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Columbia Engineering-led team advances single molecule electronic DNA sequencing: Researchers achieve real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array--a future platform for precision medicine

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Columbia University, with colleagues at Genia Technologies (Roche), Harvard University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report achieving real-time single...

Cleaning up hybrid battery electrodes improves capacity and lifespan: New way of building supercapacitor-battery electrodes eliminates interference from inactive components

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Hybrid batteries that charge faster than conventional ones could have significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability when prepared with a gentle-sounding way of making electrodes.

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics has a reputation for being mysterious and mathematically challenging. That makes it all the more surprising that a new technique to detect quantum behaviour relies on a familiar tool:...

Researchers develop new semiconducting polymer for forthcoming flexible electronics

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer semiconductors, which can be processed on large-area and mechanically flexible substrates with low cost, are considered as one of the main components for future plastic electronics. However, t...

NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD

April 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have devised a clever combination of materials -- when used during the thin-film growth process -- to reveal that particle atomic layer depositio...

System creates on-demand 'nanotube forests,' has potential industry applications

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Dynamic optoelectric trapping and deposition of multiwalled carbon nanotubes Avanish Mishra1, Katherine Clayton1, Vanessa Velasco2, Stuart J. Williams2 and Steven T. Wereley1 1Birck Nanotechnolo...

New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly a...

Making electronics out of coal: Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let's make devices from it

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing...

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images: Wide-view 3-dimensional holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Conventional 3D displays, such as stereo displays with glasses and glass-free autostereoscopic displays, show two-dimensional images for each eye. Therefore, users experience incongruity and eyestrain...

Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery: Renewable energy storage possible thanks to chemical conversions

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, envi...

What screens are made of: New twists (and bends) in LCD research: X-ray research at Berkeley Lab details exotic structure formed by liquid crystals

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Liquid crystals, discovered more than 125 years ago, are at work behind the screens of TV and computer monitors, clocks, watches and most other electronics displays, and scientists are still discoveri...

Controlling integrated optical circuits using patterns of light

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK), and the Institut d'Optique in Bordeaux (France) have devised a new approach for controlling light in a silicon chip by bringing the concept of spat...

A new way to get electricity from magnetism: 'Inverse spin Hall effect' works in several organic semiconductors

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
y showing that a phenomenon dubbed the "inverse spin Hall effect" works in several organic semiconductors - including carbon-60 buckyballs - University of Utah physicists changed magnetic "spin curren...

Dartmouth-led team devises new technique to probe 'noise' in quantum computing

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Dartmouth College and Griffith University researchers have devised a new way to "sense" and control external noise in quantum computing.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Presents Preclinical Data on Renal Cell Carcinoma Program at AACR 2016

April 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today presented a poster on ARC-HIF2, its preclinical development program targeting HIF2-α for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), at the A...

NTU scientists invent bubble technology which can shoot drugs deep into tumors: Using ultrasound, drug particles can be directed to a specific area

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells.

Quantum computing closer as RMIT drives towards first quantum data bus: RMIT researchers trialling a quantum processor capable of routing information from different locations have found a pathway towards the quantum data bus

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
RMIT University researchers have trialled a quantum processor capable of routing quantum information from different locations in a critical breakthrough for quantum computing.

New nanodevice shifts light's color at single-photon level

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle correlations between the subatomic properties of photons (...

Atomically thin sensor detects harmful air pollution in the home

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Southampton, in partnership with the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect har...

WiFi capacity doubled at less than half the size: Columbia Engineers develop the first on-chip RF circulator that doubles WiFi speeds with a single antenna -- could transform telecommunications

April 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Last year, Columbia Engineering researchers were the first to invent a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmi...