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Method could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
With the growth of wind and solar energy and the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, many people in the U.S. may have forgotten about the promised "hydrogen economy." But in research labs arou...

Tiny carbon-capturing motors may help tackle rising carbon dioxide levels

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Machines that are much smaller than the width of a human hair could one day help clean up carbon dioxide pollution in the oceans. Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed...

Physicists find new explanation for key experiment: Researchers at Bielefeld University publish findings on spin caloritronics and are the first to apply measurement methods in the field

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
An experiment at Tohoku University (Japan) in 2008 laid the foundations for research on 'spin caloritronics' - a field that aims to develop more effective and energy-saving data processing in informat...

Liquid crystals show potential for detection of neuro-degenerative disease

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Liquid crystals are familiar to most of us as the somewhat humdrum stuff used to make computer displays and TVs. Even for scientists, it has not been easy to find other ways of using them.

A new study predicts a quantum Goldilocks effect: Everything in moderation

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Just as in the well-known children's story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, something good happens when things are done in moderation, rather than in extremes. Now a new study has translated "not to...

NIST team breaks distance record for quantum teleportation

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "teleported" or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four...

First circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip: Promises to expand use of polarized light for drug screening, surveillance, optical communications

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors that could expand the use of polarized light for drug...

SUNY Poly Announces Joint Development Agreement with INFICON to Establish Cutting Edge R&D Partnership Supporting New York State’s Rapidly Expanding Nanoelectronics Industry

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Collaboration expected to advance semiconductor manufacturing processes and lead to the creation of 50 jobs at SUNY Poly statewide facilities.

Permanent data storage with light: Researchers develop the first non-volatile all-optical chip memory based on phase change materials -- publication in Nature Photonics

September 25, 2015 - 7:45am
The first all-optical permanent on-chip memory has been developed by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the universities of Münster, Oxford, and Exeter. This is an important ste...

Rice announces $150 million in strategic research initiatives: Plan includes campuswide investments, new hires in data science, nanotechnology

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University is preparing to invest over $150 million in strategic initiatives aimed at increasing its research competitiveness, establishing a world-renowned program in data sciences and bolsterin...

Silver Nanoparticles Coating on Paper through Biological Methods

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Paper coated with silver nanoparticles has different commercial applications in various industries; therefore the Iranian researchers studied the antibacterial effects of papers coated with silver nan...

University of Houston researchers create fatigue-free, stretchable conductor: Material moves foldable electronics, new implantable medical devices a step closer

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without...

UCLA physicists determine 3-D positions of individual atoms for the first time: Finding will help scientists better understand the structural properties of materials

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be. Now, scientists at UCLA have used a pow...

Pushing the limits of lensless imaging: At the Frontiers in Optics conference researchers will describe a custom-built ultrafast laser that could help image everything from semiconductor chips to cells in real time

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Using ultrafast beams of extreme ultraviolet light streaming at a 100,000 times a second, researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have pushed the boundaries of a well-establi...

Insects passed 'the Turing Test': Russian scientists have confirmed the Turing reaction-diffusion model

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
In 1952, the legendary British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing proposed a model, which assumes formation of complex patterns through chemical interaction of two diffusing reagents. Russian...

Inexpensive Method Reduces Costs to Produce Light Sorbent Nanostructured Layers

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
The need for green and sustainable energies has resulted in many researches on light absorbing layers in solar cells in recent decades.

Surfing over simulated ripples in graphene: Scientists from India elucidate the theory governing the characteristics of curved or rippled graphene using a simulation model based on an optical lattice

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
The single-carbon-atom-thick material, graphene, featuring ripples is not easy to understand. Instead of creating such ripples physically, physicists investigating this kind of unusually shaped materi...

Cellulose Nanopaper Produced by Optical Nanosensors

September 23, 2015 - 7:45am
A group of researchers from Iran and Spain produced laboratorial sample of sensors made of nanopaper to introduce bacterial cellulose nanopaper as a biological substrate for the production of optical...

Making 3-D objects disappear: Berkeley Lab researchers create ultrathin invisibility cloak

September 21, 2015 - 7:45am
Invisibility cloaks are a staple of science fiction and fantasy, from Star Trek to Harry Potter, but don't exist in real life, or do they? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...