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Carbon dioxide to methanol conversion with highly efficient nanocatalyst

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:59
Chemists have developed a highly efficient nanostructured catalyst based on zinc and silver that can convert carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant and greenhouse gas, to methanol for use as chemical feedstock and fuel.
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Microswimmers - see and be seen

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:10
Microscopic swimmers with visual perception of group members form stable swarms.
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Miniature Linear Translation Stages come in X, XY, and XYZ Configurations

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:57
The new L-505 linear stage series from PI is designed for precision motion, alignment, and positioning applications where space is limited.
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Electricity-conducting bacteria yield secret to tiny batteries, big medical advances

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:50
Researchers reveal amazing biological 'wires' of a sort never seen before.
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Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:44
Magnetic hyperthermia is still a highly experimental cancer treatment, but new research shows that the therapy is tunable.
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Order hidden in disorder

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:36
Convergence to hyperuniformity in amorphous systems can be used to develop novel materials and study cell tissue.
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Laser focus sheds light on two sources of nanoparticle formation

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 17:25
Supercomputer tells origin story of nanoparticle size distributions with large-scale ablation simulations.
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Gas sensing threads can be woven into clothing

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:37
Equipment- and training-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military and rescue applications.
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Nano-composition: New synthesis of catalytic nanomaterials

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:04
Scientists describe the effects which occur upon evaporation of vanadium compounds. Improvements for the development of SCR catalysts may be based on their results.
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Melanin nanoparticles slow the growth of tumors

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:56
The dark skin pigment melanin protects us from the sun's damaging rays by absorbing light energy and converting it to heat. This could make it a very effective tool in tumor diagnosis and treatment.
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Ushering in ultrafast cluster electronics

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:43
A new computational method can help fast track the development of tiny, ultrafast electronic devices made from small clusters of molecules.
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'Cyborg' microfilter actively cleans decontaminated water

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:23
New work on self-propelled biohybrid microrobots has been inspired by recent developments of biohybrid cyborgs that integrate self-propelling bacteria with functionalized synthetic nanostructures to transport materials. Taking inspiration from the science fiction concept of a cybernetic organism, or cyborg, researchers developed a self-propelled biohybrid microrobot, named rotibot, employing the marine microorganism rotifer as their engine.
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Amplifier for terahertz lattice vibrations in a semiconductor crystal

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:57
In analogy to the amplification of light in a laser, vibrations of a semiconductor nanostructure, so called phonons, were enhanced by interaction with an electron current.
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High-tech material in a salt crust

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:47
MAX phases unite the positive properties of ceramics and metals. A new method now makes it possible to produce this material class on an industrial scale.
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EU project NanoHybrids concluded

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:41
The European research project NanoHybrids has successfully developed production systems for organic aerogel particles and manufactured larger quantities of these novel materials for the first time. This represents an important step towards industrial mass production and application of particulate aerogels by the industrial and research consortium.
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Tuneable reverse photochromes in the solid state

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:51
A new technique allows the design of solid materials that are coloured in the dark. This can have applications in rewritable displays or optical data storage systems.
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Nanomaterials give plants 'super' abilities (w/video)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:21
Researchers report the development of plants that can make nanomaterials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and the application of MOFs as coatings on plants. The augmented plants could potentially perform useful new functions, such as sensing chemicals or harvesting light more efficiently.
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Harnessing the spin of electrons to power tech devices

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:49
Scientists are using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to computers.
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Radical steps toward clean encapsulation

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:18
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.
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Right combination of crystal grains makes superior shape memory alloys

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 08:11
Researchers have shown, through a supercomputer simulation, that high strength and shape memory can be realized at the same time by combining crystal grains of different sizes, a feat previously thought impossible.
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