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Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

Researchers have developed a method that kills cancer cells using nanoparticles and lasers. The treatment has been tested on mice and it has been demonstrated that the cancer tumors are considerably damaged.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2016

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Chemists create vitamin-driven battery

A team of chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived unit, paving the way for cheaper consumer electronics that are easier on the environment.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2016

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Magnetic atoms arranged in neat rows

Physicists have successfully created one-dimensional magnetic atom chains for the first time. Their break-through provides a model system for basic research in areas such as magnetic data storage, as well as in chemistry.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2016

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Ultracompact photodetector

Researchers have now developed a novel type of photodetector that needs far less space than conventional ones. The component has a base area of less than one millionth of a square millimeter without the data transmission rate being affected adversely.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016

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Proton pinball on the catalyst

Thanks to a reaction that resembles a sort of proton pinball game, a thin layer of moisture on the surface of a catalysts can improve the efficiency of fuel cells, devices used to transform chemical energy directly into electricity without releasing greenhouse gases in emissions.

Posted: Aug 2nd, 2016

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