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Chemistry - Physics - 21.04.2021
New process makes ’biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable
A modified plastic (left) breaks down after just three days in standard compost (right) and entirely after two weeks. (UC Berkeley photo by Ting Xu) Biodegradable plastics have been advertised as one solution to the plastic pollution problem bedeviling the world, but today's "compostable” plastic bags, utensils and cup lids don't break down during typical composting and contaminate other recyclable plastics, creating headaches for recyclers.

Materials Science - Physics - 20.04.2021
2D Nanomaterial MXene: the Perfect Lubricant
2D Nanomaterial MXene: the Perfect Lubricant
In extreme heat or in the vacuum of space: a novel nanomaterial delivers top performance in extreme situations, as demonstrated by TU Wien (Vienna) with international partners.

Physics - Materials Science - 19.04.2021
A high-performance microscope for catalysis and more
A high-performance microscope for catalysis and more
A new transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the University of Stuttgart that will be able to make visible tiny pores as small as 1 to 100 nanometers in size.

Physics - Materials Science - 19.04.2021
Scientists now able to map defects in 2D crystals in liquid
Scientists now able to map defects in 2D crystals in liquid
A team of EPFL scientists has studied the behavior of defects on 2D crystals in water in order to better understand the crystals' properties and assess their quality.

Environment - Physics - 16.04.2021
Solar energy from the deep repository
Solar energy from the deep repository
During the winter months, renewable energy is in short supply throughout Europe. An international project is now considering an unconventional solution: Renewable hydrogen and carbon dioxide are pumped into the ground together, where naturally occurring microorganisms convert the two substances into methane, the main component of natural gas.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.04.2021

Physics - 09.04.2021
New laser to help clear the sky of space debris
New laser to help clear the sky of space debris
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have harnessed a technique that helps telescopes see objects in the night sky more clearly to fight against dangerous and costly space debris.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.04.2021
Small Telescopes, Big Science
Our Milky Way galaxy is chock-full of dust. Stars are essentially dust-making factories that infuse the galaxy with a haze of dusty elements required for making planets and even life.

Physics - Innovation - 02.04.2021
Universities of Stuttgart and Ulm win BMBF funding for their quantum cluster QSens
Universities of Stuttgart and Ulm win BMBF funding for their quantum cluster QSens
On 3 February, Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek announced the winners of the "Clusters4Future" competition run by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Physics - Economics / Business - 01.04.2021

Physics - 30.03.2021
Thermodynamics of interfaces extended to nanoscales by introducing integral and differential surface tensions
Publication of Laboratoire de chimie in  PNAS on January 19, 2021. As a system shrinks down in size, more and more molecules are found in its surface region, so surface contribution becomes a large or even a dominant part of its thermodynamic potentials.

Health - Physics - 30.03.2021
Viewing the Virus Close Up
Technology project with Heidelberg participation wants to develop compact cell-imaging for extensive application How do viral pathogens succeed in penetrating human cells' Which cellular mechanisms d

Physics - Economics / Business - 29.03.2021
Cardiff helps deliver lasers for precision timing
Cardiff University has teamed up with partners to successfully deliver commercial grade Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for atomic clock applications.

Physics - 29.03.2021
New DFG Research Unit in Physics
New DFG Research Unit in Physics
German Research Foundation funds experiment on the decay of the elementary particle muon In the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Heidelberg University succeeded in obtaining funding for a new Research Unit in physics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.03.2021
Analysis: What the first images of a black hole's magnetic field revealed
Analysis: What the first images of a black hole’s magnetic field revealed
Dr Ziri Younsi (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is one of just two UK scientists on the Event Horizon Telescope team.

Physics - Materials Science - 25.03.2021

Physics - 24.03.2021
Robot Heal Thyself
Living tissue can heal itself from many injuries, but giving similar abilities to artificial systems, such as robots, has been extremely challenging.

Physics - Materials Science - 18.03.2021
IN2UB team synthesizes a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties
IN2UB team synthesizes a bidimensional material with luminescent and magnetic properties
Recerca The study of matter at the nanoscale has opened huge possibilities in technological advances towards faster, smaller and more energy-efficient technological devices.

Physics - Campus - 16.03.2021
A building designed for 21st century science
A building designed for 21st century science
A new teaching and research facility for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has been formally handed over to the University by construction company BAM.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.03.2021

Physics - 12.03.2021
U.S. Magnet Development Project for CERN Particle Collider Upgrade Moves Forward
U.S. Magnet Development Project for CERN Particle Collider Upgrade Moves Forward
Berkeley Lab contributes superconducting cables, magnet assembly work to collaborative effort View the original release.

Physics - Environment - 11.03.2021
Berkeley Lab's Advanced Monitoring Capabilities Still in Use 10 Years After Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Monitoring Capabilities Still in Use 10 Years After Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
Response led to creation of new programs, testing of new technologies, implementation of new monitoring techniques Kai Vetter, a UC Berkeley nuclear engineering professor and head of the Applied Nucl

Innovation - Physics - 10.03.2021
The human body as a power plant
The human body as a power plant
The technology developed by the ETH spin-off Mithras Technology wouldn't be out of place in a science fiction movie: the user's own body heat powers what is known as a thermoelectric generator to charge wearables and other electronic devices.

Physics - Materials Science - 10.03.2021
Contactless high performance power transmission
Contactless high performance power transmission
Superconducting coils for contactless power transmission in the kilowatt range Such devices could be placed on a charging station whenever they are not in use. This would make it possible to effectively utilize even short idle times to recharge their batteries. However, the currently available transmission systems for high performance recharging in the kilowatt range and above are large and heavy, since they are based on copper coils.

Innovation - Physics - 09.03.2021
The UB leads the construction of a pocket high-resolution microscope
An international team led by researchers of the University of Barcelona builds the smallest and cheapest high-resolution microscope to date.

Chemistry - Physics - 08.03.2021

Environment - Physics - 05.03.2021
Switzerland's energy transition
Switzerland’s energy transition
Can Switzerland, as planned, cut its CO2 emissions to zero by 2050? In a study, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have investigated what measures would be necessary to achieve this reduction and how much it might cost per person.

Campus - Physics - 05.03.2021

Physics - Economics / Business - 04.03.2021

Physics - Innovation - 03.03.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.03.2021

Physics - Materials Science - 26.02.2021
Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist
Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist
Study opens window into the landscape of extreme topological matter In a twist befitting the strange nature of quantum mechanics, physicists have discovered the Hall effect - a characteristic change

Physics - Electroengineering - 25.02.2021
Theory could accelerate push for spintronic devices
Theory could accelerate push for spintronic devices
Rice models help ID materials for advanced electronics, computer memories A new theory by Rice University scientists could boost the growing field of spintronics , devices that depend on the state of an electron as much as the brute electrical force required to push it. Materials theorist Boris Yakobson and graduate student Sunny Gupta at Rice's Brown School of Engineering describe the mechanism behind Rashba splitting , an effect seen in crystal compounds that can influence their electrons' "up" or "down" spin states, analogous to "on" or "off" in common transistors.

Computer Science - Physics - 22.02.2021

Physics - Chemistry - 18.02.2021
Quantum computer on the way to prototype
Quantum computer on the way to prototype
Rydberg atoms are among the most promising candidates in the race of realizing a working quantum computer.

Physics - Materials Science - 17.02.2021
National Labs Band Together to Build Prototype Magnet for Future and Existing Light Sources
National Labs Band Together to Build Prototype Magnet for Future and Existing Light Sources
Note: This release was adapted from the original press release, prepared by Argonne National Laboratory.