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The green nanotechnology revolution

Materials, Nanotech, Technology24 Jan 2019National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
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Improving DNA-detecting transistors

Nanotech, Science, Technology23 Jan 2019National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Two teams investigate how to improve fabrication methods of transistor-based biosensors.
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Graphene E-skin helps detect strained materials

Materials, Nanotech, Technology21 Jan 2019IOP Publishing
Chinese researchers weave thin carbon layers into a colourful and highly responsive detector that can sense strain in a way similar to human skin.
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Shaping a plant

Biotech, Genetics, Plants & Animals, Science21 Jan 2019Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University
Flowering plant parents cooperate to guide proper development of offspring; insight that could lead to new hybrid plants.
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Green walls could buffer flash flooding in cities

Climate Change, Environment, Materials, Technology18 Jan 2019Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Simulations reveal that green walls filled with coconut peat could absorb storm water running off buildings, mitigating flash floods.
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Designing a greener reagent

Environment, Materials, Science18 Jan 2019Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
A safe and sustainable chemical reagent could aid cost-efficient development of new materials and medicines.
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Killing tumours by targeting their viral DNA

Diseases, Medicine17 Jan 2019Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
A nucleus-penetrating probe could lead to therapies for virus-related tumours.
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Observing defects in liquid crystals

Science, Technology15 Jan 2019Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Understanding how liquid crystal molecules change positions, creating structural deformations known as topological defects, could unlock questions about similar defects in the fabric of the universe.
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A new semiconductor superhighway

Nanotech, Technology05 Nov 2018The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
A novel semiconductor nanofibre with superb charge conductivity has potential to greatly increase the effectiveness of solar cells, among other applications.
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The economic value of Malaysia's medicinal plants

Medicine, Plants & Animals29 Oct 2018Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Understanding the economic value of medicinal plants in Malaysia’s Bidayuh community could help develop a better conservation strategy.

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