more

Serendipitous Observation May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells and New Gas Sensors

July 27, 2016 — While investigating perovskite crystals, scientists made an observation that could make perovskite solar cells more efficient. It could also lead to new sensors for oxygen and water ... read more

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

Disposable and Ultrafast Optical Humidity Sensors Provide Better Moisture Control for Manufacturing and Storage

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Manipulating magnetic and electric dipoles inside nanostructured insulators enables newfound control of light polarization at any ... read more

New Nano Tech to Cool Down Buildings

July 27, 2016 — A new system can lower room temperature in ... read more

Improving Safety of Neutron Sources

July 27, 2016 — There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always ... read more

July 27, 2016 — The mineral pentlandite is a potential new catalyst for hydrogen production. It works just as efficient as the platinum electrodes commonly used today. In contrast to platinum, pentlandite is ... read more

World First Demo of Labyrinth Magnetic-Domain-Optical Q-Switched Laser

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A hazy sky and dirty cars are well-known consequences of Saharan dust carried to Europe by air currents. As part of the “PerduS” project, researchers are currently examining how dust – as haze ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in the photovoltaic landscape. Since their invention, less than ten years ago, their efficiency has doubled twice and it is now over 22% -- an astonishing ... read more

July 27, 2016 — New display sheets that can be cut into any shape with scissors have been developed by researchers. As you can cut this display into any shape you like, and attach it on the surfaces of things that ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Gold had long been considered a non-magnetic metal. But researchers recently discovered that gold can in fact be magnetized by applying ... read more

The Eyes Are the Window Into the Brain

July 27, 2016 — Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A new wrinkle on an old technology -- solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) -- could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar ... read more

Engineers Discover Highly Conductive Materials for More Efficient Electronics

July 26, 2016 — Engineers have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, ... read more

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