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February 01, 2013
NYU physicists shine a light on particle assembly
New York NY (SPX) Feb 01, 2013
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch. Their work, reported in the journal Science, relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to move and then assemble-much like birds flock and move together in flight. The method offers the potential to enhance the design of a range of industrial products, including the architecture of electronics. The study's authors were: Jeremie Palacci and Stefano Sacanna, post-doctoral f ... read more
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Rutgers Physics Professors Find New Order in Quantum Electronic Material
Two Rutgers physics professors have proposed an explanation for a new type of order, or symmetry, in an exotic material made with uranium - a theory that may one day lead to enhanced computer displa ... more

Flat boron by the numbers
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds. "That would be trouble, cleaning out the diamonds so you could ... more

New semiconductor research may extend integrated circuit battery life tenfold
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology, international semiconductor consortium SEMATECH and Texas State University have demonstrated that use of new methods and materials for building inte ... more


NTU research embraces laser and sparks cool affair
Bulky and noisy air-conditioning compressors and refrigerators may soon be a thing of the past. With the latest discovery by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), current coo ... more


Biofuels Blend Right In
Winemakers have long known that blending different grape varietals can favorably balance the flavor characteristics of the wine they produce. In the future, makers of advanced biofuels might use a s ... more
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Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls
The research of a multi-institutional team from the U.S., Japan, and France, led by Predrag S. Krstic of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Jean Paul Allain of Purdue University has ... more

Emission trading schemes limit green consumerism
Schemes that aim to regulate greenhouse gas emissions can limit consumers' attempts to reduce their carbon footprints, according to an economist at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Dr Gris ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New physical model explains the origin of Earth's water

Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

Colorado River's connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water

Protesters march in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions


Smooth ride at 300 kph
Serious shocks need serious shock absorption, in space as well as on the ground. Now high-performance racing cars are driving more smoothly on space-ready rubber from ESA spacecraft. Toulon-ba ... more

3D microchip created
Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digi ... more

British council votes down nuke depository
A county council in northwestern England this week voted against allowing further study of possible nuclear waste repository in tourism-dependent Cumbria. ... more
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Appeals court denies review on Samsung phone ban
A US appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider an an appeal from Apple that sought a ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones amid the patent fight between the two companies. ... more

Global tablet sales surged in past quarter: survey
Worldwide tablet sales jumped in the fourth quarter beyond even some of the most optimistic forecasts to 52.5 million, with Android-powered devices pacing growth, a survey showed Thursday. ... more
Space News from
Can a superconducting magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe

China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

Winds Blow Dust off the Solar Panels Improving Energy Levels

Old Rivals India, China Nurture New Rivalry in Satellite Launch Business

What is the computational power of the universe?

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

Hunt for dark matter is narrowed by new University of Sussex research


'jOBS' film stars regale Apple faithful at Macworld
Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad went before the Apple faithful on Thursday, sharing the terror and elation of portraying on screen the "two Steves" long revered by the cult of the Mac. ... more

Iran seeks to salvage gas pipeline deal
Iran is still plugging away at building a natural gas pipeline to energy-hungry Pakistan, a project that's been plagued by difficulties since it was first mooted nearly two decades ago. ... more

Chevron gets permit to explore shale gas in Romania
US oil giant Chevron obtained zoning certificates in eastern Romania enabling it to explore for shale gas, despite controversy about the effect of drill fracking on the environment, local authorities said on Thursday. ... more
Emission trading schemes limit green consumerism

Latest Ways to Make Your Business Energy Efficient

China coal plant shut by health chiefs

Deuterium Uptake in Magnetic Fusion Devices with Lithium Conditioned Carbon Walls

Argentina pushes Falklands claim in EU

China's coal consumption continues to soar

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells

Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee


Argentina pushes Falklands claim in EU
Argentina is pushing its claim on British-ruled Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic in a diplomatic campaign launched this week in, of all places, London. ... more

China's coal consumption continues to soar
China uses almost as much coal in a year as the rest of the world combined, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration. ... more

China steel industry says profits plunge
The combined profits of China's major steelmakers crashed by more than 98 percent in 2012 as growth in the economy of the world's largest steel producer slowed, an industry group said. ... more

China house price rise accelerates in January
China's house price increases picked up pace in January on the back of a recovery in the overall economy and signs of looser policy controls, an independent survey showed Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


China PMIs indicate recovery continues


EU 'better than North America' for China firms: survey


Brazil's slow growth bad for sport events


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New Options for transparent contact electrodes


A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics


Betting on Mediterranean Shale: 3 Plays, 1 Winner


Stanford Researchers Break Million-core Supercomputer Barrier

Bioinspired fibers change color when stretched

Scientists trick iron-eating bacteria into breathing electrons instead

Rice technique points toward 2-D devices

Demagnetization by rapid spin transport

US economy hit brakes in fourth quarter

Blow to Britain's nuclear waste plans

Dutch court rejects bulk of Nigerian suit against Shell

Pakistan approves port transfer to China

Kurds warn BP not to drill for Baghdad

Japan hails upbeat data as turning point

China mining firm falls on Hong Kong trading debut

Honda nine-month net profit doubles to $3.2 bn

Facebook mobile use surges, but stock falls

YouTube confirms eyeing subscription 'channels'

Judge affirms Apple-Samsung award, limits damages

Despite optimism, tough road for immigration reform

China's Lenovo targets 20 to 30 pct annual profit growth

eBay chief says Web privacy clashes coming

ANA keeps forecast as nine-month net profit surges

NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements

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