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Video: Nanoparticle transport in tumors

This video presents the barriers nanoparticles need to overcome to reach tumor cells and current strategies being considered in research labs to help them along the way.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012

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Scientists design a revolutionary data storage device

In the wake of the new devices and microprocessors developed by Intel (Ivy Bridge), UGR scientists are investigating alternative 3D A2RAM-based memories such as FinFET-ARAM and Trigate-ARAM patented in France and presented in the International Memory Workshop celebrated in May 2012 in Milan, Italy.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012

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Milestone for quantum communication

A team of researchers has succeeded in "entangling" an "artificial atom" and a light particle for the first time in a semi-conductor system. This is an important step on the road towards a new form of telecommunication based on quantum physics.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2012

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Metamaterials manipulate light on a microchip

Using a combination of the new tools of metamaterials and transformation optics, engineers at Penn State University have developed designs for miniaturized optical devices that can be used in chip-based optical integrated circuits, the equivalent of the integrated electronic circuits that make possible computers and cell phones.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2012

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Exploiting gold nanoparticles for cell manipulation

High-throughput biological devices rely on the transport, attachment and release of various entities in order to conduct millions of tests in a short period of time. A European study utilised nanoparticles made of gold to capture and manipulate living cells, with the ultimate goal to implement this technology in biomedical instrumentation.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2012

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Researchers disprove familiar scientific assumptions that could result in better materials design

In an unprecedented find, a research team including scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered that the three electronic and electrochemical properties having to do with the energy necessary for electrons and molecules to assemble or break apart are not always correlated. This lack of correlation is unexpected and suggests possible explanations for observed differences in organofluorine materials.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2012

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Electronics of nature's nano machines

A team from the University's Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins - the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature's very own nano machines.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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Nanodiamonds as revealing feed for microorganisms

Researchers have treated the protist microorganisms Paramecium caudatum and Tetrahymena thermophile as well as a murine macrophage cell line with nanodiamond particles in order to study the biocompatibility and the biolabeling properties of the nanomaterial.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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Scientists look to nanotechnologies to boost crop yields

Nanotechnologies that deliver fertilisers to plants offer promising ways of improving farm productivity while reducing the risk of water contamination. But the scientists behind a new Swiss-funded study caution that while the technology is still evolving, potential risks must be considered.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2012

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