A repulsive hydrogel

A repulsive hydrogel


January 24, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) In a world-first achievement, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan, along with colleagues from the […]

From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps

From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps


January 24, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Outside his career as a noted nanochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer. […]

Solving a case of intercellular entrapment

Solving a case of intercellular entrapment


January 24, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Optogenetics, which uses light to control cellular events, is poised to become an important technology in molecular biology and beyond. […]

‘Pop-up’ fabrication technique trumps 3-D printing on many levels

‘Pop-up’ fabrication technique trumps 3-D printing on many levels


January 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simple new fabrication technique to create […]

Integrated space-group and crystal-structure determination

Integrated space-group and crystal-structure determination


January 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Although crystal structure determination by means of X-ray diffraction has had a huge scientific impact over the last 100 years, […]

Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations

Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations


January 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) In a promising lithium-based battery, the formation of a highly conductive silver matrix transforms a material otherwise plagued by low […]

Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures

Moving origami techniques forward for self-folding 3-D structures


January 22, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three-dimensional (3D) structures by […]

Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough

Quantum optical hard drive breakthrough


January 22, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100 (“Optically addressable […]

Are quantum dot TVs – and their toxic ingredients – actually better for the environment?

Are quantum dot TVs – and their toxic ingredients – actually better for the environment?


January 22, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Earlier this week, The Conversation reported that, “The future is bright, the future is … quantum dot televisions”. And judging […]

‘Cellular backpacks’ attached to white blood cells target inflammation in the body

‘Cellular backpacks’ attached to white blood cells target inflammation in the body


January 21, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Inflammation is a normal and often beneficial response to injury or infection. The swelling, heat and even pain are the […]

Magic numbers of quantum matter revealed by cold atoms

Magic numbers of quantum matter revealed by cold atoms


January 21, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Topology, a branch of mathematics classifying geometric objects, has been exploited by physicists to predict and describe unusual quantum phases: […]

Spin designers with nanomagnets

Spin designers with nanomagnets


January 21, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Computers are basically machines that process information in the form of electronic zeros and ones. But two MIT professors of […]

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