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March 16, 2017 4:47 pm
Georgia Institute of Technology
One of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems. Materials researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a nanofiber that could help ...
March 16, 2017 2:27 pm
University of Cincinnati
In electronics, the race for smaller is huge. Physicists at the University of Cincinnati are working to harness the power of nanowires, microscopic wires that have the potential to improve solar cells or revolutionize fiber optics. Nanotechnology has the potential to solve ...
March 16, 2017 10:19 am
The Optical Society
A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero. The device could enable data transmission for next-generation superconducting computers ...
March 16, 2017 9:36 am
LEM
A key element of the propulsion systems for both low-speed urban transportation and high-speed intercity trains is the traction converter responsible for transforming power from an overhead catenary, a third rail, or a diesel engine to drive the electric motor ...
March 16, 2017 9:59 am
Technical University of Munich
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material ...
March 15, 2017 7:49 am
Queen Mary University of London
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato. Vibrato is the up-down oscillation in pitch introduced during instrumental or vocal performance, intended to add expressivity and to facilitate ...
March 13, 2017 10:24 am
Helen Knight/MIT News
Faster, more efficient data storage and computer logic systems could be on the horizon thanks to a new way of tuning electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal, discovered by researchers at MIT. The discovery could ultimately pave the way ...
March 10, 2017 8:05 am
Univeristy of Illinois College of Engineering
The movement of atoms in solids controls everything. In order to develop new materials, material engineers need to be able to predict how fast impurity atoms diffuse, or spread, in a crystal over a range of temperatures. Using new computational techniques, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ...
March 10, 2017 8:18 am
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Physicists from MIPT have predicted the existence of transparent composite media with unusual optical properties. Using graphics card based simulations, scientists studied regular volume structures composed of two dielectrics with close parameters, and found that the optical properties of these structures differ from both those of natural crystals ...
March 10, 2017 8:38 am
Department of Energy/Sandia National Laboratories
Metamaterials don't exist in nature, but their ability to make ultra-thin lenses and ultra-efficient cell phone antennas, bend light to keep satellites cooler and let photovoltaics absorb more energy mean they offer a world of possibilities. Formed by nanostructures that act as "atoms," arranged on a substrate to alter light's path in ways no ordinary ...
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