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October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Oct. 18, 2016 — A chemist has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The research group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of ... read more

Scientists Develop a Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves in Response to Light

Oct. 17, 2016 — A revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material has been created that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, ... read more

Team Finds Order in a Process Previously Assumed to Be Random

Oct. 17, 2016 — Scientific discoveries often arise from noticing the unexpected. Such was the case when researchers, studying a tiny device that has become increasingly important in disease diagnostics and drug ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal features ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nature has inspired generations of people, offering a plethora of different materials for innovations. One such material is the molecule of the heritage, or DNA, thanks to its unique self-assembling ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibers that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The chemical properties of atoms depend on the number of protons in their nuclei, placing them into the periodic table. However, even chemically identical atoms can have different masses – these ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — A team of researchers has used the shape of cicada wings as a template to create antireflective structures fabricated with one of the most intriguing semiconductor materials, titanium dioxide. The ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new tool that uses a forest-like array of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes that can be finely tuned to selectively trap viruses by their size can increase the detection threshold for viruses and ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanism ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver intense bursts of power. However, all supercapacitors ... read more

Brain-Inspired Device to Power Artificial Systems

Oct. 7, 2016 — New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed the existence of a naturally occurring exotic property in which a material becomes thicker when stretched -- the opposite of most materials -- a discovery that could lead ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in creating a transistor with a working ... read more

Multi-Function Chip Developed to Enable Next Generation Implantable Device Innovations

Oct. 6, 2016 — The development of novel integrated circuits for next generation implantable medical devices has now been advanced, according to an international team of ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists have documented water molecular dipoles ordering by confining water molecules within nanocages in a beryl ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is being awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synthesis of molecular ... read more

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