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Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life according to new research by UCL chemists The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have ... - Read More

Silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array

The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity even though it's used in very small amounts The group works with the precious ... - Read More

Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt NiFeCrCo and may play a role in giving ... - Read More

From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure Their work is published in Physical Review Letters ... - Read More

Chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand'

In an effort that reaches back to the 19th century laboratories of Europe a discovery by University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry The study published ... - Read More

2-D semiconductor comes clean: Performance dramatically improved

In 2013 James Hone Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene highly conducting two dimensional 2D carbon by ... - Read More

A 'pin ball machine' for atoms and photons

A team of physicists from MPQ Caltech and ICFO proposes the combination of nano photonics with ultracold atoms for simulating quantum many body systems and creating new states of matter Ultracold atoms in the so ... - Read More

Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with nano 'sandwich'

The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny sandwiches made of nanosheets according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University Gurpreet Singh assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ... - Read More

Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong conductive fibers or transistors Rice materials scientist Enrique Barrera and his colleagues used atomic level ... - Read More

How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor

An international research team led by Professor Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes*1 which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature Tc ... - Read More

Widest possible photosynthesis, absorbing any color of sunlight, from oranges through near-infrared

In 2005 scientists studying tiny sac like creatures called sea squirts found bacteria containing two types of chlorophyll a and b in cavities inside the squirts' tissues These two pigments were soaking up most of ... - Read More

Pick a Color, Any Color

the violets indigos blues green yellows and oranges All that filtered through the squirts was deep red light So the scientists were surprised to discover a film of photosynthesizing microbes on the underside of the ... - Read More

From tobacco to cyberwood

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time We mimic nature to develop new technologies with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials Planes are modelled on birds and many ... - Read More

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields

There are electrical signals in the nervous system the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science Researchers from the ... - Read More

Novel plastic could spur new green energy applications, 'artificial muscles'

A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed This ability has been used in small ways but now researchers are coaxing fibers of the ... - Read More

Magnetic quantum crystals

In experiments with ultracold rubidium atoms MPQ scientists create magnetic quantum crystals made of gigantic Rydberg atoms Materials with a defined crystal structure are a familiar phenomenon in condensed matter physics A crystal exhibits a ... - Read More

Novel Plastic Could Spur New Green Energy Applications, 'Artificial Muscles'

Voit needs to make them more powerful One approach for accomplishing this was developed by a UT Dallas colleague Ray Baughman Ph D took a bundle of nylon fibers about the width of ten strands ... - Read More

Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering

Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties making the production of high performance optoelectronic devices more efficient according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials The ... - Read More

Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More
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