Picking one photon out of the flow – Science Daily

Picking one photon out of the flowScience DailyThis method paves the way towards future quantum communication and computation using the subtle aspects of quantum mechanics for technological applications. Light is made up of little indivisible packets of energy, or particles, known as photons. A …

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‘Game changing’ graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter 's Center for Graphene Science developed a new technique to incorporate graphene in concrete production with the help of nanoengineering technology – and the resulting material was not only over twice as strong as concretes we have today, but “drastically reduced the carbon footprint of conventional concrete production methods.”

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A designer’s toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles

A team of chemists has developed a designer’s toolkit that lets them build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process. This work will allow researchers to create a library of complex nanoparticles that could be used in medical, energy, and electronic applications.

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Revealing the remarkable nanostructure of human bone

Using advanced 3D nanoscale imaging of the mineral in human bone, research teams have shown that the mineral crystals of bone have a hierarchical structure integrated into the larger-scale make-up of the skeleton.

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Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

A new, stable artificial photosynthesis device doubles the efficiency of harnessing sunlight to break apart both fresh and salt water, generating hydrogen that can then be used in fuel cells.

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Morphing twisted nanoscale objects to tailor applications in future technologies

For the first time scientists have created a way to model the interaction between light and twisted molecules, as these molecules transition from left- to right-handed versions, or vice versa. The transitional forms offer a deeper insight into material symmetries and their unexpected behavior could lead to improved design of telecoms components.

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Custom silicon microparticles dynamically reconfigure on demand

Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have demonstrated the first custom semiconductor microparticles to exhibit dynamically selectable behaviors while suspended in water. The study presents the first steps toward realizing advanced applications such as artificial muscles and reconfigurable computer systems.

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MCU at 10: Stan Lee’s most iconic Marvel comic book creations – CNET

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates its 10th anniversary, a look at some of the most beloved characters Lee created during his decades at Marvel.

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Verizon’s CEO couldn’t care less about T-Mobile and Sprint’s $26B merger – CNET

Lowell McAdam is skeptical the tie-up will lead to a more competitive market for high-speed 5G wireless broadband access.

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Philip Ball’s Beyond Weird explains quantum mechanics – The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewPhilip Ball's Beyond Weird explains quantum mechanicsThe Australian Financial ReviewIs the cat in the box dead, alive or neither? Philip Ball's Beyond Weird explains that quantum physics is about what can be known and how. “If I could tell you in two sentences,” said Richard Feynman, “I wouldn't have won the Nobel Prize.” It was …

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