Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future Based on Nanoantennas
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Posted July 10, 2014 by in News
TAU researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world The team’s nanoantenna technology permits newly designed holograms to replicate the appearance of depth ...
           
Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance
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Posted July 9, 2014 by in News
Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times From left, (b) unpurified sand, (c) purified sand, and (d...
           
Solar Modules Embedded in Glass Last Longer
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Posted July 8, 2014 by in News
Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible ...
           
Efficient Thermal Cooling and Heating
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Posted July 7, 2014 by in News
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold, and vice versa. To do so, a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly. A new method simply applies this property as a la...
           
Power Consumption of Robot Joints Could Be 40% Less
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Posted July 3, 2014 by in News
A study conducted at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has studied how it is possible to save energy in the propulsion of flexible joints without losing precision Robots are being increasin...
           
Toward a New Way to Keep Electronics from Overheating
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Posted July 2, 2014 by in News
Computer technology has transformed the way we live, but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds, personal computers as well as larger computing systems can overheat. This ca...
           
Weave a Cell Phone into Your Shirt? Engineers Envision an Electronic Switch Just Three Atoms Thick
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Posted July 1, 2014 by in News
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures. This could lead to flexible electronic materials and, for instan...
           
Let There Be Light: Chemists Develop Magnetically Responsive Liquid Crystals
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Posted June 30, 2014 by in News
Top: Scheme showing magnetic control over light transmittance in the novel liquid crystals. B is the alternating magnetic field. The polarized light is seen in yellow. The gray rods represent the pola...
           
New Superconductor World Record Set
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Posted June 27, 2014 by in News
A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sam...
           
Cheap, Clean, Rechargeable and Organic Battery
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Posted June 26, 2014 by in News
Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery — which uses no metals or toxic materials — ...
           
Nanoscale Velcro Used for Molecule Transport
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Posted June 25, 2014 by in News
Biological membranes are like a guarded border. They separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. The nuclear membrane can be crossed via man...
           
New Evidence Bolsters Higgs Boson Discovery
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Posted June 24, 2014 by in News
If evidence of the Higgs boson revealed two years ago was the smoking gun, particle physicists at Rice University and their colleagues have now found a few of the bullets. The European Organization fo...
           
Invisibility Cloak Hides Object from Being Felt
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Posted June 23, 2014 by in News
In the past years, invisibility cloaks were developed for various senses. Objects can be hidden from light, heat or sound. However, hiding of an object from being touched still remained to be accompli...
           
One Step to Solar-Cell Efficiency
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Posted June 20, 2014 by in News
Rice University scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. The Rice lab of chemist Andrew Barron fo...
           
Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer
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Posted June 19, 2014 by in News
Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung ...
           
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