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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with ... read more

Integration of Novel Materials With Silicon Chips Makes New 'Smart' Devices Possible

July 21, 2016 — Materials researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it's strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by physicists shows that the gold standard for ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Building lab instruments for chemistry and biology experiments used to be an expensive, time consuming process only done by scientists with specialized training. A 3-D printed, Lego-like system of ... read more

Minimally Traumatic and Inexpensive Ceramic Laser Scalpel

July 20, 2016 — The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers.Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light ... 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 — Research could transform how scientists study molecules and cells at sub-microscopic (nanoscale) levels. An electrical and computer engineer and her team has published studies outlining a new, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have successfully embedded a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and ... read more

July 18, 2016 — With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered ... read more

July 18, 2016 — In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method to control sound waves, using a computational approach to inversely design acoustic filters that fit within an arbitrary 3-D shape while achieving target sound ... read more

July 18, 2016 — While many techniques can be used for 3-D printing with metals, most rely on computer-controlled melting or sintering of a metal alloy powder by a laser or electron beam. The mechanical properties of ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have devised a new process to create lightweight, strong and super elastic 3-D printed metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability, opening the door for applications ... read more

July 18, 2016 — A new computational design tool can turn a flat sheet of plastic or metal into a complex 3-D shape, such as a mask, a sculpture or even a lady's high-heel shoe. Researchers say the tool enables ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build 'biohybrid' robots to manage different tasks than an animal or purely humanmade robot ... read more

The Future of Perovskite Solar Cells Has Just Got Brighter, Come Rain or Shine

July 18, 2016 — A team of researchers has found a new method to improve not only the efficiency, but stability and humidity tolerance of perovskite solar cells. The scientists have designed a hydrophobic conducting ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have calculated how it is possible to look inside the atom to image individual electron ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Taking a page from Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels,' a team of scientists has created malleable and microscopic self-assembling particles that can serve as the next ... read more

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