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Sound and light trapped by disorder

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:13
Scientists have proposed a new and counterintuitive approach using disordered structures to trap light (photons) and sound (phonons) at the same place.

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Gummy-like micro robots that could help prevent disease

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:09
Researchers have developed micromachines able to mechanically stimulate cells and microtissue. These tools, which are powered by cell-sized artificial muscles, can carry out complicated manipulation tasks under physiological conditions on a microscopic scale.

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Nanoclay platform for treating osteoarthritis

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:37
Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration using 2D mineral nanoparticles.

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Novel nanoparticle technology to identify healthcare-associated infections receives $1.5 million

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:29
Combination of novel nanomaterials with a genomics-based approach will allow for precise identification of pathogens that cause Healthcare-Associated Infections.

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Unleashing perovskites' potential for solar cells

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:23
New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

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First transport measurements reveal intriguing properties of germanene

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:33
Scientists have now managed to produce devices with stable germanene. The material is an insulator, and it becomes a semiconductor after moderate heating and a very good metallic conductor after stronger heating.

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Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:25
Researchers have created a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it depending on conditions.

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Research details sticky situations at the nanoscale

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:14
Researchers have made a discovery about the way things stick together at tiny scales that could be helpful in engineering micro- and nanoscale devices.

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Scientists develop metal-free photocatalyst to purify pathogen-rich water in minutes

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 20:14
Researchers have found a new way to purify pathogen-rich water with high efficiency and without using metal.

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Nanomachines are taught to fight cancer

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 19:55
Scientists have proposed new DNA-based nanomachines that can be used for gene therapy of cancer. This new invention can greatly contribute to making the treatment of oncological diseases more effective and selective.

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Printing solar cells and batteries on paper

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:36
Over the past ten years, paper has emerged as a focus area for researchers developing innovative techniques for printed basic electronics components. The goal of this research is to replace plastic substrates with low-cost, versatile and sustainable materials. The main advantages of investing in paper for electronics and energy storage devices are the low cost of the technology; the potentiality to recover device components and recycle the substrate as well as the active materials; and the production of environmentally harmless and biocompatible devices.

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Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:06
Ruthenium catalyst has potential applications in sustainable hydrogen production for clean energy and in industrial processes.

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Scientists discover new type of magnet

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:56
Singlet-based magnet attracts promise for enhanced data storage.

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How safe is graphene?

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:00
A comprehensive review, developed as part of the European graphene flagship project with the participation of Empa researchers, investigated this question.

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New carbon materials for high-voltage supercapacitors

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:42
The new material is a sheet made from a continuous three-dimensional framework of graphene mesosponge, a carbon-based material containing nanoscale pores.

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Biochemists make 'elbow room' for nanostructures with new toolkit

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:56
Combining DNA and RNA, researchers cut a path to the forefront of nanotechnology.

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Progress in self-assembling nanomaterials

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:53
Mimicking how the biological world arranges itself could help advance the next generation of nanomaterials.

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Micromotors deliver oral vaccines

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:41
Researchers have developed oral vaccines powered by micromotors that target the mucus layer of the intestine.

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Physicists take big step in nanolaser design

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:33
Scientists have developed a method that allows to find under what circumstances nanolasers qualify as true lasers.

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Hydrogels change water and solute dynamics

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:04
Hydrogel pores can modify the molecular-level motion of water and dissolved ions.

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