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Nanoparticle-treated fibers clean dye-polluted waters

A cheap and simple process using natural fibers embedded with nanoparticles can almost completely rid water of harmful textile dyes in minutes, report Cornell and Colombian researchers who worked with native Colombian plant fibers.

Sep 18th, 2013

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Triboelectric nanogenerator harvests wind energy

Researchers report a triboelectric nanogenerator that plays dual roles as a sustainable power source by harvesting wind energy and as a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.

Sep 18th, 2013

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Smaller than small: Why we measure the space between atoms

Scientists measure the infinitesimally small shifts in the positions of atoms to electrical forces. Measuring small is challenging, but rewarding. By measuring things this small, we unlock hidden secrets that will advance a host of different electronic devices.

Sep 18th, 2013

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Alexander Balandin wins medal for graphene research

A University of California, Riverside electrical engineering professor will receive the 2013 MRS Medal for his work on thermal properties of graphene, a single atomic plane of carbon atoms, and development of a new materials characterization technique.

Sep 17th, 2013

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Team wins second $10 million award for research in molecular programming

During the past century, programmable technologies evolved from spinning gears and vacuum tubes to transistors and microchips. Now, a group of Caltech researchers and their colleagues at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and UC San Francisco are exploring how biologically important molecules - like DNA, RNA, and proteins - could be the next generation of programmable devices.

Sep 17th, 2013

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