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This UV-Light Controlled Adhesive Could Help Ordinary Humans Become Spiderman

In the future, we’re all going to be Spiderman. At least, those of us who can afford super-sticky light-controlled wall-climbing spider boots. Read more...

5 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes in environmental conditions at the nanoscale

Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. ...

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New modeling method focuses attention on amorphous material's unusual vibrational modes

Asegun Henry wants to avert the worst effects of climate change by finding new forms of renewable energy and improving the materials that contribute to energy use.

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Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level

We are familiar with cracks in big or small three-dimensional (3-D) objects, but how do thin, two-dimensional (2-D) materials crack? 2-D materials like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), have emerged ...

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Developing 'green' electronics: Team finds microbe from the Potomac yields better electronic material

Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from

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Nanoscale view of energy storage

In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably ...

Mon 16 Jan 17 from

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Laser-driving of semimetals allows creating novel quasiparticle states

Studying properties of fundamental particles in condensed matter systems is a promising approach to quantum field theory. Quasiparticles offer the opportunity to observe particle properties ...

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Viewpoint: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Author(s): Noah J. FitchA molecular fountain, which launches molecules rather than atoms and allows them to be observed for long times, has been demonstrated for the first time.[Physics 9, 156] ...

Wed 11 Jan 17 from APS Physics

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Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms

Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers from the Laboratoire de cristallographie ...

Fri 13 Jan 17 from

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Sonic tractor beam can be made for less than $90

Simple device can be 3D printed

Fri 13 Jan 17 from Physics World

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