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Gold Shines Through Properties of Nano Biosensors

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With their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. An...
16-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Thruster Design Increases Efficiency for Future Spaceflight

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Hall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites and show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, and the plasma ejected from the exhaust end of the thruster can deliver great speeds. Cylindrically-shaped Hall thrusters lend...
14-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanotechnology Gives Green Energy a Green Color

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Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install...
14-Aug-2017 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Soft and Spherical: Researchers Study Dynamics of Drop Impact

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Within the study of fluid dynamics, the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown, despite its extreme relevance to modern-day applications, such as 3-D ink-jet printing and the...
15-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New SQUID-Based Detector Opens Up New Fields of Study With New Level of Sensitivity

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Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of...
14-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chaotic Magnetic Field Lines May Answer the Coronal Heating Problem

It is known that the sun’s corona is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere -- the sun’s visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal plasma, however, is not yet entirely understood. A research team in India...
9-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioprinted Veins Reveal New Drug Diffusion Details

A new advance, published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, now offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A truly international collaboration, with researchers...
3-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Offer Cheaper Electricity for Urban and Suburban Areas

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Small vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) possess the ability to effectively operate in the presence of high turbulent flow, which makes them ideal energy harvesting devices in urban and suburban environments. In this week’s Journal of Renewable...
3-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Comment Available on 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

6-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT

Under the Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; AIP Congratulates Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner

8-Oct-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Shedding Light on 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: AIP CEO Fred Dylla Available for Comment on Significance of Blue LEDs for Science and Society

7-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Experts Available and Audio Commentary: Nobel Prize in Physics

4-Oct-2012 4:55 PM EDT

The Spin Racket: Ping-Pong Champs Are Intuitive Masters of Fluid Dynamics

Curve balls may help a pitcher strike out batters in baseball; and some nasty spin can make an opponent sweat to return a tennis serve. But more so than in any other ball game, in table tennis – where the ball is so light and so small –dedicated...
8-Aug-2012 10:00 AM EDT

Experts Available: Fluid Dynamics and Ship Experts Discuss the Science of the Costa Concordia

When the cruise liner Costa Concordia drew too close to shore near the Italian island of Giglio, a large rocky outcrop quickly sliced through the ship’s hull. While many questions about the dynamics at play during that disaster remain unanswered,...
27-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST

Experts Available: Nobel Prize in Physics – Discovery, Impacts, and History

The Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 4. The prize is given for the most groundbreaking and influential research. Its history chronicles many of the discoveries that underpin not only modern technology, but also our...
30-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

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