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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thought of the Week: The Best Portion

The best part of a good man’s life,His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. Read more »

Hybrid perovskites: Super-ion building blocks

More efficient solar cells will likely be based on a family of materials known as hybrid perovskites. Scientists identified how to control different properties…
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Modeling sunlight harvesting in nanostructures

To create the next generation of solar panels, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales provides needed insights. In a…
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Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study

An international team has devised a method for achieving 1 terapascal of static pressure – vastly higher than any previously reached.

A new leaf: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

Researchers have found a way to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source. Produced by the burning of fossil fuels in power plants…
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Green polymer electrolyte based on N-phthaloylchitosan for dye-sensitized solar cells

A green polymer derived from bio-waste was applied to the dye-sensitized solar cells by scientists in a new study. Chitosan obtained from the insects’…
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Scientists grow mini human brains

Mini midbrains provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology, diseases and therapeutics, report scientists.

Quantum theory and Einstein’s special relativity applied to plasma physics issues

Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars — collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light…
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Quick meal? 3-D printed dinner

A professor and his students have invented a 3D food printer that could revolutionize the way we think about food and prepare it —…
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New device steps us towards quantum computing

If biochemists had access to a quantum computer, they could perfectly simulate the properties of new molecules to develop drugs in ways that would…
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Boron boosts graphene’s sensitivity to noxious gases

Researchers have discovered a way to significantly improve graphene’s performance in detecting noxious gases. They peppered high-quality sheets with boron impurities.

Something deep within: Nanocrystals grown in nanowires

Scientists have tailored extremely small wires that carry light and electrons. These new structures could open up a potential path to smaller, lighter, or…
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