Matter & Energy News
January 29, 2020

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Scientists are using high-energy pulses of electricity to turn any source of carbon into turbostratic graphene in an instant. The process promises environmental benefits by ... read more
Physicists have observed quantum entanglement among 'billions of billions' of flowing electrons in a quantum critical material. The research provides the strongest direct ... read more
Scientists repurposed living frog cells -- and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny 'xenobots' can move toward a target and heal themselves after being ... read more
For the first time, scientists have created a silicon chip that can accelerate electrons -- albeit at a fraction of the velocity of the most massive accelerators -- using an ... read more
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AI to Help Monitor Behavior

Algorithms based on artificial intelligence do better at supporting educational and clinical decision-making, according to a new ... read more

A Sustainable Alternative to Crude Oil

A research team has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production -- a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based ... read more

New Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment

Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to ... read more

Security Risk for E-Scooters and Riders

New research finds e-scooters have risks beyond the perils of potential collisions. Computer science experts have published the first review of the security and privacy risks posed by e-scooters and ... read more

'Jumping Genes' Help Stabilize DNA Folding Patterns

The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes are turned on or off. New ... read more

Blue-Emitting Diode Demonstrates Limitations and Promise of Perovskite Semiconductors

Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs ... read more

Going With the Flow: New Insights Into Mysterious Fluid Motions

Scientists gain a deeper understanding of turbulent and transitional pipe ... read more

Assessing Risk of Chemicals to Wildlife Is Huge Challenge That Requires New Approach

Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to a new review ... read more

Quantum Physics: On the Way to Quantum Networks

Physicists have successfully demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between an atom and a photon via an optic fiber over a distance of up to 20 km -- thus setting a new ... read more

Principles for a Green Chemistry Future

Researchers show how green chemistry is essential for a sustainable ... read more

Engineers Examine Lithium Battery Defects

Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but ... read more

Commercial Air Travel Is Safer Than Ever

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the ... read more

Through experiments, researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it -- in other words, traction -- is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as ... read more

New Stretchable Battery Can Power Wearable Electronics

The adoption of wearable electronics has so far been limited by their need to derive power from bulky, rigid batteries that reduce comfort and may present safety hazards due to chemical leakage or ... read more

Predictive Touch Response Mechanism Is a Step Toward a Tactile Internet

A team of researchers has developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in human-to-machine applications that are typical in the Tactile ... read more

Microchip Capability Expanded Ewith New 3D Inductor Technology

Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space. ... read more

Acetone Plus Light Creates a Green Jet Fuel Additive

Take biomass-derived acetone -- common nail polish remover -- use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with ... read more

Engineered Capillaries Model Traffic in Tiny Blood Vessels

3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened ... read more

A Megalibrary of Nanoparticles

Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex ... read more

Chemicals in the Environment: A Focus on Mixtures

The real world is marked by multiple stressors, among them cocktails of chemicals. The review article presents methodological approaches to isolating, characterizing and tracking chemicals of concern ... read more

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