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Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials f...

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Just when lighting aficionados were in a dark place, LEDs came to the rescue. Over the past decade, LED technologies -- short for light-emitting diode -- have swept the lighting industry by offering f...

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
DGIST announced that Professor Kyung-in Jang's research team succeeded in developing a technology that can control various color changes by coating several nanometers of semiconducting materials on a...

Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German...

Nanoscale view of energy storage

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
In a lab 18 feet below the Engineering Quad of Stanford University, researchers in the Dionne lab camped out with one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to capture an unimaginably small rea...

Seeing the quantum future... literally: What if big data could help you see the future and prevent your mobile phone from breaking before it happened?

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bri...

NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics: New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Semiconductors, which are the very basic components of electronic devices, have improved our lives in many ways. They can be found in lighting, displays, solar modules and microprocessors that are ins...

Manchester scientists tie the tightest knot ever achieved

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known - a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advance...

Nanoscale Modifications can be used to Engineer Electrical Contacts for Nanodevices

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at Swansea University show nanoscale modifications to the edge region of nanocontacts to nanowires can be used to engineer the electrical transport process.

Chemistry on the edge: Experiments at Berkeley Lab confirm that structural defects at the periphery are key in catalyst function

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2017 - 7:45am
Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, a team of researchers working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkel...

Scaffoldless tissue engineering benefits from combined approach

Nanotechweb - January 18, 2017 - 5:48am
Combining techniques for cuing growth morphology with magnetic nanoparticles for levitation and manipulation proves a powerful and versatile tool for tissue engineering

Recreating conditions inside stars with compact lasers: Scientists offer a new path to creating the extreme conditions found in stars, using ultra-short laser pulses irradiating nanowires

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
The energy density contained in the center of a star is higher than we can imagine - many billions of atmospheres, compared with the 1 atmosphere of pressure we live with here on Earth's surface.

Deciphering the beetle exoskeleton with nanomechanics: Understanding exoskeletons could lead to new, improved artificial materials

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
What can a beetle tell us about good design principles? Quite a lot, actually. Many insects and crustaceans possess hard, armor-like exoskeletons that, in theory, should weigh the creatures down. B...

New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology...

NIST physicists 'squeeze' light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit

Nanotech-Now - January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called "quantum limit."

Plasmonic circuits brighten up

Nanotechweb - January 16, 2017 - 5:28am
New ultra-compact laser made from semiconductor nanowires and wafer-scale plasmonic waveguides could be used in next-generation optoelectronics devices and photonics circuits as well as in future data-communication technologies.

New super-resolution microscope combines Nobel-winning technologies

Nanotechweb - January 16, 2017 - 5:27am
New technique achieves nanometre-scale resolution quickly.

Zeroing in on the true nature of fluids within nanocapillaries: While exploring the behavior of fluids at the nanoscale, a group of researchers at the French National Center for Scientific Research discovered a peculiar state of fluid mixtures contained i

Nanotech-Now - January 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Shrinking the investigation of objects down to the nanometer scale often reveals new properties of matter that have no equivalent for their bulk analysis. This phenomenon is motivating many current st...

New active filaments mimic biology to transport nano-cargo: A new design for a fully biocompatible motility engine transports colloidal particles faster than diffusion with active filaments

Nanotech-Now - January 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Inspired by micro-scale motions of nature, a group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in Chennai, India, has developed a new design...

Ultra-fast, ultra-sensitive platinum selenide gas sensors

InterNano Industry News - January 15, 2017 - 4:45am
Researchers have demonstrated ultrafast and highly sensitive gas sensors using platinum selenide. This material - a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) - has promising potential in different areas of nanoelectronics, including optoelectonics as well as sensing.
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