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Scientists discover new properties of uranium compounds

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists from Russia, China and the United States predicted and have now experimentally identified new uranium hydrides, predicting superconductivity for some of them. The results of their study were published...

Exploring the challenges of exfoliating novel two-dimensional materials

2 days ago from Physorg

Ever since researchers at the University of Manchester used a piece of tape to isolate, or "exfoliate," a single layer of carbon, known as graphene, scientists have been investigating the...

Printable solar materials could soon turn many parts of a house into solar panels

2 days ago from Physorg

New houses could soon deliver on a long-awaited promise and incorporate windows or roof tiles that harvest solar energy, research conducted at KAUST suggests.

Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Just Released

2 days ago from Space.com

Stephen Hawking's final paper provides a possible way to measure how black holes store information

Physics: Not everything is where it seems to be

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists at TU Wien, the University of Innsbruck and the ÖAW have for the first time demonstrated a wave effect that can lead to measurement errors in the optical position...

The state of the early universe: The beginning was fluid

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and their colleagues from the international ALICE collaboration recently collided xenon nuclei in the superconducting Large Hadron Collider in order to...

High-performance, flexible, transparent force touch sensor for wearable devices

2 days ago from Physorg

Researchers have reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all...

PG&E cuts off power to 60,000 in California amid wildfire concerns

2 days ago from UPI

PG&E preemptively cut off power to 60,000 customers citing dangerous fire conditions.

What Is Photosynthesis?

2 days ago from Live Science

Photosynthesis is the process used by plants, algae and certain bacteria to harness energy from sunlight into chemical energy.

High entropy alloys hold the key to studying dislocation avalanches in metals

2 days ago from Physorg

Mechanical structures are only as sound as the materials from which they are made. For decades researchers have studied materials from these structures to see why and how they fail....

Technique quickly identifies extreme event statistics

2 days ago from Science Daily

Engineers have developed an algorithm that quickly pinpoints the types of extreme events that are likely to occur in a complex system, such as an ocean environment, where waves of...

Technique quickly identifies extreme event statistics

2 days ago from MIT Research

Seafaring vessels and offshore platforms endure a constant battery of waves and currents. Over decades of operation, these structures can, without warning, meet head-on with a rogue wave, freak storm, or some other...

Scientists create synthetic prototissue capable of synchronized beating

2 days ago from Science Daily

A tissue-like material capable of synchronized beating when heated and cooled has been developed by a team of University of Bristol chemists.

High entropy alloys hold the key to studying dislocation avalanches in metals

2 days ago from Science Daily

For decades researchers have studied materials from structures to see why and how they fail. Before catastrophic failure, there are individual cracks or dislocations that form, which are signals that...

Discovery of an atomic electronic simulator

2 days ago from Science Daily

Targeting applications like neural networks for machine learning, a new discovery is paving the way for atomic ultra-efficient electronics, the need for which is increasingly critical in our data-driven society....

Panthers rookie receiver DJ Moore bids to overcome miscues

2 days ago from UPI

Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver DJ Moore endured a day he'd like to forget on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Finding better drug 'fits,' avoiding medication tragedies like thalidomide

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers, including chemistry professor and Nobel Prize winner Ei-ichi Negishi, have developed technology to create a new chemical process to synthesize drug-like molecules with ultra-high purity.

New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanoscale diamonds

2 days ago from Science Daily

To forge nanodiamonds, which have potential applications in medicine, optoelectronics and quantum computing, researchers expose organic explosive molecules to powerful detonations in a controlled environment. These explosive forces, however, make...

Researchers announce the discovery of an atomic electronic simulator

2 days ago from Physorg

Targeting applications like neural networks for machine learning, a new discovery out of the University of Alberta and Quantum Silicon Inc. in Edmonton, Canada is paving the way for atomic...

New model helps define optimal temperature and pressure to forge nanoscale diamonds

2 days ago from Physorg

Nanodiamonds, bits of crystalline carbon hundreds of thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand, have intriguing surface and chemical properties with potential applications in medicine, optoelectronics and quantum...

Light melts matter differently than heat, study shows

3 days ago from UPI

Light can cause melting of sublimation, and new research suggests light-generated phase changes happen differently.

The state of the early universe: The beginning was fluid

3 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists recently collided Xenon nuclei, in order to gain new insights into the properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (the QGP). The QGP is a special state consisting of the fundamental...

Lift off for world-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.

When a Drone Crashes into an Airplane, Everyone Has a Bad Time

3 days ago from Live Science

A drone crashed into an airplane. The results were seriously scary.

Arsenic for electronics

3 days ago from Science Daily

The discovery of graphene, a material made of one or very few atomic layers of carbon, started a boom. Today, such two-dimensional materials are no longer limited to carbon and...

Perovskites: Materials of the future in optical communication

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music.

When light, not heat, causes melting

3 days ago from MIT Research

The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in great detail. Now, a team of researchers has observed that when they trigger a...

Biomaterials with 'Frankenstein proteins' help heal tissue

3 days ago from Physorg

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and disordered segments, a solid...