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September 29, 2020

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5G Wireless May Lead to Inaccurate Weather Forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a new study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among ...

Spin Clean-Up Method Brings Practical Quantum Computers Closer to Reality

Researchers create a quantum algorithm that removes spin contaminants while making chemical calculations on quantum computers. This allows for predictions of electronic and molecular behavior with ...

New Brain Cell-Like Nanodevices Work Together to Identify Mutations in Viruses

Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain ...

This Tiny Device Can Scavenge Wind Energy from the Breeze You Make When You Walk

Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers have designed a kind of 'tiny wind ...
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PLUS Takes 3D Ultrasound Images of Solids

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects, such as those that can develop in aircraft and power ...

Flood Risks: More Accurate Data Due to COVID-19

Emerging use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) makes it possible to continuously measure shallow changes in elevation of Earth surface. A study now shows that the quality of these ...

Thin and Ultra-Fast Photodetector Sees the Full Spectrum

Researchers have developed the world's first photodetector that can see all shades of light, in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern ...

Reviewing the Quantum Material 'Engine Room'

An Australian collaboration reviews the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), one of the most fascinating and important recent discoveries in condensed-matter physics. QAHE allows zero-resistance ...

New Way of Controlling Conductivity of Materials at the Nanoscale

A new discovery is an important step towards smaller, more advanced electronics. And maybe more environmentally friendly gadgets, ...

Better Material for Wearable Biosensors

Researchers have used electrospinning to make porous silicone that allows sweat to ...

Energy Harvesting Goes Organic, Gets More Flexible

The race is on to create natural biocompatible piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting, electronic sensing, and stimulating nerves. A group of researchers has explored peptide-based nanotubes ...

Predicting the Slow Death of Lithium-Ion Batteries

A new model offers a way to predict the condition of a battery's internal systems in real-time with far more accuracy than existing tools. In electric cars, the technology could improve driving ...

Understanding Electron Transport in Graphene Nanoribbons

New research aims to better understand the electron transport properties of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) and how they are affected by bonding with aromatics - a key step in designing technology such ...

Quirky Response to Magnetism Presents Quantum Physics Mystery

Scientists describe the quirky behavior of one such magnetic topological insulator. The new article includes experimental evidence that intrinsic magnetism in the bulk of manganese bismuth telluride ...

Nanophysics: Spectral Classification of Excitons

Ultrathin layers of tungsten diselenide have potential applications in opto-electronics and quantum technologies. Researchers have now explored how this material interacts with light in the presence ...

Vibration Device Makes Homes 'Smart' by Tracking Appliances

To boost efficiency in typical households - where people forget to take wet clothes out of washing machines, retrieve hot food from microwaves and turn off dripping faucets - researchers have ...

Transistor-Integrated Cooling for a More Powerful Chip

Researchers have created a single chip that combines a transistor and micro-fluidic cooling system. Their research should help save energy and further shrink the size of electronic ...

New Glove-Like Device Mimics Sense of Touch

Engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment ...

Paving the Way for Tunable Graphene Plasmonic THz Amplifiers

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a room-temperature coherent amplification of terahertz (THz) radiation in graphene, electrically driven by a dry cell ...

New Surgical Tools With Smart Sensors Can Advance Cardiac Surgery and Therapy

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases ...

Producing Technicolor Through Brain-Like Electronic Devices

Structural coloration is promised to be the display technology of the future as there is no fading - it does not use dyes - and enables low-power displays without strong external light source. ...

Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game ...

Miniature Antenna Enables Robotic Teaming in Complex Environments

A new, miniature, low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots in complex ...

Memory in a Metal, Enabled by Quantum Geometry

Researchers invented a new data storage method by making odd numbered layers slide relative to even-number layers in tungsten ditelluride, which is only 3nm thick. The arrangement of these atomic ...

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