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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Safe New Storage Method Could Be Key to Future of Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles

Oct. 20, 2016 — Hydrogen is often described as the fuel of the future, particularly when applied to hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. One of the main obstacles facing this technology -- a potential solution to ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to scientists. They found the polymer chains ... read more

Tiny Gold Particles Could Be Key to Developing a Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Oct. 19, 2016 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have observed, quantified and created a new theoretical model of the coupling of two forms of collective atomic excitation, known as magnons and phonons in crystals of the antiferromagnet ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — A chemist has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of ... read more

Pushing the Boundaries of Magnet Design

Oct. 18, 2016 — For physicists, loss of magnetization in permanent magnets can be a real concern. In response, scientists created the strongest available magnet -- one offering ten times more magnetic energy than ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality ... read more

When It Comes to Polymer Fragility, Size Does Matter

Oct. 18, 2016 — By combining a number of tools and techniques, a team of researchers was able to find a more complete picture of the glass transition phenomenon in polymers and to point out where the polymers differ ... read more

Pre-Treatment of Bandages May Improve the Antibacterial Properties of Nanoparticles

Oct. 18, 2016 — Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their ... read more

Smartphone Microscope Creates Interactive Tool for Microbiology

Oct. 17, 2016 — An easily assembled smartphone microscope provides new ways of interacting with and learning about common microbes. The open-source device could be used by teachers or in other educational settings, ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered "super yeast" could ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Physicists have successfully employed a powerful technique for studying electrons generated through singlet fission, a process which it is believed will be key to more efficient solar energy ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of ... read more

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

Oct. 17, 2016 — In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the ... read more

Physicists Develop World's First Artificial Cell-Like Spheres from Natural Proteins

Oct. 17, 2016 — Physicists have developed the world's first artificial cell-like spheres from natural proteins, outlines a new ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo systems to medical ... read more

With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary Path

Oct. 14, 2016 — When scientists reported in 2014 that they had successfully engineered a poplar plant "designed for deconstruction," the finding made international news. The highly degradable poplar, the ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the electronic ordering in copper-oxide superconductors could help scientists find the “recipe” for raising the temperature at which current can flow through these materials without ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal features ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have described in great detail how to fabricate and use transparent graphene neural electrode arrays in applications in electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, optical coherence ... read more

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