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Scientists discover fractal patterns in a quantum material

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The X-ray-focusing lens used in the experiment is based on a design used in lighthouses for centuries. A…
Graphene substrate improves the conductivity of carbon nanotube network

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Transparent conductive films (TCFs) have many applications in touch screens, organic light emitting diodes and solar cells. These…
The nano-guitar string that plays itself

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Scientists at Lancaster University and the University of Oxford have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any…
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection

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Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. The…
Stressing metallic material controls superconductivity

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No strain, no gain – that’s the credo for Cornell researchers who have helped find a way to…
“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures

October 14, 2019

If you were to pry open your smartphone, you would see an array of electronic chips and components…
Researcher develops nanosystem that promotes regeneration after root canals

October 14, 2019

A novel nanosystem developed by Anil Kishen, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, shows promising results…
Colored electron microscope image of the nanobolometer. The dark oval at the bottom left represents a 1.3-micrometer-long Ralstonia mannitolilytica bacterium. Image credit: Roope Kokkoniemi/Aalto University
Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work

October 14, 2019

Researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have built a super-sensitive bolometer, a type…
Physicists look to navigational ‘rhumb lines’ to study polymer’s unique spindle structure

October 14, 2019

From the intricate patterns of pollen grains to the logarithmic spirals of nautilus shells, biology is full of complex patterns,…
Shaping nanoparticles for improved quantum information technology

October 13, 2019

Breaking of rotational symmetry in ring-shaped nanoparticle leads to surprising quantum property when illuminated with laser. Particles that…
How Nanotechnology Is Transforming Water Purification

October 11, 2019

We rely on water to live. However, we don’t always know what it takes to make it clean…
Materials’ increased capacity, efficiency could lower the bar for hydrogen technology

October 11, 2019

Multilab consortium advancing adsorbents and metal hydrides for hydrogen storage Hydrogen as a carbon-free energy source could expand…
Atomic-level imaging could offer roadmap to metals with new properties

October 10, 2019

High-entropy alloys, which are made from nearly equal parts of several primary metals, could hold great potential for…
Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

October 10, 2019

Over the last two decades, nanotechnology has improved many of the products we use every day from microelectronics…
An artist's conception of RNA instructions read from a DNA molecule. Image credit: Darryl Leja/NHGRI
Picoscience and a plethora of new materials

October 10, 2019

The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come…
Travelling light- first environmentally friendly graphene smart- case unveiled

October 10, 2019

A prototype for a graphene– based smart suitcase made of 100% of recycled plastic has been developed in collaboration…
A simple way to control swarming molecular machines

October 8, 2019

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such…
Bacteria trapped — and terminated — by graphene filter

October 8, 2019

Airborne bacteria may see what looks like a comfy shag carpet on which to settle. But it’s a…
Particles Emitted by Consumer 3D Printers Could Hurt Indoor Air Quality

October 8, 2019

Consumer-grade 3D printers have grown in popularity in recent years, but the particles emitted from such devices can…
A new mathematical approach to understanding zeolites

October 7, 2019

Zeolites are a class of natural or manufactured minerals with a sponge-like structure, riddled with tiny pores that…
New Architected Material Shape-Changes to Tune Its Qualities

October 7, 2019

Like Transformers, toy cars that change into robots and back, researchers have made a material that can transform…
Team reports breakthrough in ultrafast, high-resolution nanoscale 3D printing

October 5, 2019

While 3D printing at the nanoscale — producing intricate features orders of magnitude smaller than the width of…
How small is “microscopic”? And what is smaller than that?

October 5, 2019

You’ve definitely heard the word “microscopic” over and over in your life. “Those sand grains are microscopic”, “scratches…
DTU Innovators develop the world’s thinnest eyeglasses

October 4, 2019

ThinLens is developing technology to make super light-weight prescription lenses. The project will use laser printing to incorporate…
3D Printing Technique Accelerates Nanoscale Fabrication a Thousandfold

October 4, 2019

Using a new time-based method to control light from an ultrafast laser, researchers have developed a nanoscale 3D…
Finding the “magic angle” to create a new superconductor

October 4, 2019

Researchers at The Ohio State University, in collaboration with scientists around the world, have made a discovery that…
Electronic states: How to create things that don’t exist

October 3, 2019

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that…
The Future of Chips: SMART Announces Successful Way to Commercially Manufacture Novel Integrated Silicon III-V Chips

October 2, 2019

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s Research Enterprise in Singapore, has announced the successful development…
Yadong Yin is a professor of chemistry at UCR. Image credit: UCR/Yin lab
Product authentication at your fingertips

October 2, 2019

Imagine if water vapor in your breath or surrounding your fingertips revealed invisible patterns on commercial products —…
Using nanomachines to help fight the war on diabetes

October 2, 2019

Anti-diabetic drugs may become cheaper and more accessible thanks to a breakthrough from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.…
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