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A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Glass Paint Could Keep Metal Roofs and Other Structures Cool Even on Sunny Days (Video) 


keeping them cool and durable The researchers present their work today at the 250th National Meeting & amp Exposition of the American Chemical Society ACS ACS the world’s largest scientific society is holding the meeting ... - Read More

Soft, energy-efficient robotic wings

Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high energy conversion efficiencies This has made dielectric elastomers popular for creating devices ... - Read More

Squeeze to remove heat: Elastocaloric materials enable more efficient, 'green' cooling

Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More

New kind of 'tandem' solar cell: New solar cell combines two materials for broader absorption

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy The ... - Read More

Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene

A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More

High performance, lightweight supercapacitor electrodes of the future

As a novel energy storage device supercapacitors have attracted substantial attention in recent years due to their ultra high charge and discharge rate excellent stability long cycle life and very high power density Imagine charging ... - Read More

Flower-like magnetic nanoparticles target difficult tumors

Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health the next generation magnetic nanoparticles MNPs may soon be treating deep ... - Read More

Breakthrough in organic light emitting diodes technology

Organic light emitting diodes OLEDs which are made from carbon containing materials have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies making low power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold around other structures for instance ... - Read More

Forbidden atomic transitions: Controlling matter 1,000 times more precisely using high-resolution spectroscopy

A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1 000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible Physicists at the University of Michigan have demonstrated ... - Read More

Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution

Newly developed tiny antennas likened to spotlights on the nanoscale offer the potential to measure food safety identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer according to the Australian scientists who ... - Read More

How iron feels the heat

As you heat up a piece of iron the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting This unusual behavior is one reason why steel in which iron plays a starring role is ... - Read More

New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, computing

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

Gold nanoparticles show promise for early detection of heart attacks

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks Kurt H Becker ... - Read More

A qubit candidate shines brighter

In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy NV center is playing a big role NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom ... - Read More

New technique could harvest more of the sun's energy

As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity However the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity ... - Read More

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

The electrical characteristics of new thin film chromium oxide resistors that can be tuned by controlling the oxygen content detailed in the Journal of Applied Physics Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made ... - Read More

World record for compact particle accelerator: Researchers ramp up energy of laser-plasma 'tabletop' accelerator

Using one of the most powerful lasers in the world researchers have accelerated subatomic particles to the highest energies ever recorded from a compact accelerator The team from the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence ... - Read More

High-tech mirror beams heat away from buildings into space

Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings even on sunny days by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space A new ultrathin multilayered material ... - Read More
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