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Breakthrough harnesses light for controlled chemical reaction

When chemist Tehshik Yoon looks out his office window he sees a source of energy to drive chemical reactions Plants learned to synthesize chemicals with sunlight eons ago Yoon came to the field a bit ... - Read More

Impurity size affects performance of emerging superconductive material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance or possibly provide benefits in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications including future particle ... - Read More

Mapping the road to quantum gravity

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Sung Sik Lee is a condensed matter physicist but he has his eye on quantum gravity Lee lays out the problem Physics has one theory to describe how planets orbit the ... - Read More

Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

Usually chemical reactions just take their course much like a ball rolling downhill However it is also possible to deliberately control chemical reactions at the Vienna University of Technology molecules are hit with femtosecond laser ... - Read More

Tiny transistors for extreme environs: Engineers shrink plasma devices to resist radiation

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and collect medical X ... - Read More

Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion

Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear ... - Read More

New window into quantum physics opened with superconductivity in LEDs

A team of University of Toronto physicists led by Alex Hayat has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement The approach would involve combining light emitting ... - Read More

Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum

The first room temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens Unlike comparable mid and far infrared detectors currently on the ... - Read More

Toward 'vanishing' electronics and unlocking nanomaterials' power potential

Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National ... - Read More

Bionic plants: Nanotechnology could turn shrubbery into supercharged energy producers

Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More

Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand Rather than plugging it into the wall you become the power source Researchers at the ... - Read More

DNA can be damaged by very low-energy radiation

Damage to DNA by high energy radiation constitutes the most lethal damage occurring at the cellular level Surprisingly very low energy interactions with OH radicals for instance can also induce DNA damage including double strand ... - Read More

'Ultracold' molecules promising for quantum computing, simulation

Researchers have created a new type of ultracold molecule using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together a technology that might be applied to quantum computing precise sensors and ... - Read More

Atomically thick metal membranes

For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions This result of an international research team from Germany Poland and ... - Read More

Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier

An ultra fast and ultra small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles The new optical ... - Read More

Origin of life: Simulating how Earth kick-started metabolism

Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth a crucial biological function for all living organisms The research which is ... - Read More

Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

Most modern electronics from flat screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors use tiny light emitting diodes or LEDs These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement ... - Read More

Mapping behavior of charges in correlated spin-orbit coupled materials: Electronic disruption prods Mott insulator's conversion to metallic state

In a relatively recently discovered class of materials known as spin orbit Mott insulators theorists have predicted the emergence of new properties at points just beyond the insulating state when electronic manipulation can transform these ... - Read More

Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics: LEDs, photovoltaic cells, and light detectors

A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that's just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light This proof of concept could lead to ultrathin lightweight and ... - Read More

A shocking diet: Researchers describe microbe that 'eats' electricity

There have been plenty of fad diets that captured the public's imagination over the years but Harvard scientists have identified what may be the strangest of them all sunlight and electricity Led by Peter Girguis ... - Read More
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