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May 26, 2015
Nano-policing pollution
Onna, Japan (SPX) May 21, 2015
Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a critically needed measure. New research by the Nanoparticles by Design Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), in collaboration with the Materials Center Leoben Austria and the Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis has developed an efficient wa ... read more
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Turn that defect upside down
Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries - which are small, symmetrical defects in materials - may p ... more

American energy use up slightly, carbon emissions almost unchanged
Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore ... more

Quantum physics on tap
We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that ... more
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Random nanowire configurations boost conductivity
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting n ... more


Detection of spin of atoms at room temps theoretically demonstrated
For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for ne ... more
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Rice scientists use light to probe acoustic tuning in gold nanodisks
In a study that could open doors for new applications of photonics from molecular sensing to wireless communications, Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induce ... more

'Microcombing' creates stronger, more conductive carbon nanotube films
Researchers from North Carolina State University and China's Suzhou Institute of Nano-Science and Nano-Biotics have developed an inexpensive technique called "microcombing" to align carbon nanotubes ... more
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Scientists discover world's oldest stone tools

Diverse soil communities can help offset impacts of global warming

Drought-induced tree mortality accelerating in forests

Bugs and slugs ideal houseguests for seagrass health

Fresh milk, off the grid

Seals threaten Scottish cod stock recovery

Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks


Gaza engineer seeks solution to water woes
With Gaza's supply of drinking water expected to dry up by 2020, a Palestinian engineer is pioneering a machine to make seawater potable for residents of the coastal territory. ... more

A silver lining
The silver used by Beth Gwinn's research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it's used in very small amounts. The group works with the precious metal ... more

Chemists strike nano-gold with 4 new atomic structures
Arranging gold, atomic staples and electron volts, chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structure capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. Led by University of N ... more
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New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld
A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institut ... more

Nanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualities
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors. Rice materials scientist En ... more
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New Project Aims to Establish a Human Colony on Mars

Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?

Curiosity Rover Adjusts Route Up Martian Mountain

Rover Restored to Normal Operations After a Reset

UAE eyes "first Arab unmanned probe" to Mars by 2021

Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision


Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on - molecule on
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest ... more

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage
Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn't easy. With arduous chemistry, scientists can do it. But like a doomed marriage, the fragile binding that holds them together often s ... more

Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles
Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on microscopic particles and manipulating three-dimensional (3-D) positions of particles. Optical tweezers employ ... more

Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels
The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 when the brilliant French physicist J ... more

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil - but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water pass ... more
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Chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibi ... more

DARPA programs simultaneously test limits of technology, credulity
Less than one week after releasing Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, DARPA's latest summary of the Agency's mission, accomplishments and funding priorities for extending its legacy of ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Israel thanks US for opposing nuke-free Mideast plan

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

Four decades of tracking European spacecraft

Russia must be more competitive in commercial space market

Commission on Proton Rocket Failure to Finish Investigation by End of May

Britain's commercial space project delayed due to Russian rocket failure

X-37B Mysteries Continue


Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest


Water makes wires even more nano


Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases


Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures


Chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials


Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches


Roll up your screen and stow it away


UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet


Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots


Sharper nanoscopy

NC State researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'

Click! That's how modern chemistry bonds nanoparticles to a substrate

Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon

Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics

An improved method for coating gold nanorods

The chameleon reorganizes its nanocrystals to change colors

Seeing tiny twins

Are water treatment methods able to remove nanoparticles

Magnetic vortices in nanodisks reveal information

The rub with friction

Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires

Researchers turn unzipped nanotubes into possible alternative for platinum

How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells

Black phosphorus a new wonder material for optical communication

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