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A new leaf: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
As scientists and policymakers around the world try to combat the increasing rate of climate change, they have focused on the chief culprit: carbon dioxide.

Swapping substrates improves edges of graphene nanoribbons: Using inert boron nitride instead of silica creates precise zigzag edges in monolayer graphene

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
It is now feasible to make a prized material for spintronic devices and semiconductors -- monolayer graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges.

Synthetic vaccine particles immune tolerance mechanism published in Nature Nanotechnology: Antigen-specific targeting of the immune system offers new treatment approach to improve efficacy and safety profile of biologic drugs

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases, announced today that Nature Na...

IBM Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough Aims to Help Physicians Detect Cancer and Diseases at the Nanoscale: IBM scientists will collaborate with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai to test on prostate cancer

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could enable physicians to detect diseases suc...

STMicroelectronics Earns MEMS Manufacturer of the Year Award

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been named the MEMS Manufacturer of the Year at the MEMS World Summ...

PPPL applies quantum theory and Einstein's special relativity to plasma physics issues

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars -- collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light at regular intervals, like lighthouses in the s...

New material could advance superconductivity

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. A metallic state of hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for supercond...

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics: Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNC...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law: The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a study published today (July 28, 2016) by the journal Science, the optics advancement...

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using an industry-standard semicond...

Graphene-Enabled Paper Makes for Flexible Display

August 1, 2016 - 9:39am
Graphene has been building quite a reputation for itself in flexible displays. Among the ways graphene has been used in this field is as an alternative to the relatively scarce indium tin oxide (ITO),...

Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists of Tomsk State University are working on changing physicochemical properties of zeolites using thermal and mechanical treatment. Based on the results of this research the scientists will be...

Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Based on our everyday experience, we expect matter at low temperatures to freeze solid with the atoms fixed in a regular arrangement. The magnetic moments arising from the spins of the electrons on th...

A new type of quantum bits

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
n computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realised? A research team from Germany, France and Switzerland has realised quantum...

Lonely atoms, happily reunited

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
At first glance, magnetite appears to be a rather inconspicuous grey mineral. But on an atomic scale, it has remarkable properties: on magnetite, single metal atoms are held in place, or they can be m...

Pixel-array quantum cascade detector paves the way for portable thermal imaging devices: Research team from TU-Wien Center for Micro- and Nanostructures have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy-efficiency and enhancing mo

August 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat -- the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motion of the atoms and molecules in an object. The highe...

Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quick...

Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Thomas Swan the UK’s leading 2D materials supplier agrees to provide development materials to the National Graphene Institute to boost UK research and commercialisation.

Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold...

Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale: Rice University scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments

July 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures.