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Graphene under pressure

Small balloons made from one-atom-thick material graphene can withstand enormous pressures, much higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean, scientists at the University of Manchester ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Silicon nanoparticles trained to juggle light

A team of physicists from ITMO University (Saint Petersburg) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) has demonstrated the potential of silicon nanoparticles for effective non-linear ...

Wed 24 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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Understanding nature's patterns with plasmas

Patterns abound in nature, from zebra stripes and leopard spots to honeycombs and bands of clouds. Somehow, these patterns form and organize all by themselves. To better understand how, researchers ...

Tue 23 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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Japan may forge Olympic medals from recycled smartphones

If you caught Japan's teaser for the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, you know the nation is planning to lean hard on its pop-culture icons -- but Tokyo may also use the Olympics to ...

Mon 22 Aug 16 from Engadget

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'Artificial atom' created in graphene

In a tiny quantum prison, electrons behave quite differently as compared to their counterparts in free space. They can only occupy discrete energy levels, much like the electrons in an atom ...

Mon 22 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics, ...

Mon 22 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

Tue 23 Aug 16 from BBC News

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Genetically Modified Bacteria Conduct Electricity, Ushering in New Era of Green Electronics

Soil bacteria modified to conduct 2000 times as much electricity as that in untreated dirt

Fri 19 Aug 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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UA Ruhr-Studie: Grüner Strom aus dem Pütt - Bottroper Zeche ist als Pumpspeicheranlage geeignet

Alte Kohleschächte als Speicher für Ökostrom? Diese Idee scheint tatsächlich machbar. Das hat das Pilotprojekt auf der Zeche Prosper-Haniel in Bottrop ergeben. Seit 2012 untersuchen Forscher ...

1 hours ago from AlphaGalileo

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