Physicists Solve Structure of Unusually Complex Form of Nitrogen

              At least 15 unique phases of solid nitrogen are known, including twelve molecular phases, two non-molecular phases and one amorphous state. The elusive high-temperature, high-pressure phase called ι-N2 was discovered in 2002 by a Carnegie Institution-led team of researchers but its structure was unknown until now. “Our study demonstrates that the appearance of complex structures under pressure is not limited only to ...
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‘Nanostraws’ deliver molecules to human cells safely and efficiently

A team led by Nicholas Melosh, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, first began testing nanostraws about five years ago using relatively tough cell lines derived from cancers, mouse cells and other sources. Now, Melosh and colleagues have shown the technique works in human cells as well, a result that could speed up medical and biological research and could one day improve gene therapy for diseases of the eyes, immune system or cancers. "What you're seeing is a huge pu...
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2018 Annual Nanotechnology Conference

  The “International Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevice Conference 2018” was held in Vienna, Austia, from 3-th to 5-th September 2018. It managed to gather prominent participants working in the field of nanomaterials. The conference covered fields like energy conversion and storage, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, catalysis for clean energy and chemical production, and nanobiotechnologies. Nanomat2018 was attended by both scientists and industry and provided the ...
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The International Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevice Conference 2017

The "International Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevice Conference 2017" was held in Budapest, Hungary, from 24 to 27 September 2017. It managed to gather over 100+ prominent participants working in the field of nanomaterials. There were at least 20 Invited Speakers with an h-index above 25 while the top 5 speakers had an h-index above 50. The conference covered fields like energy conversion and storage, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, catalysis for clean energy and chemica...
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ENNA attendance at the 20th International conference on miniaturized systems for chemistry and life sciences (MicroTas 2016).

  The event that took place in Dublin city, IRELAND, from 9 - 13 October 2016, gathered the best experts in the field of microfluidics. The MicroTAS conference is an annual conference that rotates between Europe, the Americas, and Asia/Oceania on a three-year rotational schedule. MicroTas 2016 continues a series of conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, anal...
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Math predicts weird materials; leads to 2016 physics Nobel

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/math-predicts-weird-materials-leads-2016-physics-nobel Prize recognizes three researchers working in a type of math called topology By Emily Conover Oct 4, 2016 — 5:25 pm EST David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz (left to right) will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. The award recognizes their theoretical discoveries on exotic st...
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Scientists Develop Forensic Method to Identify Humans Using Hair Proteins

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/forensic-method-humans-hair-proteins-04183.html Sep 12, 2016 by News Staff / Source A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-led interdisciplinary research team has developed the first-ever biological identification method that exploits the information encoded in proteins of human hair. A colorized scanning electron micrograph of human hair. Image credit: Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingha...
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Why are Nobel Prize winners getting older?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37578899 By Will Dahlgreen BBC News 7 October 2016 From the section Science & Environment Out of the Nobel Prize winners that have been announced so far this year the average age is 72, but it was not always this way The 2016 Nobel laureates for physics, medicine and chemistry: all men, at least 65 years old and mostly over 72. Go back to the first half of the 20th Century, however, and the average laureate was "only" 56....
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World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-22/world-first-study-reveals-rich-history-of-aboriginal-australians/7858376 ABC Science By Dani Cooper, additional reporting by Tom Forbes Updated 22 Sep 2016, 12:40am Video: Australian Aborigines are one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world. (Photo: Getty Images/Mark Kolbe) (ABC News) Related Story: New DNA technology confirms Aboriginal people as first Australians Map: Australia The most comprehensive genomic study of I...
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Climate warming ‘started about 180 years ago’ near the beginning of the Industrial Revolution

ABC Science By Dani Cooper Posted 24 Aug 2016, 9:57pm Photo: Five hundred years of climate data from sources such as coral was used in the study (Eric Matson/Australian Institute of Marine Studies) Key points Climate from past 500 years reconstructed using modelling and natural data Warming began in 1830s in Arctic and tropical oceans, just 80 years after Industrial Revolution started Impact of warming in southern hemisphere only became clearly evident around 1960 Hum...
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