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Nanoframe of mind

Researchers converted platinum-nickel polyhedra into bare frames that had a much richer platinum content.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2014

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Nasty nanoinjectors pose a new target for antibiotic research

If you've ever suffered the misery of food poisoning from a bacterium like Shigella or Salmonella, then your cells have been on the receiving end of 'nanoinjectors' - microscopic spikes made from proteins through which pathogens secrete effector proteins into human host cells, causing infection.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2014

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Dentistry and bioactive glass

Bioactive glasses have found a wide range of medical and dental applications and are currently used as bone grafts, scaffolds and coating material for dental implants.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2014

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An exotic phase to manipulate spin

The experimental detection of an important quantum phenomenon in a semiconductor could lead to improved control of electron spin and the development of practical spintronics.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2014

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Atomically thick metal membranes

For the first time researchers have shown that freestanding metal membranes consisting of a single layer of atoms can be stable under ambient conditions.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2014

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Roomy cages built from DNA (w/video)

Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The structures are some of the largest and most complex structures ever constructed solely from DNA.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2014

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