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Qubit chemistry

Scientists show how two qubit types - atomic spins and quantum dot spins - can be combined into a workable quantum system.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2015

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Nanocomposite window materials can control light and energy

Researchers are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2015

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New molecular butterflies help advance energy research

Imagine a family of butterflies fluttering around in a controlled lab space. Except, the butterflies aren't really butterflies. They are molecules designed and produced as new functional materials that have a wide range of applications from molecular sensors to light-controlling devices.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2015

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Boosting gas mileage with graphene

Researchers report the development of a material that could convert engine heat that's otherwise wasted into electrical energy to help keep a car running - and reduce the need for fuels.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2015

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The virtual laboratory

Different length and time scale domains provide different levels of information, but little is currently known about how these levels of information are connected. A long-term programme aims to connect the scales, relating the behaviour of atoms and molecules to tangible properties at the macroscale.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2015

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An easy, scalable and direct method for synthesizing graphene in silicon microelectronics

Researchers have developed an easy and microelectronics-compatible method to grow graphene and have successfully synthesized wafer-scale (four inches in diameter), high-quality, multi-layer graphene on silicon substrates. The method is based on an ion implantation technique, a process in which ions are accelerated under an electrical field and smashed into a semiconductor.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2015

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Spintronics: Organic molecules stabilizing magnetism

Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons. According to a new report, a thin layer of organic molecules can stabilize the magnetic orientation of a cobalt surface.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2015

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Fluorescent material reveals how cells grow

Fibre from a semiconducting polymer, developed for solar cells, is an excellent support material for the growth of new human tissue. Researchers have shown that the fibre glows, which makes it possible to follow the growth of the cells inside living tissue.

Posted: Jul 21st, 2015

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Sticky-flare nanotechnology exposes RNA misregulation in living cells

RNA misregulation plays a critical role in the development of many disorders, such as mental disability, autism and cancer. A new technology - called 'Sticky-flares' - developed by nanomedicine experts, offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2015

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