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A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light

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The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip.

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber

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The inventors of one of the most versatile tools in modern science - the atomic force microscope, or AFM - tell their story in an interview published online this week. The AFM was invented in the mid...

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films

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Researchers discovered a procedure to restore defective graphene oxide structures that cause the material to display low carrier mobility. By applying a high-temperature reduction treatment in an etha...

Graphene under pressure

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Small balloons made from one-atom-thick material graphene can withstand enormous pressures, much higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean, scientists at the University of Manchester report...

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube: DNA computers could one day be programmed to diagnose and treat disease

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Often described as the blueprint of life, DNA contains the instructions for making every living thing from a human to a house fly. But in recent decades, some researchers have been putting the lett...

Silicon nanoparticles trained to juggle light: Research findings prove the capabilities of silicon nanoparticles for flexible data processing in optical communication systems

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A team of physicists from ITMO University (Saint Petersburg) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has demonstrated the potential of silicon nanoparticles for effective non-linear ligh...

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials

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“Use of Bayesian Inference in Crystallographic Structure Refinement via Full Diffraction Profile Analysis” Authors: Chris M. Fancher, Zhen Han, Brian J. Reich, Ralph C. Smith, Alyson G. Wilson and...

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behavior of stem and cancer cells

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A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development. Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in...

Nanofur for oil spill cleanup: Materials researchers learn from aquatic ferns: Hairy plant leaves are highly oil-absorbing / publication in bioinspiration & biomimetics / video on absorption capacity

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Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers of KIT, together with c...

Unraveling the crystal structure of a -70° Celsius superconductor, a world first: Significant advancement in the realization of room-temperature superconductors

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For the first time in the world, a research group led by Osaka University, Japan, clarified the crystal structure of hydrogen sulfide in its superconducting phase at the high temperature of -70°C. Thi...

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

August 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Flexible Micro-supercapacitors based on graphene Abstract Micro-supercapacitors with unique two-dimensional (2D) structures are gaining attention due to their small size, high energy de...

AIM Photonics Announces Release of Process Design Kit (PDK) for Integrated Silicon Photonics Design

August 26, 2016 - 7:45am
AIM Photonics today announced the integrated silicon photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) is now available to all those organizations that have executed membership agreements. The achievement of this i...

Semblant to Present at China Mobile Manufacturing Forum 2016

August 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Semblant, the market leader in protective nanocoatings and liquid damage protection for electronic devices, today announced that Abe Ghanbari, Chief Solutions Officer, will present at China Mobile Man...

Johns Hopkins scientists track metabolic pathways to find drug combination for pancreatic cancer

August 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown cel...

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better opto

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics, leading...

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved...

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific Inc. reports on the launch of NASA rocket carrying the RockSat-X payload from the University of Puerto Rico which incorporates a plasma radical source from XEI.

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Young people between 5 and 44 are most likely to die from a trauma, and the primary cause of death will be bleeding out. We have a range of technologies to control external bleeding, but there is a de...

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladi...

Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens

August 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the UK's Bangor and Oxford universities have achieved a world first: using spider-silk as a superlens to increase the microscope's potential.