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Researchers use silicon nanoparticles for bioimaging and drug delivery

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:47
An international research team has studied a new cell visualisation and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules.

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Graphene layered with magnetic materials could drive ultrathin spintronics

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:07
Measurements reveal exotic spin properties that could drive new form of data storage.

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Water is not the same as water

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 13:00
Water molecules exist in two different forms with almost identical physical properties. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in separating the two forms to show that they can exhibit different chemical reactivities.

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How to code a functional molecular machine?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:50
An international team has developed a model that simulates protein evolution. Starting from stiff, unfunctional proteins, the computer model shows how evolving protein components can work together to give rise to dynamic and efficient molecular machines.

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Switched on: a breakthrough for spintronics

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:42
Scientists have discovered a switch to control the spin current, a mechanism needed for information processing with full spin-based devices.

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Simultaneous monitoring of surfaces and protein distribution in cells

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 15:36
The combination of two high-resolution methods produces new insights into the cells? mode of operation.

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Deciphering the language of cells with a nanophotonic biosensor

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:13
Researchers have developed an innovative label-free method for studying the behavior of single cells continuously and in real time. By placing a cell in a small chamber containing nanosensors and observing it over many hours, it is possible to identify the cell's unique personality and understand how it communicates.

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Novel method to fabricate nanoribbons from speeding nano droplets

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 11:02
An international team of researchers has discovered a novel method for the synthesis of ultrathin semiconductors. This is a unique growth mechanism, which yielded nanoscopic semiconductor ribbons that are only a few atoms thick.

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Researchers introduce novel method to grow elastic diamonds

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 14:37
A study has unveiled that brittle diamonds can be bent and stretched elastically when made into ultrafine needles.

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