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Oxford Instruments announces the launch of the Io – the most compact and easy to use Cryofree continuous cooling solution for milliKelvin devices

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce its latest new product within the Cryofree® cooling systems family – the Io. As part of the company’s ongoing innovation strategy, the launch of Io will furth...

Midwater ocean creatures use nanotech camouflage: Optical coatings on crustaceans appear to be living bacteria

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Crustaceans that thrive in the vastness of the open ocean have no place to hide from their predators.

Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride: A Lehigh University team discovers that the widely used semiconducting material is almost as wear-resistant as diamonds

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Gallium nitride (GaN) has emerged as one of the most important and widely used semiconducting materials. Its optoelectronic and mechanical properties make it ideal for a variety of applications, inclu...

Novel light sources made of 2-D materials

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
So-called monolayers are at the heart of the research activities. These "super materials" (as the prestigious science magazine "Nature" puts it) have been surrounded by a virtual hype in the past ten...

When it comes to atomic-scale manufacturing, less really is more: Electrical currents can be now be switched on and off at the smallest conceivable scale enabling a new generation of 'green electronics' with the potential for great impact on the digital e

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Robert Wolkow is no stranger to mastering the ultra-small and the ultra-fast. A pioneer in atomic-scale science with a Guinness World Record to boot (for a needle with a single atom at the point), Wol...

Metamaterial device allows chameleon-like behavior in the infrared

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
An electric current will not only heat a hybrid metamaterial, but will also trigger it to change state and fade into the background like a chameleon in what may be the proof-of-concept of the first co...

A Tiny Machine: UCSB electrical and computer engineers design an infinitesimal computing device

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
In 1959 renowned physicist Richard Feynman, in his talk “Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” spoke of a future in which tiny machines could perform huge feats. Like many forward-looking concepts, his molec...

Mechanism for sodium storage in 2-D material: Tin selenide is an effective host for storing sodium ions, making it a promising material for sodium ion batteries

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The mechanism of sodium ion storage in an important two-dimensional material could be a simpler and less toxic route to cheaper batteries, a team of KAUST researchers discovered.

The molecular mechanism that blocks membrane receptors has been identified: The work in which the Ikerbasque researcher of the Biofisika Institute Xabier Contreras has participated has been published in the journal Cell

November 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The study began by taking the medical history of 11 children, all of whom had a disorder due to mycobacteria infections, as the basis. All were discovered to have the same phenotype with the same muta...