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Discovery will allow more sophisticated work at nanoscale

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The movement of fluids through small capillaries and channels is crucial for processes ranging from blood flow through the brain to power generation and electronic cooling systems, but that movement often stops when the channel is smaller than 10 nanometers. Researchers have reported a new way to stimulate the fluid flow by using a small […]

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Metal-breathing bacteria could transform electronics, biosensors, and more

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When the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium ‘breathes’ in certain metal and sulfur compounds anaerobically, the way an aerobic organism would process oxygen, it produces materials that could be used to enhance electronics, electrochemical energy storage, and drug-delivery devices. The ability of this bacterium to produce molybdenum disulfide — a material that is able to transfer electrons […]