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Methodist Neurosurgeon Makes Quantum Leap on Nano-Level

A neurosurgeon at the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) found a new way to label nanotubes using quantum dots, a discovery that could give researchers a new view into cancer cells, proteins, and DNA molecules.

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Nanotechnology, Histamines, Allergy

'Nano-Keys' Bind Cell Receptors and Trigger Allergic Reactions

The tumblers of life continue to click as Cornell University researchers have fabricated a set of 'nano-keys' on the molecular scale to interact with receptors on cell membranes and trigger larger-scale responses within cells -- such as the release of histamines in an allergic response.

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Microtechnology, Nanotechnology, Micromachines, Fabrication

UM Team Devises Method That Could Open New Doors for Micromachines

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A team of researchers, led by University Maryland chemistry professor John T. Fourkas, has developed a technique for creating microscopic structures from multiple materials, including metal, paving the way for the creation of entirely new types of micromachines.

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Nanotechnology, Silicon, Materials Science, Dopants, Conductivity, Nanomembranes

Study Explains Unexpected Conductivity of Nanoscale Silicon

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A team of UW-Madison engineers has shown that when the surface of nanoscale silicon is specially cleaned, the surface itself facilitates current flow in thin layers that ordinarily won't conduct "” a potentially significant development for nanotechnology application.

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Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, nano, Materials, Chemistry, Engineering

Adding Nanotubes Makes Ordinary Materials Absorb Vibration

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A new study suggests that integrating nanotubes into traditional materials dramatically improves their ability to reduce vibration, especially at high temperatures. The findings could pave the way for a new class of materials with a multitude of applications.

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Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Lithography, Nanoscale Structures, Block Copolymers, Semiconductors, Photolithography

From 2-D Blueprint, Material Assembles Into Novel 3-D Nanostructures

An international team of scientists has coaxed a self-assembling material into forming never-before-seen, three-dimensional nanoscale structures, with potential applications ranging from catalysis and chemical separation to semiconductor manufacturing.

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Nanotechnology, Deterministic Chaos, Chaos, Atomic Force Microscopy, Physics, Mechanical Engineering

Engineers Solve Chaos Mystery in Use of High-Tech Microscope

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Mechanical engineers at Purdue University have proven that the same sort of "deterministic chaos" behind the baffling uncertainties of the stock market and long-term weather conditions also interferes with measurements taken with a commonly used scientific instrument.

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Materials Science, Nanotechnology

Magnetic Vortices Discovery May Lead to New Devices

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An unusual pool of scientific talent at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, combined with new nanofabrication and nanocharacterization instruments, is helping to open a new frontier in electronics, to be made up of very small and very fast devices.

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Materials Science, Nanotechnology

Gold 'Glitters' Differently at the Nanoscale

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