Nano News & Events

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical...
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New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging: Multiplexing technique for nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging developed by researchers in Switzerland cuts normal scan time from two weeks to two days

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2015 - 7:45am
NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the sha...
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Squeezed quantum cats

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Quantum physics is full of fascinating phenomena. Take, for instance, the cat from the famous thought experiment by the physicist Erwin Schrodinger. The cat can be dead and alive at once, since its li...
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New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier: Researchers at the University of Toronto design diagnostic chip to reduce testing time from days to one hour, allowing doctors to pick the right antibiotic the first time

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2015 - 7:45am
We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that su...
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Collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2015 - 7:45am
Portable electronics - typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials - are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget.
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Nanopillars probe cell nuclei

Nanotechweb - May 29, 2015 - 5:55am
New technique measures nuclear mechanics quickly and non-invasively.
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Ferrocene makes good semi-liquid battery

Nanotechweb - May 28, 2015 - 4:43am
New energy storage device bridges the gap between batteries and capacitors.
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Global Nano-Enabled Packaging Market For Food and Beverages Will Reach $15.0 billion in 2020

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Global nano enabled packaging market is growing due to increasing demand for shelf stable packaging. Nano materials have been exploited world over to be utilized in a wide range of market sectors. Foo...
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Dr.Theivasanthi Slashes the Price of Graphene Heavily: World first & lowest price – Nano-price (30 USD / kg) of graphene by nanotechnologist

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
World record holder in nanotechnology Dr.T.Theivasanthi, a research Faculty from International Research Centre of Kalasalingam University is ready to supply graphene at “Nano-price” i.e. 30 USD per kg...
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Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could beco...
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Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at the University of York's Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.
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One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so...
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DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
In a new twist on the use of DNA in nanoscale construction, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators put synthetic strands of the biological...
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Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays: Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated properties c...
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Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the corrosion and immunity behavior of a new type of nanostructures and used them in the production of metallic body implants.
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Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences produced a new type of anticancer drug nanocarriers by using magnetic nanoparticles to treat lung cancer.
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Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is c...
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Better understanding phosphorene

Nanotechweb - May 25, 2015 - 11:25am
Low-frequency interlayer “breathing” modes shed more light on promising new 2D semiconductor.
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This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects: The photonics advancement could improve early cancer detection, nanoelectronics manufacturing and scientists' ability to observe single molecules

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement -- called a metamaterial hyperlens -- doesn't climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.
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Visualizing How Radiation Bombardment Boosts Superconductivity: Atomic-level flyovers show how impact sites of high-energy ions pin potentially disruptive vortices to keep high-current superconductivity flowing

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Sometimes a little damage can do a lot of good-at least in the case of iron-based high-temperature superconductors. Bombarding these materials with high-energy heavy ions introduces nanometer-scale da...
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