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Nanostars harnessed to target cancer core


April 9th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Scientists are gaining the upper hand against cancer by developing a simple but specialised nanoparticle that directly targets the nucleus of a cancer cell."Our drug-loaded gold ... Read more...

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World’s smallest wedding rings from DNA created


April 12th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A just-married German researcher has created the world's smallest wedding rings from DNA strands.Prof Alexander Heckel and his doctoral student Thorsten Schmidt from the Goethe University interlocked the ... Read more...

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‘Nano-bricks’ could help improve food packaging


March 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have said that a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic ... Read more...

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Single lens produces 3D microscopic images


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): A lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image has been invented by engineers at the Ohio ... Read more...

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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Fluoride layer too thin to protect teeth


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Fluoride in some toothpaste and mouthwash, believed to prevent tooth decay, may actually be ineffective as the so-called protective layer it forms is too thin, scientists ... Read more...

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Nanomembranes could separate bacteria from drinking water


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): U.S. researchers have developed new nanomaterials that could help solve the age-old public health problem of filtering bacteria from drinking water.Working with a special kind of polymer called ... Read more...

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Nano-solution to keep water free of infections


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) A new nanotechnology is likely to make drinking water a lot more safer and keep infections at bay by filtering out deadly bugs at the source.Both - water ... Read more...

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Rust and sand could help detect cervical cancer, diarrhoea


February 1st, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists in Vietnam say that the next big thing in medical diagnostics could be magnetic nanoparticles of rust (iron oxide) coated with silicon dioxide, the material from which ... Read more...

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Curved carbon to pave way for future nanoelectronics


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A new scientific discovery has paved the way for unprecedented control over the spin of electrons and may have a big impact on applications for spin-based nanoelectronics.Researchers ... Read more...

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Does fluoride really fight cavities?


December 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed.It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter ... Read more...

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Scientists develop nanoscale ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ light sensor


November 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices with ... Read more...

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UV light doubles vacuum’s effectiveness in removing carpet microbes


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared ... Read more...

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Study finds strong link between diabetes and air pollution


September 30th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has found a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity.Researchers ... Read more...

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Fountain of youth pill ‘to hit shelves by 2012′


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Its just a matter of two years that we would be able to add decades to our lives after a visit to the chemist shop- researchers have discovered ... Read more...

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Graphene films can act as artificial membrane to speed up DNA sequencing


September 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers from Harvard University and MIT have demonstrated that graphene, a surprisingly robust planar sheet of carbon just one-atom thick, can act as an artificial membrane separating two ... Read more...

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Getting rid of basic obstacle brings invisibility cloak closer to reality


August 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): By overcoming a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials", researchers have come closer to optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.The metamaterials have ... Read more...

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Pens that write with light used to draw 15,000 replicas of city skyline


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug2 (ANI): Researchers at the Northwestern University have drawn 15,000 identical city skylines with tiny beams of light using an innovative nanofabrication technology called beam-pen lithography (BPL).Details of the new method, ... Read more...

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Tiny clays curb giant earthquakes


June 25th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Scientists have found why some areas of the San Andreas fault experience repeated earthquakes and other areas do not.Professor Ben van der Pluijm at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten


June 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Nanoparticles in sunscreens could be toxic if accidentally eaten, according to scientists.Philip Moos and colleagues have said that particle size affects the toxicity of zinc oxide, a material ... Read more...

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Next-gen graphene set to revolutionize nanocircuitry


June 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have made an advance towards replacing silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry.A simple and quick one-step process based on thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL) has been devised for creating nanowires, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

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Molecules that behave like robots created


May 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have created and programmed robots the size of single molecule that can move independently across a nano-scale track.The development, by Researchers from Columbia ... Read more...

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Soon, prescription tattoos to monitor glucose levels


May 8th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Medical tattoos would soon replace needle sticks needed to monitor glucose levels, say scientists.Scientists from Microsoft and The Draper Laboratory are developing medical tattoos that would stop hackers ... Read more...

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‘Coffee ring’ may help biosensors detect disease


May 6th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Ever noticed the spot that is left behind after spilled coffee on a table evaporates? Well, the next time it happens, try and observe that the spot has ... Read more...

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Nanodots breakthrough could pave way for ‘a library on one chip’


April 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A breakthrough in the use of nanodots, or nanoscale magnets, has resulted in the development of a computer chip that can store an unprecedented amount of data - ... Read more...

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Charging your iPod by running


April 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): If you've forgotten to charge your iPod and a power plug is nowhere in sight, a simple run could help you get out of the trouble - if ... Read more...

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Sunscreen nanoparticles could be toxic if accidentally eaten


April 8th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in sunscreens could prove toxic if consumed accidentally, according to a study.Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are slightly more toxic to colon cells ... Read more...

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Popular nanoparticle can cause toxicity in fish


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A study by researchers at Purdue University has shown that a nanoparticle growing in popularity as a bactericidal agent is toxic to fish.Tested on fathead minnows - an ... Read more...

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Perfect insulator could eliminate heating bills


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Sandia National Laboratories, US, have created a perfect insulator, a material that reflects heat while absorbing none of it, ... Read more...

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Single-step technique spells hope for grapheme-based electronic devices


February 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for ... Read more...

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Gecko-inspired dry printing of nanotube patterns to revolutionize microelectronics


January 26th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Inspired by how a gecko sticks to the smoothest of surfaces via strong van der Waals force between its millions of hairs, researchers at Rice University have come ... Read more...

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Now, ‘nano cocktail’ to target and kill tumours


January 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cocktail' of nano-sized particles that is capable of identifying and killing cancerous tumours.According to the team from ... Read more...

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Scientists devise sensor that can detect single nanoparticle and take its measurement


December 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 19 (ANI): A group of researchers at Washington University has devised a sensor on a chip that can not only detect but also measure a single nanoparticle.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Now, silicon-germanium nanowires for smaller, more powerful electronic devices


December 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has successfully grown silicon-germanium semiconducting nanowires for potential use in next-generation transistors.Scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering ... Read more...

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