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Designer's toolkit for dynamic DNA nanomachines: Arm-waving nanorobot signals new flexibility in DNA origami

The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen TUM including a robot with movable arms a book that opens and closes a switchable gear and an actuator may be intriguing in their own ... - Read More

Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water seawater may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking ... - 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

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3 000 atoms using only a single photon The results published today in the journal Nature represent the ... - 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

Buckyballs become bucky-bombs, when aimed at cancer cells

In 1996 a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene soccer ball shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties Now 20 years later ... - Read More

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing

A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee's stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact The ... - Read More

Scientists develop cool process to make better graphene

A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene a material made up of an atom thick layer of carbon at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene based solar cells ... - Read More

Fine-tuning quantum dots from coal

Graphene quantum dots made from coal introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single step processes In a new ... - Read More

Graphene 'gateway' discovery opens possibilities for improved energy technologies

Graphene a strong lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that's only one atom thick holds great promise for energy research and development Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions Structures and Transport FIRST Energy Frontier Research Center ... - Read More

Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non food waste plants ... - Read More

A new method for making perovskite solar cells

Research led by a Brown University Ph D student has revealed a new way to make light absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells The new method involves a room temperature solvent bath to ... - Read More

New remote control for molecular motors

In the eyes of physicists magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate like spinning tops may intuitively be difficult to achieve However Russian physicists have just ... - Read More

Maps predict strength of structures

Mother of pearl the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything ... - Read More

Predicting prostate cancer: Nanotechnology shows promise for more accurate prostate cancer screening and prognosis

A Northwestern University led study in the emerging field of nanocytology could one day help men make better decisions about whether or not to undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatments Technology developed by Northwestern University researchers ... - Read More

Addressing long-standing mysteries behind anti-wear motor oil additive

The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute without lubrication in the form of motor oil they and other parts of the engine would quickly wear ... - Read More

Atomic force microscopy developed for imaging nanoscale dynamics of neurons

While progress has been made over the past decades in the pursuit to optimize atomic force microscopy AFM for imaging living cells there were still a number of limitations and technological issues that needed to ... - Read More

Understanding why a material's behavior changes as it gets smaller

To fully understand how nanomaterials behave one must also understand the atomic scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and therefore their strength and function Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Drexel University and Georgia ... - Read More

Graphene meets heat waves

In the race to miniaturize electronic components researchers are challenged with a major problem the smaller or the faster your device the more challenging it is to cool it down One solution to improve the ... - Read More

Microscopy directly images problematic lithium dendrites in batteries

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium ion batteries The ORNL team's electron microscopy could help ... - Read More
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