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Graphene slides smoothly across gold

Researchers have been studying the lubricity of graphene on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating.

Posted: Feb 25th, 2016

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Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

Just as the single-crystal silicon wafer forever changed the nature of electronics 60 years ago, a group of researchers is hoping its work with quantum dot solids - crystals made out of crystals - can help usher in a new era in electronics.

Posted: Feb 25th, 2016

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Immune cells don't always ward off carbon nano invaders

Scientists have found evidence that some carbon nanomaterials can enter into immune cell membranes, seemingly going undetected by the cell's built-in mechanisms for engulfing and disposing of foreign material, and then escape through some unidentified pathway.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics

Researchers have proved that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices - it was previously believed that only gold and silver components have the required properties for this. It means that light-based computers are closer to reality than ever before - copper is cheaper than gold or silver.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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Breakthrough for lab-on-a-chip material

Researchers have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring - a technique for creating micro-scale shapes. The discovery opens new possibilities for medical diagnostics, biophotonics and 3D printing.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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Counting molecules with an ordinary cell phone

To address the need for a robust readout system for quantitative diagnostics, researchers have invented a new visual readout method that uses analytical chemistries and image processing to provide unambiguous quantification of single nucleic-acid molecules that can be performed by any cell-phone camera.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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New research introduces 'pause button' for boiling

Using a focused laser beam to essentially hit the pause button on boiling, scientists have created a single vapor bubble in a pool of liquid that can remain stable on a heated surface for hours, instead of milliseconds. This method gives researchers time to study vapor bubbles and determine ways to optimize the boiling process.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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The inner light: Nanotechnology reveals density of tumors

Tumor permeability can be a critical factor in how well a cancer therapy works. MSK researchers developed a method to measure this by creating living tumor spheroids and infiltrating them with carbon nanotubes that give off infrared light.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2016

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