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Laser Octopus Catches Designer Nanomaterials

May 27, 2016 | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize the way nanomaterials are applied to medicine and catalytic chemical reactions — for example, in designing ever smaller drug transporters.

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Butterfly Wings Inspire Compact New Technology

May 31, 2016 11:39 am | by Swinburne University of Technology | News | Comments

Inspired by the intricate structure of a butterfly wing, researchers have developed a technique that could be used to make more brilliant computer screens.

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Combo of Wind, Solar Energy Powers the Internet of Things

May 27, 2016 9:19 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution.

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Portable Paper Sensor Monitors Sunburn Risk

May 27, 2016 9:05 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Researchers report the development of a paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure given different skin tones and sunscreen levels.

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Cooling Coils

May 26, 2016 1:18 pm | by RAE Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

RAE Corp.'s cooling coil line uses chilled water, glycol, and refrigerants to regulate the temperatures of buildings and valuable products.

Can Bones and Shells Build Better Concrete?

May 26, 2016 12:26 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new bio-inspired, “bottom-up” approach for designing cement paste

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Spintronics May Revolutionize Electronics

May 26, 2016 11:36 am | by TU Wien | News | Comments

Scientists are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today’s electronics.

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Special Materials Slow Chemical Degradation and Corrosion

May 26, 2016 11:29 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles’ Heel, like that of so many materials, is that they oxidize at high temperatures.

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Architecture Control System

May 26, 2016 11:25 am | by Dialight | Product Releases | Comments

Dialight's DACS software, the Dialight Architecture Control System, is a control platform that allows for commissioning, grouping, and scheduling of the lights and sensors to control, monitor and manage lighting at the fixture, zone, facility and enterprise-wide level with a simple and secure dashboard interface.

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Crash Testing Bacteria at 670MPH to Prevent Contamination

May 26, 2016 10:06 am | by Natalie Tripp, Brigham Young University | News | Comments

Research team discovers bacteria can survive impacts at incredible speeds.

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The Three Words That Can End Your Career

May 25, 2016 12:05 pm | by Todd Cohen | Articles | Comments

How you use and deliver these words makes a huge impression on people and leaves them thinking and feeling a certain way about you.

A Breakthrough in Night Vision Optics

May 25, 2016 11:54 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

Potential applications include defense and autonomous farming robots.

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Gold Nanoantennas Create More Robust Solar Cells

May 25, 2016 10:56 am | by Hokkaido University | News | Comments

Scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental conditions.

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Next-gen Carbon Monoxide Sensors Use Nanowires

May 25, 2016 10:35 am | by Michele Fontana, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology | News | Comments

As a tool for CO detection, scientists use extremely small wires: copper oxide nanowires. Copper oxide nanowires chemically react with CO, creating an electrical signal that can be used to quantify CO concentration. These nanowires are so thin that it is possible to fit more than 1,000 of them in the average thickness of a human hair.

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Diamonds Are a Semiconductor’s Best Friend

May 25, 2016 10:17 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to dope single-crystal diamonds with boron at relatively low temperatures and without any degradation.

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Feeding Connectors

May 25, 2016 10:13 am | by Qosina Corp. | Qosina Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers 40 feeding connectors that meet the ISO 80369-3 standard and will not mate with the ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 luers.

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