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Gorilla Glass

Stronger Than Gorilla Glass

They are harder than conventional glass and exceptionally resistant to heat and corrosive chemical substances: transparent ceramics are considered a promising alternative...
optoelectronic semiconductor

Colloidal Quantum Dots make LEDs shine bright in the Infrared

The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be...
antenna

Physicists Design Next-Gen Antenna for Supersensitive Magnetic Field Detectors

Scientists from ITMO University and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have proposed a new microwave antenna that creates a...
quantum computers

Artificial Intelligence Controls Quantum Computers

Quantum computers could solve complex tasks that are beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. However, the quantum states are extremely sensitive to constant interference...

Stamp-Sized Graphene Sheets Riddled with Holes Could Be Boon for Molecular...

MIT engineers have found a way to directly “pinprick” microscopic holes into graphene as the material is grown in the lab. With this technique,...
Nanoscale pillars

Nanoscale Pillars as a Building Block for Future Information Technology

In today’s information technology, light and electron charge are the main media for information processing and transfer. In the search for information technology that...
Optogenetics

Mutations, Drugs Drive Cancer by Blurring Growth Signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according...
perovskite solar cell

Insight into Loss Processes in Perovskite Solar Cells Enables Improved Efficiency

In perovskite solar cells charge carriers are lost mainly by recombination at defects at the interfaces. However, recombination on defects inside the perovskite layer does...
Leukaemia

T-Cell Leukaemia: Cancer Cells Take Advantage of ‘Survival Protein’

Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein. Cancer cells take advantage of this ‘survival...
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...
diamond

Diamonds’ Flaws Hold Promise for New Technologies

“Historically, people called these defects ‘color centers’ because when you shine light on a diamond you see a bunch of pretty colors come back,”...
solar cells

Perovskite Solar Cells: Mesoporous Interface Mitigates the Impact of Defects

In only a few years, efficiencies of perovskite solar cells have been raised from 3 per cent to more than 20 per cent. What...
neurodegenerative diseases

Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Method to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases in...

All stem cells are immature, and pluripotent stem cells are the most immature among them: they can give rise to all different cell types...
cell biology

Positioning the Cleavage Furrow

Cell division is a fundamental biological process which ensures that, following the replication of the mother cell’s genome, the two sets of chromosomes are...
quantum bits

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

The ScienceSuper powerful quantum computing relies on quantum bits, aka qubits, which are the equivalent of the classical bits used in today’s computers. SQUIDs...
stem cell therapy

NIH Discovery Brings Stem Cell Therapy for Eye Disease Closer to...

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells...
cancer

Unraveling the Mechanisms That Control Cell Growth and Size

All living cells, from simple yeasts to human brain cells, regulate their rate of growth and their ultimate size and shape. How they do...
Eye Disease

Genetic Insights on Eye Disease

A skilled mechanic who knows every millimeter of an engine always knows which tool to use where and when.The toolbox biologists and geneticists use,...
Alzheimer’s, aging, hearing loss, implantable muscle stimulator

Case Western Reserve Research Advance May Prevent a Form of Hereditary...

A research advance co-led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Kumar Alagramam may stop the progression of hearing loss and lead to...
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New Photovoltaic Production Technique Reduces Cost While Boosting Stability

A perovskite solar cell includes a perovskite structured compound, most commonly a hybrid organic-inorganic lead or tin halide-based material, as the light-harvesting active layer....