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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)
Future information technologies: Nanoscale heat transport under the microscope
Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and University of Potsdam has investigated heat transport in a model system comprising nanometre-thin metallic and magnetic layers. (2018-08-21)
Almost out of the air: an environmental friendly synthesis of betulin oxo-derivatives
TPU researchers develop completely new catalytic methods for synthesizing oxo-derivatives of betulin, which is an organic substance contained in the birch bark. (2018-08-21)
Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world engineered at Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia's materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. (2018-08-16)
Research brief: UMN researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer. (2018-08-14)
New soft bioelectronic mesh tested on human wrist and pulsating pig's heart
IBS scientists have succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures electrophysiological signals and applies electrical and thermal stimulations. (2018-08-13)
Fast, cheap and colorful 3D printing
People are exploring the use of 3D printing for wide-ranging applications, including manufacturing, medical devices, fashion and even food. (2018-08-01)
Large supercrystals promise superior sensors
Supercrystals grown from tiny particles of gold have finer sensing capabilities than those commonly used to detect the chemicals in drugs or explosives. (2018-08-01)
Wearable device from Stanford measures cortisol in sweat
By drawing in a bit of sweat, a patch developed in the lab of Alberto Salleo can reveal how much cortisol a person is producing. (2018-07-20)
Gold nanoparticles to find applications in hydrogen economy
The international team of scientist of Peter the Great St. (2018-07-17)
Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication
Dr. LI Jiafang, from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has recently formed an international team to apply kirigami techniques to advanced 3D nanofabrication. (2018-07-13)
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods - opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers. (2018-07-12)
New chemical compounds make catalysts more efficient
A team from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum has developed new chemical compounds that make catalysts more efficient. (2018-07-09)
Why gold-palladium alloys are better than palladium for hydrogen storage
A research team led by The University of Tokyo investigated why alloying with gold improves hydrogen storage in palladium. (2018-07-09)
Hope for new catalysts with high activity
Osaka University scientists elucidated the activation mechanism of NPG catalysts that made poisonous CO gas harmless. (2018-07-02)
Atomic movie of melting gold could help design materials for future fusion reactors
Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have recorded the most detailed atomic movie of gold melting after being blasted by laser light. (2018-06-28)
New testing finds synergistic combination leads to toxicity in nanomaterials
A new study finds reason for caution -- a clear emergence of toxicity -- in nanomaterial product formulations, but it also provides an early testing technique that could help the industry continue to move forward. (2018-06-28)
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts. (2018-06-27)
Gene editing curbs autism symptoms in mice
UT Health San Antonio researchers slow down exaggerated repetitive behaviors in mice with fragile X syndrome. (2018-06-26)
CRISPR editing reduces repetitive behavior in mice with a form of autism
Mice with fragile X syndrome are a common model for autism because the mice exhibit exaggerated repetitive behavior typical of the disorder. (2018-06-25)
Accurate measurements of sodium intake confirm relationship with mortality
Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? (2018-06-21)
Using gold nanoparticles to trigger sequential unfolding of 3D structures
Researchers have developed a technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths of light. (2018-06-18)
Plants open their pores and scientists strike gold
Plants containing the element gold are already widely known. The flowering perennial plant alfafa, for example, has been cultivated by scientists to contain pure gold in its plant tissue. (2018-06-14)
Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials
Physicists devised a way to determine the electronic properties of thin gold films after they interact with light. (2018-06-05)
Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. (2018-05-31)
Beyond the limits of conventional electronics: stable organic molecular nanowires
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology created the first thermally stable organic molecular nanowire devices using a single 4.5-nm-long molecule placed inside electroless gold-plated nanogap electrodes. (2018-05-23)
Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold
Scientists are one step closer to building a carbon-recycling system that can harvest solar energy to efficiently convert CO2 and water into liquid fuels. (2018-05-15)
Polarized light: A simple route to highly chiral materials
Researchers at University of Tokyo used an efficient method to create chiral materials using circularly polarized light. (2018-05-08)
Chemical sensing chip sniffs out cocaine within minutes
What if you could test for cocaine, opioids and marijuana as quickly as a breathalyzer identifies alcohol? (2018-05-07)
Mining for gold with a computer
Engineers from Texas A&M University and Virginia Tech report important new insights into nanoporous gold -- a material with growing applications in several areas, including energy storage and biomedical devices -- all without stepping into a lab. (2018-05-03)
A novel voltage peak in the metal nanowire-superconductor hybrid structure
A novel voltage peak was detected when cooling the system across the proximity induced superconducting transition temperature in a crystalline gold nanowire contacted by a superconducting electrode. (2018-05-02)
Ultrafast laser pulse created by golden nanoparticles
The creation of a fast, tunable and stable nanoparticle-array laser is a stepping stone to affordable and efficient sensing and switching. (2018-05-02)
Newly improved glass slide turns microscopes into thermometers
A study published today in Nature Communications describes how an updated version of the microscope slide can enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. (2018-05-02)
Bright future for solar cell technology
New all-inorganic perovskite solar cells tackle three key challenges in solar cell technology: efficiency, stability, and cost. (2018-04-27)
Geologists assist in solving the mystery of a gold treasure
The UPV/EHU's Geochronology and Isotopic Geochemistry Service has an internationally state-of-the-art laboratory that conducts isotopic analyses of lead for archaeological studies using minimally destructive techniques. (2018-04-25)
Nanomedicine: Drugs can be made 'smarter'
A new method has been developed to make drugs 'smarter' using nanotechnology so pharmacologists can tailor their drugs to more accurately target an area on the body, such as a cancer tumour. (2018-04-23)
A novel way of creating gold nanoparticles in water
The discovery that water microdroplets can replace potentially toxic agents in the creation of gold nanoparticles and nanowires could help usher in a new era of 'green chemistry.' (2018-04-19)
Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle
Seoul National University has created a synthesis method to make optically active and chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides for the first time. (2018-04-18)
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