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Building quantum states with individual silicon atoms

Building, Silicon
By introducing individual silicon atom 'defects' using a scanning tunnelling microscope scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have coupled single atoms to form quantum states Share This See Also Physics Graphene Quantum Physics Quantum ... - Read More

Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

Research could improve heat dissipation in 3-D systems

Heat
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA contract to develop three dimensional chip cooling technology able to handle heat loads as much as ten times greater ... - Read More

Fighting listeria and other food-borne illnesses with nanobiotechnology

Nanobiotechnology
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria including listeria in food handling and packaging This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical ... - Read More

Bioglass helping to mend bones

Polymer
Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and ... - Read More

3-D scaffolds a new tool to fight cancer

cancer
Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics Share This See Also Cancer Brain Tumor Lung Cancer Biochemistry ... - Read More

Embedding photovoltaic modules more quickly

The market for solar modules is highly competitive For this reason companies must save on costs such as by using a new process It embeds the cells twice as fast into their protective plastic sheathing ... - Read More

Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales: Tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes

Fluid, Nanometer
Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it were a soda straw It turns out that if you were ... - Read More

Sorting out Parkinson's protein structure: Computer modeling may offer hints for new drug-design strategies

Structure, Protein structure, Structure, protein structure
Clumps of proteins that accumulate in brain cells are a hallmark of neurological diseases such as dementia Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease Over the past several years there has been much controversy over the structure ... - Read More

Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'

Chemical industry
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles and it ... - Read More

Inorganic materials display massive and instantaneous swelling and shrinkage

Inorganic
The first observation of massive swelling and shrinkage of inorganic layered materials like a biological cell provides insights into the production of two dimensional crystals Share This See Also Materials Science Civil Engineering Weapons Technology ... - Read More

Artificial spleen to treat bloodstream infections: Sepsis therapeutic device under development

to treat, Therapeutic
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA to further advance a blood cleansing technology ... - Read More

Researchers engineer plant cell walls to boost sugar yields for biofuels

sugar
When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth For thousands of years it ... - Read More

'Waste heat' may economize CO2 capture

Heat
In some of the first results from a federally funded initiative to find new ways of capturing carbon dioxide CO2 from coal fired power plants Rice University scientists have found that CO2 can be removed ... - Read More

Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More

Even graphene has weak spots

Materials, materials
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More

Laser the size of a virus particle: Miniature laser operates at room temperature and defies the diffraction limit of light

Laser, Laser
A Northwestern University research team has found a way to manufacture single laser devices that are the size of a virus particle and that operate at room temperature These plasmonic nanolasers could be readily integrated ... - Read More

New type of solar structure cools buildings in full sunlight

Sunlight, Structure, Structure, Sunlight
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings cars and other structures ... - Read More

Imaging methodology reveals nano details not seen before: Understanding nanoparticles at atomic scale in 3-D could improve materials

Atomic, Nano
A team of scientists from the University of California Los Angeles UCLA and Northwestern University has produced 3 D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new details of ... - Read More

Engineers enable 'bulk' silicon to emit visible light for the first time

Time, Silicon
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics Photonic computing where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information could surpass those limitations but the components of such computers ... - Read More
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