Cutting the graphene cake
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.
Increased sensitivity for better detection
A group of European scientists from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom and the University of Vigo in Spain has made a technological breakthrough with its development of an ultra-sensitive test with the capacity ...
Researchers say first atomic-scale look at ferroelectric nanocrystals points to terabytes/inch storage
Promising news for those who relish the prospects of a one-inch chip storing multiple terabytes of data, some clarity has been brought to the here-to-fore confusing physics of ferroelectric nanomaterials. ...
Scientists 'fingerprint' nanoscale objects and viruses
Spanish scientists at the University of Barcelona have found a way of effectively identifying nanoscale objects and viruses that could offer a breakthrough for biomedical diagnostics, environmental protection and nano-electronics
New way to grow, isolate cancer cells may add weapon against disease
A new method to isolate and grow the most dangerous cancer cells could enable new research into how cancer spreads and, ultimately, how to fight it. University of Illinois researchers and collaborators in ...
Scientists improve living tissues with 3-D printed vascular networks made from sugar
Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient's own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks ...
Discovery of material with amazing properties
Normally a material can be either magnetically or electrically polarized, but not both. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously ...
Faster, cheaper gas and liquid separation using custom designed and built mesoscopic structures
In what may prove to be a significant boon for industry, separating mixtures of liquids or gasses has just become considerably easier.
Anchoring points determine fate of stem cells
(Phys.org) -- Researchers were positive: a substrates softness influences the behaviour of stem cells in culture. Now other researchers have made a new discovery: the number of anchoring points to which ...
Iron-aluminium compound could replace palladium catalyst, reducing the cost of plastic production
(Phys.org) -- Chemists don't like precious metals at least not when they need the expensive materials as catalysts to accelerate reactions or guide them in a particular direction. And this is often ...
Potential carbon capture role for new CO2 absorbing material
(Phys.org) -- A novel porous material that has unique carbon dioxide adsorption properties has been developed through research led by The University of Nottingham.
Computer model used to pinpoint prime materials for efficient carbon capture
When power plants begin capturing their carbon emissions to reduce greenhouse gases and to most in the electric power industry, it's a question of when, not if it will be an expensive undertaking.
Scientists develop ultra-sensitive test that detects diseases in their earliest stages
Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in research published today in the journal Nature Materials.