Nano News & Events

Stretchy copper patch provides pain relief

Nanotechweb - December 11, 2014 - 4:36am
Metallic-based film could be a real alternative to conventional warm gel and thermal packs for alleviating the pain caused by everyday sprains and strains, and might even help patients suffering from arthritis.
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Laser light purifies nanotube mix

Nanotechweb - December 9, 2014 - 9:15am
2500 nm wavelength IR beam separates out semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes from a mix of both semiconducting and metallic thanks to a phenomenon called thermocapillary flow.
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Detecting gases wirelessly and cheaply: New sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
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Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors: Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic...
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New technique allows low-cost creation of 3-D nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and pho...
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High photosensitivity 2D-few-layered molybdenum diselenide phototransistors

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials are now attracting a lot of interest due to their unique optoelectronic properties at atomic thicknesses. Among them, graphene has been mostly investigated, but...
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Biomimetic dew harvesters: Understanding how a desert beetle harvests water from dew could improve drinking water collection in dew condensers

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Insects are full of marvels - and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated...
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Nanosensor to Detect Naproxen Drug Produced in Iran

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shiraz University produced a nanosensor during a laboratorial research which can be used in measuring naproxen drug.
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Membrane nano-tomography in living cells: Label-free evanescent microscopy enables full-field and real-time tracking of membrane processes without signal fading and cell perturbation

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Membranes play a pivotal role in numerous cell mechanisms, in particular for internalization, adhesion and motility studies. In terms of optical imaging of the membrane, special configurations are nee...
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Endomagnetics receives IDE approval to initiate US trials

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
Cancer healthcare company Endomagnetics announced today that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a piv...
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SUNY NanoCollege Celebrates Winter Commencement: Graduates To Pursue High-Tech Career And Educational Opportunities In New York State

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
As a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo's innovation-driven agenda for strengthening New York State's high-tech workforce, thirty-two students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Sci...
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Light propagation in solar cells made visible

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2014 - 7:45am
How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The ph...
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Nanotechnology Helps Conservation of Historical Artifacts

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed and produced special showcases for demonstration of historical artifacts in museums and libraries which can protect ancient artifacts against any damage and prevent their...
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Nanocatalysts Can Reduce Pollution Caused by Diesel Engines

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a nanocatalyst with a very high level of distribution and stability in diesel engine fuels.
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Arrowhead Appoints Patrick O'Brien as General Counsel

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has appointed Patrick O'Brien as General Counsel. In this role...
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New research paves the way for nano-movies of biomolecules: Scientists use X-ray laser as ultra slow-motion camera

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2014 - 7:45am
An international team, including scientists from DESY, has caught a light sensitive biomolecule at work with an X-ray laser. The study proves that X-ray lasers can capture the fast dynamics of biomole...
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Laser sniffs out toxic gases from afar: System can ID chemicals in the atmosphere from a kilometer away

Nanotech-Now - December 7, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases -- a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill -- from up to one kilometer away.
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Electron pairs on demand: Controlled emission and spatial splitting of electron pairs demonstrated

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
In quantum optics, generating entangled and spatially separated photon pairs (e.g. for quantum cryptography) is already a reality. So far, it has, however, not been possible to demonstrate an analogou...
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NEI introduces NANOMYTE® SuperAi, a Durable Anti-ice Coating

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE® SuperAi - a nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the underlying substrate. The transparent coating also provides...
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Researchers control adhesion of E. coli bacteria

Nanotech-Now - December 5, 2014 - 7:45am
A research team from Kiel University (CAU) and Goethe University Frankfurt have jointly created a synthetic surface on which the adhesion of E. coli bacteria can be controlled. The layer, which is onl...
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