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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...

Leti to Present Six Papers at 2016 International Memory Workshop in Paris: Nanotechnology Research Institute also Will Host Workshop To Present Updates of its Latest Achievements in Back-end Memories

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an Institute of CEA Tech, will present six papers, including an invited one on “Universal Signatures from Non-Universal Memories: Clues for the Future…”, during the 2016 International Memory Wor...

Three-way battles in the quantum world

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
When water in a pot is slowly heated to the boil, an exciting duel of energies takes place inside the liquid. On the one hand there is the interaction energy that wants to keep the water molecules tog...

Improved Technologies and Falling Prices Drive Graphene Growth

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene has been touted as a “wonder material” with the potential to disrupt and revolutionize technologies utilized in electronics, energy, and other high-tech industries. Applications with higher...

Penn engineers develop first transistors made entirely of nanocrystal 'inks

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital co...

Quantum simulation 2.0: Atoms chat long distance: Physicists have measured long-range magnetic interactions between ultracold particles

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Simulations are a popular tool to study physical processes that cannot be investigated experimentally in detail. For example, scientists are challenged to investigate physical processes in materials s...

Dressed to kill: Tailoring a suit for tumor-penetrating cancer meds

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
For more than a decade, biomedical researchers have been looking for better ways to deliver cancer-killing medication directly to tumors in the body. Tiny capsules, called nanoparticles, are now being...

New magnetism research brings high-temp superconductivity applications closer

April 13, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has discovered that only half the atoms in some iron-based superconductors are magnetic, providing a conclusive...

Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory: A chink in the 'theoretical armor' of how superconductors trap and hold a magnetic field led to a discovery by a group of University of Houston physicists that may open the door to using 'trapped field m

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. B...

National Space Society Applauds SpaceX First Stage Barge Landing and Successful Launch of CRS8/BEAM to the ISS

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
With a successful launch on April 8 at 4:43 PM EST, 2016 SpaceX achieved several dramatic milestones on their first supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) following the loss of a Falcon 9...

A single ion impacts a million water molecules

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Water is simple and complex at the same time. A single water molecule (H20) is made up of only 3 atoms. Yet the collective behavior of water molecules is unique and continues to amaze us. Water molecu...

Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes: Nanoscale-tipped high-aspect-ratio vertical microneedle electrodes for intracellular recordings

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Our current understanding of how the brain works is very poor. The electrical signals travel around the brain and throughout the body, and the electrical properties of the biological tissues are studi...

ORNL neutron 'splashes' reveal signature of exotic particles

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutrons to uncover novel behavior in materials that holds promise for quantum computing. The findings, published in Nature...

Catalyst could make production of key chemical more eco-friendly

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
The world has more carbon dioxide than it needs, and a team of Brown University chemists has come up with a potential way to put some of it to good use.

ORNL tracks how halogen atoms compete to grow 'winning' perovskites

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a potential path to further improve solar cell efficiency by understanding the competition among halogen atoms during...

UCSB researchers identify specific defects in LED diodes that lead to less efficient solid state lighting

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Using state-of-the-art theoretical methods, UCSB researchers have identified a specific type of defect in the atomic structure of a light-emitting diode (LED) that results in less efficient performanc...

Nanopillars on drone fly larvae allow them to avoid bacterial contamination

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
The immature stage of the drone fly (Eristalis tenax) is known as a "rat-tailed maggot" because it resembles a hairless baby rodent with a "tail" that is actually used as a breathing tube. Rat-tailed...