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Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array
Scientists from the University of Bath (UK) and Northwestern University (USA) have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. (2019-01-09)
Illuminating women's role in the creation of medieval manuscripts
An international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of York have revealed direct evidence of medieval women's involvement in the production of illuminated manuscripts. (2019-01-09)
Carrying and releasing nanoscale cargo with 'nanowrappers'
Scientists made hollow nanosized boxes with corner holes, demonstrating how these ''nanowrappers'' can carry and release DNA-coated nanoparticles. (2019-01-03)
Warning over deep-sea 'gold rush'
A 'gold rush' of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems, researchers have warned. (2018-12-17)
Gold recycling
'Urban mining', the recycling of precious metals from electronic gadgets, becomes ever more important, although processes that are both efficient and environmentally benign are still scarce. (2018-12-13)
New sepsis treatment a step closer
Australian emergency medicine clinician-researchers are leading a large new study to understand how patients with sepsis are treated in emergency departments. (2018-12-11)
Compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid
Nuclear physicists analyzing data from the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have published additional evidence that collisions of miniscule projectiles with gold nuclei create tiny specks of the perfect fluid that filled the early universe. (2018-12-10)
Recycle your old mobile phone to save gorilla populations
Are you among the 400 million people around the world who have relegated an old mobile phone to the top drawer in the past year? (2018-12-05)
A universal DNA nano-signature for cancer
Researchers from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature that appears to be common to all cancers. (2018-12-04)
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan
The first in-depth look at the genome of a jellyfish -- the moon jelly Aurelia aurita -- shows that early jellyfish recycled existing genes to gain the ability to morph from polyp to medusa. (2018-12-03)
Light triggers gold in unexpected way
Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles. (2018-11-30)
New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen
QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts. (2018-11-29)
A golden age for particle analysis
Process engineers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before. (2018-11-28)
How to melt gold at room temperature
When the tension rises, unexpected things can happen -- not least when it comes to gold atoms. (2018-11-20)
A major step toward non-viral ocular gene therapy using laser and nanotechnology
Gold nanoparticles, which act like 'nanolenses,' concentrate the energy produced by the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser to create a nanoscale incision on the surface of the eye's retina cells. (2018-11-19)
SFU scientists described the course of reactions in two-layer thin metal films
A team of researchers from Siberian Federal University (SFU) obtained thin copper/gold and iron/palladium films and studied the reactions that take place in them upon heating. (2018-11-16)
Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power implantable medical devices
A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. (2018-11-15)
Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University's Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). (2018-11-08)
Punctuated earthquakes for New Madrid area: New research uncovers cluster of past events
In 1811 and 1812, the region around New Madrid, Missouri, experienced a number of major earthquakes. (2018-11-06)
Next generation of watch springs
What happens when something keeps getting smaller and smaller? This is the type of question Empa researcher Johann Michler and his team are investigating. (2018-10-30)
Researchers create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia University have developed a scalable method for creating large numbers of quantum light sources on a chip with unprecedented precision that not only could pave the way for the development of unbreakable cryptographic systems but also quantum computers that can perform complex calculations in seconds that would take normal computers years to finish. (2018-10-29)
A molecular sensor for in-situ analysis of complex biological fluids
A KAIST research group presented a molecular sensor with a microbead format for the rapid in-situ detection of harmful molecules in biological fluids or foods. (2018-10-23)
Novel antidepressant may improve sleep in patients with depression
In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. (2018-10-17)
Blue phosphorus -- mapped and measured for the first time
Until recently, the existence of 'blue' phosphorus was pure theory: Now an HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time and confirm via mapping of their electronic band structure that this is actually this exotic phosphorus modification. (2018-10-15)
Metal leads to the desired configuration
Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. (2018-10-09)
This bacterium gets paid in gold
UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab scientists have placed light-absorbing gold nanoclusters inside a bacterium, creating a biohybrid system that produces a higher yield of chemical products, such as biofuels, than previously demonstrated. (2018-10-09)
Army research lights the way for new materials
Army researchers are using metallic alloys to lighten the load and enhance the power of Soldier devices used on the battlefield. (2018-10-09)
You can improve your spatial skills with training
Do you marvel at your friend's ability to assemble complex IKEA furniture and navigate a new city, or do you all-around groan at your own lack of spatial skills? (2018-10-08)
Nanoplatform developed with three molecular imaging modalities for tumor diagnosis
Nanotechnology and biotechnology are bringing us increasingly closer to personalised cancer treatment. (2018-10-05)
A golden ticket to faster muscle recovery
Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. (2018-10-01)
Three NASA missions return 1st-light data
NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential is exceptional. (2018-09-21)
Simpler and safer method for handling a useful but foul-smelling gas in chemical synthesis
Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, have developed both an ingenious, as well as a safe procedure for using the 'rotten egg' smelling and flammable gas, methanethiol, in certain chemical reactions. (2018-09-20)
Scientists solve the golden puzzle of calaverite
There's quite a story behind calaverite. Apart from its marked impact on the Gold Rush, the mineral has been a headache and a great paradox for crystallographers for decades. (2018-09-20)
Viral RNA sensing
Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. (2018-09-19)
Decoupling stress and corrosion to predict metal failure
The research challenges the traditional viewpoint that the simultaneous presence of stress and a corrosive environment is a requirement for SCC and demonstrates that stress and corrosion can act independently. (2018-09-10)
Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable
Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods. (2018-09-09)
2D atomic crystals probe: how hot it is in a plasmonic 'hotspot'
A research group led by Shunping Zhang and Hongxing Xu at Wuhan University, China, has developed a quantitative SERS technique to probe the maximum plasmonic fields before effects such as electron tunneling become dominant. (2018-09-05)
New smart materials could open new research field
A group of new smart materials discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University and their colleagues has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of fuel burn in jet engines, cutting the cost of flying. (2018-09-04)
All that is gold is not biochemically stable
Environmental nanoparticle researchers discover that gold isn't always the shining example of a biologically stable material that it's assumed to be. (2018-08-28)
Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have altered a virus to arrange gold atoms into spheroids measuring a few nanometers in diameter. (2018-08-23)
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