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Growth lamps for nanoparticles

Illuminating silver nanoparticles with narrow-bandwidth light makes them grow uniformly, improving their potential for imaging and sensing applications.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2012

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Solar cells made from black silicon

Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun's spectrum into electricity - yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifically designed to absorb this part of the Sun's spectrum - and researchers have recently succeeded in doubling their overall efficiency.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2012

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INIC official: Growth of nanotechnology guaranteed in Iran

A senior official of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) underlined that due to the existence of a large number of Iranian experts and active bodies in the field of nanotechnology, the growth of the new science is guaranteed in the country.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2012

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Smallest and fastest-known RNA switches provide new drug targets

A University of Michigan biophysical chemist and his colleagues have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA, the chemical cousin of DNA. The researchers say these rare, fleeting structures are prime targets for the development of new antiviral and antibiotic drugs.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2012

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