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Special microscope captures defects in nanotubes

University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.

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Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling ...

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Scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon ...

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Rounded crystals that mimic starfish shells could advance 3-D printing pills

In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded crystals that have no facets.

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Goldilocks principle wrong for particle assembly: Too hot and too cold is just right

Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has ...

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4-D Printing Turns Carbon Fiber, Wood Into Shapeshifting Programmable Materials

The next piece of flat-pack furniture you buy from Ikea might be able to assemble itself

Mon 20 Oct 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Research on how surfaces respond under extreme conditions lead to energy advances

Academics were always important for Bilge Yildiz, the daughter of two math teachers, as she was growing up in and around Izmir, Turkey. Her parents, Yildiz says, were her inspiration for appreciating ...

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Researchers find LEDs attract more flying invertebrates than conventional lighting

A pair of researchers with the New Zealand research institute Scion, has found that flying invertebrates are more attracted to LED lights than to conventional outdoor lighting. In their paper ...

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A simple and versatile way to build 3-dimensional materials of the future

Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called "diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly," to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional (3D) structures for applications ...

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Cheap, ultra low-power light source runs on just 0.1 Watts

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a new low-cost flat panel light source that could pioneer a new generation of brighter, cheaper and greener lighting devices to rival ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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