Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.

Sun 20 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Lead in hunting bullets is dispensable – study proves suitability of alternatives

A new study concerning terminal ballistics of lead-containing and lead-free bullets shows that both materials are equally suitable for hunting in accordance with animal welfare. Lead-free bullets ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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An optomechanical crystal to study interactions among colocalized photons and phonons

A photon is the quantum particle of light and electromagnetic radiation. A phonon is its equivalent when it comes to mechanical vibrations of matter and heat transmission. Although it might ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers develop an optical system that enhances visualization in opaque environments such as skin

A team of scientists led by researcher Jesus Lancis, at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with lecturer Pedro Andrés, at the Department of ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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A noble gas cage: New material traps gases from nuclear fuel better

When nuclear fuel gets recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton and xenon gases. Naturally occurring uranium in rock contaminates basements with the related gas radon. A new porous ...

Sun 20 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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That Horrible Moment When You're Stuck On The Bowl Without Toilet Paper

 You’ve been there. At a friendly gathering, slowing removing yourself to take care of personal business in the restroom. Your mind wanders as you relieve yourself, only to notice ...

22 hours ago from TechCrunch

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A molecule's transformation filmed at high resolution

François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre successfully imaged a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly exceeding that ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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LEDs shine in bedding plant production study

Growers of annual bedding plant seedlings or plugs work to produce compact, fully rooted transplants with a large stem diameter and high root dry mass—qualities that make seedlings less susceptible ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bioprinting methods on 2-D surfaces to link 3-D cellular structures

New research focuses on the development of a novel, matrix-free method for generating 3-D cell spheroids that are combining knowledge from bioprinting methods on 2-D surfaces to link 3-D cellular ...

4 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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NSF Awards $360,000 Grant for Study on Metal Stainless Alloy Nanostructures

A chemist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has received a major grant to study the synthesis of stainless nanoparticles. Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, ...

8 hours ago from AZoNano

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