New complex oxides could advance memory devices
The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O'Brien have discovered new complex ...
Nano engineering advances bone-forming material
Murdoch University nanotechnology researchers have successfully engineered synthetic materials which encouraged bone formation in sheep.
Earthworms as nature's free fertilizer
Earthworm presence in the soil increases crop yield, shows a new study that was published this week in Scientific Reports. "This is not unexpected," says Jan Willem van Groenigen, associate professor in the ...
Pelican-like pterosaur enters record books
Fossil hunters have found the remains of a pterosaur whose jaw suggests the flying reptile skimmed fish from surface water and stored the prey in a pelican-like throat pouch, they said on Thursday.
Quantum engineering pushes refrigerator beyond classical efficiency limits
Experiment shows potential of X-ray laser to study complex, poorly understood materials
Plastics are made of polymers, which are a challenge for scientists to study. Their chainlike strands of thousands of atoms are tangled up in a spaghetti-like jumble, their motion can be measured at many ...
Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video)
Study shows how easy it is to determine someone's identity with cell phone data
Defects in 2D semiconductors could lead to multi-colored light-emitting devices
Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators produces laser-like light emission
By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip ...
Researchers unveil Dreadnoughtus: A gigantic, exceptionally complete sauropod dinosaur
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet (26 m) long and weighing about 65 tons (59,300 kg) in life, ...
Tiny 'Lego brick'-style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient
(Phys.org) —Rows of aluminum studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces.
New device stores electricity on silicon chips
(Phys.org) —Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges.