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Engineers create seeds for growing near-perfect 2D perovskite crystals. Rice University engineers have created microscopic seeds for growing remarkably uniform 2D perovskite crystals that are...

Graphene ‘camera’ captures real-time electrical activity of beating heart

Scientists have captured the real-time electrical activity of a beating heart, using a sheet of graphene to record an optical image — almost like...

Solar power and energy storage combo boosts power reliability unexpectedly

New study shows that when a power system combines energy storage and solar power generation, the end result is greater than the sum of...

Latest tests on 6G return surprising results

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Scientists bring human-scale object to near standstill, reaching a quantum state

To the human eye, most stationary objects appear to be just that — still, and completely at rest. Yet if we were handed a quantum...

Scientists invent new technique to produce flexible electronics

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high...

Drone footage reveals social secrets of killer whales

Killer whales have complex social structures including close "friendships", according to a new study that used drones to film the animals. The findings show that...

New method could turn a single photo into a video

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving? Researchers at...

Scientists create switchable mirrors from liquid metal

Researchers have developed a way to dynamically switch the surface of liquid metal between reflective and scattering states. This technology could one day be used...

Scientists discover how oxygen loss saps a lithium-ion battery’s voltage

When lithium ions flow in and out of a battery electrode during charging and discharging, a tiny bit of oxygen seeps out and the...

Scientists create quantum microscope that can see the impossible

In a major scientific leap, University of Queensland researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible...

Bird-like morphing wings could stabilize drones in flight

Researchers found that wings that can morph in continuous 3D shapes could help keep drones stable in gusts of wind and perhaps help them...

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In a new study, researchers have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. They...

Scientists find new method to kill COVID-19 virus on surfaces in 2 minutes

Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pose a grave threat to the safety of healthcare workers, patients, frontline responders, military service...

Scientists find how to detect ADHD with near perfect accuracy

In a new study, researchers found how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention...

How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...

Scientists discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

Researchers screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses...