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Graphene-based Gadgets May Be Just Years Away

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have produced tiny liquid crystal devices with electrodes made from graphene -- an exciting development that could lead to computer and TV displays based on this technology. They report...

Making A Good Impression: Nanoimprint Lithography Tests

9 years ago from Science Daily

In what should be good news for integrated circuit manufacturers, recent studies have helped resolve two important questions about an emerging microcircuit manufacturing technology called nanoimprint lithography.

New Basic Element For Electronic Circuits: 'Memristor' Could Lead To Energy-efficient Computing Systems With Memories That Don't Forget

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers from HP Labs have proven the existence of what had previously been only theorized as the fourth fundamental circuit element in electrical engineering. This scientific advancement could make it...

The heaviest element yet?

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Researchers claim to have seen an element with an atomic number of 122, but some are sceptical.

Nanotechnology studied in heat transfer

9 years ago from UPI

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $7 million grant to a University of Michigan-led team to apply nanotechnology to problems...

U.S. withdraws patent for yellow bean

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all patent claims for a bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers for more than...

Missing Link of Electronics Discovered: "Memristor" [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

After nearly 40 years, researchers have discovered a new type of building block for electronic circuits. And there's at least a chance it will spare you from recharging your phone...

Flower power may bring ray of sunshine to cancer sufferers

9 years ago from Physorg

Dr. Jonathan Harris, a senior lecturer in Queensland University of Technology's Faculty of Science, and PhD student Joakim Swedberg, both from the University's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, are...

Simulations May Explain Nanoparticles 'Pinned' To Graphene

9 years ago from Science Daily

It was hard to understand how a graphene sheet -- a featureless, flat sheet of carbon atoms -- lying on an equally featureless iridium surface, somehow converted itself into a...

Astrobiology Is Alive and Well

9 years ago from

The astrobiology community met at AbSciCon 2008 to present new discoveries.

Well: College’s High Cost, Before You Even Apply

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Does the college chase lead to needless stress?

Global Update: Prevention: So Many Mosquitoes, Only So Many Nets

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Simple as they are, even mosquito nets generate complicated numbers games. Only one answer is easy: more are needed.

At the heart of the matter

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ancient Greek philosophers argued for the existence of atoms, but post-Einsteinian science has delved much deeper, says Robert Matthews

Period drama

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A Russian chemist was the first to draw up a successful periodic table. But it wasn't until years later that its far-reaching predictions were proved correct. John Emsley explains

Use the force

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Our understanding of electromagnetism is key to the modern world we live in, but how much do we know about nature's other three forces, asks Robert Matthews

Why one is still the loneliest number

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Creating a theory of everything is the greatest intellectual challenge ever attempted by scientists. But with every breakthrough comes another hurdle, says Robert Matthews

How To Measure A Carbon Nanotube

9 years ago from Science Daily

NIST, in collaboration with NASA, has published detailed guidelines for making essential measurements on samples of single-walled carbon nanotubes. The new guide constitutes the current "best practices" for characterizing one...

Peer pressure brings docs up to speed: study

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

BOSTON (Reuters) - Is your doctor's practice on the cutting edge of medicine? If not, maybe he or she needs a little peer pressure.

Faster than a Speeding Bubble

9 years ago from Physorg

What do melting chocolate and bubbles in a champagne glass have in common? Besides being treats one might sample at a sophisticated soiree, they are both handy examples of first-order...

Research Could Cut Aircraft Development Costs, Improve Safety

9 years ago from Physorg

A distressing fact for aeronautical engineers: Scale model airplanes don't fly anything like their full-sized counterparts. And that makes aircraft design a lot more difficult.

Pioneer in spintronics celebrates birthday

9 years ago from Harvard Science

What might be Harvard’s oddest birthday party unfolded last over Feb. 29 and March 1. In a lecture hall at Maxwell Dworkin, 50 physicists gathered to share the latest research in spintronics,...

Jeremy Knowles, eminent chemist, Harvard leader, 72

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Jeremy R. Knowles, an eminent chemist and longtime leader of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, died April 3 at his home in Cambridge, after a struggle with cancer. read more

Physics Advance Leads To A Better Understanding Of Optics At The Atomic Scale

9 years ago from Science Daily

An advance by physicists improves our understanding of how light interacts with matter, and could make possible the development of new integrated-circuit technologies that result in faster computers that use...

Inexpensive Roof Vent Could Prevent Billions Of Dollars In Wind Damage

9 years ago from Science Daily

Hurricanes often lift the roofs off buildings and expose them to havoc and damaging conditions, even after the worst of the wind has passed. A local roofer, Virginia Tech faculty...

Micro-origami: Micrometer-scale 'Voxels' Folded Up For Drug Delivery

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated a way to manufacture minuscule closed containers that might be used to deliver precise micro- or even nano-quantities of drugs. First the scientists create flat patterns, origami,...

High-flying Electrons May Provide New Test Of Quantum Theory

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers believe they can achieve a significant increase in the accuracy of one of the fundamental constants of nature by boosting an electron to an orbit as far as possible...

Nanoengineered Barrier Is World's Best Protection From Moisture And Oxygen

9 years ago from Science Daily

A breakthrough barrier technology that protects sensitive devices such as organic light emitting diodes and solar cells from moisture 1000 times more effectively than any existing technology has been invented...

Iron Exposed as High-Temperature Superconductor [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Editor's note: This article will appear in the June 2008 issue of Scientific American.For more than 20 years, the only known superconductors that worked far above liquid-helium temperatures were a...