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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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Plastic nanofibers made from waste cooking oil

Bioplastics that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics suitable for medical implants.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2012

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X-rays reveal spin waves in two-dimensional high-temperature superconductors

Physicists have revealed key quantum characteristics of high-temperature superconductors, demonstrating new experimental methods and breaking fundamental ground on these mysterious materials. In a surprising discovery, researchers found that the spin waves present in complete, three-dimensional samples survived all the way down to the atomic level.

Posted: Sep 3rd, 2012

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