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March 30, 2021
Researchers have demonstrated that a technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in electronics, manufacturing, and health care.
March 30, 2021
Researchers have developed a screening platform that combines machine learning with high-throughput experimentation to identify self-assembling nanoparticles that could be used to treat cancer, asthma, malaria, and viral and fungal infections.
March 29, 2021
Scientists have optimized a process to convert waste from rubber tires into graphene, which can be used to strengthen concrete.
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March 25, 2021
Researchers have developed a way to harvest energy from radio waves to power wearable devices. The system consists of two stretchable metal antennas integrated onto a conductive graphene material.
March 22, 2021
Scientists have discovered that when cells are offered nanofiber "tightropes," they either walked past each other or moved together along the length of the nanofibers.
March 19, 2021
Researchers have developed a nanoscale tandem catalyst to generate more propylene out of propane during dehydrogenation. Propylene is used to produce polypropylene for a variety of materials, from injection moldings in car parts to consumer products.
March 11, 2021
As NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover continues to explore the surface of Mars, researchers have developed a new nanoscale metal carbide that could act as a "superlubricant" to reduce wear and tear on future rovers.
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March 09, 2021
By stacking two-dimensional materials on top of one another, researchers have created heterostructures that may lead to new, miniaturized electronics which are currently not possible.
February 25, 2021
Researchers have developed a drug screening technique that relies on gold nanorods to twist light, so that a red glow can signal whether a medication designed to treat type II diabetes and pancreatic cancer is working.
March 03, 2021
An international team of researchers has discovered a new path toward sending and receiving information with photons by using quantum dots arranged like an egg carton.