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Software optimized on Mira advances design of mini-proteins for medicines, materials

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:07
Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable future, peptide-based medicines with few side effects. As researchers begin to develop new peptides, they are optimizing their in-house software to test thousands of potential peptide structure designs in tandem, requiring a state-of-the-art supercomputer.

Software optimized on Mira advances design of mini-proteins for medicines, materials

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:07
Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable future, peptide-based medicines with few side effects. As researchers begin to develop new peptides, they are optimizing their in-house software to test thousands of potential peptide structure designs in tandem, requiring a state-of-the-art supercomputer.

Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:01
Scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.

Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 18:01
Scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors -- each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair -- to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.

New lens ready for its close-up

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:37
Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. But researchers have developed a new method of creating optics that are flat and thin yet can still perform the function of bending light to a single point, the basic step in producing an image.

New lens ready for its close-up

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:37
Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. But researchers have developed a new method of creating optics that are flat and thin yet can still perform the function of bending light to a single point, the basic step in producing an image.

A metal that behaves like water

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:59
Researchers have made a breakthrough in our understanding of graphene's basic properties, observing for the first time electrons in a metal behaving like a fluid. This research could lead to novel thermoelectric devices as well as provide a model system to explore exotic phenomena like black holes and high-energy plasmas.

A metal that behaves like water

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:59
Researchers have made a breakthrough in our understanding of graphene's basic properties, observing for the first time electrons in a metal behaving like a fluid. This research could lead to novel thermoelectric devices as well as provide a model system to explore exotic phenomena like black holes and high-energy plasmas.

Mobile communication keeps couples who live close to one another even closer

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:40
Texting can make the heart grow fonder. That is just one of the findings of recent research that shows that even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their dating relationships. And that can be a good thing, one expert says.

Mobile communication keeps couples who live close to one another even closer

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:40
Texting can make the heart grow fonder. That is just one of the findings of recent research that shows that even couples who live close to one another rely heavily on mobile media to manage their dating relationships. And that can be a good thing, one expert says.

Lasers rewired: Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:20
Scientists have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers -- an advance toward using light to transmit data.

Lasers rewired: Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:20
Scientists have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as bright, stable and tunable lasers -- an advance toward using light to transmit data.

Biosensors on demand

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:20
New research leverages a combination of computational protein design, in vitro synthesis and in vivo testing to establish a first-of-its-kind strategy for identifying custom-tailored biosensors.

Biosensors on demand

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:20
New research leverages a combination of computational protein design, in vitro synthesis and in vivo testing to establish a first-of-its-kind strategy for identifying custom-tailored biosensors.

Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:17
Physicists have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future.

Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:17
Physicists have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. This will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future.

Doctors' reminders help keep people more engaged in their health care

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:17
Follow up emails from a primary care doctor can be a critical way to keep patients involved in their own health care, an new study examining the program called OpenNotes has found.

Doctors' reminders help keep people more engaged in their health care

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 19:17
Follow up emails from a primary care doctor can be a critical way to keep patients involved in their own health care, an new study examining the program called OpenNotes has found.

New glass technology discovered: Window doubling as a huge TV?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:47
Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality.

New glass technology discovered: Window doubling as a huge TV?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:47
Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality.