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Bottle-brush design enhances cellular imaging

With the gadget's unique design as inspiration, researchers now report the development of bottle-brush nanotags that can contain thousands of fluorophores, greatly enhancing the detection and analysis of cells.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2015

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The complexity of modeling

In recent years, advances in materials synthesis techniques have enabled scientists to produce increasingly complex functional materials with enhanced or novel macroscopic properties.

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2015

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Nanotweezer is new tool to create advanced plasmonic technologies

A new type of 'nanotweezer' capable of positioning tiny objects quickly and accurately and freezing them in place could enable improved nanoscale sensing methods and aid research to manufacture advanced technologies such as quantum computers and ultra-high-resolution displays.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2015

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Researchers show how new hydrogel can facilitate microsurgery

Skillful surgeons can do amazing things in extremely small places, but finding better ways to suture tiny blood vessels has been an ongoing challenge for even the best. In new work, researchers show how a new peptide-based hydrogel could one day make that reconnection process easier to perform and less likely to fail.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2015

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Carbon nanotube catalysts for converting CO2 to CO

Converting solar or wind into carbon-based fossil fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide - which can be dragged out of the air - it's as green as it gets. The technology that makes it economically feasible isn't available yet, but a recently published paper presents nice step forward in the effort to not just sequester CO2, but turn it into a useful fuel that is part of a carbon-neutral future.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2015

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