Nano News & Events

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company HZO Raises $20 Million in Growth Financing

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, today announced that it has invested $2 million in portfolio company HZO, Inc.'s , $20...
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Albany NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Prestigious Journal of Electronic Materials

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Newly merged CNSE/SUNYIT Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. F. (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik to leverage cutting-edge experience at the NanoCollege and manage internationally recognized journal.
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Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion Theory: Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii have uncovered the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules in...
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New Study Raises Possibility of Production of P-Type Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - July 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University produced nanoparticles in homogenous particle sizes to make possible the production of p-type pigment solar cells.
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MoS2's dielectric constant is not constant

Nanotechweb - July 2, 2014 - 5:24am
Finding will be important for when it comes to designing molybdenum disulphide-based devices in the future
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FDA issues guidance on use of nanotechnology in foods

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 11:56am
The FDA recently issued a final guidance titled, "Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulato...
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Iranian, Norwegian Scientists Produce Nanopaper from Bagasse

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in association with their Norwegian colleagues succeeded in the production of a nanopaper with resistive and t...
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Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cel...
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Researchers create quantum dots with single-atom precision

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) in Berlin, Germany, NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has...
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Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A group of researchers from Russia, Belarus and Spain, including MIPT professor Yury Lozovik, have developed a microscopic force sensor based on carbon nanotubes. The device is described in an article...
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Nano-coatings release almost no nano-particles: Silver in the washing machine

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
The antibacterial properties of silver-coated textiles are popular in the fields of sport and medicine. A team at Empa has now investigated how different silver coatings behave in the washing machine,...
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Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distanc...
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Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT to Share Insights into Next-Generation Semiconductor Technology Development During SEMICON West 2014 Conference

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
SUNY NanoCollege and corporate partners provide updates on New York State's Global 450mm Consortium, among other presentations highlighting the state's high-tech industry.
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A smashing new look at nanoribbons: Rice University lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free way...
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New insights into energy generation by heat shock protein Hsp90: Cellular team players

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Many enzymes work only with a co-trainer, of sorts. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) show what this kind of co...
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Artificial enzyme mimics the natural detoxification mechanism in liver cells: Molybdenum oxide particles can assume the function of the endogenous enzyme sulfite oxidase / Basis for new therapeutic application

Nanotech-Now - July 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles oxidize sulfite to sulfate in liver cells in analogy to the enzyme sulfite oxi...
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New European research project aims to tackle antibiotic resistance issue raised by WHO via inhalable nano therapeutics

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A new research project (PneumoNP) is aimed at tackling antibiotic resistance in respiratory tract infections via the use of inhalable nanotherapeutic compounds. Funded under the FP7 programme by the E...
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Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry: Method is more ecological than chemical processes

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
You wouldn't think that mechanical force — the simple kind used to eject unruly patrons from bars, shoe a horse or emboss the raised numerals on credit cards — could process nanoparticles more subtly...
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NSERC Boosts Funding for Waterloo Researchers on the Verge of a Breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) selected nine researchers from the University of Waterloo for increased funds to support their research deemed to be novel or p...
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Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. Sets Date for Shareholder Vote for Proposed Combination With Nanofilm, Ltd.

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and NanoHolding Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), a...
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