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The culprit of some GaN defects could be nitrogen
10:38am, 29th June, 2018

The culprit of some GaN defects could be nitrogen

(American Institute of Physics) As silicon-based semiconductors reach performance limits, gallium nitride is becoming the next go-to material for several technologies. Holding GaN back, however, is its high numbers of defects. Better understanding ho...
New technology enables man to hold his granddaughter again
5:34am, 29th June, 2018

New technology enables man to hold his granddaughter again

(Case Western Reserve University) In the first known study of how amputees use advanced sensory-enabled prostheses outside the lab, subjects used a mechanical hand more regularly and for longer periods of time compared to traditional prostheses--and...
Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst
3:38pm, 28th June, 2018

Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst

(Penn State) Dramatic improvements have been made to the process of converting carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to methanol, a fuel and building block for a wide range of everyday materials, according to Penn State researchers.
Magnetic skyrmions: Not the only ones of their class
11:50am, 28th June, 2018

Magnetic skyrmions: Not the only ones of their class

(Forschungszentrum Juelich) Tiny magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, have been researched intensively for some time for future energy-efficient space-saving data storage devices. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now discovered...