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Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting

Seven years ago, when white-light quantum dots were discovered accidentally in a Vanderbilt chemistry lab, their efficiency was too low for commercial applications and several experts predicted that it would be impossible to raise it to practical levels. Today, however, Vanderbilt researchers have proven those predictions wrong by reporting that they have successfully boosted the fluorescent efficiency of these nanocrystals from an original level of three percent to as high as 45 percent.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Life scientists unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises

This mirror-image phenomenon - known as chirality or "handedness" - has captured the imagination of a UCLA research group led by Thomas G. Mason, a professor of chemistry and physics and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Researchers give drug dropouts a second chance

A cross-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Maryland has designed a molecular container that can hold drug molecules and increase their solubility, in one case up to nearly 3000 times. Their discovery opens the possibility of rehabilitating drug candidates that were insufficiently soluble.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Not your grandma's quilt

Researchers develop technique to keep cool high-power semiconductor devices used in wireless applications, traffic lights and electric cars.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Nanostructuring metamaterial leads to new material class

A research team lead by Professor Martin Wegener at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has succeeded in realizing a new material class through the manufacturing of a stable crystalline metafluid, a pentamode metamaterial. Using new nanostructuring methods, these materials can now be realized for the first time with any conceivable mechanical properties.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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InnoMateria Award - Werkstoff-Innovationen auf hohem Niveau

Die Innovationskraft der Werkstoffspezialisten in Deutschland ist ungebrochen. Das belegt die ausgesprochen hohe Qualitaet der Einreichungen zum InnoMateria Award. Mit dem InnoMateria Award werden herausragende Projekte ausgezeichnet, die mit praxisnahen Werkstoffentwicklungen innovative Produkte fuer Mobilitaet und Energie ermoeglichen.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Another study points to sunscreen material's skin cancer risk

Cell toxicity studies suggest that when exposed to sunlight, zinc oxide, a common ingredient in sunscreens, undergoes a chemical reaction that may release unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals seek to bond with other molecules, but in the process, they can damage cells or the DNA contained within those cells. This in turn could increase the risk of skin cancer.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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Billard game in an atom

Physicists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics trace the double ionization of argon atoms on attosecond time scales.

Posted: May 8th, 2012

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