New single-mode semiconductor laser delivers power with scalability

Journal Reference: Rushin Contractor, Wanwoo Noh, Walid Redjem, Wayesh Qarony, Emma Martin, Scott Dhuey, Adam Schwartzberg, Boubacar Kant. Scalable single-mode surface emitting laser via open-Dirac singularities. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05021-4 A research team led by Boubacar Kanté, Chenming Hu Associate Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) and faculty scientist … Read more

Winning by default: Tonsillectomy study shows power of pre-set opioid Rx size

Journal Reference: Kao-Ping Chua, Marc C. Thorne, Sophia Ng, Mary Donahue, Chad M. Brummett. Association Between Default Number of Opioid Doses in Electronic Health Record Systems and Opioid Prescribing to Adolescents and Young Adults Undergoing Tonsillectomy. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (6): e2219701 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.19701 In teens and young adults having their tonsils taken out … Read more

Flexing the power of a conductive polymer

Journal Reference: Tung Nguyen‐Dang, Sangmin Chae, Jirat Chatsirisupachai, Hiba Wakidi, Vinich Promarak, Yon Visell, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen. Dual‐Mode Organic Electrochemical Transistors Based on Self‐Doped Conjugated Polyelectrolytes for Reconfigurable Electronics (Adv. Mater. 23/2022). Advanced Materials, 2022; 34 (23): 2270170 DOI: 10.1002/adma.202270170 “Organic semiconductors offer several distinct advantages over conventional silicon-based semiconducting devices: they are made from abundantly … Read more

Lignin-based jet fuel packs more power for less pollution

Journal Reference: Zhibin Yang, Zhangyang Xu, Maoqi Feng, John R. Cort, Rafal Gieleciak, Joshua Heyne, Bin Yang. Lignin-based jet fuel and its blending effect with conventional jet fuel. Fuel, 2022; 321: 124040 DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124040 In a study published in the journal Fuel, researchers analyzed a Washington State University-developed jet fuel based on lignin, an organic … Read more

New research harnesses the power of movement

Journal Reference: Kai Tao, Zhensheng Chen, Jiahao Yu, Haozhe Zeng, Jin Wu, Zixuan Wu, Qingyan Jia, Peng Li, Yongqing Fu, Honglong Chang, Weizheng Yuan. Ultra‐Sensitive, Deformable, and Transparent Triboelectric Tactile Sensor Based on Micro‐Pyramid Patterned Ionic Hydrogel for Interactive Human–Machine Interfaces. Advanced Science, 2022; 9 (10): 2104168 DOI: 10.1002/advs.202104168 Academics from Northwestern Polytechnical University in … Read more

Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll On The Power Of A Good Story

Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll On The Power Of A

When I was a kid, I read a lot. By the time I was a teenager I formed a view that the world of the future might not be pleasant, with overpopulation, competition for resources and terrible new weapons and wars. I wanted to be a writer and tell stories to get people interested in … Read more

Engineered crystals could help computers run on less power

Journal Reference: Suraj S. Cheema, Nirmaan Shanker, Li-Chen Wang, Cheng-Hsiang Hsu, Shang-Lin Hsu, Yu-Hung Liao, Matthew San Jose, Jorge Gomez, Wriddhi Chakraborty, Wenshen Li, Jong-Ho Bae, Steve K. Volkman, Daewoong Kwon, Yoonsoo Rho, Gianni Pinelli, Ravi Rastogi, Dominick Pipitone, Corey Stull, Matthew Cook, Brian Tyrrell, Vladimir A. Stoica, Zhan Zhang, John W. Freeland, Christopher J. … Read more

The secret to staying younger: New research highlights power of life long exercise to keep muscles healthy

Journal Reference: Casper Soendenbroe, Christopher L. Dahl, Christopher Meulengracht, Michal Tamáš, Rene B. Svensson, Peter Schjerling, Michael Kjaer, Jesper L. Andersen, Abigail L. Mackey. Preserved stem cell content and innervation profile of elderly human skeletal muscle with lifelong recreational exercise. The Journal of Physiology, 2022; DOI: 10.1113/JP282677 This is the first study to investigate muscle, … Read more

Harnessing the power of AI to advance knowledge of Type 1 diabetes

Journal Reference: Erin M. Tallon, Maria J. Redondo, Chi-Ren Shyu, Danlu Liu, Katrina Boles, Mark A. Clements. Contrast Pattern Mining With the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry Reveals Complex Phenotypic Factors and Comorbidity Patterns Associated With Familial Versus Sporadic Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 2022; 45 (3): e56 DOI: 10.2337/dc21-2239 In the study, the team analyzed … Read more

Wind, solar could replace coal power in Texas

Journal Reference: Richard Morse, Sarah Salvatore, Joanna H. Slusarewicz, Daniel S. Cohan. Can wind and solar replace coal in Texas? Renewables: Wind, Water, and Solar, 2022; 9 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s40807-022-00069-2 The new work led by environmental engineer Daniel Cohan and senior computer science major Richard Morse of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering uses … Read more

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