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UC Davis scientists demonstrate DNA-based electromechanical switch: Opens possibilities for 'bioelectronics'

December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington have demonstrated that the conductance of DNA can be modulated by controlling its structure, thus openin...

The artificial materials that came in from the cold: Berkeley Lab researchers develop nature-mimicking freeze-casting technique for fabricating advanced porous materials

December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
It has often been said that nature is history's greatest innovator and if that is true then scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) a...

Arrowhead Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index(R)

December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Ind...

EUPHONON coordination action has published a report on Nanophononics

December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The EU funded EUPHONON coordination action has published a report which includes Position Paper, Road Map and Strategic Research Agenda on Nanophononics in the context of ICT.

Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale

December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
-When heat travels between two objects that aren't touching, it flows differently at the smallest scales--distances on the order of the diameter of DNA, or 1/50,000 of a human hair.

Durability of Silver Nanoparticles in Production of Antibacterial Woolen Fabrics

December 14, 2015 - 10:27pm
Iranian researchers produced laboratorial samples of antibacterial woolen fabrics by using nanoparticles which are able to preserve their properties even after five times of washing.

Shaking the nanomaterials out: New method to purify contaminated water

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Nano implies small—and that’s great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones—but it’s also a problem. The tiny nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes and other nanomaterials that mak...

The subtle dance of atoms influences enzyme activity: Certain infinitesimal fluctuations of distant atoms can control enzyme function even though they are not directly involved in enzyme catalysis

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Infinitesimal fluctuations occurring on the milli- and even nano-second time scales within the three-dimensional structure of enzymes may be one of the keys to explaining protein function. Professor N...

Groundbreaking microscopy unlocks secrets of plant virus assembly

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
New research into how a plant virus assembles could lay the groundwork for future use to carry drugs into the human body.

Effects of Nanoparticles on Germination of Various Lentil Gene Seeds Studied in Iran

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the effect of silicon nanoparticles on the germination of various types of lentil which can improve the crop's stabilization in the early germination stage in arid and semi...

Step towards Elimination of Humic Substances from Water under Sunlight

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian scientists produced nanocatalysts in a research which can eliminate organic pollutants from water in the presence of sunlight.

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Prove Efficient in Optimizing Hydrogen Production Process

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the application of nanomaterials to improve and facilitate the production of hydrogen as the fuel for fuel cells.

Computing with time travel

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Why send a message back in time, but lock it so that no one can ever read the contents? Because it may be the key to solving currently intractable problems. That’s the claim of an international collab...

Quantum physics problem proved unsolvable: Gödel and Turing enter quantum physics

December 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - ICMAT and Technical...

Detecting and identifying explosives with single test

December 11, 2015 - 7:45am
A new test for detecting multiple explosives simultaneously has been developed by UCL scientists. The proof-of-concept sensor is designed to quickly identify and quantify five commonly used explosives...

Nanotech drug delivery shows promise for improved melanoma treatment

December 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer - and shown that the system may have particular valu...

IBS reports a high performance nanoparticle electrocatalyst: Scientists from the Center for Nanoparticle Research develop a high performance and cost effective fuel cell

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists operating out of IBS' Center for Nanoparticle Research have reported highly durable and active intermetallic platinum-iron (PtFe) nanoparticles (NPs) coated with nitrogen (N) doped carbon s...

Using atoms to turn optical nanofiber guided light on and off

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with...

Leti Develops Local-strain Techniques in FD-SOI Fabrication To Improve Next-Generation Performance, Energy Use

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti today announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consum...

Researchers resolve structure of a key component of bacterial decision-making

December 9, 2015 - 7:45am
For bacteria that swim, determining whether to stay the course or head in a new direction is vital to survival. A new study offers atomic-level details of the molecular machinery that allows swimming...