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A crystal wedding in the nanocosmos

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor ...

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Gum arabic under an electron microscope (w/ Video)

This alien glob in the video below is a piece of gum arabic from the hardened sap of the Acacia tree, most likely collected from a tree in Sudan. Rox Middleton explains how the electron microscope has changed the way we are ...

Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic performance from a semiconducting compound with properties that could prove a ...

Physicists discuss quantum pigeonhole principle

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

US plans widespread seismic testing of sea floor

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

NASA Mars spacecraft prepare for close comet flyby

X-ray laser gives buckyballs a big kick

(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have been blowing up "buckyballs" – soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules – with an X-ray laser to understand how they fly apart. The results, they say, will aid biological ...

New technique controls fluids at the nanoscale

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a revolutionary method of pumping fluid at the nanoscale level that has potential use for desalinating water and lab-on-a-chip ...

Watching nanoscale fluids flow

(Phys.org) —At the nanoscale, where objects are measured in billionths of meters and events transpire in trillionths of seconds, things do not always behave as our experiences with the macro-world might ...

Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons

(Phys.org)—Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it's a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, ...

Study shows epigenetic changes can drive cancer

Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures

Scalping can raise ticket prices

How do we terraform Venus?

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

Sharper imaging using X-rays

Physicists at HZB have developed a process to generate improved lenses for X-ray microscopy that provide both better resolution and higher throughput. To accomplish this, they fabricate three-dimensional ...

Video: Cobalt oxide superlattice

These individual particles of cobalt oxide have been engineered to form a superlattice or 3D mesh structure to improve their chemical activity, explains Giorgio Divitini.

Video: Nanoengineered electron guns

In this video we see an electron gun made of many thousands of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, each more than 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Dr Matt Cole, from the University of Cambridge, explains ...

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