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Iowa State engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Iowa State University engineers have developed a new flexible, stretchable and tunable "meta-skin" that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to cloak an object from the sharp eyes of radar.

Scrutinizing the tip of molecular probes: Nature of interaction of probe molecules on the surface of oxide particles elucidated

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilise molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials wi...

The secret to 3-D graphene? Just freeze it: New study shows how researchers tame the notoriously fickle supermaterial in aerogel form with 3-D printer and ice

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene is a wonder material saddled with great expectations. Discovered in 2004, it is 1 million times thinner than a human hair, 300 times stronger than steel and it's the best known conductor o...

Nanoscale rotor and gripper push DNA origami to new limits: Dietz lab's latest DNA nanomachines demonstrate dynamics and precision

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have built two new nanoscale machines with moving parts, using DNA as a programmable, self-assembling construction material. In the journal Scien...

Graphene slides smoothly across gold: Professor Xinliang Feng co-authors publication in Science journal

March 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating, as the researchers report in the journal Science.

Three 'twisted' photons in 3 dimensions: Experiment opens door for quantum encryption

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, the University of Vienna, and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were...

University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
A new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene and advance digital technology has been discovered by a physicist at the University of Kentucky working in collaborat...

Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Conductive tracks are usually hard printed on a board. But those recently developed at EPFL are altogether different: they are almost as flexible as rubber and can be stretched up to four times their...

Increasing Performance of Applicable Films in Production of Electrical, Optical Devices

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers synthesized nanostructured thin films that have application in the production of electrical and optical devices, including solar cells, gas sensors and LEDs.

The beginning of the end for encryption schemes? New quantum computer, based on five atoms, factors numbers in a scalable way

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
What are the prime factors, or multipliers, for the number 15? Most grade school students know the answer — 3 and 5 — by memory. A larger number, such as 91, may take some pen and paper. An even large...

Carbon nanotubes improve metal’s longevity under radiation: Aluminum used in nuclear reactors and other harsh environments may last longer with new treatment

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
One of the main reasons for limiting the operating lifetimes of nuclear reactors is that metals exposed to the strong radiation environment near the reactor core become porous and brittle, which can...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Adds Alain Mutricy as Head of Product Management Group

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today that Alain Mutricy has joined the company as senior vice president of the Product Management Gro...

TX68: Trash or Treasure? As asteroid TX68 nears its close approach on March 8, Dr. John Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries, discusses whether or not it’s a good mining prospect

March 6, 2016 - 7:45am
A small asteroid called 2013 TX68 is due to fly past Earth next Tuesday, March 8. And while TX68 poses no threat to our planet this time around — the latest NASA projection has the asteroid missing us...

A system that could change the world – a new and innovative flow cell delivers first-class electric performance and is safe to use: nanoFlowcell AG Achieves Breakthrough in Flow Cell Technology

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
· nanoFlowcell® makes electric drive suitable for everyday use and fit for the environment · nanoFlowcell® systems are an environmentally friendly form of energy supply and energy s...

The world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City uses a Renishaw inVia confocal Raman microscope, in the Kircher Laboratory, to support the development of nanomolecular probes

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
The Kircher laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering is developing novel nanoprobes for molecular imaging, image-guided therapy and theranostics. Its ultimate goal is to develop a universal technology t...

Agile Aero CEO Jeff Greason To Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurial Business

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
National Space Society governor Jeff Greason is the winner of the society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurial Business. This award recognizes Jeff's successes in founding and helping manage...

New form of electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods: Berkeley Lab-pioneered 'MIDI-STEM' produces high-resolution views of lightweight atoms

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Electrons can extend our view of microscopic objects well beyond what's possible with visible light--all the way to the atomic scale. A popular method in electron microscopy for looking at tough, resi...

Researchers make key improvement in solar cell technology: Low-cost alternative boosts maximum voltage

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have reached a critical milestone in solar cell fabrication, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources.

Nanotechnology delivery system offers new approach to skin disease therapies: Hebrew University formula that activates the body's natural defense against free radicals could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a nanotechnology-based delivery system containing a protective cellular pathway inducer that activates the body's natural defense again...

New research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies: New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as 'smart wallpaper' and Internet-of-things applications

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
• New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as 'smart wallpaper' and internet-of-things applications • Advanced Technology Institute uses moth-...