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2013-10-30 15:40:18

Taking inspiration from the human immune system, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety of molecules.

Using Gold Nanoparticles To Convert Carbon Dioxide To Carbon Monoxide
2013-10-25 09:25:35

It’s a 21st-century alchemist’s dream: turning Earth’s superabundance of carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — into fuel or useful industrial chemicals.

Nanoparticles Mixed To Make Multifunctional Materials
2013-10-21 06:34:23

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials.

2013-10-16 09:08:08

Scientists at Rice University are enhancing the natural antioxidant properties of an element found in a car’s catalytic converter to make it useful for medical applications.

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.


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