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Atomic Force Microscopes from Asylum Research Guide the Development of Thin Film Deposition and Etch Processes

September 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Thin films are ubiquitous in materials science and technology, with uses ranging from exotic next generation materials (e.g. ferroelectric data storage) to practical everyday items (e.g. food wrappers...

For 2-D boron, it's all about that base: Rice University theorists show flat boron form would depend on metal substrates

September 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have theoretically determined that the properties of atom-thick sheets of boron depend on where those atoms land.

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers

September 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Advances in 3-D printing have led to new ways to make bone and some other relatively simple body parts that can be implanted in patients. But finding an ideal bio-ink has stalled progress toward print...

Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered

September 3, 2015 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from Russia, the USA and China, led by Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), using computer generated simulation have predicted the existence...

A marine creature's magic trick explained: Crystal structures on the sea sapphire's back appear differently depending on the angle of reflection

September 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Tiny ocean creatures known as sea sapphires perform a sort of magic trick as they swim: One second they appear in splendid iridescent shades of blue, purple or green, and the next they may turn invisi...

Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes: UMass Amherst materials researchers describe a new regime of wrapped shapes

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Materials scientists seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another often use molecules like soap or micro- or nano-particles to do it. One distinct way of wrapping a droplet is to use a...

An engineered surface unsticks sticky water droplets

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
The leaves of the lotus flower, and other natural surfaces that repel water and dirt, have been the model for many types of engineered liquid-repelling surfaces. As slippery as these surfaces are, how...

New material science research may advance tech tools

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Hard, complex materials with many components are used to fabricate some of today's most advanced technology tools. However, little is still known about how the properties of these materials change und...

Efficiency of Nanodrug Containing Antibiotics in Treatment of Infectious Diseases Evaluated

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced a new type of antibacterial nanodrug in laboratorial research which reduces the consumption dosage by increasing the antibacterial effect of antibiotics as well as contro...

Seeing quantum motion

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classica...

Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel production

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Generating and storing renewable energy, such as solar or wind power, is a key barrier to a clean-energy economy. When the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) was established at Caltech...

Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 g...

Draw out of the predicted interatomic force

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the...

Iranian Scientists Use Artemisia Annua Plant to Produce Breast Cancer Drugs

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced anti-breast-cancer drug by using Artemisia annua plant.

Small but heading for the big time: Nanobiotix half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, in line with expectations: Major clinical achievements and corporate developments

September 1, 2015 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces its half year results for the six...

Nanotech could rid cattle of ticks, with less collateral damage

September 1, 2015 - 7:18am
If you've ever used tick medicine on your dog, then you're probably aware of how toxic the stuff is. Well, it's used on cows too, and it can end up in their meat, milk, or the surrounding environment...

A new technique to make drugs more soluble

August 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn’t particularly soluble. Its rigid, crystalline structures — the m...

Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry

August 30, 2015 - 7:45am
By using supercomputers the team creates virtual atomic models that interact under different conditions before being taken to the real world, allowing savings in time and money.

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more

August 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Consumers aren't embracing electric cars and trucks, partly due to the dearth of charging stations required to keep them moving. Even the conservation-minded are hesitant to go electric in some states...

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon

August 30, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could pote...