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Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

In a scientific two-for-one deal, Cornell researchers have created compartment nanoparticles that may carry two or more different drugs to the same target. Meanwhile, the same technology gets applied to fuel cells, where catalysts may be formed into porous structures to expose more surface area.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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Food safety and bioterrorism defense may benefit from improved nanotechnology detection test

Sales of chicken products in China plummeted recently during an outbreak of a deadly new strain of bird flu. From bird flu to mad cow disease, numerous food scares have made global headlines in recent years. A technique developed by University of Missouri Professor of Engineering Shubhra Gangopadhyay's group may make food contamination testing more rapid and accurate. The detection test also could accelerate warnings after bioterrorism attacks.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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Spanish INFINITEX project to develop functional, smart textiles

The goal of INFINITEX (the Spanish acronym for Research into New Functions and Incorporated Intelligence in Textiles) project is to provide a boost to a national value chain for working with high added value functional and intelligent fabrics, as well as increasing their functions performances in terms of protection and comfort.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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Ultra-thin transistors spread like butter on toast

Like spreading a thin layer of butter on toast, Cornell scientists have helped develop a novel process of spreading extremely thin organic transistors, and used synchrotron X-rays to watch how the films crystallize.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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A new twist for quantum systems

Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a method for precisely controlling quantum systems by exploiting a trick that helps cats to land on their feet and motorists to fit their cars into parking spots. In the longer run, the method could lead to the development of more reliable quantum computers.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2013

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