Physicists understand perfectly well why a fridge magnet sticks to certain metallic surfaces But there are more exotic forms of magnetism whose properties remain unclear despite decades of intense research An important step towards filling ... - Read More
In pioneering new research at Columbia University scientists have grown high quality crystals of molybdenum disulfide MoS2 the world's thinnest semiconductor and studied how these crystals stitch together at the atomic scale to form continuous ... - Read More
Research teams from UW Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality An on going collaboration between ... - Read More
A revelation of how photoreceptive cells in the eye distinguish between different light sources could pave the way for a novel class of optical devices Millions of years of evolution have molded our eyes into ... - Read More
In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere referred ... - Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale meaning the films are only one atom thick The technique can be used ... - Read More
Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
A new slow motion method of controlling the synthesis of polymers which takes inspiration from both trees and Celtic Knots opens up new possibilities in areas including medical devices drug delivery elastics and adhesives Scientists ... - Read More
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate over 100 percent in areas of the West ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface The technique could find applications in drug delivery cell therapy and related biological ... - Read More
Positively charged gold nanoparticles are usually toxic to cells but cancer cells somehow manage to avoid nanoparticle toxicity Mayo Clinic researchers found out why and determined how to make the nanoparticles effective against ovarian cancer ... - Read More
Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket The technology for these devices may not be so far off Northwestern University researchers have recently developed a ... - Read More
but during heavy exercise cotton can get soaked making it clingy and uncomfortable A paper describing the research was published recently in the journal Lab on a Chip The work was funded in part by ... - Read More
The miniaturization of electronics continues to create unprecedented capabilities in computer and communications applications enabling handheld wireless devices with tremendous computing performance operating on battery power This same miniaturization of electronic systems is also creating ... - Read More
One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small one nanometer is about five atoms wide 100 000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair they are ... - Read More
Nanotechnology draws on the fabrication of nanostructures Scientists have now succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled moustache Their method might lead the way to the formation ... - Read More
U of T Engineering researchers working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University have published new insights into how materials transfer heat which could lead eventually to smaller more powerful electronic devices Integrated circuits and other ... - Read More
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that DNA linker strands coax nano sized rods to line up in way unlike any other spontaneous arrangement of rod shaped objects ... - Read More
Among its many talents silver is an antibiotic Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants Other materials do the same for salt In recent years environmental engineers have sought ... - Read More
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