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On the path toward molecular robots: Scientists at Japan's Hokkaido University have developed light-powered molecular motors that repetitively bend and unbend, bringing us closer to molecular robots.

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers are working on mimicking cellular systems to develop molecular motors that can move or even deliver drugs to target tissues. Engineering such motors may ultimately lead to molecular robots...

'Origami' is reshaping DNA's future: Three leading researchers discuss how DNA may be used as a building material to help us develop a new generation of medicines, build electronic devices and probe the mysteries of proteins

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Ten years after its introduction, DNA origami, a fast and simple way to assemble DNA into potentially useful structures, is finally coming into its own.

Sensing trouble: A new way to detect hidden damage in bridges, roads: University of Delaware engineers devise new method for monitoring structural health

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures. With damage and defects often invisible, the search is on for systems th...

Flipping crystals improves solar-cell performance: Perovskite research team spin-casts crystals for efficient and resilient optoelectronic devices

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have t...

Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpers: Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia are exploring whether surfaces can shed dirt without being subjected to fragile coatings

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Scalpels that never need washing. Airplane wings that de-ice themselves. Windshields that readily repel raindrops. While the appeal of a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface may be apparent, the extreme...

Integrated trio of 2-D nanomaterials unlocks graphene electronics applications: Voltage-controlled oscillator developed at UC Riverside could be used in thousands of applications from computers to wearable technologies

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene has emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional crystals, but the future of electronics may include two other nanomaterials, according to a new study by researchers at the University...

Researchers determine fundamental limits of invisibility cloaks

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology...

Electronic nose smells pesticides and nerve gas

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations. An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven, Belgium, have made it possible.

Nanobiotix reports successful results from Phase I/II Trial of NBTXR3 in Head & Neck Cancer

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Primary safety and feasibility endpoints achieved Preliminary positive signs of antitumoral effect in all evaluable patients Company preparing now registration clinical plan, including EU and USA

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 26, 2016

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on July 26, 2016. A conference call...

Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells: Nanoscale images by Berkeley Lab researchers yield surprise that could push efficiency to 31 percent

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidd...

Seeing RNA at the nanoscale: Microscopy technique allows scientists to pinpoint RNA molecules in the brain

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA's genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way to visualize these molecules in hig...