Colloidal quantum dot light emitters go broadband in the infrared

The multi-stack of CQDs of different size are built on top of a flexible plastic substrate that is later deposited onto a commercial visible LED to produce broadband IR light. Credit: ICFO Broadband light emission ....

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Scientists reboot 50 years of plant advice to solve one of nature’s biggest challenges

Linum bienne is the closest relative to cultivated flax. Credit: University of Portsmouth Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, have come up with a formula to help plant breeders and ....

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New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over 12,000 years: study

The edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Jason Briner If human societies don't sharply curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Greenland's rate of ice loss this century is likely to greatly outpace that of any ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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Fast-rotating stars at the centre of the Milky Way could have migrated from the outskirts of the galaxy

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a research paper published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of astrophysicists, including scientists from the University of Surrey, detail how they discovered a group of stars with ....

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Scientists capture candid snapshots of electrons harvesting light at the atomic scale

Illustration of a PEC model system with 20-nanometer gold nanoparticles attached to titanium dioxide. Credit: Berkeley Lab In the search for clean energy alternatives to fossil fuels, one promising solution relies on photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells—water-splitting, ....

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Adaptive genetic markers identify the origins and dispersal of invasive species

The study confirms the hypothesis that marks the Mediterranean basin as the original place for the Drosophila subobscura colonizer individuals. Credit: University of Barcelona The western area of the Iberian Peninsula could be determinant in ....

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New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

Duria Antiquior - a more ancient Dorset. Watercolour of a Mesozoic marine ecosystem by geologist Henry De la Beche, painted in 1830. Ancient oceans have fascinated natural historians since the 1800s. Credit: Tom Stubbs, University ....

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