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Infrared encoding of images with metasurfaces

Researchers at MINAO, a joint lab between The French Aerospace Lab in Palaiseau and the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures in Marcoussis, have recently demonstrated metamaterial resonators that allow emission ...

dateDec 24, 2015 in General Physics
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Building blocks for GaN power switches

A team of engineers from Cornell University, the University of Notre Dame and the semiconductor company IQE has created gallium nitride (GaN) power diodes capable of serving as the building blocks for future GaN power switches—with ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Isolating water's impact on vibrations within DNA

In a biological system, the ratio of water-to-non-water molecules, known as the hydration level, influences both the arrangement of biomolecules and the strength of the electric interactions that occur between biomolecules, ...

dateDec 14, 2015 in Biochemistry
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On-the-go ultrahigh vacuum storage systems

The train to Tsukuba, Japan often carries workers with briefcases and travelers with overnight bags, but recently a group of scientists took an unusual bit of luggage on board: a suitcase with an ultrahigh vacuum chamber ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in General Physics
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New theory describes ice's slippery behavior

Winter is coming, promising the usual bouts of frozen precipitation for northern locations. The slickness of snow and ice is a big pain if you're driving, flying or walking, but can be a lot of fun if you strap on a pair ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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