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New quantum dots herald era of electronics operating on single-atom level

New types of solotronic structures, including the world's first quantum dots containing single cobalt ions, have been created and studied at the Faculty of...

New boron nanomaterial may be possible

Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility. Graphene has been heralded as a wonder...

New method to control nanoscale diamond sensors

Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend,...

Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically...

Cause of Familial Alzheimer’s Mutations ID’d

New research, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Chunyu Wang, has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), a genetic variant...

Quantum mechanics, vibrating molecules explain photosynthesis efficiency

Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to...

A better, cheaper catalyst for water-splitting devices

Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at levels that match the world's growing needs. However, it is...

New method brings high-quality, printable electronics and photonics closer

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully developed a method to chemically exfoliate molybdenum disulfide crystals, a class...

Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light — which could form...

WHO confirms deadly H7N9 cases as labs track risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed four recent novel H7N9 avian flu cases, as scientists revealed their latest risk assessments based on genetic...

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