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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]
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]
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 Awarded for Super-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 Awarded for Super-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to the inventors of Super-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy. [More]
Researchers Synthesize Crystalline Materials Capable of Storing Oxygen in High Concentrations

Researchers Synthesize Crystalline Materials Capable of Storing Oxygen in High Concentrations

Crystalline materials capable of absorbing and storing oxygen in large quantities have been synthesized by the University of Southern Denmark researchers. It is also possible to release the stored oxygen from the material whenever and wherever required by subjecting it to gentle heating or low oxygen pressures. [More]
Scientists Discover Stable Energetic Embedding of Molecules Within Ice

Scientists Discover Stable Energetic Embedding of Molecules Within Ice

A new mechanism called “stable energetic embedding” of molecules and atoms within ice surfaces has been discovered by a group of scientists from the Loyola University and University of Chicago. [More]
Self-Moving Alcohol Droplets for Drug Delivery Applications

Self-Moving Alcohol Droplets for Drug Delivery Applications

Droplets are tiny spherical drops of fluid that are incapable of moving on its own. However, researchers from Southern Denmark University and Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic have succeeded in making alcohol droplets move in water. They believe that this invention may serve as a breakthrough in potential applications of drug delivery. [More]
Researchers to Develop Multi-Component Catalyst Materials with Greater Efficiency

Researchers to Develop Multi-Component Catalyst Materials with Greater Efficiency

Researchers from multiple institutions have joined together in an endeavor to develop better multicomponent catalytic processes and materials for producing more effective and cost-effective materials such as polymers and chemicals. The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $1.5 million for this project under the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future initiative. [More]
Bimetallic Nanoparticles Enable Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Bimetallic Nanoparticles Enable Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have used bimetallic nanoparticles as a catalyst in the process for reduction of carbon dioxide. Chemist Peidong Yang of the Materials Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab has led the study. [More]
Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers belonging to Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn, Germany), University of Cologne (Germany), and the Cornell University (USA) have discovered a “branched” carbon-bearing molecule in interstellar space for the very first time. [More]
Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Atoms of a solid material are capable of adopting many different crystal structures, which can influence the properties of the material. However, predicting a material’s crystal structure that has the highest stability has been a longstanding bottleneck for researchers. A research group led by Professor Garnet K. L. Chan has addressed this challenge. [More]