Northwestern University

Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...

Jan 26, 2011
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

NFL linemen recover from back surgery, and so can you

If NFL linemen can recover from back surgery and return to their spine-bruising careers, so can you get back into your "game" of horsing around with your kids or working out at the gym after back surgery.

Jan 21, 2011
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Robotic ghost knifefish is born (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a sophisticated, ribbon-like fin.

Jan 19, 2011
4.3 / 5 (12) 7 | with audio podcast

Better than the human eye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature ...

Jan 17, 2011
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The empathy gap in bullying

Taunted, harassed and pushed to a deadly breaking point. Last year, stories of teen bullying brought to life the heartbreaking consequences of young lives cut short by ruthless and unchecked behavior. Recent media coverage ...

Jan 05, 2011
4.9 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast