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October 25, 2020

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Future VR Could Employ New Ultrahigh-Res Display

Repurposed solar panel research could be the foundation for a new ultrahigh-resolution microdisplay. The OLED display would feature brighter images with purer colors and more than 10,000 pixels per ...

Do the Twist: Making Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials Using Curved Surfaces

Scientists have discovered a way to control the growth of twisting, microscopic spirals of materials just one atom thick. The continuously twisting ...

Upcycling Polyethylene Plastic Waste Into Valuable Molecules

Researchers develop a one-pot, low temperature catalytic method to turn polyethylene polymers into alkylaromatic ...

Cicada-Inspired Waterproof Surfaces Closer to Reality

A multidisciplinary group that studies the physical and chemical properties of insect wings has demonstrated the ability to reproduce the nanostructures that help cicada wings repel water and prevent ...
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A First-of-Its-Kind Catalyst Mimics Natural Processes to Break Down Plastics

A team of scientists has developed a first-of-its-kind catalyst that is able to process polyolefin plastics, types of polymers widely used in things like plastic grocery bags, milk jugs, shampoo ...

High Pressure Is Key for Better Optical Fibers

Signal loss along optical communication networks could be cut in half if silica glass fibers are manufactured under high ...

Physicist Joins International Effort to Unveil the Behavior of 'Strange Metals'

Physicists have solved the puzzle of the NFL behavior in interacting electrons systems, and provided a protocol for the establishment of new paradigms in quantum metals, through quantum many-body ...

Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and biosensing. A new device inspired by an octopus's sucker rapidly transfers ...

Gel Instrumental in 3D Bioprinting Biological Tissues

The eventual creation of replacement biological parts requires fully three-dimensional capabilities that two-dimensional and three-dimensional thin-film bioprinting cannot supply. Now, using a yield ...

All-Terrain Microrobot Flips Through a Live Colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, engineers have demonstrated in live animal ...

Framework for Gauging Health Impacts of Self-Driving Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are the wave of the future in the automobile industry, and there's extensive discussion about the impacts on transportation, society, the economy and the environment. ...

Scientists Develop 'Mini-Brains' to Help Robots Recognize Pain and to Self-Repair

Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize pain and to self-repair when ...

Engineers Improve Fatigue Life of High Strength Aluminium Alloys by 25 Times

Engineers have demonstrated improvements in the fatigue life of high strength aluminum alloys by 25 times -- a significant outcome for the transport manufacturing ...

Making New Materials Using AI

Researchers demonstrate a novel physical phenomenon by controlling variations of the atomic ...

Physicists Observe Room-Temperature Superconductivity

Physicists have made a breakthrough in the long sought-after quest for a room-temperature superconductor, what they call the 'holy grail' of energy ...

Gold And Bronze-Like Paints That Don't Contain Metal

Lustrous metallic paints are used to enhance the beauty of many products, such as home decorations, cars and artwork. But most of these pigments owe their sheen to flakes of aluminum, copper, zinc or ...

Researchers Synthesize Room Temperature Superconducting Material

Compressing simple molecular solids with hydrogen at extremely high pressures, scientists have, for the first time, created material that is superconducting at room temperature. They combined ...

Bringing a Power Tool from Math Into Quantum Computing

The Fourier transform is a mathematical operation essential to virtually all fields of physics and engineering. Although there already exists an algorithm that computes the Fourier transform in ...

Mathematical Tools Predict If Wave-Energy Devices Stay Afloat in the Ocean

Ocean waves represent an abundant source of renewable energy. But to best use this natural resource, wave-energy converters need to be capable of physically handling ocean waves of different ...

Port Engineers Need Guidance Incorporating Sea Level Rise Into Construction Designs

A survey of maritime infrastructure engineers found that the rising sea level is often not factored into designs of ports, breakwaters, fishing piers and other coastal ...

Researchers Are Working on Tech So Machines Can Thermally 'Breathe'

In the era of electric cars, machine learning and ultra-efficient vehicles for space travel, computers and hardware are operating faster and more efficiently. But this increase in power comes with a ...

Layer of Strength, Layer of Functionality for Biomedical Fibers

Wound dressing, tissue scaffolding, controlled and sustained drug delivery, and cardiac patching are all biomedical processes requiring a material that combines strength with functionality. ...

Ultrafast Fiber Laser Produces Record High Power

Researchers have developed an ultrafast fiber laser that delivers an average power more than ten times what is available from today's high-power lasers. The technology is poised to improve ...

Stacking and Twisting Graphene Unlocks a Rare Form of Magnetism

A team of researchers has discovered that a variety of exotic electronic states, including a rare form of magnetism, can arise in a three-layer graphene ...

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