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Everything at a glance - new 3D method visualizes nanoparticles in the lung

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:02
This new imagiung method now makes it possible, for the first time, to visualize intact mouse lungs and map the spatial distribution of nanoparticles inside them. The new technique can be used, for example, to measure the efficacy of active substances used in inhaled aerosol therapies.

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New nanomedicines for a more efficient and less aggressive treatment of prostate cancer

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:56
Scientists have developed a new nanomedicine to treat non-metastatic prostate cancer.

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Large-scale window material developed as pollution filter and for light tuning

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:41
A research team developed a simple and economical process to fabricate large-scale flexible smart windows.

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Engineered metasurfaces reflect waves in unusual directions

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:27
New metasurfaces can reflect light or sound waves into any desired direction -- or even split energy into more than one.

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Nanoparticles can switch back and forth between phases

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:47
Researchers observe chemically reversible isomerization of inorganic clusters.

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Physicists uncover the topological origin of surface electromagnetic waves

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:37
Scientists have shown that the well-known surface electromagnetic waves at interfaces between homogeneous isotropic media, obtained within classical Maxwell?s electromagnetism, also have a purely topological origin, similar to quantum topological states.

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Hybrid vesicles of lipids and peptides release drug payload on warming

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:30
Hybrid vesicles bring together the properties of peptides and lipids to enhance their ability to release drugs in a controlled manner.

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Spintronics by 'straintronics'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:21
Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain.

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Shaping light lets 2D microscopes capture 4D data

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:12
Researchers have added a new dimension to their breakthrough technique that expands the capabilities of standard laboratory microscopes.

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3D printed nanomaterial shows different transparencies and colors (w/video)

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:08
Researchers have 3D printed objects with embedded nanomaterials, showing dichroic effect.

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Better red than dread: Barrier keeps batteries safe

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:58
Scientists use red phosphorus as spy to keep lithium dendrites in check.

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Scientists develop direct-write quantum calligraphy in monolayer semiconductors

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:51
Scientists have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide.

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Tracking pollen with quantum dots

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:59
A pollination biologist is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack of a universal method to track.

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Platinum nanoparticles for selective treatment of liver cancer cells

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:13
Scientists demonstrated that platinum nanoparticles can be used to kill liver cancer cells with greater selectivity than existing cancer drugs.

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First-of-their-kind 3D experiments shed new light on shape memory alloys

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:02
Researchers are working to better understand how shape memory alloys' complex internal microstructures change during shape memory behaviors.

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Putting photons in jail

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:18
Scientists have discovered a novel type of resonant nanocavity that serves as a 'jail for photons'. The cavity confines light in all three dimensions (3D) simultaneously by exploiting a surrounding photonic band gap crystal nanostructure as the 3D jail's bars.

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Newly discovered design rules lead to better fuel cell catalyst

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:38
Optimized oxides made from common metals use less energy and show the potential of new design approach.

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Taking diamond qubits for a spin

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:30
Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks.

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High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:22
Researchers introduce a new time-resolved microscopy method that allows them to monitor the trajectories of fast-moving charged particles at unprecedented rates.

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Chemical data mining boosts search for new organic semiconductors

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:14
Organic semiconductors often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency and stability. Researchers are now deploying data mining approaches to identify promising organic compounds for the electronics of the future.

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