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June 24, 2019

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'Robot Blood' Powers Machines for Lengthy Tasks

Researchers have created a system of circulating liquid -- 'robot blood' -- within robotic structures, to store energy and power robotic applications for sophisticated, long-duration ... read more
A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the realization of the decades long ... read more

'Hot Spots' Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate ... read more

'Hidden' Phases of Matter Revealed Through the Power of Light

New chemistry research demonstrates how 'hidden' phases of matter can be activated by extremely fast pulses of light. This fundamental scientific breakthrough paves the way for creating materials ... read more
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Electron (or 'Hole') Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity

The emergence of unusual metallic state supports the role of 'charge stripes' in the formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free flow of electrical ... read more

Artificial Nose Identifies Malignant Tissue in Brain Tumours During Surgery

An artificial nose developed in Finland helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of ... read more

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or ... read more

New Quantum Dot Microscope Shows Electric Potentials of Individual Atoms

Researchers have developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities for chip ... read more

Making the 'Human-Body Internet' More Effective

Human body communication (HBC) uses the human body to transmit power and data, much like the internet. Because it's a smaller and closed network, it has the benefit of being more secure and ... read more

Small Currents for Big Gains in Spintronics

A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic ... read more

Breathing New Life Into Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar efficient solar technology available at ... read more

Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. Lithium batteries made using this new electrode type could have a higher capacity ... read more

Discovery of Field-Induced Pair Density Wave State in High Temperature Superconductors

Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Presently, cuprates are the best candidate for highest temperature superconductivity at ... read more

Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency

Energy is transferred through the structure in a way that boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell ... read more

Bacteria Such as E. Coli Detected in Minutes by New Tech

Scientists have discovered that healthy bacteria cells and cells inhibited by antibiotics or UV light show completely different electric reactions. These findings could lead to the development of ... read more

An Innovative Electron Microscope Overturning Common Knowledge of 88 Years History

In conventional electron microscopes, performing atomic-resolution observations of magnetic materials is particularly difficult because high magnetic fields are inevitably exerted on samples inside ... read more

Electric Vehicles Would Be a Breath of Fresh Air for Houston

Researchers are expressing hope for the future of Houston's breathable air, despite the city's poor rankings in the American Lung Association's 2019 'State of the Air' ... read more

'Sandwich' Structure Key to Thin LSMO Films Retaining Magnetic Properties

The oxide ceramic material lanthanum strontium manganite (LSMO) retains its magnetic properties in atomically thin layers if it is 'sandwiched' between two layers of a different ceramic ... read more

Tracking Major Sources of Energy Loss in Compact Fusion Facilities

Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such ... read more

Plot Twist: Straightening Single-Molecule Conductors Improves Their Performance

Researchers have synthesized nanowires made of a single molecule of oligothiophene up to 10 nanometers in length. By forcing the molecular chain to adopt a planar conformation, they were able to ... read more

Researchers 'Stretch' the Ability of 2D Materials to Change Technology

Two-dimensional (2D) materials -- as thin as a single layer of atoms -- have intrigued scientists with their flexibility, elasticity, and unique electronic properties. Now, researchers have combined ... read more

Clarifying the Economic Value of Adjusting the Power Consumption

The economic value of demand response that adjusts the power consumption has not been clarified. A control method for maximizing cost-effectiveness of demand response is developed. Using this method, ... read more

Infrared Frequency Comb Measures Biological Signatures

Researchers have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of ... read more

New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

Scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable ... read more

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