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A better understanding of nanomaterials

In the past six years, the National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64) intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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An injectable guidance system for nerve cells

In many tissues of the human body, including nerve tissue, the spatial organization of cells plays an important role. Nerve cells and their long protrusions assemble into nerve tracts and transport information throughout ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Watching rust transform into iron

Using a state-of-the-art microscopy technique, experimenters at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have witnessed a slow-motion, atomic-scale transformation of rust—iron oxide—back ...

dateApr 05, 2017 in Nanophysics
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A revolution in light at the small scale

Light behaves in rather tame and predictable ways when interacting with everyday objects—it travels in straight lines, rebounds when it hits shiny surfaces, and gets bent by lenses. But weird and wonderful things start ...

dateApr 05, 2017 in Nanophysics
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