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2011-11-28 11:34:16

Scientists have developed a new method of creating nanoporous materials with potential applications in everything from water purification to chemical sensors.

2011-11-22 10:35:32

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) was developed to help return lost function to patients with upper and lower extremity injuries and spinal cord injuries, among other applications.

2011-11-21 09:33:06

Materials that emit visible light after being exposed to sunlight are commonplace and can be found in everything from emergency signage to glow-in-the-dark stickers.

2011-09-21 18:53:33

The technology yielding flexible solar cells with an 18.7% world record efficiency developed by scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has now been published in “Nature Materials”.

2011-09-19 07:58:38

Researchers have created the most efficient solar cell ever made based on collodial-quatum-dots (CQD).

2011-08-23 17:40:35

An international team of researchers from France and Germany has developed a new material which is the first to react magnetically to electrical fields at room temperature.

2011-08-16 23:11:25

Scientists can now look deeper into new materials to study their structure and behavior.

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2011-07-27 09:35:51

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have now created the first tunable acoustic diode-a device that allows acoustic information to travel only in one direction, at controllable frequencies.

2011-07-25 15:39:26

In an advance that could open new avenues for solar cells, lasers, metamaterials and more, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.

2011-07-18 14:43:10

A new family of contrast agents that sneak into bacteria disguised as glucose food can detect bacterial infections in animals with high sensitivity and specificity.


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