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  • Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami

    Date: September 11, 2014

    Nanotechnology Now (Eugene, OR: 12,200 unique monthly visits) "Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami" September 11, 2014 Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. … The paper, "Toward Larger DNA Origami," is published online in Nano Letters. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Ishtiaq Saaem, a former Ph.D. student at Duke; Dr. Briana Vogen, a ...

  • Two-Dimensional Phosphorus a Promising Semiconductor

    Date: September 8, 2014

    Nanowerk (Honolulu, HI: 84,500 unique monthly visits) "Two-dimensional phosphorus a promising semiconductor" September 8, 2014 Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs. That makes it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties, according to new research by Rice University theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and his colleagues. In a paper in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters ("Two-Dimensional Mono-Elemental Semiconductor with Electronically Inactive Defects: The Case of Phosphorus"), the Rice team analyzed ...

  • Chemists Discover Way Nose Perceives Common Class of Odors

    Date: September 10, 2014

    Phys.Org (Tilburg, Netherlands: 1.8 million unique monthly visits) "Chemists discover way nose perceives common class of odors" September 10, 2014 Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected chemical strategy employed by the mammalian nose to detect chemicals known as aldehydes. … Researchers from Duke University and Hebrew University in Israel were also ...

  • Method Enables Portable Detection of Bath Salts

    Date: September 11, 2014

    LaboratoryEquipment.com (Rockaway, NJ: 685,800 unique monthly visits) "Method Enables Portable Detection of Bath Salts" September 11, 2014 Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the U.S., the synthetic drugs known as bath salts — which really aren't meant for your daily bath — are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets. To help law enforcement, scientists are developing a novel method that could be the basis for the first portable, on-site testing device ...

  • Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans

    Date: September 11, 2014

    The New York Times (New York, NY: 18.8 million unique monthly visits) "Pesticide Levels in Waterways Have Dropped, Reducing the Risks to Humans" September 11, 2014 The development of safer pesticides and legal restrictions on their use have sharply reduced the risk to humans from pesticide-tainted rivers and streams, while the potential risk to aquatic life in urban waters has risen, according to a two-decade survey published on Thursday. The study, conducted by the United States Geological Survey and published ...