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2022.09.09 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology Environment & Sustainability
A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance
Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance
2022.08.26 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Small molecules, giant (surface) potential
Researchers create organic molecules that spontaneously align on a surface to generate controlled electric fields that could improve OLED performance and lead to new devices
2022.06.22 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Sniffing out your identity with breath biometrics
Researchers develop an olfactory sensor for biometric authentication using your breath
2022.05.16 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Time determines the type of cells that emerge in the mouse brain
Scientists show that a single protein, BMP2, and epigenetics determine the type of brain cells produced from neural stem cells
2022.04.28 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Exercise reverses cognitive deficiencies caused by anesthesia
Cognitive deficiencies caused by pediatric anesthesia in mice are due to changes in chromatin accessibility and can be reversed by exercise
2022.03.31 Research Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
For long plant life, the secret is in DNA repair
Researchers find high copy number of DNA repair genes in long-lived trees
2021.11.30 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Organics glow longer and stronger without depending on rare metals
Versatile, organic glow-in-the-dark materials closer to matching the performance of their inorganic counterparts
2021.10.25 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials
New multistep mechanism for nanostructure formation found in liquid crystals
Combination of molecular simulation and AI technologies making advances toward development of highly functional materials
2021.10.08 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology Environment & Sustainability
Low-cost, continuous seismic monitoring system to support emission reduction efforts
New system enables closer monitoring of underground activity in geothermal reservoirs and sequestered carbon dioxide for improved safety and efficiency
2021.09.14 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Building the ovarian environment from stem cells
Researchers successfully reconstitute the ovarian follicle from mouse stem cells
2021.08.23 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
One material with two functions could lead to faster memory
Researchers use perovskite to develop a memory device readable through both electrical and optical methods
2021.06.16 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Researchers create switchable mirrors from liquid metal
Approach could be used to create electrically controlled mirrors for art or advanced devices
2021.05.19 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Cheap, non-toxic material for photoactive electronics and chemistry in the spotlight
Successful synthesis of perovskite visible-light-absorbing semiconductor material
2021.03.10 Research Math & Data Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Air pollutant reductions could enhance global warming without greenhouse gas cuts
Modeling predicts that loss of cooling effect attributed to sulfate aerosols will increase surface air temperature if air pollution and carbon dioxide are not simultaneously reduced
2021.03.05 Research Math & Data Physics & Chemistry Environment & Sustainability
Making sense of commotion under the ocean to locate tremors near deep-sea faults
New method for more accurately estimating the location of tectonic tremors in deep ocean faults could help to better understand earthquake rupture processes
2021.03.03 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
New technique reveals details of membrane structures
Researchers gain new insight into the packing of molecules in lipid-raft-like ordered domains using a technique called low-flux scanning electron diffraction
2021.01.05 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials Technology
Long live the efficient, pure-blue OLED
Novel approach shows promise for overcoming the bottleneck of blue emission in displays using organic light-emitting diodes
2020.12.14 Research Life & Health Physics & Chemistry
Viewing cell colony expansion through statistical physics
Study gives new insight into how cell colonies spread
2020.12.04 Research Physics & Chemistry Materials
Molecules convert visible light into ultraviolet light with record efficiency
Newly developed molecular system makes possible the efficient conversion of even weak visible light from sunlight and indoor LEDs into ultraviolet light
2020.11.06 Research Physics & Chemistry Technology
Higher-resolution imaging of living, moving cells using plasmonic metasurfaces
Metasurface of self-assembled gold nanoparticles shown to improve resolution of fluorescence images of living cells under a widefield optical microscope to the theoretical limit