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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Pacemaker Function May Be Impacted by Electric Appliances; Tools

Feb. 27, 2017 — Electric and magnetic fields generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to ... 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

Feb. 15, 2017 — Modern computer technology is based on the transport of electric charge in semiconductors. But this technology's potential will be reaching its limits in the near future, since the components ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Graphene's unusual electronic structure enables this extraordinary material to break many records of strength, electricity and heat conduction. Physicists have used a model to explain the ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — The Middle Ages certainly were far from being science-friendly: Whoever looked for new findings off the beaten track faced the threat of being burned at the stake. Hence, the contribution of this era ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have developed a family of highly stretchable and UV curable (SUV) elastomers that can be stretched by up to 1100%, and are suitable for UV curing based 3-D printing techniques. Using ... read more

Exposure to a Newer Flame Retardant Has Been on the Rise

Feb. 8, 2017 — Out of concern that flame retardants -- polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) -- cause health problems, the US government worked with manufacturers to start phasing them out in 2004. But evidence ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new study has introduced a new technique that efficiently isolates circulating tumor cells from whole blood at a liquid-liquid ... read more

Material Can Turn Sunlight, Heat and Movement Into Electricity -- All at Once

Feb. 7, 2017 — Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, ... read more

How to Recycle Lithium Batteries

Feb. 7, 2017 — Research describes a new way to extract the lithium and the cobalt that make up the bulk of the metal components of rechargeable lithium ion ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Unavoidably, each digital information we send around the globe is prone to be lost. Travelling long ways in wires, the initial signal decays and scatters by colliding with impurities and neighboring ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Researchers have designed a small voltaic cell that are sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach and generate enough power to run sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — An important breakthrough has been reached in the development of energy-efficient electronic circuits using transistors based on ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — The addition of specific molecules to 'trap' charge carriers in semiconducting polymers proves to be a powerful method of mastering the materials' electrical properties. Now, materials ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers are studying corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new method for sensing the electric field generated in semiconductor devices during operation has now been developed by researchers. The technique is demonstrated for a diamond device, with ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — An international team of researchers has developed a new blue-phase liquid crystal that could enable televisions, computer screens and other displays that pack more pixels into the same space while ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researcher have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector demonstrating record high sensitivity for thermal detection. Graphene's unique attributes pave the way for ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Scientists have created a thermoelectric organic transistor. A temperature rise of a single degree is sufficient to cause a detectable current modulation in the ... read more

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