High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Liquid spacetime: A very slippery superfluid, that's what spacetime could be like

What if spacetime were a kind of fluid? This is the question tackled by theoretical physicists working on quantum gravity by creating models attempting to reconcile gravity and quantum mechanics. ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells

(Phys.org) —Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells (w/ Video)

In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

(Phys.org) —Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Chameleon' Crystals Change Color and Shape

Shining a laser on tiny particles suspended in a fluid causes the them to rearrange themselves.

45 minutes ago from Discovery.com

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Following a protein's travel inside cells is key to improving patient monitoring, drug development

In science, "simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking," ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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How to make graphene using a kitchen blender

Graphene's reputation as a miracle material is well established, but scientists may just have added another attribute to the carbon-derivative's Top Trumps hit list: you can also make it using ...

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

With ultra-short laser pulses, chemical reactions can be controlled at the Vienna University of Technology. Electrons have little mass and are therefore influenced by the laser, whereas the ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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