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Tiny biomolecular tweezers studying force effect of cells

A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices - too small to see without a microscope - use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding them in position so that the activity of receptors and other biochemical activity can be studied.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2014

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Sicher Arbeiten mit Nanomaterialien

Die Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) hat das neue Arbeitsschutz-Nano-Portal offiziell vorgestellt. Das Portal bietet aktuelle Informationen zur Arbeitssicherheit und neuartige, interaktive E-Learning Tools, die 'Nanoramen'.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2014

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Don't gamble, use physics for LED lighting

Targeting a desired color for a white light-emitting diode is like spraying a savannah with buckshot in the hope of fortuitously downing a well-hidden deer. Scientists at the University of Twente and Philips have reached an understanding of the transport of light in white LEDs in physical terms.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2014

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Tiny crystals to boost solar

A new approach to studying solar panel absorber materials has been developed by researchers in France. The technique could accelerate the development of non-toxic and readily available alternatives to current absorbers in thin film based solar cells.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2014

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