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Success in reduction of frictional force using the piezoelectric effect

Researchers have discovered that zinc oxide coatings possess low frictional characteristics under all environments in the atmosphere, vacuum, and oil when their crystal orientation is skillfully controlled. This research also revealed that such coatings have a mysterious property, unlike that under normally conditions, in which the friction coefficient decreases as the load increases in oil.

Oct 4th, 2010

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DNA art imitates life: Construction of a nanoscale Mobius strip

Scientists at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University's and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, led by Hao Yan and Yan Liu, have reproduced the enigmatic Mobius strip on a remarkably tiny scale, joining up braid-like segments of DNA to create Mobius structures measuring just 50 nanometers across - roughly the width of a virus particle.

Oct 4th, 2010

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Innovative X-ray microscope allows for non-destructive view into microchips

Using a new X-ray-microscope that has been developed at the Institute for Structure Physics at Technical University of Dresden, in cooperation with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, it is now possible to examine smaller structures within microchips without having to prepare the chip in any way.

Oct 4th, 2010

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A tunable, cloaked, system to kill tumors from inside

Researchers led by University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Vincent Rotello have demonstrated that they can deliver a dormant toxin into a specific site such as a tumor for anti-cancer therapy, then chemically trigger the toxin to de-cloak and attack from within.

Oct 4th, 2010

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Rochester Institute of Technology receives $13.1m grant to construct sustainability research facility

Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assist in construction of a new green facility that will house the university's Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building will serve as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provide a state-of-the-art showcase for green construction and design.

Oct 3rd, 2010

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NIH award supports tissue regeneration research

The director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, has announced that Pak Kin Wong, UA professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and a BIO5 Institute member, has won a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Oct 2nd, 2010

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