Bizarre Things: Matter & Energy
March 26, 2017

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March 26, 2017

Mar. 9, 2017 — One bit of digital information can now be successfully stored in an individual atom. This result is a breakthrough in the miniaturization of storage media and has the potential to serve as a basis ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Scientists are reporting on the creation of a phase of matter, dubbed a time crystal, in which atoms move in a pattern that repeats in time rather than in ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — For most people, the drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet would be an annoyance. But what happens inside droplets is the stuff of serious ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Combining computational with experimental approaches, researchers identify 12 new materials with potential use in solar fuels ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century, scientists have discovered. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms 'talk' to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — Researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material's architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters -- with ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Nanoengineers have 3-D printed a lifelike, functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward artificial organs and regenerative therapies. The new research addresses one of the biggest ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — A molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein, has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new technique enables 'singing' posters and 'smart' clothing to send audio or data directly to your car's radio or your smartphone by piggybacking on ambient FM radio ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, peeing in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Using new computer algorithms, it is possible to adjust specific properties of three-dimensional objects, such as the sounds they produce or how stable they ... read more

Do Cells Have Exotic Vibrational Properties?

Feb. 28, 2017 — A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing a new class of materials and devices to collect, ... read more

Laser-Altered Molecules Cast Alchemy in a Different Light

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have taken a different approach to alchemists' ancient goal to transmute elements by making one material behave that another. Using computational methods, they demonstrate that any ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A special structure for storing energy known as a supercapacitor has been constructed in a plant for the first time. The plant, a rose, can be charged and discharged hundreds of ... read more

Computing With Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

Feb. 23, 2017 — A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Ionotronic devices rely on charge effects based on ions, instead of electrons or in addition to electrons. These devices open new opportunities for creating electrically switchable memories. ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — For the first time, a single multifunction flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair, has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical and chemical signals back and forth into the ... read more

Science Versus the 'Horatio Alger Myth'

Feb. 22, 2017 — In a new study scientists have taken a condensed matter physics concept usually applied to the way substances such as ice freeze, called 'frustration,' and applied it to a simple social ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — While it's possible to anticipate the color of light or the pitch of sound, odor defies prediction. New research has taken an important step toward decoding smell, by linking a scent back to a ... read more

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