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New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 21:55
A new, simple, and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids could improve drug delivery, chemical sensors, and fluid pumps.
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Graphene and related materials safety: Human health and the environment

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 20:49
Researchers reviewed the current research into the safety of graphene and related materials looking at both human health and environmental impact.
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New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:54
A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.
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New ways to harness wasted methane

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:08
The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study has unveiled a high performance catalyst for methane conversion to formaldehyde.
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New test to detect disease and infection

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:08
Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.
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Nanoparticle breakthrough in the fight against cancer

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:25
A recent study has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer.
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Pore size influences nature of complex nanostructures

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 01:23
In new research that could help inform development of new materials, chemists have found that the empty space ('pores') present in two-dimensional molecular building blocks fundamentally changes the strength of these van der Waals forces, and can potentially alter the assembly of sophisticated nanostructures.
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DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:35
Using DNA origami -- DNA-based design of precise nanostructures -- scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system. The study may be of significance to the development of vaccines and immunotherapy used in cancer.
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Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that promotes cell movement

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 18:51
Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized actin filament nanoscaffold -- resembling a haystack -- that is induced in response to a molecular signal. This is the first time researchers have directly visualized, at the molecular level, a structure that is triggered in response to a cellular signal -- a key finding that expands our understanding of how cells move.
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More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:09
Intentionally 'squashing' colloidal quantum dots during chemical synthesis creates dots capable of stable, 'blink-free' light emission that is fully comparable with the light produced by dots made with more complex processes.
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Bioinspired nanoscale drug delivery method

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:18
Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective therapies and diagnostics for cancer and other illnesses.
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Cartilage could be key to safe 'structural batteries'

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:16
Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a 'structural battery' prototype that incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape.
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Chemical synthesis of nanotubes

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:16
For the first time, researchers used benzene -- a common hydrocarbon -- to create a novel kind of molecular nanotube, which could lead to new nanocarbon-based semiconductor applications.
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New catalysts for better fuel cells

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 23:27
Researchers have fabricated nano-sized catalysts that could improve the performance and production of clean energy fuel cells.
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Overtones can provide faster data communication

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 20:48
Researchers have succeeded in producing what are known as spin wave overtones. The technology paves the way for increasing the data transmission rate of wireless communication.
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Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:24
Scientists have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors.
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Artificial bug eyes

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 18:09
Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light sensitivity and motion detection. That's why scientists are developing artificial compound eyes to give sight to autonomous vehicles and robots, among other applications. Now, a new report describes the preparation of bioinspired artificial compound eyes using a simple low-cost approach.
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Holographic color printing for optical security

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:51
Researchers have invented a new type of anti-counterfeiting device that can be useful for counterfeit deterrence of important documents such as identity cards, passports and banknotes.
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Powerful X-ray beams unlock secrets of nanoscale crystal formation

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:55
High-energy X-ray beams and a clever experimental setup allowed researchers to watch a high-pressure, high-temperature chemical reaction to determine for the first time what controls formation of two different nanoscale crystalline structures in the metal cobalt. The technique allowed continuous study of cobalt nanoparticles as they grew from clusters including tens of atoms to crystals as large as five nanometers.
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Excitons pave the way to more efficient electronics

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:40
After developing a method to control exciton flows at room temperature, scientists have discovered new properties of these quasiparticles that can lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices.
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