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Conflicting opinions about the risks of antibacterial silver

Silver is used increasingly often as a bacterial agent in clothing and hygiene products, but there are conflicting opinions as to its effects on people and the environment. According to researchers at Chalmers and Gothenburg University, the use of environmental assessment methods could clarify the points of this debate.

Jan 31st, 2014

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Quicker method paves the way for atomic-level design

A new X-ray method will enable the development of more efficient catalysts. The method opens up new opportunities to work on atomic level in a number of areas of materials science. Researchers from Lund University are among those behind the new method.

Jan 31st, 2014

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Researchers time plasmon-generated electrons moving from nanorods to graphene

Plasmonic nanoparticles developed at Rice University are becoming known for their ability to turn light into heat, but how to use them to generate electricity is not nearly as well understood. Scientists at Rice are working on that, too. They suggest that the extraction of electrons generated by surface plasmons in metal nanoparticles may be optimized.

Jan 30th, 2014

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Nanotechnology in a nutshell: From simple to complex systems

A new high-level book for professionals providing an overview of nanotechnologies now and their applications in a broad variety of fields, including information and communication technologies, environmental sciences and engineering, societal life, and medicine, with provision of customized treatments.

Jan 30th, 2014

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A disk brake for molecules

Using centrifugal force to decelerate particles creates new opportunities for chemistry and quantum information processing.

Jan 30th, 2014

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Scientists discover long-awaited synthetic particle

Researchers at Aalto University and Amherst College have now created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under laboratory conditions. These observations lay the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole - the detection of which would be a revolutionary event comparable to the discovery of the electron.

Jan 30th, 2014

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Cell membrane model studied as future diagnostic tool

Researchers have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a simplified cell membrane to accurately detect and measure a protein associated with a serious gynecological disease, bacterial vaginosis, at extraordinarily low concentrations. The work illustrates how the artificial membrane could be used to improve disease diagnosis.

Jan 29th, 2014

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