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September 10, 2014

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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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4:02 PM | Proper Velocity!!! and Getting Index Notation Worked Out: EM II Notes 2014_09_09
Summary:  It looks like I'll finally get a good understanding of the gamma notation for moving proper velocities to lab velocities and back.  It'll be nice to know it inside and out, but a little irksome given all that can be done with the hyperbolic notation we're not using.  I want to maintain my fluency in both.There may be a subtle second notation for inverted Lorentz transforms.  As it turns out, the subtle notation difference of moving around indices in the top and the […]
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4:00 PM | The Planets that Never Were
How Worlds Thought in the 1960s to be Circling Barnard’s Star Turned out to be Illusions.Continue reading on Medium »
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3:43 PM | 'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems
Researchers have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. As part of an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature superconductors, the researchers have locked together photons, the basic element of light, so that they become fixed in place.
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3:41 PM | Norms for Respectful Classroom/Seminar Discussion
David Chalmers is compiling a useful set of guidelines for respectful, constructive, and inclusive philosophical discussion. It makes sense to concentrate on a single field, like philosophy, since customs often vary wildly from one discipline to the other — but … Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | Flexible high-performance FinFETs with a bending radius of 0.5 mm
The flexibility required when fabricating flexible electronic components has led to the use of plastic substrates and different transfer techniques to fabricate flexible devices. However, one of the biggest obstacles to mass adoption of flexible electronics has been the incompatibility with industry's state-of-the-art silicon-based CMOS processes. Researchers have now developed a new process that can be used to reduce the thickness of the silicon substrate until the required flexibility is […]
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2:48 PM | Il bosone di Higgs provocherà la fine dell’Universo?
Stephen Hawking ha scommesso 100 dollari con Gordon Kane sul fatto che i fisici non sarebbero mai stati in grado di rivelare il bosone di Higgs. Dopo aver perso la scommessa, a seguito dei risultati resi pubblici nel 2012 dai fisici di LHC (post), Hawking affermò che la fisica era diventata meno interessante. Ora, però, nella […]
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2:47 PM | NanoViricides Reports Further Progress on its Ebola Drug Development Program
The Company has designed novel anti-Ebola broad-spectrum drug candidates that are expected to continue to work in spite of mutations, and has commenced synthesis of the same.
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2:42 PM | Rusnano Seeks Chinese Investment in Nanotechnology
Rusnano has invited Chinese partners to create a joint fund for investment in nanotechnology, Anatoly Chubais, head of the state technology enterprise, was quoted as saying Tuesday.
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2:28 PM | Liberal countries are happier countries
Liberal policies make people happy, personal beliefs make conservatives happier […]
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2:26 PM | Pesky insect inspires practical nanopatterning technology
Inspired by the compound eyes of common fly, researchers determine how to make miniature omnidirectional sources of light and optical sensors.
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2:20 PM | Artificial membranes on silicon
Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. Now a group of scientists has developed a way to create these delicate, ultra-thin constructs through a 'dry' process, by evaporating two commercial, off-the-shelf chemicals onto silicon surfaces.
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12:57 PM | X-ray imaging paves way for novel solar cell production
3D microscope investigates flexible polymer tandem solar cells.
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12:37 PM | Light detector to revolutionise night vision technology
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical […]
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9:55 AM | New Bond Breaker Game Puts You in the Proton’s Seat
Admit it: haven’t you always longed to experience what it’s like to be a proton at the subatomic scale? No? Just Jen-Luc Piquant then. And now she can, thanks to a new game called Bond... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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