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Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble For Cells
2011-09-19 04:10:52

It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. Scientists have seen cells stabbed with spiky, long asbestos fibers, and the image is gory: Part of the fiber is protruding from the cell, like a quivering arrow that's found its mark.

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2011-09-01 09:40:25

Berkeley Lab researchers develop inexpensive technique for making high quality nanowire solar cells.

2011-08-29 20:36:07

Thin gold wires often used in high-end electronic applications are wonderfully flexible as well as conductive.

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2011-08-08 14:23:36

The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics.

2011-08-01 16:53:15

Flexible, transparent electronics are closer to reality with the creation of graphene-based electrodes at Rice University.

2011-07-30 02:00:36

The world at large runs on lithium ion batteries.

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2011-07-27 08:44:09

Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation.

2011-07-20 16:58:01

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward the long-awaited era of "single-molecule electronics," when common electronic circuits in computers, smart phones, audio players, and other devices may shrink to the size of a grain of sand.

2011-07-05 23:57:55

A team led by a professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has made a discovery in semiconductor nanowire laser technology that could potentially do everything from kill viruses to increase storage capacity of DVDs.


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