Using bacterial biofilms for production of new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies

For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Suppose you were a first responder, who got called out to investigate a suspicious substance found in a public place. Instead of having to transport that material back to the lab, wouldn't it ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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The future face of molecular electronics

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power—and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New complex oxides could advance memory devices

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O'Brien have discovered ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Team refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions

(Phys.org) —Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture

(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular 'sieves' which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Tue 16 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists refine formula for nanotube types

(Phys.org) —Many a great idea springs from talks over a cup of coffee. But it's rare and wonderful when a revelation comes from the cup itself.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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