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Active aging is much more than exerciseActive aging is much more than exercise

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

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New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells (11/26/2014)

New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cellsResearchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. ...> Full Article


Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limits (11/25/2014)

Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limitsA new class of low-cost polymer materials, which can carry electric charge with almost no losses despite their seemingly random structure, could lead to flexible electronics and displays which are faster and more efficient. ...> Full Article


Manipulating complex molecules by hand (11/25/2014)

Manipulating complex molecules by handJülich scientists have developed a new control technique for scanning probe microscopes that enables the user to manipulate large single molecules interactively using their hands. Until now, only simple and inflexibly-programmed movements were possible. To test their method, the researchers 'stencilled' a word into a molecular monolayer by removing 47 molecules. The process opens up new possibilities for the construction of molecular transistors and other nanocomponents. ...> Full Article


Improving the taste of alcohol-free beer with aromas from the regular beer (11/24/2014)

Improving the taste of alcohol-free beer with aromas from the regular beerConsumers often complain that alcohol-free beer is tasteless, but some of the aromas it is lacking can be carried across from regular beer. Researchers from the University of Valladolid have developed the technique and a panel of tasters has confirmed its effectiveness. ...> Full Article


Better bomb-sniffing technology (11/24/2014)

Better bomb-sniffing technologyUniversity of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs. ...> Full Article


Chemists gain edge in next-gen energy (11/23/2014)

Chemists gain edge in next-gen energyRice University scientists create a flexible film with the ability to catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage. ...> Full Article


Putting batteries in a kidsafe coat of armor (11/23/2014)

A Brigham and Women's Hospital led team has developed a simple 'coat of armor' to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed. ...> Full Article


Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber (11/22/2014)

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiberUsually, light waves do not interact with each other. Coupling of photons with other photons is only possible with the help of special materials and very intense light. Scientists in Vienna have now created the strongest possible coupling of only two photons -- an important achievement for quantum optics. ...> Full Article


Why We are made of 'star stuff' (11/22/2014)

Why We are made of 'star stuff'As Carl Sagan famously said, 'We are made of star stuff.' It's a mind-boggling thought, but what exactly did he mean? Watch our latest Reactions episode to find out how many of the atoms that make up you and everything else were forged in the nuclear cores of stars billions of years ago. ...> Full Article


Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products (11/21/2014)

Active, biodegradable packaging for oily productsThe BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products. ...> Full Article


Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market (11/20/2014)

Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer marketLower-cost 3D printers for the consumer market offer only a limited selection of plastic materials, while industrial additive manufacturing machines can print parts made of high-performance metals. The application of a novel process called Selective Inhibition Sintering in a consumer-priced metal AM machine is described in an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. ...> Full Article


Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics? (11/19/2014)

Your next pair of spandex pants could be made out of corn -- or, more precisely, from dextrose derived from corn. This option is part of a new wave, albeit a small one, of consumer goods that are being produced from plants rather than petroleum-based materials. But a complete transition to a biobased economy won't be easy, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. ...> Full Article


ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials (11/18/2014)

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materialsFor much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method can advance the performance of polymers. ...> Full Article


'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling (11/17/2014)

'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and coolingIf you've gone for a spin in a luxury car and felt your back being warmed or cooled by a seat-based climate control system, then you've likely experienced the benefits of a class of materials called thermoelectrics. Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electricity, and vice versa, and have many advantages over traditional heating and cooling systems. Recently, researchers have observed that the performance of some thermoelectric materials can be improved by combining different solid phases. ...> Full Article


Li-ion batteries contain toxic halogens, but environmentally friendly alternatives exist (11/16/2014)

Physics researchers at VCU have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries -- commonly found in consumer electronic devices -- are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens. ...> Full Article

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New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cellsNew materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells

Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limitsClearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limits

Manipulating complex molecules by handManipulating complex molecules by hand

Improving the taste of alcohol-free beer with aromas from the regular beerImproving the taste of alcohol-free beer with aromas from the regular beer

Better bomb-sniffing technologyBetter bomb-sniffing technology

Chemists gain edge in next-gen energyChemists gain edge in next-gen energy

Putting batteries in a kidsafe coat of armor

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiberTwo photons strongly coupled by glass fiber

Why We are made of 'star stuff'Why We are made of 'star stuff'

Active, biodegradable packaging for oily productsActive, biodegradable packaging for oily products

Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer marketNovel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market

Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics?

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materialsORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Li-ion batteries contain toxic halogens, but environmentally friendly alternatives exist



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