Organic laser diodes move from dream to reality

Researchers from Japan have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as biosensing, displays, healthcare, and optical communications. Read More

Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars

The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth. Read More

Laser technique could unlock use of tough material for next-generation electronics

Researchers used a laser technique to permanently stress graphene into a structure that allows the flow of electric current, which is necessary for the material to be useful for next-generation electronics. Read More

Experiments and calculations allow examination of boron’s complicated dance

In a study that combines groundbreaking experimental work and theoretical calculations, researchers have determined the nuclear geometry of two isotopes of boron. The result could help open a path to precise calculations of the structure of other nuclei that scientists could experimentally validate. Read More

Physicists ‘teleport’ logic operation between separated ions

Physicists have teleported a computer circuit instruction known as a quantum logic operation between two separated ions (electrically charged atoms), showcasing how quantum computer programs could carry out tasks in future large-scale quantum networks. Read More

New way to protect against high-dose radiation damage discovered

Intensive radiotherapy can be toxic in 60 percent of patients with tumors located in the gastrointestinal cavity. Increases in levels of the protein URI protect mice against high-dose ionizing radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and enhance mouse intestinal regeneration and survival in 100 percent of the cases. This finding could be useful…

Did cooking in hot springs make humans brainy?

Geothermal springs could help explain how early humans evolved such big brains Read More

If you’re looking for gold, look in trees

Prospecting for gold by looking for it in leaves has finally proved itself commercially in Australia Read More

Measles is often spread by adults

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to researchers who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material. Read More