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June 6, 2016
Bacteria Hairs Make Excellent Electrical Wires
Bacteria Hairs Make Excellent Electrical Wires
Direct measurement of multiple physical properties of Geobacter sulfurreducens pili have demonstrated that they possess metallic-like
June 6, 2016
New High-Capability Solid-State Electron Microscope Detector Enables Novel Studies of Materials
New High-Capability Solid-State Electron Microscope Detector Enables Novel Studies of Materials
At Cornell University, we developed and tested a new detector for electron microscopes that enables quantitative measurements of electric and
June 6, 2016
Understanding and Predicting Self-Assembly
Understanding and Predicting Self-Assembly
Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature’s proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic
May 17, 2016
DOE Isotope Program Provides Target Material for the Discovery of Superheavy Elements
DOE Isotope Program Provides Target Material for the Discovery of Superheavy Elements
New elements and nuclei establishing the existence of the Island of Stability and expanding the Periodic Table of Elements were produced in hot
May 2, 2016
Creating a Better Way to Find Out “When”
Creating a Better Way to Find Out “When”
A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northwestern University, and the University of Hamburg have demonstrated a
April 30, 2016
Changing Colors for Built-in Sunblock
Changing Colors for Built-in Sunblock
The development of artificial photosynthetic systems for making chemical fuels from solar energy is a long-term research objective that spans many
April 30, 2016
Capturing Molecular Motion with Relativistic Electrons
Capturing Molecular Motion with Relativistic Electrons
An important step in understanding chemical reactivity is determining how molecular structure changes during a reaction. The ability to image
April 30, 2016
New Insight on a Familiar Glow
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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