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A nano twist makes for better steel

Researchers have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique could produce steel that performs better in a number of structural applications.

Apr 8th, 2014

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Expanding particles to engineer defects

Materials scientists have long known that introducing defects into three-dimensional materials can improve their mechanical and electronic properties. Now a new study finds how defects affect two-dimensional crystalline structures, and the results hold information for designing new materials.

Apr 8th, 2014

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Scientists disagree on responsible research

New research reveals that the scientists place great emphasis on behaving responsibly; they just disagree on what social responsibility in science entails. Responsibility is, in other words, a matter of perspective.

Apr 8th, 2014

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Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion

Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire.

Apr 8th, 2014

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Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide

Researchers have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide - a highly sought semiconductor that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.

Apr 8th, 2014

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The role of magnetic nanoparticles in breast cancer treatment

This evolving treatment approach involves the injection of nanoparticles into the tumor, which are then activated with magnetic energy. Once activated the nanoparticles produce heat inside the cancer cell. The heat kills the cancer cell with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.

Apr 8th, 2014

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Gold nanorods attach to, kill bladder cancer cells

Bladder cancer cells overexpress the protein EGFR; gold nanorods can be engineered to attach to EGFR proteins; and then the application of low-intensity laser to the tissue can preferentially heat these gold nanorods, killing the EGFR-rich cancer cells to which they are attached.

Apr 8th, 2014

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