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2D-nanocellulose: piezoelectric driven by a hydrogen bonds pattern

New research provides the basis for new electromechanical designs using 2D-nanocellulose. In a longer-term perspective, the reinterpretation of electrical features for hydrogen bonds here introduced could pave the way in the understanding of life-essential molecules and events.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2016

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T-rays will 'speed up' computer memory by a factor of 1,000

Researchers have found a way to significantly improve computer performance. They propose the use of the so-called T-waves, or terahertz radiation as a means of resetting computer memory cells. This process is several thousand times faster than the magnetic-field-induced switching.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2016

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New polymer warns of dangerous kidney disease

Electropolymerizable functional and cross-linking monomers were used to prepare conducting molecularly imprinted polymer film with improved surface area with the help of a sacrificial metal-organic framework (MOF).

Posted: Oct 12th, 2016

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Static electricity can control nanoballoon actuator

Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers show how a nanoballoon comprising a single carbon molecule ten thousand times thinner than a human hair can be controlled electrostatically to switch between an inflated and a collapsed state.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2016

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