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Researchers fold a protein within a protein

Sourced from the rapidly expanding field of synthetic biology, this protein-in-a-protein technology can improve functional protein yields by 100-fold and protect recombinant proteins from heat, harsh chemicals and proteolysis.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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Graphene water filter turns whisky clear

In the newly developed ultrathin membranes, graphene-oxide sheets are assembled in such a way that pinholes formed during the assembly are interconnected by graphene nanochannels, which produces an atomic-scale sieve allowing the large flow of solvents through the membrane.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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3...2...1...Launch! Graphene goes zero G!

After a long summer of hard work in the laboratories, researchers in the Graphene Flagship are ready for two experiments this week, testing graphene technologies for space-related applications in collaboration with the European Space Agency.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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Monopole current offers way to control magnets

Using numerical simulations, the group showed how a magnetic field could be used to control the properties of north and south poles, which are fractionalized from magnetic moments of electrons, on a frustrated magnet called a quantum spin ice.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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Semiconductors with an aligned interface

Researchers have determined the electronic characteristics of an interface between two wide bandgap semiconductors - an insight that will help improve the efficiency of light-emitting and high-power electronic devices.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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A simple soak for a solar tune-up

Researchers have developed a method that enhances the ability of colloidal quantum dot solar cells to convert the sun?s energy into electricity by altering the surface chemistry of their functional layers in a noninvasive way.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2017

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The end of 'Pump Fiction'

New basic insights into the workings of a biomolecular mechanism crucial to life: the calcium pumps in our cells.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2017

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A new nano-sized hexameric molecular capsule

Halonium ions used in this study, are well-known reaction intermediates and halogenating reagents in synthesis, but now they have been used as robust and stable structural units in molecular nanotechnology.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2017

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