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Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Nano-Structures are the Future of Water Repellency

Conical Nano-Structure Water Hitting the Test Surface Even the most robust water repellent surfaces that are found in windshields, boat hulls and power generators have a tendency to give way under extreme conditions. Conditions such as increased pressure and high ...

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Breakthrough: Curing Cancer With No Side Effects

Breakthrough: Curing Cancer With No Side Effects

M. Frederick Hawthorn receive the National Medal of Science from President Obama (Credit: Ryan K Morris/National Science & Technology Medals Foundation) Researchers from the University of Missouri developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission ...

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Fifth Generation iPod Nano MP3 Player

Fifth Generation iPod Nano MP3 Player

The iPod Nano MP3 player continues Apple’s legacy of packing a multitude of features into a colorful, impossibly thin design and comes reasonably priced at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB). This time around, Apple is branching out of its iPod ...

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Electron Traps that Compute

Electron Traps that Compute

The “Quantum Photonics Group” researchers at ETH Zurich, Switzerland have created superimposed quantum dots, which are able to ‘trap’ single electrons. Created using a semiconductor material, energy in these dots can be influenced by lasers. The researchers were successful in ...

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Strong, Light, Transparent Plastic

Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a composite plastic, which they say is strong as steel, but much lighter and transparent. The material’s molecular structure mimics that of the iridescent material that lines mussel and oyster shells ...

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Insulin Nanodrug Under Development

Insulin Nanodrug Under Development

Insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, controls the level of sugar in the blood. Diabetic people suffer from low levels of insulin production and/or from abnormal resistance to the insulin hormone with inadequate levels of insulin secretion to compensate ...

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Nano-Lubricant to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Nano-Lubricant to Reduce Fuel Consumption

A lubricant with an exceptional low friction coefficient has been developed by scientists in the Argonne National Laboratory. The lubricant is based on boric acid particles 50 nanometers in diameter. Such nano-scaled particles offer both lubricity and stability when mixed ...

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