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A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Silicon
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More

Engineers show feasibility of superfast materials: 'Organic topological insulators' for quantum computing

Topological
University of Utah engineers demonstrated it is feasible to build the first organic materials that conduct electricity on their edges but act as an insulator inside These materials called organic topological insulators could shuttle information ... - Read More

Team creates MRI for the nanoscale: Level comparable to an atomic force microscope

MRI, Atomic
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI reveals details of living tissues diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x rays or surgery What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms Doctors ... - Read More

Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell

cell, Light, Light, cell
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More

Photonics: Deconstructed nanosensors light the way forward

A flexible design approach for nanosensors that overcomes practicality and reliability issues is now available Share This See Also Optics Materials Science Nanotechnology Biochemistry Nature of Water Chemistry Optics Spectroscopy Quantum dot Doppler effect Metal ... - Read More

What green algae are up to in the dark

Green
How green algae produce hydrogen in the dark is reported by biologists at the Ruhr Universität Bochum in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Biologists have uncovered a mechanism for the production of the gas which ... - Read More

World's most sensitive plasmon resonance sensor inspired by ancient Roman cup

Resonance, Resonance
Utilizing optical characteristics first demonstrated by the ancient Romans researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have created a novel ultra sensitive tool for chemical DNA and protein analysis Share This See Also ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Heat-resistant biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Environmental hazards or energy solutions? Geophysicists size up energy resources, carbon capture and fracking

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda half truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources according to delegates at ... - Read More

New material promises better solar cells

New material
Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology show that a recently discovered class of materials can be used to create a new kind of solar cell Share This See Also Materials Science Solar Energy Graphene ... - Read More

Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions

Coal, Emissions
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new energy efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide then releases it when exposed to sunlight Share This See Also Organic Chemistry ... - Read More

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost

Gas
Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and if exposed to the surface when long frozen soils melt and collapse can release climate warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much ... - Read More

Understanding microbes blowing in the wind

Bacteria, bacteria
With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology U S Department of Agriculture USDA scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds The ... - Read More

Fluorescent label sheds light on radioactive contamination

Radioactive contamination
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to detect caesium contamination on a scale of millimetres enabling the detection of small areas of radioactive contamination Share This See Also Weapons Technology Chemistry Materials Science Inorganic ... - Read More

Scientists create 'building block' of quantum networks

Building
A proof of concept device that could pave the way for on chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US Share This See Also Optics Physics Quantum Physics ... - Read More

New light shed on the mysteries of spider silk

Light, Light
Researcher and team are the first to measure all of the elastic properties of an intact spider's web drawing a remarkable picture of the behavior of one of nature's most intriguing structures The work could ... - Read More

Implants make light work of fixing broken bones

Artificial bone created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs Share This See Also Osteoporosis Bone and Spine Stem Cells Materials Science Biochemistry Chemistry Bone Bone ... - Read More

Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae, study finds

Nitrogen
Nitrogen in ocean waters fuels the growth of two tiny but toxic phytoplankton species that are harmful to marine life and human health warns a new study published in the Journal of Phycology Share This ... - Read More

Lungs of the planet reveal their true sensitivity to global warming

Global warming, Global warming
Tropical rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen But the amount of carbon dioxide that rainforests absorb or produce varies hugely with ... - Read More
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