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Researchers improve conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology
PHYS.ORG In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. A single layer of carbon atoms, graphene possesses properties that are ideal for... 1 week
New chemical probes provide greater insight on cellular activity
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a novel set of chemical probes to improve real-time imaging of the activity that takes place inside individual cells. 1 week
Conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have connected a graphene layer with two other atomic layers (molybdenum diselenide and tungsten disulfide) thereby extending the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times. The... 1 week
Graphene could be key to controlling water evaporation
PHYS.ORG Graphene coatings may offer the ability to control the water evaporation process from various surfaces, according to new research. 1 week
Graphene smart membranes can control water
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute (NGI) have achieved a long-sought-after objective of electrically controlling water flow through membranes, as reported in Nature. 1 week
Surface-modulated palladium-nickel icosahedra as high-performance non-platinum oxygen reduction electrocatalysts
Science Magazine The search for high-performance non-platinum (Pt) electrocatalysts is the most challenging issue for fuel cell technology. Creating bimetallic non-Pt nanocrystals (NCs) with core/shell structures or alloy features has widely been... 7 days
Key social reward circuit in the brain impaired in kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, according to a new study... 4 days
New study finds folding graphene significantly enhances mechanical performance
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered that folding is an efficient strategy to incorporate large-area monolayer graphene films on polymer composites and that doing so improves... 4 days
New approach to analyze titanium dioxide nanoparticles in commercial sunscreens
NEWS MEDICAL Postnova Analytics has published a new application note that describes a new approach for analysis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in commercial sunscreens. 2 weeks
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
PHYS.ORG Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that... 1 week
An atom-thick graphene membrane for industrial gas separation
PHYS.ORG Chemical engineers at EPFL have demonstrated for the first time that an atom-thick graphene membrane can separate gas mixtures with a high-efficiency. The "ultimate" membrane is scalable, making it a breakthrough for... 3 days
Gold nanoparticles to find applications in hydrogen economy
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientist of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Leibniz University Hannover (Leibniz Universität Hannover) and the Ioffe Institute report a way to improve nanocomposite material, opening... 2 days
Ultrathin graphdiyne film on graphene through solution-phase van der Waals epitaxy
Science Magazine Graphdiyne (GDY) is an ordered two-dimensional (2D) carbon allotrope comprising sp- and sp2-hybridized carbon atoms with high degrees of -conjugation, which features a natural band gap... 2 weeks
As brain extracts meaning from vision, study tracks progression of processing
SCIENCE DAILY Study finds that six brain regions shared more responsibility than thought for how the brain moves from raw perception to determining the categorical meaning of what's... 1 week
Novel synaptic architecture for brain inspired computing
PHYS.ORG The brain and all its magnificent capabilities is powered by less than 20 watts. Stop to think about that for a second. As I write this blog my laptop is using about 80 watts,... 2 weeks
Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues
PHYS.ORG A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. 1 week
Brain metastases common and difficult to treat in ROS1 lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Brain metastases were found to be fairly common in stage IV ROS1-positive cancers and in 47 percent of ROS1 patients, the brain was the first and... 1 week
Wearing neck ties can reduce brain function
NEWS MEDICAL Latest research has shown that wearing a neck tie isn’t such a good idea after all! Researchers have noted that constricting neckwear such as neckties can cause reduced blood flow to the brain and... 2 weeks
Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain
SCIENCE DAILY A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research. Tested for accuracy, speed and... 1 week
Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks
NEWS MEDICAL A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study published... 1 week
One step closer to finding a cure for brain diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a mechanism for signaling brain nerve cells through excitatory synaptic binding proteins. The finding provides important clues to understanding the principles of synaptic nerve transmission... 7 days
Charité's researchers integrate open-source platform into the 'Human Brain Project'
NEWS MEDICAL Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health are pleased to announce that 'The Virtual Brain' neuroinformatics platform has joined the EU's Flagship 'Human Brain Project'. 4 days
New materials improve delivery of therapeutic messenger RNA
MIT Polymeric nanoparticles can efficiently administer mRNA to cells of the lungs, liver, and other organs. 4 days
As brain extracts meaning from vision, study tracks progression of processing
MIT Six brain regions participate in a more blended way than has been appreciated. 2 days
Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating
SCIENCE DAILY The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of... 1 day
Reward and unease are closely linked in the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Mice that lack a certain receptor in the brain are attracted to situations associated with discomfort, such as inflammation and nausea, according to a new study. 4 days
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
PHYS.ORG Two high-speed electron microscopes. 7,062 brain slices. 21 million images. 24 hours
Complex brain circuitry revealed using new single-cell sequencing technology
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are studying the brain's striatum, which not only is responsible for controlling how we move, but also contributes to the brain's decision-making and the initiation of action. Nearly 95... 2 weeks
A new brain-inspired computer takes us one step closer to simulating brain neural networks in real-time
PHYS.ORG A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the... 1 week
Nanoparticles give immune cells a boost
MIT Drugs carried in cellular “backpacks” help T cells to destroy tumors. 2 weeks
In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail
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This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cells
Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall
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