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Nanomedicine: "Russian doll" polymer vesicles mimic cell structure

Researchers in France have recently encapsulated nanovesicles within slightly larger vesicles. This "Russian doll" structure mimics the organization of cell compartments. Reproducing it is a first major step towards triggering controlled reactions within the structure of the cell.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2012

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No future without scarce metals

Empa researchers and representatives from industry explained at the "Technology Briefing" why scarce metals are essential for many key technologies and how an impending scarcity might be avoided.

Posted: Jan 31st, 2012

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Reducing ion exchange particles to nano-size shows big potential

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory have successfully shown that they can replace useful little particles of monosodium titanate with even tinier nano-sized particles, making them even more useful for a variety of applications.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2012

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