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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

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

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

July 12, 2016 — One scientist would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide improved cooling for ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A technique that allows humanmade DNA shapes to be placed wherever desired -- to within a margin of error of just 20 nanometers -- now removes a major hurdle for the large-scale integration of ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Researchers are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two recent ... read more

Extending Terahertz Technology to Obtain Highly Accurate Thickness of Automotive Paint

July 12, 2016 — In a novel approach to industrial applications of THz technology, a team of researchers began from the principle that thicknesses of multi-layered paint coatings can be measured using time-of-flight ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A team of researchers has developed a technique, where an optical microcavity is used to enhance Raman scattering signals, and utilized it for molecular diagnostics by combined Raman and absorption ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Supercomputer simulations have shown scientists a new way to generate controlled beam of gamma rays from lasers. Nearly one million CPU hours on Stampede and Lonestar HPC systems were needed for the ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Materials researchers have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day -- up to 21 times faster than previous methods. In ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A research team in Japan has now succeeded in developing high precision X-ray deformable mirrors that can be configured as necessary. They are the first to have achieved the formation of three types ... read more

Setting the Gold Standard: Chemistry Professor Is First to Use Light to Make Gold Crystal Nanoparticles

July 8, 2016 — A researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve the ... read more

July 7, 2016 — A discovery has been made that could enable scientists to design better ways to use light energy and to engineer crop plants that more efficiently harness the energy of the sun. The identification of ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have realized a photon-photon logic gate via a deterministic interaction with a strongly coupled atom-resonator ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to induce plasmonic lasers to emit a narrow beam of light by adapting a technique called distributed feedback. They have experimentally implemented a ... read more

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