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Study confirms that cuprate materials have fluctuating stripes that may be linked to high-temperature superconductivity

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:21
These stripes of electron spin and charge are exciting because of their possible link to a phenomenon that could transform society by making electrical transmission nearly 100 percent efficient.

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Spins line up for data duty

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:01
Electric fields produced by structural mismatches between two materials could be harnessed to manage data in spintronic devices.

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Researchers advance nanotechnology technique to detect ovarian cancer

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:20
Scientists use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success.

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Deducing the properties of a new form of diamond

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:47
Simple model used to compute elasticity of newly synthesized glassy diamond.

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Scientists visualize structure of key DNA repair component with near-atomic resolution

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:38
At the first hint of DNA damage, a protein known as an ATR kinase activates the cell's built-in repair system. Scientists have now imaged this protein at unprecedented resolution, and are beginning to understand its response to DNA damage.

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Squeezing light into a tiny channel brings optical computing a step closer

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:32
By forcing light to go through a smaller gap than ever before, researchers have paved the way for computers based on light instead of electronics.

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Designing a golden nanopill

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:22
Researcher uses supercomputers to explore optical properties of plasmonic nanovesicles for drug delivery and investigations of molecules in the brain.

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Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:12
By using bacterial flagella as a template for silica, researchers have demonstrated an easier way to make propulsion systems for nanoscale swimming robots.

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Neutrophil-inspired propulsion (w/video)

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:06
Researchers have developed a novel system that enables aggregates composed of magnetised particles to roll along a channel in a combined acoustic and magnetic field.

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A molecular zipper for efficient gas separation

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:42
Metal-organic frameworks with chains of iron centers adsorb and release carbon monoxide with very little energy input.

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Photosynthesis without cells: Turning light into fuel

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:36
An entirely human-made architecture produces hydrogen fuel using light, shows promise for transmitting energy in numerous applications.

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Craters on graphene: Electrons impact

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:29
Novel defect control in graphene enables direct imaging of trapped electrons that follow Einstein's rules.

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Lighting the way to switch chemical reaction pathways

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:04
Could the manufacture of the integrated circuits and chips for our everyday electronic devices be made simpler, safer and cheaper simply by being able to switch coloured light on and off?

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High-yield production of intrinsic and defect-free MoS2 and WS2 2-D sheets

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:36
Researchers report report a general strategy for the high-yield production of MoS2 and WS2 quantum sheets with intrinsic and defect-free characteristics, which was achieved by sequential combination of salt-assisted ball-milling and sonication-assisted solvent exfoliation of the bulk materials.

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A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:16
Physicists have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms.

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Nanostructure of the sea urchin spines inspires better cement

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:46
Based on the nanostructure of the sea urchin spines, researchers develop cement that is significantly more fracture-resistant.

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'Swiss army knife' nanovaccine carries multiple weapons to battle tumors

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:40
Vaccine stimulates multi-pronged immune attack, inhibits tumor-induced immune suppression.

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Surprisingly fast heat flow from graphene to its surrounding

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:51
Researchers have recently succeeded in observing and following, in real-time, the way in which heat transport occurs in van der Waals stacks, which consist of graphene encapsulated by the dielectric two-dimensional material hexagonal BN.

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Magnetoelectric material shows promise as memory for electronics

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:45
In new research, scientists describe not only their unique process for making a high-quality magnetoelectric material, but exactly how and why it works.

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Watching a quantum material lose its stripes

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 20:38
Study uses terahertz laser pulses to reveal ultrafast coupling of atomic-scale patterns.

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