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Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Prove Efficient in Optimizing Hydrogen Production Process

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the application of nanomaterials to improve and facilitate the production of hydrogen as the fuel for fuel cells.

Computing with time travel

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Why send a message back in time, but lock it so that no one can ever read the contents? Because it may be the key to solving currently intractable problems. That’s the claim of an international collab...

Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable: Gödel and Turing enter quantum physics

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - ICMAT and Technical...

Detecting and identifying explosives with single test

December 11, 2015 - 7:45am
A new test for detecting multiple explosives simultaneously has been developed by UCL scientists. The proof-of-concept sensor is designed to quickly identify and quantify five commonly used explosives...

Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment

December 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer - and shown that the system may have particular valu...

IBS reports a high performance nanoparticle electrocatalyst: Scientists from the Center for Nanoparticle Research develop a high performance and cost effective fuel cell

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists operating out of IBS' Center for Nanoparticle Research have reported highly durable and active intermetallic platinum-iron (PtFe) nanoparticles (NPs) coated with nitrogen (N) doped carbon s...

Using atoms to turn optical nanofiber guided light on and off

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with...

Leti Develops Local-strain Techniques in FD-SOI Fabrication To Improve Next-Generation Performance, Energy Use

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti today announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consum...

Researchers resolve structure of a key component of bacterial decision-making

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
For bacteria that swim, determining whether to stay the course or head in a new direction is vital to survival. A new study offers atomic-level details of the molecular machinery that allows swimming...

Portable device can quickly determine the extent of an eye injury

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
n engineer and an ophthalmologist are working together to develop a portable sensor that can quickly and inexpensively determine whether an eye injury is mild or severe. The device, called OcuCheck, w...

Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electrical devices

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, i...

Nanostructured Surfaces Increase Efficiency of Solar Thermal Systems

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology succeeded in the laboratorial production of light sorption surfaces that have application in solar thermal systems.

Basic technology of high thermally-durable all-solid-state lithium ion battery developed

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
This technology is significant as it allows the thermally durable Li-ion battery to be used in a wider variety of applications, such as large-scale industrial machines with motors, and medical machine...

Atomically flat tunnel transistor overcomes fundamental power challenge of electronics: A new transistor developed by UC Santa Barbara engineers overcomes one of the fundamental limitations of conventional transistors and reduces power dissipation by over

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
One of the greatest challenges in the evolution of electronics has been to reduce power consumption during transistor switching operation. In a study recently reported in Nature, engineers at Universi...

Spin current on topological insulator detected electrically at room temperature

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time reported the electrical detection of spin current on topological insulator surfaces at room temperature by employing a ferromag...

Cost-Effective Method Measures Industrial Water, Wastewater Pollutants Quickly, Accurately

December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used a simple and cost-effective method to produce a sensor to measure concentration of arsenic ions in various media.

Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice

December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research from UC Davis shows that combining the tec...

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays: Rice develops first method for reversible color changes with metal nanoparticles

December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
A new method for building "drawbridges" between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold material...

Storing electricity in paper: An organic mixed ion-electron conductor for power electronics

December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at Linköping University's Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper -- a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy. The material consists of nano...

Graphene oxide could make stronger dental fillings: Study reveals new filling material material that is not toxic to teeth

December 7, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide could be used to make super strong dental fillings that don't corrode, according to a new study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.