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New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 21:15
New DNA-nanotechnology-based method enhances nucleic acid analysis in cells and tissues, enabling parallel detection of many targets with high sensitivity and tunability and at low costs.
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Good vibrations: Using piezoelectricity to ensure hydrogen sensor sensitivity

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:47
Scientists develop a new process for producing palladium nanoparticles that are 12 times more sensitive to hydrogen than those made with previous methods -- devices that may be vital to the transition to a hydrogen energy ecosystem.
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Octopus-inspired wearable sensor

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:29
Researchers report the development of a graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus 'suckers'.
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New data on ultrafast electron photoemission from metallic nanostructures

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:22
The results of an experiment explain the mechanism of electron photoemission by metallic nanostructures under ultrafast laser excitation.
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Biobased nanocarriers cured a plant disease for the first time

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:00
Novel nanocarriers made of 'waste' release drugs in a way that cured a plant disease for the first time.
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Graphene/carbon nanotube aerogels for ultrahigh energy-density Li-S batteries

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:29
Researchers have developed high volumetric-energy-density and long-life lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries based on the free-standing, densely compact, and integrated cathode.
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Neutrons unlock the secrets of limoncello

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:15
If you're looking for a liquid to study with neutron scattering, lemon liqueur probably isn't your first thought. But this research is a nice example on how neutron scattering can be used to probe the structure of very diverse systems.
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Strain enables new applications of 2D materials

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:35
Scientists are pleased to find that the application of mechanical strain appears to manipulate the conductivity of low-dimensional materials, including graphene.
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Laser focus shines light on how nanoparticles form

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:27
Supercomputer tells origin story of nanoparticle size distributions with large-scale simulations.
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Noteworthy nanotechnology book releases May 2019

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:16
A collection of interesting, newly published nanotechnology books.
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Mathematical technique quickly tunes next-generation lenses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:12
Metasurfaces that manipulate light at tiny scales could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, and optical fibers.
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Infographic: Understanding graphene

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:50
Nanowerk has put together an infographic that summarizes key properties, facts and application areas of graphene.
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Some of our foods have nanoparticles in them - should we be worried?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 17:15
Some people are concerned nanoparticles may present health risks. Here's what we know about nanotechnology in food.
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How to program materials

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:01
Can the properties of composite materials be predicted? Scientists have mastered this feat and thus can help achieve research objectives faster. This leads, for instance, to better recycling techniques and electrically conductive synthetic materials for the solar industry.
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Improving the performance of carbon nanotube fibers

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:53
Carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber is an important one-dimensional macroscopic material. The directional assembly of CNTs can help the fiber realize high mechanical, high electrical and high thermal performance. By introducing thermosetting polymer between the carbon nanotube fibers, the cured polymer can overcome the weak van der Waals interaction between the CNTs and further improve the fiber thermal transport. This results in an effective improvement in thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of CNT fibers.
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Using plant viruses as nanoparticles for targeted pesticide delivery

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:15
Scientists have discovered that a biological nanoparticle - a plant virus - is capable of delivering pesticide molecules deeper below the ground, to places that are normally beyond their reach.
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