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October 14, 2015
New design rule brings nature-inspired nanostructures one step closer
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 08, 2015
Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature's proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic materials. These microscopic widgets could be customized into incredibly sensitive chemical detectors or long-lasting catalysts, to name a few possible applications. But as with any craft that requires extreme precision, researchers must first learn how to finesse the materials they'll use to build these structures. A discovery by scientists from the Departme ... read more
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Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways
Physicists at Umea University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in m ... more

Developing a nanoscale 'clutch'
A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations - necessary for the creation of a tiny 'clutch' operating at the nanoscale - has been ass ... more

Pirouetting in the spotlight
Scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room ... more
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Nanocellulose materials by design
Theoretically, nanocellulose could be the next hot supermaterial. A class of biological materials found within numerous natural systems, most notably trees, cellulose nanocrystals have captured rese ... more


Smaller is better for nanotube analysis
In a great example of "less is more," Rice University scientists have developed a powerful method to analyze carbon nanotubes in solution. The researchers' variance spectroscopy technique zoom ... more
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New 'greener' way to assemble materials for solar applications
The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents t ... more

Nanostructures for contactless control
Chemists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristaet (LMU) in Munich have fabricated a novel nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes color in response to moisture. The new material could form the basis ... more
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Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse

Yellow River sediment offers insight into climate history

Could 'The Day After Tomorrow' happen?

Threat posed by 'pollen thief' bees uncovered

Sea turtles face plastic pollution peril

Horn of Africa drying ever faster as climate warms

Paleoclimate researchers find connection between carbon cycles, trends


Scientists build wrench 1.7 nanometers wide
Hold up your two hands. They are identical in structure, but mirror opposites. No matter how hard you try, they can't be superimposed onto each other. Or, as chemists would say, they have "chirality ... more

Standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons
More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electr ... more

Physicists defy conventional wisdom to identify ferroelectric material
A team of physicists has defied conventional wisdom by inducing stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate only a few nanometers thick. The discovery could open new pathways to find ne ... more
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Nano-trapped molecules are potential path to quantum devices
Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution instruments. In a paper publ ... more

Nanoelectronics could get a boost from carbon research
The smallest of electronics could one day have the ability to turn on and off on an atomic scale. Lawrence Livermore scientists have investigated a way to create linear chains of carbon atoms ... more
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Iran tests new long-range missile

ULA launches spysat for NRO

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Vanishing Acts: A Call for Disappearing Delivery Vehicles

James named new principal DOD space advisor

US Spends $1Bln Annually Protecting Vulnerable Space-Based Assets


Nano-dunes with the ion beam
Many semiconductor devices in modern technology - from integrated circuits to solar cells and LEDs - are based on nanostructures. Producing arrays of regular nanostructures usually requires substant ... more

Science provides new way to peer into pores
Rice University scientists led a project to "see" and measure the space in porous materials, even if that space is too small or fragile for traditional microscopes. The Rice lab of chemist Chr ... more

Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits
Individual transistors made from carbon nanotubes are faster and more energy efficient than those made from other materials. Going from a single transistor to an integrated circuit full of transisto ... more

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future
Scientists have been studying ways to use synthetic DNA as a building block for smaller and faster devices. DNA has the advantage of being inherently "coded". Each DNA strand is formed of one ... more

Nanoparticles - small but unique
Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have ... more
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Nanoporous gold sponge makes DNA detector
Sponge-like nanoporous gold could be key to new devices to detect disease-causing agents in humans and plants, according to UC Davis researchers. In two recent papers in Analytical Chemistry, ... more

Researchers use laser to levitate, glowing nanodiamonds in vacuum
Researchers have, for the first time, levitated individual nanodiamonds in vacuum. The research team is led by Nick Vamivakas at the University of Rochester who thinks their work will make extremely ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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IS confirms killing of number two in US air strike

Russia Calls on US to Abandon Plans to Place Missile Defense in Romania

Indian-Made Nuclear Sub to Fire First Missile in October

Space Transport Law Keeps US Dependent on Russian Space Engines


Making nanowires from protein and DNA


Draw out of the predicted interatomic force


Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research


Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis


Record high pressure squeezes secrets out of osmium


Intractable pain may find relief in tiny gold rods


'Magic' sphere for information transfer


Louisiana Tech University researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial


'Diamonds from the sky' approach turns CO2 into valuable products


High-precision control of nanoparticles for digital applications

Formation of swarms in nanosystems

Drexel engineers 'sandwich' atomic layers to make new materials for energy storage

Eliminating water-borne bacteria with pages from The Drinkable Book

Camera for the nano-cosmos

ISS to Open Research Facility for Materials Science Research by 2017

Nanoscale switches promise faster, more versatile chip-scale devices

Growing graphene nanoribbons could enable fast efficient electronics

'Yolks' and 'shells' improve rechargeable batteries

Sandcastles inspire new nanoparticle binding technique

Transparent, conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes

ASU researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers

Breakthrough in knowledge of how nanoparticles grow

Nanotechnology research leads to super-elastic conducting fibers

On the way to breaking the terahertz barrier for graphene nanoelectronics

A most singular nano-imaging technique

Plantations of nanorods on carpets of graphene capture the Sun's energy

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