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December 7, 2013
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Taking a New Look at Carbon Nanotubes

Berkeley Researchers Develop Technique For Imaging Individual Carbon Nanotubes Despite their almost incomprehensibly small size – a diameter about one ten-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – single-walled carbon nanotubes come in a plethora of different “species,” each with … Continue reading

February 8, 2013
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New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing at a larger scale. For … Continue reading

February 5, 2013
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How Planets Form: Astronomers Weigh a Protoplanetary Disk with Unprecedented Accuracy

ANN ARBOR — In a study that gives astronomers new insights into how planets form, research led by the University of Michigan has enabled a dramatically more precise measurement of the amount of dust and gas in the planet-forming disk … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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UCLA’s New Nano-Lens Microscopes Can Detect Viruses, Other Objects at Nanoscale

By using tiny liquid lenses that self-assemble around microscopic objects, a team from UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created an optical microscopy method that allows users to directly see objects more than 1,000 times smaller … 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

July 1, 2012
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Opposites Attract

UD professor reports milestone in fuel cell membrane research It looks like a plastic candy wrapper that’s been charred on both sides, but it may hold the solution to commercially viable fuel cells. About the thickness of a human hair, … Continue reading

January 22, 2012
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Biochip Measures Glucose in Saliva, Not Blood

*Engineers at Brown University have designed a biological device that can measure glucose concentrations in human saliva. The technique could eliminate the need for diabetics to draw blood to check their glucose levels. The biochip uses plasmonic interferometers and could … Continue reading

December 24, 2011
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UCLA Physicists Report Nanotechnology Feat With Proteins

UCLA physicists have made nanomechanical measurements of unprecedented resolution on protein molecules. The new measurements, by UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and former UCLA physics graduate student Yong Wang, are approximately 100 times higher in resolution than previous mechanical measurements, … Continue reading