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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 — Engineers have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last ... read more

Compact, Efficient Single Photon Source That Operates at Ambient Temperatures on a Chip

May 4, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a compact, efficient single photon source that can operate on a chip at ambient temperatures. A highly directional single photon source could lead to compact, cheap, and ... read more

May 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have imaged and identified the bond configuration of the intermediates in a complex sequence of chemical transformations of enediyne molecules on a silver surface and ... read more

Method Stabilizes, Enhances Phosphorene

May 2, 2016 — A research team used organic chemistry to covalently react a single-molecule-thick layer onto phosphorene to stabilize its reactivity to open ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Chemists have created an 'adaptive protein crystal' with a counterintuitive and potentially useful property: When stretched in one direction, the material thickens in the perpendicular ... read more

Quantum Sensors for High-Precision Magnetometry of Superconductors

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first time. They used spins in special ... read more

May 2, 2016 — The leading method for creating quantum bits, or qubits, currently involves exploiting the structural defects in diamonds. But researchers found that the same defect could be engineered in cheaper ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Bioplastic packaging that extends the shelf life of food and tells us when it is no longer fit to eat will result in less ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Scientists have developed tiny electronic components that can control chemical processes from the inside. These micro labs are 140 x 140 x 60 micrometres small. They can sense their environment and ... read more

Light-Powered 3-D Printer Creates Terahertz Lens

Apr. 29, 2016 — Created from a 3-D printed metamaterial, the new lens could be used for biomedical research and security ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Detecting Minute Nano Amounts in Environmental Samples

Apr. 29, 2016 — It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials ... read more

Scientists Predict Promising New Family of Materials for Solid-State Cooling

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists point to a new family of materials with promising applications in solid-state ... read more

Using Oxygen to Sterilize Medical Implants Could Save Time and Money

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way to sterilize medical implants without changing their properties, in contrast to some techniques. This inexpensive ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists have shown how spin-polarized currents can be initiated in a controlled manner within samples of topological insulator material. In addition, they were able to manipulate the orientation ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers have developed ... read more

Novel, Bacteria-Repelling Biomaterial Could Increase the Success of Medical Implants

May 2, 2016 — A new material has been designed to help healthy cells "win the race" to a medical implant, beating off competition from bacterial cells and thus reducing the likelihood of the implant ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine the orientation of phosphorene, a promising material with potential application as a material for semiconducting ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a ... read more

Optical Nonlinearity Record: Discovery Offers a 'Game-Changer' for Photonics Applications

Apr. 28, 2016 — New research may offer an alternative to the way in which researchers have approached some photonics applications. Photonics applications rely greatly on what physicists call nonlinear optics -- the ... read more

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