Nano News & Events

Arizona State researcher explores responsible innovation

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
An engineer works in the lab on a promising research project. He follows all the rules, works with the materials available to him and produces quality work. He never lies, cheats or steals. His resear...
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Nanoelectronics key to advances in renewable energy

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoscale technology looks promising as a major contributor to advancements needed to fulfill the potential of emerging sources of clean, renewable energy.
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National Space Society Issues Position on Protecting Earth From Cosmic Impacts

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
On February 15, 2013, a meteor exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The blast damaged over 7,000 buildings and almost 1,500 people suffered injuries requiring treatment. As we observe the...
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Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to 'move' brain tumors

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations...
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Metal Nano-Oxides Improve Properties of Hydroxyapatite Synthesized through Biocompatible Method

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian materials engineers increased flexural strength and toughness of hydroxyapatite pieces by using oxide nanoparticles compatible with the body.
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New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
An electrode designed like a pomegranate - with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind - overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithi...
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New Process For Making Nano Sized Particles:Indian researchers have identified a novel procedure for nanopowders

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Indian researchers (Theivasanthi and Alagar) have identified a novel procedure for making nanopowders. The group, based at Centre for Research and Post Graduate Department of Physics, Ayya Nadar Janak...
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Iran Ranks 8th in World in Publication of Nanotechnology Articles

Nanotech-Now - February 18, 2014 - 7:45am
Iran stood 8th among the world states in publishing nanotechnology articles, showing a 13.4% growth in comparison with the previous year.
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Synchrotron sheds new light on weak ferromagnets

Nanotechweb - February 17, 2014 - 7:09am
First measurement of the “Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya” interaction in these materials could be important for applications like high-density data storage
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Movies of graphene nanopore opening

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Fabricating functional nano-devices is an ultimate goal of nanotechnology. Atomic-scale modification and sculpting of materials can enable nano-machines with wide-varying application potential in biol...
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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Best Paper Award 2013 goes to Sherrie Elzey and De-Hao Tsai: Young scientists singled out for developing a method to characterize physical size and elemental composition of nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
The Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) has chosen Sherrie Elzey (32) and De-Hao Tsai (37) as the recipients of its Best Paper Award 2013. Elzey and Tsai are lead authors of...
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PI Group Launches Economical Sub-Miniature Precision Positioning Stages at 2014 Photonics West

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP just introduced a new generation of economical, miniaturized positioning stages with piezo-inertia motor drives at this year's SPIE Photonics West conference. Linear and ro...
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University institutes are shaping future of research: Cross-pollination between scientific disciplines is key to creative solutions

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
In an age of specialization, building networks of outstanding scientists, engineers and clinicians is helping the development of creative solutions to complex societal needs. But how do you successful...
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A potentially revolutionnary material: Scientists produce a novel form of artificial graphene

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
A new breed of ultra thin super-material has the potential to cause a technological revolution. "Artificial graphene" should lead to faster, smaller and lighter electronic and optical devices of all k...
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Rice's carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper: Tests show bundles beat traditional cables for transmitting electricity

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research. <...
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When chemists invent new rattles

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Chemists supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have developed a one-pot synthesis process to encapsulate nanoparticles. This type of particle could improve the antimicrobial coatin...
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Harris & Harris Group Notes Molecular Imprints' Semiconductor Business To Be Acquired By Canon

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by its portfolio company, Molecular Imprints, Inc. ("MII"), th...
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Aerospace Human Factors Specialist to deliver ESTECH 2014 Keynote

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
In October of 2012, Felix Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier without help from an engine, executing a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere as part of the Stratos project. Whil...
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Cancer drugs hitch a ride on 'smart' gold nanoshells

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.
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2013 Nanotechnology Patent Literature Review: Graphitic Carbon-Based Nanotechnology and Energy Applications Are on the Rise

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
McDermott Will & Emery continues investigating trends in nanotechnology patent literature as a means of identifying research trends, pinpointing industry leaders and clarifying the importance of the U...
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