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New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have 3D-printed a magnetic device out of liquids. Their findings could lead to printable liquid magnetic devices for a variety of applications such as artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots.

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17-Jul-2019 5:05 AM EDT
Newswise: A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune
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A Graphene Superconductor That Plays More Than One Tune

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a graphene device that switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without losing any energy, to an insulator that resists the flow of electric current – all with a simple flip of a switch.

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16-Jul-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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    10-Jul-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715374

Designer proteins form wires and lattices on mineral surface

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This research is a fundamental discovery of how to engineer proteins onto non-biological surfaces. Artificial proteins engineered from scratch have been assembled into nanorod arrays, designer filaments and honeycomb lattices on the surface of mica, demonstrating control over the way proteins interact with surfaces to form complex structures previously seen only in natural protein systems. The study provides a foundation for understanding how protein-crystal interactions can be systematically programmed and sets the stage for designing novel protein-inorganic hybrid materials.

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6-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist

Article ID: 715554

Giving nanowires a DNA-like twist

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory played a critical role in the discovery of a DNA-like twisted crystal structure created with a germanium sulfide nanowire, also known as a “van der Waals material.” Researchers can tailor these nanowires in many different ways — twist periods from two to twenty micrometers, lengths up to hundreds of micrometers, and radial dimensions from several hundred nanometers to about ten micrometers. By this means, they can adjust the electrical and optical properties to optimize performance for different applications.

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10-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Beat the Heat

Article ID: 715441

Beat the Heat

University of Utah

University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a “device,” that converts more thermal radiation into electricity. This could lead to devices such as laptop computers and cellphones with much longer battery life and solar panels that are much more efficient at converting radiant heat to energy.

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10-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715498

Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle

RIKEN

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have developed the first microchip valve powered by living cells.

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9-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New imaging method aids in water decontamination

Article ID: 715450

New imaging method aids in water decontamination

Cornell University

A breakthrough imaging technique developed by Cornell University researchers shows promise in decontaminating water by yielding surprising and important information about catalyst particles that can’t be obtained any other way.

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8-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715367

Camera brings unseen world to light

John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences

When the first full-length movie made with the advanced, three-color process of Technicolor premiered in 1935, The New York Times declared "it produced in the spectator all the excitement of standing upon a peak ... and glimpsing a strange, beautiful and unexpected new world."

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5-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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