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Titanium dioxide nanoreactor: Synthesis to produce nanoparticles at room temperature in a polymer network

Synthesis, Synthesis , Polymer
Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints sunscreens and toothpaste they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding change in ... - Read More

New way to probe Earth's deep interior proposed

Probe
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth ... - Read More

Researchers 'nanoweld' by applying light to aligned nanorods in solid materials

Nanorods
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or weld specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials Their technique which melts fibers along a chosen direction within ... - Read More

Robotic bat wing engineered: Researchers uncover flight secrets of real bats

Frequency, Frequency, Frequency
The strong flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft among other applications By building a robotic bat wing Brown researchers have uncovered flight secrets of real bats the function ... - Read More

Turning pine sap into 'ever-green' plastics

Green, Plastics
Plastic bags are a bane of nature And not just bags just about all plastics really Most are made out of petroleum and a piece of plastic if it misses the recycling bin and ends ... - Read More

New taxonomy of platinum nanoclusters

Physicists have gained new insights into the inner intricacies of the structural variations of metallic nanoclusters This work by Luca Pavan Cono Di Paola and Francesca Baletto from King's College London UK is about to ... - Read More

Nano-channel disentangles knotted DNA

Nano
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More

Blood is thicker than water – and blood plasma is, too

Blood flows differently than water Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of Experts refer ... - Read More

Pollution doesn't change the rate of droplet formation

Pollution, Pollution
When it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds a little oily and viscous organic material apparently doesn't matter that much And that's good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions ... - Read More

Not your conventional nucleic acids: Spherical nucleic acids have novel properties that are perfect for biomedical applications

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor

Structure, Structure
Over the last quarter century scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into superconductors able to carry electrical current with no energy loss an enormously promising ... - Read More

Organic electronics: How to make contact between carbon compounds and metal

Compounds
Organic electronics has already hit the market in smart phone displays and holds great promise for future applications like flexible electroluminescent foils a potential replacement for conventional light bulbs or solar cells that convert sunlight ... - Read More

Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures: Artificial atoms and bonds provide a new set of building blocks for future materials

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a leader in nanotechnology research and its application has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA Using these tools scientists will be ... - Read More

Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

New materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More

'Bionic proteins': Nano-machines recreate protein activities

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

Shifting sands: Force is the key to granular state-shifting

temperature, materials, Temperature, Materials
Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings It's because granular materials like sand or dirt can change their behavior or state Researchers ... - Read More

Nano-machines for 'bionic proteins'

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

A quantum dot energy harvester

Quantum, Quantum
A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat potentially making microcircuits more efficient Share This See Also Physics Quantum Physics Energy Technology Spintronics ... - Read More

A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

Silicon
New room temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices Share This See Also Electronics Solar Energy Materials Science Spintronics Research Computer Science Mobile Computing Silicon Semiconductor Solar cell Germanium ... - Read More

Team creates MRI for the nanoscale: Level comparable to an atomic force microscope

MRI, Atomic
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI reveals details of living tissues diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x rays or surgery What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms Doctors ... - Read More
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