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Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

July 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that no matter how large or small a piece of tobermorite is, it will respond to loading forces in precisely the same way. But poking it with a sharp point w...

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Antiaromatic molecule displays record electrical conductance

July 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers demonstrate high electrical conductance for an antiaromatic nickel complex — an order of magnitude higher than for a similar aromatic complex. Since the conductance is also tunable by ele...

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

July 24, 2017 - 7:45am
An exotic interaction between light and metal can be harnessed to make chemical reactions more sustainable, but the physics behind it has been widely debated in the field.

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new te...

A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light

July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST research...

National Space Society Governor Scott Pace Named to National Space Council as Executive Secretary

July 22, 2017 - 7:45am
The National Space Society (NSS) congratulates NSS Board of Governors member Dr. Scott Pace on his selection as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council on July 13th, 2017. Pace is the...

Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny "Cages": Understanding how individual atoms enter and exit the nanoporous frameworks could help scientists design new materials for gas separation and nuclear waste remediation

July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (2D) structure they synthesized for catalysis research when, t...

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells

July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
A Rice University professor's method to "upconvert" light could make solar cells more efficient and disease-targeting nanoparticles more effective.

Researchers revolutionize vital conservation tool with use of gold nanotechnology and lasers: Cryopreservation study results have sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health

July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
For more than 60 years, researchers have tried to successfully cryopreserve (or freeze) the embryo of zebrafish, a species that is an important medical model for human health. In a new study, research...

Coupling a nano-trumpet with a quantum dot enables precise position determination

July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in coupling an extremely small quantum dot with 1,000 times larger trumpet-shaped nanowire. The movement of t...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GF’s 22FDX® technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications

July 20, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon today announced a collaboration to deliver the industry’s first single-chip IoT solution for next-generation Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. Leveraging GF’s 22FDX®...

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on August 1, 2017

July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on August 1, 2017. A conference ca...

Nanometrics Introduces SpectraProbe Analysis Software: Advanced software and algorithms enhancing Nanometrics metrology fleet capabilities fab-wide

July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the introduction of SpectraProbe™, a new software-based process control solution design...

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads

July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, talk about how the Blackett Laboratory of the Physics Department at Imperial Colle...

National Space Society Supports VP Pence's Call for Constant Low-Earth Orbit Human Presence Leading to the Settlement of Space

July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
The National Space Society (NSS) endorses Vice President Pence's call to maintain a "constant presence" in low-Earth orbit (LEO) leading to the settlement of the space frontier, made during a visit Ju...

Carbon displays quantum effects

July 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found evidence that carbon atoms cannot only behave like particles but also like waves. This quantum-mechanical property is well-known for light particles such...

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells

July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
In view of climate change and the needs of the energy reform, it has become particularly important to significantly increase the efficiency of organic solar cells. In a process known as 'singlet fissi...

Nanomedicine opens door to precision medicine for brain tumors

July 16, 2017 - 7:45am
-Proof-of-concept study demonstrates potential therapy for incurable glioblastoma brain tumors -Involves injecting nanoparticles into tumors to shut down the cells driving the cancer -Nanoparticle p...

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from

July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
What would a simple technique to remove thin layers from otherwise thick, rigid semiconductor crystals mean for the semiconductor industry? This concept has been actively explored for years, as integr...

News laser design offers more inexpensive multi-color output: Design can control color, intensity of light by varying cavity architecture

July 14, 2017 - 7:45am
From checkout counters at supermarkets to light shows at concerts, lasers are everywhere, and they're a much more efficient light source than incandescent bulbs. But they're not cheap to produce.