Advanced light source provides a new look at vanadium dioxide

(Phys.org) —Graphene may command the lion's share of attention but it is not the only material generating buzz in the electronics world. Vanadium dioxide is one of the few known materials that acts like an insulator at ...

Tapping cell phone technology for swifter rescue missions

Avalanches and earthquakes can be highly unpredictable - and all too often deadly, as the recent tragedies in Pakistan and the Philippines have shown. Increasing urbanisation, especially in developing countries where building ...

Innovative system uses bamboo to treat wastewater

The quality of water is a worldwide concern. Now more than ever, competent and responsible management of water resources, and especially wastewater treatment, is needed to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment ...

How glow-in-the-dark jellyfish revolutionised plant biology

What happens inside plant cells? How can we see proteins in living cells that aren't even visible with a microscope? This was a problem in plant cell biology until the discovery of a fluorescent jellyfish and the isolation ...

Is the 'Christmas Comet' cracking up?

An incoming comet that skygazers had hoped would provide one of the greatest celestial shows of the century, could be a fizzle.

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