Photodielectric discovery brings new optical control to electronics

Characters in some of the more futuristic science fiction films, like "Minority Report" and "Iron Man," control computer displays with slick and deliberate hand motions. In "Minority Report," ...

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Ultra-high resolution images of butterfly wing crystals offer clues to how nano-scale structures form

(Phys.org)An international team of researchers has taken another step toward understanding the process by which butterfly wing scales develop crystals that result in bright, vivid colors. In ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Plastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet

MOST scientific research follows a logical progression, with one experiment following up on the findings of another. Every now and then, however, serendipity plays a part. Such is the case ...

4 hours ago from The Economist

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Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease

A study of airborne nanoparticles which are nearly impossible to measure in our air - may explain why pollution is linked to heart attacks and strokes

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Newscientist

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Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance: Looking for the quantum frontier

A team of researchers from Australia and the UK have developed a new theoretical framework to identify computations that occupy the 'quantum frontier'the boundary at which problems become impossible ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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One single enzyme induces the chemical defense of a mushroom against larvae

Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as German scientists ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Tweaked titanium turns C02 into solar fuel

An ability to convert carbon dioxide into energy using only the power of the sun, as plants do through photosynthesis, would be a monumental breakthrough in green energy research. More ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Gizmag

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Control of molecular motion by metal-plated 3-D printed plastic pieces

Many measurement techniques, such as spectroscopy, benefit from the ability to split a single beam of light into two in order to measure changes in one of them. The crucial device that separates ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Team science critical to diagnosis, prevention, treatment of diseases

Tackling complex biomedical research increasingly requires the development of new approaches to facilitate innovative, creative and impactful discoveries. A group of scientists from Boston University ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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