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Discovery could help lengthen lifespan of electronic devices
Researchers have made a significant discovery in the field of materials science, for the first time providing a full picture of how fatigue in ferroelectric materials occurs.
[Science daily]

Artificial Intelligence could 'crack the language of cancer and Alzheimer's'
Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced (...)
[Science daily]

Energy transmission by gold nanoparticles coupled to DNA structures
Using DNA structures as scaffolds, scientists hae shown that precisely positioned gold nanoparticles can serve as efficient energy transmitters.
[Science daily]

A breakthrough that enables practical semiconductor spintronics
It may be possible in the future to use information technology where electron spin is used to store, process and transfer information in quantum computers. It has long been the goal of scientists to be able to use spin-based quantum information technology at room temperature. Researchers have (...)
[Science daily]

Nomination period now open for the 2021 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science
The John Maddox Prize 2021, is now accepting nominations of individuals who have played an important role in promoting sound science on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. Now in its tenth year, The John Maddox Prize is a joint initiative between the charity (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Scientists harness chaos to protect devices from hackers
Researchers have found a way to use chaos to help develop digital fingerprints for electronic devices that may be unique enough to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. Just how unique are these fingerprints? The researchers believe it would take longer than the lifetime of the universe to (...)
[Science daily]

Heat conduction record with tantalum nitride
In order to remove heat, for example from computer chips, materials are needed which are extremely good at conducting heat. Scientists in Vienna have analyzed materials on an atomic level and found an excellent new heat conductor: theta-phase tantalum (...)
[Science daily]

Scientists create next gen living robots
Scientists up to create the next version of Xenobots - tiny biological robots that self-assemble, carry out tasks, and can repair themselves. Now they can move faster, and record information.
[Science daily]

Scientists develop ultra-thin terahertz source
Physicists have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a few atomic layers and compatible with existing electronic platforms.
[Science daily]

Privacy-preserving 'encounter metrics' could slow down future pandemics
As part of urgent efforts to fight COVID-19, a science is rapidly developing for measuring the number of encounters and the different levels of interaction in a group. Researchers are applying that science to a concept they have created called 'encounter metrics.' They have developed an (...)
[Science daily]

Artificial intelligence as a co-driver
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common in many branches of industry and online retailing. Traditional lines of work, such as transport logistics and driving, are developing in a similar direction. Scientists have now investigated how efficient the use of AI is in the commercial (...)
[Science daily]

After AIs mastered Go and Super Mario, scientists have taught them how to 'play' experiments
Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists have trained an AI agent - an autonomous computational program that observes and acts - how to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels by using the same (...)
[Science daily]

Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button
Materials science likes to take nature and the special properties of living beings that could potentially be transferred to materials as a model. A research team has succeeded in endowing materials with a bioinspired property: Wafer-thin stiff nanopaper instantly becomes soft and elastic at the (...)
[Science daily]

Tate & Lyle introduces new 'Collaborate at Home Kitchen' digital engagement hub for North American food formulators
Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, is pleased to introduce the 'Collaborate at Home Kitchen', a digital engagement hub where food and beverage manufacturers can explore trends, science and solutions that power modern consumer choices. The (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

Discovery of non-toxic semiconductors with a direct band gap in the near-infrared
Scientists have discovered a potentially promising infrared LED and infrared detector component. This compound -- composed of calcium, silicon and oxygen -- is cheap to produce and non-toxic. Many of the existing infrared semiconductors contain toxic chemical elements, such as cadmium and (...)
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