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Nanoanalysis resolves mystery of butterfly research

Nanowerk research news - 6 hours 2 min ago
High-resolution X-ray tomography reveals how butterflies form their iridescent wing scales.

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Research reveals insights into optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures

Nanowerk research news - 6 hours 10 min ago
Finding could lead to better sensors for security and biomedical applications and improved solar cells.

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Nanotechnology under development could safely, effectively convert bad fat to good fat, treat obesity

Nanowerk research news - 6 hours 18 min ago
The new approach integrates two platform technologies to develop polymer-based nanotherapeutics that act directly on fat tissue and maintain weight loss.

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How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells

Nanowerk research news - 7 hours 33 min ago
A new formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts

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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass

Nanowerk research news - 7 hours 43 min ago
In a surprising discovery, researchers determine that the atomic structure of irradiated materials is closer to liquid than glass - which may have significant implications for the selection of materials for nuclear applications.

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Chemically inert polymeric films can enhance van der Waals forces in the same way as nanofabrication

Nanowerk research news - 12 hours 2 min ago
In a new study, researchers show that chemically inert polymer films such as ECTFE can be used to achieve high van der Waals adhesion forces on dielectric or metallic substrates.

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Gold nanoparticles recycle biofuel waste into useful additive

Nanowerk research news - 13 hours 24 min ago
Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production.

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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

Nanowerk research news - 13 hours 41 min ago
Researchers have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material?s ability to self-organise by standing on edge.

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A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

Nanowerk research news - 14 hours 8 min ago
Scientists have developed a mathematical 'face-recognition' method for identifying and discovering nanoporous materials based on their pore size.

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Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

Nanowerk research news - 14 hours 14 min ago
Researchers introduce coating that turns fabrics into circuits.

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Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material

Nanowerk research news - 14 hours 21 min ago
Scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.

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Cryobank of biotechnological plant material has been opened in the Moscow State University

EurekAlert! Biology - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) The cryodepository of plant cell cultures and meristems was opened in the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology. The cryobank is designed for 50 000 samples to be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor at a temperature of -180C.
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Biosynthetic secrets: How fungi make bioactive compounds

EurekAlert! Biology - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(Utah State University) Biological engineers at Utah State University have successfully decoded and reprogrammed the biosynthetic machinery that produces a variety of natural compounds found in fungi.
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Better science faster

EurekAlert! Biology - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Scientists at UCSB's NCEAS are transforming how complex marine data from the Ocean Health Index is synthesized, communicated and used for coastal management.
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Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how evolutionary dynamics proceed when selection acts on two traits governed by a trade-off. The results move the life sciences a step closer to understanding the full complexity of evolution at the cellular level.
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Recreational cocaine: Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than thought

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(McGill University) Even among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University.
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New chemical reaction developed at UCLA could eventually yield new fuels and medications

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(University of California - Los Angeles) UCLA chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements.
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Cryobank of biotechnological plant material has been opened in the Moscow State University

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) The cryodepository of plant cell cultures and meristems was opened in the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology. The cryobank is designed for 50 000 samples to be stored in liquid nitrogen vapor at a temperature of -180C.
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VLA reveals new object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxy

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(National Radio Astronomy Observatory) When astronomers took a new look at a famous galaxy with the upgraded Very Large Array, they were surprised by the appearance of a new, bright object that had not appeared in previous images.
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How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

EurekAlert! Materials - Mon, 2017-05-22 21:00
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Experiments at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source have helped scientists to solve a mystery of why some rocks can float for years in the ocean, traveling thousands of miles before sinking.
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