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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

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

Feb. 21, 2017 — Conductive inks are useful for a range of applications, including printed and flexible electronics such as radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas, transistors or photovoltaic cells. The ... read more

Waste Silicon Sawdust Recycled Into Anode for Lithium-Ion Battery

Feb. 21, 2017 — By recycling silicon sawdust, researchers have created a high performance anode ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon ... read more

New Hydronium-Ion Battery Presents Opportunity for More Sustainable Energy Storage

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed a novel workflow combining machine learning and density functional theory calculations to create design guidelines for new materials that exhibit useful electronic ... read more

Developing a Catalytic Conveyor Belt

Feb. 17, 2017 — Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow ... read more

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

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits -- less efficient for robots -- are used by ... read more

Liquid Metal Nano Printing Set to Revolutionize Electronics

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new technique uses liquid metals to create large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth to produce integrated circuits, report scientists in a new ... 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 — Engineers have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber ... 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 — A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class ... 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

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