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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Next-Generation Optics in Just Two Minutes of Cooking Time

Feb. 11, 2019 — One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. And engineers have now discovered a simple way of making these surfaces in just a few minutes -- ... read more

Cryo-Force Spectroscopy Reveals the Mechanical Properties of DNA Components

Feb. 8, 2019 — Physicists have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — In a finding that will be useful in nanoscale engineering, researchers have shown that miniscule differences in the roughness of surfaces can have important effects on how they stick ... read more

New Materials for High-Voltage Supercapacitors

Feb. 7, 2019 — A research team has developed new materials for supercapacitors with higher voltage and better stability than other ... read more

Novel Electrocatalyst Outperforms Platinum in Alkaline Hydrogen Production

Feb. 7, 2019 — A novel ruthenium-based catalyst has shown markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts in alkaline water electrolysis for hydrogen production. The catalyst is a nanostructured ... read more

Developed Self-Controlling 'Smart' Fuel Cell Electrode Material

Feb. 7, 2019 — A research team has electrode material for a new form of high-performance solid oxide fuel ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — A new physical effect has been demonstrated after 40 years of pursuit by physicists around the world, which could lead to advancements in chemical manufacturing efficiency, miniaturization and ... read more

Micromotors Deliver Oral Vaccines

Feb. 6, 2019 — Vaccines have saved millions of lives, but nobody likes getting a shot. That's why scientists are trying to develop oral vaccines for infectious diseases. But to be effective, the vaccine must ... read more

Ferroelectric Polymers Made More Versatile

Feb. 5, 2019 — The ferroelectric polymer PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) has interesting properties and could be used to store information or energy. One of the main drawbacks of PVDF is that if you add extra ... read more

Feb. 1, 2019 — Researchers have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new electron microscopy technique that detects the subtle changes in the weight of proteins at the nanoscale -- while keeping the sample intact -- could open a new pathway for deeper, more ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — New research shows that electrically charged crinkles in layered graphene can be useful in the directed self- assembly of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — Scientists have produced a series of protocols for quantum sensors that could allow images to be obtained by means of the nuclear magnetic resonance of single biomolecules using a minimal amount of ... read more

Photocurrent Loss in Particle Interface Quantified

Jan. 31, 2019 — With a growing global population will come increased energy consumption, and sustainable forms of energy sources such as solar fuels and solar electricity will be in even greater demand. And as these ... read more

Scientists Use Nobel-Prize Winning Chemistry for Clean Energy Breakthrough

Jan. 30, 2019 — Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from conventional ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material. It is a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive ... read more

Jan. 30, 2019 — Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but a team of researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors and the display on your smart-phone when outdoors. Now, ... read more

'Small Meets Smaller': Dietary Nanoparticulates Impact Gut Microbiome

Jan. 29, 2019 — The intestinal microbiome is not only key for food processing but an accepted co-determinant for various diseases. Researchers have now identified effects of nanoparticles on intestinal ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — Researchers have identified the key parameters that influence electrical conductivity in doped organic ... read more

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