Bacterial nanotechnology

The 2018 Kavli Prize recognizes scientists working in the field of basic biology and reminds us of the importance of fundamental research for uncovering the technologies of the future. The Kavli Prize was established in 2008 by philanthropist and physicist Fred Kavli, and is awarded every two years by the Kavli Foundation, in association with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, to researchers working in the areas of nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics.

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Transparent, conductive films promising for developing flexible screens

Because silver is less brittle and more chemically resistant than materials currently used to make these electrodes, the new films could offer a high-performance and long-lasting option for use with flexible screens and electronics. The silver-based films could also enable flexible solar cells for installation on windows, roofs and even personal devices.

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Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery

Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a scientists.

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Single molecular insulator pushes boundaries of current state of the art

Researchers have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier. The team’s insight was to exploit the wave nature of electrons. By designing an extremely rigid silicon-based molecule under 1 nm in length that exhibited comprehensive destructive interference signatures, they devised a novel technique for blocking tunnelling conduction. This new design principle has the potential to support continued miniaturization of classic transistors in the near term.

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Inexpensive detector is like ‘Velcro®’ for cancer cells

Researchers have developed a new type of sensor that acts like Velcro® for prostate cancer cells, sticking them to a modified frosted glass slide, like those used in science classes, so that they can be identified from blood samples. The low-cost method could help doctors better diagnose and monitor the disease.

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Give Dad a Sonos One voice-controlled speaker for $159 – CNET

With Ebay cutting 20 percent off everything today, this is a particularly good deal. Plus: A great Dad gift that’s only $6 and the best deal to date on Sphero’s Star Wars droids.

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Give Dad a Sonos One voice-controlled speaker for $159 – CNET

With Ebay cutting 20 percent off everything today, this is a particularly good deal. Plus: A great Dad gift that’s only $6 and the best deal to date on Sphero’s Star Wars droids.

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Cambridge Analytica chief accused of swiping $8M from the company – CNET

Alexander Nix reportedly took the money shortly after the media started scrutinizing the activity of Cambridge Analytica.

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Cambridge Analytica chief accused of swiping $8M from the company – CNET

Alexander Nix reportedly took the money shortly after the media started scrutinizing the activity of Cambridge Analytica.

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2019 Jeep Renegade gets a new look in Europe – Roadshow

Jeep also promises new engines for its smallest SUV.

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