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Black phosphorus a new wonder material for optical communication
Twin Cities MN (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film - only 20 layers of atoms - to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits. The devices showed vast improvement in efficiency over comparable devices using the earlier "wonder material" graphene. ... read more
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Researchers turn unzipped nanotubes into possible alternative for platinum
Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University ... more

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells
Life's origins are a mystery, but every year scientists get a little bit closer to understanding what made life possible on Earth, and possibly on other planets or moons. We only have one know ... more

The rub with friction
Here's the rub with friction - scientists don't really know how it works. Sure, humans have been harnessing the power of friction since rubbing two sticks together to build the first fire, but the ... more
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Magnetic vortices in nanodisks reveal information
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Forschungszentrum Julich (FZJ) together with a colleague at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Stras ... more


Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution
Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, accordin ... more
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New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it poss ... more

Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors
Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like for ... more
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Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink

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Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas

Predicting human crowds with statistical physics

Parasite provides clues to evolution of plant diseases

Combined Arctic ice observations show decades of loss

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Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide
Graphene, a single-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a replacement for silicon in electronic devices due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness. But graphene ... more

Nanotechnology: Better measurements of single molecule circuits
It's nearly 50 years since Gordon Moore predicted that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years. "Moore's Law" has turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy ... more

Nanotech and genetic interference may tackle untreatable brain tumors
There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of ... more
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Mutant bacteria that keep on growing
The typical Escherichia coli, the laboratory rat of microbiology, is a tiny 1-2 thousandths of a millimeter long. Now, by blocking cell division, two researchers at Concordia University in Montreal ... more

Silver-glass sandwich structure acts as inexpensive color filter
The engineering world just became even more colorful. Northwestern University researchers have created a new technique that can transform silver into any color of the rainbow. Their simple method is ... more
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The first ever photograph of light as a particle and a wave

China's moon rover Yutu functioning but stationary

OSIRIS catches glimpse of Rosetta's shadow

NASA-Funded Study Finds Two Solar Wind Jets in the Heliosphere

Industry backs US government's spaceport plans

UK Space Agency's second CubeSat mission is taking shape

Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study


Monitoring the deformation of carbon nanocoils under axial loading
Carbon nanocoils (CNCs) composed of helical shaped carbon nanofibers have potential applications including mechanical springs and nano-solenoids. There are some reports which measure the spring cons ... more

Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures
Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions. That is the case for many mi ... more

Light in the Moebius strip
Physics sometimes borders on light art. An international team headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg (FA ... more

Rapid extension of nanographene sheets from hydrocarbons
Commercially available hydrocarbons were used as templates to synthesize uniform nanographene sheets using a series of sheet extending agents and a new transition metal catalyst, which were develope ... more

Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics
Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspi ... more

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X-ray pulses uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3-D
For the first time, a German-American research team has determined the three-dimensional shape of free-flying silver nanoparticles, using DESY's X-ray laser FLASH. The tiny particles, hundreds ... more

New understanding of electron behavior at tips of carbon nanocones could help provide candidates
One of the ways of improving electrons manipulation is though better control over one of their inner characteristics, called spin. This approach is the object of an entire field of study, known as s ... more
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N.Korea warns can conduct 'strike' on US, denies rights violations

Iran's role in Iraq could be positive: US general

U.S. weather satellite explodes into 43 pieces

Boeing: First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites Send First On-Orbit Signals

China raps Obama over spying after anti-terror law row

Predator B drone being offered to Spain


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Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP


A nanoscale solution to the big problem of overheating in microelectronic devices


Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered


Engineers uses disorder to control light on a nanoscale


Dance of the nanovortices


Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity


Making functionalized nanocarbons


Holes in valence bands of nanodiamonds discovered


Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories

Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism

ORNL researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It's the mileage, not the age

Nano-beaker offers insight into the condensation of atoms

Major limitations found with nanotubes in blood facing medical devices

A new step towards using graphene in electronic applications

Carbon nanotube finding could boost battery life

Revealing the inner workings of a molecular motor

New technology focuses diffuse light inside living tissue

DNA origami could lead to nano 'transformers' for biomedical applications

Mysteries of 'molecular machines' revealed

Bettter rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

Dartmouth researchers create 'green' process to reduce molecular switching waste

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Penn Research Outlines Basic Rules for Construction With a Type of Origami

Green meets nano

Technique determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup and topography

Nanoshaping method points to future manufacturing technology

New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

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