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Nanoparticles Boost Impact Resistance of Special Type of Polymer

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles and epoxy resin simultaneously to increase impact resistance of a type of polymer that is commonly used in various industries.

Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and teste...

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
In an article published in Small, researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a fr...

A new form of real gold, almost as light as air

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
A nugget of real 20 carats gold, so light that it does not sink in a cappuccino, floating instead on the milk foam - what sounds unbelievable has actually been accomplished by researchers from ETH Zur...

Medical and aerospace electronics powered by Picosun ALD

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of high end Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for global industries, launches ALD equipment for production of...

New 'self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible

November 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating oppor...

Scientists design a QKD-based quantum private query with no failure

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Cryptography is the approach to protect data secrecy in public environment. Certain cryptographic communications require not only the security of the transmitted message against eavesdropping from an...

MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale: New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate...

Physicists explain the unusual behavior of strongly disordered superconductors: Using a theory they developed previously, the scientists have linked superconducting carrier density with the quantum properties of a substance

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists Mikhail Feigel'man (the head of MIPT's theoretical nanophysics laboratory) and Lev Ioffe have explained the unusual effect in a number of promising superconductor materials. Using a theory...

Scientists 'see' detailed make-up of deadly toxin for the first time: Exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia

November 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin - called pneumolysin - associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis...

Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease

November 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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...