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Rare Chemical Phenomenon To Harvest Solar Energy Demonstrated By Scientists
2014-06-03 03:57:10

A team of international scientists has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

2014-05-28 23:02:11

SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) announced today that a portion of the proceeds for the group’s annual Yard Sale & Auction held during CMA Fest will benefit the local chapter of

2014-05-20 23:06:48

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate

Basis For Electronics That Stretch At The Molecular Level Developed By Nanoengineers
2014-05-05 03:43:29

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?

Researchers See Rare-earth-like Magnetic Properties In Iron
2014-04-30 14:11:06

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron.

Catching The Invisible Wave
2014-04-14 13:13:32

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range.

2014-04-04 12:31:11

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report defines and segments the "Semiconductor & IC Packaging Materials Market by Types (Organic Substrates, Bonding Wires,

Nanoscale Optical Switch Invented
2014-03-14 15:31:09

An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.

Researchers Have Created A Stable Two-dimensional Electron Gas In Strontium Titanate
2014-03-04 08:12:15

An important breakthrough has now been achieved at the Vienna University of Technology: a two dimensional electron gas was created in strontium titanate. In a thin layer just below the surface electrons can move freely and occupy different quantum states.

2014-02-25 14:27:20

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.