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Breakthrough in blending metals on the atomic scale

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:40
Precise control of multimetallic one-nanometer cluster formation achieved.

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DNA-based nanocomposite hydrogel as a potent injectable drug delivery platform

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:39
Investigating the potential of DNA to form self-assembled injectable hydrogels via physical crosslinking with silicate nanodisks, researchers have utilized DNA as a high molecular weight polymeric chain in order to form hydrogel networks for tissue regeneration and drug delivery applications. They have designed shear thinning hydrogels, which can be passed through a 22-gauge syringe by taking advantage of the native chemical structure of DNA and its specific base pairing interactions.

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Reconstructing healthy liver cells using a nanomaterial-based matrix

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:09
A team of pharmaceutical scientists and clinicians have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.

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'Pinning down' how salty droplets dry

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 09:55
Artificial control over drying pattern morphology for droplets of salt solutions on surfaces.

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Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:28
Researchers develop antennas made from mxene 'spray paint'.

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New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:20
Scientists have developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma.

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Viral RNA sensing

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:48
Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality.

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'Papertronics' could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:04
Instead of adding more trash to the ever-growing piles of electroic waste, researchers are looking to the emerging field of paper-based electronics - known as papertronics. They?re flexible - even foldable - sustainable, friendly to the environment and low-cost.

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Two-dimensional multibit optoelectronic memory

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:15
Scientists have developed multibit optoelectronic memory using a heterostructure made of two-dimensional (2D) materials for next generation devices.

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Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:34
Physicists have have built an optimized bilayer graphene device which displays both long spin lifetimes and electrically controllable spin-lifetime anisotropy. It has the potential for practical applications such as spin-based logic devices.

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Quick and not-so-dirty: A rapid nano-filter for clean water

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:33
Liquid metal-based innovation can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

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Scientists develop 2D materials capable of having magnetism

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:35
An international team of physicists and chemists have been able to create materials similar to graphene from a molecular synthesis. These are MUV-1, robust materials with great chemical versatility that are capable of having different physical properties such as magnetism.

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Nanotechnology applications for food contact materials

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:45
Nanomaterials can improve the properties of food contact materials. Innovations of this kind are of particular interest for food packaging made out of plastic materials. The purpose of their use is to improve food storage and so to guarantee both freshness and quality. A further goal is to improve the technical properties of materials in order to make them sturdier more resistant to abrasion, and easier to process. With regard to environmental protection, little is known at present about the specific behavior of nanomaterials and composites during waste treatment processes.

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New nanoparticle superstructures made from pyramid-shaped building blocks

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:26
Researchers have assembled complex macroscale superstructures from pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building blocks. This research demonstrates a promising new way to bring the useful properties of nanoparticles to macroscale materials and devices.

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How long does a quantum jump take?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:19
With the help of sophisticated experiments and calculations, it has now become possible to measure the duration of the famous photoelectric effect.

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Interfacial engineering core@shell nanoparticles for active and selective direct H2O2 generation

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:05
In a review article, scientists present the latest advances in direct H2O2 generation.

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Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:53
Inspired by origami, researchers have devised a solar steam generator that approaches 100 percent efficiency for the production of clean water.

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Nanocomposite fiber optic sensor measures tiny magnetic fields

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:48
New technology is sensitive enough to detect magnetic fields from the brain and heart.

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Engineers develop method for controlling nanomotors (w/video)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:41
Breakthrough for nanotechnology as engineers develop first method for switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors.

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Diatom microbubble scrubber destroys dangerous biofilms (w/video)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:35
Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of these tough films and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living inside.

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