Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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MRI, on a molecular scale: Team develops system that could peer into atomic structure of individual molecules

For decades, scientists have used techniques such as X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules. Such ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Chiral breathing: Electrically controlled polymer changes its optical properties

Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Real-life Spider-Man webshooter uses a coil gun instead of web fluid

In honor of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening tomorrow in Germany (among other places), German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe has just filled us in on his latest creation it's a Spider-Man-inspired ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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In-situ nanoindentation study of phase transformation in magnetic shape memory alloys

Texas A&M University researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have examined stress induced martensitic phase transformations in magnetic shape memory ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed

Sodium channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and pain, making them an important potential target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Photoluminescent Nanoparticles Kill Cancer

Researchers discover novel nanoparticle that when triggered by X-rays can treat tumor tissue

Thu 17 Apr 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other

Researchers at Penn State's Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials and the University of Texas at Dallas have shown the ability to grow high quality, single-layer materials one on ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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