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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...

Detection of atomic scale structure of Cooper-pairs in a high-TC superconductor: Researchers from Seoul National University and the Center for Correlated Electron Systems within the Institute for Basic Science discover a Cooper-pair density wave at an ato

April 17, 2016 - 7:45am
The international scientific team reported the first ever observation of the atomic scale structure of Cooper-pairs in the superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x: a material belonging to the family of high-te...

Researchers create perfect nanoscrolls from graphene’s imperfect form

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls. Each scroll, made by rolling up a single, atom-thick layer of graphene, could be tailored to trap specific mo...

Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred t

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The saying of philosopher René Descartes of what makes humans unique is beginning to sound hollow. 'I think -- therefore soon I am obsolete' seems more appropriate. When a computer routinely beats us...

Device invented by UCLA professor uses deep learning and photonic time stretch to analyze 36 million images per second

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods.

Russian scientists develop long-range secure quantum communication system

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia has developed a novel approach to the construction of quantum communication systems for secure data exchange. The experimental de...

Tumble-proof cargo transporter in biological cells: New model shows how collective transport by synthetic nanomotors along biopolymer filaments can be effectively directed

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Ever wondered how a molecular nanomotor works when repairing DNA or transporting material such as organelles in the cell? Typically, nanomotors move along biopolymer filaments to go about their duties...

PolyU develops solar cells with highest power conversion efficiency

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Perovskite solar cells first appeared in 2009 with an efficiency of just 3.8%. With the outstanding photovoltaic properties, perovskite solar cell has become a subject of vigorous research for sustain...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising ARC-520 Hepatitis B Data at The International Liver Congress(TM) 2016

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that three presentations are being made on ARC-520, its investigational medicine for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection, at T...

Acclaimed Science Fiction Author Dr. Jerry Pournelle Wins the National Space Society Robert A. Heinlein Award

April 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The National Space Society takes great pleasure in announcing that its 2016 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award has been won by acclaimed science fiction author Dr. Jerry Pournelle. This prestigious awa...

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to study membrane microparticles as potential biomarkers for underlying diseases

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Burger Laboratory at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The Lab is studyi...

Topology explains queer electrical current boost in non-magnetic metal: Scientists reduce resistance in PdCoO2 with magnetic fields

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Insights from pure mathematics are lending new insights to material physics, which could aid in development of new devices and sensors. Now an international team of physicists has discovered that appl...

Ames Laboratory physicists discover new material that may speed computing

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a topological metal, PtSn4 (platinum and tin), with a unique electronic structure that may someday lead to energy efficien...