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Powering nanotechnology with the world's smallest engine

In the minuscule world of nanotechnology, big steps are rare. But a recent development has the potential to massively improve our lives: an engine measuring 200 billionths of a metre, which could power tiny robots to fight diseases in living cells.

Posted: May 24th, 2016

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Gigantic ultrafast spin currents

Scientists are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics.

Posted: May 24th, 2016

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Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation

Nanosized Trojan horses created from a patient's own immune cells have successfully treated inflammation by overcoming the body's complex defense mechanisms, perhaps leading to broader applications for treating diseases characterized by inflammation, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

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Better understanding interactions between graphene and its environment

The interactions between graphene and its environment have a significant influence on the use of this promising material by the semiconductor industry. Thanks to the comprehensive findings of an international research project, these interactions are now better understood and can be controlled as a result.

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

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