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Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity

Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2-D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for faster and novel electronic devices. Researchers have been exploring 2-D electron ...

date1 hour ago in Nanomaterials
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Sponges can economize on oxygen use

Sponges lack a signaling pathway that responds to low intracellular oxygen levels in more complex animals. Do they use a different mechanism for this purpose or did their earliest ancestors evolve at a time when less oxygen ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nano-switches in the cell

Mitochondria, best known for their role as cellular power plants, perform numerous vital tasks in the cell. During cell respiration, reactive oxygen species can be formed in mitochondria. If these are present in excess, their ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots

Nowadays, zinc oxide nanoparticles are among the most commonly used nanomaterials. They seem to be safe for humans, but there are still no standards for their toxicity, and despite investigations, the toxicological impact ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Bio & Medicine
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