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Nanotechnology-based sensor identifies scent of melanoma

According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, odors from human skin cells can be used to identify melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In addition to detecting a unique odor signature associated with melanoma cells, the researchers also demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based sensor could reliably differentiate melanoma cells from normal skin cells.

Jun 13th, 2013

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Nanoparticle opens the door to clean-energy alternatives

Cheaper clean-energy technologies could be made possible thanks to a new discovery. Researchers have found that an important chemical reaction that generates hydrogen from water is effectively triggered - or catalyzed - by a nanoparticle composed of nickel and phosphorus, two inexpensive elements that are abundant on Earth.

Jun 13th, 2013

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Imec showcases innovation in RRAM research at VLSI Technology Symposium

At this week's VLSI 2013 Technology Symposium 2013 (Kyoto, Japan, June 11-13, 2013), imec presented important findings increasing the understanding into the stochastic nature of Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) operation. Imec's results are crucial steps forward to enable reliable implementation of the memory concept.

Jun 13th, 2013

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Quantum gas in a laser cage: The Koerber European Science Prize 2013 goes to Immanuel Bloch

The German physicist is to be honoured for his groundbreaking work in the field of quantum simulation with ultracold atoms. In his experiments, Bloch creates microscopic 'light crystals' from laser beams in whose optical lattices ultracold atoms are trapped. This quantum simulator serves as a model for the examination of fundamental quantum mechanics processes in materials such as metals.

Jun 13th, 2013

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DNA brings materials to life

DNA-coated colloids have been used to create novel self-assembling materials in a breakthrough experiment by EPFL and University of Cambridge scientists.

Jun 13th, 2013

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Light-carved 'nano-volcanoes' hold promise for drug delivery

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating "nano-volcanoes" by shining various colors of light through a nanoscale "crystal ball" made of a synthetic polymer. These nano-volcanoes can store precise amounts of other materials and hold promise for new drug-delivery technologies.

Jun 13th, 2013

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