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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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Sensing the nanoscale with visible light

A general rule in optics is that light is insensitive to features which are much smaller than the optical wavelength. However, a new experiment shows that even features that are more than 100 times smaller than the wavelength can still be sensed by light.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2017

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Dual-action cancer nanomedicine therapy

Scientists have fabricated antibody-coated porous silicon nanoparticles that can actively target cells through binding to specific cell-surface receptors. These nanoparticles were demonstrated to selectively deliver multiple therapeutics to human B cells in vitro.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2017

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Deploying therapeutic nano-payloads to cells

Researchers create a huge variety of programmed three-dimensional shapes out of single strands of synthetic DNA, a process known as DNA origami. These nanoparticles may ultimately be deployed as structural scaffolds to deliver vaccines, drugs, or even gene-editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9 to specific parts of the body, he says.

Posted: Jun 5th, 2017

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