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May 16, 2017 9:26 am
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Energy dissipation is a key ingredient in understanding many physical phenomena in thermodynamics, photonics, chemical reactions, nuclear fission, photon emissions, or even electronic circuits, among others. In a vibrating system, the energy dissipation is quantified by the quality factor ...
May 16, 2017 9:38 am
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps that recognize hand gestures and detect faces. Both projects will be presented at the 2017 IEEE ...
May 12, 2017 4:34 pm
University of Central Florida
A well-known computational problem seeks to find the most efficient route for a traveling salesman to visit clients in a number of cities. Seemingly simple, it's actually surprisingly complex and much studied, with implications in fields as wide-ranging as manufacturing and air-traffic control ...
May 12, 2017 4:46 pm
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. and Nanjing University in China developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery ...
May 12, 2017 10:11 am
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have produced and precisely measured a spectrum of X-rays using a new, state-of-the-art machine. The instrument they used to measure the X-rays took 20 years to develop, and will help scientists working at the agency ...
May 11, 2017 9:30 am
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITBM), Nagoya University
Chemists have tried to synthesize carbon nanobelts for more than 60 years, but none have succeeded until now. A team at Nagoya University reported the first organic synthesis of a carbon nanobelt in Science. Carbon nanobelts are expected to serve as a useful template for building carbon ...
May 10, 2017 10:16 am
Carnegie Mellon University
Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing -- with a single, general purpose sensor for each room -- may be better. The plug-in sensor package they've developed ...
May 8, 2017 9:33 am
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting or printing: Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and FSU Jena have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates ...
May 5, 2017 9:40 am
Department of Energy/Sandia National Laboratories
A recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste -- and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum. Fuel made from plants is much more expensive than petroleum, but one way to decrease the cost would be to sell products made from lignin, the plant waste left over from biofuel production ...
May 4, 2017 9:25 am
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a self-sustaining sensor platform to continuously monitor the surrounding environment without having an external power source. This research has been led by the team of Professor Jaehyouk Choi of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNIST ...
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