Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikershttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102131958.htm
Researchers describe an autonomous system for a fleet of drones to collaboratively search under dense forest canopies. The drones use only onboard computation and wireless communication -- no GPS required. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:19:58 EDT https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102131958.htm
Disorder plays a key role in phase transitions of materialshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102110002.htm
Researchers have discovers that disorder is part of the structural transition of Vanadium Dioxide from an insulator state to a metallic state at extremely small time resolutions. The results of the study provide a new perspective on how to control matter, especially in the field of superconductivity, which could have major implications for nano-technology and optoelectronics.https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/11/181102110002-large.jpg
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:00:02 EDT
New material cleans and splits water
Researchers have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously producing hydrogen that can be captured and used further.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:17:05 EST
Alcohols as carbon radical precursorshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102095507.htm
Carbon radicals are attractive intermediates for organic synthesis because of their diversity and high reactivities. In this research, we realized radical C-C bond formation reactions using alcohols as straightforward carbon radical precursors. We used a newly developed low-valent titanium reagent to cleave the C-O bonds of benzyl alcohol derivatives to generate the corresponding carbon radicals. This method was successfully applied to radical coupling reactions with several electron-deficient alkenes.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:55:07 EDT
One step closer to complex quantum teleportationhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102105953.htm<
For future technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption, the experimental mastery of complex quantum systems is inevitable. Scientists have now succeeded in making another leap. While physicists are trying to increase the number of so-called qubits, the other researchers are pursuing the idea to use more complex quantum systems. The developed methods and technologies could in the future enable the teleportation of complex quantum systems.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:59:53 EDT
Tying the knot: New DNA nanostructureshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181102180749.htm
Researchers describe a method for coaxing segments of single-stranded DNA into complex 2- and 3D knotted structures.https://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2018/11/181102180749-large.jpg
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