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Lighting up cancer cells to identify low concentrations of diseased cells: New study published in inaugural issue of Applied Materials Today describes development of 'Heavy metal cancer spies'

August 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in China have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer cells. In a study published in the inaugural issue of...

Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers: Rice University scientists find possible replacement for platinum as catalyst

August 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.

Electrospray solves longstanding problem in Langmuir-Blodgett assembly: The electrospray spreads water-soluble solvents on water while minimizing mixing

August 22, 2015 - 7:45am
In the 1930s, Irving Langmuir and his colleague Katharine Blodgett were working long days in the General Electric Company's research laboratory. Together, they discovered that by spreading molecules w...

Manchester team reveal new, stable 2-D materials: Dozens of new 2-dimensional materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from University of Manchester scientists

August 22, 2015 - 7:45am
The problem has been that the vast majority of these atomically thin 2D crystals are unstable in air, so react and decompose before their properties can be determined and their potential applications...

'Diamonds from the sky' approach turns CO2 into valuable products

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Title A new approach to carbon dioxide utilization: The carbon molten air battery Abstract As the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) increase in the Earth's atmosphere, the effects on climate ch...

Warning to DIY enthusiasts & construction workers as dangerous dust emissions

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Surrey found peak concentrations of potentially harmful ultrafine particles reach up to 4000 times local background levels when undertaking building activities such as...

How UEA research could help build computers from DNA

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have found a way to 'switch' the structure of DNA using copper salts and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) - an agent commonly found in shampoo and other household products.

'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for "quantum dots" may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less to...

High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applications

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in creating arrangements of colloids - tiny particles suspended in a solution - and, importantly, they have managed to control their motion with hig...

Sonocatalysts Able to Purify Organic Pollutants of Wastewater

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced a new catalyst that is able to decompose dye organic pollutants in the presence of ultrasonic waves to purify the wastewater.

Cave snail from South Korea suggests ancient subterranean diversity across Eurasia

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
As tiny as 1.7 mm, a snail whose relatives live exclusively in the deep recesses of caves, provided a sensational discovery from the depths of Nodong cave, South Korea, back in 2000 for its collector,...

High Precision, High Stability XYZ Microscope Stages, with Capacitive Feedback

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
As a nanopositioning and motion control systems leader, PI’s (Physik Instrumente) PInano™ super resolution (SR) microscope stage series is available in two variations - High Precision with piezoresist...

Biophysics: Formation of swarms in nanosystems

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. Physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (...

Engineers identify how to keep surfaces dry underwater: Research team is first to identify surface 'roughness' required to achieve amazing feat

August 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that -- and, better yet, they know why.

Major innovation in molecular imaging delivers spatial and spectral info simultaneously: Berkeley Lab scientist invents technique to combine spectroscopy with super-resolution microscopy, enabling new ways to examine cell structures and study diseases

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unp...

Charge transport in hybrid silicon solar cells

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Their results have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports (doi:10.1038/srep13008) and could point the way toward improvements in hybrid solar cells.

Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol): Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the de...

Effects of Nanoparticles on Polymeric Blends Studied in Iran

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology studied the effects of nanoparticles on rheological properties of polymeric nanocomposites.

A thin ribbon of flexible electronics can monitor health, infrastructure

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Title Development of flexible hybrid electronics materials and processes for Air Force applications Abstract By combining thinned devices based on inorganic semiconductors with components & i...

Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism

August 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Magnetism in nanoscale layers only a few tens of atoms thick is one of the foundations of the big data revolution – for example, all the information we download from the internet is stored magneticall...