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Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants, tapping into a widely available — and m...

FEI Launches Helios G4 DualBeam Series for Materials Science: The Helios G4 DualBeam Series features new capabilities to enable scientists and engineers to answer the most demanding and challenging scientific questions

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) continues to lead the industry with the launch of the Helios™ G4 DualBeam Series for materials science, offering highly automated and precise sample preparation for transmission ele...

Superheroes are real: Ultrasensitive nonlinear metamaterials for data transfer

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists demonstrated the effect of the all-optical switching between streams of photons using non-linear metamaterials. The Lomonosov Moscow State University staff planned the whole study, conducte...

Russian physicists create a high-precision 'quantum ruler': Physicists have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L'Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled stat...

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different nano...

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Think hands -- right and left hands are mirror images but if you transplanted a...

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School...

Researchers discover new chemical sensing technique: Technique allows sharper detail -- and more information -- with near infrared light

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin studied an artificial structure composed of alternating layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials. Charge density waves induced by the in...

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.

Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zen...

Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Elementary particles are the fundamental buildings blocks of matter, and their properties are described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN in 2012...

Nanometrics to Participate in the 8th Annual CEO Investor Summit: Investor Event Held Concurrently with SEMICON West 2016 in San Francisco

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announces that company management is scheduled to participate in the 8th Annual CEO Summit, a pree...

FEI and University of Liverpool Announce QEMSCAN Research Initiative: University of Liverpool will utilize FEI’s QEMSCAN technology to gain a better insight into oil and gas reserves & potentially change the approach to evaluating them

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the University of Liverpool announced today that they have entered into an agreement to enable Liverpool to undertake novel research in the field of petroleum reservoir geoscien...

New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala U...

Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the 'fast lane': DNA nanowire improved by altering sequences

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA molecules don't just code our genetic instructions. They can also conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectro...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts: Quantum mechanics and a supercomputer help scientists to identify the position of atoms on the surface of rutile

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst. The calculations were performed at...

Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway: Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates' pseudogap phase

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
When physicists Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller discovered the first high-temperature superconductors in 1986, it didn't take much imagination to envision the potential technological benefits of harn...

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA may be the blueprint of life, but it's also a molecule made from just a few simple chemical building blocks. Among its properties is the ability to conduct an electrical charge, making one of the...

New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer: Platform designed to deliver nanotherapy effective in preclinical models of metastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer, has a mortality rate of nearly 100 percent and a median survival time of three to five months. One promising strategy for t...