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Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
Electronics Laboratory

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed...
Semiconductor, acoustic device, optical devices, Hybrid Electrolyte, electrical bistability, nanomagnets, magnetic circuits, capacitor, data storage, Transistors, Transistor, Electricity, solar cells, Ultrasound, Nucleation processes, micro robot

New Oxide and Semiconductor Combination Builds New Device Potential

Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting...
business model, supply chain, vloyen

New Business Platform “Moves the Cheese”

Vloyen disrupts the status quo, changing the game and introducing something new
Sugar Shortage

Survival Strategy of Messenger RNAs During Cellular Sugar Shortage

If a cell encounters a stress situation, whether it is due to nutrient restriction or osmotic shock, the cell reacts immediately to ensure its...

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect “Sonar” Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot...
quantum radio

‘Quantum Radio’ May Aid Communications and Mapping Indoors, Underground and Underwater

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications and mapping in locations where GPS...
solar window

Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation...

Feathers and Whiskers Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma Devices

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to prevent plasma — the hot, charged...
integrated circuits

Carving out Circuits That Click into Place

A strategy for assembly of electronic systems—especially the flexible structures needed for high-performance devices of the future—uses integrated circuits as Lego-like building blocks. “This...

‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...

Quantum Coupling

Today’s quantum technologies are set to revolutionize information processing, communications, and sensor technology in the coming decades. The basic building blocks of future quantum...
porous nanoparticles

Particle Size Matters for Porous Building Blocks

Porous particles of calcium and silicate show potential as building blocks for a host of applications like self-healing materials, bone-tissue engineering, drug delivery, insulation,...

Research Reveals How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused...

Ocean Acidification Poses Looming Threat to Corals

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have revealed that boron isotope ratios in skeletons of long-lived reef-building corals, calledPorites, in the...

Three Kinds of Information from a Single X-Ray Measurement

Whatever the size of mobile phones or computers are, the way in which such electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials....

Biomimetics Can Replace Dysfunctional Body Cells

One of the many ways science is going to find new solutions is biomimetics - also called “bionik" - where you try to imitate...