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Super light dampers for low tones
A team of Empa acoustic researchers has built macroscopic crystal structures that use internal ro-tation to attenuate the propagation of waves. (2019-10-15)
The giant geode of Pulpí
The geode of Pulpí is an 11-meter hollow ovoid with crystal-paneled walls. (2019-10-15)
Researchers rediscover fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII
A new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide. (2019-10-11)
Physicists couple key components of quantum technologies
Researchers are engaged in intensive work on the components of quantum technologies - these include circuits processing information using single photons instead of electricity, as well as light sources producing such quanta of light. (2019-10-09)
Physics vs. asthma
A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases has collaborated with colleagues from the U.S., Canada, France, and Germany to determine the spatial structure of the CysLT1 receptor. (2019-10-09)
Accidental discovery of strong and unbreakable molecular switch
An organic material that can repeatedly change shape without breaking would have many useful applications, such as artificial muscles, pumps or as a switch. (2019-10-08)
Unlocking the secrets of gallstones
How gallstones are formed in the body was previously unknown, despite the fact that they are among the ten most common reasons for a stay in hospital. (2019-10-08)
NUS researchers contribute to a Science paper on high-performance low-cost thermoelectrics
Researchers from the National University of Singapore and Beihang University reported the high-performance SnS thermoelectric crystals combining the desirable features of low-cost, earth-abundant materials and environmental friendliness. (2019-10-01)
Researchers synthesize new liquid crystals allowing directed transmission of electricity
Liquid and solid - most people are unaware that there can be states in between. (2019-10-01)
Structural color printing of 3D microscale objects by shrinking photonic crystals
SUTD Researchers have developed a 'coloring-by-shrinking' method to print arbitrary 3D microscopic objects exhibiting structural colors. (2019-10-01)
How to tie microscopic knots
Physicists from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a new way to tie microscopic knots within a solution of liquid crystals. (2019-09-26)
Engineered protein crystals make cells magnetic
If scientists could give living cells magnetic properties, they could perhaps manipulate cellular activities with external magnetic fields. (2019-09-25)
Researchers can now place single ions into solids
New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers. (2019-09-24)
Illinois researchers develop new framework for nanoantenna light absorption
Harnessing light's energy into nanoscale volumes requires novel engineering approaches to overcome a fundamental barrier known as the 'diffraction limit.' However, University of Illinois researchers have breached this barrier by developing nanoantennas that pack the energy captured from light sources. (2019-09-23)
Appreciating the classical elegance of time crystals
Structures known as 'time crystals' -- which repeat in time as conventional crystals repeat in space -- have recently captured the interest and imagination of researchers across disciplines. (2019-09-19)
Statistical inference to mimic the operating manner of highly-experienced crystallographer
A research team from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), RIKEN, and the University of Tokyo developed a novel data analysis method for prior evaluation of single crystal structure analysis. (2019-09-17)
Light and sound in silicon chips: The slower the better
Acoustics is a missing dimension in silicon chips because acoustics can complete specific tasks that are difficult to do with electronics and optics alone. (2019-09-16)
New sample holder for protein crystallography
An HZB research team has developed a novel sample holder that considerably facilitates the preparation of protein crystals for structural analysis. (2019-09-16)
Team discovers polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven
Lehigh University's Jeetain Mittal and his collaborators provide solid calculation to demonstrate the structural transformation in colloidal crystallization can be entirely thermodynamic, in contrast to the kinetic argument, from both theoretical and computational perspectives. (2019-09-13)
Why do birds migrate at night?
Researchers found migratory birds maximize how much light they get from their environment, so they can migrate even at night.  (2019-09-12)
A chameleon-inspired smart skin changes color in the sun
Some creatures, such as chameleons and neon tetra fish, can alter their colors to camouflage themselves, attract a mate or intimidate predators. (2019-09-11)
Chameleon inspires 'smart skin' that changes color in the sun
Chemists used photonic crystals to develop a flexible smart skin that reacts to heat and sunlight while maintaining a near constant volume. (2019-09-11)
Making and controlling crystals of light
EPFL scientists have shown how light inside optical on-chip microresonators can be crystallized in a form of periodic pulse trains that can boost the performance of optical communication links or endow ultrafast LiDAR with sub-micron precision. (2019-09-09)
A novel recipe for efficiently removing intrinsic defects from hard crystals
A team of researchers from Osaka University, the Institute for High Pressure Physics and the Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), and TU Dresden (Germany), discovered an effective method for removing lattice defects from crystals. (2019-09-04)
New insulation technique paves the way for more powerful and smaller chips
Researchers at KU Leuven and imec (Belgium) have successfully developed a new technique to insulate microchips. (2019-09-04)
Eminent scientist's 160-year-old theories aid light wave discovery
A previously unknown type of light wave has been discovered by researchers, based on the pioneering work of a 19th century Scottish scientist. (2019-09-03)
At the edge of chaos, powerful new electronics could be created
A phenomenon that is well known from chaos theory was observed in a material for the first time ever, by scientists from the University of Groningen. (2019-09-03)
Scientists discover 'electron equivalents' in colloidal systems
In new research outlined in a recent issue of Science, scientists tethered smaller particles in colloidal crystals to larger ones using DNA, allowing them to determine how the smaller particles filled in the regions surrounding the larger ones. (2019-08-27)
Strike three
Researchers uncover a previously unrecognized mechanism that may accelerate polycystic kidney disease. (2019-08-26)
Speeding up the hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states
The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today's environmental challenges. (2019-08-26)
From crystals to glasses: a new unified theory for heat transport
Theoretical physicists from SISSA and the UCDavis lay brand new foundations to heat transport in materials, which finally allow crystals, polycrystalline solids, alloys, and glasses to be treated on the same solid footing. (2019-08-26)
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency
Japanese scientists have found a new way to successfully detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. (2019-08-23)
Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Aoyama-Gakuin University, and J-PARC Center unify condensed matter physics and quantum physics by experimentally characterizing magnetism-related quantum phenomena in Ba2CoSi2O6Cl2. (2019-08-21)
Scientists develop a metamaterial for applications in magnonics
Physicists from Russia and Europe have demonstrated the real possibility of using superconductor/ferromagnet systems to create magnonic crystals, which will be at the core of spin-wave devices to come in the post-silicon era of electronics. (2019-08-21)
Lithium fluoride crystals 'see' heavy ions with high energies
Lithium fluoride crystals have recently been used to register the tracks of nuclear particles. (2019-08-19)
Immune cells drive gallstone formation
Sticky meshworks of DNA and proteins extruded by white blood cells called neutrophils act as the glue that binds together calcium and cholesterol crystals during gallstone formation, researchers in Germany report Aug. (2019-08-15)
The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers
Eumelanin -- a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes -- has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-million-year-old crane-flies. (2019-08-15)
ASU researchers study largest impact crater in the US, buried for 35 million years
About 35 million years ago, an asteroid hit the ocean off the East Coast of North America. (2019-08-13)
Laser and sensor research to be advanced by new inquiries into plasmonic-photonic crystals
The research was dedicated to modelling light transmission throughout photonic crystals with a continuous gold layer on their surface. (2019-08-12)
Deregulated mTOR is responsible for autophagy defects exacerbating kidney stone formation
Kidney stone disease is a lifestyle-related disease prevalent; however, effective medical treatment for the disease is not yet well established. (2019-08-06)
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