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Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality

Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space. But conventional wisdom dictates that ferroelectric ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image of the Day: Clubbing

Mantis shrimps' remarkably swift kicks come from springs built into their dactyl clubs.

Fri 19 Oct 18 from The Scientist

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Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste ban: Survey

Japan said Thursday it was facing a growing sea of plastic waste with limited capacity to process it after China stopped accepting foreign waste imports.

Thu 18 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists find unusual behavior in topological material

Argonne scientists have identified a new class of topological materials made by inserting transition metal atoms into the atomic lattice of a well-known two-dimensional material.

Thu 18 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination

Organic semiconductor materials have the potential to be used in innovative applications such as transparent and flexible devices, and their low cost makes them particularly attractive. The ...

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover new properties of uranium compounds

Scientists from Russia, China and the United States predicted and have now experimentally identified new uranium hydrides, predicting superconductivity for some of them. The results of their ...

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Biomaterials with 'Frankenstein proteins' help heal tissue

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and disordered segments, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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The future of electronic devices: Strong and self-healing ion gels

Scientists at Yokohama National University and the University of Tokyo in Japan have designed an ion gel with excellent toughness and an ability to self-heal at ambient temperature without any ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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The culprit of superconductivity in cuprates

When it comes to high-temperature superconductors, "high" is a relative term. In the field of superconductivity, "high temperature" means anything that can still be superconductive over 30 degrees ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Copper ions flow like liquid through crystalline structures

Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such ...

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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