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Rätsel des platinarmen Nanokatalysators geklärt

Neuartige Nanopartikel-Katalysatoren könnten die Kosten für Brennstoffzellen dramatisch reduzieren. Ein von Berliner und Jülicher Forschern entwickelter Katalysator kommt mit einem Zehntel der üblichen Platinmenge aus.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2014

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Researchers open a possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries

The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid. Researchers looking for a better understanding of liquid electrolyte may have found a pathway forward. They found surprising results in the first X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of a model lithium electrolyte.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2014

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New cell culture technique paves the way for tailor-made cancer treatments

In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study. The new technique is more than three times as effective as previous methods.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2014

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Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2014

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Nanosensoren für Herz und Hirn

16 Arbeitsgruppen der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), des Universitätsklinikums Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) und des Fraunhofer Instituts für Siliziumtechnik (ISIT) erforschen zukünftig gemeinsam neuartige Sensoren für die medizinische Diagnostik. Damit sollen über winzigste Magnetfelder Gehirn- und Herzfunktionen aufgezeichnet werden.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2014

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Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

If data could instead be encoded without current it would require much less energy, and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. Researchers have made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device. Equivalent to one computer bit, it exhibits the holy grail of next-generation nonvolatile memory: magnetic switchability, in two steps, with nothing but an electric field.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2014

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Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine

Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart molecules with applications in fields as wide ranging as nanotechnology and medicine.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2014

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