Researchers Create World’s Smallest Transistor
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Researchers Create World’s Smallest Transistor

A team of scientists headed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Prof. Ali Javey has used carbon nanotubes and a compound called molybdenum disulfide to create a transistor…

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Researchers Create Record-Breaking Silver Nanoparticles
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Researchers Create Record-Breaking Silver Nanoparticles

An international team of researchers has synthesized and characterized two diamond-shaped nanoclusters of 136 and 374 silver atoms. Top and side views of 136-atom (upper row) and 374-atom…

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Ancient Egyptian Pigment Points to New Telecommunications, Other Technologies
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Ancient Egyptian Pigment Points to New Telecommunications, Other Technologies

By studying a bright blue pigment used in Ancient Egypt about 5,000 years ago, U.S. chemists have uncovered clues toward the development of new nanomaterials with potential uses…

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Researchers Create ‘Water’ That Can Corrode Diamonds
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Researchers Create ‘Water’ That Can Corrode Diamonds

Scientists from Singapore and Belgium have successfully altered the properties of water, making it corrosive enough to etch diamonds. Diamond particles (Jason Nadler / Uic.edu / Sci-News.com) The…

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Nanosponges Could Soak up Toxins Released by Infections, Venom
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Nanosponges Could Soak up Toxins Released by Infections, Venom

A team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has created ‘nanosponges’ capable of removing a broad class of toxins from the bloodstream, including toxins produced…

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World’s Smallest Mona Lisa Created
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World’s Smallest Mona Lisa Created

Using an atomic force microscope and a method called thermochemical nanolithography, scientists have painted the Mona Lisa on a surface about one-third the width of a human hair…

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New Method Developed for Harvesting Solar Energy Using Plasmonic Nanostructures
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New Method Developed for Harvesting Solar Energy Using Plasmonic Nanostructures

Scientists from the United States and Switzerland have demonstrated a novel mechanism for extracting energy from light. Dr Bonnell and her colleagues fabricated nanostructures with various photoconduction properties…

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New Infrared Camouflage Coating Created from Squid-Derived Compound
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New Infrared Camouflage Coating Created from Squid-Derived Compound

A team of researchers led by Dr Alon Gorodetsky of the University of California, Irvine, has developed a tunable biomimetic infrared camouflage coating inspired by pencil squids. The…

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Carbyne: Material could be Stronger than Graphene, Diamond
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Carbyne: Material could be Stronger than Graphene, Diamond

According to scientists at Rice University, a material called carbyne will be the strongest material if and when anyone can make it in bulk. Nanorods or nanoropes of…

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Study: Black Silicon Mechanically Kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Other Pathogens
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Study: Black Silicon Mechanically Kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Other Pathogens

Australian scientists have revealed the bacterial killing potential of black silicon, a type of silicon that has been etched to create long narrow nanoprotrusions on its surface. The…

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Mussel-Inspired Waterproof Adhesives Could Help Heal Wounds, Repair Ships
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Mussel-Inspired Waterproof Adhesives Could Help Heal Wounds, Repair Ships

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed new mussel-inspired waterproof adhesives that could be used to heal wounds or repair ships. Combinatorial and modular genetic strategy for…

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Researchers Create First Silicene Transistor
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Researchers Create First Silicene Transistor

An international team of scientists led by Dr Li Tao from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, has created the first transistor made of silicene, the world’s…

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Scientists Create Artificial Photosynthesis System
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Scientists Create Artificial Photosynthesis System

A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute, has created a hybrid system of semiconducting…

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Researchers Create Glowing Nanocellulose Paper
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Researchers Create Glowing Nanocellulose Paper

A team of scientists at Sichuan University in China has developed the first light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper out of environmentally friendly materials. This transparent and photoluminescent nanocellulose…

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Scientists Create Single-Molecule Diode
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Scientists Create Single-Molecule Diode

A group of scientists led by Dr Latha Venkataraman of Columbia University has developed a single-molecule diode that may have real-world technological applications for nanodevices. Molecular structure of…

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Gold Nano-Spirals Could Protect Against Identity Theft
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Gold Nano-Spirals Could Protect Against Identity Theft

A team of researchers led by Dr Roderick Davidson II of Vanderbilt University has created nano-spirals with unique optical properties that would be almost impossible to counterfeit if…

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Researchers Create ‘Light Bulb’ with Graphene Filament
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Researchers Create ‘Light Bulb’ with Graphene Filament

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time a visible light source using graphene as a filament. Optical image of remarkably bright visible light emission from suspended mechanically exfoliated…

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Researchers Create Light-Driven Submersible Nanomachines
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Researchers Create Light-Driven Submersible Nanomachines

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and Rice University has created UV light-driven, unimolecular ‘submarines’ that contain just 244 atoms. U.S. scientists have created UV…

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Researchers Create Smallest Ever Lattice Structure
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Researchers Create Smallest Ever Lattice Structure

A team of scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has created a glassy carbon nanolattice with single struts shorter than 1 μm and diameters as small as…

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Researchers Use DNA to Create World’s Smallest Thermometer
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Researchers Use DNA to Create World’s Smallest Thermometer

A team of scientists at the University of Montreal, Canada, has created a DNA-based nanothermometer that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair. Scientists in Canada have…

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Researchers Develop Light-Powered Nano-Engine
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Researchers Develop Light-Powered Nano-Engine

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, has developed a nanoscale engine — just a few billionths of a meter in size — which uses…

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‘Atomic Memory’ Device Uses Single Atoms to Store Information
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‘Atomic Memory’ Device Uses Single Atoms to Store Information

An international group of researchers from Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands has demonstrated an atomic-scale memory device with a storage density of 502 Terabits per square inch (Tbpsi), outperforming…

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