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Scientists work to improve the lifecycle of materials (w/video)

When most living creatures get hurt, they can self-heal and recover from the injury. But, when damage occurs to inanimate objects, they don't have that same ability and typically either lose functionality or have their useful lifecycle reduced. Researchers are working to change that.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2016

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Natural kill cell technology to stop cancer gets licensed (w/video)

Our bodies contain Natural Killer (cells - an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. A researcher has created a nanoparticle that increases the number of these killers 10,000-fold in the lab and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that is expected to accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2016

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Getting nanoparticle catalysts into shape

A newly funded project plans to gain new insights into the catalytic abilities of nanoparticles, particularly how the size, shape and chemical state of the particles change during a catalytic reaction.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2016

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New cheap and simple mass production technique for graphene

A team of engineers has developed a new method for creating entire device arrays directly on the copper substrates used for the commercial manufacture of graphene. Complete and fully-functional devices can then be transferred to a substrate of choice, such as silicon, plastics or even textiles.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2016

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