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Red-light LEDs for next-generation displays
Novel red LEDs are more temperature stable than those made using the conventional semiconductor of choice. (2020-07-05)
Amber fossils unlock true color of 99-million-year-old insects
A research team from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) has now unlocked the secrets of true coloration in the 99-million-year-old insects. (2020-06-30)
Resident parasites influence appearance, evolution of barn swallows
Researchers think that local parasites are influencing why barn swallows in Europe, the Middle East and Colorado are choosing their mates differently. (2020-06-24)
Companies spent more than $1 billion in ads for sugary drinks and energy drinks in 2018
Beverage companies spent $1.04 billion to advertise sugary drinks and energy drinks in 2018, a 26% increase compared to 2013, according to Sugary Drinks FACTS 2020, a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. (2020-06-23)
Simple device monitors health using sweat
A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person's sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University researchers, according to Huanyu 'Larry' Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State. (2020-06-23)
Single-spin electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum with kilohertz spectral resolution
A high-resolution paramagnetic resonance detection method based on the diamond nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color center quantum sensor was proposed and experimentally implemented by academician DU Jiangfeng from USTC. (2020-06-19)
Nanomaterial gives robots chameleon skin
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. (2020-06-17)
Detecting antibodies with glowing proteins, thread and a smartphone
To defend the body, the immune system makes proteins known as antibodies that latch onto the perceived threat, be it HIV, the new coronavirus or, as is the case in autoimmune disease, part of the body itself. (2020-06-17)
Scientists grow optical chips in a petri dish
The modern photonics industry is constantly working on making its devices more compact, be it computing systems or sensors and lidars. (2020-06-16)
COVID-19 pandemic could decimate outdoor environmental, science education programs
A survey of 1,000 outdoor education programs nationwide finds that nearly two-thirds are in danger of folding because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-06-15)
Researchers mimic nature for fast, colorful 3D printing
Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies, opals - and now some 3D-printed materials -- reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. (2020-06-10)
How much color do we really see?
Color awareness has long been a puzzle for researchers in neuroscience and psychology, who debate over how much color observers really perceive. (2020-06-08)
UCF's butterfly-inspired nanotech makes natural-looking pictures on digital screens
The new technology creates digital displays that are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current display technologies that rely on energy-intensive bright lights hidden behind screens. (2020-06-04)
New technique retains nipple color in men after breast reduction
Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pioneered a new technique that prevents nipple discoloration and preserves shape in men who undergo breast reduction surgery following significant weight loss. (2020-06-04)
Stretchable variable color sheet that changes color with expansion and contraction
Toyohashi University of Technology research team have succeeded in developing a variable color sheet with a film thickness of 400 nanometers that changes color when stretched and shrunk. (2020-06-02)
Smart windows that self-illuminate on rainy days
A joint research team from POSTECH and KAIST develops self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors. (2020-05-28)
Augmented reality can improve online shopping, study finds
A recent survey found that online shoppers return 70% of the clothing they order, more than any other category of purchase. (2020-05-27)
High-security identification that cannot be counterfeited
Researchers from University of Tsukuba have used the principles that underpin the whispering-gallery effect to create an unbeatable anti-counterfeiting system. (2020-05-26)
The European viper uses cloak-and-dazzle to escape predators
Research of the University of Jyväskylä demonstrates that the characteristic zig-zag pattern on a viper's back performs opposing functions during a predation event. (2020-05-21)
New device quickly detects lithium ions in blood of bipolar disorder patients
A group of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a paper-based device that can easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood, which could greatly help bipolar disorder patients. (2020-05-20)
New model gives wineries better data from existing tests
WSU scientists present a new model that allows winemakers to get measurements in their wine that previously required difficult, tedious, or expensive testing. (2020-05-18)
Exoplanet climate 'decoder' aids search for life
After examining a dozen types of suns and a roster of planet surfaces, Cornell University astronomers have developed a practical model - an environmental color ''decoder'' - to tease out climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in galaxies far away. (2020-05-18)
Microscopic feather features reveal fossil birds' colors and explain why cassowaries shine
Some birds are iridescent because of the physical make-up of their feathers, but scientists had never found evidence of this structural color in the group of birds containing ostriches and cassowaries -- until now. (2020-05-13)
High color purity 3D printing
ICFO researchers report on a new method to obtain high color purity 3D objects with the use of a new class of nanoparticles. (2020-05-07)
Hayabusa2's touchdown on Ryugu reveals its surface in stunning detail
High-resolution images and video were taken by the Japanese space agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft as it briefly landed to collect samples from Ryugu -- a nearby asteroid that orbits mostly between Earth and Mars -- allowing researchers to get an up-close look at its rocky surface, according to a new report. (2020-05-07)
Pure red LEDs fulfill a primary goal
First high-intensity, low-voltage red LEDs made from nitride semiconductors. (2020-05-06)
Red light for stress
Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo have created a biphasic luminescent material that changes color when exposed to mechanical stress. (2020-05-01)
Rubies on sapphire: Recipe for making crystals in flux
The effect of the holding temperature and solubility curve of rubies was elucidated, for Al2O3:Cr in MoO3 from 1050 to 1200. (2020-05-01)
Gentler, safer hair dye based on synthetic melanin
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hair dye process that is much milder than traditional hair dyes by using synthetic melanin to mimic natural human hair pigmentation. (2020-04-30)
A milder hair dye based on synthetic melanin
With the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shuttering hair salons, many clients are appreciating, and missing, the ability of hair dye to cover up grays or touch up roots. (2020-04-29)
Common ways to cook chicken at home may not ensure safety from pathogens
For home cooks, widespread techniques for judging doneness of chicken may not ensure that pathogens are reduced to safe levels. (2020-04-29)
Success in specific detection of molecules using deformation of a single atomic sheet
Toyohashi University of Technology developed a test chip using graphene, a sheet material with a thickness of one carbon atom. (2020-04-28)
'Ethnic spaces' make minority students feel at home on campus
New research by the University of Washington and the University of Exeter examined the value that college students -- of many races -- place on ethnic cultural centers. (2020-04-27)
Researchers solve 'link discovery' problem for terahertz data networks
A team of researchers from Brown and Rice universities has demonstrated a way to help devices to find each other in the ultra-fast terahertz data networks of the future. (2020-04-24)
FSU researchers discover new structure for promising class of materials
Florida State researchers have published a new study in the journal Science Advances that explains how they created a hollow nanostructure for metal halide perovskites that would allow the material to emit a highly efficient blue light. (2020-04-24)
Gene-editing protocol for whitefly pest opens door to control
Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and control, in part, because of their small size. (2020-04-23)
Healthy climate news: Fava beans could replace soy
The end of soy as a protein substitute? Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found a way to make protein powder using fava beans -- a far more climate-friendly alternative. (2020-04-16)
Clemson scientist explores the colorful intricacies of pollen
A collaborative study by Clemson scientist Matthew Koski suggests that pollen color can evolve independently from flower traits, and that plant species maintain both light and dark pollen because each offers distinct survival advantages. (2020-04-16)
Light from stretchable sheets of atoms for quantum technologies
A team of Australian scientists from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian National University (ANU) believe they have developed a way to address a decades-long challenge in the field of quantum materials - the spectral tuning of proposed quantum light sources. (2020-04-15)
Hair surface engineering to be advanced by nano vehicles
'Hair surface engineering: modification of fibrous materials of biological origin using functional ceramic nano containers', a project headed by Rawil Fakhrullin, is supported by the Russian Science Foundation. (2020-04-10)
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