Nano News & Events

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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CISCEM 2014 - 2nd Conference on In-Situ and Correlative Electron Microscopy

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Location: Saarbruecken Venue: Aula of the Saarland University Ticket prices: 200€ regular participants; 100€ students
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Non-Destructive Tests Carried Out at Nanometric Scale in Iran to Characterize Hydroxyapatite

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology characterized mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite powder by using novel and non-destructive tests.
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Using Femtosecond Lasers to Administer Drugs

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson's Disease is research "I would never have been able to do outside of OIST," says Professor Keshav Dani. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Tec...
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CEA-Leti and CORIMA Team up on Force Sensors Integrated in Cycle Wheels to Measure Rider Power Output

Nanotech-Now - June 29, 2014 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti and CORIMA, a leading supplier of carbon-composite wheels and frames for track and road-racing cyclists, today announced they are developing an integrated sensor system to measure the power o...
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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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