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Symposium presentation on molecular orientation of electrospun fibers using nanoscale IR spectroscopy

Anasys Instruments, the company that pioneered nanoscale thermal analysis and nanoscale IR spectroscopy using an AFM, is pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Chase is presenting an invited talk entitled "Structure and Orientation in Electrospun Nanofibers", at the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference, as part of the Organized Contributed Session on Analytical Applications of Broadly Tunable Lasers.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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More effective method of imaging proteins

Using a unique facility in the U.S., researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found a more effective way of imaging proteins. The next step is to film how proteins work - at molecular level.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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SPIE co-sponsors ICTP Winter College on nano-optics and plasmonics

The important topics of nano-optics and plasmonics occupied students and faculty at the recent 2012 Winter College on Optics at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is among eight organizations that co-sponsor the annual event and other ICTP programs to meet the needs of students and scientists in developing countries.

Posted: Mar 6th, 2012

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New research advances understanding of energy storage mechanisms

An international team of materials researchers has given the engineering world a better look at the inner functions of the electrodes of supercapacitors - the low-cost, lightweight energy storage devices used in many electronics, transportation and many other applications.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2012

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'Premium vectors' for the life sciences: Magnetic nanoparticles

Positively charged star polymers containing a magnetic core are particularly suitable as DNA-delivery vectors. They show extremely high gene transfer efficiency and afterwards enable the quick and simple separation of the transfected cells from the transfection pool.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2012

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Spider silk conducts heat as well as metals

Researchers discovered that spider silks - particularly the draglines that anchor webs in place - conduct heat better than most materials, including very good conductors such as silicon, aluminum and pure iron. Spider silk also conducts heat 1,000 times better than woven silkworm silk and 800 times better than other organic tissues.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2012

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Unraveling biological networks

A new approach to disentangling the complexities of biological networks, such as the way in which proteins interact in our body's cells has been developed by researchers in China.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2012

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