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Uniform 'hairy' nanorods have potential energy, biomedical applications

Materials scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose backbone, the system relies on the growth of block copolymer 'arms' that help create a compartment to serve as a nanometer-scale chemical reactor. The outer blocks of the arms prevent aggregation of the nanorods.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2016

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Lowering the cost for surface patterning plastics

Researchers have developed a new way to simultaneously shape and surface treat plastic components. The new method can reduce the manufacturing cost of medical devices, such as diagnostic tools for various diseases.

Posted: Sep 15th, 2016

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Physicists develop new touchscreen technology

Physicists are at an advanced stage of developing alternative touchscreen technology to overcome the shortfall in the traditional display, phone and tablet material that relies on electrodes made from indium tin oxide (ITO).

Posted: Sep 14th, 2016

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Bundeskabinett beschliesst Aktionsplan Nanotechnologie 2020

Die vielfaeltigen Aktivitaeten zur Nanotechnologie werden ressortuebergreifend gebuendelt und auf die zentralen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen wie Klimawandel, Energiewende, Digitalisierung, Gesundheit, Mobilitaet und Industrie 4.0 ausgerichtet.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2016

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New principle for highly efficient optical device verified

Scientists have demonstrated that when a topological insulator - a material that conducts electricity on the surface but not in the interior - with magnetic properties is exposed to light, the angles of the rotation of light polarization driven by the magneto-optical effect show the universal values determined by quantum mechanics.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2016

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Pop science: Engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling

Engineers happen upon a way to stop the movement of the colorful eddies on the surface of soap bubbles. The results are works of art that could lead to stable engineered foams for medical treatments, personal products and food.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2016

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