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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Feb. 10, 2016 — A clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with has been presented by researchers, speeding up reactions essential for life ... read more

Quantum Potential: Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. The study is an early signal that ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond. The ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractive ... read more

Novel Nanoparticle Made of Common Mineral May Help Keep Tumor Growth at Bay

Feb. 2, 2016 — Engineers have found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets. With their work, researchers show for the first time that ... read more

Using Mathematics to Improve Human Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or ... read more

New Type of Nanowires, Built With Natural Gas Heating

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting nanomaterials. According to the research team, this method is simple, reproducible, ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — A new simple, cost-effective approach that may open up an effective way to make other metallic/semiconducting ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The iron Fe2+ atom embedded in a semiconductor exhibits a single non-degenerate ground state of zero magnetic moment. A team of scientists has demonstrated that by using sufficiently large strain it ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — In exciting new research, a team of researchers has demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene with neuron cells whilst maintaining the integrity of these vital cells. This work was an ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, or anode, according ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Getting the interfaces between the two liquids into different shapes unlocks new kinds of behaviors and applications. And thanks to new research, one special kind of emulsion is becoming easier to ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have been trying for years to make a practical lithium-ion battery anode out of silicon, which could store 10 times more energy per charge than today's commercial anodes and make ... read more

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