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Invisibility of Magnetic Fields Made Reality
Mar 22, 2012 17:03 PM E
UAB researchers, in collaboration with an experimental group from the Academy of Sciences of Slovakia, have created a cylinder which hides contents and makes them invisible to magnetic fields. The device was built using superconductor and ferromagnetic materials available on the market. The invention is published this week in the journal Science.
Neutrinos
Dance Like a Neutrino: New Quantum Scheme to Simulate Particle Oscillations
Mar 22, 2012 11:29 AM E
The behaviour of some of the most elusive particles in the known universe can be simulated using three atoms in a lab, CQT researchers have found.
Nanoparticles
New Technique Lets Scientists Peer within Nanoparticles, See Atomic Structure in 3-D
Mar 22, 2012 09:24 AM E
UCLA researchers are now able to peer deep within the world's tiniest structures to create three-dimensional images of individual atoms and their positions. Their research, published March 22 in the journal Nature, presents a new method for directly measuring the atomic structure of nanomaterials.
Wind farms
Study Shows far Higher Potential for Wind Energy in India than Previously Estimated
Mar 22, 2012 07:53 AM E
A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates- about 20 times and up to 30 times greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts. This landmark finding may have significant impact on India...
Nanopower
Nanopower: Avoiding Electrolyte Failure in Nanoscale Lithum Batteries
Mar 21, 2012 16:54 PM E
It turns out you can be too thin-especially if you're a nanoscale battery. Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, College Park, and Sandia National Laboratories built a series of nanowire batteries to demonstrate that the thickness of the electrolyte layer can dramatically affect...
Nanoparticles
Quantum Plasmons Demonstrated in Atomic-scale Nanoparticles
Mar 21, 2012 16:32 PM E
The physical phenomenon of plasmon resonances in small metal particles has been used for centuries. They are visible in the vibrant hues of the great stained-glass windows of the world. More recently, plasmon resonances have been used by engineers to develop new, light-activated cancer treatments and to enhance light absorption in photovoltaics and photocatalysis.
Anna Krylov
Scientists Discover New Method of Proton Transfer
Mar 21, 2012 15:34 PM E
Scientists at USC and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have discovered a new route by which a proton (a hydrogen atom that lost its electron) can move from one molecule to another - a basic component of countless chemical and biological reactions.
Monolayer Organic Thin Film STEM
Better Organic Electronics
Mar 20, 2012 09:30 AM E
Future prospects for superior new organic electronic devices are brighter now thanks to a new study by researchers with the U.S. Working at the Lab's Molecular Foundry, a DOE nanoscience center, the team has provided the first experimental determination of the pathways by which electrical charge is transported from molecule-to-molecule in an organic thin film.
New paper by Notre Dame researchers describes method for cleaning up nuclear waste
New Paper by Notre Dame Researchers Describes Method for Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste
Mar 20, 2012 17:12 PM E
While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy.
Nuclear Fusion Simulation Shows High-gain Energy Output
Mar 20, 2012 17:03 PM E
High-gain nuclear fusion could be achieved in a preheated cylindrical container immersed in strong magnetic fields, according to a series of computer simulations performed at Sandia National Laboratories.
Wind farms
Engineers Enlist Weather Model to Optimize Offshore Wind Plan
Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM E
Politics aside, most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Wind farms placed offshore could play a large role in meeting such challenges, and yet no offshore wind farms exist today in the United States.
Mirkin
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Hosts Nanotechnology Pioneer
Mar 19, 2012 16:21 PM E
On March 6, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Va., hosted a presentation by Dr. Chad Mirkin from Northwestern University.
Piezoelectric Graphene
Straintronics: Engineers Create Piezoelectric Graphene
Mar 19, 2012 10:26 AM E
In what became known as the 'Scotch tape technique," researchers first extracted graphene with a piece of adhesive in 2004. Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb, hexagonal pattern. It looks like chicken wire.
Columbia Engineering Custom Multichannel CMOS Preamplifier Chip
Researchers Increase Speed of Single-molecule Measurements
Mar 19, 2012 09:01 AM E
As nanotechnology becomes ever more ubiquitous, researchers are using it to make medical diagnostics smaller, faster, and cheaper, in order to better diagnose diseases, learn more about inherited traits, and more. But as sensors get smaller, measuring them becomes more difficult-there is always a tradeoff between how long any measurement takes to make and how precise it is.
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