A Nanotech Device Harvests Water in the Driest Places

Chile's Atacama is Earth's driest desert. You could sit for decades in some places and never feel a raindrop.

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Reshaping energy landscape of phonons in nanocrystals

Phonons, which are packets of vibrational waves that propagate in solids, play a key role in condensed matter and are involved in various physical properties of materials. In nanotechnology, for example, they affect light emission and charge transport of nanodevices. As the main source of energy dissipation in solid-state systems, phonons are the ultimate bottleneck that limits the operation of functional nanomaterials.

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Fundamental Equation of Quantum Physics Also Describes Rings and Disks in Space – Gizmodo UK

Gizmodo UKFundamental Equation of Quantum Physics Also Describes Rings and Disks in SpaceGizmodo UKPredicting changes over time usually requires developing new mathematical equations. But a researcher at California Institute of Technology recently discovered that a well-known formula, Schrödinger's equation, governs two vastly different things …

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A Treasure Trove For Nanotechnology Experts – ECNmag.com

A Treasure Trove For Nanotechnology ExpertsECNmag.com2D materials, which consist of a few layers of atoms, may well be the future of nanotechnology. They offer potential new applications and could be used in small, higher-performance and more energy-efficient devices. 2D materials were first discovered …

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Apple HomePod wants to save you from your miserable existence – CNET

Commentary: A new Apple ad promises that once you get a HomePod, the walls of your living room will expand and you’ll dance your blues away.

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BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging – CNET

The once-powerful phone pioneer said Facebook has infringed its intellectual property, without providing details.

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A Nanotech Device Harvests Water in the Driest Places – Discover Magazine (blog)

Discover Magazine (blog)A Nanotech Device Harvests Water in the Driest PlacesDiscover Magazine (blog)A Montreal-based start-up company called Awn Nanotech says it's created a device that uses nanotechnology to pull fresh water from the sky. The company hopes to start selling their water harvesters to consumers this fall for around $1,000 apiece. And …

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Nanotechnology treasure trove

Scientists have identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2-D structure.

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A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts

A team from EPFL and NCCR Marvel has identified more than 1,000 materials with a particularly interesting 2D structure. Their research, which made the cover page of Nature Nanotechnlogy, paves the way for groundbreaking technological applications.

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Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity – Quanta Magazine

Quanta MagazinePhysicists Find a Way to See the 'Grin' of Quantum GravityQuanta MagazineIn 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the two in a …

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