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Stanford scientists improve perovskite solar-cell absorbers by giving them a squeeze

April 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Solar cells made of artificial metallic crystalline structures called perovskites have shown great promise in recent years. Now Stanford University scientists have found that applying pressure can cha...

Nanoparticles show promise for treating intestinal inflammation, study finds

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to researchers in the Institute...

Nanoporous material's strange "breathing" behavior

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
High-tech sponges of the infinitely small, nanoporous materials can capture and release gaseous or liquid chemicals in a controlled way. A team of French and German researchers from the Institut de Re...

Mr. Orlando Figueroa to Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Mr. Orlando Figueroa is a winner of the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes the work he has done at NASA Goddard Space Fligh...

Particulate vaccine delivery systems may help: Protect against infectious disease outbreaks and bioterror threats

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Most traditional vaccines have safety and efficacy issues, whereas particulate vaccine delivery systems--which utilize nano- or micro-particulate carriers to protect and deliver antigens--are efficien...

Advance may make quantum computing more practical: Feedback technique used on diamond 'qubits' could make quantum computing more practical

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum computers are largely hypothetical devices that could perform some calculations much more rapidly than conventional computers can. They exploit a property called superposition, which describes...

'Honeycomb' of nanotubes could boost genetic engineering

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new and highly efficient method for gene transfer. The technique, which involves culturing and transfecting cells with genetic material on an array of carbon nanotubes, ap...

Crumpling approach enhances photodetectors' light responsivity

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a new approach to modifying the light absorption and stretchability of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials...

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation: Graphene ensures data fidelity for future wireless devices

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
EPFL and UNIGE scientists have developed a microchip using graphene that could help wireless telecommunications share data at a rate that is ten times faster than currently possible. The results are p...

New laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new method to overcome one of the main issues in implementing a quantum cryptography system, raising the prospect of a useable 'unbreakable' method for sending sensitive i...

Changing the color of single photons in a diamond quantum memory

April 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have, for the first time, converted the colour and bandwidth of ult...

Impossible superconductors gone live: Lomonosov Moscow State University physicists managed to directly measure the 'impossible' superconductors' gaps the first in the world

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
The scientists from the Faculty of Physics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University conducted a study evaluating the appearance of the superconducting state in the iron-based superconductors with two...

Cost-effective production of hydrogen from natural resources

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Owing to their unbeatable electro-optical properties and compatibility with existing silicon technology, silicon nanosheets (SiNSs) are one of most exciting recent discoveries. They have been the most...

Insulator-superconductor transition of copper-oxide compound studied in fine detail

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Using a highly controlled deposition technique, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have synthesized ultrathin films containing multiple samples of a c...

Arrowhead Research Changes Name to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ARWR) today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company's common stock wi...

Cooling chips with the flip of a switch: Researchers at Penn State have created a dielectric material that maintains a cooled state after an electrical field pulse

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Turn on an electric field, and a standard electrocaloric material will eject heat to its surroundings as its internal dipoles reorder themselves. Do the same thing, and a negative electrocaloric mater...

A movie of the microworld: Physicists create nanoparticle picture series

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Think of it as a microscopic movie: A sequence of X-ray images shows the explosion of superheated nanoparticles. The picture series reveals how the atoms in these particles move, how they form plasma...

NREL reveals potential for capturing waste heat via nanotubes

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
A finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator that captures and uses waste heat, according to researchers at the Energy Department's National Re...

New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This state, known as a quantum spin liquid, causes elect...

Scientists push valleytronics 1 step closer to reality: Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers control a promising new way to encode electrons

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have taken a big step toward the practical application of "valleytronics," which is a new type of e...