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Trapping light that doesn’t bounce off track for faster electronics

Replacing traditional computer chip components with light-based counterparts will eventually make electronic devices faster due to the wide bandwidth of light. A new protective metamaterial "cladding"...

World’s fastest man-made spinning object could help study quantum mechanics

Researchers have created the fastest man-made rotor in the world, which they believe will help them study quantum mechanics. At more than 60 billion revolutions...

Possible new diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that...

Lots of ‘brain waste’ among highly educated immigrants

Many highly educated immigrants coming to the U.S. without a job lined up have been unable to find work at their level of education,...

Cellulose nanocrystals possible ‘green’ wonder material

The same tiny cellulose crystals that give trees and plants their high strength, light weight and resilience, have now been shown to have the...

Walk like a transcription: DNA motor hobbles along nanotube

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along...

New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution...

Using sound waves for bomb detection

A remote acoustic detection system designed to identify homemade bombs can determine the difference between those that contain low-yield and high-yield explosives. That capability –...

Researchers study how to accurately measure a city’s greenhouse gas emissions

If a community wanted to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and decided to take steps to do it, how would it know if the...

Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure

Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths...

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