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'Quantum material' has shark-like ability to detect small electrical signals

December 30, 2017 - 7:47am
ABSTRACT Perovskite Nickelates as Electric Field Sensors in Salt Water Zhen Zhang1,*, Derek Schwanz1,*, Badri Narayanan2, Michele Kotiuga3, Joseph A. Dura4, Mathew Cherukara2, Hua Zhou5, John W...

3-D nanoscale imaging made possible

December 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resoluti...

Particle size matters for porous building blocks: Rice University scientists find porous nanoparticles get tougher under pressure, but not when assembled

December 27, 2017 - 7:46am
Porous particles of calcium and silicate show potential as building blocks for a host of applications like self-healing materials, bone-tissue engineering, drug delivery, insulation, ceramics and cons...

Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue: Rice University scientists, engineers develop microfluidic devices, microelectrodes for gentle implantation

December 24, 2017 - 7:46am
Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers into the brain, where they can help record the actions of neurons...

Leti Field Trials Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for Rural, Maritime Broadband Radio: Field Trial in Orkney Islands Used New Filtered Multicarrier Waveform at 700MHz Band with Flexible Bandwidth Usage (Fragmented and Continuous Spectrum)

December 23, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, and CloudNet IT-Solutions, a Scottish SME specializing in TVWS (TV White Space), today announced field trial results for a new flexible multicarrier system in t...

CubeSat Structures Competition Opens Space Design to Students of the World

December 22, 2017 - 7:45am
The CubeSat Structures Competition invites students from around the world to help advance the state-of-the-art of new space technology by designing new CubeSat structures. Winning designs will be eval...

Quantum memory with record-breaking capacity based on laser-cooled atoms

December 22, 2017 - 7:45am
The emerging domain of parallelized quantum information processing opens up new possibilities for precise measurements, communication and imaging. Precise control of multiple stored photons allows eff...

Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material

December 22, 2017 - 7:45am
An international team of scientists, from the University of Surrey, University of São Paulo (Brazil), the University of Warwick and the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France), has created a new metal-o...

Error-free into the quantum computer age

December 20, 2017 - 7:46am
A study led by physicists at Swansea University in Wales, carried out by an international team of researchers and published in the journal Physical Review X shows that ion-trap technologies available...

Leti Will Demonstrate First 3D Anti-Crash Solution for Embedding in Drones: Fitted on a Mass-Market Microcontroller, 360Fusion Software Technology Detects any Dynamic Obstacle and Helps Guide Drones Away from Collisions

December 20, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate the world’s first low-power, low-cost 3D anti-crash, fusion-sensor solution for drones at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Synthetic protein packages its own genetic material and evolves computationally designed protein assemblies are advancing research in synthetic life and in targeted drug delivery

December 20, 2017 - 7:46am
Protein assemblies, designed and built from scratch to carry molecular cargo, are advancing both synthetic life research and engineering efforts for targeted drug delivery.

A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2

December 19, 2017 - 7:46am
In 2012 the ICN2, ICREA and Chemipol signed a licence agreement for the joint development of innovative antifungal paint based on micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies. This technology has been on...

Sandia researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces: Reducing the traffic jam in batteries

December 19, 2017 - 7:46am
Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfac...

Perking up and crimping the 'bristles' of polyelectrolyte brushes

December 19, 2017 - 7:46am
If the bristles of a brush abruptly collapsed into wads of noodles, the brush would, of course, become useless. When it's a micron-scale brush called a "polyelectrolyte brush," that collapse can put a...

Leti to Demo Wristband with Embedded Sensors to Diagnose Sleep Apnea: APNEAband, Which Will Be Demonstrated at CES 2018, Also Monitors Mountain Sickness, Dehydration, Dialysis Treatment Response and Epileptic Seizures

December 16, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2018 its new wristband that measures physical indicators of a range of conditions, including sleep apnea, dehydration and dialysis-treat...

Leti Develops World’s First Micro-Coolers for CERN Particle Detectors: Leti Design, Fabrication and Packaging Expertise Extends to Very Large Scientific Instruments

December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has created the world’s first microfluidic circuit for cooling a particle detector, perhaps paving the way to a revolutionary, new detector t...

UCLA chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat: Tiny structures could be next-generation solution for smaller electronic devices

December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Silicon -- the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors -- is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating ti...

Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements

December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
A new revolutionary nanodevice could be a huge step towards personalized medicine – for which truly affordable diagnostic technologies for rapidly and accurately detecting disease biomarkers, at the p...

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid

December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They’re in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they’re in...

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform

December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announce an exciting partnership with the Swiss company Cytosurge AG. JPK's...