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Storing data in everyday objects
ETH Zurich researchers and an Israeli scientist have discovered a new method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit. (2019-12-09)
A new view for glasses
Scientists at The University of Tokyo used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local structural ordering at the atomic level. (2019-12-06)
VTT developed an optical fiber made of cellulose
VTT researchers were able to transmit light in wood-based fibre. (2019-12-03)
Metalens grows up
Researchers have developed an all-glass, centimeter-scale metalens in the visible spectrum that can be manufactured using conventional chip fabrication methods (2019-12-03)
Molecular vibrations lead to high performance laser
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have discovered a new phenomenon and are applying it to make a laser with over 40% efficiency-nearly 10 times higher than other similar lasers. (2019-12-02)
Ecofriendly nano-fabrication achieved with biodegradable chitosan nanoparticles
The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) succeeded in creating glass with self-cleaning and antireflective functions through the biodegradable chitosan nanoparticle coating. (2019-11-28)
Glass from a 3D printer
ETH researchers used a 3D printing process to produce complex and highly porous glass objects. (2019-11-27)
How do gliomas evolve?
The Glioma Longitudinal Analysis (GLASS) Consortium characterized diffuse glioma cells both before and after therapy to characterize how they change and why this form of malignant brain cancer is so difficult to treat. (2019-11-20)
Atoms don't like jumping rope
Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. (2019-11-19)
Flawless films of alumina glass flex without fracturing at room temperature
Aluminum oxide glass can be rapidly deformed like metal -- folded, twisted and stretched -- without shattering, according to a new study, which evaluates this phenomenon at a small scale. (2019-11-14)
A 'worker' that flies: Chinese researchers design novel flying robot
Recently, Chinese researchers at the Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the development of a contact aerial manipulator system that shows high flexibility and strong mission adaptability. (2019-11-08)
Physics of windshield-cracking raindrops could demolish kidney stones
A plane has to be going pretty fast for a mere raindrop to crack its windshield, but it can happen. (2019-11-05)
New technology poised to lower cost and expand applications for transparent LED screens
Connecting LEDs with transparent conductive circuits has made it possible to turn glass windows, walls and building exteriors into see-through displays that inform or entertain viewers with videos and images. (2019-11-04)
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging publishes special report on vaping
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has published a special report on lung injury resulting from the use of electronic cigarettes, or 'vaping.' Researchers aim to raise awareness among radiologists and other medical professionals on how to identify e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. (2019-10-31)
Various stearates tested for in-situ combustion process by Kazan Federal University
Thermal oil extraction gets more and more recognition in scientific circles. (2019-10-30)
Researchers use 3D printing to make glass optical fiber preform
Researchers have developed a way to use 3D printing to create a preform that can be drawn into silica glass optical fibers, which form the backbone of the global telecommunications network. (2019-10-30)
Scientists learn how to make oxygen 'perform' for them
Chemists have figured out how to keep one particular isotope of oxygen -- among the most abundant elements on the planet and a crucial building block for materials like glass and ceramics -- spinning during nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy long enough to learn some things about its structure and function. (2019-10-29)
New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway found that European glass eels use their magnetic sense to 'imprint' a memory of the direction of water currents in the estuary where they become juveniles. (2019-10-17)
Thin to win
University of Utah electrical and computer engineering researchers have developed a new kind of optical lens that is much thinner and lighter than conventional camera lenses that also works with night imaging, a future boon for smartphones that could flatten those unsightly 'camera bumps' as well as for drones and night vision cameras for soldiers. (2019-10-08)
The 'Goldilocks' principle for curing brain cancer
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers found that a stable body temperature holds the key to awakening the body's immune response to fight off brain cancer. (2019-10-04)
Immune cell identity crisis: What makes a liver macrophage a liver macrophage?
UC San Diego researchers investigated how a type of immune cell called a macrophage becomes specialized to the liver. (2019-10-03)
Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer
A Washington University in St. Louis researcher has shown for the first time that the shape of a nanostructure has an effect on its ability to retain water. (2019-10-01)
New discoveries map out CRISPR-Cas defence systems in bacteria
For the first time ever, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how bacterial cells trigger their defense against outside attacks. (2019-09-24)
No clear link between local food and cancer risk in glassworks areas
There is no clear link between cancer incidence and locally produced food from an area with a history of glass manufacture with contaminated soil, according to a new study from, among others, Linköping University in Sweden. (2019-09-23)
New method for the measurement of nano-structured light fields
Physicists and chemists at the University of Münster (Germany) have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible properties of nano-structured fields in the focus of a lens. (2019-09-20)
Diamonds are forever: New foundation for nanostructures
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have fabricated a novel glass and synthetic diamond foundation that can be used to create miniscule micro -- and nanostructures. (2019-09-17)
Every step a cell takes, every move they make -- scientists will be watching
An interdisciplinary team has found a solution to a problem plaguing developmental biology -- long-term cell tracking and manipulation. (2019-09-17)
The secret strength of gnashing teeth
There's a method to finite element modeling for materials microarchitecture to make super strong glass. (2019-09-10)
Higher consumption of soft drinks linked with an increased risk of mortality
Higher consumption of soft drinks linked with an increased risk of mortality. (2019-09-05)
Soft drinks associated with risk of death in population-based study in 10 European countries
Greater consumption of soft drinks, including both sugar- and artificially sweetened, was associated with increased risk of overall death in a population-based study of nearly 452,000 men and women from 10 European countries. (2019-09-03)
New threat from ocean acidification emerges in the Southern Ocean
Scientists investigating the effect of ocean acidification on diatoms, a key group of microscopic marine organisms, phytoplankton, say they have identified a new threat from climate change -- ocean acidification is negatively impacting the extent to which diatoms in Southern Ocean waters incorporate silica into their cell walls. (2019-08-26)
Stanford builds a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices
Atomically thin materials developed by Stanford researchers could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. (2019-08-16)
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)
Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmission
Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. (2019-08-12)
Robots need a new philosophy to get a grip
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future. (2019-08-12)
Yellow is not the new black: Discovery paves way for new generation of solar cells
A study led by KU Leuven for the first time explains how a promising type of perovskites -- man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity -- can be stabilized. (2019-07-26)
Technologies for the Sixth Generation Cellular Network
Future wireless data networks will have to reach higher transmission rates and shorter delays, while supplying an increasing number of end devices. (2019-07-25)
Algae-killing viruses spur nutrient recycling in oceans
Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-07-18)
Dresden physicists use nanostructures to free photons for highly efficient white OLEDs
Thanks to intensive research in the past three decades, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been steadily conquering the electronics market -- from OLED mobile phone displays to roll-out television screens, the list of applications is long. (2019-07-11)
New superomniphobic glass soars high on butterfly wings using machine learning
Glass for technologies like displays, tablets, laptops, smartphones, and solar cells need to pass light through, but could benefit from a surface that repels water, dirt, oil, and other liquids. (2019-07-11)
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