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Superconductivity seen in a new light

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. The study of superconductors with a high critical temperature discovered in the 1980s remains...

Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it's the end goal of chemists and chemical engineers like Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania an...

Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution--the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision--a re...

Molecular-scale ALD discovery could have industrial-sized impact: New atomic layer deposition technique reduces waste

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
In the world of nano-scale technology, where work is conducted at the atomic level, even the smallest changes can have an enormous impact. And a new discovery by a University of Alberta materials engi...

The impact of anti-odor clothing on the environment

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Anti-odor athletic clothes containing silver nanoparticles have gained a foothold among exercise buffs, but questions have arisen over how safe and effective they are. Now scientists report in ACS' jo...

Transparent wood could one day help brighten homes and buildings

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun's rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent wood th...

Nanoscale solutions to a very large problem: NSF-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center to enable deployment of mobile, efficient water treatment and desalination systems

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Water, water is everywhere, but we need more drops to drink. The primary mission of the recently founded Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, a consortium based at Rice University...