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Nanotextured glass becomes 'invisible'

06 Nov 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Etching nanoscale patterns into glass gives it antireflective properties(image)

Manganese thiophosphite joins 2-D materials club

30 Oct 2017 05:00:36 +0000

Ultrathin flakes provide opportunity to probe antiferromagnetism(image)

Zapping a ZIF improves its gas-separating properties

23 Oct 2017 05:00:47 +0000

Applying an electric field to framework material enhances its ability to sort propene from propane(image)

Engineered bacteria build microstructures on their own

16 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors(image)

Microneedle skin patch fights fat

08 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +0000

The patch slowly and safely releases a drug that transforms white fat to brown(image)

Amines built using cobalt nanoparticles

25 Sep 2017 05:00:35 +0000

MOF-derived catalyst enables heterogeneous reductive aminations without precious metals(image)

Nanoporous gold forms ultrathin walls and large pores

25 Sep 2017 05:00:32 +0000

Synthesis method based on bulky calixarene gold clusters yields an unusual combination of structural features(image)

3-D printers make aluminum pieces without cracks

21 Sep 2017 11:01:45 +0000

Nanoparticles help print metal alloys more effectively(image)

Gold nanoparticles form mirror that can be switched on and off

18 Sep 2017 05:00:50 +0000

Metamaterial device reversibly changes its optical properties in response to voltage changes(image)

Quantum computing goes beyond hydrogen and helium

13 Sep 2017 23:29:00 +0000

IBM system calculates ground states of lithium hydride and beryllium hydride(image)

Detecting food allergens on the go

11 Sep 2017 05:01:25 +0000

Prototype device can detect traces of peanuts, other allergens in minutes(image)

Seeking materials to send unbreakable codes

07 Sep 2017 15:53:00 +0000

Scientists want to develop photonic materials to bring quantum communication closer to reality(image)

Polymer nanoparticles mimic bacteriophages

04 Sep 2017 05:01:10 +0000

Particles could lead to therapies that fight infections while avoiding antibiotic resistance(image)

Coiled nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Scientists have developed “twistrons” that harvest electrical energy from motion(image)

Nanodiamonds reduce short-circuit risk in rechargeable lithium batteries

04 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Carbon crystals prevent formation of needelike dendrites during charging cycles(image)

Molecular motors drill holes in cells

30 Aug 2017 22:58:00 +0000

Machines that spin through cell membranes could deliver drugs and kill cancer cells(image)

Skinny nanotubes break aquaporin’s record for moving water

28 Aug 2017 05:00:26 +0000

Water molecules slide rapidly through the 0.8-nm-diameter tubes(image)

Viruslike nanoparticles kill drug-resistant bacteria

24 Aug 2017 17:33:00 +0000

The particles could eventually lead to safe, targeted therapies that fight infections and avoid antibiotic resistance(image)

Foraging for fetal cells in mothers’ blood

23 Aug 2017 13:28:56 +0000

A method for isolating fetal cells from maternal blood samples takes a step toward a less invasive prenatal test for genetic diseases(image)