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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers examined whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — An efficient hydrogen storage system has been developed that could be a boon for hydrogen powered ... read more

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Ionotronic devices rely on charge effects based on ions, instead of electrons or in addition to electrons. These devices open new opportunities for creating electrically switchable memories. ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart's amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Engineers discover that an organic material self-assembles directly next to borophene, forming an ideal interface for electronic ... read more

Scientists Decipher the Nanoscale Architecture of a Beetle's Shell

Feb. 22, 2017 — A professor of mechanical and materials engineering has found a way to analyze the fibrous nanostructure of a beetle's lightweight but durable ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A team of researchers argues that the nitrate anion can display a counterintuitive Lewis acidity. Their findings may serve as a (retrospective) guide to interpret data involving the chemical behavior ... read more

Scientists Discover How Essential Methane Catalyst Is Made

Feb. 22, 2017 — New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 into ... read more

Unravelling the Atomic and Nuclear Structure of the Heaviest Elements

Feb. 22, 2017 — Little is known about the heaviest, radioactive elements in Mendeleev's table. But an extremely sensitive technique involving laser light and gas jets makes it possible for the very first time ... read more

Scientists Create a Nano-Trampoline to Probe Quantum Behavior

Feb. 22, 2017 — For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a 'nano-trampoline'. This enabled ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — Tiny nanostraws that sample the contents of a cell without causing damage may improve our ability to understand cellular processes and lead to safer medical ... read more

New Design for Longer Lasting Night-Vision Cameras

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new approach to improving the technologies in night-vision cameras -- potentially making their all-too-frequent breakdowns a thing of the ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Isomax is now proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds, reports a new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study lays down ceramic coatings kinetically at room temperature. Coating at room temperature makes microelectronics design and fabrication more flexible and could someday lead to better, less ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of terahertz electron dynamics of a semiconductor surface on the atomic scale. The successful experiment indicates a bright future for the new ... read more

Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

Feb. 21, 2017 — Engineers have now produced an elusive diamond crystal structure that could revolutionize photonics. This has put them on the path to achieving a material that is the 'holy grail of directed ... read more

Understanding 'Glass Relaxation' and Why It's Important for Next-Generation Displays

Feb. 21, 2017 — Display manufacturers can account for a certain level of relaxation in the glass, referring to the intermolecular rearrangement, if it’s known and reproducible. But fluctuations in this relaxation ... read more

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