Engineers create structures tougher than bulletproof vests

Researchers at UT Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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A long-standing mystery in membrane traffic solved

In 2013, James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular machineries for vesicle trafficking, a major ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures

Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone. The technique could provide a new way ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Bacteria power up by using magnets as batteries

Two types of bacteria survive by charging and recharging magnetite crystals – essentially treating the mineral as a battery

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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Surface-modified nanoparticles endow coatings with combined properties

Nanoparticles are specifically adapted to the particular application by Small Molecule Surface Modification (SMSM). Thereby surfaces of workpieces or mouldings are expected to exhibit several ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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How to entangle nearly 3000 atoms using a single photon

Record-breaking result could lead to better atomic clocks

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Physics World

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Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks

In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the "criticality" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Food additive could find use in more efficient non-toxic antifreeze

Because of its sweet flavor and aroma, thousands of wild animals, pets and children are poisoned by drinking automotive antifreeze/coolant every year. Its particularly nasty ingredient is ethylene ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Using magnetic fields to understand high-temperature superconductivity

Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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