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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by molding their surrounding material -- in the first instance creating a self-curving cornea. The astonishing ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers discovered that the distance between dislocations in nanolayer interfaces of pearlite can determine how much the material can stretch or contract without breaking (ductility). The ... read more

New Light Shed on Intensely Studied Material

Jan. 17, 2019 — The organic polymer PEDOT is probably one of the world's most intensely studied materials. Despite this, researchers have now demonstrated that the material functions in a completely different ... read more

Welding Process for Manufacturing Industries

Jan. 16, 2019 — New research will optimize the welding, additive and manufacturing ... read more

Ammonia by Phosphorus Catalysis

Jan. 16, 2019 — More than 100 years after the introduction of the Haber-Bosch process, scientists continue to search for alternative ammonia production routes that are less energy demanding. Scientists have now ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — A new wave of semiconductors that can be painted on is on the horizon. It bears the promise of revolutionizing lighting all over again and of transforming solar energy. Ornate quantum particle ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Using stimuli-responsive materials and geometric principles, engineers have designed structures that have 'embodied logic.' Through their physical and chemical makeup alone, they are able ... read more

New Effect in the Interaction of Plasmas With Solids Discovered

Jan. 15, 2019 — If a plasma comes in contact with a solid, under certain circumstances the surface is changed fundamentally and permanently. Researchers have now discovered a surprising effect, in which the ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — For the first time, researchers performed logic operations -- the basis of computation -- with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — In new research that could help inform development of new materials, chemists have found that the empty space ('pores') present in two-dimensional molecular building blocks fundamentally ... read more

New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have taken a major step toward reaching one of the most sought-after goals in physics: room temperature ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — The Einstein-de Haas effect, first demonstrated more than a century ago, provides an intriguing link between magnetization and rotation in ferromagnetic materials. Researchers have now found that the ... read more

Sugary Stent Eases Suturing of Blood Vessels

Jan. 15, 2019 — A team has concocted a sugar-heavy stent to reduce the margin of error in a delicate surgical ... read more

Marine Bacterium Sheds Light on Control of Toxic Metals

Jan. 14, 2019 — An ocean-dwelling bacterium has provided fresh insights into how cells protect themselves from the toxic effects of metal ions such as iron and copper. Although essential to life, metal ions can also ... read more

Discovery of Single Atom Structure Leads to More Efficient Catalyst

Jan. 14, 2019 — The discovery shows an efficiency rate that is up to 25 times higher than traditional catalysts made from larger iridium structures or ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — A new theoretical framework predicts the kinds of holes that can form in two-dimensional materials like graphene. The work could help in the design of new filtration and desalination devices or new ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. Researchers have now generated directed currents at terahertz (THz) frequencies, much ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers - known as S-PPVs - were previously regarded as promising ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — Researchers have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives. Ultra-short (femtosecond) light pulses allows data to be directly written ... read more

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