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September 10, 2014

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12:16 PM | Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids
Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t […]
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12:14 PM | Research Shows How Brain Can Tell Magnitude of Errors
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding […]
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12:12 PM | Researchers send electricity, light along same super-thin wire
A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and […]
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12:11 PM | Researchers Identify New Rare Neuromuscular Disease
An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited […]
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12:10 PM | Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age
As we and other vertebrates age, our DNA accumulates mutations […]
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10:12 AM | 2014 LEGO2NANO launches
LEGO2NANO returns with a new challenge for young scientists from China and the UK.
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10:04 AM | Waveguide-integrated graphene photodetector simultaneously exhibits high responsivity, high speed and broad spectral bandwidth
Using a metal-doped graphene junction coupled evanescently to the waveguide, the detector achieves a photoresponsivity exceeding 0.1 A/W together with a nearly uniform response between 1,450 nm and 1,590 nm.
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9:55 AM | Blink and You'll Miss it: The Brief Life of a Gasous Disc around a White Dwarf
Artist's impression of a debris disc in orbit around a white dwarf. Over the past eight years we have seen such a disc suddenly form, then rapidly disappear around the white dwarf SDSS J1617+1620. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and G. Bacon.  Today I published my first research paper, graced with the snappy name of "Variable Emission from a Gaseous Disc around a Metal-Polluted White Dwarf". The tone of the title is a hint to the tone of the paper, so I'll attempt to provide a much […]
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9:32 AM | Combining antibodies, iron nanoparticles and magnets steers stem cells to injured organs
Researchers infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The combined nanoparticle enabled precise localization of the body's own stem cells to the injured heart muscle.
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8:26 AM | New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing
Scientists uncover a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
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8:00 AM | I Can See Right Through You
Having some more fun with my thermal camera (after a cold kept me from it for a bit). I had noticed that my lunch did not show up while being microwaved, because long-wave IR generally doesn’t pass through glass — here’s another image confirming this You can’t see the thermal signature of my hand that’s [...]
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7:52 AM | A review about resistless nanofabrication by stencil lithography
This review on stencil lithography focuses on the particular interest and challenges when applying it to the scalable fabrication of nanoscale devices.
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7:45 AM | Zyvex And OCSiAl Terminate Acquisition Plan
Zyvex Technologies and OCSiAl today announced that a previously reported acquisition has been terminated.
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7:31 AM | NSF grant supports high-yield synthesis of nanorods
Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev.
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7:23 AM | Nanomedicine inventor awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
MIT's Sangeeta Bhatia combines clinical and engineering perspectives to tackle complex health challenges.
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7:17 AM | Industrial waste converted in nanocomposite coating for aircraft turbines
Engineers have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius, which are used in aviation turbine components.
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5:41 AM | Molecular self-assembly controls graphene-edge configuration
Scientists have discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that produces defect-free graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with periodic zigzag-edge regions. This method, which controls GNR growth direction and length distribution, is a stepping stone towards future graphene-device fabrication by self-assembly.
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5:27 AM | Electroluminescence from a single polymer chain
Researchers have succeeded in detection and spectral characterization of electroluminescence (EL) emission from single polyfluorene chains. This first report on detection of EL from one chain of a conjugated polymer was made possible by isolating individual polyfluorene chains in vertical cylinders of a phase-separated block copolymer.
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5:22 AM | Microfluidics - Mixing through oscillations
A tiny device produces oscillatory flows that enhance the mixing of viscous fluids for chemical reactions.
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5:18 AM | Lab on a breathing chip
Human nasal epithelial cells, cultured on a microchip, react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway.
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5:15 AM | Self-cleaning surfaces - The importance of a single groove (w/video)
An innovative algorithm exposes the energy pathways that cause super-repellent surfaces to stop working.
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5:10 AM | Graphene gets a cousin in the shape of germanene
A team of European researchers has become one of the first groups to successfully synthesize the 2D material germanene.
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4:18 AM | Wordless Wednesday: Two Step Falls
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4:00 AM | Comprendere le fasi primordiali della storia cosmica
La cosmologia, che studia la natura e l’evoluzione dell’Universo nel suo insieme, ha fatto passi da gigante negli ultimi 30 anni. Le nostre maggiori conoscenze sulla storia cosmica ci sono state rivelate essenzialmente dallo studio della radiazione cosmica di fondo, la luce più antica che siamo in grado di osservare. Oggi, non siamo certi quando avverrà […]

September 09, 2014

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9:01 PM | Pianeti da vendere
Il romanzo raccoglie cinque dei sei racconti di cui è costituita la serie originale, incentrata sulle avventure di Artur Blord, un imprenditore di una lontana colonia terrestre, con un grandissimo fiuto per gli affari che gli permette di intraprendere con successo quasi qualunque impresa. Blord costituisce in un certo senso una anomalia nella produzione di eroi di Van Vogt, non possedendo alcun superpotere (anche se questa mancanza verrà sopperita da alcuni dei comprimari).Il […]
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7:38 PM | Silicene research challenges the limitations of nanotechnology
Exploring the next generation of computing materials.
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6:51 PM | Two-dimensional electron liquids
Using an overlying bath of ionic liquid, a piece of superconductor - divided by an insulating strip - supports narrow tunnels which permit currents to flow between.
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5:55 PM | Macro funds for nanomaterials
Akron researcher reaches $10 million mark in research funding.
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5:40 PM | On Productivity
One of the weirder experiences I had at the Nordita Workshop for Science Writers a couple of weeks ago was having people ask me “How are you so productive?” (or the equivalent). That caught me off guard, because I don’t feel like I’m especially productive– in fact, I tend to feel like I’m falling behind…
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5:13 PM | Applications for the RUSNANOPRIZE indications for technological breakthroughs
The Expert Group of the RUSNANOPRIZE International Nanotechnology Prize has started evaluating the 2014 applications. Winners of the Prize will be announced on October 15, 2014 in Moscow.
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