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The microscopic topography of ink on paper

Researchers have analyzed the varying thickness of printed toner in unprecedented 3-D detail, yielding insights that could lead to higher quality, less expensive and more environmentally-friendly glossy and non-glossy papers.

Posted: Apr 14th, 2015

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Scientists create invisible objects without metamaterial cloaking

Researchers managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to the now prevailing notion of invisibility that relies on metamaterial coatings, the scientists achieved the result using a homogenous object without any additional coating layers.

Posted: Apr 14th, 2015

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Quantization of surface Dirac states could lead to exotic applications

Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon - the integer quantum Hall effect - in a new type of film, called a 3D topological insulator. In doing this, they demonstrated that 'surface Dirac states' - a particular form of massless electrons - are quantized in these materials, meaning that they only take on certain discrete values.

Posted: Apr 14th, 2015

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The world's first drug test printed on paper

A paper-based test enables a rapid analysis of whether a compound - in this case, morphine - is present in a given sample. Possible future applications of the developed test include drug testing at workplaces and in connection with traffic control.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2015

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Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a 'freshman chemistry level' technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers.

Posted: Apr 13th, 2015

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