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Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics.&nbsp;<a href="#__target_object_not_reachable"> <br /></a>

Nanoelectronics

Tomorrow's electronics are diverse. Above all, they take place on the smallest scale. On the nanometre scale, researchers today are already juggling the most varied ingredients: various organic substances on a molecular level or graphene which shows unusual mechanical or electronic characteristics. [more]

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Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Nanotechnology in a glass sponge

February 24, 2014

The marine sponge Monorhaphis chuni (M. Chuni) forms a glass filament with a perfect periodic arrangement of nanopores employing a similar method that is used for fabrication of man-made mesoporous nanomaterials [more]

Chemistry

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Snapshots differentiate molecules from their mirror image

November 28, 2013

Max Planck researchers are able to reveal the spatial structure of chiral molecules [more]

Chemistry . Ecology

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Domesticated silk moths have limited sense of smell

November 21, 2013

Domesticated silkmoths Bombyx mori have a much more limited perception of environmental odours compared to their wild relatives. [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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Rust protection from nanocapsules

November 06, 2013

Containers made of a conductive polymer only open in the presence of corrosion and release anticorrosive payloads [more]

Chemistry . Microbiology . Structural Biology

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Rare earths in bacteria

October 30, 2013

Methane-decomposing bacteria from hot springs need the valuable metals to produce energy [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

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The key to the treasure in wood

October 04, 2013

Using a simple, parallel approach, the components of lignin can be reworked for practical applications [more]

Chemistry . Material Sciences

Catalysts team up with textiles

September 13, 2013

Simple textiles can be used with catalysts to enable complex chemical reactions [more]

Chemistry . Earth Sciences . Ecology

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Terror bird was frightening but harmless

September 10, 2013

The prehistoric bird Gastornis was probably not a bird of prey but a herbivore [more]

 
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