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Berkeley Lab Spinoff Company Makes Fast, Accurate Nanoscale Sensor

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Imagine being able to test your food in your very own kitchen to quickly determine if it carried any deadly microbes. Research conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and now being commercialized by Optokey may make that possible.

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Nanoparticles Used to Breach Mucus Barrier in Lungs

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil have designed a DNA-loaded nanoparticle that can pass through the mucus barrier covering conducting airways of lung tissue.

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Better Together: Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid Switches

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Researchers at Michigan Tech have combined two unlikely materials to make a digital switch that could improve high speed computing.

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Vaccine With Virus-Like Nanoparticles Effective Treatment For RSV, Study Finds

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A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to researchers at Georgia State University.

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Magnetism at Nanoscale

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As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.

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Meet the High-Performance Single-Molecule Diode

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Researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University have created the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode. Development of a functional single-molecule diode is a major pursuit of the electronics industry.

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Carbon Nanotube Speakers Play Music With Heat

Carbon nanotube speakers play music using heat and two Michigan Tech graduate students received an award recently for their work improving the technology.

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UT Dallas Nanotechnology Research Leads to Super-elastic Conducting Fibers for Artificial Muscles, Sensors

In a study published in the July 24 issue of the journal Science, scientists describe how they constructed elastic conducting fibers by wrapping lighter-than-air, electrically conductive sheets of tiny carbon nanotubes to form a jelly-roll-like sheath around a long rubber core.

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ORNL Researchers Make Scalable Arrays of ‘Building Blocks’ for Ultrathin Electronics

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For the first time, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have produced arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a single, nanometer-thick semiconductor crystal.