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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from Chirping

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings, outlines a new report. The newly termed ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Cement paste has a large amount of water in its structure, and much of it is confined in the smallest pores of the cement which are about one manometer in size. The extreme temperatures in which ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists have developed a working battery that self-destructs in water. It's part of a field of study called 'transient electronics.' The battery project presented many challenges, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers have developed a ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — A team of researchers have engineered silicon particles one-fiftieth the width of a human hair, which could lead to "biointerface" systems designed to make nerve cells fire and heart cells ... read more

New High-Temperature Device Captures a Broader Solar Wavelength Spectrum

Aug. 1, 2016 — Using a heat-resistant device, made of tungsten and alumina layers, researchers have found that the device can absorb the sun's broad spectrum radiation and convert it to ... read more

Heating the Exterior of Suitcases May Decrease the Spread of Bed Bugs Through Luggage

Aug. 1, 2016 — New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of ... read more

July 30, 2016 — An international team has devised a method for achieving 1 terapascal of static pressure - vastly higher than any previously ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Physicists have revealed essential properties of the spin Seebeck effect. Their findings contribute to a more thorough understanding of the underlying processes of this effect and thereby support its ... read more

July 28, 2016 — A little heat from a laser can disrupt measurements of materials at the nanoscale, according to ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Gold had long been considered a non-magnetic metal. But researchers recently discovered that gold can in fact be magnetized by applying ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A new wrinkle on an old technology -- solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) -- could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A team of engineers has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global ... read more

Pixel-Array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy, efficiency and enhancing mobility for diagnostic testing. The new portable, field-friendly, ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Any picture or text could be inkjet-printed as a solar cell, using a newly developed technology. When light is absorbed in an ordinary ink, it generates heat. A photovoltaic ink, however, coverts ... read more

Process Could Make Key Biodegradable Polymer Stronger and Longer-Lasting

July 25, 2016 — The creation of a new polymer morphology in a material called PLA could lead to better medical implants and drug-delivery ... read more

July 25, 2016 — How spider silk transmits phonons -- quanta of sound -- could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat, according to ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A new kind of lithium-oxygen battery, using glass nanoparticles of lithium oxides, could provide more energy, and much better stability and energy efficiency, report ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new ... read more

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