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2012-06-13 14:29:55

A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity.

2012-05-30 08:41:02

While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color.

Nanoparticles Act As 'Artificial Atoms' To Form Complex Structures
2012-05-25 08:09:26

A new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may resolve the question over whether or not nanoparticles act as "artificial atoms" when forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures.

2012-05-24 20:59:17

Sensors that work flawlessly in laboratory settings may stumble when it comes to performing in real-world conditions.

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2012-05-14 20:39:00

New research suggests graphene and carbon nanotubes could be used to create these super small, super fast computers and smartphones.

Breathalyzer Reveals Signs Of Disease
2012-05-07 10:11:46

This invention could give new meaning to the term "bad breath!" It's the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer, and when you blow into it, you get tested for a biomarker—a sign of disease.

Scientists Say They've Found The Elusive Majorana Fermion
2012-04-15 04:48:19

After a search that has lasted roughly three-quarters of a century, researchers believe they have at long last discovered evidence of an elusive particle that could be its own anti-particle.

2012-03-28 17:24:55

They look like fruit, and indeed the nanoscale stars of new research at Rice University have tasty implications for medical imaging and chemical sensing.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.