Nano News & Events

Metal-free nanocomposite makes cheap and efficient ORR catalyst

Nanotechweb - March 5, 2015 - 3:58am
Carbon nanotubes and graphene could speed up the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells.
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Colon + septic tank = unique, at times stinky, study: Researchers use lab-scale human colon and septic tank to study impact of copper nanoparticles on the environment

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
What do a human colon, septic tank, copper nanoparticles and zebrafish have in common? They were the key components used by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and UCLA to study...
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Glass coating improves battery performance: To improve lithium-sulfur batteries, researchers added glass cage-like coating and graphene oxide

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for...
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New nanodevice defeats drug resistance: Tiny particles embedded in gel can turn off drug-resistance genes, then release cancer drugs

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first...
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Breakthrough in OLED technology

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wrap...
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Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-res spectroscopy

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible.
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International research partnership tricks the light fantastic

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and...
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UC research partnership explores how to best harness solar power

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
A University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger, lighter, more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or g...
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Researchers turn unzipped nanotubes into possible alternative for platinum: Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University r...
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Important step towards quantum computing: Metals at atomic scale

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
German Scientist from RWTH Aachen, Research Center Jülich, TU Dresden and of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden report that the current flow on the surface of a topol...
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New Hopes for Treatment of Intestine Cancer by Edible Nanodrug

Nanotech-Now - March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences produced a new type of edible nanodrug for the treatment of intestine cancer and studied its performance.
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Nanomagnetic effects find a cool application

Nanotechweb - March 2, 2015 - 11:54am
(with audio) The observation of the magnetocaloric effect in readily fabricated thin films suggests nanostructures may be exploited in refrigeration.
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Laser anneal improves graphene ink

Nanotechweb - March 2, 2015 - 8:28am
The method might be used to improve inks made from other 2D materials too.
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“Nanorattles” reduce tumour size

Nanotechweb - March 2, 2015 - 7:53am
Structures made from gold quantum dots inside a porous silica shell could be used to image and destroy cancer cells.
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Graphene Shows Promise In Eradication Of Stem Cancer Cells

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 10:50am
Graphene was made in a lab in 2003, but by 2014, it reportedly reached $9 million in sales predominately in electronics, battery energy and semiconductors. Graphene is 100 times stronger than steel by...
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Scientific breakthrough in rechargeable batteries: Researchers from Singapore and Québec Team Up to Develop Next-Generation Materials to Power Electronic Devices and Electric Vehicles

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR and Quebec's IREQ (Hydro-Québec's research institute) have synthesized silicate-based nanoboxes that could m...
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First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life: Berkeley Lab research provides comprehensive description of ultra-small bacteria

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Departmen...
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Leti to Offer Updates on Silicon Photonics Successes at OFC in LA

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti will present updates on its silicon photonics technology, including its results on "heterogeneously integrated III-V on silicon distributed feedback lasers at 1310nm" and hybridization of ele...
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Moving molecule writes letters: Caging of molecules allows investigation of equilibrium thermodynamics

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 7:45am
On the search for high performance materials for applications such as gas storage, thermal insulators or dynamic nanosystems it is essential to understand the thermal behavior of matter down to the mo...
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Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer: With the 'rolling droplet technique,' a DNA-injected water droplet rolls like a ball over a platelet, sticking the DNA to the plate surface

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure - neatly unraveled and straightened out - under a microscope. Now, chemists and engineers at KU Leuven, in...
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