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Chemists created nanoparticles for safe imaging of tumors

Chemists have created biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels damaged by heart attack or stroke. The particles are made of hafnium oxide that is allowed for intravenous injection, and doped with ions of rare earth metals.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Quantum dots illuminate transport within the cell

Biophysicists have developed a strategy for using light-emitting nanocrystals as a marker in living cells. By recording the movements of these quantum dots, they can clarify the structure and dynamics of the cytoskeleton.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

A recently launched research project aims to develop a biocomputer based on highly efficient molecular motors that will use a fraction of the energy of existing computers, and that can tackle problems where many solutions need to be explored simultaneously.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Special nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys

Researchers have produced special nanopowders, which are used as modifying additives in the production of aluminum alloys. This method will significantly improve the operational properties of the foundry products, and reduce the energy costs for its final processing.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

Researchers have succeeded in developing a complex molecular motor that can work in one direction and its opposite. The system can even be controlled precisely, in the same way as a gearbox.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics

In a new paper, scientists describe a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a few atoms wide.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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