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Biomedicine: Worth its weight in nanogold

In order to harness nanogold's potential, researchers have to make sense of its structures and behaviours, which are in many ways completely different from those of typical chunks of gold.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2015

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Penn State Center for Nanoscience awarded $15 million research grant

The Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science, a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), has been awarded a six-year, $15 million grant to continue its research and education program in the development and application of nanoscale materials.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Water, water, everywhere - Controlling the properties of nanomaterials

Scientists are learning how the properties of water molecules on the surface of metal oxides can be used to better control these minerals and use them to make products such as more efficient semiconductors for organic light emitting diodes and solar cells, safer vehicle glass in fog and frost, and more environmentally friendly chemical sensors for industrial applications.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Revealing the inner workings of a molecular motor

Scientists have made important steps toward understanding how dynein - a 'molecular motor' - walks along tube-like structures in the cell to move cellular cargo from the outer structures toward the cell body of neurons.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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Graphene plasmons go ballistic

Graphene combined with the insulting power of boron nitride enables light control in tiny circuits with dramatically reduced energy loss.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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A semiconductor from the hot plate

Scientists have been successful in their search for new, better materials to produce organic semiconductors. Their latest development has even broken a world record: It is a better electricity conductor than all other comparable materials.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2015

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