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Scientists use nanotechnology to grow living E.coli bacteria into very different shapes: squares, triangles, circles

Scientists have found a way to use nanotechnology to grow living E.coli bacteria into very different shapes: squares, triangles, circles, and even as letters. They also managed to grow supersized E.coli with a volume thirty times larger than normal. These living oddly-shaped bacteria allow studies of the internal distribution of proteins and DNA in entirely new ways.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2015

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Pimp up my nacre

Hydrogen bonds in the polymer phase boost important properties of nacre mimetics.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2015

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Soft core, hard shell - the latest in nanotechnology

Medical science is placing high hopes on nanoparticles as in future they could be used, for example, as a vehicle for targeted drug delivery. An international team of researchers has for the first time succeeded in assaying the stability of these particles and their distribution within the body. Their results show that a lot of research is still needed in this field.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2015

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Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks - an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.

Posted: Jun 19th, 2015

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