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Diamond nanothread: Versatile new material could prove priceless for manufacturing: Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It's not as far-fetched as you might think

November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. And you'll have a Brisbane-based carbon chemist and engineer to thank for it.

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives: After sensing dangerous chemicals, the carbon-nanotube-enhanced plants send an alert

November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that inform...

Researchers nearly reached quantum limit with nanodrums: Extremely accurate measurements of microwave signals can potentially be used for data encryption based on quantum cryptography and other purposes

November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Jyväskylä have developed a new method of measuring microwave signals extremely accurately. This method can be used for processing quantum informat...

Physicists induce superconductivity in non-superconducting materials: Novel method also can improve efficiency in known superconducting materials

November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported a new method for inducing superconductivity in non-superconducting materials, demonstrating a concept proposed decades ago but never proven.

Prototype device for measuring graphene-based electromagnetic radiation created: Russian scientists have created a prototype device for measuring graphene-based electromagnetic radiation

November 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Bolometer is a device for measuring electromagnetic radiation energy flow based on measurement of variations of physical parameters of thermosensitive element as a result of heating by absorption of r...