Scientists discover new molecule from local herb with potential for drug development

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have discovered a new molecule which can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein.

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ANU physicists build reversible laser tractor

Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: EnergyPhysicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects over a much longer distance ...

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Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals

DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. ...

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Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has ...

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Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. ...

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Superconducting circuits, simplified

Computer chips with superconducting circuits—circuits with zero electrical resistance—would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing ...

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Bottom-Up Self Assembly of Graphene Holds Promise for Spintronics

New technique allows for control of length, edge configuration, and location on a substrate

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Two-dimensional piezoelectric material forms basis of world's thinnest electric generator

Researchers from Columbia University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are laying claim to having observed piezoelectricity in an atomically thin material for the first time. The effect ...

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Emergency aid for overdoses

Every minute counts in the event of an overdose. ETH professor Jean-Christophe Leroux and his team have developed an agent to filter out toxins from the body more quickly and efficiently. It ...

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Atomic trigger shatters mystery of how glass deforms

Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass, and the brittle, insulating oxide pane shatters. But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass—a resilient conductor that looks ...

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