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New study is a step toward creating planes that travel at hypersonic speed

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:48
Air travel times could be drastically reduced by boron nitride nanotubes.

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Step toward creating planes that travel at hypersonic speed

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:29
A recent study could lead to a drastic decrease in flight times. The study is one of the first steps toward the creation of planes able to move at hypersonic speeds, five to 10 times the speed of sound.
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Breath instead of a blood test

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:46
Scientists have developed a method for the highly convenient, real-time monitoring of lipolysis by testing a person's exhalations during exercise.

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Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in action

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:41
Scientists have developed a new way to capture the details of chemistry choreography as it happens. The method -- which relies on computers that have learned to recognize hidden signs of the steps -- should help them improve the performance of catalysts to drive reactions toward desired products faster.
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Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:40
Inspired by human forgetfulness -- how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information -- scientists conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually 'forgets.' This could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.
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Seeing the next dimension of computer chips

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:39
Researchers image perfectly smooth side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals with a scanning tunneling microscope, paving the way for smaller and faster computing devices.

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Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in action

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:32
New method allows on-the-fly analysis of how catalysts change during reactions, providing crucial information for improving performance.

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Spin-current generation gets mid-IR boost with plasmonic metamaterial

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:15
Scientists add plasmonic metamaterials to spintronic devices to enhance spin-current generation from the heat produced in the mid-infrared regime.

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Silicon is liberated from Abbot's Flatland

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:10
Researchers have found a way to pack various laser-written structures deep inside silicon chips.

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Missing atoms in a forgotten crystal bring luminescence

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:45
A little-studied member of the perovskite family of materials could find use in a range of electronic devices, after researchers discovered the secret of its strong photoluminescence.

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Hydrogen bond strength in DNA: where 3 could be less than 2

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:32
Hydrogen bond base pairing forces are essential for the mechanisms associated with DNA stability. Despite attracting great research attention, this fundamental interaction has eluded a precise physical description so far since its electrical origin has not been quantified yet. Researchers now have proposed characterization by means of electrical forces, providing a framework for universal characterization of hydrogen bonds. In this way, they provide technical arguments to support that hydrogen bonds are well distinguishable and their role in biological events require a proper specific intrabond description.

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A particle accelerator on a microchip

NanoWerk.com - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:07
The largest particle accelerator in the world has a circumference of around 26 kilometres. Researchers are attempting to go to the other extreme by building the world's smallest machine of this kind - a particle accelerator that fits on a microchip.

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Single 'solitons' promising for optical technologies

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 21:18
Researchers are a step closer to harnessing single pulses of light called solitons, using tiny ring-shaped microresonators, in findings that could aid efforts to develop advanced sensors, high-speed optical communications and research tools.

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Bacteria self-organize to build working sensors

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:23
Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble to build working device with gold nanoparticles.

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The first map of switchable liquids

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:17
For the first time, scientists confirmed distinct regions in popular carbon capture and synthesis solvent.

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Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:12
New research invokes quantum mechanical processes that occur when two atomically thin materials are stacked together.

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A zero-index waveguide

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 19:05
Researchers directly observe infinitely long wavelengths for the first time.

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Surgery: Sticking instead of stitching

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:32
In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa.
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Exploring the origin of chiralty in carbon nanotubes

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:17
Researchers study chirality abundances of carbon nanotubes grown on floating liquid gallium droplets, which excludes the influence of catalyst features, and compared them with abundances grown on solid ruthenium nanoparticles.

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Nanoparticles that stick wounds together

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:13
In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue.

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