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Biofuel from waste: Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentralized chemical processes

Biofuel from waste: Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentralized chemical processes Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable.…

System of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars

System of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars

System of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars One of the researchers’ quadcopter drones with wheels is shown. Credit: Brandon Araki/MIT CSAIL Being able…

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved ‘Liquid Light’ at Room Temperature

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved ‘Liquid Light’ at Room Temperature

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved ‘Liquid Light’ at Room Temperature A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter. For the first time, physicists have achieved ‘liquid light’ at room temperature,…

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle Professor Shanhui Fan (left) and graduate student Sid Assawaworrarit have developed a device that can wirelessly charge a moving object at…

Injured bones reconstructed by gene and stem cell therapies

Injured bones reconstructed by gene and stem cell therapies

  Injured bones reconstructed by gene and stem cell therapies   Illustration shows the bone-tissue engineering technique developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators. “Endogenous MSCs” refers to stem cells from a patient’s…

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour

Solar paint prototype to offer endless energy from water vapour   RMIT researchers have created a new solar paint that absorbs moisture from the air and uses sunlight to split…

Bizarre, Glowing Sea Creatures Bloom in the Pacific

Bizarre, Glowing Sea Creatures Bloom in the Pacific

Bizarre, Glowing Sea Creatures Bloom in the Pacific Tropical, tube-shaped animals called pyrosomes, known as “fire bodies,” appear by the millions off the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. No one knows…

Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices

Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices

Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices The researchers performed the characterization of graphene-based molecular electronic devices at room-temperature and demonstrated that molecules covalently attached to mechanically robust…

(Video)Hologram technology replacing cadavers to teach medical students

    Hologram technology replacing cadavers to teach medical students…

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet

Scientists discover a 2-D magnet This is a top-view depiction of a single CrI3 layer. Grey balls represent Cr atoms, and purple balls are I atoms. Credit: Efren Navarro-Moratalla Magnetic…

Quantum nanoscope: Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene

Quantum nanoscope: Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene

Quantum nanoscope: Seeing electrons surfing the waves of light on graphene Electrons and light are moving in concert along the graphene sheet. Credit: ICFO/ F. Vialla Researchers have studied how…

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

Are printable solar panels the future of solar power? The Week Staff,The Week “Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn’t inspired…

Graphene Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Practical Quantum Computers

Graphene Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Practical Quantum Computers

Graphene Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Practical Quantum Computers Researchers are working on creating a quantum capacitor using graphene that is more resistant to electromagnetic interference. This brings…

Neuroscientists rewire brain of one species to have connectivity of another

Neuroscientists rewire brain of one species to have connectivity of another

Neuroscientists rewire brain of one species to have connectivity of another This image shows Giant Nudibranch, Dendronotus iris. Credit: Courtesy of Ralph and Dale Marie Gonzale Scientists at Georgia State…

Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass

Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass

2Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass Australian scientists have developed smart windows that can block or pass heat as needed with the use of nanotechnology. Researchers at Griffith University managed to…

Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds

Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds

Water forms ‘spine of hydration’ around DNA, group finds This is an illustration of what chiral nonlinear spectroscopy reveals: that DNA is surrounded by a chiral water super-structure, forming a…

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands Device reads brain signals, converts them into motion Medical resident Jarod Roland, MD, tries out a device that detects…

Two-headed worms ‘coded’: Bioelectric code behind worm self-healing manipulated

Two-headed worms ‘coded’: Bioelectric code behind worm self-healing manipulated

    Two-headed worms ‘coded’: Bioelectric code behind worm self-healing manipulated Altering bioelectric networks reveals a ‘hidden code’ that controls the number of heads produced after injury even in normal-appearing…

Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry

Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry

Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry Ventilating flaps lined with live cells open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat This breathable workout suit prototype has ventilating…

Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies This is an illustration of the strong valley exciton interactions and transport in a 2-D semiconductor heterostructure. Credit: Kyle Seyler, Pasqual Rivera…

World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world Nano-hologram paves way for integration of 3-D holography into everyday electronics Scientists have designed a nano-hologram that is simple to make,…

Engineering heart valves for the many

Engineering heart valves for the many

Engineering heart valves for the many Next-generation heart valve accurately functions upon implantation and regenerates into long-lasting heart-like tissue This scanning electron microscopy image shows how extracellular matrix (ECM) nanofibers…

Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients’ own cells

Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients’ own cells

Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients’ own cells New technique raises possibility of making all types of blood cells to treat disease Researchers at Boston Children’s…

New lung ‘organoids’ in a dish mimic features of full-size lung

New lung ‘organoids’ in a dish mimic features of full-size lung

  New lung ‘organoids’ in a dish mimic features of full-size lung Picture of a lung organoid. Credit: ????Snoeck lab/Columbia University Medical Center New lung “organoids” — tiny 3-D structures…

CERN ready to test an EVEN BIGGER gun Linac 4 will pump more energy into LHC’s proton smasher

CERN ready to test an EVEN BIGGER gun Linac 4 will pump more energy into LHC’s proton smasher

CERN ready to test an EVEN BIGGER gun Linac 4 will pump more energy into LHC’s proton smasher Linac 4 at CERN. Image: Andrew Hara, CERN Richard Chirgwin A 10-year…

Three-dimensional direction-dependent force measurement at the subatomic scale

Three-dimensional direction-dependent force measurement at the subatomic scale

Three-dimensional direction-dependent force measurement at the subatomic scale Researchers develop a microscopy technique to probe materials at the subatomic scale in multiple directions simultaneously Bimodal atomic force microscopy provides three-dimensional…

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

  3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch Screenshot of video (https://youtu.be/GCT0KwFw-pM) showing 3D printing of stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to…

Physical Graffiti: Invention Means Touchscreens Can Be Sprayed On… Anything

Physical Graffiti: Invention Means Touchscreens Can Be Sprayed On… Anything

  Physical Graffiti: Invention Means Touchscreens Can Be Sprayed On… Anything © Photo: yang-zhang.me A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US has developed a system that…

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper Team invents promising technology for killing microbes Paper-based plasma generators — consisting of laminated assemblies of honeycomb-patterned, metallized paper — are capable of…

(Video) 3D printing lends a hand to those who lack them

(Video) 3D printing lends a hand to those who lack them

      3D printing lends a hand to those who lack them…