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Experiments verify the phenomenon of a photonic hook

Scientists have experimentally proved an earlier predicted effect of 'photonic hook' that is a new type of curved self-accelerating light beam shaped like a hook. The ease of generation and physical properties make it promising for use in super-resolution microscopes, for the creation of biosensors and biological research where the control of molecules is needed.

Feb 5th, 2019

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A reconfigurable soft actuator

Researchers have developed a method to change the shape of a flat sheet of elastomer, using actuation that is fast, reversible, controllable by an applied voltage, and reconfigurable to different shapes.

Feb 4th, 2019

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Polymer power potential

Four organic thermoelectric polymers identified using theoretical calculations could prove valuable for harvesting energy from waste heat.

Feb 4th, 2019

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Wrinkles take the heat

Experiments on nanoribbons of black phosphorus reveal the origins of directional heat transport in this promising material.

Feb 4th, 2019

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Straightforward biosynthesis of functional bulk nanocomposites

A general and scalable biosynthesis strategy has been developed which involves simultaneous growth of cellulose nanofibrils through microbial fermentation and co-deposition of various kinds of nanoscale building blocks through aerosol feeding on solid culture substrates.

Feb 1st, 2019

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