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Innovative catalyst fabrication method may yield breakthrough in fuel cell development: Kyushu University research group develops new method for creating highly efficient gold nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cells

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The successful future of fuel cells relies on improving the performance of the catalysts they use. Gold nanoparticles have been cited as an ideal solution, but creating a uniform, useful catalyst has...

Unique optical trapping system offers way to launch high-power laser light: Simple, self-aligning method traps tiny tapered glass fiber inside hollow-core optical fiber, with potential applications in laser cutting and basic physics research

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser light can be used to manipulate a glass optical fiber tapered to a sharp point smaller than a speck of dust, in the middle of an optical f...

'Bending current' opens up the way for a new type of magnetic memory: Eindhoven physicists describe energy-efficient MRAM in Nature Communications

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Use your computer without the need to start it up: a new type of magnetic memory makes it possible. This 'MRAM' is faster, more efficient and robust than other kinds of data storage. However, switchin...

UCLA nanoscientists engage shoppers in fun conversations

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aprecocious 6-year-old, Spencer Reisner already has an ambitious “to do” list for his future: become an astronaut and go to Mars, create new fuel sources and learn more about nanotechnology. Recently,...

A proposed superconductivity theory receives exclusive experimental confirmation: UC Riverside physicist Chandra Varma proposed the theory

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductivity - a quantum phenomenon in which metals below a certain temperature develop flow of current with no loss or resistance - is one of the most exciting problems in physics, which has res...

Oxford Instruments unveils new generation 2016 Triton Cryofree dilution refrigerator: High power and enhanced sensitivity in quantum technologies and ultra low temperature physics

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is unveiling its 2016 new generation Triton Cryofree® dilution refrigerator at a series of high-profile physics conferences this month. With over 220 systems installed worldwide, Tr...

Renishaw launches the new inVia Qontor confocal Raman microscope

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The new inVia™ Qontor™ is Renishaw’s most advanced Raman microscope. Building on the market-leading inVia Reflex, the inVia Qontor adds a new dimension to the performance and ease of use for which inV...

Space Solar Power Team Breaks Through At D3 Innovation Summit

March 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The National Space Society congratulates the Space Solar Power D3 (SSPD3) team on sweeping the awards in a March 2 multi-departmental competition to find promising new technology ideas that could simu...

Arrowhead Presents Promising New Preclinical Data on ARC-F12 at AAAAI 2016

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today presented additional preclinical data suggesting that ARC-F12, an RNAi therapeut...

Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on 2015 Financial Results and a Presentation by Its Portfoio Company, Adesto Technologies Corporation, on March 16, 2016

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results for 2015, to update shareholders and analysts on our business and t...

Irregular silicon wafer breakage studied in real-time by direct and diffraction X-ray imaging

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Fracture and breakage of single crystals, particularly of silicon wafers, are multi-scale problems: the crack tip starts propagating on an atomic scale with the breaking of chemical bonds, forms crack...

NIST invents fleet and fast test for nanomanufacturing quality control

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Manufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world conditions, thanks to an advance that researchers at the National Institute of Standards...

Iowa State engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Iowa State University engineers have developed a new flexible, stretchable and tunable "meta-skin" that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cloak an object from the sharp eyes of radar.

Scrutinizing the tip of molecular probes: Nature of interaction of probe molecules on the surface of oxide particles elucidated

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilise molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials wi...

The secret to 3-D graphene? Just freeze it: New study shows how researchers tame the notoriously fickle supermaterial in aerogel form with 3-D printer and ice

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene is a wonder material saddled with great expectations. Discovered in 2004, it is 1 million times thinner than a human hair, 300 times stronger than steel and it's the best known conductor o...

Nanoscale rotor and gripper push DNA origami to new limits: Dietz lab's latest DNA nanomachines demonstrate dynamics and precision

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have built two new nanoscale machines with moving parts, using DNA as a programmable, self-assembling construction material. In the journal Scien...

Graphene slides smoothly across gold: Professor Xinliang Feng co-authors publication in Science journal

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating, as the researchers report in the journal Science.

Three 'twisted' photons in 3 dimensions: Experiment opens door for quantum encryption

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, the University of Vienna, and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were...

University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
A new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene and advance digital technology has been discovered by a physicist at the University of Kentucky working in collaborat...

Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Conductive tracks are usually hard printed on a board. But those recently developed at EPFL are altogether different: they are almost as flexible as rubber and can be stretched up to four times their...