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Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications

Besides achieving greater resolution and sensitivity, the materials used in these new devices are much cheaper and more versatile than the ones used in current technologies (mainly gold and noble metals) so they could offer a potential alternative in the design of biomedical sensors.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2015

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Nanowire-bacteria hybrids perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2

A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2015

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An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

For a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason, researchers have developed an organic electronic micropump which, when combined with an anti-convulsant drug, enables localized inhibition of epileptic seizure in brain tissue in vitro.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2015

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Light in a spin

Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers have demonstrated that laser light traveling along a helical path through space, can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2015

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Cobalt film a clean-fuel find

A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2015

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Carbon nanotube sensor detects spoiled meat

Chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2015

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