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March 9, 2013
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Researchers ‘Nanoweld’ by Applying Light to Aligned Nanorods in Solid Materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to melt or “weld” specific portions of polymers by embedding aligned nanoparticles within the materials. Their technique, which melts fibers along a chosen direction within a material, may lead to … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
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New Opportunities for Crystal Growth

Berkeley Lab Facility Provides Unique Capabilities for the Synthesis of New Crystals and Materials Talk with material scientist Edith Bourret-Courchesne about what it takes to grow and develop useful crystals and a word you will hear repeated often is “patience.” … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Pushing Boundaries

Engineers report research milestones in fuel cells, flexible composites Faculty and students in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering continue to blaze a trail of innovation, reporting recent research milestones in flexible composites and fuel cells. Flexible composites The … Continue reading

January 12, 2013
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Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

About the video: watch an animation showing the changes in the structure of a T7 virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium. AUSTIN, Texas — The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. … Continue reading

December 5, 2012
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Electrically Spun Fabric Offers Dual Defense Against Pregnancy, HIV

The only way to protect against HIV and unintended pregnancy today is the condom. It’s an effective technology, but not appropriate or popular in all situations. A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception … Continue reading

July 26, 2012
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Manage Everyday Life with Type 2 Diabetes

For someone who is dealing with type 2 diabetes, managing diet, exercise, medication and blood sugar levels on a regular basis is key to managing the disease. For someone with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels on track over … Continue reading

August 26, 2010
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Bacteria Make Thrift a Habit

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— In these lean times, smart consumers refuse to pay a lot for throwaway items, but will shell out a little more for products that can be used again and again. The same is true of bacteria and … Continue reading