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Magnetic nanoparticles could allow brain stimulation without wires

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons which could be an effective treatment for a variety ... - Read More

Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

Lithium ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics from portable gadgets to electric cars But much to the frustration of consumers none of these batteries last long without a recharge Now scientists report in ... - Read More

Polymers designed for protection

Today's Soldiers rely on polymers as part of their protective systems Polymers are molecular chains that can vary from a few linked monomers to millions of chemical units With highly tunable properties and versatile processing ... - Read More

Graphene: A new tool for fighting cavities and gum disease?

Dental diseases which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth are among the most common health problems in the world Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is ... - Read More

Physics of clouds: Long-held ideas about turbulence disproven

In 1941 Russian physicist Andrey Kolmogorov developed a theory of turbulence that has served as the basic foundation for our understanding of this important naturally occurring phenomenon Turbulence occurs when fluid flow is characterized by ... - Read More

Mystery of the dancing droplets solved

A puzzling observation pursued through hundreds of experiments has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery under certain circumstances droplets of fluid will move like performers in a dance choreographed by molecular physics ... - Read More

Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon

The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles How were molecules created How did they assemble into large structures Among the conundrums the homochirality phenomenon upon which amino acids and sugars ... - Read More

Combination therapy best for low-grade brain tumors, clinical trial suggests

New clinical trial findings provide further evidence that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy is the best treatment for people with a low grade form of brain cancer The findings come from a phase II study ... - Read More

Microbial soil cleanup at Fukushima

Proteins from salt loving halophilic microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan The publication of the X ... - Read More

Fading orange-red in Van Gogh's paintings

Red lead is most familiar to us in orange red rustproof paint Artists have treasured the brilliant color of this pigment for their paintings since ancient times However various aging processes cause discoloration of the ... - Read More

New formula for identifying suitable graphene substrate

Physicists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a criterion with which scientists can seek suitable substrate materials for graphene in a targeted way Interactions with the substrate material often lead to a loss of the amazing ... - Read More

Process for improving durability of glass identified

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris have identified a method for manufacturing longer lasting and stronger forms of glass The ... - Read More

Researchers snap-shot fastest observations of superconductivity yet

An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron level properties of superconductors setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field The scientists from ... - Read More

Longer life cycle for lithium-ion batteries?

Lithium ion batteries are common in consumer electronics They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics with a high energy density no memory effect and only a slow loss ... - Read More

Toward Methuselah: Long-living lighting devices

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal Chemical Science Lighting technology is in a state of change The old ... - Read More

Secrets of surfaces' wrinkling, folding, creasing and delaminating are unraveled

The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little too long But exactly why layered materials sometimes form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another or ... - Read More

Electrons in slow motion

At the origin of the properties of high temperature superconductors lies a phenomenon that is too fast to be observed experimentally with conventional methods A team of scientists from different research centres including the Milan ... - Read More

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'

Caltech scientists inspired by a chemical process found in leaves have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel When ... - Read More

Ultrathin polymer insulators key to low-power soft electronics

A group of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAIST developed a high performance ultrathin polymeric insulator for field effect transistors FETs The researchers used vaporized monomers to form polymeric films ... - Read More

Understanding why a material's behavior changes as it gets smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More
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