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Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The techno...

Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

Production of Nanocapsules Containing Omega-3 Powder in Iran

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced nanocapsules containing omega-3 oil at laboratorial scale in a project in association with an Iranian enterprise active in the production of foodstuff.

Tandem solar cells are simply better: Higher efficiency thanks to perovskite magic crystal

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
What is true for double-blade razors is also true for solar cells: two work steps are more thorough than one. Stacking two solar cells one on top of the other, where top cell is semi-transparent, whic...

Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos: Dresden physicists engrave nanoscale magnets directly into layer of material

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have pro...

Using light-force to study single molecules

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at EPFL show how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of a technique used to study single molecules.

Breakthrough allows tracking of single molecules in 3-D with nanoscale accuracy:New method builds on Nobel Prize-winning technique, with exciting implications for understanding the inner workings of cells and neurons

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3D at the nanoscale.

UCLA nanoscientists develop safer, faster way to remove pollutants from water

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has found a new way to use enzymes to remove pollutants from water that is cost- and energy-efficient, able to remove multiple p...

New EU project designed to link diagnosis and treatment of diseases over the long term: Joint research project aims at the improvement of companion diagnostics and therapy of tumor diseases

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
An international team from four EU countries plans to use an innovative concept to improve the use of companion diagnostics in disease and develop new approaches to therapy in the long term. The idea...

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nanoparticles that can carry therapeutics across the brain blood barrier

November 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as "octopus tumors" because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, re...

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel ce...

UMD & Army researchers discover salty solution to better, safer batteries: Greatest potential uses seen in safety-critical, automotive and grid-storage applications

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking "Water-in-Salt" aqueous Lithium ion battery technology that could...

Details from the inner life of a tooth: New X-ray method uses scattering to visualize nanostructures

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of...

The route to high temperature superconductivity goes through the flat land: The route to high temperature superconductivity goes through the flat land

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Superconductors are marvellous materials that are able to transport electric current and energy without dissipation. For this reason, they are extremely useful for constructing magnets that can genera...

Nanomedicine special issue explores integrated role of nanomedical research

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of nanotec...

Calling All Industries: Get Your Graphene By The Kiloton

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene has the potential to fully charge your phone in five minutes, clean up radioactive waste, create a super strong artificial limb or make ocean water drinkable. Until now large scale adoption o...

Sea traffic pollutes our lungs more than previously thought

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
New data presented by researchers at Lund University and others in the journal Oceanologia show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the me...

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics. It says that two particles can be so inextricably connected that the st...

NREL research identifies increased potential for perovskites as a material for solar cells

November 23, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of e...

A new symmetry underlies the search for new materials

November 21, 2015 - 7:45am
A new symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, an...