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Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative energy source to overcome our reliance on carbon-based fuels, and has the benefit of producing only water when it is reacted with oxygen. However, hydrogen is h...

Going green with nanotechnology

December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and...

Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified

December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Magnetic nanovortices, so-called "skyrmions", count among the most promising candidates for the future of information technology.

Harris & Harris Group Announces a Proposed Strategic Restructuring

December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Fellow Shareholders: The purpose of this letter is to share with you a proposed plan for a strategic restructuring that we believe has the opportunity to unlock value for our shareholders. Specific...

First use of graphene to detect cancer cells: System able to detect activity level of single interfaced cell

December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
What can't graphene do? You can scratch "detect cancer" off of that list. By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differen...

Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets: New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages

December 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They've found a wide variety of applic...

New graphene-based system could help us see electrical signaling in heart and nerve cells: Berkeley-Stanford team creates a system to visualize faint electric fields

December 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive camera system in visually mapping tiny electric field...

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Fuel cells are a promising technology for clean and efficient electrical power generation, but their cost, activity, and durability are key challenges to commercialization. Today's fuel cells use expe...

Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role: Rice scientists, colleagues use doped graphene quantum dots to reduce carbon dioxide to fuel

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene quantum dots may offer a simple way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, according to Rice University scientis...

NIST Device for Detecting Subatomic-Scale Motion Has Potential Robotics, Homeland Security Applications

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small—shor...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
From laptops to cellphones, today's technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in...

WPI researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
More effective than existing microfluidic devices, the breakthrough technology developed in Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Small System's Laboratory paves the way for clinical development of simple...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands Partner Program to Speed Time-to-Market of FDX™ Solutions: Increased support affirms FDXcelerator™ Program’s vital role in promoting broader deployment of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDX™ portfolio

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator Program, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mento...

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared: New technology allows multispectral reactions on a single chip

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Duke University researchers believe they have overcome a longstanding hurdle to producing cheaper, more robust ways to print and image across a range of colors extending into the infrared.

JPK launches the OT-AFM Combi-System - the world’s first combined system to provide optical tweezers and atomic force microscopy

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announce the release of the world’s first combined system to provide optica...

Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement: Rice University photonics lab tests photon-induced force microscopy

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is prov...

Leti Will Demonstrate Fusion of Autonomous Car’s Senses: SIGMA FUSION’s Efficient, Sensor-based System Fits in a Microcontroller Platform, Anticipates Safety Requirements

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
SIGMA FUSION, Leti’s innovative low-cost solution for autonomous cars, transforms the myriad of incoming distance data into clear information about the driving environment. This efficient perception s...

Imec and Holst Centre Introduce World’s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
At last week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco (USA), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology and Holst Centr...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demonstrates Industry-Leading 56Gbps Long-Reach SerDes on Advanced 14nm FinFET Process Technology: Proven ASIC IP solution will enable significant performance and power efficiency improvements for next-generation high-speed applications

December 17, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has demonstrated true long-reach 56Gbps SerDes performance in silicon on the company’s 14nm FinFET process. As a part of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ high-performance ASIC...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit: Russian scientists find a way to reliably connect quantum elements

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons loose in a system of quantum dots to create a quantum computer memory cell of...