Scientists say boron nitride-graphene hybrid may be right for next-gen green cars

Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to Rice University scientists.

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The quantum sniffer dog

As humans, we sniff out different scents and aromas using chemical receptors in our noses. In technological gas detection, however, there are a whole host of other methods available. One such ...

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Creeping gel: Photosensitive self-oscillating gel to model biological crawling motions

Directed motion seems simple to us, but the coordinated interplay of complex processes is needed, even for seemingly simple crawling motions of worms or snails. By using a gel that periodically ...

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Tim Miller Will No Longer Be Directing Deadpool 2

With Deadpool being a surprising smash hit, it wasnt surprising to learn that a sequel would be made. Now the thing with sequels is that sometimes you get an entirely new team behind it, which ...

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Watch Clive Owen play tug of war with a helicopter in Neill Blomkamps BMW short

Im a huge fan of Neill Blomkamps films: District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, and I was eagerly awaiting his take on the Alien franchise before it got delayed. Now, hes partnered up ...

23 hours ago from The Verge

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Focus: 3D Structure Shrinks When Heated

Author(s): Katherine WrightThe volume of a star-shaped structure decreases when baked. Combining this technology with more conventional structures could lead to materials that don't expand or ...

Fri 21 Oct 16 from APS Physics

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Light-driven atomic rotations excite magnetic waves

Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how the ultrafast light-induced modulation ...

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UV light improves smartphone cameras

Photodetectors, which are used in a wide range of systems and devices from smartphones to space stations, are typically only sensitive to light within a certain narrow bandwidth. This presents ...

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Superomniphobic tape adheres to any surface

Arun Kota, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University, has made a superomniphobic tape that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from

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