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For fast, high-resolution 3-D printing, visible light is gaining on UV

1 day ago from C&EN

Photochemistry extends 3-D printing to LEDs, which could cut energy use and open up novel applications

Researchers 3-D print tiny multicolor microstructures

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers have developed an automated 3-D printing method that can produce multicolor 3-D microstructures using different materials. The new method could be used to make a variety of optical components...

Fast calculation dials in better batteries

1 day ago from Science Daily

A simpler and more efficient way to predict the performance of batteries will lead to better batteries, according to engineers.

Researchers demonstrate record speed with advanced spectroscopy technique

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed an advanced spectrometer that can acquire data with exceptionally high speed. The new spectrometer could be useful for a variety of applications including remote sensing, real-time biological...

Physicists develop basic principles for mini-labs on chips

1 day ago from Science Daily

Colloidal particles have become increasingly important for research as vehicles of biochemical agents. In future, it will be possible to study their behavior much more efficiently than before by placing...

A quantum thermometer for measuring ultra-cold temperatures

1 day ago from Science Daily

In everyday life, measuring temperature is pretty straightforward. But in the quantum world, which deals with the super small and the ultra-cold, determining how hot or cold something is starts...

Engineers improve signal processing for small fiber optic cables

1 day ago from Science Daily

Tiny circuits can go the distance. Researchers have mapped a noise-reducing magneto-optical response that occurs in fiber-optic communications, opening the door for new materials technologies.

Rapid 3D printing with visible light

1 day ago from Science Daily

3D printing has driven innovations in fields ranging from art to aerospace to medicine. However, the high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light used in most 3D printers to cure liquid resins into...

Novel photoresist enables 3D printing of smallest porous structures

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a photoresist for two-photon microprinting. It has now been used for the first time to produce three-dimensional polymer microstructures with cavities in the nano range. The scientists...

Can sunlight convert carbon emissions into useful materials?

1 day ago from Science Blog

Shaama Sharada calls carbon dioxide — the worst offender of global warming — a very stable, “very happy molecule.” She aims to change that. Recently published in the Journal of Physical...

Theoretically, two layers are better than one for solar-cell efficiency

1 day ago from Science Blog

Solar cells have come a long way, but inexpensive, thin film solar cells are still far behind more expensive, crystalline solar cells in efficiency. Now, a team of researchers suggests...

Liquid water at 170 degrees Celsius

1 day ago from Science Daily

Using an X-ray laser, a research team has investigated how water heats up under extreme conditions. In the process, the scientists were able to observe water that remained liquid even...

Anti-reflective coating inspired by fly eyes

1 day ago from Science Daily

The eyes of the fruit fly are covered by a thin and transparent coating with anti-reflective, anti-adhesive properties. Researchers discovered that the coating only consists of two ingredients: retinin and...

Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside

1 day ago from PopSci

Attaching high-end lenses to a tiny camera looks slightly awkward. (Sony /)At first glance, Sony’s new A7C camera would fit right in with the company’s mid-level A6000-series cameras. Instead of a smaller APS-C...

Watch: New Jersey diner regulars tip favorite waitress with a car

1 day ago from UPI

A pair of regular customers at a New Jersey diner surprised their favorite server with an unusual tip -- a car.

Elements of surprise: Neutron stars contribute little, but something's making gold

1 day ago from Science Daily

Neutron star collisions do not create the quantity of chemical elements previously assumed, a new analysis of galaxy evolution finds. The research also reveals that current models can't explain the...

Energy harvesting goes organic, gets more flexible

1 day ago from Science Daily

The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. A group of researchers has explored peptide-based nanotubes and reports using a...

Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using chitin, a bioinspired material, to manufacture tools and shelters on Mars

1 day ago from Physorg

A simple manufacturing technology based on chitin, one of the most ubiquitous organic polymers on Earth, could be used to build tools and shelters on Mars, according to a study...

'Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold' concert film coming to theaters in October

1 day ago from UPI

"Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert," a film featuring footage from Stevie Nicks' 2017 tour, will be shown in theaters worldwide.

New way of controlling conductivity of materials at the nanoscale

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. And maybe more environmentally friendly gadgets, too.

Researchers demonstrate record speed with advanced spectroscopy technique

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers have developed an advanced spectrometer that can acquire data with exceptionally high speed. The new spectrometer could be useful for a variety of applications including remote sensing, real-time biological...

Researchers discover new photoactivation mechanism for polymer production

1 day ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University has demonstrated a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. The work not...

Controlled dynamics of colloidal rods

1 day ago from Physorg

Colloidal particles have become increasingly important for research as vehicles of biochemical agents. In future, it will be possible to study their behavior much more efficiently than before by placing...

Reaching 90% PL quantum yield in 1-D metal halide by pressure-suppressed nonradiative loss

1 day ago from Physorg

Low-dimensional perovskite-related metal halides have emerged as a new class of light-emitting materials with tunable broadband emission from self-trapped excitons (STEs). Although various types of low-dimensional structures have been developed,...

Fantasy football: Alvin Kamara leads Week 2 running back rankings

1 day ago from UPI

Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints tops UPI senior sports writer Alex Butler's Week 2 fantasy football running back rankings.

Rapid 3-D printing with visible light

1 day ago from Physorg

3-D printing has driven innovations in fields ranging from art to aerospace to medicine. However, the high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light used in most 3-D printers to cure liquid resins into...

Physicists make electrical nanolasers even smaller

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and King's College London cleared the obstacle that had prevented the creation of electrically driven nanolasers for integrated circuits. The approach,...