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Composite Materialsvideo

Materials of the Future

Materials that are light and robust, inherently stable and still easily adjustable, and which can also be produced sustainably and in a resource-friendly way...
Carbon fiber plasters

Carbon Fiber Plasters for Bridges

Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in...
spin qubit

Strong Coupling Through Spin Trio

In order to make qubits less susceptible to interference for quantum computers, it is preferable to use the spin of an electron, for example. ETH...
Magnetic Vortices

Magnetic Vortices: Twice as Interesting

For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical...
Parkinson

Parkinson-Related Protein Is ‘Tunable’ Variable Network Strength

Alpha-synuclein is abundant in our brain. It is known that it can turn against us: in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson, the protein shows aberrant...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
nanodiamonds

Scientists Develop Nanodiamond-based Controllable Light Source

A research group from ITMO University has developed the first-ever controlled nanodiamond-based light source. Experiments have shown that diamond shells can double the emission...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
tiny structures

Tiny Structures – Huge Impact

The surface of materials can have an enormous influence on their function. If the external properties are changed, this also expands the range of...
Organic light-emitting diodes

Making Monitors Brighter: Researchers in Bayreuth Discover a Way to Control...

Polymers with a backbone: spatial structures determine the colour of light Polymers that are well-suited for use in organic light-emitting diodes play a central role in...
Topological Defect Detection Method

ITMO Scientists Develop Topological Defect Detection Method

An international scientific team has developed a new method of probing topological structures and their topological phase transitions. The method is based on examining...
Silicon Nanoparticles

Mining Hardware Helps Scientists Gain Insight into Silicon Nanoparticles

Researchers from ITMO University and their international colleagues have developed the first three-dimensional dynamic model of an interaction between light and silicon nanoparticles. They...
super wood

UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals

Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than ten times times stronger and tougher than before, creating...
Light-emitting diodes

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be...
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...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Project Promises Development of Novel Therapeutics

Cystic Fibrosis is one of the most frequent genetic diseases with 4 in 100 people carrying at least one mutation. If two carriers happen...
Zimmer's conjecture

International Workshop to Recognize IU Mathematician’s Breakthrough Work on ‘Zimmer’s Conjecture’

A major mathematical breakthrough led by an Indiana University Bloomington professor will be the subject of an international conference this month in California. IU mathematician David...
metamaterials

Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics. Their work could pave...
hair dyes

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new...
Greenhouse technology

Greenhouse Technology Could Be the Future of Food

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that...