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New nanoparticles aid sepsis treatment in mice

Sepsis, the body’s overreaction to an infection, affects more than 1.5 million people and kills at least 270,000 every year in the U.S. alone. The standard treatment of antibiotics and…


New technique is a big nano-step forward in fabricating the next generation of transistors

Using hydrocarbon seeds, materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method for making graphene nanoribbons. In the future, the technique may allow the industrial-scale fabrication of…

terahertz emitter being used for security screenings

New wave: Narrowband terahertz emitter could search for explosive materials in public spaces

Sometimes a breakthrough in fundamental research is placed on a shelf or filed away in a journal article until someone finds a practical use for it years or decades later….

Bonita Goh and Yafei Wang working in the lab

Making new metals with machine learning means molten salt can’t corrode

For clean energy sources like solar or nuclear, molten salt is somewhat of a wonder material. In concentrated solar power plants, for example, the sun’s heat can be stored in…


A penetrating gaze: System allows world’s first X-ray look at electron-beam 3D-printing process

One of the greatest areas of potential for 3D printing might be in the ability to realize geometrically challenging or one-of-a-kind designs—for example, a patient’s replacement scapula, designed from a…