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Making nanowires from protein and DNA

Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires - a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Long-sought chiral anomaly detected in crystalline material

A new study presents evidence for a long-sought phenomenon - first theorized in the 1960s and predicted to be found in crystals in 1983 - called the 'chiral anomaly' in a metallic compound of sodium and bismuth. The additional finding of an increase in conductivity in the material may suggest ways to improve electrical conductance and minimize energy consumption in future electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Molecular scientists unexpectedly produce new type of glass

A new could offer a simple way to improve the efficiency of electronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, optical fibers and solar cells. It also could have important theoretical implications for understanding the still surprisingly mysterious materials called glasses.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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A future without cleaning

Self-cleaning windows, stain-resistant automobile interiors, graffiti-proof walls - there is a long list of things that we wish could have a surface to which dirt wouldn't stick.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Organic 'computers' made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Lloyd's Register Foundation awards GBP9 million grants in nanotechnology

The Lloyd's Register Foundation has awarded grants totalling GBP 9 million to three international consortia in the field of nanotechnology. These grants support research and doctoral training that will support the Foundation?s aims to advance engineering-related education and research and support work that enhances safety of life at sea, on land and in the air.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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Stick and slip

It has long been accepted that such a thin layer of lubrication between sliding surfaces alternates along with the cycles of sticking and slipping; it starts as a solid, turns to liquid in the slipping phase and then back to a solid when the surfaces stick once again. But a recent paper suggests this model is incorrect.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2015

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