Heat flow method can levitate just about anything

Levitation may look like magic, but there are a number of scientific tricks behind it. Magnetic systems are usually behind gimmicky consumer products like floating lightbulbs and speakers, ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Breakthrough in understanding heat transport with a chain of gold atoms

The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and laptops. Heat transport is of similar fundamental ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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A way to magnetically control individual members of a robot swarm

(Tech Xplore)A trio of researchers with Philips Innovative Technologies in Germany has developed a way to magnetically control individual members of a robot swarm. In their paper published ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function

The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is "significantly decreased" after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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There and back again: Catalyst mediates energy-efficient proton transport for reversibility

A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have found. ...

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How do we regulate advanced technologies along social or ethical lines?

How do we regulate advanced technologies along social or ethical lines? ASU expert says powerful new technologies are stretching the boundaries of science and science policy.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech

Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick.

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new "living material"a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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NIST quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just completed a multiyear study to identify the "best" candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Wireless power transmission safely charges devices anywhere within a room

A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, eliminating ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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