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Take a trip through the brain new imaging tool

A new imaging tool could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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Light switches on a DVD

Since the electronic properties of an optical storage material change faster than its structure, it could serve new applications.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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Cooking up altered states

Churning raw milk sufficiently creates butter. Squirting lemon juice coagulates it into curd. These two phenomena are not as straightforward as they sound on the molecular level.

Posted: Jul 30th, 2015

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Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density.

Posted: Jul 30th, 2015

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