Nano News & Events

Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals - UC Riverside discovery has applications in signage, posters, writing tablets, billboards and anti-counterfeit technology

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research...
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Water-cleanup catalysts tackle biomass upgrading: Rice University researchers register 4th 'volcano plot' for palladium-gold catalysts

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Rice University chemical engineer Michael Wong has spent a decade amassing evidence that palladium-gold nanoparticles are excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but even he was surprised at...
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Shaken, not stirred -- mythical god's capsules please!

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Everything depends on how you look at them. Looking from one side you will see one face; and when looking from the opposite side - you will see a different one. So appear Janus capsules, miniature, ho...
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Deeper insights into protein folding: Study presents a new theoretical foundation explaining the mechanism of protein folding and unfolding in water

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Investigating the structure and dynamics of so-called Meso-Bio-Nano (MBN) systems—micron-sized biological or nanotechnology entities—is a rapidly expanding field of science. Now, scientists Alexander...
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NNI releases progress review on environmental, health, & safety research

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released today a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Researc...
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Mersana and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Develop Next-Generation Antibody-Drug Conjugates

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., may be interested to read about a fantastic announcement from our privately held portfolio company, Mersana Therapeutics, Inc.
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Metabolon to Sponsor Study at Geisinger Medical Center with Quantose IR to Monitor Prediabetes Therapy

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., may be interested to read about an announcement from our privately held portfolio company, Metabolon, Inc.
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Scientists develop a 'nanosubmarine' that delivers complementary molecules inside cells: Researchers at the University of Miami and the University of Ulster have created nanoparticles that can transport interacting molecules into living cells

Nanotech-Now - June 27, 2014 - 7:45am
With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications, there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the...
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DNA chimeras help assemble protein nanodevices

Nanotechweb - June 27, 2014 - 4:05am
Single-molecule cut-and-paste technique could be ideal for bottom-up nano-assembly and to study the fundamental behaviour of biomolecules
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Supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries in one neat device

Nanotechweb - June 26, 2014 - 7:32am
3D thin-film and “carbon-onion”-coated metal oxides make good hybrid energy-storage electrode
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Precision production: nanotubes meet electronics requirements

Nanotechweb - June 26, 2014 - 4:53am
A new catalyst yields carbon nanotubes with a level of structural purity that puts next-generation carbon nanoelectronics devices within reach.
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Micro-manufacturing breakthrough is wired for sound

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have harnessed the power of sound waves to enable precision micro- and nano-manufacturing.

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UT Arlington nanoparticles could provide easier route for cell therapy

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually coul...
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Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a simple, low-loss waveguide for Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) that is applicable to nanoscale photonic integrated circuits on silicon

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are waves that propagate along the surface of a conductor and collective oscillation of electrons coupled with the optical field at the nano-scale beyond the diffract...
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Singapore Researchers Use FEI Titan S/TEM to Link Plasmonics with Molecular Electronics: As described in the March 28 issue of Science, researchers discover quantum plasmonic tunneling – a phenomenon that may eventually lead to new, ultra-fast electrical

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) congratulates its customers, National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and the A*STAR institutes: Institute of High Performance Computing and...
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Measuring the mass of 'massless' electrons: Taming graphene, Harvard-led researchers successfully measure collective mass of ‘massless’ electrons in motion

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it's a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because...
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University of Maastricht Adds Complete Correlative Workflow from FEI to its Institute of Nanoscopy

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
The University of Maastricht will use a Correlative Workflow from FEI to enable greater insight into the 3D form of cellular proteins, which may facilitate the development of more effective disease tr...
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Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
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Sharper imaging using X-rays: HZB team develops three-dimensional volume diffraction optics for X-rays

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Physicists at HZB have developed a process to generate improved lenses for X-ray microscopy that provide both better resolution and higher throughput. To accomplish this, they fabricate three-dimensio...
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Unlocking milk's formula could save lives, say scientists

Nanotech-Now - June 25, 2014 - 7:45am
A new study on the digestion of milk could lead to the development of new formulas for premature babies, weight loss drinks and potentially new drug delivery systems.
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