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The artificial finger

European researchers of the projects NanoBioTact and NanoBioTouch delve deep into the mysteries of touch and have developed the first sensitive artificial finger.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2012

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'Loops of light' promising for optical detection of individual molecules

KU Leuven researcher Ventsislav Valev and an international team of colleagues have developed a new method for manipulating light at the nanoscale in order to optically detect single molecules. By shining circularly polarised light on a gold, square-ring shaped nanostructure, the researchers were able to 'activate' the entire surface of the nanostructure, thereby significantly increasing the opportunity for interaction with molecules.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2012

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Researchers use X-ray imaging to observe running batteries in action

Using high-power X-ray imaging of an actual working battery, a Stanford-SLAC team discovered that sulfur particles in the cathode largely remain intact during discharge. Their results could help scientists find new ways to develop commercially viable lithium-sulfur batteries for electric vehicles.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2012

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Scientists mimic nature's vital potassium ion channel

An international team of scientists, including chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has created what is in effect a nanoscale sieve that is very selective in what it will allow to pass through -- and performs in much the same way as the potassium ion channels that are vital components of virtually all living cells.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2012

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Nano-Experten aus aller Welt in Dresden

Mehr als 200 Forscher aus der ganzen Welt diskutieren im Internationalen Congress Center Dresden über neueste Entwicklungen und Ergebnisse auf den Gebieten Nano-Strukturen und Nano-Bauelemente.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2012

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Latest in silicon photonics, advanced materials and nanophotonics to be featured at IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 International Group IV Photonics Conference

The IEEE Photonics Society's 2012 International Group IV Photonics Conference is a single-track conference that will feature presentations focused on silicon photonics integration, applications and manufacturing technology; photonic devices and nanostructures; as well as advanced materials and fabrication technologies.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2012

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