Researchers use nanomaterials to make 2D diamond clusters at room temperature

BROOKLYN, New York, Monday, January 26, 2021 – Atomically thin, 2D hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is a promising material whose protean ability to undergo phase transformations to strong, super lightweight, chemically stable, oxidation-resistant films makes them ideal for protective coatings, nanotechnology thermal applications, deep-UV light emitters, and much more. The possibilities embodied in different polytypes […]

The best fabric armchairs for your living room

Relish in the comfort. (Mackenzie Martin via Unsplash/) Settling into your favorite armchair with a book, or lounging back to catch up on your streaming – are the kinds of things most of us look forward to at the end of a long day. The right chair can make a living room both comfortable and […]

How to make your living room feel more like a movie theater

You don’t need to sit in a big theater to get the full movie experience. (Pixabay/) This week, Warner Bros. announced that it will release all of its 2021 movies in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. That means you don’t have to venture out into the world to see Dune next […]

Light-activated sensor delivers precision results at room temperature — ScienceDaily

Inspired by the surface of butterfly wings, researchers have developed a light-activated hydrogen sensor that produces ultra-precise results at room temperature. The technology can detect hydrogen leaks well before they pose safety risks and can measure tiny amounts of the gas on people’s breath, for diagnosing gut disorders. Commercial hydrogen sensors only work at temperatures […]

Physicists built an ‘anti-laser’ to charge your phone from across a room

Scientists have figured out a way to perfectly beam energy across any room, thanks to a sci-fi like device they call an “anti-laser.” The idea is simple: Just like a laser emits light particles, or photons, one after another in a neat and orderly row, an anti-laser sucks up photons one after another in reverse […]

Diamonds created in minutes at room temperature

A new study finds diamonds can actually form at room temperature, under the right pressure. Image credit: Shutterstock Diamonds are highly coveted the world over, forming naturally in the Earth’s mantle under extreme temperature and pressure over billions of years. Now, a team of scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) and the Royal Melbourne […]

The best reclining chairs for your living room

Lean back. (Fran Hogan via Unsplash/) There’s a reason the reclining armchair is pop culture shorthand for “comfort.” You settle in, lean back, raise your feet—it’s what life is all about. Whether as the ultimate movie watching command center, a cozy reading nook, or a full-on nap spot, these chairs offer a lot of living […]

Researchers capture elusive particle trios at room temperature

Researchers have found a way to trap and study elusive particle trios called trions at room temperature.  Previously, trions could be studied only in super-cooled conditions. These trios consist of either two electrons and an electron hole (a space in the electronic structure that an electron could fill, but where there is no electron), or […]

Nazi wreck may hold looted treasures from Russian palace’s ‘Amber Room’

The wreck of a German steamship sunk at the end of World War II has been found by divers, — and the crates on board the submerged vessel could hold a prize treasure: the precious furnishings of the lost 18th century Amber Room, which German soldiers looted from a Russian royal palace. The shipwreck was […]