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Glass for battery electrodes

Chemists and materials scientists have developed a type of glass that can be used as an electrode material in lithium-ion batteries - likely making a vast improvement in these batteries' capacity and energy density.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2015

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Extra-short nanowires best for brain

If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain - either for research purposes or to treat diseases - it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less irritating for the brain tissue. However, the nanowires must not exceed a certain length, according to new research.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2015

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Going with the flow

A new study carefully examines the relationships between self-motile and passive or inert agents to determine possibility of creating fully synthetic systems by looking into examples of biology interacting with mechanical mechanisms.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2015

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Nanoengineers develop temporary tattoo to monitor glucose levels

Nanoengineers have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2015

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