Monday on Lake Effect: The Lake Express Ferry, Nobel Prize Winner Ben Feringa, ‘Raising the Dad’

We take a trip on the Lake Express Ferry to speak with its founder, who will retire at the end of this season after nearly two decades of leading the effort. Later, we talk nanotechnology with a Nobel Prize winner.

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Nano-decorations in nature’s subsurface water filter

After years of working on this problem, Johnson has found an answer that could help water managers better prepare for and respond to outbreaks caused by rain and floods. The answer involves chemistry, physics. . . and a little bit of decorative nanoscience.

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Nanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market competitive insight, growth prospect & future trends to 2021 – Clean Technology

Nanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market competitive insight, growth prospect & future trends to 2021Clean TechnologyNanotech-Enabled Aircraft Power Solutions Market research presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular …

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MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas

Scientists have developed a metal-organic framework material with a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove atmospheric nitrogen dioxide gas in ambient conditions. The discovery, confirmed by researchers using neutron scattering, could facilitate air filtration technologies that capture and convert targeted gases, including carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, for long-term sequestration to mitigate air pollution and global warming.

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Turbocharge for lithium batteries

A team of material researchers has succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly suited for electrodes in lithium batteries. The nanocomposite material might help to significantly increase the storage capacity and lifetime of batteries as well as their charging speed.

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Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration

Study shows a magnet-controlled ‘switch’ in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments, altering the properties of the superconductor.

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Students Study Nanotech, Viruses Across Oceans and Disciplines in Singapore – Michigan Tech News (press release)

Students Study Nanotech, Viruses Across Oceans and Disciplines in SingaporeMichigan Tech News (press release)Specifically, the students are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to look at biomedical applications of nanotechnology for detecting and treating viral diseases. The students in the program, who hail from several different universities …

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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 team of researchers at Penn State. Many labs around the world are developing nanoparticle-based, drug delivery systems to selectively target tumors.

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Fitbit’s first kid fitness tracker is now available – CNET

The Fitbit Ace is basically a rebranded Fitbit Alta.

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Facebook adds Arabic to iPhone language options – CNET

The addition brings the app in line with desktop and Android.

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