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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Sep. 27, 2016 — An international team using the green alga Chlamydomonas as a model has found a switch that triggers the suppression mechanism to prevent runaway photosynthesis. The switch is a blue light ... read more

Molecular Switches: Two Ways to Turn

Sep. 21, 2016 — Chemists have synthesized a new photo-activatable molecule, which shows 2-dimensional switching behavior -- an essential prerequisite for the construction of complex molecular ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Scientists have known for a long time that an atom or molecule can also be in two different states at once. Now researchers have exploited this Schroedinger’s Cat behavior to create X-ray movies of ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — An intricately sculpted device is so tiny it can only be seen under a microscope. But their diamond microdisk could lead to huge advances in computing, telecommunications, and other ... read more

Bright Idea for Detecting Harmful Bacteria in Food Products

Sep. 20, 2016 — Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands -- turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator has now been developed that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing, say ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Light-emitting, four-armed nanocrystals could someday form the basis of an early warning system in structural materials by revealing microscopic cracks that portend failure, thanks to recent research ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Devices based on light, rather than electrons, could revolutionize the speed and security of our future computers. However, one of the major challenges in today's physics is the design of ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — A technique called plasmonic interferometry helps to detect spatial coherence in 'incoherent' ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Antimicrobial cutting boards. Flame-retardant carpets. Friction-resistant bearings. Engineered surfaces add value to the things we use, providing extra layers of safety, easing their operation, ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have used a 'thermal metamaterial' to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could bring devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from ... read more

Shedding Light on the Limits of the Expanded Genetic Code

Sep. 15, 2016 — In 2014, scientists made a huge news splash when they reported the ability to grow bacteria with an expanded genetic code. Critics feared the rise of unnatural creatures; others appreciated the ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers are giving new meaning to the phrase “turning rust into gold”—and making the use of gold in research settings and industrial applications far more ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Novel technology combines high-performance microfluidics for sample processing with dynamic optical tuning and switching, all on a low-cost "chip" made of a flexible silicone ... read more

Chemists Report New Insights About Properties of Matter at the Nanoscale

Sep. 14, 2016 — Nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — In the face of increasing bandwidth demands, ground-breaking research has demonstrated solutions for network infrastructure to address the looming network capacity ... read more

Diffraction-Controlled Laser-Driven Proton Acceleration

Sep. 14, 2016 — A targeted way to manipulate beams of protons accelerated using ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses has been demonstrated by a team of ... read more

New Sensor Technology Could Speed Up Blood Test Analysis

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new sensor has been developed that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up diagnostic healthcare ... read more

Integrating Graphene, Reduced Graphene Oxide Onto Silicon Chips at Room Temperature

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide onto silicon substrates at room temperature using lasers. The advance raises ... read more

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