Nanoparticles used to breach mucus barrier in lungs

Nanotechnology could one day provide an inhaled vehicle to deliver targeted therapeutic genes for those suffering from life-threatening lung disorders. Researchers may have discovered first ...

Mon 3 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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For faster battery charging, try a quantum battery?

(Phys.org)—Physicists have shown that a quantum battery—basically, a quantum system such as a qubit that stores energy in its quantum states—can theoretically be charged at a faster rate than ...

Mon 3 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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Proving nanoparticles in sunscreen products

Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is ...

Mon 3 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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Graphene enables ultrafast laser pulses for spectroscopy and biomedical applications

Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever device based on ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Surprising results casts new light on the free radical theory of aging

When scientists in the Campisi lab at the Buck Institute bred mice that produced excess free radicals that damaged the mitochondria in their skin, they expected to see accelerated aging across ...

Mon 3 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists propose an explanation for puzzling electron heat loss in fusion plasmas

Creating controlled fusion energy entails many challenges, but one of the most basic is heating plasma – hot gas composed of electrons and charged atoms – to extremely high temperatures and ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists bring order, and color, to microparticles

A team of New York University scientists has developed a technique that prompts microparticles to form ordered structures in a variety of materials. The advance, which appears in the Journal ...

Mon 3 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

A microscopic crystal created by researchers at UMass Medical School brings the potential use of persistent luminescence nanoparticles for bioimaging one step closer to both the research laboratory ...

5 hours ago from Science Blog

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Better together: graphene-nanotube hybrid switches

Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the materials realm either, and can be engineered ...

Sun 2 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play

Serendipity has as much a place in science as in love. That's what Northeastern physicists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar found during their four-year project to modify graphene, a stronger-than-steel ...

Sun 2 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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