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Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst: Nanorods' behavior first theorized 20 years ago, but not seen until now

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look.

Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals: Study addresses instability issues with organometal-halide perovskites, a promising class of materials for solar cells, LEDs, and other applications

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices (LEDs), sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitatio...

New nanomaterial offers promise in bendable, wearable electronic devices: Electroplated polymer makes transparent, highly conductive, ultrathin film

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from t...

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits: The University of the Basque Country and Google have colaborated on the experiment published in Nature

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
The QUTIS group, led by the Ikerbasque professor Enrique Solano, is a world leader in theoretical proposals for quantum simulation and quantum computation with superconducting circuits and other quant...

Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency: EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals.

Research showing why hierarchy exists will aid the development of artificial intelligence

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
New research explains why so many biological networks, including the human brain (a network of neurons), exhibit a hierarchical structure, and will improve attempts to create artificial intelligence....

NIST's super quantum simulator 'entangles' hundreds of ions

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "entangled" or linked together the properties of up to 219 beryllium ions (charged atoms) to create a quantum simulator. Th...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
An international consortium led by researchers at the University of Basel has developed a method to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The met...

Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip: VTT developed an efficient nanomaterial-based integrated energy

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip. The hi...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers

June 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists can now identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal, a discovery that is key for greater accuracy in tomorrow's silicon based quantum computers.

A type of nanostructure increases the efficiency of electricity-producing photovoltaic

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Sagrario Domínguez-Fernández, a Telecommunications engineer, has managed to increase light absorption in silicon by means of nanostructures etched onto photovoltaic cells. This increases the efficienc...

Massive trove of battery and molecule data released to public: The Materials Project, run by Berkeley Lab, accelerates innovation by enabling computationally driven materials and battery design

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, ph...

Drug candidate shrinks tumor when delivered by plant virus nanoparticle: Phenanthriplatin outperformed cisplatin in mouse model of triple-negative breast cancer when encapsulated into nanocarrier

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
In a pair of firsts, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that the drug candidate phenanthriplatin can be more effective than an approved...

UQ research accelerates next-generation ultra-precise sensing technology

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The mining, navigation, minerals exploration and environmental hydrology sectors are set to benefit from new University of Queensland research into quantum technology.

NanoLabNL boosts quality of research facilities as Dutch Toekomstfonds invests firmly

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
NanoLabNL will invest firmly in its research facilities in the coming years. This week, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs confirmed a financial contribution to the activities of NanoLabNL, as par...

Tiny diamonds could enable huge advances in nanotechnology: UMD researchers develop a new method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanomaterials have the potential to improve many next-generation technologies. They promise to speed up computer chips, increase the resolution of medical imaging devices and make electronics more ene...

Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The 4th International Festival of NanoArt An Art-Science-Technology special session will be hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by Babes-Bolyai University between September 8 - 14, 2016 in parallel with t...

Switzerland winds up superconductivity: For the first time in Europe, the Swiss have achieved a fully superconductive coil able to reach a magnetic field of 25 Tesla

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these mater...

Revisiting trajectories at the quantum scale: The role of statistics in quantum scale observation explains microscale behavior

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. In this paper published in EPJ D...

Glass now has smart potential

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties -- a major step towards...