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DNA-Brick Self-Assembly Technique Paves the Way for Breakthrough Nanodevices

DNA-Brick Self-Assembly Technique Paves the Way for Breakthrough Nanodevices

A group of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have designed large DNA crystals with an accurately defined depth and sophisticated features, paving the way for new and advanced nanodevices. [More]

Andor Congratulates Nobel Prize Winners

This year the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to three researchers who laid groundwork to a now-booming field of super-resolution fluorescent microscopy. WE Moerner, Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell have worked on novel... [More]
Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Ultrasound Waves Power Piezoelectric Implant Device Wirelessly

Researchers at Stanford University have developed an ultrasound-powered, tiny electronic device for medical implant applications. These devices can be powered wirelessly, and now the researchers are trying to further reduce its size. [More]
Protein-Based Smart Materials Demonstrate Extreme Sensitivity to the Environment

Protein-Based Smart Materials Demonstrate Extreme Sensitivity to the Environment

A new class of protein-based, smart materials has been created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. These materials could help develop new kinds of drug release systems, flow valves, biological sensors and sensitive, flexible coatings that can manufactured at low-cost on an industrial scale. [More]
Metamaterial Illusion Coating Makes Objects Invisible to Remote Inspection

Metamaterial Illusion Coating Makes Objects Invisible to Remote Inspection

Electrical engineers at Penn State have developed an illusion coating that makes an object look like something else. They have reported this study in the scientific journal, Advanced Functional Materials. [More]
Scientists Develop Early-Warning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Scientists Develop Early-Warning System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A “smart" lithium-ion battery developed by scientists at Stanford University has a warning system that alerts users in advance if the battery is getting overheated and may burst into flames. [More]
FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

Raleigh/Durham in conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium will be hosting a two-day free workshop called FluoroFest on November 6th and 7th. [More]
Complex Cholesterol Synthesis Process Unveiled Through Enzyme Mapping

Complex Cholesterol Synthesis Process Unveiled Through Enzyme Mapping

Rockefeller University researchers have identified a new method which reveals the complex molecular structure of cholesterol by mapping a key enzyme structure during cholesterol production. [More]
Common Insulator Demonstrates Spintronic Properties

Common Insulator Demonstrates Spintronic Properties

Researchers from EPFL, Université Paris-Sud and Paul Scherrer Institut have discovered that a common transparent insulating material, which is normally a non-conductor of electricity, demonstrates the properties of a spintronic conductor. [More]
Magnetic Fluorescent Nanoparticles Probe Biological Functions Within Cells

Magnetic Fluorescent Nanoparticles Probe Biological Functions Within Cells

Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of producing particles which can radiate fluorescent light and be accurately positioned inside the living cells using a magnetic force. [More]