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  1. Four States Of Rotation
    4/19/2018

    With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, LMU researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor molecule hemithioindigo.

  2. New Record On Squeezing Light To One Atom
    4/19/2018

    A study published in Science reports on how ICFO researchers, with MIT and Univ. of Minho, are able to confine and guide light down to a space of 1-atom thick in dimension. All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. – consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s.

  3. Peptide Induces Chirality Evolution In A Single Gold Nanoparticle
    4/19/2018

    For the first time, scientists have successfully created optically active, chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides. Many chemicals significant to life have mirror-image twins (left-handed and right-handed structures), a characteristic that is conventionally called chirality.

  4. New Research Could Literally Squeeze More Power Out Of Solar Cells
    4/19/2018

    Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new research in the Journal Science (today 19th April 2018 - via the journal’s First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells.

  5. Salt Boosts Creation Of 2-D Materials
    4/18/2018

    A dash of salt can simplify the creation of two-dimensional materials, and thanks to Rice University scientists, the reason is becoming clear.

  6. First Light From HyperScout Imager
    4/18/2018

    This first-light image from the miniature HyperScout instrument aboard ESA’s newly launched GomX-4B CubeSat, shows the southern coast of Cuba.

  7. Chinese Researchers Produce Electrically Injected Near Ultraviolet Laser With AlGaN On Si
    4/18/2018

    Chinese researchers succeeded in fabricating and demonstrating an electrically-injected near-ultraviolet laser using AlGaN on Si. Researchers from the Key Laboratory of Nano-devices and Applications, the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou, China University of Science and Technology Beijing, and the School of Nano Technology and Nano Bionics, University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China reported the development.

  8. Unlocking The Structure Of A Rare Type Of Superconducting Intermetallic Alloy
    4/18/2018

    Nuclear techniques have played an important role in determining the crystal structure of a rare type of intermetallic alloy that exhibits superconductivity.

  9. Electromagnetic Wizardry: Wireless Power Transfer Enhanced By Backward Signal
    4/18/2018

    An international research team including scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and ITMO University has proposed a way to increase the efficiency of wireless power transfer over long distances and tested it with numerical simulations and experiments.

  10. Writing And Deleting Magnets With Lasers
    4/18/2018

    Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA have found a way to write and delete magnets in an alloy using a laser beam – a surprising effect.