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World’s slenderest material to shape future computers


July 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Graphene, the world's slenderest material, could help shape the next generation of computers that would make their existing counterparts seem like stone age relics. Thanks to ... Read more...

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Buckyballs, largest known molecules in space, more common than thought


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Observations made with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed that buckminsterfullerenes, or 'buckyballs,' the largest known molecules in space, are more common than previously thought.A study of R ... Read more...

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How and why does graphene break?


December 1st, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Previous experiments had established pure graphene, a single layer of graphite only one atom thick, as the strongest material known to humankind.But a new research by Chris ... Read more...

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Mystery of diamond’s soft side solved


November 30th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A German research has decoded the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding, explaining how the hardest known material in the world can be machined.A team of researchers at ... Read more...

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Tool to trace metabolism of cancer-fighting tomato compounds developed


November 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): The University of Illinois scientists, who suggested that eating tomatoes reduces risk of prostate cancer, have developed a tool that may help trace the metabolism of tomato carotenoids ... Read more...

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Now, ultra-hard graphite that can crack diamonds!


November 7th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Scientists have shown that when compressed, graphite can crack a diamond.Now computer simulations by Hui-Tian Wang at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, and colleagues have shown that the ... Read more...

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Buckyballs much more common and abundant in universe than thought


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered bucket loads of buckyballs in space.They found the little carbon spheres throughout our Milky Way galaxy -- in the space ... Read more...

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Nobel Prize For Chemistry Shared By Japanese, U.S. Researchers


October 7th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez An American scientist and two Japanese researchers, who developed the techniques to bind carbon atoms, are the proud recipient on this year's Noble Prize in the field of chemistry. ... Read more...

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Richard F. Heck, Suzuki and Negishi


October 6th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
This year’s Noble Prize in chemistry has been won by three scientists, one American and two Japanese. The prize was handed to them for their work on simplifying carbon molecules to help ... Read more...

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Nobel Prize 2010 For Chemistry Physics And Medicine Announced


October 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, The winners of some of the categories of Nobel Prize have been announced. These categories include, Physics, Chemistry and Medicines. The other categories are yet to be announced. ... Read more...

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Two Russians win Nobel in Physics for work on ultra-thin carbon flakes


October 5th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York/London, Oct. 5 (ANI): Two Russian-born physicists working at the University of Manchester in England have won the Nobel prize in physics for investigating the remarkable properties of ultra-thin carbon flakes ... Read more...

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Volcano breath test could offer early warning of eruption


September 21st, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Predicting a volcanic eruption just got easier, thanks to a process similar to a breath tester, which allows researchers to pick up changes in the composition of gases ... Read more...

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Method to enhance solar energy found


September 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): MIT chemical engineers have found that by using carbon nanotubes (hollow tubes of carbon atoms) solar energy can be concentrated 100 times more than a regular photovoltaic cell.Such ... Read more...

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New plant-mimicking photovoltaic cells that self-repair sun damage


September 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 6 (ANI): MIT scientists have developed new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that can not only mimic a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy but also repair itself from damage that ... Read more...

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Graphene under strain produces massive pseudo-magnetic fields


July 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Putting the right kind of strain onto a patch of graphene leads to the creation of pseudo-magnetic fields far stronger than the strongest magnetic fields ever sustained in ... Read more...

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Soon, t-shirts to power your cell phone as you jog


July 24th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): The day could be near when you would be able to recharge your phone or music player while jogging, according to a new study.A team from University of ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover elusive buckyballs in space


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered elusive carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs" in space.Buckyballs - soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in ... Read more...

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Soon, batteries that could recharge within 10 minutes


July 18th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): Scientists have developed new battery materials that could enable electric vehicles, power tools and even cell phones to recharge in minutes.In collaboration with Vorbeck Materials Corp. of Jessup, ... Read more...

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Scientists go beyond diamond for quantum computing


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): After pioneering research into the quantum properties of a small defect found in diamonds, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have now used cutting-edge computational techniques to produce a ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new way of producing electricity


March 8th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): A team of scientists at MIT has discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that can cause powerful waves of energy to shoot through minuscule wires known as carbon nanotubes, ... Read more...

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World’s first molecular transistor created


January 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists from the US and South Korea have managed to create the world's smallest transistor from only six atoms of carbonsuspended between two gold electrodes.A transistor is ... Read more...

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Scientists synthesize graphene-like material for first time


November 24th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Physicists at Empa, together with chemists from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz have, for the first time, succeeded in synthesizing a graphene-like porous polymer ... Read more...

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Physicists discover novel electronic properties in 2D carbon structure


October 15th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered novel electronic properties in two-dimensional sheets of carbon atoms called graphene that could one day be the heart of speedy and powerful electronic devices.The new ... Read more...

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Graphite can mimic iron’s magnetism


October 5th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands have shown that ordinary graphite is a permanent magnet at room temperature because it ... Read more...

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A splash of graphene can improve battery materials


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that a splash of graphene can improve battery materials.Researchers would like to develop lithium-ion batteries using titanium dioxide, an inexpensive ... Read more...

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Diamonds may soon be a patient’s best friend by revolutionising MRI probe


September 23rd, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Diamonds, which have been considered to be a girl's best friend for long, may now turn out to be a patient's best friend as well.A Harvard University-based research ... Read more...

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Scientists solve problem of building carbon nanotubes with right structure


September 21st, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 21 (ANI): A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers has come out with a method that solves the problem of building carbon nanotubes with the right structure.The method has ... Read more...

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Graphane may help make tiny strips of graphene needed for electronic circuits


August 1st, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have explained how their discovery of graphane could make it easier for the production of tiny strips of graphene needed for electronic circuits. ... Read more...

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‘Electronic’ nose that detects skin vapors developed


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A system to detect the vapours emitted by human skin in real time has been created by Yale University researchers and a Spanish company.The boffins believe that the ... Read more...

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Humans may have been responsible for “megafauna” demise 46,000 years ago


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analyzed the fossil of the extinct giant kangaroo to determine that humans were responsible for the demise of "megafauna" 46,000 years ago.There ... Read more...

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Bilayer graphene to pave way for tunable electronic devices


June 11th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that a form of carbon called graphene has an electronic structure that can be controlled by an electrical field, ... Read more...

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Graphene-carbon nanotubes promise cheaper, more powerful electronic devices


May 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) say that they have devised a novel way to make a hybrid graphene-carbon nanotube (G-CNT), which can be used as ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new process for obtaining alkanes from bio-oil


May 13th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, May 13 (ANI): A team of German and Chinese scientists has developed a new catalytic process to convert components of bio-oil directly into alkanes and methanol.According to a report in ... Read more...

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New nanotube coating enables novel laser power meter


May 9th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel nanotube-coated power measurement device, which would be able to calibrate high-power laser systems, such ... Read more...

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Large-area graphene on copper may lead to faster computers, electronics


May 8th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): The development of large-area graphene using copper may pave the way for faster computers and electronics, according to scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.Graphene, ... Read more...

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