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Magnetic sponge

A flexible network of magnetic nanoparticles reversibly absorbs and desorbs guest molecules in response to an external magnetic field

Oct 3rd, 2011

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New method for single-cell analysis may improve cancer treatment

A collaboration between Danish and American researchers has resulted in the development of a new method that enables the measurement of enzyme activities in individual human cells. This method can be used to measure how cell-to-cell variation in tumours affects the overall response to chemotherapy and thus clarify some of the molecular causes of the chemo-resistance often seen in cancer patients.

Sep 30th, 2011

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Abrupt escape from flatness

At first glance, it seems as if billions of lead atoms have mysteriously disappeared. When exposed to heat, a layer of lead coated onto a nickel surface becomes almost invisible from one moment to the next. In reality, the slightest disturbance causes these atoms to suddenly switch from a broad "flat pancake" shape to a compact hemisphere.

Sep 29th, 2011

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Hydrogen released to fuel cell more quickly when stored in metal nanoparticles

Researchers from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands have demonstrated that the size of a metal alloy nanoparticle influences the speed with which hydrogen gas is released when stored in a metal hydride. The smaller the size of the nanoparticle, the greater the speed at which the hydrogen gas makes its way to the fuel cell.

Sep 29th, 2011

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Nanotechnologie als Wachstumsmotor der Zukunft

Auf der Tagung "Nanotechnologie in Forschung und Anwendung - Ein Update fuer Entscheider und Interessierte" der Aktionslinie Hessen-Nanotech des Hessischen Wirtschaftsministeriums wurde das Potenzial der Nanotechnologie fuer Fortschritt und Wirtschaft in Hessen deutlich.

Sep 29th, 2011

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Peers honor top materials scientists, engineers

ASM International will bestow its most prestigious honors upon 15 leaders in materials science and engineering at MS+T 2011, the Materials Science and Technology conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 18. The awards recognize lifetime achievement or breakthroughs in understanding and use of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers and nanomaterials.

Sep 29th, 2011

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