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Nanopore material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers have found that nanopores in the material molybdenum disulfide could sequence DNA more accurately, quickly and inexpensively than anything yet available.

Aug 13th, 2014

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New test reveals purity of graphene

Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.

Aug 13th, 2014

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Tattoo biobatteries produce power from sweat (w/video)

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration.

Aug 13th, 2014

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Flexible tapes from the nanoworld

Via direct coupling on a silver surface, scientists successfully formed dimers and short chains of porphine molecules without contaminating by-products.

Aug 13th, 2014

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