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A new radiation detector made from graphene: A new bolometer exploits the thermoelectric properties of graphene

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Graphene is a remarkable material: light, strong, transparent and electrically conductive. It can also convert heat to electricity. Researchers have recently exploited this thermoelectric property to...

Vanadium dioxyde: A revolutionary material for tomorrow's electronics: Phase-chance switch can now be performed at higher temperatures

February 11, 2018 - 7:45am
First came the switch. Then the transistor. Now another innovation stands to revolutionize the way we control the flow of electrons through a circuit: vanadium dioxide (VO2). A key characteristic of t...

Round-the-clock power from smart bowties

February 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Most sunlight striking the Earth is absorbed by its surfaces, oceans and atmosphere. As a result of this warming, infrared radiation is emitted constantly all around us--estimated to be millions of Gi...

Measuring the temperature of two-dimensional materials at the atomic level

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that will allow engineers to design...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fis...

Leti Presents Optical-Equipment Curving Technology that Improves Performance, Cuts Costs: ‘Disruptive Approach’ for Imaging Applications Presented in Paper At Photonics West and Demonstrated in Leti’s Booth

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has developed a new curving technology for optical sensors and micro-displays that improves performance, enhances field of view and compensates for aberrations...

Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster: Researchers in Singapore, Switzerland and the UK present a quantum speed-up for machine learning

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
One of the ways that computers 'think' is by analysing relationships within large sets of data. An international team has shown that quantum computers can do one such analysis faster than classical co...

Joseph N. Pelton named 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Anderson light localization in biological nanostructures of native silk Seung Ho Choi1†, Seong-Wan Kim2†, Zahyun Ku3†, Michelle A. Visbal-Onufrak1, Seong-Ryul Kim2, Kwang-Ho Choi2, Hakseok Ko4,5...

NTU scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.

Leti Invents Lens-Free Technology for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Spinal Meningitis: Presentation at Photonics West Outlines New Microscope Technology that Provides Accurate Results without Time-Consuming, Manual Cell Counting

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the...

Diamonds show promise for spintronic devices: New experiments demonstrate the potential for diamond as a material for spintronics

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Conventional electronics rely on controlling electric charge. Recently, researchers have been exploring the potential for a new technology, called spintronics, that relies on detecting and controlling...

Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure: Rice University lab simulates polymer-cement composites to find strongest, toughest materials

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
The right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites is critical to making strong, tough and ductile infrastructure material, according to Rice University scientists who want to mimic the...

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing: Intel Capital Joins Existing Investors to Commercialize Certain Nanowire-LED Technologies for Mobile Displays

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financi...

A simple new approach to plastic solar cells: Osaka University researchers intelligently design new highly efficient organic solar cells based on amorphous electronic materials with potential for easy printing

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Humankind is in the midst of a massive drive to harness solar energy to power our homes, gadgets, and industry. Plastic solar cells, based on blends of conducting organic polymers, are of interest for...

Quantum cocktail provides insights on memory control: Experiments based on atoms in a shaken artificial crystal offer insight that might help in the development of future data-storage devices

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
The speed of writing and reading out magnetic information from storage devices is limited by the time that it takes to manipulate the data carrier. To speed up these processes, researchers have recent...

New technology aiming to improve trueness in the piezoelectric microscopy characterization of ceramic materials

February 2, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of researchers from ICMAB has proved that unconventional AFM probes are suitable to acquire a trueness piezoelectric signal in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. The work entitles “Diminish elec...

China aims for global leader in science by mid-century

February 1, 2018 - 8:42pm
China has significantly ramped up spending in scientific research over the past decade. The Natural Science Foundation of China, for example, financed 41,184 programs with 22.71 billion yuan (about 3...

New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy

February 1, 2018 - 7:45am
ABSTRACT High-velocity projectile impact induced 9R phase in ultrafine-grained aluminium Sichuang Xue1, Zhe Fan1, Olawale B. Lawal2, Ramathasan Thevamaran 2,3, Qiang Li1, Jian Wang6, Edwin L. Th...

Moving nanoparticles using light and magnetic fields

January 30, 2018 - 7:47am
In his 1959 lecture titled ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom’, Richard Feynman envisioned the possibilities of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale. Today controlled manipulation o...