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University of Toronto chemists create vitamin-driven battery: Environmentally friendly battery is long-lasting and high voltage

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of University of Toronto chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.

Programmable ions set the stage for general-purpose quantum computers: A new quantum computer module combines proven techniques with advances in hardware and software

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum computers promise speedy solutions to some difficult problems, but building large-scale, general-purpose quantum devices is a problem fraught with technical challenges.

'Liquid fingerprinting' technique instantly identifies unknown liquids: Ability to instantly identify unknown liquids in the field could aid first responders, improve plant safety

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new company will commercialize sensing technology invented at Harvard University that can perform instant, in-field characterization of the chemical make-up and material properties of unknown liquid...

W.M. Keck Foundation awards Cal State LA a $375,000 research and education grant

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Cal State LA has been awarded a grant to educate tomorrow’s leaders in the interdisciplinary field of paper microfluidics.

Towards the T-1000: Liquid metals propel future electronics: Self-propelling liquid metals a critical step to future elastic electronics

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Science fiction is inching closer to reality with the development of revolutionary self-propelling liquid metals -- a critical step towards future elastic electronics.

Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites: Method to reinforce these materials could help make airplane frames lighter, more damage-resistant

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic -- extremely light, durable materials that reduce...

Bridging the gap between the quantum and classical worlds

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
In the quantum world, physicists study the tiny particles that make up our classical world - neutrons, electrons, photons - either one at a time or in small numbers because the behaviour of the partic...

Lucintel identifies and prioritizes opportunities for alumina trihydrate (ATH) fillers in the global composites industry

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the alumina trihydrate (ATH) fillers market looks good with opportunities in the electrical and electronics and transportation app...

Project to help bring widespread use of micro-robotics

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Micro-robotic manipulators with the ability to move in increments far smaller than the width of a human hair might be enlisted for a range of applications in research, manufacturing, medicine and home...

Park Systems Launches Park NX20 300mm Research Atomic Force Microscope with Full 300 mm Semiconductor Wafer Scan - Vastly Improving Productivity

August 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Park Systems, world leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) today announced Park NX20 300mm, the first and only research AFM on the market capable of scanning the entire sample area...

A new leaf: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
As scientists and policymakers around the world try to combat the increasing rate of climate change, they have focused on the chief culprit: carbon dioxide.

Swapping substrates improves edges of graphene nanoribbons: Using inert boron nitride instead of silica creates precise zigzag edges in monolayer graphene

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
It is now feasible to make a prized material for spintronic devices and semiconductors -- monolayer graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edges.

Synthetic vaccine particles immune tolerance mechanism published in Nature Nanotechnology: Antigen-specific targeting of the immune system offers new treatment approach to improve efficacy and safety profile of biologic drugs

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases, announced today that Nature Na...

IBM Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough Aims to Help Physicians Detect Cancer and Diseases at the Nanoscale: IBM scientists will collaborate with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai to test on prostate cancer

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could enable physicians to detect diseases suc...

STMicroelectronics Earns MEMS Manufacturer of the Year Award

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been named the MEMS Manufacturer of the Year at the MEMS World Summ...

PPPL applies quantum theory and Einstein's special relativity to plasma physics issues

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars -- collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light at regular intervals, like lighthouses in the s...

New material could advance superconductivity

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. A metallic state of hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for supercond...

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics: Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNC...

Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law: The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a study published today (July 28, 2016) by the journal Science, the optics advancement...

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness

August 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using an industry-standard semicond...