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Spying on self-assembly

Proteins attaching to gold nanoparticles don't mill around randomly, but organise into clusters, according to UK scientists who say they have for the first time spied in detail peptides assembling on a surface.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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Kohlenstoff bringt Magnetismus in die Elektronik

Forscher in Japan stellten vor einigen Jahren in einem Experiment zufaellig eine Verbindung aus Silizium, Mangan und Kohlenstoff her, die unerwarteterweise auch bei Raumtemperatur ferromagnetisch war. Forschern aus Karlsruhe und Dresden gelang nun die Herstellung von magnetischen 'Nano-Draehten' aus diesem Material.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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New online forum for established and emerging materials technologies

The new Materials Technology@TMS site provides forums for those engaged in developing emerging materials technologies, improving established materials technologies, educating the next generation of materials scientists and engineers, and using technical skills to meet societal needs.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Candy-coating keeps proteins sweet

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, inexpensive and effective method for evaluating the sugars pharmaceutical companies use to stabilize protein-drugs for storage at room temperature.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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