Archives for August 2011

Works Well on Paper: The Graphene Muscle

Researchers demonstrate electrochemical actuation using graphene-based paper.

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What’s in a Name? In Search of Nano

When we say nanoscience, what do we really mean? And where’s all the research on nanoscale properties and materials coming from?

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Artificial Photosynthesis versus Greenhouse Gas

Professor Geoffrey Ozin discusses what he believes may be the largest challenge of the century—the development of an artificial photosynthetic machine.

New Material to Effectively Clean Oil Spills

A steel mesh with a porous hydrogel layer is both superoleophobic and superhydrophilic, allowing water to drain while retaining oil.

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Reviewed: Fullerenes: Nanochemistry, Nanomagnetism, Nanomedicine, Nanophotonics

MIT professor Mildred Dresselhaus takes a look at the latest work in fullerene chemistry.

Counting Graphene Sheets Spread over a Large Area

A simple way to identify the number of graphene sheets on a substrate, even over a large area, is shown by US researchers.

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Plastic from the Wood: Environmentally Friendly Packaging

University of Florida researchers report PAHBs derived from lignin, a by-product of the paper pulping and cellulosic bio-ethanol industries

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Beyond enlightenment: Non-optical genome sequencing

Ion-sensitive field-effect transistors meet scalable CMOS technology to yield low-cost, high throughput DNA sequencing modules.

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Video abstract: Solution-Processed Organic Light-Emitting Transistors

Jung Hwa Seo and Gui Bazan describe solution-processed Organic Light-Emitting Transistors (OLETs).

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DNA Encoding with Fluorescent Upconverting Nanoparticles Embedded in Microbarcodes

Microbarcodes embedded with rare earth nanocrystals show promise for disease detection and biomedicine.

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