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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...

POSTECH researchers develop a control algorithm for more accurate lab-on-a-chip devices

April 7, 2016 - 7:45am
Prof. Wan Kyun Chung with PhD student Young Jin Heo, MS student Junsu Kang, and postdoctoral researcher Min Jun Kim in the Robotics Laboratory at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a novel control algorit...

Philadelphia Mathematician Robert Clark Turns to Crowdfunding to Support Nanotechnology Research That Could Lead to ‘Flying’ Cars and Space Elevator

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Robert Clark, an adjunct professor of mathematics at Widener University from Philadelphia, believes that if his hypotheses are correct, carbon nanotubes can be tied together to produce a longer produc...

Nanotubes line up to form films: Rice University researchers discover way to make highly aligned, wafer-scale films

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A simple filtration process helped Rice University researchers create flexible, wafer-scale films of highly aligned and closely packed carbon nanotubes.

Richards-Kortum wins prestigious Pierre Galletti Award: AIMBE's highest honor goes to Rice University global-health pioneer

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) today presented its highest honor, the 2016 Pierre Galletti Award, to Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum.

Researchers demonstrate a new way to characterize twisted light

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Rochester have overcome experimental challenges to demonstrate a new way for getting a full picture of twisted light: characterizing the Wigner distribution.

NYU Tandon researcher synthesizes hybrid molecule that delivers a blow to malignant cells: Protein-gold nanoparticle hybrid assembles to carry anti-cancer drug, then disassembles for delivery

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new hybrid molecule developed in the lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering shows promise for treating breast cancer by serving as a "shipping container" for cytotoxic -- or cell-destroying --...

Researchers use 3-D printing to create structure with active chemistry

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Many materials - sugars, thermoplastics, glass, metals, ceramics and more -- are used to produce 3D-printed figures, typically with expensive or custom-built 3D printers.

Augusta University’s Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy is studying exosomes using ZetaView from Particle Metrix to aid in identification of potential biomarkers

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work in the Liu Laboratory at Augusta University which is studying exosomes where size...

For rechargeable batteries that crush the competition, crush this material

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have potentially brought safer, solid-state rechargeable...

Light helps develop programmable materials

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Light of a certain wavelength can be used to put so-called active materials into motion and control their movement. In the future, this discovery can become significant in widely different areas such...

Ruthenium nanoframes open the doors to better catalysts

April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The world is run by catalysts. They clean up after cars, help make fertilizers, and could be the key to better hydrogen fuel. Now, a team of chemists, led by Xiaohu Xia from Michigan Technological Uni...