A possible Lando movie, Boss Key productions shuts down and Lethal Weapon drama (Stream Economy, Ep. 4) – CNET

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A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus

A nanoparticle vaccine could help eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunize children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where the disease is still found.

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A better way to control crystal vibrations

The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the crystalline structure determine fundamental properties of the material. Now, researchers have shown that by swapping out just a small fraction of a material’s atoms with atoms of a different element, they can control the speed and frequencies of these vibrations.

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Nanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market: Year-Over-Year of top Vendors In EMEA, APAC & Americas By … – Clean Technology

Nanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market: Year-Over-Year of top Vendors In EMEA, APAC & Americas By …Clean TechnologyNanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market report is prepared based on the in depth analysis with inputs from industry experts with forecast to 2021. The report covers the market size, market drivers, market challenges for the Nanotech-Enabled …

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Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting

A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to researchers.

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Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called “quantum dots,” are 400 times thinner than a human hair, and producing them from tea leaves is safe and non-toxic.

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IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello publishes new paper on Nanotechnology – Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

IEET Managing Director Steven Umbrello publishes new paper on NanotechnologyInstitute for Ethics and Emerging TechnologiesAtomically precise manufacturing (APM) is the assembly of materials with atomic precision. APM does not currently exist, and may not be feasible, but if it is feasible, then the societal impacts could be dramatic. This paper assesses the net societal …

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Discovery for grouping atoms invokes Pasteur

Scientists have found a new way of joining groups of atoms together into shape-changing molecules — opening up the possibility of a new area of chemistry and the development of countless new drugs, microelectronics and materials. Discoveries of new ways to make isomers — molecules made of the same atoms connected together differently — were last reported in 1961 and before then in 1914. Proof-of-principle and prototype demonstration of this important finding are expected within 30 months.

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Self-healing material a breakthrough for bio-inspired robotics

Many natural organisms have the ability to repair themselves. Now, manufactured machines will be able to mimic this property. Researchers have created a self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage.

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Boron nitride nanotubes enhanced for next-gen composites

Researchers discover a way to ‘decorate’ electrically insulating boron nitride nanotubes with functional groups. That makes them complementary building blocks to conductive carbon nanotubes for future composite and polymer materials.

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