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Nanotechnology used to make watch case

It's one thing to take a Swiss watch to Switzerland, quite another to impress the locals. Australian company Bausele recently did just that, thanks to some clever thinking at Flinders University in South ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Implantable electrode coating good as gold

A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode with nanoporous gold could eliminate the risk of scar tissue forming over the electrode's ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Making robots more human

Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions—from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling—to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Organic nanoparticles, more lethal to tumours

Radiotherapy used in cancer treatment is a promising treatment method, albeit rather indiscriminate. Indeed, it affects neighbouring healthy tissues and tumours alike. Researchers have thus been exploring the possibilities ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Nano-policing pollution

Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a critically ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Carbon nanothreads from compressed benzene

A new carbon nanomaterial – the thinnest possible one-dimensional thread that still retains a diamond-like structure – was created by the controlled, slow compression and decompression of benzene. The ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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