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Excitons pave the way to more efficient electronics

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices.

Chris Stapleton, Cardi B, Tim McGraw to perform during RodeoHouston

2 weeks ago from UPI

Chris Stapleton, Cardi B and Tim McGraw are among the artists scheduled to perform during the 2019 RodeoHouston event.

Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Golden State Warriors admittedly do not look like the same team that's been to four straight Finals and won the previous two championships.

Julia Michaels voices love for Lauv after split

2 weeks ago from UPI

Julia Michaels voiced her love for Lauv after telling fans her new year's resolution is to no longer date narcissists.

Raytheon contracts Elbit Systems for Two Color Laser System

2 weeks ago from UPI

Raytheon has been awarded a contract to Elbit Systems of America for the Two Color Laser System, a surveillance system element onboard military aircraft.

Next up: Ultracold simulators of super-dense stars

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Physicists have created the world's first laser-cooled neutral plasma. The research opens a frontier where experimental atomic and plasma physicists can coax matter to behave in bizarre new ways.

Revealing hidden spin: Unlocking new paths toward high-temperature superconductors

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high temperature.

Navy engineer gets New Year's Day patent for dual mode slotted antenna

2 weeks ago from Physorg

On New Year's Day, 2019, Navy engineer David A. Tonn received his twenty-eighth U.S. patent, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Watch: Flames' Michael Frolik skates away from fight with Bruins' Kevan Miller

2 weeks ago from UPI

Calgary Flames winger Michael Frolik wanted no part of a fight with Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller after being bashed into the boards.

Revealing Hidden Spin: Unlocking New Paths Toward High-Temperature Superconductors

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

In the 1980s, the discovery of high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates upended a widely held theory that superconductor materials carry electrical current without resistance only at very low temperatures of...

'It was very unique': Saskatoon's SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor shutting down after 37 years

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Running since 1981, the shoebox-sized SLOWPOKE-2 reactor is finally being shut down.

Revealing hidden spin: Unlocking new paths toward high-temperature superconductors

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the 1980s, the discovery of high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates upended a widely held theory that superconductor materials carry electrical current without resistance only at very low temperatures of...

High-speed video reveals physics tricks for shooting a rubber band

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

To fire a rubber band flawlessly, use a wide band and don’t pull too hard, physicists suggest.

Greener hydrogen from water

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The idea of using hydrogen as the basis of a clean sustainable energy source, often termed a hydrogen economy, has been a topic of conversation for decades. Hydrogen fuel, for...

Shining light on recombination mechanisms in solar cell materials

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Hybrid perovskites are spectacularly efficient materials for photovoltaics. Just a few years after the first solar cells were fabricated, they have already achieved solar conversion efficiencies greater than 22 percent....

Excitons pave the way to higher-performance electronics

2 weeks ago from Physorg

After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, EPFL scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices.

Controllable fast, tiny magnetic bits

2 weeks ago from Physorg

For many modern technical applications, such as superconducting wires for magnetic resonance imaging, engineers want as much as possible to get rid of electrical resistance and its accompanying production of...

Particulate Behaviour

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

Fade In: People wearing masks Ride their bicycles through A skyline of exhaust fumes and Dirty, blackened smoke. Their lungs irritated By the invisible particles that corrode Metal frames and...

Famous birthdays for Jan. 4: Julia Ormond, Michael Stipe

2 weeks ago from UPI

Actor Julia Ormond turns 54 and R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe turns 59, among the famous birthdays for Jan. 4.

Exceptional points in optics and photonics

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Exceptional points are branch point singularities in the parameter space of a system at which two or more eigenvalues, and their corresponding eigenvectors, coalesce and become degenerate. Such peculiar degeneracies are distinct features...

Structure of the posttranslational Sec protein-translocation channel complex from yeast

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

The Sec61 protein-conducting channel mediates transport of many proteins, such as secretory proteins, across the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane during or after translation. Posttranslational transport is enabled by two additional...

Laser cooling of ions in a neutral plasma

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Laser cooling of a neutral plasma is a challenging task because of the high temperatures typically associated with the plasma state. By using an ultracold neutral plasma created by photoionization...

Fluorine-programmed nanozipping to tailored nanographenes on rutile TiO2 surfaces

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

The rational synthesis of nanographenes and carbon nanoribbons directly on nonmetallic surfaces has been an elusive goal for a long time. We report that activation of the carbon (C)–fluorine (F)...

Counter-propagating charge transport in the quantum Hall effect regime

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

The quantum Hall effect, observed in a two-dimensional (2D) electron gas subjected to a perpendicular magnetic field, imposes a 1D-like chiral, downstream, transport of charge carriers along the sample edges....

Rovibrational quantum state resolution of the C60 fullerene

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

The unique physical properties of buckminsterfullerene, C60, have attracted intense research activity since its original discovery. Total quantum state–resolved spectroscopy of isolated C60 molecules has been of particularly long-standing interest....

Carrying and releasing nanoscale cargo with 'nanowrappers'

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists made hollow nanosized boxes with corner holes, demonstrating how these ''nanowrappers'' can carry and release DNA-coated nanoparticles.

Taye Diggs to host Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 13

2 weeks ago from UPI

Broadway star Taye Diggs said he's "ridiculously excited" to host the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.

Look: Escaped pig captured by Florida police

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Florida were able to capture an escaped pig running loose through a residential neighborhood and returned the porcine pet to her owner.