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Biomolecular tweezers facilitate study of mechanical force effects on cells and proteins

A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins The devices too small to see without a microscope use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic ... - Read More

Synthetic biologists shine light on genetic circuit analysis

In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and ... - Read More

A new renewable energy source? Device captures energy from Earth's infrared emissions to outer space

When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down what energy source will provide power through the night A battery perhaps or an old diesel generator Perhaps something strange and ... - Read More

Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer processing functions and ... - Read More

Tackling the tiniest technology to make gadgets smaller, faster and more efficient

University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering how to manipulate light to one day better view the world's tiniest objects through a super lens as well as how to hide an object in plain sight Masoud ... - Read More

Save money and the planet: Turn your old milk jugs into 3-D printer filament

Making your own stuff with a 3D printer is vastly cheaper than what you'd pay for manufactured goods even factoring in the cost of buying the plastic filament Yet you can drive the cost down ... - Read More

Transparent, color solar cells fuse energy, beauty

Colorful see through solar cells invented at the University of Michigan could one day be used to make stained glass windows decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity The cells believed ... - Read More

Pumping iron: A hydrogel actuator with mussel tone

Protein from a small tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator Hydrogels are soft networks of polymers with high water content like jello Because of ... - Read More

Solution to planet-clogging plastics? Fully compostable bioplastic made from shrimp shells used to make objects

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large scale manufacturing of everyday objects from cell phones to food containers and toys using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells ... - Read More

Bioinspired, sponge-like shrinking gel steers tooth, tissue formation

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking sponge like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth The bioinspired gel material ... - Read More

First step towards 'programmable materials': Sheet metal that never rattles

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever The material of the future is not only able to ... - Read More

New Molecules Doom Proteins with Kiss of Death

Released 3 5 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Cornell University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryMar 6 2014 ITHACA N Y – ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Heparin for Use in Kidney Patients

Released 2 23 2014 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Chemical BiologyFeb 24 2014 Troy N Y ... - Read More

Staying cool in the nanoelectric universe by getting hot

Hot, Hot
As smartphones tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated the heat they generate while in use increases This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail ... - Read More

Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins

System
Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals But bioengineers at the University of California Berkeley saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that ... - Read More

Study: Electric drive vehicles have little impact on US pollutant emissions

A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles EDVs by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of high profile air pollutants ... - Read More

E-whiskers: Highly sensitive tactile sensors developed for robotics and other applications

Applications
From the world of nanotechnology we've gotten electronic skin or e skin and electronic eye implants or e eyes Now we're on the verge of electronic whiskers Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of ... - Read More

Bio-inspired robotic device could aid ankle-foot rehabilitation

Rubber
A soft wearable device that mimics the muscles tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle foot disorders such as drop foot said Yong Lae Park an ... - Read More

Engineering new properties on ultra-thin nanomaterials: Tool opens door for design of new phases of materials

Physicists have engineered novel magnetic and electronic phases in the ultra thin films of in a specific electronic magnetic material opening the door for researchers to design new classes of material for the next generation ... - Read More

Engineers create light-activated 'curtains'

Light, Light
Forget remote controlled curtains A new development by researchers at the University of California Berkeley could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light no batteries needed A research team led ... - Read More
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