Carbon nanotube broadband polarisers

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Cole et al. report the fabrication of free-standing, horizontally aligned carbon nanotube membranes.

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Ali Khademhosseini at the 2014 ACS National Meeting

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Professor Ali Khademhosseini spoke to us about his research into regenerative medicine at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

Nanoelectronics gets a boost from electron-beam processed nanowires

Series of still scanning electron micrographs (a to d) show how the electron beam is used to create nanowires. Image: Junhao Lin / Vanderbilt.

Flexible metallic wires, only three atoms wide, produced with scanning transmission electron microscope.

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Nissan unveil self-cleaning prototype

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Nissan in Europe has begun tests on super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.

Video abstract: progress in alkali-activated materials

John Provis of the University of Sheffield gives an overview of his latest publication: Durability of Alkali-Activated Materials: Progress and Perspectives.

Improving optical communications: better structures or new materials?

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Optical fibers are approaching their useful design limit – a new video abstract discusses possible solutions for this essential technology.

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Startups in materials science: interview with Ben Wang

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We chat to Ben Wang, founder of Svaya Nanotechnologies, about turning research into companies and the differences between Silicon Valley and academia.

Startups in materials science: interview with Jennifer Elisseeff

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Scientist-entrepreneur Prof. Elisseeff from Johns Hopkins University on her latest biomedical materials venture Aegeria and translating research to business.

Video Interview: Christopher Barner-Kowollik

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We talk to Professor Christopher Barner-Kowollik, head of the Macromolecular Architectures group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Schäfter + Kirchhoff: From Linescan Cameras to Fiberoptics

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Kirchhoff develop and manufacture line scan camera systems, lasers and fiber-optic components for industry and science.