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Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages
An international team including researchers from the University of Tsukuba has shown the reversible self-assembly of protein cages using gold ions to direct the process. (2019-06-18)
Gold for iron nanocubes
Hybrid Au/Fe nanoparticles can grow in an unprecedentedly complex structure with a single-step fabrication method. (2019-06-17)
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion, University of Guelph Research Reveals
New research by a University of Guelph physicist suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapsar. (2019-06-13)
Research reveals liquid gold on the nanoscale
Swansea University researchers have discovered what liquid gold looks like on the nanoscale - and in doing so have mapped the way in which nanoparticles melt, which is relevant to the manufacturing and performance of nanotech devices such as bio-sensors, nanochips , gas sensors, and catalysts. (2019-06-13)
Carbon-neutral fuels move a step closer
Chemists at EPFL have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials. (2019-06-13)
Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?
Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center took a step toward making gene therapy more practical by simplifying the way gene-editing instructions are delivered to cells. (2019-05-27)
Quantum computing boost from vapour stabilising technique
A technique to stabilise alkali metal vapour density using gold nanoparticles, so electrons can be accessed for applications including quantum computing, atom cooling and precision measurements, has been patented by scientists at the University of Bath. (2019-05-24)
Scientists proposed a novel configuration of nanoscopes
TPU scientists proposed using special diffraction gratings with gold plates instead of microlenses to accelerate the generation of images from nanoscopes without losing any magnification power. (2019-05-23)
New flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold
Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. (2019-05-23)
Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. (2019-05-22)
Ultra-thin superlattices from gold nanoparticles for nanophotonics
The group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Karg at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf (HHU) in Germany is creating ultra-thin, highly ordered layers of spherical hydrogel beads that encapsulate gold or silver particles. (2019-05-20)
Applying precious metal catalysts economically
Researchers have developed a new method of using rare and expensive catalysts as sparingly as possible. (2019-05-15)
A new sensor for light, heat and touch
Inspired by the behaviour of natural skin, researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. (2019-05-14)
Smallest pixels ever created could light up color-changing buildings
The smallest pixels yet created -- a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold -- could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings. (2019-05-10)
Gold makes invisible surfaces visible in CT
Zoologists in Cologne and Bonn have developed a new method for displaying previously invisible surface details using computer tomography. (2019-05-08)
Resolving the 'invisible' gold puzzle
In Carlin-type gold deposits, which make up 75% of the US production, gold does not occur in the form of nuggets or veins, but is hidden -- together with arsenic -- in pyrite, also known as 'fool's gold.' A team of scientists has now shown for the first time that the concentration of gold directly depends on the content of arsenic in the pyrite. (2019-05-01)
Carnegie Mellon chemists manipulate the quantum states of gold nanoclusters
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry have found a way to control the lifetime of the quantum states of gold nanoclusters by three orders of magnitude, which could lead to improvements in solar cell and photocatalysis technologies. (2019-04-26)
A light-activated remote control for cells
What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? (2019-04-17)
2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes
Gold atoms ski along boron nitride nanotubes and stabilize in metallic monolayers. (2019-04-11)
Same properties, lower cost
Japanese scientists have developed a technique to transform a copper-based substance into a material that mimics properties of precious and pricey metals, such as gold and silver. (2019-04-01)
Breakthrough in air purification with a catalyst that works at room temperature
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have shown that a newly engineered catalyst made of gold nanoparticles supported on a metal oxide framework shows breakdown of ammonia impurities in air, with excellent selectivity for conversion to nitrogen gas. (2019-03-23)
Golden ball in a golden cage
Researchers have synthesized a tiny structure from 32 gold atoms. (2019-03-21)
Scientists use a blender to reveal what's in our smartphones
Scientists at the University of Plymouth blended an entire smartphone to dust before conducting a chemical analysis of the dissolved results to demonstrate why we should all take a keener interest in what is contained within everyday electrical items. (2019-03-14)
Special effects: How a movie could reduce corruption
A film and texting campaign can increase anticorruption reports from citizens, study shows. (2019-03-13)
Researchers report new light-activated micro pump
Even the smallest mechanical pumps have limitations, from the complex microfabrication techniques required to make them to the fact that there are limits on how small they can be. (2019-03-11)
Fusion science and astronomy collaboration enables investigation of the origin of heavy elements
Atomic physicists working on nuclear fusion research succeeded in computing the world's highest accuracy atomic data of neodymium ions which is used in analysis of the light from a binary neutron star merger. (2019-03-11)
Care home dehydration tests don't work
Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. (2019-03-10)
Nanotechnology and sunlight clear the way for better visibility
A new coating developed by ETH researchers prevents fogging on transparent surfaces. (2019-03-05)
Aiming for gold: improving reproducibility in hydrology studies
Low levels of reproducibility are not uncommon in hydrology studies. (2019-02-27)
Why a blow to the chest can kill or save you
It is still a mystery why a blow to the chest can kill some people yet save others. (2019-02-21)
Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery
Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. (2019-02-20)
Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow
Rice University scientists discover a method to turn stubby gold nanorods into gold nanowires of impressive length. (2019-02-19)
Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology
On Feb. 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures -- so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were found. (2019-02-16)
The unexpected creates reward when listening to music
If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. (2019-02-12)
Cryo-force spectroscopy reveals the mechanical properties of DNA components
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. (2019-02-08)
Six new species of hideously adorable tentacle-nosed catfish discovered in Amazon
Scientists just discovered six new species of bristlenose catfish in the Amazon. (2019-02-06)
Electrical activity in prostate cancer cells
Experts from the universities of Bath and Seville have carried out a series of experiments with which, for the first time, they have been able to characterize the normal electrical activity in PC-3 prostate cancer cells in real time, with a resulting low-frequency electrical pattern between 0.1 and 10 Hertz. (2019-02-04)
Layered cocktails inspire new form of male birth control
For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. (2019-01-30)
New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles
A new, simple, and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids could improve drug delivery, chemical sensors, and fluid pumps. (2019-01-22)
The first nucleophilic gold complex
A collaborative research effort between the departments of chemistry at the University of Oxford and University of Jyväskylä has resulted in the discovery of a gold compound exhibiting nucleophilic behavior hitherto unknown for molecular gold. (2019-01-21)
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