Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce "superheated" steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics.

11 hours ago from TechXplore

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Artificial mother-of-pearl could give carbon fiber a run for its money

Also known as nacre, mother of pearl is the hard iridescent coating found on the outside of pearls, and the inside of certain mollusc's shells. It's one of nature's hardest, stiffest, ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Researchers make shape shifting cell breakthrough

A new computational model developed by researchers from The City College of New York and Yale gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Better biomedical devices, wearable displays may result from tiny light-guiding structures

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials

Thanks in part to their distinct electronic, optical and chemical properties, nanomaterials are utilized in an array of diverse applications from chemical production to medicine and light-emitting ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Terahertz laser for sensing and imaging outperforms its predecessors

A terahertz laser designed by MIT researchers is the first to reach three key performance goals at oncehigh constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuningand could ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease

Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease.

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Small wonders lead to superhero science

Max Mikel-Stites and Anne Staples were searching for a sequel.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid

Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Shape-shifting origami could help antenna systems adapt on the fly

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from TechXplore

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