Melding of concepts from different scientific fields

Researchers have investigated how seemingly separate concepts in scientific fields fuse to become universal approaches by by developing a new methodology to analyze citations in papers that use similar concepts, and tracked the changes over time. The researcher used ABM -- agent based modeling -- and IBM -- individual based modeling as examples.

The quantum states on the surface of conducting materials can strongly interact with light

An exotic state of matter that is dazzling scientists with its electrical properties, can also exhibit unusual optical properties, as shown in a theoretical study by researchers at A*STAR.

The 'architecture of life' described by computer modeling

While most of biology and medicine focus on the key roles genes and chemicals play in the formation and control of living systems, the spatial arrangement of the components that make up those systems and the physical forces they experience are being increasingly recognized as equally important.

Big steps toward control of production of tiny building blocks

A new article describes in situ observation of plasma arc nanosynthesis that could lead to improved production of nanoparticles.

Sewing atomic lattices seamlessly together

Scientists have revealed a technique to 'sew' two patches of crystals seamlessly together at the atomic level to create atomically-thin fabrics. (The smoother the seam between two materials, the more easily electrons flow across it -- essential for how well the electronic devices function.)

New method to create self-tinting windows

Chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.

Researchers develop heat switch for electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technology for switching heat flows 'on' or 'off'. The findings were published in the article "Millimeter-scale liquid metal droplet thermal switch," which appeared in Applied Physics Letters.

Virginia Middle-Schooler Takes Grand Prize at NASA Langley Student Art Contest

There was a record 831 entries from hundreds of children from 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that submitted their artwork to the contest.

Norwich University Crowned Champion of 2018 BIG Idea Engineering Design Challenge

In a fierce competition against four other contenders, Norwich University emerged as the winning team in NASA’s third Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge. The University of Colorado Boulder team was awarded second place.

NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development

NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA's future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.


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