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Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport

Researchers have devised nanostructures that function as channels for iodide transport in cell membranes. This study may lead to diagnosis and treatment of iodide transport disorders.

Posted: Jun 8th, 2017

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Imaging technique shows molecular machinery at work

Scientists have developed new imaging methods that allows them to track the individual protein molecules on the surface of cells. The results offer unprecedented insight into how cells sense and respond to their environments.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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Scientists discover a 2D magnet

Researchers have for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings demonstrate that magnetic properties can exist even in the 2-D realm - opening a world of potential applications.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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How to reduce shockwaves in quantum beam experiments

While skimmers have been a necessary component in atomic and molecular-beam experiments for decades, they were also known to impose a fundamental limit on the number of particles one could pack into the beam. Scientists have now revealed a simple way to overcome this limit.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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Carbon nanotube electronic skins for motion detection

Researchers have developed piezoresistive electronic skins based on a composite of polymer and arrays of aligned few-walled carbon nanotubes that, enabled by the aligned carbon nanotubes, exhibited multiple advantages, such as simple device structure, high precision, fast response, excellent stability, and low power consumption.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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How a researcher disassembles molecules

Scientists aim to develop new areas for black phosphorus' application, for instance in the fields of electrical energy storage and solar cells. It could make batteries last longer or enable solar cells to produce more electrical energy.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2017

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