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Sorting water molecules

Not all water is equal - at least not at the molecular level. There are two versions of the water molecule, para and ortho water, in which the spin states of the hydrogen nuclei are different. Researchers have now reported the successful separation of the two forms.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2014

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Deutsche Nanoforschung im Dornröschenschlaf

Von 0 auf 100 und wieder zurück - so lässt sich der Hype um die Nanotechnologie in Deutschland beschreiben. Während die neuen Materialien in asiatischen Ländern nach wie vor intensiv beforscht werden, lässt die Nano-Euphorie in Deutschland nach

Posted: Sep 18th, 2014

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Twisted graphene chills out

When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, researchers have shown.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2014

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Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners

For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of 'bad' biofilms around, researchers see biofilms as a robust new platform for designer nanomaterials that could clean up polluted rivers, manufacture pharmaceutical products, fabricate new textiles, and more.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2014

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'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing

It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, electronic hearing protectors and communication devices.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2014

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