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Now you see heat, now you don't

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 16:17
Researchers have fabricated an inexpensive, easy-to-produce film that makes objects completely invisible to infrared detectors.
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Directed evolution builds nanoparticles

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:56
Scientists have been able to use directed evolution to build not proteins, but synthetic nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are used as optical biosensors.
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Examining silver nanoparticles in natural environments

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 12:20
Researchers have developed a method to investigate the behaviour of silver nanoparticles in natural waters. The particles regularly enter the sea from products such as sportswear and food packaging. What happens to them there is largely unknown.
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Antibodies on nanoparticle surfaces may foster or fluster therapies

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:15
Scientists have assembled a clearer picture of the molecular activity that occurs when nanoparticles injected into the body are marked for immune system attack.
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Entangling photons of different colors

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 07:02
Researchers develop a novel chip-based device for quantum communication.
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'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 06:51
New material enhances supercurrent in topological-insulator nanoribbon Josephson junctions.
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The EU gets specific about nanomaterials

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:33
The EU's Joint Research Centre has released a report clarifying the key concepts and terms used in the European Commission's nanomaterial definition.
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Electrically-heated silicate glass appears to defy Joule's first law

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:23
Experiments show electric field can modify silicate glass, causing parts to melt while remaining solid elsewhere; discovery suggests heat in glass could be produced on a very fine scale, could point to performance challenges for devices that use glass.
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A new spin in nanoelectronics

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 20:15
Researchers succeed in controlling extremely short-wavelength spin waves.
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New microfluidics device can detect cancer cells in blood

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:57
Researchers have developed a device that can isolate individual cancer cells from patient blood samples. The microfluidic device works by separating the various cell types found in blood by their size.
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Avoiding the crack of doom

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:48
New imaging technique reveals how mechanical damage begins at the molecular scale.
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It's all in the twist: Physicists stack 2D materials at angles to trap particles on the nanoscale

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:21
Results yield a unique platform to study quantum optical physics.
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Graphite offers up new quantum surprise

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:26
Researchers have discovered unexpected phenomena in graphite thanks to their previous research on its two-dimensional (2D) relative - graphene.
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With nanotubes, genetic engineering in plants is easy-peasy

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:18
Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but with a new technique, scientists could make genetically engineering any type of plant - in particular, gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9 - simple and quick.
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Topological defects could be key to future nano-electronics

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 17:31
A new article outlines emerging research into different types of 'defective' order, i.e. topological structures in materials, and their potential highly interesting applications in nanotechnology and nanoelectronics.
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Nanoparticle computing takes a giant step forward

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 17:23
Lipid nanotablet for modular and scalable molecular computing with nanoparticles.
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Plate-like ferroelectric crystals synthesized with the help of MXenes

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 15:52
Potassium niobate (KNbO3) is a a perovskite ferroelectric crystal that, due to its optical properties, has been found useful in many different areas of materials science research, including electro-optics, piezoelectric, and electronic applications. Researchers have now, for the first time, succeeded in producing large KNbO3 crystals with uniform flat shape, and c-axis texture, which makes the crystals useful for practical electro-optic applications. By using MXenes as precursor materials to grow ferroelectric crystals, their 2D nature is inherited by the ferroelectric crystals.
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Liquid has structure, which may be key to understanding metallic glass

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 14:58
Researchers have found that liquid has structure in certain circumstances, and that this structure significantly influences the mysterious and complex formation of metallic glasses.
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