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February 14, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Often the most difficult step in taking atomic-resolution images of biological molecules is getting them to form high-quality crystals needed for X-ray studies of their structure. Now researchers ... read more

Quantum Potential: Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A new way to generate very low-resistance electric current in a new class of materials has been discovered by scientists. The discovery, which relies on the separation of right- and ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — The interaction of thermal energy from the environment with motional degrees of freedom is well known and often referred to as Brownian motion (also thermal motion). But in the case of polar ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — In the one-dimensional (1-D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3-D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Cells are not uniform spheres; they generally come in a variety of disparate shapes. In the broadest sense, this variation in shapes is known as cell polarity, and it is an essential property for a ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — New findings may eventually lead to a theory of how superconductivity initiates at the atomic level, a key step in understanding how to harness the potential of materials that could provide lossless ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new option to control properties of the interface between the two layers, for instance the amount of charge transferred from one layer to the other or the emergence of ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — By creating and using the first optical attosecond pulse, scientists measured the time it takes electrons inside atoms to respond to the electromagnetic forces of ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic ... read more

Physicists Create Artificial 'Graphene'

Feb. 2, 2016 — Physicists have created an artificial material with a structure comparable to ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have now presented the smallest human-made lattice structure. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of five. The small ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Scientists have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively 10,000 times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in the ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — When cold milk is poured into a hot cup of tea, a temperature equilibrium is reached very quickly. The milk droplets and the tea particles interact, and after a few moments they all have the same ... read more

Unconventional Superconductivity Near Absolute Zero Temperature

Feb. 1, 2016 — An important mechanism for superconductivity in a metallic compound containing ytterbium, rhodium and silicon, has been uncovered by researchers. The underlying concept of the quantum-critical point ... read more

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