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Imitating synapses of the human brain could lead to smarter electronics

November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Making a computer that learns and remembers like a human brain is a daunting challenge. The complex organ has 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections -- or synapses -- that can grow stronger o...

Snake venom could make surgery safer for patients on blood thinners

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood...

Researchers detail how to control shape, structure of DNA and RNA

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
“Characterization of Nucleic Acid Compaction with Histone-Mimic Nanoparticles through All-Atom Molecular Dynamics” Authors: Jessica A. Nash, Abhishek Singh, Nan K. Li, and Yaroslava G. Ying...

NIST team proves 'spooky action at a distance' is really real

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, "spooky actions at a distance," as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Superconductor survives ultra-high magnetic field

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists from the universities of Groningen and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Hong Kong have discovered that transistors made of ultrathin layers molybdeendisulfide (MoS2) are not only superconduct...

Iranian Company Mass-Produces Self-Cleaning Nanopaints

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The Iranian Enterprise, Nilifam Rei, produced and presented to the market water-based self-cleaning nanopaints in industrial scale.

Dendrimer technology gets a grip on cell proteins, could improve cancer treatment

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Time-resolved proteomic visualization of dendrimer cellular entry and trafficking Linna Wang 1; Li Yang 1; Li Pan 2; Naveen Reddy Kadasala 3; Liang Xue 1; Robert J. Schuster 2; Laurie L. Parker 2;...

New class of materials for organic electronics: Joint project details charge transport in polymeric carbon nitride for first time

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Polymeric carbon nitrides are organic compounds synthesised to form a yellow powder of a myriad of nanocrystals. The crystalline structure resembles that of graphite because the carbon nitride groups...

Light wave technique an advance for optical research

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
RMIT University researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics

Strong odour challenge of mercaptans

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
NHC Catalytic system, developed in the Ananikov laboratory, targeted on alternative technology of chemical utilization of organic sulfur species from crude oil (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01815).

Breakthrough in superconducting materials opens new path to fusion: New high-temperature superconducting materials are also compatible with high magnetic fields

November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
In fusion reactor designs, superconductors (which suffer no resistive power loss) are used to generate the magnetic fields that confine the 100 million degree C plasma. While increasing magnetic field...

Laboratorial Production of Nanodrug in Iran to Treat Intestine Diseases

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of nanodrugs with higher therapeutic effects but less side effects which can be delivered to the target tissue to cure intestine diseases.

Nanocoatings Boost Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum Alloys

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
The presence of non-resistance elements to corrosion such as Mg, Si and Cu, as well as microstructural malfunctions, including pores in aluminum alloys, have caused the alloys to have relatively low c...

Special Nanoparticles Increase Durability of Self-Cleaning Properties of Fabrics

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles to produce self-cleaning fabrics that have stable properties even after a few times of washing.

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math:: Researchers stumbled upon a famous pre-Newtonian formula for pi while computing the energy levels of a hydrogen atom

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers from the University of Rochester, in...

Harvard's Philip Kim investigates mesoscale transport phenomena of low dimensional nanoscale materials with the Nanosurf Flex-Axiom AFM

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Low dimensional materials are now of keen interest for many researchers in the materials and physical sciences. These materials have the potential to radically change from the ground up how materials...

Made to order: Researchers discover a new form of crystalline matter: Experiments reveal a new type of imposed ordering of particles in dusty plasma

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Dust is everywhere: under the bed, on the stairs and even inside of plasmas. A team of researchers from Auburn University, the University of Iowa and the University of California, San Diego, using the...

Quantum dots made from fool's gold boost battery performance

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
If you add quantum dots - nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair - to a smartphone battery it will charge in 30 seconds, but the effect only lasts for a few recharge cycles.

Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow: A dye-coated surface is 1 of 3 specially crafted layers that help the particle emit light ideal for bioimaging

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques.

Nanotechnology advances could pave way for implantable artificial kidney

November 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Highlights •New advances in nanopore technology could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney. •The research, a collaboration between UCSF and Vanderbilt University,...