Recreating lightning for research

Sandia National Laboratories creates lightning in a lab to evaluate how anything from sensitive nuclear weapons components to entire buildings will hold up against the worst that nature might ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Nanotechnology takes on watch counterfeiters

Is that a real Rolex, or a fake? Thanks to research currently being carried out at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) research institute, an ultraviolet lamp ...

Wed 29 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Electron scavenging to mimic radiation damage

High energy radiation affects biological tissues, leading to short-term reactions. These generate, as a secondary product, electrons with low energy, referred to as LEEs, which are ultimately ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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A new way to recycle polycarbonates that prevents BPA leaching

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at IBM's Research facility in Almaden, San Jose (the same site where Watson was developed) has developed a one-step process for recycling polycarbonates into ...

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Can cyborg locusts be used as tiny, biorobotic "sniffer dogs"?

For years, scientists have been experimenting with "biobots." Example include insects fitted with various electronic systems that can harvest kinetic energy from their wings, those that ...

Wed 29 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Home PC outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations

The GPU in your gaming rig performs crazy amounts of calculations to really bring to life the Cyberdemon in the new Doom, but scientists are increasingly applying that power to more ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Researchers develop new thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials

An international joint research group has succeeded in developing a new thermally activated, delayed-fluorescence (TADF) material that displays emission of light in colors from green to deep-red.

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Optical aberrations help detect atomic-scale magnetism

New electron microscopy technique could be used to study the behaviour of magnetic domains in hard drives.

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Researcher increases speed and accuracy of sample analysis

A new description of electron scattering in the surface layers of samples proposed by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw significantly speeds up ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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This Portable 200W "Laser Bazooka" is terrifying, unnecessary, and I want one

 Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about forty thousand ...

Wed 29 Jun 16 from TechCrunch

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