Released 1 Aug 2014 9 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 7 Aug 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More
By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More
Scientists have long known that a molecule's behavior depends on its environment Taking advantage of this phenomenon a group of researchers at the University of Chicago developed a new technique to map microscopic environments using ... - Read More
DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them e g useful for gene sequencing techniques Cristian Micheletti professor ... - Read More
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals a swirling fluid like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another The findings could be used to improve the durability ... - Read More
Sludge obtained from water treatment plants were studied as suitable materials to be used in the pottery industry to make suitable pottery products Sludge is a by product of water treatment Sludge is produced during ... - Read More
Yushan Yan Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware is known for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering environmental sustainability and electronics His early academic work focused on zeolites porous rock ... - Read More
Quantum computers have yet to materialise Ye scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster One such approach relies on quantum dots a kind of artificial atom easily controlled by ... - Read More
Last year MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation they can gain electric charge in the process Now the same team has demonstrated that this process can ... - Read More
Perovskite solar cells show tremendous promise in propelling solar power into the marketplace The cells use a hole transportation layer which promotes the efficient movement of electrical current after exposure to sunlight However manufacturing the ... - Read More
The one cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin Madison lab is connected to a life support system of pipes tubes ducts and cables You might think that the engine resembles ... - Read More
A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres including SISSA used a technique based on applying short flashes of light to observe and analyse ... - Read More
One of the applications that fuel cells may have is the supplying of homes with electrical power When considering applications of this type that call for greater power a research group in the UPV EHU's ... - Read More
A crucial piece of the puzzle behind nature's ability to split the water molecule during photosynthesis that could help advance the development of artificial photosynthesis for clean green and renewable energy has been provided by ... - Read More
Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high density next generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with ... - Read More
Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them its type and intensity and ... - Read More
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold and vice versa To do so a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly A new method simply applies this property as a ... - Read More
Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley Lab and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas phase molecules into solid particles like soot ... - Read More
The impact of the greenhouse gas CO2 on Earth's temperature is well established by climate models and temperature records over the past 100 years as well as coupled records of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature ... - Read More
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