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Light-Carved ‘Nano-Volcanoes’ Could Help With New Drug Delivery Technologies
2013-06-13 14:37:12

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating “nano-volcanoes” by shining various colors of light through a nanoscale “crystal ball” made of a synthetic polymer. These nano-volcanoes can store precise amounts of other materials and hold promise for new drug-delivery technologies. The researchers create the nano-volcanoes by placing spherical, transparent polymer nanoparticles directly onto...

2012-10-09 20:29:37

A nanotech material containing an extract from liquorice can be used to sterilize and protect medical devices and implants which include biological components, and protects these functional bio-components during the sterilization process.

2012-08-27 11:30:04

A revolutionary tool created by scientists at the University of Sheffield has enabled researchers to analyze nanometer-sized devices without destroying them for the first time, opening the door to a new wave of technologies.

X-rays Reveal Molecular Arrangements For Better Printable Electronics
2012-04-25 11:45:12

By employing powerful X-rays that can see down to the molecular level of organic materials used in printable electronics, researchers are now able to determine why some materials perform better than others.

2012-04-24 23:10:39

Microscopic particles are being coaxed by Duke University engineers to assemble themselves into larger crystalline structures by the use of varying concentrations of microscopic particles and magnetic fields.

2011-06-21 12:07:24

Magnetic storage media such as hard drives have revolutionized the handling of information: We are used to dealing with huge quantities of magnetically stored data while relying on highly sensitive electronic components.

2011-03-24 21:02:00

UBC chemists have developed a new model to predict the optical properties of non-conducting ultra-fine particles.

2011-02-23 22:25:00

An article by Stevens Institute of Technology researchers featured as the cover page of Applied Physics Letters Volume 98, Issue 7 represents a step forward in techniques for the arrangement of nanowires.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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