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The ATM strikes back - with nanoparticles

Hot foam may soon send criminals running if they damage ATM. Researchers have developed a special film that triggers an intense reaction when destroyed. The idea originates from a beetle that uses a gas explosion to fend off attackers.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2014

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Tuning a single nanowire improves solar cells and LEDs

Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. Researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2014

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Catching the (invisible) wave

Researchers create a unique semiconductor of near perfect quality with embedded nanostructures that can manipulate infrared and terahertz light.

Posted: Apr 11th, 2014

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'NanoDay in Buffalo' introduces 450 students to opportunities in nanotechnology

The students obtained an up-close look at the 21st Century science that is driving technological progress by taking part in a number of engaging presentations, nano-enabled demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Students also learned about the cutting-edge initiatives that are leading to a growing number of nanotechnology-based careers.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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Emerging research suggests a new paradigm for 'unconventional superconductors'

An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied 'unconventional superconductor' TiSe2, finding that it does not reside as predicted within the superconducting dome of the phase diagram, but rather at a full GPa higher in pressure.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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