Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene In a new study they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges ... - Read More
Tying shoelaces stirring coffee writing letters playing the piano From the usual daily routine to demanding activities Our hands are used more frequently than any other body part Through our highly developed fine motor skills ... - Read More
Spherical gold particles are able to 'drill' a nano diameter tunnel in ceramic material when heated This is an easy and attractive way to equip chips with nanopores for DNA analysis for example Nanotechnologists of ... - Read More
Sound waves passing through the air objects that break a body of water and cause ripples or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered elastic waves These waves travel at the surface or through a material ... - Read More
Mobile phones and smart phones still haven't been adapted to the carrying habits of their users That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket ... - Read More
VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative organic solar panels Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels ... - Read More
Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections Now scientists at ... - Read More
Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models This surprising conclusion reached by an international team of physicists including staff members from ... - Read More
Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks One key aspect of today's materials research therefore is to develop bio inspired materials reaching to the ... - Read More
Research by scientists attached to the EC's Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra low temperature 2D materials creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little energy At the atomic and ... - Read More
An inexpensive and highly durable new material it is hoped that Catenaccio PA will prove effective for treating contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant The Research Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Technology of Waseda ... - Read More
At the heart of lasers displays and other light emitting devices lies the emission of photons Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such as optical communication sensors and displays ... - Read More
A concept that balances large scale installations of low cost and low power antennas to boost cellular coverage in difficult environments will also provide better connectivity to more users Developed by A*STAR this new architecture ... - Read More
Signal amplification is ubiquitous to all electronic and optoelectronic systems for communications imaging and computing its characteristics directly impact device performance A new signal amplification process discovered by a team of University of California San ... - Read More
Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells detection of biomolecules and measurement of pH changes ... - Read More
Beginning with the invention of the first microscope in the late 1500s scientists have been trying to peer into preserved cells and tissues with ever greater magnification The latest generation of so called super resolution ... - Read More
Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research Elizabeth Hillman associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center CUMC has developed a new microscope that can image ... - Read More
The discovery of topologically protected electrical conductivity on the surface of some materials whose bulk interior acts as an insulator was among the most sensational advances in the last decade of condensed matter physics with ... - Read More
A City College of New York led team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals The breakthrough headed by physicist Dr Vinod Menon ... - Read More
University of Wisconsin Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher performance electronics with improved battery life and the ability to flex and stretch Led by materials science Associate Professor Michael Arnold ... - Read More
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