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July 27, 2016

Improving Safety of Neutron Sources

July 27, 2016 — There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always ... read more

July 27, 2016 — New display sheets that can be cut into any shape with scissors have been developed by researchers. As you can cut this display into any shape you like, and attach it on the surfaces of things that ... read more

Better Defining the Signals Left by as-Yet-Undefined Dark Matter at the LHC

July 26, 2016 — Physicists still don't exactly know what dark matter is. Indeed, they can only see its effect in the form of gravity. Now, the high energy physics community has developed a set of simplified ... read more

Asymmetrical Magnetic Microbeads Transform Into Micro-Robots

July 26, 2016 — Janus particles are asymmetrical microscopic spheres with both a magnetic and a non-magnetic half. A new study reveals that the dynamics of such assemblies can be predicted by modelling the ... read more

July 26, 2016 — In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have developed a way to etch very tall, narrow finFETs, a type of transistor that forms a tall semiconductor 'fin' for the current to travel ... read more

Process Could Make Key Biodegradable Polymer Stronger and Longer-Lasting

July 25, 2016 — The creation of a new polymer morphology in a material called PLA could lead to better medical implants and drug-delivery ... read more

Enhancing Molecular Imaging With Light

July 25, 2016 — A new technology platform is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold ... read more

'Watching' Crystal Structure Change in Real Time

July 25, 2016 — Rresearchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Theoretical physicists have analyzed the electronic consequences of creating circuits in two dimensions by simulating the juxtaposition of different atom-thick materials like graphene and hexagonal ... read more

Self-Healing Textiles Not Only Repair Themselves, but Can Neutralize Chemicals

July 25, 2016 — Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Moisture can destroy mortar over time -- for example when cracks form as a result of frost. A team of scientists has found an unusual way to protect mortar from moisture: When the material is being ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered that the Mg-Sc alloy shows shape memory properties. Shape memory alloys (SMAs) show distinctive behaviors such as shape recovery upon heating and have a ... read more

July 25, 2016 — As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. New ... read more

Unlocking the Secret to Cheaper Solar Power

July 25, 2016 — As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists are developing more highly sensitive devices for the detection of biological and chemical ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Researchers have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers. In this case, doping refers to ... read more

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

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