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Nano-sized Chip "Sniffs Out" Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs: TAU ... - Nanotechnology News (press release)

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Nano-sized Chip "Sniffs Out" Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs: TAU ...
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The groundbreaking nanotechnology-inspired sensor, devised by Prof.
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Shapeshifting plastics could revolutionize microrobotics and minimally invasive surgery

Shapeshifting plastics could revolutionize microrobotics and minimally invasive surgery | So small, so big | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Shape memory polymers are "smart" plastic materials that can be transformed into a temporary shape and then return to their original shape, triggered by an external stimulus such as heat or pressure.
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IBM aims for carbon nanotube transistors around 2020 - bit-tech.net

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bit-tech.net IBM aims for carbon nanotube transistors around 2020 bit-tech.net IBM has announced that it expects to have commercialised its carbon nanotube transistor technology in the early 2020s, thanks to a new design that would allow the...
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Researchers Create Quantum Dots with Single-Atom Precision - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (press release)

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Researchers Create Quantum Dots with Single-Atom Precision
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Linear quantum dot consisting of 22 indium atoms on the surface of an InAs crystal.
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Pacemakers Without Batteries -- Coming Soon - h+ Magazine

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Pacemakers Without Batteries -- Coming Soon
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My father-in-law had a cardiac pacemaker implanted when he was in his mid-80s. He had it replaced after about 5 years because the battery failed.
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Scientists discover gold's hidden value

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(Phys.org) —Scientists from Cardiff are discovering new and unexpected uses for gold – a noble metal traditionally regarded as being chemically uninteresting due to its poor ability to react with other substances.
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Super-stretchable yarn is made of graphene

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(Phys.org) —A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn State and Shinshu University, Japan,...
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Sony Creates Curved CMOS Sensors That Mimic the Eye - IEEE Spectrum

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A curved CMOS sensor chip boosts sensitivity, says camera maker
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Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis | So small, so big | Scoop.it
A surface catalyst with a built-in sensor: that's what researchers built by bridging a size gap on the nanoscale.
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Nanoporous material leads to carbon-capture breakthrough (w/video)

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Scientists invent a porous material to capture carbon dioxide at natural gas wellheads. The recyclable material absorbs 82 percent of its weight in carbon dioxide and releases it as gas when the wellhead pressure is relieved.
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Cellulose fibers stronger than steel

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A novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process.
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Engineer hopes to improve carbon-capture with patented technology

Engineer hopes to improve carbon-capture with patented technology | So small, so big | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Less than a year after patenting a process that could improve stripping greenhouse gasses from industrial emissions, a University of Alabama engineering professor was recently granted another patent that uses a different solvent to...
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Researchers develop three-step process for building fractal nanostructures

Researchers develop three-step process for building fractal nanostructures | So small, so big | Scoop.it
Fancy Erector Set? Nope. The elaborate fractal structure shown at right (with a close-up below) is many, many times smaller than that and is certainly not child's play.
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If Researchers are Right, This Rock Will Make Solar Power Cheaper than Coal - Core77.com (blog)

If Researchers are Right, This Rock Will Make Solar Power Cheaper than Coal - Core77.com (blog) | So small, so big | Scoop.it
Core77.com (blog) If Researchers are Right, This Rock Will Make Solar Power Cheaper than Coal Core77.com (blog) In 2007, a student at the University of Tokyo brought a lump of a grey, sparkly mineral to his professor Tsutomu Miyasaka, with the hope...
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Gold Nanoparticles Could Enable Antibacterial Implants - Med Device Online (press release)

Gold Nanoparticles Could Enable Antibacterial Implants - Med Device Online (press release) | So small, so big | Scoop.it
Gold Nanoparticles Could Enable Antibacterial Implants Med Device Online (press release) In a study conducted by researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics — part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — scientists have devised a way to use gold...
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Quantum Materials Corporation Secures Technology to 3D Print Quantum Dots ... - 3DPrint.com

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New material improves wound healing, keeps bacteria from sticking

New material improves wound healing, keeps bacteria from sticking | So small, so big | Scoop.it
As many patients know, treating wounds has become far more sophisticated than sewing stitches and applying gauze, but dressings still have shortcomings.
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Embedded 3D printing for soft robotics fabrication

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A significant challenge in soft robotics involves fabricating soft sensors and actuators which, so far, have been very tedious to produce.
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Gold nanoparticles may be used to melt away fat - Gizmag

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Gold nanoparticles may be used to melt away fat
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In their process, gold nanoparticles would first be injected into fat deposits in a patient's body.
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Graphene quantum dot flash memories look promising for data storage - Phys.Org

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Graphene quantum dot flash memories look promising for data storage
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Now in a new study, scientists have used graphene quantum dots instead of nanocrystals as the discrete charge trap material.
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Researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in one minute - R & D Magazine

Researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in one minute - R & D Magazine | So small, so big | Scoop.it
R & D Magazine Researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in one minute R & D Magazine Upon solvent annealing, supramolecules made from gold nanoparticles and block copolymers will self-assemble The days of self-assembling...
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A 'click' toward localized chemotherapy

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'Click' chemistry produces a hydrogel with less toxicity and greater tissue localization in a mouse cancer model.
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Scientists find stronger 3-D material that behaves like graphene

Scientists find stronger 3-D material that behaves like graphene | So small, so big | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a material that has the same extraordinary electronic properties as 2-D graphene, but in a sturdy 3-D form that should be much easier to shape into electronic devices such as very fast transistors, sensors and...
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Joint implants without an expiry date

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Researchers have succeeded in coating mobile intervertebral disc implants so that they show no wear and will now last for a lifetime.
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A good hair day for glowing nanoparticles - Chemistry World

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A good hair day for glowing nanoparticles
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As well as being safe-to-handle and abundant, hair contains just the right balance of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen for making the fluorescent nanoparticles.
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