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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Aug. 30, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that Meissner's corpuscle mechanoreceptors can be observed in living tissue using two-photon ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Microwaves created at near absolute zero temperature provide uniquely correlated and controllable ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Organic nanotubes (ONTs) are tubular nanostructures composed of organic molecules that have unique properties and have found various applications, such as electro-conductive materials and organic ... read more

Swarm Robots Can Learn by Simply Observing

Aug. 30, 2016 — It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for, according to ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Two engineering professors have examined the use of flywheel technology to store energy generated when light rail transit trains decelerate and stop. Trains such as the LRT used in Edmonton, Alberta, ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Mayenite is one smart cement -- it can be turned from an insulator to a transparent conductor and back. It is also suitable for use as semiconductors in flat panel displays. The secret behind ... read more

Inferring Urban Travel Patterns from Cellphone Data

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new computational system has been developed that uses cellphone location data to infer urban mobility patterns. Applying the system to six weeks of data from residents of the Boston area, the ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Imagine getting a medical X-ray that comes out blank – as if your bones had vanished. That’s what happened when scientists cranked up the intensity of the world’s first X-ray laser to get a ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — A wearable device has been developed that can tell if a user is misusing their voice and potentially someday be used to help detect vocal ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that a nanometer-thin layer of water between two charged surfaces exhibits ice-like tendencies that allow it to withstand pressures of hundreds of atmospheres. The discovery could ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — The first-ever growth of two-dimensional gallium nitride using graphene encapsulation could lead to applications in deep ultraviolet lasers, next-generation electronics and ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — A device made of bilayer graphene is one step forward in a new field of physics called ... read more

Electrons With No Mass Acquire a Mass in the Presence of a High Magnetic Field

Aug. 29, 2016 — An international team of researchers has discovered that in a very high magnetic field an electron with no mass can acquire a mass. Understanding why elementary particles have a mass is a fundamental ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Trenches, craters and hillocks: shapes and structures which are observed after meteorite impacts can also be found on a nanoscale, when crystals are bombarded with heavy ions. Understanding the ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — New research suggests that the relatively large crystals used to change several properties of light in lasers -- changes that are crucial for making lasers into practical tools -- might be created by ... read more

A Better Way to Predict the Weather on Sea and Over Land

Aug. 26, 2016 — Scientists have made new updates to old technology that will enable weather forecasters to make improved predictions of severe ... read more

Air Contamination Near Fracking Sites Result of Operational Inefficiencies

Aug. 26, 2016 — Chemists have published a new study that indicates that highly variable contamination events registered in and around unconventional oil and gas developments are the result of operational ... read more

Structural, Regulatory and Human Error Were Factors in Washington Highway Bridge Collapse

Aug. 26, 2016 — When an important bridge collapsed on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Washington, in 2013, questions were raised about how such a catastrophic failure could occur. A new analysis by a team of civil ... read more

Chemists Develop Promising Cheap, Sustainable Battery for Grid Energy Storage

Aug. 26, 2016 — Chemists have developed a long-lasting zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries and could help enable communities to shift away from traditional power plants and ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — Engineers are using light to print three-dimensional structures that 'remember' their original shapes. Even after being stretched, twisted, and bent at extreme angles, the structures -- ... read more

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