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Route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

1 week ago from Science Daily

Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made...

A mysterious insulating phenomenon in a superconductor

1 week ago from Physorg

Leiden physicist Milan Allan and his group have discovered an apparent paradox within a material that has zero electrical resistance. They report trapped charges, although charges should, in theory, keep...

Engineers build smallest integrated Kerr frequency comb generator

1 week ago from Physorg

Optical frequency combs can enable ultrafast processes in physics, biology, and chemistry, as well as improve communication and navigation, medical testing, and security. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2005 was...

Cost-effective method produces semiconducting films from materials that outperform silicon

1 week ago from Physorg

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay,...

Copper ions flow like liquid through crystalline structures

1 week ago from Physorg

Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such materials could lead to...

Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

1 week ago from MIT Research

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in rocks, clay, sand, and...

Production of renewable gas from waste wood

1 week ago from Physorg

KIT's researchers succeeded in producing renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for honeycomb methanation. The quality of this synthetic natural gas (SNG) is comparable...

Fuel cleanup begins after cargo ships collide off Corsica

1 week ago from Physorg

French and Italian ships raced Monday to contain a spreading oil spill after two cargo ships collided off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French naval authorities said.

Approach paves way for new generation of antimicrobial materials

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at North Carolina State University have successfully incorporated "photosensitizers" into a range of polymers, giving those materials the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen...

New laser technology can identify unknown white powders from safe distance

1 week ago from Physorg

White powders found at known or potential crime scenes present investigators and first responders with a dilemma. Touching the powders could be dangerous or compromise the evidence, and sending samples...

Big discoveries about tiny particles

1 week ago from Science Daily

Understanding the mechanical properties of nanoparticles are essential to realizing their promise in being used to create exciting new products. This new research has taken a significant step toward gaining...

Is dark energy even allowed in string theory?

1 week ago from Physorg

A new conjecture is the cause of excitement in the string theory community. Timm Wrase of the Vienna University of Technology has now published his much-discussed results on recent new...

Watch: Dak Prescott avoids J.J. Watt sack, throws dime vs. Texans

1 week ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had one of the most miraculous plays of Sunday's slate, completing a long pass while avoiding J.J. Watt sack.

How to design a road that shouts, 'slow 'er down!'

The asphalt that speeds us along from place to place, cocooned in our cars, is talking to us in a voice we rarely hear. Engineers and designers leverage cognitive science...

A robust material for the uptake and storage of ammonia at densities that come close to that of the liquefied gas

1 week ago from Physorg

Handling, storing, and shipping of ammonia requires costly equipment and special precautions because of its inherent corrosiveness and toxicity. Scientists in Manchester, UK, have found that a metal–organic framework, MFM-300(Al),...

Graphene controls surface magnetism at room temperature

1 week ago from Physorg

In a refreshing change of perspective, theoretical physicist Dr. Zeila Zanolli has looked at the proximity effects of graphene on a magnetic semiconducting substrate, finding it to affect the substrate's...

Forcing a metal to be a superconductor via rapid chilling

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and The University of Tokyo, both in Japan, has found a way to force a metal to be...

Permanent, wireless self-charging system using NIR band

1 week ago from Physorg

As wearable devices are emerging, there are numerous studies on wireless charging systems. Here, a KAIST research team has developed a permanent, wireless self-charging platform for low-power wearable electronics by...

Nanoplatform developed with three molecular imaging modalities for tumor diagnosis

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have developed a hybrid nanoplatform that locates tumours using three different types of contrast simultaneously to facilitate multimodal molecular medical imaging: magnetic...

Nanoscale pillars as a building block for future information technology

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from Linköping University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have proposed a new device concept that can efficiently transfer the information carried by electron spin to light...

Nuclear technique helps validate theoretical model for optimised laser material deposition in additive manufacturing

1 week ago from Physorg

Neutron diffraction strain scanning measurements at ANSTO have validated a new theoretical model that successfully predicts the residual stresses and critical deposition heights for laser additive manufacturing.

Protein dynamics: Molecular machines at work

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have used a special fluorescence-based imaging technique to track the shape changes that occur when pore proteins in the cell membrane export molecules into...

How artificial intelligence and lasers could make the seas safer

These are some pretty neat contraptions being used to chart shallow waters.

Drilling down on fossil-fuel burning and its connection to carbon, carbon dioxide in air

1 week ago from Science Blog

So, fossil fuels: what are they? Fossil fuels get their name from substances created from the process of anaerobic decomposition of dead, buried-in-the-ground organisms (matter) that provide energy when burned,...

Scientists get the drop on the cell's nucleus

1 week ago from Science Daily

A team of physicists has devised a novel strategy that uses naturally occurring motions inside the human cell nucleus to measure the physical properties of the nucleus and its components....

Drowsy driving as risky as drunken driving

1 week ago from UPI

SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 -- Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.

Almanac: Carbon paper

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

On October 7, 1806, the duplicative stationery that made copies was patented by English inventor Ralph Wedgwood. Mo Rocca reports on the story of carbon paper, which was long ago...

Giving up plastic is not as hard as it sounds, when you have a plan

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Single-use plastic can get really overwhelming, really quickly. That's why a few lifestyle tips that can come in handy when trying to make a change.