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UCLA physicists map the atomic structure of an alloy: Researchers measured the coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in a technologically important material

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
In the world of the very tiny, perfection is rare: virtually all materials have defects on the atomic level. These imperfections -- missing atoms, atoms of one type swapped for another, and misaligned...

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth....

Leti Presents First Results in LED Pixelization & Record Resolution for Micro-Displays at Photonics West

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch. That pixelization and the 873 x 500 resolu...

The shape of melting in two dimensions: University of Michigan team uses Titan to explore fundamental phase transitions

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Transparent gel-based robots can catch and release live fish: Made from hydrogel, robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underw...

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a European project to develop a portable and wearable, multisensor and low-power spatial-exploration and obstacle-detection system fo...

NUS engineers develop low-cost, flexible terahertz radiation source for fast, non-invasive screening: Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact devices for fast and accurate identification of defects in computing chips as well as adva...

Scientists take the first step toward creating efficient electrolyte-free batteries: Researchers have found unique atomic-scale processes in crystal lattice of antiferroelectric lead zirconate during synchrotron x-ray scattering experiment

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with the French, Swiss and Polish researchers have found unique atomic-scale processes in crystal lattice...

National Space Society Honors NASA's William H. Gerstenmaier With 2017 Space Pioneer Award

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, is the recipient of the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award i...

Oxford Nanoimaging report on how the super-resolution Nanoimager is being used at Micron Oxford, a multidisciplinary bioimaging unit applying advanced cellular imaging techniques

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging Limited manufacture and sell custom microscopes offering super-resolution and single-molecule capabilities to research users. The multidisciplinary bioimaging unit, Micron Oxford, a...

The Jensen Laboratory at the HHMI at Caltech incorporates the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in microbial cell biology with electron cryotomography

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how their PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation system is being used in the prepa...

The Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London uses a cathodoluminescence detector from Deben to study geological specimens from SE Asia

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of a cathodoluminescence detector to understand stru...

Nanotherm LC solves the thermal management challenge of CSP LEDs

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Thermal management innovator Cambridge Nanotherm today announces how its Nanotherm LC thermal management solution addresses the unique needs of chip-scale packaging (CSP) LEDs.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results

February 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fi...

Chiral quantum optics: A new research field with bright perspectives

February 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Recently, surprising physical effects were observed using special microscopic waveguides for light. Such "photonic structures" currently are revolutionizing the fields of optics and photonics, and hav...

New 'needle-pulse' beam pattern packs a punch

February 2, 2017 - 7:45am
A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale -- ev...

Use stars’ own light to park tiny spacecraft at an exoplanet

February 1, 2017 - 11:12am
However, lasers fired from Earth can accelerate ultra-light solar sails made from graphene to around 20 per cent of the speed of light within a few minutes. That means an interstellar probe could reac...

Nanoparticles hitchhiking their way along strands of hair: Massaging hair can help more quickly deliver nanoparticle-based treatment to the roots

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
In shampoo ads, hair always looks like a shiny, smooth surface. But for physicists peering into microscopes, the hair surface looks much more rugged, as it is made of saw-tooth, ratchet-like scales. I...

The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
The NASA Kepler and K2 Team is the winner of the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category. This prestigious award will be presented to team representat...

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality: Harvard physicists succeed in creating 'the holy grail of high-pressure physics'

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest - and potentially one of the most valuable - materials on the planet.