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Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain say researchers from the University of Montreal Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte Justine This barrier runs inside almost all vessels ... - Read More

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from ... - Read More

Rare-earth innovation to improve nylon manufacturing

The Critical Materials Institute a U S Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare earth metal cerium to ... - Read More

New form of ice: Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich

Water exists in myriad forms and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate In our everyday lives we are familiar with water ... - Read More

Mitigating reptile road mortality

Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road according to a study published March 25 2015 in the open access journal PLOS ONE ... - Read More

Soils retain, contain radioactivity in Fukushima

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human health Research in Fukushima Japan may lend an answer On March ... - Read More

Engineers develop new yeast strain to enhance biofuel and biochemical production

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new mutant yeast strain that could lead to ... - Read More

Magnets can control heat and sound: Experiment reveals new mysterious properties of sound waves

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size ... - Read More

Squeeze to remove heat: Elastocaloric materials enable more efficient, 'green' cooling

Move over vapor compression cooling technology Emerging elastocaloric refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and unlike vapor compression relies on environmentally friendly refrigerants In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change ... - Read More

Building shape inspires new material discovery

Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light The creation of a so called topological insulator ... - Read More

Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer sized laser using the thinnest semiconductor available today that is energy efficient easy to build and compatible with existing electronics Lasers play essential roles in countless ... - Read More

Got (fresh) milk? Preserving milk using energy efficient pulsed electric field processing

Milk is a key element for household food security and provides a stable income to farmers including women who are usually in charge of taking care of the milk producing animals in the low income ... - Read More

New technique paints tissue samples with light

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and ... - Read More

Method to simplify pictures makes chemistry calculations a snap

Date March 23 2015 Source American Chemical Society Summary A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems Researchers now apply this technique called compressed or ... - Read More

New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently

Researchers from the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne in conjunction with CSIRO have developed new membranes or micro filters that will result in clean water in a much more energy efficient ... - Read More

Engineering a multipurpose, environmentally friendly dam

Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low cost dam that aims to prevent flooding generate electricity and help end food and water shortages Image Name The dam's frame consists of ... - Read More

New kind of 'tandem' solar cell: New solar cell combines two materials for broader absorption

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy The ... - Read More

Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots

As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems Like other first generation bio robots ... - Read More

Key to the long-term storage of dissolved organic carbon in the deep ocean

Researchers from the Malaspina Expedition have made strides in the understanding of the mechanisms governing the persistence of dissolved organic carbon DOC for hundreds or thousands of years in the deep ocean Most of this ... - Read More

Conservation works: Forests for water in eastern Amazonia

Brazil's 'arc of deforestation' accounted for 85% of all Amazon deforestation from 1996 to 2005. Although deforestation rates have dropped considerably since 2005 the forests of the southeastern Amazon remain vulnerable to expanding development which ... - Read More
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