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Water Repellant, water repellency, Nanotextures, Nanotechnology, bioinspired design, block copolymer, Cicadas, Condensation, Nanosize, water droplets, Adhesion

Water-Repellent Nanotextures Found to Have Excellent Anti-Fogging Abilities

Nanotextures inspired by cone-shaped structures found on the surface of cicada wings could inform new designs for materials prone to fogging, such as car and aircraft windshields.

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3-D printing, distributed energy, Nanospheres, Carbon Dioxide, additive manufacturing, structural analysis, Drones, Electric Utilities, connected homes, Cyber Security

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2017

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Rapid prototyping aids small manufacturer; accelerated method could separate CO2 from flue gases; EBM technique controls microstructure, locates properties in 3-D printed parts; open-source, user-friendly software monitors, controls energy use; drones to aid electric utilities to enhance safety, system reliability; ORNL cyberspace conf.

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Materials Science, Magnetism, Nanoscience, Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM), Technology

Scientists Discover Magnetic “Persuasion” in Neighboring Metals

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Summary (1-3 sentences): Certain materials can be swayed by their neighbors to become magnetic, according to a new Argonne study.

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Transplantation

Groundbreaking Technology Successfully Rewarms Large-Scale Tissues Preserved at Very Low Temperatures

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University of Minnesota researchers have discovered a groundbreaking process to successfully rewarm large-scale animal heart valves and blood vessels preserved at very low temperatures. The discovery is a major step forward in establishment of tissue and organ banks.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source, lightsource, Ultrafast, X-ray science

Corrective 'Eyeglasses' Now Available For X-Ray Research Facilities

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A research collaboration designed and built special spectacles, or corrective phase plates, for use at light sources that use high-intensity X-rays to probe matter in fine detail. Nature Communications published the details of the method, developed in part by researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Chiral, Metamaterial, chiral metamaterial, Nonlinear, optical rotation

Chiral Metamaterial Produces Record Optical Shift Under Incremental Power Modulation

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Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have demonstrated an optical metamaterial whose chiroptical properties in the nonlinear regime produce a significant spectral shift with power levels in the milliwatt range.

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GW Department of Dermatology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, American Academy Of Dermatology, Dermatology, Nanotechnology, Fungal Infection, cannabis for autoimmune disease, Autoimmune Disease, Medical Marijuana, Contact Dermatitis, Public Health

Researchers in the GW Department of Dermatology to Speak, Present Posters at the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Clinicians and researchers from the GW Department of Dermatology will present on a variety of topics, including nanotechnology, fungal infections of the skin, cannabis for autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis, and public health threats at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Mass Spectrometry, nanogenerators, Zhong Lin Wang, Chemical Analysis

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers have harnessed these devices to improve the charging of molecules in a way that dramatically boosts the sensitivity of a widely-used chemical analysis technique.

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Basic Energy Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Advanced Photon Source, Advanced Photon Source (APS), Center for Nanonphase Materials Science, Material Science, materials sciences, material sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, materials science engineering, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, elastic tunability, Bismuth, iron, Nature Communication, N

Controlling the Stiffness of a Material at the Nanoscale

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Using a needle far thinner than a human hair, scientists reversibly changed a material’s hardness by up to 30 percent promises new functionalities for microphones and sensors.

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Neutron, Simulation, Supercomputing, Drug Design, Nanodiamond, RNA drugs, Supercomputer

Diamonds That Deliver

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Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery.







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