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Synthetic membrane channels built with DNA nanotechnology

Researchers have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through DNA nanotechnology. This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2012

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Nanoscale 'rainbows' could lead to improved solar cells and TV screens

New research at King's College London may lead to improved solar cells and LED-displays. Researchers from the Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group at King's, led by Professor Anatoly Zayats in the Department of Physics have demonstrated in detail how to separate colours and create 'rainbows' using nanoscale structures on a metal surface.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2012

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Researchers unveil super-efficient solar-energy nanotechnology

Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2012

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