Researchers find tin selenide shows promise for efficiently converting waste heat into electrical energy

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at Northwestern University has found that tin selenide (SnSe) has the highest Carnot efficiency for a thermoelectric cycle ever found, making it potentially ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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New, more versatile version of Geckskin: Gecko-like adhesives now useful for real world surfaces

(Phys.org) —The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Thinnest feasible nano-membrane produced

A new nano-membrane made out of the 'super material' graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

(Phys.org) —Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal oxides, a class of materials that seems to have it all: superconductivity, ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups

Follow any recipe like a Jedi Master with this measuring cup set from ThinkGeek looks like the "Star Wars" droid you're looking for -- R2-D2.

8 hours ago from CNET

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Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Impurity size affects performance of emerging superconductive material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance – or possibly provide benefits – in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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