Kavli News

09/26/2011

Researchers have demonstrated that electrons can move freely in layers of linked semiconductor nanoparticles under the influence of light. This new knowledge will be very useful for the development of cheap and efficient quantum dot solar cells.

09/22/2011

Harvard have created a material that repels just about any type of liquid, including blood and oil, and does so even under harsh conditions like high pressure and freezing temperatures.

09/22/2011

Scientists have succeeded in very accurately reading out a mini-quantum computer comprising four quantum bits on a chip of diamond.

09/15/2011

Arthur Horwich, Sterling Professor of Genetics & Pediatrics, received the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for his work on the process of protein folding, or formation.

09/12/2011

Optofluidics, manipulating light and fluids on a single chip, could lead to improved green technology, solar-powered bioreactors.

09/08/2011

The EXO team announced yesterday at a conference in Munich that, according to their measurements of two-neutrino double-beta decay in Xe-136, an isotope of xenon, the half-life of the process clocks in at 2.11 x 10^21 years.

09/02/2011

Research may help explain how galaxies take in matter and give off energetic radiation.

09/02/2011

At its national meeting, the American Chemical Society's Kavli Foundation Innovation in Chemistry Lecture focused on the unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter.

09/01/2011

Using X-ray, radio, and gamma-ray observations of a distant galaxy, a multinational team of astrophysicists has seen perhaps the first live instance of the turning on of a powerful jet from a supermassive black hole.

08/12/2011

Researchers performed the first recordings of prefrontal cortical (PFC) neurons from aged monkeys performing a spatial working memory task. They found a marked, age-related reduction in the persistent network firing that is essential for working memory, the building block of higher cognition.

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