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Feb 25, 2014, 11:45 ET
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Scientists Twist Sound with Metamaterials

A Chinese-U.S. research team is exploring the use of metamaterials -- artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature...

Feb 19, 2014, 13:16 ET
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AIP Publishing: Bats Inspire "Micro Air Vehicle" Designs

By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward...

Nov 19, 2013, 15:42 ET
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Enhancing Battery Performance

In APL Materials Paper, Researchers Show how to Keep Cathode Material 'In Line' to Enhance Performance The ever-increasing market for portable...

Nov 05, 2013, 11:51 ET
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New Aluminum Alloy Stores Hydrogen

Versatile, lightweight material opens the door to fuel cells of the future We use aluminum to make planes lightweight, store sodas in...

Oct 25, 2013, 17:04 ET
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Measuring Blood Sugar With Light

Technology Designed in Germany May Help People with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes; Described in Review of Scientific Instruments  One of the...

Oct 09, 2013, 17:56 ET
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2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry highlights the cross-disciplinary nature of today's research environment

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the developments of multiscale models...

Oct 04, 2013, 14:01 ET
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A Better Device to Detect Ultraviolet Light

New type of Photodiode, Described in the Journal "Applied Physics Letters," Shows Promise for Space-Based Communication and Monitoring Ozone...

Sep 27, 2013, 14:26 ET
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Bright, Laser-Based Lighting Devices

New Low-heat, High-efficiency White Lighting Options Described in the Journal "AIP Advances"  As a modern culture, we crave artificial...

Sep 20, 2013, 15:04 ET
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Densest Array of Carbon Nanotubes Grown to Date

New technique could one day help improve the performance of microelectronics in devices ranging from batteries to spacecraft Carbon nanotubes'...

Sep 13, 2013, 11:44 ET
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The "50-50" Chip: Memory Device of the Future?

A new material built from aluminum and antimony shows promise for next-generation data-storage devices A new, environmentally-friendly...

Sep 06, 2013, 15:51 ET
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Journal of Applied Physics: Indiana Jones Meets George Jetson

New, High-Tech Microplasma Source Excites Matter in a Controlled and Efficient Way, and May Revolutionize How Archaeologists Date Objects...

Aug 07, 2013, 11:14 ET
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Getting to the Core of Fukushima

Study in AIP Advances Describes How Muon Imaging May Allow Experts to Assess Damage Inside Fukushima Daiichi Reactors  Critical to the...

Jul 30, 2013, 11:46 ET

Hardness, in Depth

New NIST Instrument Allows Researchers to Test a Material's Mechanical Properties More Accurately than Even Before  In today's precision...

Jul 29, 2013, 11:52 ET
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Unraveling Genetic Networks

Special issue of the Journal CHAOS Explores New Approaches to Biology's Oldest Question: What Makes Life Tick?  If genes are the currency...

Jul 26, 2013, 10:57 ET
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Gold Nanoparticles Improve Photodetector Performance

Article in the Journal "Applied Physics Letters" Shows How to Boost Performance for Commonly Used Devices The mineral molybdenum...

Jun 27, 2013, 13:00 ET
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Exotic Alloys for Potential Energy Applications

 The search for thermoelectrics, exotic materials that convert heat directly into electricity, has received a boost from researchers at the...

Jun 27, 2013, 12:59 ET
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New Low-cost, Transparent Electrodes

 Indium tin oxide (ITO) has become a standard material in light-emitting diodes, flat panel plasma displays, electronic ink and other...