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Using specialized nanoparticles embedded in plant leaves, MIT engineers have created a light-emitting plant that can be charged by an...

The next generation of glowing plants

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The latest generations of computer chips are only a few nanometres in size and are becoming ever more energy-saving and powerful as a...

New substance classes for nanomaterials: Nano spheres and diamond slivers made of silicon and german

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A new method designs nanomaterials with less than 10-nanometer precision. It could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient...

New method designs nanomaterials with less than 10-nanometer precision

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If you're old enough, you may still have a box of cassette or VHS tapes lying around. These storage devices were popular in the 1970s and...

Exploring a unique material with tunable properties

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The term DNA immediately calls to mind the double-stranded helix that contains all our genetic information. But the individual units of...

New DNA-based chip can be programmed to solve complex math problems

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A 2D nanomaterial consisting of organic molecules linked to metal atoms in a specific atomic-scale geometry shows non-trivial electronic...

Magnetism generated in 2D organic material by star-like arrangement of molecules

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Most of the magnets we encounter daily are made of “ferromagnetic” materials. The north-south magnetic axes of most atoms in these...

Researchers find a new way to control magnets

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Carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can dissolve in oceans, lakes and ponds, forming bicarbonate ions and other compounds that change...

'Nanojars' capture dissolved carbon dioxide, toxic ions from water

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Ultrathin materials made of a single layer of atoms have riveted scientists' attention since the discovery of the first such...

Physicists engineer new property out of 'white' graphene

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) will be home to a...

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed

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Electrochromic (EC) materials, one of the key "green" technological components for sustainability and energy savings, have piqued the...

Scientists unravel the mysteries of irreversibility in electrochromic thin films

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Ceramics are resilient to heat and extreme environments but they are fragile and crack easily. Recently, in a study published in Science...

Under loading ceramics self-heal cracks by forming kink-bands

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Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible...

Graphene made with lasers for wearable health devices

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Ohm’s law is well-​known from physics class. It states that the resistance of a conductor and the voltage applied to it determine how...

An insulator made of two conductors

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A research group in Japan has successfully developed a “nanoporous super multi-element catalyst” that contains 14 elements which are...

Simple creation of a super multi-element catalyst homogeneously containing 14 elements

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A breakthrough in stabilizing nanocrystals introduces a low-cost, energy-efficient light source for consumer electronic devices,...

Pivotal discovery of nanomaterial for LEDs

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Graphite and diamond are made of a substance called carbon (C). Graphene is the separation of a single layer of carbon atom from...

Fabrication of single-layer tetracene molecular crystals

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Electrochemical reactions that are accelerated using catalysts lie at the heart of many processes for making and using fuels, chemicals,...

Making catalytic surfaces more active to help decarbonize fuels and chemicals

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Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as a curvature of space-time, explains a multitude of gravitational...

Is Gravity a Quantum Force?

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An all-RIKEN team has increased the number of silicon-based spin qubits that can be entangled from two to three, highlighting the...

Quantum entanglement of three spin qubits demonstrated in silicon