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From the bottom up: Manipulating nanoribbons at the molecular level

Narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons exhibit extraordinary properties that make them important candidates for future nanoelectronic technologies A barrier to exploiting them however is the difficulty of controlling their shape at the atomic scale ... - Read More

Solar cell polymers with multiplied electrical output

One challenge in improving the efficiency of solar cells is that some of the absorbed light energy is lost as heat So scientists have been looking to design materials that can convert more of that ... - Read More

From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps

Outside his career as a noted nanochemist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer To show off his photos his preferred device is a Kindle Fire HDX tablet because ... - Read More

Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough

Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100. The team's record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data ... - Read More

Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes 'deep under the hood'

Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health related changes in biology by switching some genes on while switching others off according to researchers at the University of British ... - Read More

Exposure to nanoparticles may threaten heart health

Nanoparticles extremely tiny particles measured in billionths of a meter are increasingly everywhere and especially in biomedical products Their toxicity has been researched in general terms but now a team of Israeli scientists has for ... - Read More

Students testing Indian toilets

A group of University of Delaware students and researchers spent New Year's in an unconventional way installing sanitation systems in India A team of researchers led by Steven K Dentel professor of civil and environmental ... - Read More

Solving a case of intercellular entrapment

Optogenetics which uses light to control cellular events is poised to become an important technology in molecular biology and beyond The Reich Group in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has made a ... - Read More

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: Biocompatible, flexible implant slips into the spinal cord

EPFL scientists have managed to get rats walking on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation But applying this method to humans would require multifunctional implants that could be installed for ... - Read More

Defying Textbook Science, Study Finds New Role for Proteins

Released 29 Dec 2014 2 00 AM ESTEmbargo expired 1 Jan 2015 2 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom University of Utah Health Sciences more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only ... - Read More

Glimpsing pathway of sunlight to electricity

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity The work which potentially could inspire devices ... - Read More

Mysteries of 'molecular machines' revealed: Phenix software uses X-ray diffraction spots to produce 3-D image

Scientists are making it easier for pharmaceutical companies and researchers to see the detailed inner workings of molecular machines 'Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex ... - Read More

New non-invasive method can detect Alzheimer's disease early

No methods currently exist for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease which affects one out of nine people over the age of 65. Now an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University scientists and engineers has developed ... - Read More

Using laparoscopy for ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement

Researchers conducted a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial at Bern University Hospital in Switzerland to compare a laparoscopic procedure with a mini laparotomy for insertion of a peritoneal catheter during ventriculoperitoneal VP shunt surgery The ... - Read More

New-generation 'thinking' biomimetic robots developed as ocean engineering solutions

NUS Engineering researchers are closer to creating underwater robotic creatures with a brain of their own besides behaving like the real thing In the near future it would not be too tall an order for ... - Read More

Using targeted brain stimulation to change attention patterns for anxious individuals

Transcranial direct current stimulation tDCS is a painless treatment strategy that uses weak electrical currents to deliver targeted stimulation to the brain via electrodes placed on the scalp tDCS has shown promise in treating mood ... - Read More

That smartphone is giving your thumbs superpowers

When people spend time interacting with their smartphones via touchscreen it actually changes the way their thumbs and brains work together according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 23. ... - Read More

Flying robots to aid in inventory management

Standing on top of a ladder several meters high pad and pen in hand just to count boxes Inventories in large warehouses could soon appear quite different and proceed to take flight in the truest ... - Read More

Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats This mobile ... - Read More

Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity

Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity In an open letter to ... - Read More
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