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December 17, 2017
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Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators



Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
A team of University of Alberta engineers developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants. The discovery sets a new world standard in devices called triboelectric nanogenerators by producing a high-density DC current - a vast improvement over low-quality AC currents produced by other research teams. Jun Liu, a PhD student working under the supervision of chemical engineering professor Thomas ... read more

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A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
DNA, present in almost every cell, is increasingly being used as a building material to construct tiny, but sophisticated structures such as autonomous 'DNA walkers' that can move along a microparti ... more
NANO TECH
New nanowires are just a few atoms thick
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
"Two-dimensional materials" - materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick - are promising for both high-performance electronics and flexible, transparent electronics that could be ... more
NANO TECH
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and diele ... more
NANO TECH
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Crosstalk and noise can become a major source of reliability problems of CNT based VLSI interconnects in the near future. Downscaling of component size in integrated circuits (ICs) to nanometer scal ... more
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Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. At Karlsruhe I ... more
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Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. ... more
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Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Researchers from the Physics Department of Moscow State University and their colleagues have discovered a mechanism that allows gas sensors, based on nanocrystalline metal oxides, to work at room te ... more
NANO TECH
Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient
Beijing, China (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) offer significant improvement on detection efficiency (DE) compared to their semiconducting counterparts, having enabled many breakthrough a ... more
NANO TECH
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
From textbooks to artwork to newspapers, printed items are a part of our everyday life. But the ink used in today's printers are limited in colors and resolution. Now in a new study in ACS' journal ... more
NANO TECH
Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 09, 2017
Nanotechnology, the science of developing materials containing very small fibers, is having a growing influence on daily life. Now researchers have shown for the first time in mice that long and thi ... more


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New, simplified technique makes light metallic nanofoam
Davis CA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies, reports a new study from the University of California, Davis. A na ... more
NANO TECH
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technol ... more
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Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
A new study in the journal Nature shows how metals can be patterned at the nanoscale to be more resistant to fatigue, the slow accumulation of internal damage from repetitive strain. The resea ... more
NANO TECH
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their colleagues from Germany have conducted an experiment which demonstrated the behavior of areas of two-dimensional materials which are applied in ... more



Robot Moon Base: Beijing's New Lunar Landing Program
Beijing (XNA) Dec 12, 2017
Scientists are mulling a robot moon station, Chinese space experts said on Tuesday. The base can conduct bigger, more complicated research and experiments, according to space officials who announced the plan at an international symposium in Shanghai at the end of November. Such a station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth, Jiao Weixin, a Peking University space ... more
Rome (SPX) Dec 17, 2017
Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration
Dallas TX (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Researchers analyze thousands of hours of Apollo mission audio
Miami (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
US to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield; 3 plead guilty in botnet attack
Washington (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army's mission is generally to "attack and destroy," the cyber troops have a slightly different goal, said Colonel Robert Ryan, who commands a Hawaii-based combat team. "Not everything is destr ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
Lockheed Martin tapped to provide cyber security support
London (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote
Addis Ababa (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
Robot Moon Base: Beijing's New Lunar Landing Program
Beijing (XNA) Dec 12, 2017
Scientists are mulling a robot moon station, Chinese space experts said on Tuesday. The base can conduct bigger, more complicated research and experiments, according to space officials who announced the plan at an international symposium in Shanghai at the end of November. Such a station could slash the costs of returning rock samples to Earth, Jiao Weixin, a Peking University space ... more
Rome (SPX) Dec 17, 2017
Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration
Dallas TX (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Researchers analyze thousands of hours of Apollo mission audio
Miami (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts
Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
A team of University of Alberta engineers developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants. The discovery sets a new world standard in devices called triboelectric nanogenerators by producing a high-density DC current - a vast improvement over low-quality AC currents produced by other resear ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
New nanowires are just a few atoms thick
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space
Liverpool UK (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances across the ocean. The ocean is full of eddies, swirling motions some tens to hundreds of kilometres across, which mix the water and carry it across the average currents. The 'sm ... more
Boulder CO (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
Scientists share various perspectives on ozone layer recovery
Laurel MD (SPX) Dec 15, 2017
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Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
A team of University of Alberta engineers developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants. The discovery sets a new world standard in devices called triboelectric nanogenerators by producing a high-density DC current - a vast improvement over low-quality AC currents produced by other resear ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 07, 2017
New nanowires are just a few atoms thick
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation's (Aerospace) SeedTECH Artificial Intelligence (AI) team is one of 59 teams out of 147 that are advancing to the second round of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE - a $5 million AI and cognitive computing global competition. SeedTECH AI will take on the grand challenge of designing an AI that can dream. "We're thrilled that Aerospace's all-volunteer team progressed to the ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Speedy cockroaches help researchers train robots to walk
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 13, 2017
Not Your Grandpa's Robot: Russian Robot 'FEDOR' May Become Self-Learning
Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles
The Hague (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective. After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they were putting into operation a flock of the birds of prey to take down drones believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as near airports. ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 13, 2017
Jet-powered drone tested by BAE Systems
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2017
Hensoldt intros new counter-drone system
Beijing (AFP) Dec 7, 2017
China says Indian drone 'invaded' its airspace, crashed
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami
Toyohashi, Japan (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as hear ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Dec 18, 2017
Single-photon detector can count to 4
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Toshiba, Western Digital settle legal battle over chip unit sale
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Researchers quantify factors for reducing power semiconductor resistance by two-thirds
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Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium
Champaign IL (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... well... excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input from colleagues at Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Amsterdam, have proven the existence of this enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists sinc ... more
Grenoble, France (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Brittle starfish shows how to make tough ceramics
Moscow (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution
Washington (UPI) Dec 11, 2017
Army taps Northrop Grumman for new radar risk reduction work
Three men jailed over Hong Kong explosives plot
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
Three men were jailed in Hong Kong Friday for possessing and conspiring to make explosives ahead of a contentious 2015 vote on political reform. The trio, who were found guilty last month, were sentenced to up to three years and 10 months in prison as the judge said they had embarked on "a very dangerous path". They were detained at a time of heightened political tension in Hong Kong in ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
Bustling Beijing migrant area turns into ghost town
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Poisoned syringes fired at pet dogs for China meat trade
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Chinese dissident's widow sends desperate letter
Herschel Data Links Mysterious Quasar Winds to Furious Starbursts
Noordwijk, Netherlands (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to solve a decades-old mystery about the origin of powerful cool gas winds in the hot environs of quasars. The evidence linking these powerful winds to star formation in the quasar host galaxies may also help resolve the mystery of why the size of galaxies in the universe appears to be capped. Since their discovery in the 1960s quasars ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole Found
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
New manifestation of magnetic monopoles discovered
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Quantum-emitting answer might lie in the solution
Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The magnetic moment of an individual proton is inconceivably small, but can still be quantified. The basis for undertaking this measurement was laid over ten years ago, and physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, GSI Darmstadt, and the RIKEN research institute in Japan are still performing experiments to measure this force with a sin ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Physicists make most precise measurement ever of a proton's magnetic moment
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 15, 2017
Listening for gravitational waves using pulsars
New York NY (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Gravity waves from merging supermassive black holes will be found soon
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Guanidinium stabilizes perovskite solar cells at 19 percent efficiency
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
With the power-conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells plateauing around 25%, perovskites are now ideally placed to become the market's next generation of photovoltaics. In particular, organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites offer manufacturing versatility that can potentially translate into much higher efficiency: studies have already shown photovoltaic performances above 20% acros ... more
Uncha Amirpur, India (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
India faces painful move to cleaner energy
Warwick UK (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device
Washington (UPI) Dec 14, 2017
U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead
Green Light for Continued Operations of ESA Science Missions
Noordwijk, Netherlands (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has approved indicative extensions, up to 2019-2020, for the operation of eight scientific missions. During its meeting at ESA Headquarters in Paris, on 21-22 November, the SPC approved indicative extensions for the continued operation of five ESA-led missions: Gaia, INTEGRAL, Mars Express, SOHO, and XMM-Newton. This followed a comprehensive review o ... more
London, UK (SPX) Dec 08, 2017
New business incubators will help space industry grow
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Dec 08, 2017
mu Space becomes first Thai startup to acquire satellite license
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions
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