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Toward 'Greener,' Inexpensive Solar Cells

Sep 29 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels But conventional panels are not without environmental costs too Now scientists are reporting in the Journal ... - Read More

World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector, What to Expect From the Coming Quantum Era and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a trick of nature have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE 2007 BLG 349 ... - Read More

In Bird Feathers, Scientists Find Hints About Color of Extinct Animals

Sep 24 2016 In order to discover the true colors of ancient animals scientists are using X rays to closely examine the chemical details of modern bird feathers The researchers were able to map elements ... - Read More

On-surface chemistry leads to novel products

On surface chemical reactions can lead to novel chemical compounds not yet synthesized by solution chemistry The first step second step and third step products can be analyzed in detail using a high resolution atomic ... - Read More

Meet Bethany Jochim: Physics Doctoral Student Studies Laser-Molecule Interactions

where she earned her bachelor's degree Nevertheless Jochim maintains that her highest accomplishment is simply continuing to learn As an experimentalist you need to hone plenty of skills from learning how to operate all the ... - Read More

Down the rabbit hole: How electrons travel through exotic new material

Researchers at Princeton University have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface in these ... - Read More

'Sticky waves: ' molecular interactions at the nanoscale

Like the gravitational forces that are responsible for the attraction between the Earth and the moon as well as the dynamics of the entire solar system there exist attractive forces between objects at the nanoscale ... - Read More

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

On your car windshield ice is a nuisance But on an airplane a wind turbine an oil rig or power line it can be downright dangerous And removing it with the methods that are available ... - Read More

UEA Scientists Pave Way for New Generation of Superbug Drugs

Released 18 Feb 2016 11 05 AM ESTEmbargo expired 22 Feb 2016 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of East Anglia Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature February ... - Read More

A metal that behaves like water

Graphene is going to change the world or so we've been told Since its discovery a decade ago scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics ... - Read More

Hot find: Tightly spaced objects could exchange millions of times more heat

The sun's warmth crosses millions of miles of empty space to create a summer day a campfire roasts marshmallows from several feet away Scientists have understood the mathematics behind this ghostly transfer of heat since ... - Read More

Buildings wrapped in high-efficiency, flexible solar cells? It could happen

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power ... - Read More

Study Reveals Proteins Most Associated With Aging

Released 29 Jan 2016 1 05 PM ESTSource Newsroom Stony Brook University more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations StructureJan 30 2016 STONY BROOK N ... - Read More

Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second

Two University of California Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period The development could ... - Read More

Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future

Researchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components These components will be essential for high speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of the future which will ... - Read More

New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot electrically ... - Read More

Self-stacking nanogrids

Since the 1960s computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography But in the past five years chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light which has required some ingenious modifications ... - Read More

Six PNNL Scientists Among Select Group of Highly Cited Authors

Released 21 Dec 2015 1 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Pacific Northwest National Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 23 2015 RICHLAND Wash – ... - Read More

Atom-Sized Craters Make a Catalyst Much More Active

Released 23 Nov 2015 1 20 PM ESTSource Newsroom SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory more news from this source Add to Favorites Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations H Li et al Nature ... - Read More

Snake Venom Could Make Surgery Safer for Patients on Blood Thinners

a problem when trying to heal surgical incisions To override batroxobin's tendency to disperse the researchers paired it with sticky nanofibers to make the enzyme stay put The therapy which was tested on rats treated ... - Read More
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