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How to make the wonder material graphene superconducting

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team...
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Leti and Partners in PIEZOMAT Project Target New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Sensing Uses Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire Matrices to Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Human Fingerpr

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution...
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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature: New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing gene...
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New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlik...
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Polymer particles go acoustic

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2014 - 5:20am
Semiconducting nanostructures could make excellent photoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging
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Researching “super dust” and other materials that could reduce the cost of air and space travel

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 10:35pm
Whether researching stronger, lighter materials for use in planes and spaceships or keeping squashed insects from sticking to airplane wings, Mia Siochi's work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Vir...
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Nanobiotix sees Clinical Advance in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Pilot Trial with Lead Product, NBTXR3: Market Development Plan Outlined For Earlier Potential Launch in 2016

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanobiotix (Euronext: NANO), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today its development plan for the CE marking of NBTXR3, the...
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Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetica...
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New Medicine to Treat Diabetes Produced from Grape Extract

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian biological researchers produced a new medicine for the treatment of diabetes by using effective materials in the extract of grape encapsulated in drug nanocarriers.
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Fabrics Resistant to Growth of Microbes Produced in Iran

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, used the advantages of nanotechnology to produce cotton clothes with high antibacterial properties.
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Harris & Harris Group notes D-Wave's article in Time Magazine

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the article by Lev Grossman on Harris & Harris Group's portfolio company, D-Wav...
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Scientists Use Copper-Silicon Carbide Nanocomposite to Modify Resistant-Welding Electrodes

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers in association with Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) and Pohang University of Sciences and Technology, South Korea, used nanotechnology and produced copper-silicon carb...
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Large thermoelectric power from a combination of magnets and superconductors

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Thermoelectric devices can cool materials by passing currents, or convert temperature differences into electric power. However, especially metallic structures have a very poor thermoelectric performan...
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KIT Spinoff Wins ”Prism Award 2014“

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoscribe GmbH, a spinoff of the Karlsruhe Institute of Tech-nology (KIT), has won the renowned Prism Award 2014. It is granted annually by the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE for...
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Graphene ribbons highly conductive at room temperature

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
An international team including researchers from CNRS, Université de Lorraine, the SOLEIL synchrotron facility[1], Georgia Institute of technology, Oak Ridge National laboratory and Université de Leib...
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Nanoparticle superstructures break down in the body

Nanotechweb - February 10, 2014 - 4:07am
DNA and gold particle assemblies for safer anti-cancer drug delivery
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Nanoparticle pinpoints blood vessel plaques: A step toward indentifying plaques vulnearble to rupture and cause heart attack and stroke

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques...
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Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2014 - 7:45am
J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineeri...
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Carbon Nanotube Probes for AFM Now at Breakthrough Prices: Affordable pricing makes CNTs probes accessible for all AFM researchers

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbon Design Innovations, Inc. (C|D|I), the leading manufacturer of carbon nanotube (CNT) probes for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), today announced its new Performance Family of CNT Probes for AFM im...
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Molecular Traffic Jam Makes Water Move Faster through Nanochannels: Researchers find the unusual movement of water molecules through carbon nanotubes explains their faster-than-expected travel times

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Cars inch forward slowly in traffic jams, but molecules, when jammed up, can move extremely fast. New research by Northwestern University researchers finds that water molecules traveling through ti...
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