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A Horde of Bots to Restore Loss After Stroke – Futureq



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Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients – Phys.org
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The brain is the only organ to have its own security system: a tightly packed network of blood vessels and barriers that allow the entry of essential nutrients while blocking other potentially harmful substances.
However, the barrier also blocks lifesaving drugs, rendering it difficult to treat a range of conditions including stroke.
Now the research carried out on mice and published today in the journal ACS Nano, shows that liposomes can potentially transport life-saving drugs across the barrier.

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Power and Go in Less than 10 Minutes – Futureq



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10-minute charging for electric cars may be on the way – Futurity
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Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, and, in 10 minutes, drive out with a fully charged battery, according to a team of engineers.
“We demonstrated that we can charge an electrical vehicle in ten minutes for a 200 to 300 mile range,” says Chao-Yang Wang, chair of mechanical engineering; a professor of chemical engineering and of materials science and engineering; and director of the Electrochemical Engine Center at Penn State.

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Thanks to these Creeps, No One Can Sink Your Battleship EVER Again – Futureq



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University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.
Could this lead to an unsinkable ship? A wearable flotation device that will still float after being punctured? Electronic monitoring devices that can survive in long term in the ocean?
All of the above, says Chunlei Guo, professor of optics and physics, whose lab describes the structure in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

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Building with Optical Tweezers – Futureq

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Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale – Science Daily
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible. The team adapted a light-based technology employed widely in biology — known as optical traps or optical tweezers — to operate in a water-free liquid environment of carbon-rich organic solvents, thereby enabling new potential applications.
As the team reports in a paper published Oct. 30 in the journal Nature Communications, the optical tweezers act as a light-based “tractor beam” that can assemble nanoscale semiconductor materials precisely into larger structures.

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