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Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cel...
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Researchers create quantum dots with single-atom precision

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) in Berlin, Germany, NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has...
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Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A group of researchers from Russia, Belarus and Spain, including MIPT professor Yury Lozovik, have developed a microscopic force sensor based on carbon nanotubes. The device is described in an article...
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Nano-coatings release almost no nano-particles: Silver in the washing machine

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
The antibacterial properties of silver-coated textiles are popular in the fields of sport and medicine. A team at Empa has now investigated how different silver coatings behave in the washing machine,...
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Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distanc...
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Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT to Share Insights into Next-Generation Semiconductor Technology Development During SEMICON West 2014 Conference

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
SUNY NanoCollege and corporate partners provide updates on New York State's Global 450mm Consortium, among other presentations highlighting the state's high-tech industry.
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A smashing new look at nanoribbons: Rice University lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free way...
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New insights into energy generation by heat shock protein Hsp90: Cellular team players

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Many enzymes work only with a co-trainer, of sorts. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) show what this kind of co...
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Artificial enzyme mimics the natural detoxification mechanism in liver cells: Molybdenum oxide particles can assume the function of the endogenous enzyme sulfite oxidase / Basis for new therapeutic application

July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles oxidize sulfite to sulfate in liver cells in analogy to the enzyme sulfite oxi...
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