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New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells which are candidates for low ... - Read More

Boston's leaky pipes release high levels of heat-trapping methane

Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground That's essentially what happens every day with the aging system ... - Read More

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

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

New 'microcapsules' have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London QMUL could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue The research was funded by Arthritis ... - 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

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement

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

Team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image

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

New high-speed 3-D microscope -- SCAPE -- gives deeper view of living things

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

Peat fire emissions may shed light on climate change

Wildfires which send hot flames and smoke high into the air create black carbon emissions associated with climate change and risk to human health Carbon emissions from wildfires in the contiguous U S are expected ... - Read More

NASA satellite set to get the dirt on Earth's soil moisture

A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880 according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA scientists The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record with the exception ... - Read More

Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells

Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists The researchers describe their novel perovskite silicon solar cell ... - Read More

Chemical analysis of ancient rocks reveals earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere: Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks by an international team led by McGill University researchers has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere The results show that the air 4 billion ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

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

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

Extra-short nanowires best for brain

If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain either for research purposes or to treat diseases it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less ... - Read More

A new step towards using graphene in electronic applications

Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has This is largely due to ... - Read More

DNA 'smart glue' could someday be used to build tissues, organs

DNA molecules provide the source code for life in humans plants animals and some microbes But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold together ... - Read More

Two-dimensional metamaterial surface manipulates light

A single layer of metallic nanostructures has been designed fabricated and tested by a team of Penn State electrical engineers that can provide exceptional capabilities for manipulating light This engineered surface which consists of a ... - Read More

Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially Early detection of autism in children is the ... - Read More
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