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Newly-Developed Nanocatalysts Increase Performance of Fuel Cells

April 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanotechnology and produced a type of nanocatalyst which modifies the performance of fuel cells.
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Lanthanide-Organic Framework Nanothermometers Prepared by Spray-Drying

April 18, 2015 - 7:45am
A work in Advanced Functional Materials shows how spray-drying prepared MOF nanoparticles containing lanthanide metals may be used as nanothermometers operative over a wide range of temperatures, in p...
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Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities: Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes

April 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.
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Graphenea embarks on a new era

April 18, 2015 - 7:45am
CIC nanoGUNE, founder of Graphenea together with a group of private investors, will no longer be a partner of the company from its fifth anniversary, as stipulated in the foundational agreement with N...
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Cobalt film a clean-fuel find: Rice University discovery is efficient, robust at drawing hydrogen and oxygen from water

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University.
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MIT sensor detects spoiled meat: Tiny device could be incorporated into 'smart packaging' to improve food safety

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe...
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Light in a spin: Researchers demonstrate angular accelerating light

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser lig...
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Combined effort for structural determination

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Combining powder diffraction data with electron crystallography can give us a clearer view of modulated structures [Batuk et al. (2015). Acta Cryst. B71, 127-143; doi: 10.1107/S2052520615005466]
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Novel nanoparticles could save soldiers' lives after explosions

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type...
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Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves: In the future, clean alternatives such as harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves may help ease the world's energy shortage

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
For our modern, technologically-advanced society, in which technology has become the solution to a myriad of challenges, energy is critical not only for growth but also, more importantly, survival. Th...
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Quantization of 'surface Dirac states' could lead to exotic applications

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon--the integer quantum Hall effect--in a new type of film, calle...
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JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system in the Institute of Chem...
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Deben reports on the research of Dr Sunita Ho from UCSF using a CCT500 tensile stage to study the behaviour of dental materials

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Deben, leading providers of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the research of Associate Professor Sunita Ho and her team at...
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The Casiraghi Group, located at the University of Manchester's NanoScience and Spectroscopy Laboratory, use Raman in the study of graphene

April 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of graphene by the Casiraghi Group located at the University of Manchester's...
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On the road to spin-orbitronics: Berkeley Lab researchers find new way to manipulate magnetic domain walls

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Few among us may know what magnetic domains are but we make use of them daily when we email files, post images, or download music or video to our personal devices. Now a team of researchers at the U.S...
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Gold by special delivery intensifies cancer-killing radiation

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells.
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Promising future of quantum dots explored in conference: ‘20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos’ runs April 12-16

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from around the world are gathering this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, "20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Al...
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With millionths of a meter researcher creates technique for measurements using light

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Certain scientists, researchers and scholars from disciplines such as biology, mechanical engineering, or the pharmaceutical industry, use elements of the nanoscale (nano corresponds to a billionth of...
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NIST tightens the bounds on the quantum information 'speed limit'

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
If you're designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National...
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A KAIST research team develops a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvester

April 14, 2015 - 7:45am
A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable...
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