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Solar-cell efficiency improved with new polymer devices
New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers. Researchers identified a new polymer -- a type of large molecule that forms plastics and other familiar materials -- which improved the efficiency of solar cells. The group also determined the method by which the polymer improved the cells' efficiency. The polymer allowed electrical charges to move more easily throughout the cell, boosting the production of electricity -- a mechanism never before demonstrated in such devices.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:54 GMT

Better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs
The first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer have been reported by scientists.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:54 GMT

Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:54 GMT

Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads
(Penn State) For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads' that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers. The threads have a structure that has never been seen before.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:55 GMT

Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading
(Stanford School of Engineering) Stanford researchers have created a decoy protein designed to interrupt the signaling pathway that triggers the breakaway of cancerous cells; in other words the signal that initiates metastasis. Preliminary tests showed this strategy effective in mice models; infusion with this decoy protein greatly reduced metastasis in mice with aggressive breast and ovarian cancers when compared to a control group. Years of tests lie ahead but it's a promising start for an alternative to chemotherapy.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:55 GMT

Engineered proteins stick like glue -- even in water
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers find new adhesives based on mussel proteins could be useful for naval or medical applications.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:39:55 GMT

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