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Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes

Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results from studies on mice demonstrate the potential to reduce the energy uptake into the body and could lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes.

Oct 14th, 2020

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Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating

Researchers present a MOF coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices - a new thermal management method that could prevent electronics from overheating and keep them cooler compared to existing strategies.

Jan 22nd, 2020

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Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time

The reference particle captured light for a time exceeding 200 periods of one wave oscillation, 20-40 times longer than usual; this opens new perspectives in such areas as manufacturing compact sensors, night vision devices, and optical data transmission.

Jan 22nd, 2020

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Self-moisturising smart contact lenses

Researchers have developed a new type of smart contact lenses that can prevent dry eyes. The self-moisturising system maintains a layer of fluid between the contact lens and the eye using a novel mechanism.

Jan 22nd, 2020

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New self-assembled monolayer is resistant to air

Scientists have created self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) using buckyballs functionalized with 'tails' of ethylene glycol. These have all the properties of thiol SAMs but remain chemically unchanged for several weeks when exposed to air.

Jan 21st, 2020

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Let the europium shine brighter

A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices.

Jan 21st, 2020

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