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A new way to hoard resources in nano-sized factories targeted for biotechnology

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:31am
Scientists have created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial or bioenergy applications.
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Stronger graphene oxide 'paper' made with weaker units

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 4:17am
Counterintuitive discovery is likely applicable to other 2D materials.
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Solving the big problem of measuring tiny nanoparticles

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 2:51am
Researchers have concluded that measuring the range of sizes in nanoparticles - instead of just the average particle size - is optimal for most applications.
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Nanoscale 'glass' bottles could enable targeted drug delivery

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:34am
Tiny silica bottles filled with medicine and a special temperature-sensitive material could be used for drug delivery to kill malignant cells only in certain parts of the body.
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Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:27am
Cancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, researchers have developed a drug delivery system that breaks through the blood-brain barrier in order to reach and treat cancer that has spread to the central nervous system.
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Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:54pm
The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today's devices. It could lead to the development of higher density, higher capacity photonic chips.
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Researchers use new tools of data science to capture single molecules in action

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:47pm
New work leverages new tools from data science in order to make every photon detected count and refine our picture of molecular motion.
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Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:40pm
Researchers have developed a strategy to target metastases in lymph nodes for destruction, before they can cause cancer at other locations.
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Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:04am
Researchers have developed a way to make patterned films of silver and copper (the two most conductive metals) using cheap organofluorine compounds and without using toxic chemicals.
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New nanotechnology platform could aid stem cell transplantation research

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:55am
People with neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries could benefit.
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Control of excitons in a 2D semiconductor

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 1:07am
Scientists have developed a method to control the binding energies of excitons in a two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor for advanced photonic and optoelectronic applications.
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Scientists learn how to safely excrete nanomedicine

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:46am
Scientists have identified a new mechanism for removing magnetic nanoparticles through the kidneys, which will help to create more effective and safe drugs.
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A new method for depositing manganese oxide thin-films on planar and complex nanostructured surfaces

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:27am
Manganese oxides have numerous applications in batteries, supercapacitors, microelectronics and (electro)catalysis. Researchers describe a cheap and fast method for depositing conformal thin films of manganese oxide on nanostructured substrates with close-to-a-monolayer precision, competing with the state-of-the-art atomic layer deposition (ALD). The team's redox layer deposition (RLD) is performed in air, at room temperature, using common and cheap chemicals and simple glassware - literally two beakers.
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High temperature thermal shocks increase stability of single-atom catalysts

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:01am
A research team developed a high temperature shockwave catalysis method - reaching up to 3000K, which is half the temperature of the sun - intended to 'anchor' single atoms onto the substrate, offering superior thermal stability.
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Graphene paves the way for novel product enabling industrial users

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:55am
Researchers demonstrate the long-term stability of the epigraphene quantum Hall chip, which represents a key step towards enabling end-users to maintain their own resistance standards.
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Damaged hearts rewired with carbon nanotube fibers

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:44am
Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.
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How two water molecules dance together

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 5:18am
An international research team has gained new insights into how water molecules interact. For the first time, the researchers were able to completely observe all of the movements between the water molecules, known as intermolecular vibrations.
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Directly observing the way ceramic materials fracture on the atomic scale

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:51am
For the first time, researchers have been able to observe the way ceramic materials fracture on the atomic scale. They confirm that the arrangement of molecules between grains within a body of ceramic material strongly affects the way a fracture propagates through it.
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Scientists create 20-qubit Schrödinger cat states with superconducting quantum processor

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:41am
In addition, they showed that the generated 18-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state is genuine entangled.
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New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:27am
Novel class of 'ionic liquids' may store more energy than conventional electrolytes - with less risk of catching fire.
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