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'Shape-Shifting' Material Could Help Reconstruct Faces

August 13, 2014 3:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's ...

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Flexible Tapes from the Nanoworld

August 13, 2014 3:02 pm | by TU München | News | Comments

Porphyrin molecules are essential to many biological processes, such as photosynthesis and respiration. Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter's group is investigating these all-round talents at TU München. Normally, hydrogen attaches to ...   

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Engineer Turns Metal into Glass

August 13, 2014 2:56 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Materials scientists have long sought to form glass from pure, monoatomic metals. Scott X. Mao and colleagues did it. Their paper, "Formation of Monoatomic Metallic Glasses Through Ultrafast Liquid Quenching," was ...     

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New Test Reveals Purity of Graphene

August 13, 2014 2:50 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to ...

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NASA Selects Proposals to Increase STEM Education at Community and Technical Colleges

August 13, 2014 2:08 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at ...   

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Could Hemp Nanosheets Become the Ideal Supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014 2:03 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They're presenting ... 

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Sensitive Microsphere-Based Assay for Early Detection of Type I Diabetes

August 13, 2014 1:46 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a novel fluorescence-based assay for sensitive detection of antibodies within microliter volume serum samples. This new assay is ...

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Researchers Prove Stability of Wonder Material Silicene

August 13, 2014 1:38 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has taken a significant step towards understanding the fundamental properties of the two-dimensional material silicene by showing that it can remain stable in the presence of oxygen. In a study published ...

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Paper Offers Insights into a New Class of Semiconducting Materials

August 13, 2014 1:25 pm | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites. The research was conducted at the ...

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Copper Foam Turns CO2 Into Useful Chemicals

August 13, 2014 1:16 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, a new study shows. The research, by scientists in Brown University’s Center for ...

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Poly-Form Adhesive Preforms

August 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by PD&D Staff | Multi-Seals Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals has announced an alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-forms are flexible pre-shaped adhesives, designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including ...

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Press-Fit Receptacle

August 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by PD&D Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has announced the 0531 receptacle, a zero profile, solderless press-fit receptacle with an overall length of .068” (1.73mm). When pressed in, the 0531 sits flush with the PCB surface to achieve the lowest possible ...

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Microminiature Board-to-Board Connectors

August 13, 2014 11:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex has announced the launch of its new SlimStack SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors.  With an ultra-low profile (0.35 mm pitch) and compact size (0.60 mm height x 2.00 mm width, when mated), SlimStack SSB6 connectors are ...

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Tattoo Biobatteries Produce Power from Sweat

August 13, 2014 11:25 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both ...

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Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 11:15 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should ...

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