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The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science

25 min ago from Physorg

With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, INRS researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created...

World first: New polymer goes for a walk when illuminated

25 min ago from Physorg

Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology and Kent State University have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To this...

Vortex-antivortex pairs found in magnetic trilayers

55 min ago from Physorg

A international team of researchers has discovered magnetic vortex-antivortex pairs arising from correlated electron spins in a newly engineered trilayer material. The discovery could advance memory cells and points to...

Swallows learn to operate garage door at Norwegian building

55 min ago from UPI

Residents of a Norwegian condominium building said swallows are nesting inside their parking garage after mastering the technique of opening the door.

German army receiving more Future Soldier System equipment

55 min ago from UPI

Germany has ordered equipment to bring its soldiers into the network-enabled warfare loop.

Tiny, Lens-Free Camera Could Hide in Clothes, Glasses

55 min ago from Live Science

A tiny, paper-thin camera that has no lens could turn conventional photography on its head, according to new research.

Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene.

Image analysis and artificial intelligence will change dairy farming

1 hour ago from Science Daily

An early detection method for cow lameness (hoof disease), a major disease of dairy cattle, has now been developed from images of cow gait with an accuracy of 99 percent...

Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Combining experimental and computer chemistry, scientists find the conditions to break carbon-hydrogen bonds at low temperature with cheap titanium in place of rare metals.

Four new beamlines get go ahead at the ESRF, opening new frontiers in X-ray science

2 hours ago from Physorg

The ESRF Council, representing the 22 partner nations of the ESRF, gave the green light for the construction and commissioning of four new beamlines from 2018-2022. The beamlines are designed...

Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

3 hours ago from Physorg

By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but...

A new method of modeling drug-target interactions fixes a detrimental bias of past techniques

3 hours ago from Physorg

"Drug discovery is a very long process. At each stage, you may find your drug is not good enough and you need to seek another candidate," explains A*STAR's Xiao-Li Li....

Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection

4 hours ago from Physorg

The phenomenon of 'dewetting'—usually considered a nuisance as it causes solids to bead up into islands, much like raindrops on glass—has been harnessed for a useful application. An A*STAR-led team...

Nanoparticles improve the strength of metallic alloys

4 hours ago from Physorg

Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes. A*STAR researchers have shown that...

Better understanding the principles of silicon etching leads to improved surface patterning

4 hours ago from Physorg

From solar cells that capture more light, to medical devices that resist colonization by bacteria; there are many applications for materials given a bristly coating of silicon nanowires. Creating these...

Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

4 hours ago from Physorg

Ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries for cheap portable devices and intermittent renewable energy are closer to reality, thanks to a joint UNSW-University of Queensland project to further develop technology by battery...

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

4 hours ago from Physorg

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

A method to engineer crystals with a large fraction of reactive facets

4 hours ago from Physorg

Versatile superstructures composed of nanoparticles have recently been prepared using various disassembly methods. However, little information is known on how the structural disassembly influences the catalytic performance of the materials....

A levitated nanosphere as an ultra-sensitive sensor

4 hours ago from Physorg

Sensitive sensors must be isolated from their environment as much as possible to avoid disturbances. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now demonstrated how to remove from and add elementary charges...

Gazprom reviews role in Turkish gas business

5 hours ago from UPI

Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it was reconsidering its direct role in the Turkish market, but remained keen on Turkey as a transit partner.

Researchers create very small sensor using 'white graphene'

6 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in...

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

6 hours ago from News @ Nature

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.Nature 546 590 doi: 10.1038/546590a

'On your mark, get set'—Neutrons run enzyme's reactivity for better biofuel production

9 hours ago from Physorg

Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction that could...

Chris Herrmann's walk-off single lifts Arizona Diamondbacks over St. Louis Cardinals

10 hours ago from UPI

The Arizona Diamondbacks have built their franchise-record start on comebacks, walk-offs and everyone taking a turn pulling the rope.

Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun

20 hours ago from UPI

Orbital ATK has demonstrated its MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun firing a variety of 30mm and 40mm ammunition at an event in Arizona for customers.

Denmark contracts with General Dynamics for EAGLE armored ATVs

20 hours ago from UPI

General Dynamics European Land Systems has received a contract from Denmark for EAGLE light armored 4X4 vehicles, the company announced on Monday.

Toothpick Crossbow: What They Are, How They Work and Safety Concerns

21 hours ago from Live Science

Miniature toothpick crossbows have been sweeping China, but exactly what are these toys and why are they so dangerous?

Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity

21 hours ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coalition of science and engineering groups is calling on President Donald Trump to make sure that his review of...