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Is producing ‘defective’ graphene the new scale-up solution?

By Stephanie Liverani / August 19, 2015

Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have developed a simple, cost-effective approach to produce graphene in a way that they say broadens the material’s potential commercial applications—they’re calling it ‘defective’ graphene.

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Nanotechnology meets fashion: Luxury Australian watch incorporates novel ceramic material

By April Gocha / May 18, 2015

A team of researchers at Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology has paired up with Australian luxury watch company Bausele to incorporate a novel high-strength, low-weight ceramic into some of the company’s luxury watches.

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Self-folding silicon nanostructures mock Venus flytraps to catch single cells

By April Gocha / July 8, 2014

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have manufactured self-folding, biocompatible, silicon nanostructures—that can capture single live cells in solution.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2014.

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GE may usher refrigerator revolution with magnetic technology

By April Gocha / March 19, 2014

GE Appliances has announced that it is focusing on advancing its technology for magnetic refrigeration–which replaces conventional compressors and refrigerants with magnetocaloric materials and magnets–and hopes to offer more energy efficient and environmentally friendly residential units within the next five years.

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