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Brighter images, more efficient LCD displays: New polarizing filter transits more light

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Tomorrow's degradable electronics

When the FM frequencies are removed in Norway in 2017, all old-fashioned radios will become obsolete, leaving the biggest collection of redundant electronics ever seen – a mountain of waste ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall

A team of researchers working at Stanford University has used prior research involving the means by which gecko's climb walls to create pads that allow a human to do very nearly the same thing. ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Thin film produces new chemistry in 'nanoreactor'

Physicists at the University of Groningen led by Professor of Functional Nanomaterials Beatriz Noheda have discovered a new manganese compound that is produced by tension in the crystal structure ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Research team advances understanding of atomically thin crystal growth

(Phys.org) —UT's College of Engineering has made recent headlines for discoveries that, while atomically small, could impact our modern world.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Quantum-dot technology makes LCD TVs more colorful, energy-efficient

If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful—and energy-efficient—in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Artist creates nanosculptures smaller than a human hair

A sculpture so tiny that it cannot be seen by the naked eye is claimed the smallest sculpture of the human form ever created. Measuring a picayune 20 x 80 x 100 microns, artist Jonty Hurwitz's ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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