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Run, cheetah, run: New algorithm enables cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass

Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds As it ramps up to top ... - Read More

First water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy

From cell phones to cars and flashlights batteries play an important role in everyday life Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency Now for the first time using ... - Read More

For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry Yet transistors the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the ... - Read More

Scientists twist radio beams to send data: Transmissions reach speeds of 32 gigibits per second

Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard of speeds scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go ... - Read More

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster: Researchers continue working to safeguard shoreline

An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout It's the first time such an estimate was ... - Read More

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits antennas ... - Read More

Three's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time thanks in part to superfast super efficient single photon detectors developed by ... - Read More

Rolling 'neat' nanotube fibers: Acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat but Rice University scientists are making them neat literally The single walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a ... - Read More

High Flux Isotope Reactor Named Nuclear Historic Landmark

The High Flux Isotope Reactor or HFIR now in its 48th year of providing neutrons for research and isotope production at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been designated a Nuclear Historic ... - Read More

Excitonic dark states shed light on TMDC atomic layers: New promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide TMDC materials the two dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise ... - Read More

A Mexican plant could lend the perfume industry more green credibility

The mere whiff of a dreamy perfume can help conjure new feelings or stir a longing for the past But the creation of these alluring scents from the high end to the commonplace can also ... - Read More

Advancing understanding of graphene's friction properties

An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene the Nobel prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms ... - Read More

Chemical detection: A purer solution

A separation method that isolates protein protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides Fluorescence based detection of pesticides and other environmentally harmful chemicals is limited by the ability of current ... - Read More

How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease revealed at the nanoscale

University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could ... - Read More

World's largest DNA origami created

Researchers from North Carolina State University Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics These origami can ... - Read More

First graphene-based flexible display produced

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic the first time graphene has been used in a transistor based flexible device The ... - Read More

'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems

Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter The researchers are not shining light through crystal they are transforming light into ... - Read More

Miniature light-emitting devices and optical sensors: Pesky insect inspires practical technology

In our vain human struggle to kill flies our hands and swatters often come up lacking This is due to no fault of our own but rather to flies' compound eyes Arranged in a hexagonal ... - Read More

Ultra sensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor: Potential for single-molecule detection

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single molecule detection Move over graphene An atomically thin two dimensional ultrasensitive semiconductor ... - Read More

Looking deep inside a working lithium-ion battery

For the first time researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium ion battery Using a neutron beam chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University ... - Read More
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