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Researchers from Deakin and Drexel develop super-absorbent material to soak up oil spills

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test...

New study reveals what's behind a tarantula's blue hue: Researchers uncover nanostructures in exoskeleton of blue-haired tarantulas

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists recently discovered that tiny, multilayer nanostructures inside a tarantula's hair are responsible for its vibrant color. The science behind how these hair-raising spiders developed their b...

Tiny octopods catalyze bright ideas: Rice-led study shows plasmonic sensors and catalysts need not be mutually exclusive

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanoscale octopods that do double duty as catalysts and plasmonic sensors are lighting a path toward more efficient industrial processes, according to a Rice University scientist.

Graphene microphone outperforms traditional nickel and offers ultrasonic reach

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.

Coming to a monitor near you: A defect-free, molecule-thick film

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Monolayers hold promise in the development of tra...

Overtaking science fiction with physics: 33-year-old physicist at the University of Kaiserslautern receives 1.5 million euros of EU funding

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Young scientist Dr Andrii Chumak conducts research about the fundamental physics of next-generation data processing. His approach is based on magnons, also called magnetic spin waves, that hold the po...

'Material universe' yields surprising new particle

December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials cont...

Graphene-Coated Wearable 'E-Textile' Can Alert Wearer To Presence Of Dangerous Gases

December 1, 2015 - 5:48am
Scientists at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in Konkuk University, Republic of Korea, have created a gas sensor that you can simply embroider onto any item of clothing. On e...

Iranian Scientists Discover New Catalyst to Remove Pharmaceutical Compounds from Wastewater

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences produced the laboratorial sample of a nanocatalyst with high efficiency in the elimination of pharmaceutical compounds from w...

RAMAN Spectrometry Makes Characterization of Various Nanostructures Possible

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A group of Iranian researchers carried out a review study on the effects of frequency caused by RAMAN spectrometry on the properties and characteristics of various nanostructures.

Nanoparticles Boost Impact Resistance of Special Type of Polymer

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles and epoxy resin simultaneously to increase impact resistance of a type of polymer that is commonly used in various industries.

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and teste...

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
In an article published in Small, researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a fr...

A new form of real gold, almost as light as air

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A nugget of real 20 carats gold, so light that it does not sink in a cappuccino, floating instead on the milk foam - what sounds unbelievable has actually been accomplished by researchers from ETH Zur...

Medical and aerospace electronics powered by Picosun ALD

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of high end Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for global industries, launches ALD equipment for production of...

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating oppor...

Scientists design a QKD-based quantum private query with no failure

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Cryptography is the approach to protect data secrecy in public environment. Certain cryptographic communications require not only the security of the transmitted message against eavesdropping from an...

MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale: New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate...

Physicists explain the unusual behavior of strongly disordered superconductors: Using a theory they developed previously, the scientists have linked superconducting carrier density with the quantum properties of a substance

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists Mikhail Feigel'man (the head of MIPT's theoretical nanophysics laboratory) and Lev Ioffe have explained the unusual effect in a number of promising superconductor materials. Using a theory...