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Unfolding the mysteries of DNA origami

Experiments performed by a University of York physicist have provided new insights into how DNA assembles into nanostructures, paving the way for more precise use in technology and medicine.

dateAug 20, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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'Quantum dot' technology may help light the future

Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for "quantum dots" may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Is graphene hydrophobic or hydrophilic?

The National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) Quantum Detection Group has just published research investigating the hydrophobicity of epitaxial graphene, which could be used in the future to better tailor graphene coatings to ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Team claims to have created a sample of stanene

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Stanford University and several institutions in China is claiming to have found a way to create a sample of stanene—a one-atom thick mesh (buckled honeycomb) of tin that ...

Nano-style sheets may aid health, shield ecosystem

Microscopically, "nanomembrane" sheets made from nylon resemble a tangled web. The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water, but if the particles get separated from the web, ...

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