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New Graphene Sensor Detects Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014

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New Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

Scientists from the University of Swansea have developed an ultrasensitive graphene biosensor that can detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive than bioassay tests currently in use, and was able to provide results in a matter of minutes, opening […]

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Engineers Develop New Temperature Switchable Membrane to Regulate Flow

September 19, 2014

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Researchers Develop New Temperature Switchable Membrane

Researchers from the University of Connecticut and Yale University have developed a new membrane with highly aligned nanoscale pores that open and close in response to temperature; this highly porous, valve-like material has many potential filtration applications, including water purification and molecular separation. The membrane was created from a block copolymer that self-assembles into alternating […]

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Graphene Nanoribbon Film Keeps Glass Ice-Free

September 18, 2014

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Scientists Create a De-Icing Film for Glass

Researchers from Rice University have developed a transparent graphene nanoribbon film that can be used to prevent ice and fog buildup on glass and plastic, as well as radar domes and antennas. Rice University scientists who created a de-icing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for […]

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Researchers Successfully Synthesize 2D Material Germanene

September 10, 2014

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Researchers Synthesize 2D Material Germanene

A newly published study details how a team of researchers successfully synthesized the 2D material germanene for the first time. Dubbed a “cousin of graphene”, the material, which is made up of just a single layer of germanium atoms, is expected to exhibit impressive electrical and optical properties and could be widely integrated across the […]

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LLNL Engineers Create New Microscale Energy Absorbing Material

August 25, 2014

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LLNL Researchers Create Engineered Energy Absorbing Material

Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a way to design and fabricate new microscale cushioning materials with a broad range of programmable properties. Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively […]

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Mysterious 3D Grid of Quantum “Tornadoes” in Liquid Helium Revealed

August 22, 2014

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Experiment Reveals Mysterious 3D Grid of Quantum Tornadoes in Liquid Helium

A new experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a 3D grid of quantum “tornadoes” inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium, allowing scientists to see a manifestation of the quantum world on a macroscopic scale for the first time. Menlo Park, California — An experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator […]

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Physicists Unveil New Technology to Study Atomic Vibration in Nanomaterials

August 19, 2014

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New Technology Offers Better Understanding of Small Clusters of Atoms

Using new computer technology based on gaming machines, physicists were able to use a combination of molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics calculations to model the atomic vibration of individual atoms in nanomaterials. Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic […]

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene-Based Electronics

August 15, 2014

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene Based Devices

New research from the Canadian Light Source gives further insight into graphene-based devices like foldable tablets, wrap-around TVs, and the next generation of electronics. Saskatoon – Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room […]

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Nanomaterials Give Immune Cells a Cancer-Fighting Boost

August 14, 2014

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Naomaterials Give New Cancer Immunotherapy a Boost

Using bundled carbon nanotubes to incubate cytotoxic T cells, Yale scientists have developed a new cancer immunotherapy that enhances a patient’s immune response to fight cancer. Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells […]

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New Model Reveals How Geckos Cling to Objects

August 12, 2014

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New Model Reveals How Geckos Cling to Objects

A new model from scientists at Oregon State University shows how geckos use tiny, branched hairs called “seta” to effortlessly cling to objects like walls. Corvallis, Oregon – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling […]

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Controlled Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

August 8, 2014

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Researchers Grow Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

A new study details how researchers from the Max Planck Institute and EMPA succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes with a single predefined structure for the first time. For the first time, researchers at EMPA and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a single […]

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Atomic Scale Imaging of Magnetic Structures

August 6, 2014

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Atomic Scale Imaging of Magnetic Structures

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research use atomic scale imaging of magnetic structures to study new aspects of high-temperature superconductivity. Superconductors raise many hopes, especially materials which lose their electrical resistance at quite high temperatures – be it for high-performance medical imaging technologies, the energy transportation or for maglev trains. High-temperature […]

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