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Nanomaterial risk profiling puts safety first

4 hours 17 min ago
With uncertainty around the risks of nanomaterials hampering the EU's innovative potential, researchers are working on a safety concept to better monitor this emerging technology.

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Nanomedicine researchers target disease at the molecular level

4 hours 25 min ago
A scientists work on the diagnostic side of nanomedicine and is centered on nanopores - nanoscopic holes in synthetic membranes through which individual molecules can be threaded.

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What tiny structures reveal about material properties

8 hours 52 min ago
Scientists explore in what way a material's macroscopic properties are determined by its microstructure.

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A sputtering step closer to cheaper solar cells

9 hours 3 min ago
A simple, low cost technique that uses common materials could lead to significantly cheaper solar cells.

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NanoFARM: Using nanoparticles to grow food

9 hours 14 min ago
The answer to the growing, worldwide food production problem may have a tiny solution - nanoparticles, which are being explored as both fertilizers and fungicides for crops.

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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells

9 hours 21 min ago
A new study describes the use of cutting-edge microscopy technology to visualize how liposomes escape from blood vessels into surrounding cells in a living mouse, offering clues that may help researchers design better drug delivery systems.

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Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens

9 hours 26 min ago
Researchers have developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card.

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Researchers customize catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costs

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:13
For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two new studies.

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Research demonstrates method to alter coherence of light

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:05
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time a method of substantially changing the spatial coherence of light.

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This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:56
Researchers have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter. Their findings, which examine electron behaviour within nanoelectronics.

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New material for digital memories of the future

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:51
Researchers have developed the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.

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Competing forces: How molecules maintain their structure

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:46
Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists have investigated the forces which are at work inside the molecule to give it its three-dimensional structure.

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Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptide

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:41
Loading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows.

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Nanotechnology for neuroscience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:13
Notwithstanding the progress neuroscientists have made in understanding the microscale function of single neurons and the macroscale activity of the human brain - a comprehensive understanding of the brain still remains an elusive goal. Here we review the basic concepts associated with neuroscience and the current journey of nanotechnology towards the study of neuron function by addressing various concerns on the significant role of nanomaterials in neuroscience and by describing the future applications of this emerging technology.

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Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:10
To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the CO2. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO2 pass through. Researchers have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective.

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Electrode materials from the microwave oven

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:04
Novel process for synthesizing high-voltage cathodes for lithium ion batteries.

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Water-repelling surfaces ease ice removal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:58
Water-repellent surfaces and coatings could make ice removal a literal breeze by forcing ice to grow up rather than just skate by.

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Bridging the terahertz gap

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:51
Researchers are exploring the possibility of using an infrared frequency comb to generate elusive terahertz frequencies.

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The drop that's good to the very end

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:11
Discovery of new water droplet behavior could create more energy-efficient spray drying of products from detergents to instant coffee.

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Scientists revisit optical constants of ultrathin gold films

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:02
Researchers have conducted highly precise measurements of the optical constants of ultrathin gold films with thicknesses ranging from 20 to 200 nanometers in the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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