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Super-resolution microscopy reveals unprecedented detail of immune cells' surface

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
When the body is fighting an invading pathogen, white blood cells--including T cells--must respond. Now, Salk Institute researchers have imaged how vital receptors on the surface of T cells bundle tog...

Key compound for high-temperature superconductivity was found: Leading to the solution of environmental and energy problems with superconductivity

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A research group in Japan found a new compound H5S2 that shows a new superconductivity phase on computer simulation. Further theoretical and experimental research based on H5S2 predicted by this group...

New approach to microlasers: Technique for 'phase locking' arrays of tiny lasers could lead to terahertz security scanners

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Terahertz radiation -- the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and visible light -- has promising applications in security and medical diagnostics, but such devices will require the d...

Yale scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip

June 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip using the power of sound.

Efficient hydrogen production made easy: Sticking electrons to a semiconductor with hydrazine creates an electrocatalyst

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
n the 2015 movie "The Martian," stranded astronaut Matt Damon turns to the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrazine and hydrogen, to create lifesaving water and nearly blows himself up. But if you turn the...

Rice University's nanosubs gain better fluorescent properties for tracking

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being...

A New Approach To Building Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
By doping a thermoelectric material with minute amounts of sulfur, a team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling a...

Ferroelectric Materials React Unexpectedly to Strain: Layered perovskites ‘turn off’ polarity under too much strain

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Up until recently, researchers thought they had the behaviors of ferroelectric materials mostly figured out. "The conventional wisdom is that you can put almost any material under mechanical stress...

UChicago physicists first to see behavior of quantum materials in curved space: Feat probes light-matter interplay, phenomena of potential technological interest

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions with other matter, while light is massless and does...

Neutrons reveal unexpected magnetism in rare-earth alloy

June 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A new study by a multi-institutional team, led by researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, has revealed exotic magnetic properties in a rare-earth based intermetalli...

Nanoprobe enables measurement of protein dynamics in living cells: Mass. General and Harvard researchers use device to measure how anesthetic affects levels of Alzheimer's-associated proteins

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University have used a specialized nanoprobe developed by the Harvard/Rowland investigators to dire...

Spintronics: Resetting the future of heat assisted magnetic recording

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
This paves the way to fast and energy efficient ultrahigh density data storage. The results are published now in the new journal Physical Review Applied.

Leti Innovation Day in Lyon Will Explore New Security Challenges and Responses for a Safe Connected World

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
eti, an institute of CEA Tech, is hosting a one-day conference covering “System Reliability & Security in a Connected World” in Lyon, France, on June 23.

FEI Enhances DualBeam Productivity, Precision and Ease-of-Use with New Slice & View Software: The ability to obtain faster, easier, better results increases productivity and lowers cost-per-sample

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced the release of the latest version of its Auto Slice &View three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction software, which makes 3D imaging faster, easier, more accurate and co...

Sleep hormone helps breast cancer drug kill more cancer cells: Tiny lipid bubbles packed with melatonin make tamoxifen more effective

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Tiny bubbles filled with the sleep hormone melatonin can make breast cancer treatment more effective, which means people need a lower dose, giving them less severe side effects. In a new study publish...

Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, have demonstrated the ability to manipulate the vibrations of a drum of nanometre scale thickness - realizing the world's smallest...

Discovery of gold nanocluster 'double' hints at other shape changing particles: New analysis approach brings two unique atomic structures into focus

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemically the same, graphite and diamonds are as physically distinct as two minerals can be, one opaque and soft, the other translucent and hard. What makes them unique is their differing arrangement...

How insights into human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. In...

The use of nanoparticles and bioremediation to decontaminate polluted soils

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia is currently exploring a strategy to remedy soils contaminated by organic compounds containing chlorine (organochlorine co...

X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color

June 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful.