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April 19, 2014
Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles
York, UK (SPX) Apr 15, 2014
Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity. There are striking examples: the shapes of virus particles, such as those causing the common cold, are highly symmetrical and look like tiny footballs. A research programme led by Reidun Twarock at the University of York, UK has developed new mathematical tools to better understand the implications of this high degree of symmetry in the ... read more
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The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles
By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves. The building blocks that are meant to conne ... more

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication
Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers - this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karls ... more

Never say never in the nano-world
Objects with sizes in the nanometer range, such as the molecular building blocks of living cells or nanotechnological devices, are continuously exposed to random collisions with surrounding molecule ... more
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Nanosheets and nanowires
Researchers in China, have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and c ... more


Fabricating Nanostructures with Silk Could Make Clean Rooms Green Rooms
Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabric ... more
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Scientists watch nanoparticles grow
With DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are ... more

LockMart Opens Advanced Materials and Thermal Sciences Center In Palo Alto
The Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratories building that will enable the company to provide innovative technical solutions to c ... more
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Earthquake simulation tops one quadrillion flops

Deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

Recycling industrial waste water

Building Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

Earliest ancestor of land herbivores discovered

Air temperature influenced African glacial movements

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts


Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers
Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food s ... more

Researchers Grow Carbon Nanofibers Using Ambient Air, Without Toxic Ammonia
Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer an ... more

A new concept for manufacturing wrinkling patterns on hard-nano-film/soft-matter-substrate
Wrinkling is a common phenomenon for thin stiff film adhered on soft substrate. Various wrinkling phenomenon has been reported previously. Wu Dan, Yin Yajun, Xie Huimin,et al from Tsinghua Universit ... more
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International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
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Toward 'vanishing' electronics and unlocking nanomaterials' power potential
Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's ... more

Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier
An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. ... more
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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

B3: the vitamin from outer space

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

"RoboClam" hits new depths as robotic digger

New Self-healing Plastics Developed


Bionic plants
Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more ... more

Chelyabinsk meteor to help develop nanotechnology
The Chelyabinsk meteor is full of mysteries. Scientists from Nizhny Novgorod have found natural magnesium-iron nanocrystals while studying the fragments of the meteor. This can give new information ... more

Waterloo physicists solve 20-year-old debate surrounding glassy surfaces
University of Waterloo physicists have succeeded in measuring how the surfaces of glassy materials flow like a liquid, even when they should be solid. A series of simple and elegant experiments were ... more
Germany asks U.S. for P-3C Orion upgrade

F-35 in first international flight

Diligent Consulting tapped for Air Force Network support

China launches experimental satellite

Tiangong's New Mission

"Space Odyssey": China's aspiration in future space exploration

US says cybersecurity sharing not an antitrust issue

NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' vulnerability

Researchers measure smartphone malware infection rates

Expanding energy access key to solving global challenges

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

Gazprom Neft helps Iraqi electricity capacity


Optical nano-tweezers take over the control of nano-objects
As science and technology go nano, scientists search for new tools to manipulate, observe and modify the "building blocks" of matter at the nanometer scale. With this in mind, the recent publication ... more

NIST microanalysis technique makes the most of small nanoparticle samples
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute sampl ... more

Experts warn against nanosilver
Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food ... more

Nanoscale pillars could radically improve conversion of heat to electricity
University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping

ATK supplying hardware, composites for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

Russian Rockets used by the US

21st Space Wing reaches inspection milestone

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking

China to boost space defense in 'new-type combat force'


Pinwheel 'living' crystals and the origin of life


The thousand-droplets test


Molecular Traffic Jam Makes Water Move Faster through Nanochannels


Physicists at Mainz University build pilot prototype of a single ion heat engine


Quantum dots provide complete control of photons


New boron nanomaterial may be possible


Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers


Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating


Molecular nano-spies to make light work of disease detection


Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

Imec Celebrates 30 Years of Nanoelectronics Industry Innovation

Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

New patent mapping system helps find innovation pathways

New Technique for Probing Subsurface Electronic Structure

Researchers 'detune' a molecule

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