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Engineered light could improve health, food, suggests researcher

People who believe light-emitting diodes, or LEDS, are just an efficient upgrade to the ordinary electric light bulb are stuck in their thinking, suggest Sandia National Laboratories researcher ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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5000 times faster than a computerŚinteratomic light rectifier generates directed electric currents

The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. Researchers at the Max Born Institute have now generated directed currents at terahertz ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Synopsis: Optimum Wings for Flying Fruits

Whirling fruits have evolved wing-like structures that are optimized to generate maximum lift, according to a new study.[Physics] Published Wed Jan 16, 2019

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Chirality in real time

Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed (chiral) molecules is crucial in chemistry and the life sciences, and is commonly achieved using a method called circular dichroism. However, ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Spintronics 'miracle material' put to the test

When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia's Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of transistors or diodes ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Overtones can provide faster data communication

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in producing what are known as spin wave overtones. The technology paves the way for increasing the data transmission rate of wireless communication.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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High-tech border wall plan on display at CES

The same technology used in self-driving cars is being touted as a potential high-tech solution to the US border wall conundrumŚwith some added benefits.

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover a process that stabilizes fusion plasmas

Scientists seeking to bring the fusion reaction that powers the sun and stars to Earth must keep the superhot plasma free from disruptions. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's ...

Tue 8 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists reveal for first time the exact process by which chaotic systems synchronize

Synchronization, in which two different systems oscillate in an identical way, underlies numerous collective phenomena observed in nature, providing an example for emergent behaviors ranging ...

Mon 7 Jan 19 from Phys.org

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