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Ion duet offers tunable module for quantum simulator

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control NIST's ion duet described in ... - Read More

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future for quantum computing

Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum ... - Read More

Technique simplifies creation of high-tech crystals

Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high powered lenses specialized optics and potentially computers that manipulate light instead of electricity But producing these crystals by current techniques such ... - Read More

Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

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

Eco-pottery product from water treatment sludge

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

Dream come true for chemists? Creating organic zeolites

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

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists the ability to convert sunlight into a clean efficient alternative fuel Purdue University physicists are ... - Read More

How to power California with wind, water and sun

New Stanford research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices Imagine a smog free Los Angeles where electric cars ... - Read More

Solar energy gets a boost: 'Singlet fission' can increase solar cell efficiency by as much as 30 percent

A perspective article published last month by University of California Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice an honor only a handful of research papers receive The ... - Read More

Getting a charge out of water droplets: Water jumping from a superhydrophobic surface can be harnessed to produce electricity

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

New materials for future green tech devices

From your hot car to your warm laptop every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat But thermoelectric devices which convert heat to electricity and vice ... - Read More

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer ball shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research Now there appears to be a new ball on the pitch Researchers from Brown ... - Read More

Cheap, highly efficient solar cells: A new stable and cost-cutting type of perovskite solar cell

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

Labs characterize carbon for lithion-ion batteries

Lithium ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics ... - Read More

Scientists experimentally re-create conditions deep inside giant planets, such as Jupiter and many exo-planets

Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets such as Jupiter Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system Researchers ... - Read More

Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine

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

Efficient structures help build a sustainable future

When envisioning a new structure engineers often have to balance design choices against the environmental impact of materials used It is estimated that 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gases are produced by the construction ... - Read More

Deep within spinach leaves, vibrations enhance efficiency of photosynthesis

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers ... - Read More

Technology produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel cheaply using carbon nanotubes

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean burning hydrogen fuel a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels A new technology based on ... - Read More

Fuel cells for powering homes

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
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