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electron viscosity

How to make electrons behave like a liquid

Analysis predicts exotic behaviors such as “negative resistance,” based on fluid-like effects.
heterostructures

Ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technological applications 

Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two...
Gravitational Waves

After 100 years Einstein’s gravitational wave prediction proven

LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes
sneezing

Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade, not a simple spray

High-speed imaging shows how fluid breaks apart in air, may be useful in identifying super-spreaders.
biopathway

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into ‘green’ products 

Process could enable biomanufacturing of 1 billion pounds of spandex each year
hydrogen

Researchers seek efficient means of splitting water

Photovoltaics promise to help meet our energy needs by turning sunlight into electricity. We can’t run everything that way, but with a little tweaking,...
batteries

Room temp lithium metal batteries closer to reality

Although superior to today’s workhorse, lithium-ion technology, rechargeable lithium metal batteries are not in common use today because, when recharged, they spontaneously grow treelike...
laser-plasma

Coupling 2 ‘Tabletop’ Laser-Plasma Accelerators

Berkeley Lab Scientists Create the First-ever, 2-stage Laser-plasma Accelerator Powered by Independent Laser Pulses
superconductor

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

Building on nearly two decades’ worth of research, a multidisciplinary team at Cornell has blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional gyroidal...
polymer

Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of Polymer

Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles
electrons

Creating an Electrical Conduit Using Two Insulators

Specially designed junction between two electrically insulating oxides yields a densely packed sheet of electrons
chemotherapy

New particle can track chemo

Discovery could reveal how well – and how fast – treatment finds and kills cancer
ecological

Scientists solve long-standing ecological riddle 

Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are removed.
particle

Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division Research Highlights

Where particle droplets are forming affects clouds and Earth's incoming and outgoing energy
laser

Single-Chip Laser Delivers Powerful Result

High power and rapid tuning for the detection of hazardous chemicals
implantable device

First implantable device to reanimate paralyzed limbs being developed

In the next decade, people who have suffered a spinal cord injury or stroke could have their mobility improved or even restored through a...
solar

Creating a Super Lattice: Zipping Electrons, Jumping Holes, and the Quest...

Better control of a chromium sidekick makes earth-abundant iron work better in solar panels
messy data

Detecting consumer decisions within messy data

Millions of people each month report positive and negative health care feedback across the Web. Some jump into forums to complain about ineffective prescriptions...
liquid organelles

Simple mechanism identified for assembly and disassembly of structures in cells

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a simple charge-based mechanism for regulating the formation and dissolution of liquid-like structures inside cells. The research...
carbon nanotubes

New device uses carbon nanotubes to snag molecules

Engineers at MIT have devised a new technique for trapping hard-to-detect molecules, using forests of carbon nanotubes. The team modified a simple microfluidic channel with...