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The switch that could double USB memory

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Hokkaido University have developed a device that employs both magnetic and electronic signals, which could provide twice the storage capacity of conventional memory devices, such as USB...

Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle. That's the approach researchers working in mice have taken in a new study tha...

Tracking Down Cancer with Nanoparticles

July 4, 2016 - 11:40am
In vivo nanoparticles that can be injected into the body for real-time monitoring of cancer cell metastasis or movement of drugs have been developed by researchers in Korea. On Monday, July 4, Dr....

Synthesized microporous 3-D graphene-like carbons: IBS research team create carbon synthesis using zeolites as a template

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, an allotrope of carbon, discovered more than a decade ago has led to myriad research that seeks to unlock its vast potential. Zeolites, commonly used microporous solid catalysts in the petro...

A drop of water as a model for the interplay of adhesion and stiction

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
How can a gecko move across a ceiling upside down? Two mechanisms are responsible: Adhesion via billions of extremely fine hairs on its feet, which enable it to stick to ceilings and walls. And as soo...

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of physicists from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has learned to use personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mec...

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 a...

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video)

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
The spread of cancer from a tumor's original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps in this process, called metastasis, remain murky...

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the High Field Laboratory (HLD) at Helmholtz-Zent...

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons To Blame For Lack Of Battery Efficiency: Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research published today (June 28) in the journal Nature Communications that has the poten...

Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems

July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of enginee...

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

July 2, 2016 - 7:45am
The era of quantum computers is one step closer as a result of research published in the current issue of the journal Science. The research team has devised and demonstrated a new way to pack a lot mo...

Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants, tapping into a widely available — and m...

FEI Launches Helios G4 DualBeam Series for Materials Science: The Helios G4 DualBeam Series features new capabilities to enable scientists and engineers to answer the most demanding and challenging scientific questions

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) continues to lead the industry with the launch of the Helios™ G4 DualBeam Series for materials science, offering highly automated and precise sample preparation for transmission ele...

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists demonstrated the effect of the all-optical switching between streams of photons using non-linear metamaterials. The Lomonosov Moscow State University staff planned the whole study, conducte...

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L'Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled stat...

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different nano...

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Think hands -- right and left hands are mirror images but if you transplanted a...

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School...

Researchers discover new chemical sensing technique: Technique allows sharper detail -- and more information -- with near infrared light

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.