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Electrons in motion

A European team of researchers has now developed a method that allows to observe the motions of electrons.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2010

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Smart nanomaterial could lead to glaucoma breakthrough

A 'smart' nanomaterial recently developed at the University of Dayton Research Institute for multi-purpose use in aircraft coatings, wind turbines and other large-scale commercial applications may also lead to a significant breakthrough in glaucoma treatment.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2010

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Nanopartikel schleusen Wirkstoff in Krebszellen ein

In enger Zusammenarbeit ist es drei Arbeitsgruppen der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) Muenchen und des Exzellenzclusters Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) gelungen, den Wirkstoff Colchicin in konzentrierter Form mit Hilfe von Nanopartikeln direkt in Zellen einzuschleusen.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2010

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There is nothing boring about watching paint dry

It turns out that watching paint dry might not be as boring as the old adage claims. A team led by Yale University researchers has come up with a new technique to study the mechanics of coatings as they dry and peel, and has discovered that the process is far from mundane.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2010

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Better displays ahead by vertically stacking electrowetting devices

Several e-reader products on the market today use electrophoretic displays, in which each pixel consists of microscopic capsules that contain black and white particles moving in opposite directions under the influence of an electric field. A serious drawback to this technology is that the screen image is closer to black-on-gray than black-on-white. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Nanoelectronics Laboratory are actively pursuing an alternative approach for low-power displays.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2010

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World's tiniest mirror

Just as the path of photons of light can be directed by a mirror, atoms possessing a magnetic moment can be controlled using a magnetic mirror. Research investigates the feasibility of using magnetic domain walls to direct and ultimately trap individual atoms in a cloud of ultracold atoms.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2010

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Buried silver nanoparticles improve organic transistors

Out of sight is not out of mind for a group of Hong Kong researchers who have demonstrated that burying a layer of silver nanoparticles improves the performance of their organic electronic devices without requiring complex processing.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2010

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Molecular design gains importance in medicine and environmental technology

Biomolecules such as peptides and nucleic acids can nowadays be synthesised relatively quickly and inexpensively. In addition, great progress has been made in the development of methods enabling the directed mutagenesis in microorganisms. These two developments have boosted the design of new, and the reorganisation of known, molecules.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2010

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