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Interfaces provide new control over oxides' electronic properties

By combining two sophisticated experimental tools - oxide molecular beam expitaxy and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy - researchers have gained the first insights into quantum interactions in transition metal oxide superlattices, which are artificial stacked layers of alternating materials, each just a few atoms thick.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2012

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Realizing the promise of RNA nanotechnology for new drug development

The use of RNA in nanotechnology applications is highly promising for many applications, including the development of new therapeutic compounds. Key technical challenges remain, though, and the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of RNA molecules in nanotechnology approaches are presented in a review article in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2012

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Spinach power boosts biohybrid solar cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a way to combine the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion that produces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous 'biohybrid' solar cells.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2012

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Nanoscale biosensor measures glucose without needle pricks

Pricking a finger everyday is just part of everyday life for many diabetes patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. The linchpin is a biosensor engineered by Fraunhofer researchers: A tiny chip combines measurement and digital analysis - and can be radioed to a mobile device.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2012

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'Magic carpet' could help prevent falls

A 'magic carpet' which can immediately detect when someone has fallen and can help to predict mobility problems has been demonstrated by University of Manchester scientists.

Posted: Sep 4th, 2012

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Thailand's NANOTEC signs Centre of Excellent (phase 2) agreement

NANOTEC and 8 universities signed the Center of Excellence (CoE) Agreement (Phase 2) on August 29 at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok. The CoE Agreement (Phase 2) represents another milestone on the progress of nanotechnology development in Thailand.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2012

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