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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 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

Oct. 21, 2016 — Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and ... read more

When Quantum Scale Affects the Way Atoms Emit and Absorb Particles of Light

Oct. 21, 2016 — In 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent ... read more

How to Tune Thermal Conductivity of 2D Materials

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — An international team has used a molecule's own electrons to scatter the molecule — a process called mid-infrared laser-induced electron diffraction, or LIED — and capture snapshots of ... read more

Polymer Scaffolds Build a Better Pill to Swallow

Oct. 21, 2016 — Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets, say researchers. The researchers have developed a polymeric 'scaffold' that helps drugs that often have trouble ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A novel nanotool has been developed that provides an easy means of characterizing the mechanical properties of ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A fast nanoscale optical transistor has been created using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition. The work opens up new directions in antenna-assisted switches and optical ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Offshore wind turbines are becoming ever larger, and the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of their gigantic rotor blades are presenting operators with new challenges. Now ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. Researchers are exhibiting a new type of ... 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

New Nanomedicine Approach Aims to Improve HIV Drug Therapies

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — For the first time, a team of scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. In a new article, researchers describe using tin ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — A superomniphobic tape has been created that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. Superomniphobic surfaces are extremely repellent to all liquids, made ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more "green," thanks ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. Scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing ... read more

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. 20, 2016 — A new approach for obtaining functional surfaces consisting of organized polymers has been developed by ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — The amount of light passing through an opaque layer, can be enhanced using smart techniques. At the same time, the amount of reflected light diminishes, researchers show. It’s as if light speckles ... read more

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