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Ultrasensitive Sensor Using N-Doped Graphene

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A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State.
22-Jul-2016 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Synthetic Clays Save a World Awash in Pollution?

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A Penn State researcher has developed materials that can clean up multiple radioactive pollutants and heavy metals. The next step is to get them out of the laboratory.
18-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3D Printing of Patterned Membranes Opens Door to Rapid Advances in Membrane Technology

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A new type of 3D printing developed by researchers at Penn State will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance.
2-Jun-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Neurosurgeon and an Electrical Engineer Walk Into a Lab

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An interdisciplinary team at Penn State is developing unique technologies to sense and stimulate individual cells of the brain without invasive electrodes.
16-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cracking the Code of the Malaria Parasite May Help Stop Transmission

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A multi-university research team has used advanced imaging and computational modelling to understand how the malaria parasite transforms its structure to reproduce and transmit the disease to humans.
13-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gently Rotating Small Organisms and Cells for the First Time in a Microfluidic Device

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A method using acoustic waves in a microfluidic device to rotate single particles, cells or organisms will allow researchers to take three dimensional images with only a cell phone.
22-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NSF Funds National User Facility for $17.8 Million to Develop Two-Dimensional Crystals

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The National Science Foundation announced today, March 4, the award of $17.8 million over 5 years to Penn State to fund one of only two Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facilities in the country.
4-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Shiny Fish Skin Inspires Nanoscale Light Reflectors

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A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light may have applications for advanced optical coatings for glass, laser protection, infrared imaging systems, optical communication systems and photovoltaics, according to Penn State researchers.
12-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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