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'Cornell dots' make the world's tiniest laser

Researchers have modified nanoparticles known as 'Cornell dots' to make the world's tiniest laser - so small it could be incorporated into microchips to serve as a light source for photonic circuits.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2009

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'Electronic tongue' with a taste for sweets

In a new approach to an effective 'electronic tongue' that mimics human taste, scientists in Illinois are reporting development of a small, inexpensive, lab-on-a-chip sensor that quickly and accurately identifies sweetness.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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Flat bacteria in nanoslits

It appears that bacteria can squeeze through practically anything. In extremely small nanoslits they take on a completely new flat shape. Even in this squashed form they continue to grow and divide at normal speeds.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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Researcher says microchannels could advance tissue engineering methods

Utilizing fractal patterns similar to those created by lightning strikes, Victor Ugaz, associate professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A+M University, has created a network of microchannels that could advance the field of tissue engineering by serving as a three-dimensional vasculature for the support of larger tissue constructs, such as human organs.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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Carbon nanocapsules for drug and energy storage

Two nanoscale devices recently reported by University of Pittsburgh researchers in two separate journals harness the potential of carbon nanomaterials to enhance technologies for drug or imaging agent delivery and energy storage systems, in one case, and, in the other, bolster the sensitivity of oxygen sensors essential in confined settings, from mines to spacecrafts.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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Geschmolzene Proteine

Ein Team von der University of Bristol und dem Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kolloid- und Grenzflaechenforschung in Golm hat es jetzt erstmals geschafft, ein Protein ohne Zuhilfenahme eines Loesungsmittels zu verfluessigen.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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Decorated carbon nanotubes with unique oxygen sensitivity

U.S. researchers have created tiny oxygen-sensing devices made from carbon nanotubes. They say the devices demonstrate the potential application of nanotechnology in low power, wearable gas sensors and could benefit those working in confined spaces where monitoring of oxygen concentrations is essential for survival.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2009

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