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Researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gas

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:05
A groundbreaking development has the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas.

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Spray-on electric rainbows: Making safer electrochromic inks

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:58
An innovation with water allows electrochromic conjugated polymer films to be applied more safely.

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Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:51
Materials scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide.

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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:46
Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities -- an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:02
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:10
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers now have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.

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Gold shines through properties of nanobio sensors

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:04
Researchers have shown that the fluorescence is an intrinsic property of the gold nanoparticles themselves.

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Nanoengineers show how micromotors treat a bacterial infection in the stomach

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:22
These micromotors swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release their cargo of antibiotics at the desired pH.

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Conductance of an anti-aromatic molecule measured for the first time

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:07
Molecular electronics aims to use small organic molecules as the active component in an electrical circuit in order to tailor functionality and achieve new levels of miniaturization with increased functionality via chemical design. Anti-aromatic molecules had been predicted decades ago to have excellent conducting properties. Now researchers have realized a molecular circuit involving an anti-aromatic molecule for the first time.

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Research team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:54
For the first time, researchers see a quasicrystal structure in nanoparticles, which had never been seen before.

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Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printers

NanoWerk.com - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:42
Researchers develop three methods to defend against sneaky attacks.

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Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:05
Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as eyesores. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter green light back toward an observer.
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Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:22
Research have created green solar panels using soft imprint lithography to print an array of nanocylinders that scatter green light.

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Reactions in nanocontainers - towards the world's smallest coaxial cable

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:09
This miniscule wire - comprising a carbon nanotube located inside a boron nitride nanotube - can be produced on a preparative scale and may represent an important step towards the miniaturisation of electronic devices.

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Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver nanoparticles and electricity

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:11
Researchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current.

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Polystyrene makes next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:02
Scientists are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper.

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Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:55
Researchers have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be used in real life applications, such as new spin transistors and spin-based logic.

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Plasmonic nanoparticles boost light emission

Nanotechweb.org - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:07
A novel approach to produce embedded plasmonic nanoparticles in a semiconducting layer could improve the efficiency of solid-state lighting.
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Spiders fed nanocarbon spin superior silk

Nanotechweb.org - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:12
Research suggests the possibility of incorporating nanomaterials into other animal and plant products.
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Lungs in space (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:36
Nanomedicine research project could lead to new lung therapeutics.

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