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Rosier future for solar energy conversion

Recent progress in dye-sensitized solar cells research and development, which use innovative light-harvesting dye to improve the optical absorption coefficient of the stained nanostructured electrodes, might color our dimming future energy security with a tint of rose, despite the looming depletion of fossil fuels.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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Nanoscale lubrication: A greener antiwear additive for engine oils

Titanium, a protean element with applications from pigments to aerospace alloys, could get a new role as an environmentally friendly additive for automotive oil, thanks to work by materials scientists from Afton Chemical Corporation (Richmond, Va.) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2008

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'Nanonet' circuits closer to making flexible electronics reality

Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of carbon nanotubes, a technology that could make it possible to print circuits on plastic sheets for applications including flexible displays and an electronic skin to cover an entire aircraft to monitor crack formation.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2008

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Moderne Werkstoffe nach altem Muster

In einem Lasergitter mit quasikristalliner Struktur haben Physiker eine Monolage von Kolloidteilchen gefangen. Welches Muster die Teilchen dabei formten, hing von der Staerke des Lichtgitters ab.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2008

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Nanotechnology know-how Made in Germany

NanoBioNet, the pre-eminent center of excellence for nanobiotechnology in Germany, is acting as representative of the leading German technology at Nano Korea 2008, the 6th International Nanotech Symposium and Exhibition in Korea.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2008

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Membrane model may unlock secrets of early-stage Alzheimer's

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and three collaborating institutions are using a new laboratory model of the membrane surrounding neurons in the brain to study how a protein long suspected of a role in early-stage Alzheimer?s disease actually impairs a neuron?s structure and function.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2008

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