The altering of 2-D materials

The altering of 2-D materials

Top Story A new understanding of why synthetic 2-D materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted was reached by teams of researchers. They searched for ways to improve these materials’ performance in future electronics, photonics and memory storage applications. Two-dimensional materials are films only an atom or two thick. Researchers make 2-D materials […]

Astronomers detect ancient signal reception from first stars in world

Astronomers detect ancient signal reception from first stars in world

Top Story For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang. Models of the early universe predict such stars were massive, blue […]

Veiled 'rock liquid' possible vital to woods response to famine

Veiled 'rock liquid' possible vital to woods response to famine

Top Story A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National Science Foundation. The study looked at the water stored inside the layer of weathered bedrock that lies under soils in mountain forest ecosystems. This transitional zone beneath soils and […]

Transformed metalens secret to a synthetic fancy

Transformed metalens secret to a synthetic fancy

Top Story Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls three of the major contributors to blurry images: focus, astigmatism and image shift. To build the artificial eye, the researchers first needed to scale-up the metalens. Prior metalenses […]

Breeding crisis as no North Atlantic right whales born this year

Breeding crisis as no North Atlantic right whales born this year

North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis)Francois Gohier / VWPics / Alamy Stock Photo By Andy Coghlan North Atlantic right whales could be extinct by 2040, scientists warn. This year no calves were born in the whales’ usual breeding season from November to February. North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) are an endangered species. There are […]

Newly-discovered molds turn unlucky tarantulas into kamikaze ghouls

Newly-discovered molds turn unlucky tarantulas into kamikaze ghouls

This ant’s life is not going wellJoao Fungo By Joshua Rapp Learn Fifteen newly discovered fungi can all control the brains of ants in cruel and unusual ways in the moments before killing them. Zombie ant fungi are parasites, mostly found in tropical forests. The fungus first infects an ant using spores. Once inside its […]

Altering individual health insurance and healthiness by way of lights

Altering individual health insurance and healthiness by way of lights

Top Story The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Recently, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, together […]

'Memtransistor' gives industry nearer to brain-like research

'Memtransistor' gives industry nearer to brain-like research

Top Story Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains. In recent years, researchers have searched for ways to make computers more neuromorphic, or brain-like, in order to perform increasingly complicated tasks with high efficiency. Now, a team of […]

'Memtransistor' draws industry nearer to brain-like processing

'Memtransistor' draws industry nearer to brain-like processing

Top Story Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains. In recent years, researchers have searched for ways to make computers more neuromorphic, or brain-like, in order to perform increasingly complicated tasks with high efficiency. Now, a team of […]

'Memtransistor' draws market nearer to brain-like computing

'Memtransistor' draws market nearer to brain-like computing

Top Story Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains. In recent years, researchers have searched for ways to make computers more neuromorphic, or brain-like, in order to perform increasingly complicated tasks with high efficiency. Now, a team of […]

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