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World’s fastest 2-D camera, 100 billion frames per second, may enable new scientific discoveries

World’s fastest 2-D camera, 100 billion frames per second, may enable new scientific discoveries | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
A team of biomedical engineers has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second.
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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
New catalysts designed and investigated by engineering researchers have potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels like hydrogen.
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New Class of Polymers Discovered By Accident

New Class of Polymers Discovered By Accident | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly polymers strong enough to use in cars and airplanes
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'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials

'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
In metals such as copper or aluminium, so-called conduction electrons are able to move around freely, in the same way as particles in a gas or a liquid.
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New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

New technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called 'aberrating layers.'
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Scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

Scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices.
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Chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases

Chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Chemistry researchers have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of several potent greenhouse gases.
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Une colle donne une élasticité variable aux matériaux composites

Une colle donne une élasticité variable aux matériaux composites | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs allemands ont développé une nouvelle façon d’assembler des pièces en matériaux composites légers grâce à une colle à élasticité variable.
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How to store solar energy more cost-effectively for use at night

How to store solar energy more cost-effectively for use at night | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
There’s currently no cost-effective, large-scale way to store solar energy, but Stanford researchers have developed a solution: using electrolysis to turn tanks of water and hydrogen into batteries.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells

New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply.
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Un nouveau matériau entièrement étanche (Matériaux)

Un nouveau matériau entièrement étanche (Matériaux) | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Le Dr. Bastian Rapp de l'institut pour les microstructures (IMT) de l'institut de technologie de Karlsruhe (KIT, Baden-Wurtemberg) a mis au point en laboratoire un nouveau matériau justifiant de ce qu'il appelle, par bio-mimétisme, l'effet lotus...
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Measuring nano-vibrations

Measuring nano-vibrations | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have fabricated carbon nanotube mechanical resonators capable of exhibiting the highest quality factors to date.
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Extremely high-resolution MRI: New MRI method detects single hydrogen atom

Extremely high-resolution MRI: New MRI method detects single hydrogen atom | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance imaging, which signifies a huge increase in the technology's spatial resolution.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Polyhydroxyalcanoates (PHA) : applications dans le domaine de la santé

Polyhydroxyalcanoates (PHA) : applications dans le domaine de la santé | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Ces biopolymères sont synthétisés par des bactéries stressées sous la forme de granules accumulés en leur sein.
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New material makes water and oil roll off

New material makes water and oil roll off | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Car finish, to which no dirt particles adhere, house fronts, from which graffiti paints roll off, and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths – the material “fluoropore” might make all this possible.
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New method to determine surface properties at the nanoscale

New method to determine surface properties at the nanoscale | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
As machines get smaller, knowing characteristics can make huge engineering differences. Engineers have now developed a method for characterizing the surface properties of materials at different temperatures at the nanoscale.
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Protons fuel graphene prospects

Protons fuel graphene prospects | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it researchers have found.
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Improved nanomaterials: Understanding surface structure of quantum dots will aid design of new solar devices

Improved nanomaterials: Understanding surface structure of quantum dots will aid design of new solar devices | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has just emerged.
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'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials

'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have grown a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers using an industrially scalable technique.
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New way to move atomically thin semiconductors for use in flexible devices

New way to move atomically thin semiconductors for use in flexible devices | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices.
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Thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

Thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method can advance the performance of polymers.
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Novel process could let consumers 3D-print metal parts for the first time

Novel process could let consumers 3D-print metal parts for the first time | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
A novel 3D printing process called Selective Inhibition Sintering (SIS) promises to allow manufacturing of consumer 3D printers* that can print parts made of high-performance metals, which high-cost industrial 3D printers can already do.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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New materials for more powerful solar cells

New materials for more powerful solar cells | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells. Researchers have developed a new class of materials comprising elements such as bismuth, iron, chromium, and oxygen.
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'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap

'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to...
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Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure.
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