A Tractor Beam for Human Levitation?

Light as a feather, stiff as a board: It's a game you may have played growing up, anxiously repeating the phrase in the hopes that your friend would start levitating. Thanks to new researchpublishedMondayin ...

8 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Building a better polyethylene

Each year more than eight million tons of plastics pollute the ocean, forming mammoth, so-called "garbage patches" via strong currents. Even with new collection methods, only 0.5 percent out ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

The name Bugatti is associated with bleeding-edge motor cars rather than 3D printing, but the automaker has announced it has produced a new brake caliper that is not only the largest ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Artificial synapses fill the gaps for brainier computer chips

Right now, you're carrying around the most powerful computer in existence the human brain. This naturally super-efficient machine is far better than anything humans have ever built, ...

22 hours ago from Gizmag

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Biochemists investigate the transport of large proteins through bacterial cell membranes

Every cell is surrounded by a membrane, which ensures the internal biochemical milieu and regulates the exchange of substances with its surroundings. In every cell membrane, there are a large ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Proton transport in graphene shows promise for renewable energy

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered another new and unexpected physical effect in graphene membranes that could be used in devices to artificially mimic photosynthesis.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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New filters could enable manufacturers to perform highly-selective chemical separation, cutting costs and emissions

A team of chemical and biological engineers has developed highly selective membrane filters that could enable manufacturers to separate and purify chemicals in ways that are currently impossible, ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Realizing highly efficient quantum dot LEDs with metallic nanostructures at low cost

KAIST researchers have discovered a technology that enhances the efficiency of Quantum Dot LEDs. Professor Yong-Hoon Cho from the Department of Physics and his team succeeded in improving the ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Persistent photoconductivity used to stimulate neurotypic cells

Researchers have, for the first time, used a material's persistent photoconductivity to stimulate neurotype cells. The technique, which is relatively simple, should facilitate future research ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists suggest a new method for synthesizing a promising magnetic material

Scientists from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and the Russian Academy of Sciences have used a new method for synthesizing iron-dysprosium garnet. Magnetic materials of this class are used ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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