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A new way to get electricity from magnetism: 'Inverse spin Hall effect' works in several organic semiconductors

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
y showing that a phenomenon dubbed the "inverse spin Hall effect" works in several organic semiconductors - including carbon-60 buckyballs - University of Utah physicists changed magnetic "spin curren...

Dartmouth-led team devises new technique to probe 'noise' in quantum computing

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Dartmouth College and Griffith University researchers have devised a new way to "sense" and control external noise in quantum computing.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Presents Preclinical Data on Renal Cell Carcinoma Program at AACR 2016

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today presented a poster on ARC-HIF2, its preclinical development program targeting HIF2-α for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), at the A...

NTU scientists invent bubble technology which can shoot drugs deep into tumors: Using ultrasound, drug particles can be directed to a specific area

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells.

Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus: RMIT researchers trialling a quantum processor capable of routing information from different locations have found a pathway towards the quantum data bus

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
RMIT University researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical breakthrough for quantum computing.

New nanodevice shifts light's color at single-photon level

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle correlations between the subatomic properties of photons (...

Atomically thin sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Southampton, in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect har...

WiFi capacity doubled at less than half the size: Columbia Engineers develop the first on-chip RF circulator that doubles WiFi speeds with a single antenna -- could transform telecommunications

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Last year, Columbia Engineering researchers were the first to invent a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmi...

'Odd couple' monolayer semiconductors align to advance optoelectronics

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Epitaxy, or growing crystalline film layers that are templated by a crystalline substrate, is a mainstay of manufacturing transistors and semiconductors. If the material in one deposited layer is the...

Physicists build engine consisting of one atom: World's smallest heat engine uses just a single particle

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
An article in the latest edition of the journal Science describes an innovative form of heat engine that operates using only one single atom. The engine is the result of experiments undertaken by the...

Nature Communications: Laser source for biosensors: KIT Researchers for the First time integrate organic lasers on a silicon photonic chip -- publication in nature communications

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
In the area of nano photonics, scientists for the first time succeeded in integrating a laser with an organic gain medium on a silicon photonic chip. This approach is of enormous potential for low-cos...

First-ever videos show how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound: Groundbreaking observations could help develop better, more efficient materials for electronics and alternative energy

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Using a state-of-the-art ultrafast electron microscope, University of Minnesota researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale traveling at t...

A single-atom magnet breaks new ground for future data storage

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
EPFL scientists have built a single-atom magnet that is the most stable to-date. The breakthrough paves the way for the scalable production of miniature magnetic storage devices.

Ultra-long, one-dimensional carbon chains are synthesised for the first time: Researchers involved in an international study, in which the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, have stabilised chains of more than 6,400 carbon atoms us

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Elemental carbon appears in many different forms, some of which are very well-known and have been thoroughly studied: diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes and carbyne. Within this "carbo...

Robots could get 'touchy' with self-powered smart skin

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists report...

Innovative Exeter research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the University of Exeter have created a new type of device that could be used to develop cost-effective gas sensors.

Riddle of missing efficiency in zinc oxide-based dye-sensitised solar cells solved

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
This explains why zinc-oxide (ZnO) dye-sensitised solar cells have not yet met expectations. The results evolved from collaboration between Monash University (Australia) and Joint Lab partners Helmhol...

Physicists gain new view of superconductor

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team of physicists has directly observed some unique characteristics of a superconductor for the first time, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces 'Teslaphoresis' Reconfigured Tesla coil aligns, electrifies materials from a distance

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call "Teslaphoresis."<...

Elusive state of superconducting matter discovered after 50 years

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cornell University, and collaborators have produced the first direct evidence of a state of electronic matter first predic...