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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for ... read more

Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Feb. 17, 2017 — Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th ... read more

Researchers Replicate Nature's Ability to Reflect Light to Develop Innovative Materials

Feb. 17, 2017 — An innovative new technique has been developed to mimic one of nature's greatest achievements -- natural structural ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser to determine the structure of an insect virus’s crystalline protein ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials, report ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes have been designed that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists have demonstrated how to levitate a variety of objects -- ceramic and polyethylene spheres, glass bubbles, ice particles, lint strands and thistle seeds -- between a warm plate and a cold ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Research on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fiber ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A key advancement in the design of high performance carbon-based electronics has been made by scientists, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers report a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light ... read more

Flashes of Light Offer Potential for Biomedical Diagnostics

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers were intrigued that living organisms emit small amounts of light resulting during oxidative metabolism, when oxygen is used to create energy by breaking down carbohydrates. The ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Synchrotron beamlines and their instruments are built to harness the photon beam power of synchrotron radiation (SR), which has special properties -- ideally suited to providing detailed and accurate ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — The unique spinning technique used by the venomous American brown recluse spider could inspire scientific developments and improve materials used in space travel, suggest ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have developed a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery ... 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

New Economic Water-Splitting Catalyst: Ruthenium-Based Material

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers in South Korea have developed an exiting new catalyst -- a ruthenium (Ru)-based material -- that can split water into hydrogen almost as well as platinum ... read more

Making Sodium-Ion Batteries That Last

Feb. 15, 2017 — Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers have made major progress in the production of two-dimensional polymer-based materials. To produce cloths from monomolecular threads, the scientists used SURMOFs, i.e. surface-mounted ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical ... read more

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