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Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | The Kavli Foundation

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands | The Kavli Foundation | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Institute scientists focus on topics such as these:

The electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties of molecules, assemblies of molecules and crystals of molecules.Fabrication of nanostructures, either top-down through electron-beam lithography or bottom-up through self-assembly from atoms or molecules.Advancing the technology of high-resolution electron microscopy for both study and fabrication.Studying biomolecules in order to understand the “nanomachinery” of proteins in cells and biological systemsDeveloping new structures, such as nanopores and nanofluidic channels, to study biomolecules.Creating new devices based on the physics of photonic (light) and electronic waves at the nanoscale.Investigating spin transport -- how the interplay between spin and charge of electrons determines the behavior of semiconducting and superconducting materials and electronic devices.Working toward quantum computing by understanding and controlling the quantum properties of structures such as superconducting rings, quantum dots, nanowires and carbon nanotubes.
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33rd Square: Researchers Find Theoretic Strongest Material Ever

33rd Square: Researchers Find Theoretic Strongest Material Ever | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Nanoropes or nanorods of carbyne, a chain of carbon atoms, would be stronger than graphene or even diamond if they can be manufactured, according to new calculations by Rice University.
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Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface

Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Think about this scenario: You see someone at a party you like; his social profile is immediately projected onto your retina--great, a 92% match. By staring at him for two seconds, you trigger a pairing protocol. He knows you want to pair, because you are now glowing slightly red in his retina screen. Then you slide your tongue over your left incisor and press gently. This makes his left incisor tingle slightly. He responds by touching it. The pairing protocol is completed


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Liangfang Zhang | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Liangfang Zhang | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A nanoengineering scheme to make drugs more effective by fooling the immune system.
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from the article: "Zhang derives red-blood-cell membranes from blood samples and uses them to coat polymer nanoparticles. Because these particles look like red blood cells on the surface, they can fool the immune system; loaded with drugs, they serve as robust and long-lived drug carriers. An unexpected bonus: they can also act like nanoscale sponges to suck up toxic proteins produced by infectious bacteria or introduced by snake or insect venom. If the particles flood the bloodstream, they will divert most of the toxin away from actual cells."

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33rd Square: Inexpensive One-Atom-Thick Graphene Supercapcitors Created

33rd Square: Inexpensive One-Atom-Thick Graphene Supercapcitors Created | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
UCLA researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors — devices that can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries.
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