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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Oct. 24, 2016 — A new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure, is currently being developed by ... read more

Is Energy Storage Via Pumped Hydro Systems Is Possible on a Very Small Scale?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Pumped-storage hydroelectricity systems are to be found throughout the world, but always on a large scale. Researchers investigated whether energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... 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

Impact of the Fukushima Accident on Marine Life, Five Years Later

Oct. 18, 2016 — Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximately ... read more

Scientists Develop a Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves in Response to Light

Oct. 17, 2016 — A revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material has been created that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, ... 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

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

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit spin ... 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 — Less than a micrometer thin, bendable and giving all the colors that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Sharing such a description, researchers ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have used soundwaves to lift many tiny objects at once before spinning and flipping them using electric force fields. The technology -- called JOLED -- effectively turns tiny, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — One of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on the planet — wave energy — could one day power millions of homes across the U.S. But more than a century after the first tests of the power of ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nature has inspired generations of people, offering a plethora of different materials for innovations. One such material is the molecule of the heritage, or DNA, thanks to its unique self-assembling ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — 'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured ... read more

Disorderly Conduct in Electron Behavior

Oct. 12, 2016 — An analysis of electron behavior explains why the phase-change material iron-tellurium best conducts electricity in its disordered amorphous ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A layer of diamond can prevent high-power electronic devices from overheating. This becomes particularly important in devices made from gallium nitride. Now a team of researchers show that a layer of ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new study has presented an effective and simple strategy to simutaneously improve and stablize the performance of Organic Solar ... read more

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