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Single Photons Capable of Decision Making in Uncertain, Dynamically Changing Environments

Single Photons Capable of Decision Making in Uncertain, Dynamically Changing Environments

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Institut NEEL, CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes demonstrate experimentally that single photons can be used to make decisions in uncertain, dynamically changing environments. [More]
Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Innovative Technology for Microdroplet Creation for Automatic Analytical Devices

Scientists from Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) have devised a unique technology for creating microdroplets suitable for portable automatic analytical devices in various fields from internal security to environmental monitoring and space research. The Estonian Patent Office has registered the invention as a utility model. [More]
Physicists Offer New Insights into Self-Organization in Biomolecular Systems

Physicists Offer New Insights into Self-Organization in Biomolecular Systems

One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. Physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now provide new insights into how such movements are coordinated. [More]
High-Precision Control of Colloidal Nanoparticles Could Play Role in Future Digital Technologies

High-Precision Control of Colloidal Nanoparticles Could Play Role in Future Digital Technologies

A team of researchers at the University of Zurich has succeeded in arranging and controlling colloid motion with the great speed and precision. [More]
New Study Reveals Graphene’s Hydrophobicity is Thickness-Dependent

New Study Reveals Graphene’s Hydrophobicity is Thickness-Dependent

The Quantum Detection Group at the National Physical Laboratory has conducted a study on the hydrophobicity of epitaxial graphene, which could be used in the future to develop graphene coatings suitable for electronics, medicine and more. [More]
Researchers Evaluate Particle Retention and Stability on Nanomembrane Sheets

Researchers Evaluate Particle Retention and Stability on Nanomembrane Sheets

Microscopically, “nanomembrane” sheets made from nylon resemble a tangled web. The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get separated from the web, they can become hazards themselves. [More]
Prototype Sensor Made of Metamaterials Can Help Computers Separate Overlapping Sounds

Prototype Sensor Made of Metamaterials Can Help Computers Separate Overlapping Sounds

People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they're about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the "Cocktail Party" conundrum. [More]
SMU Chemist Receives NSF CAREER Award for Funding Research into New Methods of Creating Polymers

SMU Chemist Receives NSF CAREER Award for Funding Research into New Methods of Creating Polymers

SMU chemist Nicolay (Nick) Tsarevsky has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award, expected to total $650,000 over five years, to fund his research into new methods of creating polymers - whose uses range from fluorescent materials to drug carriers, to everyday technologies. [More]
Materion Chemical Engineers Now Offer Unique PVD Parts Cleaning Process

Materion Chemical Engineers Now Offer Unique PVD Parts Cleaning Process

Materion Advanced Materials Group, a business unit of Materion Corporation, announced today a new service to customers using precious and non-precious metals for physical vapor deposition (PVD). [More]
One-Fifth of Total Peer-Reviewed ALD Publications Globally Based on Using Ultratech-CNT ALD systems

One-Fifth of Total Peer-Reviewed ALD Publications Globally Based on Using Ultratech-CNT ALD systems

Ultratech, Inc., a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high­-brightness LEDs (HB­ LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced that the 1000th peer-reviewed paper written on its ALD systems was published in July 2015 in Chemistry of Materials. [More]