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Understanding gravity: The nanoscale search for extra dimensions: A Japan-US research collaboration involving Osaka University uses high-sensitivity experiments to probe exotic gravitational force

April 5, 2018 - 7:45am
Often, practical limits control the experimental measurements that can be made, governing the difference between what we expect to be true based on the most likely predictions of models and calculatio...

Superconductivity in an alloy with quasicrystal structure

April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Extraordinary things happen at low temperatures. One of the best examples is surely superconductivity. This phenomenon, wherein the electrical resistance of a solid drops to zero below a critical temp...

Are We Quantum Computers? Led by UCSB’s Matthew Fisher, an international collaboration of researchers will investigate the brain’s potential for quantum computation

April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Much has been made of quantum computing processes using ultracold atoms and ions, superconducting junctions and defects in diamonds, but could we be performing them in our own brains?

Smaller and faster: The terahertz computer chip is now within reach: Hebrew university researcher shows proof of concept for nanotechnology that will make computers run 100 times faster

April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers--and all optic communicati...

Team brings subatomic resolution to 'computational microscope'

April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists have built a "computational microscope" that can simulate the atomic and subatomic forces that drive molecular interactions. This tool will streamline efforts to understand the chemistry of...

This Wired Wallpaper Could Turn Your Whole House Into A Fire Alarm

April 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
The wallpaper comes from China’s Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, where Professor Ying-Jie Zhu and his team are experimenting with graphene applications. Their research, recently published in the journ...

Atomically thin light-emitting device opens the possibility for 'invisible' displays

April 1, 2018 - 7:45am
UC Berkeley engineers have built a bright-light emitting device that is millimeters wide and fully transparent when turned off. The light emitting material in this device is a monolayer semiconductor,...

Graphene oxide nanosheets could help bring lithium-metal batteries to market

March 30, 2018 - 7:45am
Lithium-metal batteries -- which can hold up to 10 times more charge than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power our phones, laptops and cars -- haven't been commercialized because of a fatal...

Graphene finds new application as anti-static hair dye: New formula works as well as commercial permanent dyes without chemically altering hairs

March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
It’s an issue that has plagued the beauty industry for more than a century: Dying hair too often can irreparably damage your silky strands.

Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretched

March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: think of lighters that spark when you press a switch, but also microphones, sens...

Design approach developed for important new catalysts for energy conversion and storage: New method could aid in design of pharmaceuticals and optical and data storage materials

March 28, 2018 - 7:45am
Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method also has the potential to impac...

New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
From moon landings to mobile phones, many of the farfetched visions of science fiction have transformed into reality. In the latest example of this trend, scientists report that they have developed a...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4)

March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that as an inducement to entering into employment with the Company, on March 16, 2018, the Board of Directors approved "inducement" grants...

Leti and Inac Show Path to Creating Building Blocks of Quantum Processors With 28Si isotope in a CMOS Line: Fabrication of Isotopically Enriched, Industry-Compatible Wafers Points Way To Realizing Silicon Spin Quantum Bits with Enhanced Fidelity

March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti, a French technology research institute of the CEA and Inac, a joint fundamental research institute between the CEA and the University Grenoble Alpes, today announced a breakthrough towards...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Launches RF Ecosystem Program to Accelerate Time-to-Market for Wireless Connectivity, Radar and 5G Applications: RFWave™ Partner Program expands the ecosystem and enables faster product deployment on GF’s RF technology platforms

March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced a new ecosystem partner program, called RFWave™, designed to simplify RF design and help customers reduce time-to-market for a new era of wireless devices and networks.

Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated: Controlling nano surface roughness of porous silicon

March 24, 2018 - 7:45am
A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density do...

Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devices

March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
An unexpected phenomenon known as zero field switching (ZFS) could lead to smaller, lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible. The image shows a layering of platinum (Pt), tungs...

Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together: Rice University scientists' hyperspectral method analyzes many plasmonic nanoparticles in an instant

March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have developed a novel technique to view a field of plasmonic nanoparticles simultaneously to learn how their differences change their reactivity.

Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells: Rice, Tokyo Metropolitan scientists create platform for unique near-infrared devices

March 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropol...

Movable silicon 'lenses' enable neutrons to see new range of details inside objects

March 18, 2018 - 7:45am
You can't see well without lenses that can focus, whether those lenses are in your eye or the microscope you peer through. An innovative new way to focus beams of neutrons might allow scientists to pr...