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Energy storage systems

NADINE: Power-Plant-Scale Energy Storage

On the way towards a CO2-neutral energy system, storage of large amounts of energy still is an unsolved problem. In the future, Karlsruhe Institute...
topological insulator laservideo

The Future of Semiconductor Lasing: Topological Insulator Lasers

Researchers at the Technion and in the U.S. have developed a new, highly efficient coherent and robust semiconductor laser system: the topological insulator laser. The...
quantum dots

Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots

Microscopes allow us to see structures that are otherwise invisible to the human eye. However, conventional optical microscopes cannot be used to image individual...
Ruzicka Prize

Ruzicka Prize for Electricity Generating Materials and LEDs

Recognizing their pioneering results, ETH Zurich awards the Ruzicka Prize to two scientists of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB): Maria Ibáñez,...
Nobel Laureatevideo

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Says Research Should Focus on Basic Science

As he poses to have his picture taken, Scottish-born American chemist Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, asks the photographers if...
kidney cancer

Combo Immunotherapy May Herald New Standard of Care for Kidney Cancer

Combination therapy with two immunotherapy drugs produces an unprecedented doubling of response rates from 20 percent to 40 percent, a new study shows. The multicenter...
nanoscopy

Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality

Physicists at Bielefeld University and The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out...
Sluggish Electrons, Neurodegeneration, cancer

A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration

Autophagosomes are at the center of attention, at least since the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research on autophagy in 2016. The...
photoemission

Measuring Time Without a Clock

When light shines on certain materials, it causes them to emit electrons. This is called “photoemission” and it was discovered by Albert Einstein in 1905, winning him...
autophagy

Autophagy and the Fight Against Viruses

On December 10th, this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine will be awarded in Stockholm for research into the molecular basis of autophagy. As recent...
gravityvideo

New Theory of Gravity Might Explain Dark Matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the...

Ghosts are always welcome, when you’re looking for neutrinos

Halloween has come and gone, but Yale physicist Bonnie Fleming still has ghosts in her machine. On Oct. 15, Fleming and colleagues at the MicroBooNE...

Nobel Prize honours breakthrough research for malaria and roundworms treatment

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine honoured research that led to ‘revolutionary treatments’ for devastasting diseases in the developing world. One half of...

Graphene gets competition

  Graphene, the only one atom thick carbon network, achieved overnight fame with the 2010 Nobel Prize. But now comes competition: Such layers can also...

UC’s first Nobel Prize presented in Berkeley 75 years ago

On the eve of World War II, Hitler’s submarine wolf packs plied the Atlantic, making steamship travel perilous and preventing Ernest O. Lawrence from...

Buckyballs enhance carbon capture

Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells. The...