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Nobel metal nanoparticles have potential as biofuel catalysts

Nanoparticles synthesized from noble metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver (Ag), osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold (Au) are attracting increased attention by researchers around the world looking for advances in such fields as biomedicine and catalysts.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2012

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Photonic interactions at the atomic level

By measuring the unique properties of light on the scale of a single atom, researchers from Duke University and Imperial College, London, believe that they have characterized the limits of the ability of metals to be used in devices that rely on the enhancement of light.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2012

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Nanoelectromechanical resonators might improve cell phone performance

Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the airwaves to improve the performance of cell phones and other portable devices.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2012

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Cellular life in high resolution

The imaging of cellular events in high resolution is the dream of many life scientists. A European consortium initiated a collective effort to push the current limits of high-resolution imaging techniques for the study of biological systems.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2012

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Erstmalig druckbare Magnetoelektronik entwickelt

Forscher des Leibniz-Instituts für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (IFW) und der Technischen Universität Chemnitz haben die ersten druckbaren Sensoren entwickelt, die auf dem Riesenmagnetowiderstand beruhen. Damit wächst die Palette der druckbaren elektronischen Bauteile um eine weitere wichtige Komponente.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2012

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