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Brain waves show learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to popular theory

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explainedThe bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

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Is the universe a bubble? Let's checkIs the universe a bubble? Let's check

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Postcards from the photosynthetic edgePostcards from the photosynthetic edge

How does miR-21 promote the differentiation of hair follicle-derived NCSCs into SCs?How does miR-21 promote the differentiation of hair follicle-derived NCSCs into SCs?

International science team solve biological mysteryInternational science team solve biological mystery

Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public useSophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use

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70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes

Extinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevationExtinct human cousin gave Tibetans advantage at high elevation

High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubblesHigh earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles

Platonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analoguesPlatonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analogues

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered productsStudy of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products

All the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surfaceAll the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surface

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

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Smallest Swiss cross -- Made of 20 single atoms (7/25/2014)

Smallest Swiss cross -- Made of 20 single atomsThe manipulation of atoms has reached a new level: Together with teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room temperature to form the smallest 'Swiss cross', thus taking a big step towards next generation atomic-scale storage devices. The academic journal Nature Communications has published their results. ...> Full Article


Researchers discover boron 'buckyball' (7/24/2014)

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'The discovery of buckyballs -- soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon -- helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, researchers from Brown University and universities in China have shown that boron, carbon's neighbor on the periodic table, can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. Until now, such a boron structure had only been a theoretical speculation. The researchers dubbed their new-found nanostructure 'borospherene.' ...> Full Article


3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage (7/23/2014)

A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions, according to engineers at Rice University. ...> Full Article


Nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor (7/22/2014)

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure of individual molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms. ...> Full Article


Study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices (7/21/2014)

Study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devicesA recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing. ...> Full Article


Projecting a 3-dimensional future (7/20/2014)

A team of Tel Aviv University researchers has developed highly efficient holography based on nanoantennas, using the parameters of light itself to create dynamic and complex holographic images. Their research could be used for security as well as medical and recreational purposes, improving laser-based radars and advancing anti-counterfeiting techniques to safeguard against theft. ...> Full Article


'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displays (7/20/2014)

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displaysA new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. ...> Full Article


'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut (7/19/2014)

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gutUniversity at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging technique involving nanoparticles suspended in liquid to form 'nanojuice' that patients would drink. Upon reaching the small intestine, doctors would strike the nanoparticles with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ. ...> Full Article


Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic? (7/18/2014)

Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?A carbon material is developed without artificial defects commonly found during the production process of graphene while maintaining its original characteristics. ...> Full Article


A new method to detect infrared energy using a nanoporous ZnO/n-Si photodetector (7/17/2014)

A new method to detect infrared energy using a nanoporous ZnO/n-Si photodetectorScientists in Beijing have proposed a new type of photo-energy detector -- of infrared pulsed laser light -- using a nanoporous ZnO/n-Si structure that would be relatively simple and inexpensive to develop. Photodetectors are a core component in optoelectronic devices, and this new detector could have expanded applications in the future. ...> Full Article


Engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thick (7/16/2014)

Engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thickStanford researchers believe they've discovered a crystal that can form a monolayer three atoms thick. Computer simulations show that this crystal, molybdenum ditelluride, can act like a switch: its crystal lattice can be mechanically pulled and pushed, back and forth, between two different atomic structures -- one that conducts electricity well, the other that does not. The Stanford team hopes experimental scientists will make this semiconductor crystal and use it to fashion flexible electronics. ...> Full Article


Bolstering batteries with nanotubes (7/16/2014)

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles. If successful, the batteries will last longer and perform better, leading to a cost advantage for electric vehicles. ...> Full Article


Nanotechnology for a sustainable future, new book offers insights (7/15/2014)

Nanotechnology for a sustainable future, new book offers insightsA newly released book, Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety: Risk, Regulation and Management, offers insights into how these new technologies may be applied to build a sustainable future and provides practical strategies for identifying and mitigating the potential risks that accompany emerging nanotechnology. ...> Full Article


Researchers unzip nanotubes by shooting them at 15,000 mph (7/14/2014)

Researchers unzip nanotubes by shooting them at 15,000 mphRice University scientists discover they can unzip nanotubes into graphene nanoribbons without chemicals by firing them at a target at 15,000 miles per hour. ...> Full Article


Silver in the washing machine (7/14/2014)

Silver in the washing machineThe antibacterial properties of silver-coated textiles are popular in the fields of sport and medicine. A team at Empa has now investigated how different silver coatings behave in the washing machine, and they have discovered something important: textiles with nano-coatings release fewer nano-particles into the washing water than those with normal coatings. ...> Full Article

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Smallest Swiss cross -- Made of 20 single atomsSmallest Swiss cross -- Made of 20 single atoms

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage

Nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor

Study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devicesStudy advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices

Projecting a 3-dimensional future

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displays'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displays

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?

A new method to detect infrared energy using a nanoporous ZnO/n-Si photodetectorA new method to detect infrared energy using a nanoporous ZnO/n-Si photodetector

Engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thickEngineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thick

Bolstering batteries with nanotubes

Nanotechnology for a sustainable future, new book offers insightsNanotechnology for a sustainable future, new book offers insights

Researchers unzip nanotubes by shooting them at 15,000 mphResearchers unzip nanotubes by shooting them at 15,000 mph

Silver in the washing machineSilver in the washing machine



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