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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Dec. 5, 2018 — Even though nanographene is insoluble in water and organic solvents, researchers have found a way to dissolve it in water. Using 'molecular containers' that encapsulate water-insoluble ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — An important new study provides the first direct evidence that intact zinc oxide nanoparticles neither penetrate the human skin barrier nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated application to human ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Physicists synthesized 2D atom-thin sheets of boron with large crystal domains, which are needed to make next-gen ... read more

Targeting Sepsis, the Leading Cause of ICU Deaths, With a Nanocarrier-Delivered microRNA

Dec. 3, 2018 — One obstacle to therapeutic use of microRNAs (miRNA), which are in clinical trial for a number of diseases, are ribonucleases, whose job it is to destroy them. Researchers report that an miRNA ... read more

Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright in the Infrared

Dec. 3, 2018 — A group of researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. The study has ... read more

Nanoscale Tweezers Can Perform Single-Molecule 'Biopsies' on Individual Cells

Dec. 3, 2018 — Using electrical impulses, the 'tweezers' can extract single DNA, proteins and organelles from living cells without destroying ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a new material that could lead to highly sensitive biomolecule detectors and more efficient solar ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles. The discovery may become useful in the development of ... read more

A New Way to See Stress -- Using Supercomputers

Nov. 30, 2018 — Supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. Widely-used atomic stress formulae significantly underestimate stress near stress ... read more

The Physics of Extracting Gas from Shale Formations

Nov. 30, 2018 — Scientists have distilled the current state of knowledge regarding the multi-scale flow processes occurring during shale gas extraction. This know-how is deemed essential for improving gas recovery ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers have found a new method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current ... read more

New Research Could Fine-Tune the Gene Scissors CRISPR

Nov. 29, 2018 — When researchers and doctors use the tool CRISPR to correct genetic errors, it may have side effects on the human genome. Now, researchers have learned how the molecular machinery behind CRISPR works ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses ... read more

A Golden Age for Particle Analysis

Nov. 28, 2018 — Engineers have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they demonstrated how ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light, to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry, or working ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — A research team has developed a novel strategy to develop new high-strength alloys which are extremely strong and yet also ductile and flexible. The strategy overcomes the critical issues of the ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers have conducted simulations suggesting that graphene, in addition to its many other useful features, can be modified with special pores to act as a tunable filter or strainer for ions ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — The Flow Focusing technology (also known as GDVN, Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle), has been one of the key elements in the success of the first experiments carried out by the European XFEL project. It ... read more

Molecular Motors: Chemical Carousel Rotates in the Cold

Nov. 26, 2018 — Chemists have developed the first molecular motor that can be powered by light alone. Its operation is therefore essentially independent of the ... read more

Hairy Nanotechnology Provides Green Anti-Scaling Solution

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the ... read more

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