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New surfaces repel water in oil as well as oil in water

Researchers have developed new surface materials that are extremely difficult to wet both by water and oil. Because they don't need isolating air to stay trapped between the droplet and rough surface to prevent wetting, these surface materials work even when wet by another liquid.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016

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Novel light sources made of two-dimensional materials

Physicists have designed a light source that emits photon pairs. Two-photon sources are particularly well suited for tap-proof data encryption. The experiment's key ingredients: a semiconductor crystal and some sticky tape.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2016

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Nanotechnology engineers design an infinitesimal computing device

Engineers have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than 50 nanometers on any side.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2016

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Metamaterial device allows chameleon-like behavior in the infrared

An electric current will not only heat a hybrid metamaterial, but will also trigger it to change state and fade into the background like a chameleon in what may be the proof-of-concept of the first controllable metamaterial device, or metadevice, according to a team of engineers.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2016

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Controlling the properties of matter in two-dimensional crystals

By creating atomic chains in a two-dimensional crystal, researchers believe they have found a way to control the direction of materials properties in two and three dimensional crystals with implications in sensing, optoelectronics and next-generation electronics applications.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2016

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Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery - which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery - overcomes one of the key hurdles preventing their commercial development by mimicking the structure of the cells which allow us to absorb nutrients.

Posted: Oct 26th, 2016

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