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Engineering a better solar cell: UW research pinpoints defects in popular perovskites

May 4, 2015 - 7:45am
One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they s...
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Specialized System – Piezo Micrometer Screw Drive MICI

May 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Hybrid element that combines the advantages of long travel of micrometer screws, with the nm-accuracy of a piezo stage These elements were originally developed for quality control applications in the...
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Arrowhead Publishes Data on Advances in Subcutaneous siRNA Delivery

May 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced the publication of new data on a subcutaneously administered formulati...
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Polymeric Nanocarriers Improve Performance of Anticancer Drugs

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Academic researchers in Iran used biodegradable polymers to produce drug nanocarriers able to carry and release a type of anticancer drug in cancerous cells.
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No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom: A new solid-state device can demonstrate the physical principles of invisibility cloaks without special equipment or magic spells

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Who among us hasn't wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing s...
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Desirable defects: A new meta-material based on colloids and liquid crystals

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
"Generally, flaws are the last thing you'd want in a liquid crystal", explains Giuseppe D'Adamo, postdoctoral fellow at SISSA. "However, this new method allows us to exploit the defects in the materia...
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Imec Reports 9 Percent Growth in 2014

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanoelectronics research center imec, today reported the financial results for fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Revenue for 2014 totaled 363 million euros, a 9 percent growth from the previous yea...
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FEI Partners With the George Washington University to Equip New Science & Engineering Hall: Suite of new high-performance microscopes will be used for cutting-edge experiments at GW’s new research facility

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the George Washington University (GW) are pleased to announce that they are partnering to install several new high-performance microscopes at GW’s Science and Engineering Hall....
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Rice University's Richards-Kortum, Vardi elected to National Academy of Sciences: Bioengineer, computer scientist join elite list of dual-academy members

May 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum and computer scientist Moshe Vardi have joined the elite group of scientists elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Acade...
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FEI Company: Strong Growth Prospects Remain

May 1, 2015 - 8:08am
Summary • While FEI Company reported decent quarterly results, currency fluctuations have become a growing problem for the company. • FEI Company still maintains a strong foothold is sever...
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Making robots more human

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions -- from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling -- to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sen...
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Artificial photosynthesis could help make fuels, plastics and medicine

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
The global industrial sector accounts for more than half of the total energy used every year. Now scientists are inventing a new artificial photosynthetic system that could one day reduce industry's d...
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Research seeks alternatives for reducing bacteria in fresh produce using nanoengineering

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical...
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A phone with the ultimate macro feature: New attachment turns a smartphone into a microscope that can image and size DNA molecules 50,000 times thinner than a human hair

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently...
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Electron chirp: Cyclotron radiation from single electrons measured directly for first time: Method has potential to measure neutrino mass and look beyond the Standard Model of the universe

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
A year before Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity, or E=mc2, physicists predicted the existence of something else: cyclotron radiation. Scientists predicted this radiation to...
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Simultaneous Measurement of Drugs Made Possible by Nanosensors

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Academic researchers in Iran succeeded in the production of a nanosensor by using a simple method and cheap materials to measure some types of drugs concurrently.
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Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons

April 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists of Ludwig-Maximilias-Universitaet (LMU) in Munic...
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Self-assembling biomaterial forms nanostructure templates for human tissue formation

April 28, 2015 - 7:45am
Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue...
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International research team discovers new mechanism behind malaria progression: Findings provide a new avenue for research in malaria treatment

April 28, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from four universities has pinpointed one of the mechanisms responsible for the progression of malaria, providing a new target for possible treatments.
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More is less in novel electronic material: Adding electrons actually shrinks the system

April 28, 2015 - 7:45am
Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. This everyday experience reflects a positive material property of the water-cup system. But what if adding more water lowers the water level b...
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