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magnetic fields

The Biermann Battery Effect: Spontaneous Generation of Magnetic Fields and Their...

The Science When hot, ionized gases known as plasmas in the interstellar media collide, the electron density and temperature...
oxidative stress

Scientists Discover New Protection Against Oxidative Stress

Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović...
Ultra-light glovesvideo

Ultra-Light Gloves Let Users “Touch” Virtual Objects

Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking to create technology that lets users touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects, while feeling like...
electrogenic bacteria

Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret: They Produce Electricity

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer...
wood-metal foam hybrid

New Wood-Metal Hybrid for Lightweight Construction

Wood foam and metal sponge – can they be combined? That was the question that experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut...
metal alloy

Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy in the World Engineered at Sandia National...

If you’re ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at...
metallic hydrogen

Researchers Unravel More Mysteries of Metallic Hydrogen

Metallic hydrogen is one of the rarest materials on Earth, yet more than 80 percent of planets—including Jupiter, Saturn, and hundreds of extrasolar planets—are...
local-conductivity atomic force microscopy

Conductive or Not – Nano-Switches for Computers of the Future Are...

A team of German and Polish scientists has for the first time mapped the conductivity of metal oxide surfaces at atomic resolution at Forschungszentrum...
oxygen photosynthesis

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently illuminated...
Injection Needles

Imaging the Inside of Injection Needles with Neutrons

Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, the University of Basel and the company F. Hoffmann-La Roche have found out why proper storage is...
lithium metal batteries

Discovery Could Make Ultra-Powerful Batteries Safer, More Efficient

From smartphones to electric vehicles, many of today’s technologies run on lithium ion batteries. That means that consumers have to keep their chargers handy....
Scoliosis

Scientists Develop Elastic Metal Rods to Treat Scoliosis

The authors sought to develop an industrial technology for the production of metal rod stocks which are used in the production of modern bone implants, and in particular, for treatment...
3D Metal Printing

Digital 3D Metal Printing Opens up New World for Industry

DTU Mechanical Engineering has received EUR 1.1 million from Innovation Fund Denmark for a new project to identify how a 3D-printed part will behave during production and...
cancer drugs

Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects: Fresh Insight

Cancer drugs activated by light, minimizing toxic side-effects, are a step closer thanks to new research from University of Warwick and Monash University...
Memristors

Thanks for the Memory: NIST Takes a Deep Look at Memristors

In the race to build a computer that mimics the massive computational power of the human brain, researchers are increasingly turning to memristors, which...
batteries

Using Crumpled Graphene Balls to Make Better Batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself,...
solar cells

Perovskite Solar Cells: Mesoporous Interface Mitigates the Impact of Defects

In only a few years, efficiencies of perovskite solar cells have been raised from 3 per cent to more than 20 per cent. What...
molecular wires

Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now...
SJeva

TANAKA Begins Shipments of SJeva, a Newly-developed, High-Quality Au Deposition Material

Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Akira Tanae) announces the start of sample shipments of SJeva, a newly-developed,...
transistor

Nanostructured Gate Dielectric Boosts Stability of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

The new structure gives thin-film transistors stability comparable to those made with inorganic materials, allowing them to operate in ambient conditions – even underwater....