New technique automates sorting of plastics for recycling

If you've ever had to separate different types of plastic for recycling, then you'll know how much it slows down the recycling process. Now, imagine how much harder it is for staff receiving ...

11 hours ago from Gizmag

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A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy

Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Proteins: New class of materials discovered

Scientists at the Helmholtz Center Berlin along with researchers at China's Fudan University have characterized a new class of materials called protein crystalline frameworks.

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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3D-printed implants infused with medicine to enable more effective drug delivery

A great strength of 3D-printing in the field of medicine is the ability to provide low-cost, personalized implants molded to a patient's anatomy. Researchers from Louisiana Tech University have ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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Nanoparticles may aid oil recovery, frack fluid tracking

Two Colorado State University researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground, knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers obtain first direct observation of facet formation in nanocubes

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Strained WSe2 multilayers produce more light

California researchers see indirect-to-direct bandgap transition in tungsten selenide films.

9 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Graphene and Rubber Bands Could Revolutionize Health Monitoring

Researchers infuse graphene into elastic bands making a cheap and effective strain sensor

13 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate polyelectrolyte systems. The model has applications for creating new materials ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Some anti-inflammatory drugs affect more than their targets

Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within cell membranes. Their finding suggests that, if taken ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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