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A toolkit for transformable materials: How to design materials with reprogrammable shape and function

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Metamaterials -- materials whose function is determined by structure, not composition -- have been designed to bend light and sound, transform from soft to stiff, and even dampen seismic waves from ea...

Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Cracks sank the 'unsinkable' Titanic; decrease the performance of touchscreens and erode teeth. We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional (3D) objects, but how do thin two-dimensio...

New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology: Research helps to make the most of nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on al...

Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As excelle...

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
•Imaging method shows nanomaterial forming in real time, for first time •‘As close to useful molecular LEGOs as I’ve seen,’ William Dichtel says •Dichtel is a pioneer in developing useful porous pol...

National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on the Falcon 9's Return to Flight

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the return to flight of the Falcon 9 on January 14, 2017, at 12:54 pm EST, successfully lofting ten Iridium NEXT communications satellites manufactur...

Eric Berger Wins the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Mass Media

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Eric Berger, who is the senior space editor at Ars Technica, is the winner of the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award in the Mass Media category. This award will recognize the exemplary...

Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 7, 2017

January 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results after market close on February 7, 2...

'5-D protein fingerprinting' could give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

January 21, 2017 - 7:45am
In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for pr...

Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor

January 21, 2017 - 7:45am
In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials f...

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Just when lighting aficionados were in a dark place, LEDs came to the rescue. Over the past decade, LED technologies -- short for light-emitting diode -- have swept the lighting industry by offering f...

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
DGIST announced that Professor Kyung-in Jang's research team succeeded in developing a technology that can control various color changes by coating several nanometers of semiconducting materials on a...

Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German...

Nanoscale view of energy storage

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small rea...

Seeing the quantum future... literally: What if big data could help you see the future and prevent your mobile phone from breaking before it happened?

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bri...

NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics: New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Semiconductors, which are the very basic components of electronic devices, have improved our lives in many ways. They can be found in lighting, displays, solar modules and microprocessors that are ins...

Manchester scientists tie the tightest knot ever achieved

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known - a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advance...

Nanoscale Modifications can be used to Engineer Electrical Contacts for Nanodevices

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at Swansea University show nanoscale modifications to the edge region of nanocontacts to nanowires can be used to engineer the electrical transport process.

Chemistry on the edge: Experiments at Berkeley Lab confirm that structural defects at the periphery are key in catalyst function

January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, a team of researchers working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkel...

Recreating conditions inside stars with compact lasers: Scientists offer a new path to creating the extreme conditions found in stars, using ultra-short laser pulses irradiating nanowires

January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
The energy density contained in the center of a star is higher than we can imagine - many billions of atmospheres, compared with the 1 atmosphere of pressure we live with here on Earth's surface.