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No nano-dust danger from facade paint

After 42 months the EU research project NanoHouse has ended, and the verdict is a cautious 'all clear' - nanoparticles in the paint used on building facades do not represent a particular health risk.

Jan 13th, 2014

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Towards perfect control of light waves

Researchers have constructed a detector, which provides a detailed picture of the waveforms of femtosecond laser pulses. Knowledge of the exact waveform of these pulses enables scientists to reproducibly generate light flashes that are a thousand times shorter - lasting only for attoseconds - and can be used to study ultrafast processes at the molecular and atomic levels.

Jan 13th, 2014

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Using micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Researchers have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large windmills are not preferred.

Jan 10th, 2014

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'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, Duke University researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over distances much larger than the size of the transmitter and receiver.

Jan 10th, 2014

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Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 3rd edition

With its original publication, the Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology immediately became the reference against which all other nano references are measured. Continuing to cover the field as no other resource, the Third Edition describes the fundamentals and advancements of nano-materials, -structures, -devices, and -systems with a broad range of applications to assist readers in mastering the biological, engineering, physical, and technological aspects.

Jan 10th, 2014

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A nanotechnology formulation for glaucoma

Researchers have developed a nanocarrier with the capability of sustained release for ocular indications. Specifically, the developed nanocarrier demonstrated sustained efficacy and proved to be well tolerated in a diseased nonhuman primate model, making it a prime sustained-release nanomedicine candidate for glaucoma therapy.

Jan 10th, 2014

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Peering into interfacial water

New work opens up the possibility of determining the detailed topology of H-bonded networks at water/solid interfaces with atomic precision, which is only possible through theoretical simulations in the past.

Jan 10th, 2014

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Researchers succeed in making a graphene structure with a 3D strutted framework

A research group of the NIMS International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) succeeded for the first time in the world in making products with a structure wherein ultrathin graphene is glued to a 3D strutted framework. This was achieved by a novel and unique method inspired by the blown sugar art, which can be called the 'chemical blowing method'.

Jan 10th, 2014

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New study helps lay out theory for metamaterials that act as an analog computer

A new study shows that metamaterials can be designed to do "photonic calculus" as a light wave goes through them. A light wave, when described in terms of space and time, has a profile that can be thought of as a curve on a Cartesian plane. This theoretical material can perform a specific mathematical operation on that wave's profile, such as finding its derivative, as the light wave passes through the material.

Jan 9th, 2014

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