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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

'Environmentally Friendly' Flame Retardant Could Degrade Into Less Safe Compounds

Jan. 9, 2019 — To reduce the risk of fire, many everyday products -- from building materials to furniture to clothing -- contain flame retardants. In recent years, some of these compounds were shown to have harmful ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency (or color) in an integrated ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — A team of physicists has demonstrated the potential, for oncology, of an imaging technique based only on the physical properties of tumors. It can differentiate populations of malignant cells and ... read more

Nanophysicists Developed a High-Performance Organic Phototransistor

Jan. 8, 2019 — Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication and biomedical sensing. Researchers have now developed a new ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have invented a new type of anti-counterfeiting device that can be useful for counterfeit deterrence of important documents such as identity cards, passports and ... read more

New Nanosatellite System Captures Better Imagery at Lower Cost

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new satellite imaging system that could revolutionize the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even earth-based ... read more

Excitons Pave the Way to More Efficient Electronics

Jan. 4, 2019 — After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to more energy-efficient electronic ... read more

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that electron spin is key to understanding how cuprate superconductors can conduct electricity without loss at high ... read more

Jan. 3, 2019 — Scientists made hollow nanosized boxes with corner holes, demonstrating how these ''nanowrappers'' can carry and release DNA-coated ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — A team of experimentalists discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pnictide superconductor, which reveals a laser-induced formation of collective behaviors that compete with ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — In optogenetics, scientists use light to turn groups of neurons in the brain on or off. New research demonstrates a new optogenetics method that eliminates the need for bulky optical fibers, gives ... read more

Dec. 26, 2018 — Engineers have succeeded in fabricating topological LC circuits arranged in a honeycomb pattern where electromagnetic (EM) waves can propagate without backscattering even when pathways turn sharply. ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have developed metasurfaces with extreme angle-asymmetric response. The new device can be a good or bad reflector depending on the angle the light hits ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have successfully combined a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology. ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Light and high-frequency acoustic sound waves in a tiny glass structure can strongly couple to one another and perform a dance in ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — 'Topological materials' produce electron states that can be very interesting for technical applications, but it is extremely difficult to identify these materials and their associated ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers demonstrated their ability to observe electrons' movements during a chemical ... read more

Novel Imaging Technique Brings Diagnostic Potential Into Operating Room

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room. The researchers achieved this ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a new way to get more energy out of energetic materials containing aluminum, common in battlefield systems, by igniting aluminum micron powders coated with graphene ... read more

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