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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

July 26, 2016 — t's an age-old astronomical truth: To resolve smaller and smaller physical details of distant celestial objects, scientists need larger and larger light-collecting mirrors. This challenge is not ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

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

July 21, 2016 — The Askaryan Radio Array team recently published a performance review of the first two stations to come online, showing great potential for the detector to push forward understanding of the cosmos ... read more

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have created a new optical fiber-based probe capable of making pinpoint brain temperature measurements in moving lab ... read more

Minimally Traumatic and Inexpensive Ceramic Laser Scalpel

July 20, 2016 — The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers.Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light ... read more

July 19, 2016 — In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling ... read more

July 18, 2016 — In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists have now successfully applied concepts of classical ... read more

'Jumping Film' Harnesses the Power of Humidity

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out autonomously when exposed to tiny, barely measurable changes in ambient humidity. When irradiated with ultraviolet light, which ... read more

July 18, 2016 — The efficient detection of low-energy photons constitutes one of the main challenges faced by future optoelectronics. Finding new ways of sensing and harvesting these photons is crucial for the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Taking a page from Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels,' a team of scientists has created malleable and microscopic self-assembling particles that can serve as the next ... read more

July 15, 2016 — The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny magnetic fields, which doctors could use to diagnose various ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists have made an object disappear by using a material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Researchers have developed a molecular switching technique to control the visible color and fluorescent properties of a compound by using hydrogen and oxygen gas. This innovative work is ... read more

July 14, 2016 — You'll never look at a drop of water the same way. By measuring a water droplet with a resolution comparable with the scale of a single atom, scientists have determined that the droplet ... read more

'Smart' Nanoparticle Called PEARLs a Promising Gem to Target, Treat Tumors

July 14, 2016 — A team of biomedical researchers has discovered a 'smart' organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumors with ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A team of researchers from Russia and Germany have managed to find a molecule that, to their opinion, could give the impetus to the development of organic ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Significant new potentials for light harvesting through narrowing the bandgap of titania and graphene quantum dots have been uncovered by ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A lightweight telescope that a team of NASA scientists and engineers is developing specifically for CubeSat scientific investigations could become the first to carry a mirror made of carbon nanotubes ... read more

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