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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

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

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

Lighting the Way to Miniature Devices

Sep. 13, 2016 — Electromagnetic waves created on a layer of organic molecules could provide the perfect on-chip light source for future quantum communication ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Water can serve a previously undiscovered role to help micelles coalesce to spontaneously form long fibers, new research shows. This study could help scientists to understand how light-harvesting ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — It is a very unusual kind of laser: researchers have built a device which emits ultrashort flashes of infrared light with extremely high ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Physicists have, for the first time, succeeded in directly visualizing on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers thereby ... read more

New Laser Provides Ultra-Precise Tool for Scientists Probing the Secrets of the Universe

Sep. 12, 2016 — A promising tool for the next generation of tests is the new high promising tool for the next generation of tests is the new high-intensity laser. It produces pulses of deep ultraviolet light with ... read more

World's Most Powerful X-Ray Takes a 'Sledgehammer' to Molecules

Sep. 12, 2016 — An international team of more than 20 scientists has inadvertently discovered how to create a new type of crystal using light more than ten billion times brighter than the ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — Researchers have have managed to synthesize and characterize two previously unknown, record-large silver nanoclusters of 136 and 374 silver ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — An imaging system that can read closed books is currently being developed. In a new article, researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — Physicists have discovered that self-focused laser pulses generate violent swirls of optical energy that resemble smoke rings. In these light structures, known as 'spatiotemporal optical ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Electromagnetic radiation is everywhere -- that's been the case since the beginning of the universe. But the proliferation of electronics in recent decades has contributed both to the volume of ... read more

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