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German authorities update their joint research strategy 'Nanotechnology - health and environmental risks of nanomaterials'

The joint research strategy is part of the action plan Nanotechnology 2020 of the Federal Government passed by the Federal Cabinet on 14 September 2016. At the heart of the joint research strategy are testing methods and concepts for the characterisation and assessment of health and environmental risks which must be adapted and tested for new materials.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Watching molecular machines at work

A new technology makes it possible to test how complex molecules function by manipulating them systematically. Add to this a new electron microscopy technique that brings resolution down to the atomic level - and indeed scientists are now able to directly look at these machines.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Edible nanocoating increases life of foods

In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly cut foods.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Bending semiconductors generates electricity

The phenomenon, called flexoelectricity, arises from the redistribution of atoms and electrons in a material when it is bent. This redistribution of charges can be used to generate an electrical current. It was already known that insulating materials can be flexoelectric.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Scientists describe the path to developing a new class of artificial muscles made from highly twisted fibers of various materials, ranging from exotic carbon nanotubes to ordinary nylon thread and polymer fishing line.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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