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'Incomparable' $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

2 hours ago from Physorg

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat...

No. 4 Michigan hopes to avoid trap vs. Indiana

7 hours ago from UPI

The answer will be obvious from players and coaches on No. 4 Michigan, but the question directed toward the Wolverines will be just as apparent.

Microorganisms help production

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Oil is still the most economically attractive resource for fuels and basic chemicals that can be used to manufacture everyday products such as plastic bottles and detergent. New biotechnological processes...

Airbus delivers first A330 tanker aircraft to South Korea

12 hours ago from UPI

The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force has landed at Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea, for acceptance tests.

Tailoring the surface of carbon may hold the key to monitoring patient blood in real-time

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Machine learning is increasing the pace of development of customised carbon surfaces with a wide variety of applications.

Doubly-excited electrons reach new energy states

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have now characterized the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. This theoretical model is...

Stealth-cap technology for light-emitting nanoparticles

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. They have developed so-called ''upconverting'' nanoparticles that not only convert infrared light into UV-visible light, but...

Some Strange Science Will Launch Into Space This Week for NASA

13 hours ago from Space.com

This Thursday, crystallizing proteins from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a dizzying virtual-reality system, ultratiny membranes and the "Refabricator" — a device that turns waste into 3D-printing filament — will...

Scientists shed light on semiconductor degradation mechanism

13 hours ago from Science Daily

SiC-based electrical devices degrading will be improved by controlling the semiconductor material deformation with atomic level.

Increasing CD and microchip storage capacity 100-fold

13 hours ago from Physorg

Research by Pierre Lucas could lead to computer memories that work more like human memories.

Researchers find cheaper, less energy-intensive way to purify ethylene

13 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have filed a provisional patent application on a new copper compound that can be used to purify ethylene for use as a...

Detecting light in a 'different dimension'

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.

'Waltzing' nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists paired drug-delivering nanoparticles like dance partners to reveal that molecules attach to targets on cells differently based upon their position in time. The discovery could improve methods for screening...

3-D printing can construct batteries in novel shapes

14 hours ago from C&EN

Batteries with customizeable shapes could power hearing aids and personal electronics

New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

16 hours ago from Science Daily

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe. The simulations offer a new way...

'Waltzing' nanoparticles could advance search for better drug delivery methods

17 hours ago from Physorg

Indiana University researchers have discovered that drug-delivering nanoparticles attach to their targets differently based upon their position when they meet—like ballroom dancers who change their moves with the music.

Driverless cars will make you sick – but there's a fix

18 hours ago from Physorg

Driverless cars will usher in a transport utopia, at least according to many of their proponents. Concept art for these futuristic vehicles often show passengers sat facing each other, reading,...

Doubly-excited electrons reach new energy states

18 hours ago from Physorg

Positrons are short-lived subatomic particle with the same mass as electrons and a positive charge. They are used in medicine, e.g. in positron emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging method...

New finding of particle physics may help to explain the absence of antimatter

19 hours ago from Physorg

With the help of computer simulations, particle physics researchers may be able to explain why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe. The simulations offer a new way...

In photos: Friars Club honors Billy Crystal with Entertainment Icon Award

19 hours ago from UPI

The Friars Club honors Billy Crystal with their Entertainment Icon Award at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on November 12, 2018 in New York City.

Cobalt – a potential bottleneck in the transition to electric mobility

19 hours ago from Physorg

The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally. As a result, demand is expected to exceed supply already in 2020 and...

Purple bacteria 'batteries' turn sewage into clean energy

20 hours ago from Science Daily

Purple phototrophic bacteria -- which can store energy from light -- when supplied with an electric current can recover near to 100 percent of carbon from any type of organic...

Tailoring the surface of carbon may hold the key to monitoring patient blood in real-time

20 hours ago from Physorg

The potential applications for tailor-made carbon surfaces are wide and include protective coatings, car parts, biomedical coatings and biosensors. Yet for these developments to be realised, detailed atomic level knowledge...

NHL's first black player inducted into Hall of Fame

20 hours ago from UPI

William O'Ree, who broke the NHL color barrier in 1958 as the league's first black player, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through improved light management

20 hours ago from Science Daily

Using microstructured layers, a team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date. At the...

Surfaces with controlled wettability to trap and identify molecules at trace concentrations

20 hours ago from Physorg

An international group of physicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), the Russian Academy of Sciences and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) has developed a technology for trapping and chemical...

New breakthrough in hot embossing technology

20 hours ago from Physorg

Korean researchers have developed a new hot embossing process technology that can freely imprint fine circuit patterns on flexible polymer substrate. The result is expected to be used in semiconductor...

Detecting light in a different dimension

20 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light...