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Advanced Light Sourcevideo

Toward a New Light: Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project Moves Forward

The Advanced Light Source (ALS), a scientific user facility at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has received federal...
flexible drying system

An Energy-Efficient Means of Water Damage Restoration

Over a million cases of water damage due to rotten pipes are reported in Germany every year. Infrared heating panels and plastic enclosures are...
business model, supply chain, vloyen

New Business Platform “Moves the Cheese”

Vloyen disrupts the status quo, changing the game and introducing something new
exoskeleton

Chip Controlling Exoskeleton Keeps Patients’ Brains Cool

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a model for predicting hand movement trajectories based on cortical activity: Signals are...
koalas

Australian Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists – including UNSW Sydney Professor Marc Wilkins – have made a significant breakthrough, successfully sequencing the full koala...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
superinsulating windowsvideo

‘Super Window’ Could Save $10 Billion Annually in Energy Costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter – and that’s with double-paned insulating windows installed...
batteries

Supertetrahedra Lego for Future Batteries

New sodium-based all-solid-state batteries could enable future energy storage devices using only the easy-to-access, cheap and earth abundant elements sodium, silicon and phosphorous (Na,...
minerals

New Mineral Reaction Path Discovered

With the aid of the latest, highly precise laboratory methods an international team of scientists with GFZ-participation identified a so far unknown reaction path...
diabetes treatments

Hacking ‘Drug Trafficking’ Network Could Make Diabetes Treatments More Effective

The findings come from early-stage studies in both human cells and mice in which researchers tweaked the structure of an existing treatment for type...
microtubules

Let the Good Tubes Roll

Materials scientists, led by a team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, designed a tiny tube that rolls up and zips...
Electronics Laboratory

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed...
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New Oxide and Semiconductor Combination Builds New Device Potential

Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting...
Sugar Shortage

Survival Strategy of Messenger RNAs During Cellular Sugar Shortage

If a cell encounters a stress situation, whether it is due to nutrient restriction or osmotic shock, the cell reacts immediately to ensure its...
sonar

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect “Sonar” Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot...
quantum radio

‘Quantum Radio’ May Aid Communications and Mapping Indoors, Underground and Underwater

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications and mapping in locations where GPS...
solar window

Tweaking Quantum Dots Powers-Up Double-Pane Solar Windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation...
plasma

Feathers and Whiskers Help Prevent Short Circuits in Plasma Devices

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found a way to prevent plasma — the hot, charged...
integrated circuits

Carving out Circuits That Click into Place

A strategy for assembly of electronic systems—especially the flexible structures needed for high-performance devices of the future—uses integrated circuits as Lego-like building blocks. “This...
nanocompositevideo

‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...