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Soon, new semiconductors to provide speed in TVs, computer monitors


May 1st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): Researchers and display manufacturers have found a whole new family of materials, known as amorphous oxide semiconductors, to provide the speed and stability that next-generation TVs and computer ... Read more...

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Novel technique paves way for measuring indoor air pollutants


March 17th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have indicated that a new approach for checking the accuracy of measurements of hazardous indoor air pollutants may soon be ready for prime time.The promising approach was ... Read more...

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Ultrafast laser to make solar cells more affordable, efficient


March 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University's Center are developing a technology that employs ultrafast pulsing laser to help make solar cells more affordable and efficient.The technology will help experts overcome ... Read more...

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New technique that makes LEDs more efficient developed


January 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thus making it more efficient.LED lighting relies on the gallium nitride (GaN) thin films ... Read more...

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Transparent conductive material paves way for power-generating windows


November 4th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.The material, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's ... Read more...

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Trapped NASA Mars Rover finds more evidence of water on ‘Red Planet’


October 29th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): The presence of water on Mars has become more evident, suggests a new NASA finding.Scientists have revealed that the ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck ... Read more...

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New find may help make wrinkles history


July 30th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers have found how folds and other creases disappear on their own-a feat that could shed light on how human tissue folds and grows.In a pair of ... Read more...

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Now, 3D printers to print tiny robotic insects


July 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): 3D printers could soon create the perfect insect wing, a feat perfected by nature over millennia.The Pentagon's Defense Advance Projects Research Agency (DARPA) is in need of micro-aircraft ... Read more...

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‘Nanotube speakers’ pave way for silent stealth submarines


July 15th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have created speakers made from carbon nanotube sheets, with properties that make them ideal for submarine sonar to probe the ocean depths and make subs invisible to ... Read more...

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New method to create field-effect transistors


May 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. say they have made thin films of nanotubes with ink-jet printers to create field-effect transistors - the basic element in integrated circuits.While the scientists ... Read more...

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Atomic layers of graphene could keep electronics cool


May 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Taking another step toward new technology that could keep laptops and other electronic devices from overheating, scientists have found that multiple layers of graphene, which are easier to ... Read more...

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New approach to trapping sunlight with silicon nanowires


March 5th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are developing a new approach, which would use silicon nanowires to better trap sunlight for future renewable green energy ... Read more...

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Scientists freeze water with heat


February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In what is a bizarre trick, scientists have come up with a way that can make water freeze solid as it's heating up.Popular belief contends that water freezes ... Read more...

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Silver, copper bullets may help slash hospital infections


November 10th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Researchers have developed films of silver and copper that can send bacteria to their grave, adding hope it could slash hospital infections.Dana Filoti, University of New Hampshire, ... Read more...

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Nano-particle coating to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines


October 30th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nano-particle coating solution to prevent freezing rain buildup on roads and power lines.The nanoparticle-based coating, developed in the lab ... Read more...

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Super skinny superconductors promise faster electronic components


October 30th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A new study has indicated that making superconductors super skinny suggests a new possible route to faster electronic components.According to a report in New Scientist, Ivan Bozovic at ... Read more...

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Newly developed thin films show promise for solar applications


September 9th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel have developed thin films that exhibit carrier multiplication (CM), which shows promise future solar applications.The films were ... Read more...

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Moser Baer to develop solar power project in Maharashtra


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Moser Baer India, with business interest in optical storage media, is developing a 1 MW solar power project in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. When completed, it will be one ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new way to clinically assess condition of tooth enamel using lasers


August 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by Australian and Taiwani researchers has led to a novel way to analyse the health of human teeth using lasers.Described in the open-access journal ... Read more...

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Scientists find a way to make nanostructured plastic solar cells


August 5th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A team of scientists has found a way to make nanostructured plastic solar cells, which are roughly 10,000 times smaller than a human hair.A research team headed by ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way to developing tiny bio-fuel cells


July 1st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A breakthrough in making miniscule brushes potentially opens the way to bio-fuel cells that can power pace-makers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. University of Georgia (UGA) chemist Jason ... Read more...

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‘Stuck’ Martian rover learns about Red Planet’s ecological history


June 26th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): NASA's Mars rover Spirit, lodged in Martian soil that is causing traction trouble, is taking advantage of the situation by learning more about the Red Planet's environmental history.In ... Read more...

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First step achieved in development of tiny biological fuel cells


June 20th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA), US, have achieved the first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs.The ... Read more...

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Peeling stickers to pave way for stretchable electronics


June 16th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Focussing on stickers peeling from windows, scientists are hoping to develop a new way to precisely control the fabrication of stretchable electronics-electronic devices embedded into clothing, surgical gloves, ... Read more...

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Thinnest superconducting metal layer created by physicists


June 9th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have created a superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick, the thinnest superconducting metal layer ever created.Superconductors are ... Read more...

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US physicists create thinnest superconducting metal


June 9th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (Xinhua) A superconducting metal sheet with just two atoms thick has been developed by physicists at the University of Texas in Austin. The university said in a statement Monday that ... Read more...

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Low-power, high-efficiency electronic memory comes closer to reality


April 17th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Paving the way for low-power, high-efficiency electronic memory, scientists have deposited a well-known oxide on silicon to create a ferroelectric state, which could be the key to next-generation ... Read more...

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New device controls electron spin at room temperature


April 7th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina University, US, have developed a device that controls electron spin at room temperature.The researchers have designed a magnetic semiconductor memory device, using GaMnN thin ... Read more...

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New organic material may give Internet superfast speeds


March 16th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): An International team of scientists have developed an organic material that may one day enable the Internet to work at superfast speeds. Ivan Biaggio, an associate professor of ... Read more...

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New organic material may boost Internet speed


March 16th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Take two bricks out into a snowfall and place them side by side. In a few hours, the snowflakes will fill every vacant space between and around the ... Read more...

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Scientists come up with novel way to freeze water into a solid


February 21st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has suggested a novel way to freeze water into a solid, not by cooling but by confining it to narrow ... Read more...

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Magnetic semiconductor breakthrough may pave way for smaller, faster gadgets


November 26th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the existence of a key magnetic, and not electronic, property, called ... Read more...

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Measuring how strain affects semiconductors may pave way for faster electronics


November 4th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with a way to measure how strain affects thin films of silicon, which they say may pave the ... Read more...

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Ultrafast, power-saving electronics come closer to reality


October 9th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): Ultrafast, power-saving electronic devices may have come a step closer to reality with American researchers producing superconducting thin films. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy''s (DOE) ... Read more...

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Tiny protein coils may help researchers develop molecular electronics or solar cells


August 18th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A team of chemists have succeeded in making a layer of tiny protein coils attached to a surface, much like miniature bedsprings in a frame, which is ... Read more...

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