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Mammalian Cells Prefer Nanodiscs Over Nanorods
2013-10-07 16:21:24

Researchers have discovered that under typical culture conditions, mammalian cells prefer disc-shaped nanoparticles over those shaped like rods.

Plastic Waste A Hazard For Subalpine Lakes
2013-10-07 13:42:37

Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics.

2013-10-02 13:51:47

A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires.

2013-10-02 10:53:54

As they destroy bacteria very efficiently, plasmas constitute an alternative to chemical disinfectants and potentially to antibiotics, as well.

2013-09-19 15:33:27

Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin.

Material Properties Of Containers Affect The Viscosity Of Water At The Nanoscale
2013-09-19 14:25:06

Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic.

2013-09-17 23:22:02

Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.