Using a single molecule to create a new magnetic field sensor

Researchers at the University of Liverpool and University College London (UCL) have shown a new way to use a single molecule as a magnetic field sensor.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Spider spins electrically charged silk

Material could have wide-ranging commercial applications

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Science Now

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Hedgehog particles break the rules

Spiky structures dissolve in both hydrophobic and hydrophilic solvents – without being "chemically camouflaged".

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Nanotechweb

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Biomaterial coating raises prospect of more successful medical implants

A novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants has been created by researchers.

21 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New clues about a brain protein with high affinity for Valium

Valium, one of the best known antianxiety drugs, produces its calming effects by binding with a particular protein in the brain. But the drug has an almost equally strong affinity for a completely ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Could a new proposed particle help to detect dark matter?

Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect 'Dark Matter', the elusive missing 85 per cent of the ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Neutron beams reveal how two potential pieces of Parkinson's puzzle fit

To understand diseases like Parkinson's, the tiniest of puzzles may hold big answers. That's why a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Detecting chemical weapons with a color-changing film

In today's world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Quantum computer makes finding new physics more difficult

Physicists often work unusual hours. You will find them running experiments at 4am and 10pm. This is because, so long as the pertinent conditions inside a lab such as temperature or light ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Kevlar-reinforced lithium-ion batteries shouldn't catch fire

While lithium-ion batteries may outperform their older, lower-tech counterparts, they do have one drawback occasionally, they catch fire. This can happen when fern-like metal structures known ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Gizmag

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