7-Eleven deploys donut delivery drone

A fully fledged drone service dropping items off across the US is a ways off yet, but the concept has now edged a little closer to reality with 7-Eleven carrying out the nation's first ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Study reveals Leonardo da Vinci's 'irrelevant' scribbles mark the spot where he first recorded the laws of friction

A new detailed study of notes and sketches by Leonardo da Vinci has identified a page of scribbles in a tiny notebook as the place where Leonardo first recorded the laws of friction. The research ...

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In ...

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity.

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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The Daily Physics Problem - 2

As explained in the previous installment of this series, these questions are a warm-up for my younger colleagues, who will in two months have to pass a tough exam to become INFN researchers.By ...

17 hours ago from Science 2.0

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Video of Evaporating Booze Droplet Looks Like a Tiny Planet

Most of us don't give much thought to drops of liquid that end up outside our drinking glasses. But physicists care a lot about liquid droplets, and study their whole lifespans—from the first ...

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Discover Magazine

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Gorilla Glass 5 can survive a 5-foot fall

A source of anxiety for many people is the fragility of their smartphone screens. For those who prefer their phone without impact-resistant screen protectors or a bulky protective case, ...

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Gizmag

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Snell's law for spin waves measured at long last

Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to "magnonic" devices of the future.

Sat 23 Jul 16 from Nanotechweb

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Mapping electromagnetic waveforms

Munich Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second.

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space

Scientists at Hokkaido University have revealed temperature-dependent energy-state conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution ...

Fri 22 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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