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February 5, 2016

Research Teams Use DNA To Make 3-D Nanoparticle Structures With High Precision

Nanotechnology: One group assembles nanoparticle lattices that can be reshaped on demand, and the other builds structures that mimic the geometry of diamond

February 4, 2016

Fluorescence Method Maps Reactivity Hot Spots On A Catalyst’s Surface

Imaging: Technique could help improve catalyst performance and make reactions such as water splitting viable

February 4, 2016

Artificial Clotting Agent Could Treat Internal Bleeding In Combat Zones

Nanomaterials: Heat-stable polymeric nanoparticles improve survival when injected in wounded rats

February 2, 2016

The Magnetic Pull Of Ultralow-Power Computing

Electronic Materials: Switches made of nanomagnets can perform a basic logic operation while consuming very little power

February 1, 2016

Magnetic Massaging Hydrogels For Muscle Regeneration

Materials Science: Biocompatible implants help heal skeletal muscle injuries in mice

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