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Study Shows Silver Nanoparticles Attach to HIV-1 virus

In the first-ever study of metal nanoparticles' interaction with HIV-1, silver nanoparticles of sizes 1-10nm attached to HIV-1 and prevented the virus from bonding to host cells. The study, published in the Journal of Na ...

Oct 14, 2005 feature
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Quantum Dots May Lead to Rainbow Solar Cell

For the first time, researchers have created solar cells made of different-sized quantum dots, each tuned to a specific wavelength of light. By arranging these quantum dots in an ordered pattern, the scientists ...

Mar 07, 2008 feature
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Nano-Armor: Protecting the Soldiers of Tomorrow

An Israeli company has recently tested one of the most shock-resistant materials known to man. Five times stronger than steel and at least twice as strong as any impact-resistant material currently in use ...

Dec 10, 2005
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Graphene Takes the Heat

Carbon nanotubes are being touted by many scientists and engineers as the material of the future, with the potential to revolutionize electronic technologies. But a new study shows that nanotubes may not be ...

Feb 20, 2008 feature
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Plastic solar cell efficiency breaks record

The global search for a sustainable energy supply is making significant strides at Wake Forest University as researchers at the university’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials have announced that they have ...

Apr 19, 2007
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New data storage design likely to increase data capacity

If you always seem to be running out of memory on your computer to store songs or photos, be assured that increasing data storage is a hot topic in nano labs. Scientists have built a patterned magnetic recording ...

Apr 07, 2006 feature
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How to Shrink a Carbon Nanotube

A research group has devised a way to control the diameter of a carbon nanotube – down to essentially zero nanometers. This useful new ability, designed by scientists from the University of California at ...

Nov 30, 2006 feature
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