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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Room-Temperature Lithium Metal Battery Closer to Reality

Feb. 10, 2016 — Rechargeable lithium metal batteries offer energy storage capabilities far superior to today’s workhorse lithium-ion technology that powers our smartphones and laptops. But these batteries are not ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Often the most difficult step in taking atomic-resolution images of biological molecules is getting them to form high-quality crystals needed for X-ray studies of their structure. Now researchers ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Principles of the conversion from heat currents to magnonic spin currents have been discovered by researchers. Spin waves, or magnons, are fundamental excitations in magnetic materials which ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers are developing a low-cost prototype that will allow for the remote detect hazardous gases from the analysis of color changes adopted by certain compounds in the presence of such ... read more

Baby Physics

Feb. 10, 2016 — We are born with a basic grasp of physics, just enough not to be surprised when we interact with objects. Scientists discovered this in the past two decades. What they did not know yet was that, as ... read more

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Feb. 10, 2016 — A clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with has been presented by researchers, speeding up reactions essential for life ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — An engineering research team has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.Their findings could open the door to the development of flexible electronic devices ... read more

Quantum Potential: Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Diatoms are single-celled algae organisms, around 30 to 100 millionths of a meter in diameter, that are ubiquitous throughout the oceans. These creatures are encased within a hard shell shaped like a ... read more

Engineers Develop Hybrid Technology to Create Biorenewable Nylon

Feb. 9, 2016 — Engineers are combining the tools of biology and chemistry to create new biorenewable ... read more

Superconductivity: Footballs With No Resistance

Feb. 9, 2016 — Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have recreated the universe's primordial soup in miniature format by colliding lead atoms with extremely high energy in the 27 km long particle accelerator. The primordial soup is a ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Since the discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals just over 100 years ago, X-ray diffraction as a method of structure determination has dominated structural research in materials science ... read more

An Interaction Between Perovskites and Quantum Dots Could Improve LED and Solar Technologies

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have studied the interaction of two materials, halide perovskite and quantum dots, revealing enormous potential for the development of advanced LEDs and more efficient solar ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. But much about them remains poorly understood. A team is trying to figure out the rules that govern metallic ... read more

Why Not Recycled Concrete?

Feb. 8, 2016 — From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our ... read more

Scientists Create Laser-Activated Superconductor

Feb. 8, 2016 — Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — How information is transferred from biological molecules to crystalline surfaces could pave the way for the development of new drugs and other synthetic ... read more

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