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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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Leica Microsystems Launches 3D Surface Metrology Solution: Leica DCM8 Unites Advantages of High-Definition Confocal Microscopy and Interferometry in One Instrument

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DCM8 for non-destructive three-dimensional surface profiling. The instrument is a combined confocal and interferometric optical profiler and therefore provides th...
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Superconductivity in Orbit: Scientists Find New Path to Loss-Free Electricity

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Armed with just the right atomic arrangements, superconductors allow electricity to flow without loss and radically enhance energy generation, delivery, and storage. Scientists tweak these superconduc...
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400,000 Euros for Pioneers of Electron Microscopy

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
The physicist Maximilian Haider, honorary professor at KIT, is one of the winners of this year's "Frontiers of Knowledge Award" in the amount of about EUR 400,000. The Spanish foundation BBVA honors H...
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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Improve Performance of Optical Laser

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch, used chemical methods to produce zinc oxide nanoparticles with regular structure to be used in optical industries.
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XPRIZE Opens Team Registration for $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE: Teams From Private, Public, and Social Sectors Encouraged to Compete in Global Competition to Revolutionize Ocean pH Sensor Technology

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced that team registration is open for the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition to inc...
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Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit: What's so 'super' about this superfluid

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Modern electronics relies on utilizing the charge properties of the ele...
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CNST Deputy Director Lloyd Whitman Serving as Interim Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), has been detailed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to serve as the Interim Director...
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Waste not want not: recycling silicon electronics

Nanotechweb - February 14, 2014 - 5:22am
Saudi Arabia team transforms traditional rigid electronics wafers into mechanically flexible and transparent ones
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Graphene oxide makes perfect sieve

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2014 - 5:47am
Carbon-based membranes could be ideal in water filtration and desalination technologies
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Scientists Introduce New Contrast Agent to Detect Ovarian Cancer Cells

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
New SPION-C595 contrast agent was introduced, designed and produced by Iranian researchers to detect and take images from ovarian cancer cells to be used in targeted magnetic resonance molecular imagi...
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