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May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

Development of Gold Nanoparticles That Control Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have successfully developed gold nanoparticles that have functional surfaces and act on osteogenic differentiation of stem ... read more

Nature Inspires First Artificial Molecular Pump

May 19, 2015 — Using nature for inspiration, scientists have developed an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. The machine mimics the pumping mechanism of proteins that move ... read more

Printing 3-D Graphene Structures for Tissue Engineering

May 19, 2015 — Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Scientists have developed a method using infrared spectroscopy and atomistic modeling that would allow to better understand the mechanism behind the extreme ion selectivity and transport properties ... read more

Organic Nanoparticles, More Lethal to Tumors

May 18, 2015 — Carbon-based nanoparticles could be used to sensitize cancerous tumours to proton radiotherapy and induce more focused destruction of cancer cells, a new study shows. Radiotherapy used in cancer ... read more

Electricity Generating Nano-Wizards

May 18, 2015 — Quantum dots are an ideal nanolab to study the means to turning heat into electricity. Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a new study. The authors said this could pose a risk to coastal, ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Only recently has nanotechnology made it possible to reach the scale required to test the theoretical model known as the Tomonaga-Luttinger theory. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new way to store energy that also offers a solution to a growing environmental ... read more

Revealing Breast Cancer Using Nanoscale Polymers

May 14, 2015 — A biocompatible polymer selectively targets and lights up cancer tumors for a noninvasive imaging system, investigators report. Generating photoacoustic signals requires an ultrafast laser pulse to ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers realize highly confined transport of light energy over long distances using networks of gold ... read more

May 15, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have discovered that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation. ... read more

May 15, 2015 — One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a new method. Graphene, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, has enormous commercial potential but ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers have invented a technique called “CLAIRE” that extends the incredible resolution of electron microscopy to the non-invasive nanoscale imaging of soft matter, including biomolecules, ... read more

May 14, 2015 — New technique makes nanomaterial self-assembly 1,000 times faster and could be used for industrial-scale solar panels and ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Scientists find gold electrodes can serve as catalysts to make black silicon for solar cells. The discovery could streamline the manufacturing ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Inspired by the way iridescent bird feathers play with light, scientists have created thin films of material in a wide range of pure colors -- from red to green -- with hues determined by physical ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a ... read more

Detection of Spin of Atoms at Room Temperature Theoretically Demonstrated

May 12, 2015 — For the first time, a researcher has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical ... read more

E-Skin and Pocket-Sized Diagnostic Devices Give Patients the Power Back

May 12, 2015 — Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new ... read more

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