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April 30, 2016
New Insight on a Familiar Glow
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was first collected from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria off the western coast of North America and has
April 30, 2016
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Improving the efficiency of catalysts could enhance many chemical reactions used in industry and research laboratories. To improve efficiency,
April 30, 2016
Small and Powerful: Pushing the Boundaries of Nano-Magnets
Van Vleck’s Nobel-prize winning explanation of the quantum origin of magnetism dates back to 1937. However it was not until 1999 that
March 31, 2016
Silver Ants Stay Cool in the Saharan Heat
Saharan silver ants (Cataglyphis bombycina) forage in the Saharan desert in the full midday sun when surface temperatures reach up to 70
March 31, 2016
Using Nanotubes to Create Single Photons for Quantum Communication
Single photon generation requires an isolated, quantum mechanical, two-level system that can emit only one photon in one excitation-emission cycle.
March 31, 2016
Janus-like Nanoparticle Membranes
Membranes made from nanoparticles offer versatility because both the inorganic core and the organic ligand shell composition can be tuned
March 31, 2016
New Microwave Synthesis Technique Produces More - Affordable Hydrogen
The blueprint for the “hydrogen (H2) economy” is to convert energy from renewable sources, such as sunlight or wind, and
March 31, 2016
Problem Turned Into Performance for Solar Cells
Organometallic halide perovskites are under development as solution-processed solar cells that are less costly and more flexible than silicon.
March 31, 2016
Rare Meets Common: Reacting Protactinium with Ubiquitous Water Explains an Elemental Oddity
Scientists found that gas-phase oxo-exchange of the positively charged protactinium ion, PaO2+, with water was substantially
March 31, 2016
Artificial Moth Eyes Enhance Silicon Solar Cells
Using block copolymer self-assembly, CFN scientists have mimicked the texture found on the highly antireflective surfaces of the compound eyes of