Author Archive: lastscience

Nanotube semiconductors can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy,and can be used in organic PC devices


Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy. The Marcus formulation, however, has…
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Helium behaves like a black hole


A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space — is also true for cold helium atoms that can be studied in laboratories. “It’s called an entanglement area law,” says…
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Mothers’ early support improves children’s later math achievement


Early math knowledge is as important as early literacy for children’s subsequent achievement. In fact, research has shown that early math skills predict later school success better than early reading skills, and can even predict income in adulthood. Yet little…
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Robotic arm developed for Duchenne patients can support the daily activities of people


Researchers from the University of Twente’s MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular…
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Nanoscale catalytic effects for nanotechnology


Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on all aspects of everyday life. Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks…
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