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2009-10-23 08:23:06

If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will have to be able to make something of themselves.

2009-10-18 13:08:21

Applying a small mechanical force to embryonic stem cells could be a new way of coaxing them into a specific direction of differentiation, researchers at the University of Illinois report.

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2009-09-15 10:48:06

Nanotubes and nanowires are promising building blocks for future integrated nanoelectronic and photonic circuits, nanosensors, interconnects and electro-mechanical nanodevices. But some fundamental issues remain to be resolved – among them, how to position and manipulate the tiny tubes.

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2009-09-13 12:57:51

Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Ulm have made the first high-resolution 3D images of the inside of a polymer solar cell.

2009-07-26 14:31:49

Scientists are closer to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology, thanks to research published today in the journal Nature Materials.

2009-06-20 07:46:56

The recent explosion in the development of nanomaterials with enhanced performance characteristics for use in commercial and medical applications has increased the likelihood of people coming into direct contact with these materials.

2009-06-14 12:29:32

Researchers at New York University have created a method to precisely bind nano- and micrometer-sized particles together into larger-scale structures with useful materials properties.

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2009-05-23 11:22:08

Multiferroics are materials in which unique combinations of electric and magnetic properties can simultaneously coexist.

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2009-05-04 07:23:35

Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs — small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes — the first step in development of a new kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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2009-04-30 11:00:54

Two teams of scientists have developed a cloak that renders objects invisible to near-infrared light, BBC News reported.


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