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The future of electronics, now in 2-D

The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium the material of 1940s transistors into a potential replacement for silicon At ... - Read More

Quest for efficiency in thermoelectric nanowires

Efficiency is big in the tiny world of thermoelectric nanowires Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say better materials and manufacturing techniques for the nanowires could allow carmakers to harvest power from the heat wasted by ... - Read More

Nano-hydrogels that attack cancer cells

Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers in order to control humidity However chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara UdeG in Mexico developed a new ... - Read More

On quantum scales, there are many second laws of thermodynamics

New research from UCL and the Universities of Gdansk Singapore and Delft has uncovered additional second laws of thermodynamics which complement the ordinary second law of thermodynamics one of the most fundamental laws of nature ... - Read More

Arachnid Rapunzel: Researchers spin spider silk proteins into artificial silk

Incredibly tough slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years harvesting silk from territorial and ... - Read More

Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More

Getting molten wax in shape

New research from the Micro Bio Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST looks at how to create various non spherical particles by releasing droplets of molten wax into ... - Read More

Transforming silver into any color of the rainbow: Silver-glass sandwich structure acts as inexpensive color filter

The engineering world just became even more colorful Northwestern University researchers have created a new technique that can transform silver into any color of the rainbow Their simple method is a fast low cost alternative ... - Read More

Switching superconductivity by light

A research team led by Prof Hiroshi M Yamamoto of the Institute for Molecular Science National Institutes of Natural Sciences has developed a novel superconducting transistor which can be switched reversibly between ON and OFF ... - Read More

Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer internal nanoprobes for high resolution imaging drug delivery vehicles and agents for destroying cancer cells The study published today in the journal Advanced ... - Read More

Researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Friction impacts motion hence the need to control friction forces Currently this is accomplished by mechanistic means or lubrication but experiments conducted by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered ... - Read More

Researchers use sound to slow down, speed up, and block light

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have experimentally demonstrated for the first time the phenomenon of Brillouin Scattering Induced Transparency BSIT which can be used to slow down speed up and block ... - Read More

Spiky 'hedgehog particles' for safer paints, fewer VOC emissions

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints and a variety of other innovations Made by a team of University of Michigan ... - Read More

Cell imaging gets colorful

The detection and imaging of protein protein interactions in live cells just got a lot more colorful thanks to a new technology developed by University of Alberta chemist Dr Robert E Campbell and his team ... - Read More

New mechanism unlocked for evolution of green fluorescent protein

A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple An example of such simplicity is provided in ... - Read More

Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help ... - Read More

Spiky 'Hedgehog Particles' for Safer Paints, Fewer VOC Emissions

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints and a variety of other innovations Made by a team of University of Michigan ... - Read More

Chemists find a way to unboil egg whites: Ability to quickly restore molecular proteins could slash biotechnology costs

UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry ... - Read More

Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It’s the mileage, not the age

As nanomachine design rapidly advances researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications for instance ... - Read More
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