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July 25, 2016

July 21, 2016 — Heusler alloy NiMnSb could prove valuable as a new material for digital information processing and storage, report scientists. Similar to the ability of a cat to flip itself in the air by twisting ... read more

Students Calculate How to Build Star Trek Photon Torpedoes

July 21, 2016 — Physics students have boldly gone where no student has gone before -- by calculating one way to potentially build photon torpedoes seen in the Star Trek ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A garnet-type, fast ionic conducting oxide has been created by scientists. The developed garnet-type oxide showed not only high ionic conductivity around 1 mS/cm at room temperature, but also high ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting -- such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns -- to ... read more

Key Improvement for Fuel Cells: Work Improves Understanding of Process That Stops Reactions

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells, a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace. The researchers ... read more

July 15, 2016 — A free, web-based tool estimates the emissions impacts associated for companies considering adopting various smart grid ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's ... read more

July 13, 2016 — An engineer has invented a method for analyzing nanowires at temperatures approaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit in first-ever experiments, showing the valuable role the materials could play in ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add: osmotic power. Or more specifically, energy generated by a natural phenomenon occurring when fresh water comes into contact with ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A research team has confirmed the first observation of the hot electrons through the exothermic catalytic reaction occurring at the liquid phase. Previous findings were limited to observing hot ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries including health and ... read more

July 12, 2016 — One scientist would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide improved cooling for ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A new temporary 'electronic tattoo' that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells researchers is poised to revolutionize medicine, rehabilitation, and even business and marketing ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Supercomputer simulations have shown scientists a new way to generate controlled beam of gamma rays from lasers. Nearly one million CPU hours on Stampede and Lonestar HPC systems were needed for the ... read more

July 8, 2016 — A team of scientists has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms' -- or other human-made micromachines such as smartphone ... read more

Scientists Develop Brain-Inspired Memory Material

July 8, 2016 — Our brain does not work like a typical computer memory storing just ones and zeroes: thanks to a much larger variation in memory states, it can calculate faster consuming less energy. Scientists have ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule ... read more

Electric Assist Bikes Provide Meaningful Exercise, Cardiovascular Benefits for Riders

July 7, 2016 — A new study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for ... read more

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