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April 29, 2016

Light-Powered 3-D Printer Creates Terahertz Lens

Apr. 29, 2016 — Created from a 3-D printed metamaterial, the new lens could be used for biomedical research and security ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Detecting Minute Nano Amounts in Environmental Samples

Apr. 29, 2016 — It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers are working on the creation of a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists have shown how spin-polarized currents can be initiated in a controlled manner within samples of topological insulator material. In addition, they were able to manipulate the orientation ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new method has been developed for making a prompt, exhaustive isolation of olfactory receptors (ORs) responding to the odorant of interest. This achievement will enable quick and easy exhaustive ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers have developed a one-step, facile method to pattern graphene by using stencil mask and oxygen plasma reactive-ion etching, and subsequent polymer-free direct transfer to flexible ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Superfast light sources can be used, for example, in laser lights, LED lights and in single-photon light sources for quantum technology. New research results show that light sources can be made much ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An international team of researchers has built a chip that generates multiple frequencies from a robust quantum system that produces time-bin entangled photons. In contrast to other quantum state ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Accidental wastewater spills from unconventional oil production in North Dakota have caused widespread water and soil contamination, a new study finds. Researchers found high levels of contaminants ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Silicone is so soft and flexible that it is easily deformed by the pressure of a finger. Researchers have recently created sensors made from this flexible material, making it easier to steplessly ... read more

Cutting-Edge Telepresence Technology Helped Investigators Find the El Faro

Apr. 27, 2016 — Federal investigators found the “black box’’ that could reveal why the El Faro cargo ship sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane last ... read more

Listening to the Radio Could Impair Drivers' Concentration

Apr. 27, 2016 — Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving – you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the ... read more

One Minus One Does Not Always Equal Zero in Chemistry

Apr. 27, 2016 — In 1848, Louis Pasteur showed that molecules that are mirror images of each other had exactly opposite rotations of light. When mixed in solution, they cancel the effects of the other, and no ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The fashion industry generates a lot of waste, which is why a team of researchers developed a new fiber that's 100 percent biodegradable. Researchers are testing the fiber – made from a green ... read more

Nanotube Semiconductors Well-Suited for PV Systems

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without ... read more

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