Science

'Upconverted' light has a bright future: Rice University professor developing plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells

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A Rice University professor has introduced a new method that takes advantage of plasmonic metals' production of hot carriers to boost light...

Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

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This cartoon explains why the reported sizes of some exoplanets may need to be revised in cases where...

Curiosity Mars Rover Begins Study of Ridge Destination

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his early 2017 look ahead from the Mastcam of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes four geological layers to be...

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from

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The same 20-micron spalled GaN film, demonstrating the film's flexibility.

Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar cells

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Making two out of one: FAU researchers have explained the mechanism behind a process that can increase the efficiency of organic solar...

Giant enhancement of electromagnetic waves revealed within small dielectric particles: Scientists have done for the first time direct measurements of giant electromagnetic fields

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Intensity of the magnetic field at the scattering of an electromagnetic wave. The incident wave propagates from left to right as it is...

Killing cancer in the heat of the moment: A new method efficiently transfers genes into cells, then activates them with light. This could lead to gene therapies for cancers

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This is the delivery and activation of genes by gold nanorods. Gold nanorods coated with charged lipids efficiently bind to DNA and...

Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy

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When the universe was young, stars formed at a much higher rate than they do today. By...