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Transparent electronics devices are present in today’s thin film displays, solar cells, and touchscreens. The future will bring flexible versions of such devices. Their production requires printable materials that are transparent and remain highly conductive even when deformed. Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint process to create flexible conductive grids with a resolution below one micrometer.
To print the grids, an ink of gold nanowires is applied to a substrate. A structured stamp is pressed on the substrate and forces the ink into a pattern. “The...
The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold
Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion.29.07.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering | Read more
Chloroplasts can cut an interrupting insertion from a protein, but only in the light
A new way of fixing inactive proteins has been discovered in an algae, which uses chloroplast extracts and light to release an interrupting sequence from a...29.07.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways.
The computer experiments, by academics at the University of Bristol, give rise to a huge variety of different knots, realising many that have been tabulated by...29.07.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
Later planting dates, flurprimidol soak optimize plant appearance, marketability
In order to introduce new flowering plants to market, breeders and growers need proven strategies for producing healthy, compact plants during times of highest...29.07.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
How proteins prevent communication between bacteria
They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed,...29.07.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
Perennial ryegrass reestablished in 6 weeks after diesel, hydraulic fluid spills
Petroleum-based spills on turfgrass can occur during lawn care and maintenance, primarily as a result of equipment failure or improper refueling. When these...29.07.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease can occur in multiple family members. Under the leadership of human geneticists of the University Hospital Bonn, a team of researchers discovered genetic changes in the MSH3 gene in patients and identified a new rare form of hereditary colon cancer. The results have now been published in "The American Journal of Human Genetics".
Colon polyps form like mushroom-shaped growths from the mucosa and are several millimeters to several centimeters in size. They are benign and generally do not...29.07.2016 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Direct correlation between temperature dependent generation of spin currents and atomic composition of interfaces found
Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new processes for information processing. They enable to re-use...29.07.2016 | Physics and Astronomy | Read more
A submillimeter-thick film with magnetic microdomains was used to control a Q-switched laser, increasing its pulse power 1,000 times
The "Industry 4.0" concept, first introduced by the German government, has recently extended the scope of compact high-power laser applications to, for...28.07.2016 | Information Technology | Read more
Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. A metallic state of hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for superconductors, materials that have no resistance to the flow of electrons, which increases electricity transfer efficiency many times over. For the first time researchers, led by Carnegie's Viktor Struzhkin, have experimentally produced a new class of materials blending hydrogen with sodium that could alter the superconductivity landscape and could be used for hydrogen-fuel cell storage. The research is published in Nature Communications.
It had been predicted that certain hydrogen-rich compounds consisting of multiple atoms of hydrogen with so-called alkali metals like lithium, potassium or...28.07.2016 | Materials Sciences | Read more
Study of natural-occurring 100,000 year-old CO2 reservoirs shows no significant corroding of 'cap rock', suggesting the greenhouse gas hasn't leaked back out - one of the main concerns with greenhouse gas reduction proposal of carbon capture and storage.
New research shows that natural accumulations of carbon dioxide (CO2) that have been trapped underground for around 100,000 years have not significantly...28.07.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Drexel's microswimmer robot chains can decouple and reconnect in a magnetic field
Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and...28.07.2016 | Medical Engineering | Read more
Jim Evans and collaborators study Utah's Carmel Formation
Effective carbon capture and storage or "CCS" in underground reservoirs is one possible way to meet ambitious climate change targets demanded by countries and...28.07.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
A research team uses the example of the acacia to show how interaction between native and invasive species varies
Acacia longifolia, a species of acacia from the Fabacean family that is native to Australia, was initially cultivated in Portugal as a means of securing sand...28.07.2016 | Life Sciences | Read more
Touch Taiwan 2016: Heraeus launches new dry-film resist photolithography fine patterning process technology for conductive polymer films and demonstrates rapid IR curing solutions for flexible touch displays
At this year Touch Taiwan from August 24-26 Heraeus launches a new touch panel process to pattern Clevios conductive polymer films by DFR (dry-film resist)...28.07.2016 | Trade Fair News | Read more
A team of researchers in Italy has used the location of confirmed debris from MH370 to determine where the airliner might have crashed, and where further debris could be found. The study is published today (27 July) in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
“Our result is the first to calculate the movement of the debris that best agrees with all five of the currently confirmed discoveries. This should make it the...27.07.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and...27.07.2016 | Materials Sciences | Read more
UMass Amherst researchers find Chilean salt flat drains a surprisingly vast area
A recent research report about one of the largest lithium brine and salt deposits in the world in Chile's Atacama Desert by geoscientists from the University...27.07.2016 | Earth Sciences | Read more
Model can help forest managers better maintain forests by predicting which trees will survive
Land managers, forestry professionals and conservationists seek to predict how trees will grow so they can better manage existing forests and regrow forests...27.07.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
Study clarifies tie between cysteine deficiency and Huntington's disease
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's...27.07.2016 | Health and Medicine | Read more
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study compared outcomes of leukemia patients receiving bone marrow transplants from 2009-2014, finding that three years post transplant, the incidence of severe chronic graft-versus-host disease was 44 percent in patients who had received transplants from matched, unrelated donors (MUD) and 8 percent in patients who had received umbilical cord blood transplants (CBT). Patients who received CBT were also more likely to no longer need immunosuppression and less likely to experience late infections and hospitalizations. There was no difference in overall survival between these two techniques. Results are published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplant.
"When you do an allogeneic transplant - when someone else is the donor - the new blood system has the potential to attack the patient. This is...27.07.2016 | Health and Medicine | Read more
Drugs for livestock can harm beneficial organisms that break down dung. Therefore newly developed medical substances need to be tested on single species in the lab. An international research group including evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich have been scrutinizing the reliability of such laboratory tests, evaluating the implementation of a field test based on the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin at four climatically different locations. The scientists thus presented a novel approach for more advanced environmental compatibility tests.
Livestock medications can impair beneficial organisms that break down dung. Too high a dosage of ivermectin, a common drug against parasites, harms...27.07.2016 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation | Read more
Male honey bees, called drones, can be affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides by reducing male honey bee lifespan and number of living sperm. Both insecticides are currently partially banned in Europe. Researchers from Bern, Switzerland, together with partners from Thailand and Germany, call for more thorough environmental risk assessments of these neonicotinoids.
In recent years, beekeepers have struggled to maintain healthy honey bee colonies throughout the northern hemisphere. In the first study to investigate the...27.07.2016 | Agricultural and Forestry Science | Read more
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