Life's molecules could lie within reach of Mars Curiosity rover
Stick a shovel in the ground and scoop. That's about how deep scientists need to go in order to find evidence for ancient life on Mars, if there is any to be found, a new study suggests. That's within reach ...
Researchers create room-temperature quantum bits that store data for nearly two seconds
Its a challenge thats long been one of the holy grails of quantum computing: how to create the key building blocks known as quantum bits, or qubits, that exist in a solid-state system at room temperature.
Researchers tune the strain in graphene drumheads to create quantum dots
Researchers have shown that they can tune the strain in graphene suspended like drumheads over microscopic holes in a substrate of silicon oxide using the tip of an advanced scanning probe microscope and a ...
A new tool for molecular architects
A team of chemists at the University of Geneva have finally demonstrated the utility of the rare halogen bond which acts as a anions transporter.
Global research centre on ocean acid launched
The UN nuclear agency announced on Monday the creation of a new centre in Monaco to help coordinate international efforts to research and combat the serious environmental problem of ocean acidification.
ORNL microscopy reveals workings behind promising inexpensive catalyst
(Phys.org) -- A newly developed carbon nanotube material could help lower the cost of fuel cells, catalytic converters and similar energy-related technologies by delivering a substitute for expensive platinum ...
Tighter 'stitching' makes better graphene
(Phys.org) -- Similar to how tighter stiches make for a better quality quilt, the "stitching" between individual crystals of graphene affects how well these carbon monolayers conduct electricity and retain ...
Researchers find new properties of the carbon material graphene
Graphene has caused a lot of excitement among scientists since the extremely strong and thin carbon material was discovered in 2004. Just one atom thick, the honeycomb-shaped material has several remarkable ...
Team finds buckyballs grow larger by 'eating' vaporized carbon
Graphene on boron nitride work may lead to breakthrough in microchip technology
(Phys.org) -- Graphene is the wonder material that could solve the problem of making ever faster computers and smaller mobile devices when current silicon microchip technology hits an inevitable wall. Graphene, ...
A nanoclutch for nanobots
Chinese researchers have designed and tested simulations of a "nanoclutch," a speed regulation tool for nanomotors.
Using graphene, scientists develop a less toxic way to rust-proof steel
(Phys.org) -- University at Buffalo researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a nontoxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent ...
Diamond used to produce graphene quantum dots and nano-ribbons of controlled structure
Kansas State University researchers have come closer to solving an old challenge of producing graphene quantum dots of controlled shape and size at large densities, which could revolutionize electronics and optoelectronics.
New research could mean faster computers and better mobile phones
Graphene and carbon nanotubes could improve the electronics used in computers and mobile phones, reveals new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.