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Beyond LEDs: Brighter, new energy-saving flat panel lights based on carbon nanotubes

Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes LEDs as the single most significant and disruptive energy efficient lighting solution of today scientists around the world continue unabated to search ... - Read More

Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion

Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ... - Read More

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood, bacteria

From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis However any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical ... - Read More

Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows

Thin film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing solar cells and touchscreens With the Megatron® sputtering system it is now possible for the first time to vary the ... - Read More

Chemists uncover new role of a key base in organic synthesis

An international team of chemists has discovered a new piece to the puzzle of how a powerful base used in organic synthesis cesium carbonate plays a pivotal role during a catalytic reaction The research published ... - Read More

DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA Nature's building block as a ... - Read More

sensor invented that uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure

Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries The underlying technology has such broad potential that it could one day ... - Read More

Ensuring polymorphic purity in drugs

Reliable batch to batch formation is crucial for crystalline active pharmaceutical ingredients as two different polymorphs of the same drug may function very differently in the body Sendhil Poornachary from the A*STAR Institute of Chemical ... - Read More

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon dioxide CO2 released by factories and power plants is collected and stored away in order to reduce global carbon emissions There are two major ways of ... - Read More

Drug-infused nanoparticle is right for sore eyes

For the millions of sufferers of dry eye syndrome their only recourse to easing the painful condition is to use drug laced eye drops three times a day Now researchers from the University of Waterloo ... - Read More

Plasmonic paper for detecting trace amounts of chemicals, pollutants and more

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles researchers at Washington University in St Louis have created a unique platform known as plasmonic paper for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals ... - Read More

Plasmonic Paper

at a level that the current incarnation of plasmonic paper can’t yet achieve “We expect this can be overcome by integrating biomimetic target recognition elements with plasmonic paper in the near future ” Tian said ... - Read More

Fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal

Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true zero greenhouse gas emissions no long lived radioactive waste a nearly unlimited fuel supply Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics ... - Read More

Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal: New catalyst for fuel cells outperforms platinum

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership making them better than platinum ... - Read More

Nanoparticles give up forensic secrets

A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes Publishing their results today 2 October in IOP ... - Read More

Decoding 'sweet codes' that determine protein fates

We often experience difficulties in identifying the accurate shape of dynamic and fluctuating objects This is especially the case in the nanoscale world of biomolecules The research group lead by Professor Koichi Kato of the ... - Read More

First water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy

From cell phones to cars and flashlights batteries play an important role in everyday life Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency Now for the first time using ... - Read More

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages opening the door to a new generation of reconfigurable electronic circuits antennas ... - Read More

Proteins such as tumor markers can be easily, sensitively detected by their scattered light

In future some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins such ... - Read More

Rolling 'neat' nanotube fibers: Acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat but Rice University scientists are making them neat literally The single walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a ... - Read More
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