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Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain: Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it's pulled

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists...

Corrosion-Fighter Tesla NanoCoatings Pioneers 2x1 Wet-on-Wet Process

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Tesla NanoCoatings today announced development of its breakthrough wet-on-wet application process for Teslan® primer and topcoats as the company strengthens its leadership in carbon nanotube corrosio...

Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull - crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery - then melt away when they are no longer...

UCLA scientists create graphene barrier to precisely control molecules for making nanoelectronics

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Gardeners often use sheets of plastic with strategically placed holes to allow their plants to grow but keep weeds from taking root. Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have fou...

Materials scientists at FAU reconstruct turbine material atom by atom in computer simulations

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Superalloys – materials made of a combination of nickel, aluminium and other elements such as rhenium – are essential for manufacturing turbine blades in jet engines, for example. They ensure that the...

FAU researchers develop nanoparticles for biomedical applications

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
An international, interdisciplinary team of researchers is developing highly porous biomaterials for localised release of therapeutic ions and drugs in the MOZART project which has received 4.65 milli...

FAU researchers show how mother-of-pearl is formed from nanoparticles

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials scientists at FAU have shown for the first time that the mother-of-pearl in clam shells does not form in a crystallisation process but is a result of the aggregation of nanoparticles within...

NIST simulates fast, accurate DNA sequencing through graphene nanopore

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically activated...

Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Col...

Nanodevice, build thyself: Researchers in Germany studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than continue to chip away at this limit, one solution of int...

Fuel cell advance: Research team reports success with low-cost nickel-based catalyst

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is a popular comedy from the 1980s, but there's nothing funny about the amount of energy consumed by our nation's transportation sector.

New particle can track chemo: Discovery could reveal how well -- and how fast -- treatment finds and kills cancer

January 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Tracking the path of chemotherapy drugs in real time and at a cellular level could revolutionize cancer care and help doctors sort out why two patients might respond differently to the same treatment.

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo: Cancer drugs packaged in immune bubbles home in directly to tumors without getting sidetracked and destroyed; less chemo with better results

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
The cancer drug paclitaxel just got more effective. For the first time, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have packaged it in containers derived from a patient's own imm...

Nanoprobe development will enable scientists to uncover more DNA secrets

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Kent have led a study that has developed a 'nanoprobe', a tenth of the size of a human hair, to help uncover more of the secrets of DNA.

First all-antiferromagnetic memory device could get digital data storage in a spin

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
If you haven't already heard of antiferromagnetic spintronics it won't be long before you do. This relatively unused class of magnetic materials could be about to transform our digital lives. They hav...

Photovoltaics? On perovskites produced by mechanochemistry!

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Perovskites, substances that perfectly absorb light, are the future of solar energy. The opportunity for their rapid dissemination has just increased thanks to a cheap and environmentally safe method...

Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a polymer sphere that delivers a molecule to bone wounds that tells cells already at the injury site to repair the damage.

'Spermbots' could help women trying to conceive (video)

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Sperm that don't swim well rank high among the main causes of infertility. To give these cells a boost, women trying to conceive can turn to artificial insemination or other assisted reproduction tech...

Louisiana Tech University student coauthors research in ACS journal

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Joshua Tully, senior chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, has coauthored a paper titled "Halloysite Clay Nanotubes for Enzyme Immobilization," which has been published in "Biomacromolecules...

Superoxide gives lithium-air batteries a jolt

January 18, 2016 - 7:45am
While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could offer even better energy possibilities. One of these chemistries, l...