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Just Scratching The Surface: New Technique Maps Nanomaterials As They Grow

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a measurement technique that will help scientists and companies map nanomaterials as they grow. The discovery could help create superior nanotechnologies and lead to the development of...

Hybrid Materials For Future Solar Cells Under Development

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are developing composite materials based on semiconductor nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for use in efficient light emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices.

Light Weight Hydrogen 'Tank' Could Fuel Hydrogen Economy

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that an alloy of the metals magnesium, titanium and nickel is excellent at absorbing hydrogen. This light alloy brings us a step closer to the everyday use...

New Device Controls, Measures Dynamics Of Chemicals In Live Tissue

10 years ago from Science Daily

The "chemistrode," a droplet-base microfluidic device, provides new exciting opportunities to study stimulus-response dynamics in chemistry and biology. It will help researchers study any surface that responds to chemical stimulation...

Student entrepreneurs working to green the economy

10 years ago from

While some students use college as a transition into the 'real world,' a handful of student entrepreneurs have asked themselves, 'Why wait?' In February of last year, University of Wisconsin-...

Could Life Have Started In Lump Of Ice? Very Cold Ice Films In Laboratory Reveal Mysteries Of Universe

10 years ago from Science Daily

The universe is full of water, mostly in the form of very cold ice films deposited on interstellar dust particles, but until recently little was known about the detailed small...

New infrared cameras spot mechanical problems on trucks

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Alberta is using thermal imaging technology to spot safety problems on transport trucks.

Safety fears over nanocosmetics

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Cosmetics containing tiny "nano" particles are being used widely despite unresolved safety concerns, a watchdog warns.

Fingerprints show their dark side

10 years ago from Chemistry World

A new fingerprinting method could help forensic scientists detect prints on almost any surface

Recipes for Health: Quinoa Salad With Lime Ginger Dressing and Shrimp

10 years ago from NY Times Health

This salad, with lime dressing, scallions, cilantro and a bit of heat, works as a side dish or a light meal.

Electrons put a new spin on chirality

10 years ago from Physics World

Could radiation striking magnetic materials be responsible for the 'handedness' of biological molecules?

Use of nanoparticles in cosmetics questioned

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Cosmetics companies are taking insufficient steps to ensure face creams and other products that contain nanoparticles are safe, according to a report by a leading consumer a

Golf secret not all in the wrists

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The key to a long drive is building up power quickly in the swing but not putting it all in from the start, according to a new report.

Court orders film copyright guards in China-made DVD players

10 years ago from Physorg

A US court has sided with Hollywood film studios by ordering Gowell Electronics Ltd. to build piracy-thwarting technology into DVD players made by the China-based firm.

Mystery Wave Strikes Maine Harbor

10 years ago from Live Science

Large, unexpected tsunami-like waves as high as 12 feet struck Boothbay Harbor on Oct. 28.

Fermilab's CDF Result Sparks Rumors of New Physics

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Where are the muon-muon pairs coming from?

Fujitsu Develops C- to X- Ultra-Wideband Gallium-Nitride HEMT Power Amplifier Featuring High Output and Efficiency

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Fujitsu Laboratories announced today the development of a high-performance power amplifier based on gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), which as a hybrid amplifier -...

McEliece quantum encryption system cracked

10 years ago from UPI

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Dutch scientists say they have cracked the so-called McEliece encryption system -- a candidate to provide security during the age of quantum...

Evelyn Hu named professor of applied physics, electrical engineering in SEAS

10 years ago from Harvard Science

Evelyn L. Hu, a pioneer in the fabrication of nanoscale electronic and photonic devices, has been named Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in Harvard University’s School...

Engineers design self-stabilizing electric bicycle

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- As every five-year-old knows, balancing on a bicycle is not as easy as it looks. But, as engineers know, getting a bicycle to balance by itself -...

New nanocluster boosts semiconductor films

10 years ago from UPI

EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. nanoscientists say they have synthesized an elusive metal-hydroxide compound that could boost semiconductor capabilities for large-area applications.

Interview: Taking the lab to the field

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Gillian Greenway talks to Freya Mearns about taking analytical chemistry out of the lab and into the real world

Breaking Barriers For Next Generation Wireless Chips

10 years ago from Science Daily

New mathematical algorithms for the next radio chip generation are under development. According to one of the mathematicians: "In the future, mobile devices will provide customers with services ranging from...

Cheaper than chips

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Capillary tubes may offer an inexpensive alternative to on-chip diagnostics, say French scientists.

The Safety Gap

10 years ago from NY Times Health

China is becoming the biggest producer of pharmaceutical ingredients in the world – but the F.D.A. inspects just a tiny fraction of China’s drug plants. Can we be sure what...

Car Runs Mostly on Air

10 years ago from Live Science

Developer Zero Pollution Motors is working on a compressed air vehicle (CAV).

Physicists Cue Nanosecond Beat of Nano-Baton

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

By perfecting a technique to control the vibrations of high frequency nano-cantilevers, Canadian physicists have overcome a roadblock to using nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) for digital logic and memory applications and...

Robodoc: surgeon of the future in theaters now

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - A mechanical snake that can enter the body through natural orifices -- not an incision -- to perform operations is just one futuristic device researchers believe will...