Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Microfabrication

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly...
greenhouse gases

Further from Climate Goals Than We Thought

The gap has widened between the climate action which the countries of the world have promised to take before 2030, and the...
Crohn's disease

How the Interaction of Two Molecules Favors the Development of Crohn’s...

The interaction between the two proteins CYLD and SMAD7 in the gut plays a central role in the development of Crohn's disease. This...

Hybrid Perovskite

Molecularly Thin Hybrid Perovskite for Advanced Optoelectronic Applications

NUS scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly...
Gorilla Glass

Stronger Than Gorilla Glass

Frequency combs

Novel Laser Technology for Microchip-Size Chemical Sensors

Most lasers have only one color.  All the photons it emits have exactly the same wavelength. However, there are also lasers whose...
Electronic health records

Hospitals Adopting Electronic Health Records at Highest Standard Discharged Patients Sooner

Electronic health records (EHRs) produce savings for hospitals by reducing the average length of patient stays—but only in facilities meeting the highest federal standards...
waste management

Crushed Mining Waste Can Replace Cement

Mountains of mining waste from all over the world are waiting to be resurrected as concrete construction material. New research at DTU Civil...
cancer

Sprayable Gel Developed by UCLA-Led Team Could Help the Body Fight off Cancer After...

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of...
measure nanorods

A Golden Age for Particle Analysis

Process engineers at FAU have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than...
radioactive-busting robotic suit

Could ‘Iron Man’ Style Suit Be the Answer to the World’s Biggest Nuclear Challenge?

The Sellafield site represents one of the world’s biggest scientific and logistical challenges. Not only does the Cumbria-based site handle spent fuel...
computer networks

Building the Next-Generation Data Networks Needed for High Energy Physics

During a research exhibition at the Supercomputing 2018 Conference (SC18) in Dallas in November, Caltech's High Energy Physics and network teams—working in collaboration with many university,...
blue-light-emitting diodes

Brighter Blue Lights for Faster Communication

https://vimeo.com/303298374 KAUST researchers have developed high-performance blue light-emitting diodes useful for both solid-state lighting and visible light communication. © 2018 KAUST
Corn Belt

Farmland Expansion Increases Carbon Footprint in Corn Belt

Faster conversion of land into agricultural production in recent years has raised the region’s carbon cost of producing grains, according to recently...

Don’t Quibble with a Gribble: Why a Curious Crustacean Could Hold...

renewable energy
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into...

Batteries—Solid-Liquid Interface

lithium-ion batteries
By studying the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a highly sensitive technique to characterize and measure at...

Paving the Way for More Efficient Hydrogen Cars

hydrogen cars
Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists...