Titanium dioxide crystals that "blink" may benefit quantum computers or the creation of fuels from carbon dioxide, say researchers.
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Scientists can manipulate curium, one of the heaviest known elements, to a greater degree than previously thought.
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With a charge, researchers got microparticles to form via self-assembly into complex crystals that mimic gemstones like opals.
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Perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for improving lasers, LEDs, and more—but durability is a problem. Plastic "hair" and a silica shell may change that.
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A new "smart skin" can change colors just like a chameleons skin, but it also fixes a major problem with other color-changing materials—the way they shrink.
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Polycystic kidney disease has no cure and affects roughly 600,000 people in the United States.
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Researchers have plans for a microscopic crystal that can trap to wavelengths of light, which could lead to quantum computers and faster telecommunications.
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"In a single day, on a regular computer, we were able to study more different kinds of particles than have been reported in the last decade."
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