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Warming Up For Magnetic Resonance Imaging

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging, much faster, more selective -- able to distinguish even among different target molecular species -- and many thousands of times more sensitive, has...

Method For Integrating Nanowire Devices Directly Onto Silicon Developed

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new technique for fabricating nanowire photonic and electronic integrated circuits that may one day be suitable for high-volume commercial production. The fabrication technique could yield low-cost,...

How Light Squeezes Through Small Holes: Detailed For First Time

9 years ago from Science Daily

How does light pass through a tiny hole? For the first time, scientists have succeeded in mapping this process in detail. Their research also promises a significant improvement in Terahertz...

Newest GREET Model Updates Environmental Impacts Of Specific Fuels And Automobiles

9 years ago from Science Daily

The newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation model will provide researchers with even more tools to evaluate and compare the environmental impacts of...

Made-to-order Isotopes Hold Promise on Science's Frontier

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes -- the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new...

The 'Wall Paper Peeling Mystery' Explained By Physicists

9 years ago from Science Daily

When you try to remove adhesive paper from a surface, you inevitably get a pointy flap, while what you want is to remove the entire piece. Physicists have finally explained...

Carbon Dioxide Capture And Storage: Grasping At Straws In The Climate Debate?

9 years ago from Science Daily

Great hopes are being placed on undeveloped technology. Capturing and storing carbon dioxide is predicted to be one of the most important measures to counter the threats to our climate....

Modern Ceramics Help Advance Technology

9 years ago from Science Daily

Many important electronic devices used by people today would be impossible without the use of ceramics. A new study illustrates the use of ceramic materials in the development of technological...

Photosynthetic Dimmer Switch For Plants Identified

9 years ago from Science Daily

In a study of the molecular mechanisms by which plants protect themselves from oxidation damage should they absorb too much sunlight during photosynthesis, researchers have discovered a molecular "dimmer switch"...

Flies' eyes could enhance robot vision

9 years ago from Physorg

Robots with flies' eyes could take advantage of the insect`s vision system to better locate the edges and boundaries of objects. This ability could help robots perform a variety of...

Obituary Notice: Renowned Physicist and Inventor of Wetsuit: Hugh Bradner

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A renowned physicist and professor, Hugh Bradner built a successful career by combining his passion for science and ocean exploration.

New Gas Sensors For Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Sinks

9 years ago from Science Daily

A novel gas sensor system makes it possible to monitor large areas cost-effectively the first time. The patented gas sensor is based on the principle of diffusion, according to which...

Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials

9 years ago from Physorg

Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in...

Inventor, Engineering Students Explore New Type of Solar Collectors

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

An engineering team at Rowan University is working with a New Jersey inventor to advance a new solar thermal collector the inventor designed.

Scientists Build Nano Hot Rods [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Like a team of laboratory gearheads, Arizona State University (A.S.U.) researchers have found a way to soup up microscopic "nanomachines" that may someday be used to deliver lifesaving medications or...

New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus

9 years ago from Physorg

Lasers that emit ultrashort pulses of light are used for numerous applications including micromachining, microscopy, laser eye surgery, spectroscopy and controlling chemical reactions. But the quality of the results is...

80-mph electric car to go on sale this summer in the US

9 years ago from Physorg

Green Vehicles, a company based in San Jose, California, has recently revealed that it will begin selling two lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles early this summer. The three-wheeled TRIAC is a highway-capable...

To Catch a Plutonium Thief, Try Antineutrinos [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

A new more secure technology for guarding against theft from nuclear reactors has passed its first test.Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., successfully...

Researchers Observe Hydrogen-Bond Exchange

9 years ago from Physorg

Hydrogen bonds are quite small, on the level of a few angstroms. They can also be passed between two different molecules very quickly, at speeds of tens of times per...

Broadband over Power Lines

9 years ago from PopSci

Broadband over Power Lines, or BPL, is a technology developed to send data over lines also used for electric power transmission. Simply put, it's high-speed Internet through your electrical outlets....

Keeping Yields, Profits, and Water Quality High

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers investigated whether yield, weed suppression, and profit characteristics of low-external-input (LEI) farming systems could match or exceed those of conventional farming systems. Yields and profits were similar or higher...

Exhaling For Exploration: Scientists Test Lunar Breathing System

9 years ago from Science Daily

Imagine yourself hip-to-hip, shoulder-to-shoulder, inside a room the size of a walk-in closet for eight hours with five people you just met. Does that make you sweat? Or maybe make...

Morgan Sparks, Bell Scientist, Dies at 91

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Sparks made critical contributions to developing the second-generation transistor, which became a building block of modern electronic devices.

Go Speed Racer! Demons on Wheels Designed

9 years ago from Live Science

Transportation design students make a car based on Speed Racer's.

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Rarest Big Cat Caught in Camera Trap

9 years ago from National Geographic

Eight Amur leopards—the world's rarest big cat—were recently photographed in far southeastern Russia, giving renewed hope to conservationists.

Ottawa student creates 'flu glue'

9 years ago from UPI

OTTAWA, May 7 (UPI) -- An Ottawa high school student who devised a molecule to which flu viruses adhere Wednesday won a national student biotechnology competition.

How low-energy LEDs could soon be lighting our homes

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Scientists have found a way to increase the light-output efficiency of LEDs through pioneering nanoelectronics

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

9 years ago from UPI

New ESA satellite starts operations … Study: Anesthetics may curb nerve regrowth … MIT building low-cost solar concentrator … New way to heal tracheal injuries created ... Health/Science news from...