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Researchers make key improvement in solar cell technology: Low-cost alternative boosts maximum voltage

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have reached a critical milestone in solar cell fabrication, helping pave the way for solar energy to directly compete with electricity generated by conventional energy sources.

Nanotechnology delivery system offers new approach to skin disease therapies: Hebrew University formula that activates the body's natural defense against free radicals could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders

March 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a nanotechnology-based delivery system containing a protective cellular pathway inducer that activates the body's natural defense again...

New research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power future smart technologies: New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as 'smart wallpaper' and Internet-of-things applications

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
• New ultra-thin, patterned graphene sheets will be essential in designing future technologies such as 'smart wallpaper' and internet-of-things applications • Advanced Technology Institute uses moth-...

New direction urged to improve cancer nanotechnology

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment Kinam Park1, PhD, Bumsoo Han2, PhD, and Murray Korc3, MD 1Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and 2School of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, W...

Arrowhead to Present at Upcoming March Conferences

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the company will make presentations at the following upcoming eve...

Artificial control of exciplexes opens possibilities for new electronics

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Demonstrating a strategy that could form the basis for a new class of electronic devices with uniquely tunable properties, researchers at Kyushu University were able to widely vary the emission color...

Nature Communications: How metal clusters grow: Researchers from Marburg and Karlsruhe bring light into cluster formation; basis for customized optoelectronic and magnetic materials

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
First the nucleus, then the shell: Researchers from Marburg and Karlsruhe have studied stepwise formation of metal clusters, smallest fractions of metals in molecular form. The shell gradually forms a...

World's first parallel computer based on biomolecular motors

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
A study reports the realization of a parallel computer based on designed nanofabricated channels explored in a massively parallel fashion by protein filaments propelled by molecular motors.

Determining the structures of nanocrystalline pharmaceuticals by electron diffraction

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Reliable information about the structure of pharmaceutical compounds is important for patient safety, for the development of related drugs and for patenting purposes. However, working out the structur...

Building living, breathing supercomputers: Discovery opens doors to creation of biological supercomputers that are about the size of a book

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. That is what an international team of...

Electron microscopy captures snapshot of structure coronaviruses use to enter cells: Atomic model suggests vaccine strategies against deadly pandemic viruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
High-resolution cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing have now made it possible to analyze in detail the infection mechanisms of coronaviruses. These viruses are notorious for attacking the resp...

Preventing protein unfolding: Polymers can reinforce proteins under mechanical forces

March 2, 2016 - 7:45am
When the body loses its ability to fold proteins into the correct shapes, the result can be irreversible and tragic. The accumulation of unfolded or misfolded proteins in the brain causes many devasta...

Beating graphene at its own game

March 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
Over the last few years, you'd struggle to have not at least heard mention of an extremely strong, electrically- and thermally-conductive, one-atom thick material called graphene. But now, researchers...

Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics: Researchers have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have for the first time experimentally demonstrated that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devi...

IBS team suppresses oxidative stress and neuronal death associated with Alzheimer's disease: The Center for Nanoparticle Research designs mitochondria-specific ceria nanoparticles (CeO2 NP) capable of suppressing neuronal cell death in test subjects

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
The brain is an enormous network of communication, containing over 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, with branches that connect at more than 100 trillion points. They are constantly sending signals...

Graphene slides smoothly across gold

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at...

New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsb...

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Just as the single-crystal silicon wafer forever changed the nature of communication 60 years ago, a group of Cornell researchers is hoping its work with quantum dot solids - crystals made out of crys...

New molecular property may mean more efficient solar and opto-electronic devices: Unexpected property in organic semiconductor molecule could lead to more efficient and cost-effective materials for cell phone and laptop displays

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemists and polymer scientists collaborating at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in Nature Communications this week that they have for the first time identified an unexpected property i...

Electromagnetic Nanocomposite Produced in Iran through Simple, Economic Method

February 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used natural and cheap raw materials to produce special nanocomposites applicable in energy, electronics and computer fields.