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Tailored optical material from DNA: Light-modifying nanoparticles

Using artificial DNA molecules, an international team of scientists headed by the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich has produced nanostructured materials that can be used to modify visible light by specification.

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Molecular graphene heralds new era of ‘designer electrons’

Researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the first-ever system of ‘designer electrons’ – exotic variants of ordinary electrons with tunable properties that may ultimately lead to new types of materials and devices.

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Nanotechnology art exhibition at the Nanotech Commercialization Conference

Cutting-edge artists from across the world will participate in the “Art of the Small”, a juried exhibition held in conjunction with the Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 4-5, 2012 at the American Tobacco Campus, in Durham, NC.

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RNA editing study under intense scrutiny

RNA editing study under intense scrutiny

Nature News , 15032012 doi: 10.1038/nature.2012.10217

Debate highlights pitfalls in interpreting genomic data.

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Mammals put embryo development on hold

Mammals put embryo development on hold

Nature News , 15032012 doi: 10.1038/nature.2012.10228

Henry Nicholls

The ability to postpone embryo growth temporarily may be more widespread than previously thought.

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Lab chemicals removed from Texas campus

Lab chemicals removed from Texas campus

Nature News , 15032012 doi: 10.1038/nature.2012.10238

Eugenie Samuel Reich

Questions raised over biosecurity after student found with vials from university.

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Awards competition signals fresh opportunities for researchers

Awards competition signals fresh opportunities for researchers

Nature News , 15032012 doi: 10.1038/nature.2012.10239

Meredith Wadman

Howard Hughes Medical Institute launches new funding round for basic biology.

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Neutrinos transmit message through solid rock

Neutrinos transmit message through solid rock

Nature News , 15032012 doi: 10.1038/nature.2012.10241

Geoff Brumfiel

Beamline used to code the word ‘neutrino’ as pulses of particles.

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Two nations divided by a common purpose

Two nations divided by a common purpose

Nature 483, 247 14032012 doi: 10.1038/483247a

Colin Macilwain

Plans to replicate Britain’s Science Media Centre in the United States are fraught with danger, warns Colin Macilwain.

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Seven days: 9–15 March 2012

Seven days: 9–15 March 2012

Nature 483, 250 14032012 doi: 10.1038/483250a

The week in science: Success for China’s neutrino experiment; South Africa edges ahead in race to host Square Kilometre Array; and Nobel prizewinning chemist Sherwood Rowland dies.

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