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Molecular Fuel Factory Shut Down by Aluminum Clusters

July 6, 2015 | by Eric Francavilla, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

3D images give clues to extending catalyst life.

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SPIE Photomask Technology 2015

September 29, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The SPIE Photomask Technology Symposium, organized by SPIE and BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE, provides the world’s largest forum to discuss the latest mask technologies and how they can meet the needs of the rapidly moving semiconductor industry. It will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015.

EOS/ESD Annual Symposium

September 27, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The EOS/ESD Annual Symposium will be held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

Why Work-Life Balance is the Wrong Idea

July 6, 2015 12:09 pm | by Brian Mohr | Articles | Comments

A better “balance” is finding the right job for your purpose.


Island Canopy Hoods

July 6, 2015 12:00 am | by HEMCO Corporation | HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO Island Canopy Hoods are suitable to locate over peninsulas and are designed to collect and exhaust corrosive vapors, heat, steam and odors when mounted over areas with water baths, hot plates or portable equipment.



July 6, 2015 12:00 am | by Terra Universal, Inc. | Terra Universal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Terra Universal introduces a plastic desiccator that provides automated humidity control at an affordable price. Terra’s Smart humidity control module, sensor and safety relief/bleed (RB) valve provide a positive-pressure environment that automatically maintains low-humidity.


A Mixed Week for Robotics in Germany

July 2, 2015 3:34 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Some robots perform cute party tricks; other robots can be deadly. 


Mars Rover Studies Rock-Layer Contact Zone

July 2, 2015 2:49 pm | News | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock.


Novel Pizza Protein Used in a Variety of Ways

July 2, 2015 2:41 pm | News | Comments

In the natural world, proteins use the process of biomineralization to incorporate metallic elements into tissues, using it to create diverse materials such as seashells, teeth, and bones. However, the way proteins actually do this is not well understood.


The Quantum Middle Man

July 2, 2015 2:35 pm | by Laura Petersen, OIST | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum computing. 


Key to Electronics Advancement Lies in Silver Technology

July 2, 2015 2:11 pm | News | Comments

Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings, and even transparent displays.


Faster Lasers = Superior Memory

July 2, 2015 2:00 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown intermediate atomic state — one that may represent an unavoidable limit to data recording speeds.


Tiny Spectrometer Can Function Within a Smartphone

July 2, 2015 11:36 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Chemists design a quantum-dot spectrometer, enabling portable light analysis.


Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours

July 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Laura Ost, NIST | News | Comments

Researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours — hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds.


Producing Spin-entangled Electrons

July 2, 2015 9:50 am | News | Comments

​A team has successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the first time, that these electrons remain entangled even when they are separated from one another on a chip.  


Cellular Structure Explains Fate of Stem Cells

July 2, 2015 9:41 am | News | Comments

Scientists have found a previously unidentified mechanism that helps explain why stem cells undergo self-renewing divisions but their offspring do not.



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