Team develops new semiconductor processing technology

Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes, resembling a kind of sponge at nano level, can be generated in semiconductors. This opens up new possibilities for the realization of tiny sensors ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Legos of life': Deep dive into the 3-D structures of proteins reveals key building blocks

Rutgers scientists have found the "Legos of life" - four core chemical structures that can be stacked together to build the myriad proteins inside every organism - after smashing and dissecting ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Optical nanoscope images quantum dots

Physicists have developed a technique based on optical microscopy that can be used to create images of atoms on the nanoscale. In particular, the new method allows the imaging of quantum dots ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Big energy savings: Researchers build the world's smallest electro-optic modulator

Researchers at Oregon State University have designed and fabricated the world's smallest electro-optic modulator, which could mean major reductions in energy used by data centers and supercomputers.

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Two dimensional circuit with magnetic quasi-particles

Whether smart phone, computer or dialysis machine there is no electronic device without chips and their electronic components inside. The individual circuit elements are therefore often wired ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers develop transportable optical atomic clock

Atomic clocks are no longer based on a microwave transition in cesium, instead operating with other atoms that are excited using optical frequencies. Some of these new clocks are portable. At ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ancient rice heralds a new future for rice production

Wild rice growing in northern Australia's crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say University of Queensland researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree.

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover material ideal for smart photovoltaic windows

Smart windows that are transparent when it's dark or cool but automatically darken when the sun is too bright are increasingly popular energy-saving devices. But imagine that when the window ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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3-D printing improves cell adhesion and strength of PDMS polymer

Combining two different polymer forms can switch manufacturing of silicone parts from molding, casting and spin coating of simple forms to 3-D printing of complex geometries with better mechanical ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny enough to fit onto a computer chip. These devices, called optical isolators, ...

Mon 22 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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