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Scientists demonstrate pear shaped atomic nuclei

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that some atomic nuclei can assume the shape of a pear which contributes to our understanding of nuclear structure and the underlying fundamental interactions.

Posted: May 9th, 2013

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New temporal filtering technique improves solid-state single photon sources

An international collaboration has demonstrated a novel temporal filtering approach that improves the performance of triggered single photon sources based on solid-state quantum emitters. The technique is compatible with a broad class of photon sources, and is expected to provide significant improvements in areas important for applications in photonic quantum information science.

Posted: May 9th, 2013

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Second phase of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative commences with $5 million in annual funding

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the second phase of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI). For this phase, SRC and NIST will provide a combined $5 million in annual funding for three multi-university research centers tasked with demonstrating non-conventional, low-energy technologies that outperform current technologies on critical applications in 10 years and beyond.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Researcher construct invisibility cloak for thermal flow

By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat. A structured plate of copper and silicon conducts heat around a central area without the edge being affected.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting

Researchers have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Electronics comes to paper

Paper, being a light and foldable raw material, is a cost-efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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