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Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis

Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous theoretical evidence of quantum effects in photosynthesis.

Jan 9th, 2014

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Engineers make world's fastest organic transistor, herald new generation of see-through electronics

Researchers have produced the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology could achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices. For years engineers have been trying to use inexpensive, carbon-rich molecules and plastics to create organic semiconductors that can approximate the performance of costlier technologies based on silicon.

Jan 8th, 2014

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Eye-catching electronics

Researchers are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent sensors that are literally easy on the eye.

Jan 8th, 2014

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Aligning nanofibers with classical music

Can molecules or molecular assemblies interact physically with the sound vibrations of music? Japanese researchers have now revealed their physical interaction. When classical music was playing, a designed supramolecular nanofiber in a solution dynamically aligned in harmony with the sound of music.

Jan 8th, 2014

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Prototype nanomedicine vaccine arms the immune system to fight cancer

Neuroblastoma, the third most common pediatric cancer, causes nerve cells to turn into tumors. The prototype vaccine uses a unique combination of nanotechnology and immunology to 'raise an army' of tumor-hunting immune cells, equip them to attack neuroblastoma, and leave them ready to reactivate if the cancer returns.

Jan 8th, 2014

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New Computer Aided Design solutions to reduce cost and time to market of high performance energy efficient nanoelectronics

Enabling fast and effective design of new transistors for high performance electronics with greatly reduced power consumption. This is the ambitious objective that a unique multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from five European countries will pursue in the next three years in the framework of the EC funded project III-V-MOS 'Technology CAD for III-V Semiconductor-based MOSFETs'.

Jan 8th, 2014

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Ein Hauch von Elektronik

ETH-Forscher entwickeln Elektronikbauteile, die dünner und biegsamer sind als bisherige. Sie können sich gar um ein einzelnes Haar herumlegen, ohne dass die Elektronik Schaden nimmt.

Jan 8th, 2014

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On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles

University of Washington engineers hope a new type of vaccine they have shown to work in mice will one day make it cheaper and easy to manufacture on-demand vaccines for humans. Immunizations could be administered within minutes where and when a disease is breaking out.

Jan 7th, 2014

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Inverse design: New route to design a practical invisibility cloak

Invisibility has become a scientific possibility with the emergence of metamaterials and transformation optics in the past few years. A recent paper reviewed design methodologies and experimental developments of the invisibility cloak from a practical perspective. The recent transition from a forward cloaking design to inverse cloaking design was also addressed.

Jan 7th, 2014

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Nanoplasmonics: Towards efficient light harvesting

Recently, the emergence of a design strategy called transformation optics has provided a completely new way to control light on all length scales, opening new doors to many unprecedented optical functions. A new paper has reviewed the recent progress made using this revolutionary technology in the design of efficient plasmonic light-harvesting devices.

Jan 7th, 2014

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