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(Forschungszentrum Juelich) Scientists from the Ernst Ruska-Centre used a transmission electron microscope to record almost 3,500 images in 3.5 seconds for the reconstruction of a 3-D electron tomogram. Previously, 10 to 60 minutes and a ten-fold greater electron dose were required to record such image sequences. The new capability is particularly suitable for examining cells, bacteria, viruses and dynamic processes, such as chemical reactions and... More
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(Umea University) Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material could be important for the further development of organic solar cells. The results have been published in the scientific journal ACS Nano.
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(Forschungszentrum Juelich) Electron orbitals provide information on the whereabouts of the electrons in atoms and molecules. Scientists from the University of Graz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have now succeeded in experimentally recording these structures in all three dimensions. They achieved this by further developing a method they had already applied two years ago to make these orbitals visible in ... More
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT have created tiny pores in single sheets of graphene that have an array of preferences and characteristics similar to those of ion channels in living cells.
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(ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences) In the recent work published today in Nature Nanotechnology, the research group led by professor at ICFO Frank Koppens has shown that a two-dimensional crystal, combined with graphene, has the capability to detect optical pulses with a response faster than 10 picoseconds, while maintaining a high efficiency.
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(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents that can harm the environment, but scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found a 'greener' way to control the assembly of photovoltaic polymers in water using a surfactant -- a det... More
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(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineering applied physics professor Nanfang Yu has won the prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award, which will support his work on metasurface-based flat optical modulators, using strong interactions between light and 2-D-structured materials to control light at will. Yu hopes to demonstrate spatial light modulators -- high-speed and lightweight optoelectronic devices -- that... More
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(University of Miami) We Robot 2016 is a conference at the intersection of the law, policy, and technology of robotics, to be held in Coral Gables, Florida on April 1-2, 2016. We Robot is now in its fifth year, returning to the University of Miami School of Law after being hosted by the University of Washington Stanford Law School last April. The conference website is http://robots.law.miami.edu/2016.
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IBM Research has announced a "major engineering breakthrough" that could lead to carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors in future computing technologies. As transistors shrink in size, electrical resistance increases within the contacts, which impedes performance. So IBM researchers invented a metallurgical process similar to microscopic welding that chemically binds the contact's metal (molybdenum) atoms to the
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Materials scientists from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have discovered a way to make organic (carbon-based) semiconductors more powerful and efficient by creating “light antennas.” The thin, pole-like devices could absorb light from all directions, an improvement over today’s wide, flat panels that can only absorb light from one surface. The breakthrough was in
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Brown University scientists have developed a "mini-brain" — an accessible method for making a working sphere of central nervous system tissue and providing an inexpensive, easy-to-make 3-D testbed for biomedical research such as drug testing, testing neural tissue transplants, or experimenting with how stem cells work. (No, they don't think. Yet.) Mini-brains (cortical neural spheroids)
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(Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have arrived at how what is known as time-reversal symmetry can break in one class of superconducting material. The results have been published in the highly ranked Nature Physics journal, which also put the Chalmers researchers' study on the cover.
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(World Scientific) A novel micro-technology, which captures the electrical power generated by the photosynthesis and respiration of blue-green algae.
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(National University of Singapore) The National University of Singapore launched a new research initiative called the NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation to further develop research capacity and capabilities in the emerging and fast-growing field, which has the potential to be the next engine for economic growth for technologically advanced countries, including Singapore.
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Researchers at the University of Twente in The Netherlands have designed and demonstrated working electronic logic circuits produced using methods that resemble Darwinian evolution and neural networks like the human brain. In a radical "designless" approach, the researchers used a 200-nanometer-wide cluster of 20-nanometer gold nanoparticles. They applied a series of voltages to eight electrodes
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A brain prosthesis designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss has been developed by researchers at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The prosthesis, which uses a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated in human patients. The device builds
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The first atomically thin 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites have been created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers, adding to the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices. However, unlike the other contenders,
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The National Institutes of Health and the Kavli Foundation separately announced today (Oct. 1, 2015) commitments totaling $185 million in new funds supporting the BRAIN Initiative* — research aimed at deepening our understanding of the brain and brain-related disorders, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. The NIH announced today its
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A new approach to increasing solar-cell panel efficiency using an "invisibility cloak" has been developed by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Up to one tenth of the surface area of solar cells is typically covered by "contact fingers" that extract current generated by solar cells. The fingers block some of the
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A new test that detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals has been developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Current tests aren’t sensitive enough to detect low virus levels or are limited to detecting only those viruses suspected of being responsible for a patient’s illness. “With this test, you
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Viruses are actually living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report in a study that traces viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor cells existed in the forms recognized today. The new findings appear in an open-access paper in the journal Science Advances. Some scientists have argued that
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(Toyohashi University of Technology) Toyohashi Tech researchers in cooperation with researchers at the National Institute of Technology, Kurume College have demonstrated the formation of composite nanoparticles of luminescent ZnO quantum dots and polymer by dispersion polymerization in supercritical CO2. Embedding quantum dots in polymeric matrices enhances their stability and prevents agglomeration. This research shows that the supercritical-flui... More
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(University of Southern California) The US Department of Energy has awarded an $8 million grant to USC Viterbi to create a center to pioneer discoveries in nanomaterials.
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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a new bioinspired process using self-assembling organic molecules that can develop into complex tubular tissue-like structures. The process could lead to creating synthetic tissues that emulate veins, arteries, or even the blood-brain barrier, and that exhibit dynamic behaviors found in biological tissues like growth, morphogenesis,
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A new procedure that can mimic the complex fine structure of biological composite materials, such as teeth or seashells, has been developed by ETH Zurich researchers. It could allow for creating synthetic materials that are as hard and tough as their natural counterparts. The secret of these hard natural biomaterials is in their unique fine
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