Engineers develop new flat, ultralight lens that could change how cameras are designed

Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, University of Washington scientists have successfully ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms.

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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New imaging system uses an open-ended bundle of optical fibers—no lenses, protective housing needed

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers, with no need for lenses or a protective housing.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists use common glass to optimize graphene's electronic properties

Graphene, the two-dimensional powerhouse, packs extreme durability, electrical conductivity, and transparency into a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Despite being heralded as a breakthrough ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Grass used to make thinner, stronger condoms

So first of all … no, nobody is thinking of weaving together blades of grass to make condoms. Scientists at Australia's University of Queensland, however, are having success with condoms ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Gizmag

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Public health researchers map world's 'chemical landscape'

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world's chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety ...

Fri 12 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Visible blue light induces copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers at California Institute of Technology has found a way to use visible blue light to induce copper-catalyzed C-N cross-couplings. In their paper published ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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New imaging technique shows how DNA is protected at chromosomes' ends

A new imaging technique has allowed researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Pittsburgh to see how DNA loops around ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Shaping crystals with the flow

OIST scientists designed a new method to create crystals using a combination of shear flow and controlled temperature.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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