Nano News & Events

New 'electronic skin' for prosthetics, robotics detects pressure from different directions

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a...
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Controlling the temperature of nanopore sensors

Nanotechweb - December 15, 2014 - 5:08am
Plasmonic nanostructures made from nanopores and “bulls-eye” nanoantennas might be used to detect single molecules and biomolecules, such as proteins and DNA, and analyse their properties.
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Nanoparticles Prove Effective in Removing Phosphor from Calcareous Soil

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University studied the function of nanoparticles in separation of pollutants, including phosphor from agricultural soils.
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Stretchable silicon nanoribbons make artificial skin

Nanotechweb - December 12, 2014 - 4:01am
New device can sense strain, pressure, temperature and humidity, and might be used in prosthetics and in robotics applications.
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PETA science consortium to present at Society for Risk Analysis meeting

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
The PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd., will present at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis on a framework for optimizing nonanimal testing methods for nanomaterials. This pre...
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Keysight Technologies Further Reinvents Bench Testing With User-Centric Software

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced the next-generation of BenchVue, an intuitive, easy-to-use PC software application that provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility an...
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New Technique Could Harvest More of the Sun's Energy

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. However, the photovoltaic cells now u...
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The gold standard

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may...
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Polymeric Drug Carrier Produced in Iran for Target Delivery System

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
In this research, biodegradable polymers have been used in the production of nanocarrier, which enable the release of drug by controlling changes in temperature. The production and characterization of...
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Simple, Biocompatible Method Developed for Production of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - December 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences proposed a simple, cost-effective and fast method to produce metal oxide nanoparticles, which is in agreement with the basics of green c...
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Stretchy copper patch provides pain relief

Nanotechweb - December 11, 2014 - 4:36am
Metallic-based film could be a real alternative to conventional warm gel and thermal packs for alleviating the pain caused by everyday sprains and strains, and might even help patients suffering from arthritis.
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Laser light purifies nanotube mix

Nanotechweb - December 9, 2014 - 9:15am
2500 nm wavelength IR beam separates out semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes from a mix of both semiconducting and metallic thanks to a phenomenon called thermocapillary flow.
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Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply: New sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
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Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors: Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic...
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New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and pho...
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High photosensitivity 2D-few-layered molybdenum diselenide phototransistors

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials are now attracting a lot of interest due to their unique optoelectronic properties at atomic thicknesses. Among them, graphene has been mostly investigated, but...
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Biomimetic dew harvesters: Understanding how a desert beetle harvests water from dew could improve drinking water collection in dew condensers

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Insects are full of marvels - and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated...
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Nanosensor to Detect Naproxen Drug Produced in Iran

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shiraz University produced a nanosensor during a laboratorial research which can be used in measuring naproxen drug.
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Membrane nano-tomography in living cells: Label-free evanescent microscopy enables full-field and real-time tracking of membrane processes without signal fading and cell perturbation

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Membranes play a pivotal role in numerous cell mechanisms, in particular for internalization, adhesion and motility studies. In terms of optical imaging of the membrane, special configurations are nee...
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Endomagnetics receives IDE approval to initiate US trials

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Cancer healthcare company Endomagnetics announced today that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a piv...
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