New strategy to design mechano-responsive luminescent materials

Crystals made from gold complexes change color as they change structure from "chiral" to "achiral" when ground.

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Physicists master unexplored electron property

While the charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion

A toddler running sometimes loses footing because both feet come off the ground at the same time. Kinesin motors that move materials around in cells have the same problem, which limits how fast ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state

When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical resistance. An international research team observed an unusual electronic state ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Smart surface enables advanced manipulation of droplets

For many years, engineers have sought to create a special kind of surface: one that can both repel and absorb liquids, and whose ability to do soits "wetting behaviour"can be quickly and precisely ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Antibiotics come with 'environmental side effects,' experts say

Researchers writing in Microchemical Journal are bringing attention to the fact that commonly used antibiotic drugs are making their way out into the environment, where they can harm microbes ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication

Around half of all medications for chronic diseases are not taken as prescribed, costing the U.S. health care system more than $100 billion in avoidable hospital stays each year.

Tue 25 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Tiny robots swim the front crawl through your veins

Swarms of gold nanobots with rotating arms powered by magnetic fields could swim through the human body and deliver medicine directly where its needed

Mon 24 Jul 17 from Newscientist

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