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Properties of water at nanoscale will help to design innovative biomedical and energy technologies

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists from Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and Houston Methodist Research Institute (Houston, USA) have just proposed on Nature Communications a novel understanding of unexpected water prope...
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Playing pool with carbon atoms: UA physicists discover how to change the crystal structure of graphene

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, with an electric field, an important step toward the...
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Flexible pressure-sensor film shows how much force a surface 'feels' -- in color

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
A newly developed pressure sensor could help car manufacturers design safer automobiles and even help Little League players hold their bats with a better grip, scientists report. The study describing...
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New lab-on-a-chip device overcomes miniaturization problems

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen...
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A small connection with big implications: Wiring up carbon-based electronics: Research carried out at UPV/EHU, DIPC and CNRS advances the understanding of electric contacts in future carbon-based nanoelectronics

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbon-based nanostructures such as nanotubes, graphene sheets, and nanoribbons are unique building blocks showing versatile nanomechanical and nanoelectronic properties. These materials which are ord...
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Harnessing magnetic vortices for making nanoscale antennas: Scientists explore ways to synchronize spins for more powerful nanoscale electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics have published a study show...
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Moving solitons help make graphene semiconducting

Nanotechweb - May 1, 2014 - 2:07am
Applied electric field can change the stacking order in trilayer material
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Multijunction solar cells break new records

Nanotechweb - April 30, 2014 - 4:25am
Full spectrum printed devices have efficiencies of nearly 44% and module level results of 36.5%
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Multiple optical traps economize on laser power

Nanotechweb - April 29, 2014 - 8:15am
Recycling laser power using an interferometer provides single-molecule biophysicists with multiple optical traps that are stable and less energy intensive than previous approaches.
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Nanosponge decoy fights superbug infections: A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. ("Aspen Aerogels") announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offerin...
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Fluorescent-based tool reveals how medical nanoparticles biodegrade in real time: May inform development of versatile drug carriers for therapeutic uses in patients

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles have been heralded as a potential "disruptive technology" in biomedicine, a versatile platform that could supplant conventional technologies, both as drug delivery vehicles and diagnosti...
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Stanford scientists create circuit board modeled on the human brain

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain - 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater poss...
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Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies With Adesto Technologies Corporation

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Adesto Technologies Corporation and why it is on the cutting...
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Aculon NanoClear Stencil NanoCoating Solution for Stencils Wins NPI Award

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Aculon, Inc's innovative stencil nanocoating - NanoClear - utilizing Aculon's repellent SAMP treatment has won the 2014 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Circuits Assembly in the Screen/Stenci...
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Iranians Produce Nanocomposite from Sugarcane

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from the University of Tehran utilized sugarcane waste to produce nanocomposite film.
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Ames Lab researchers see rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron. These properties are observed in a...
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How to create nanowires only 3 atoms wide with an electron beam

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smalle...
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Flexible battery, no lithium required: Rice University lab creates thin-film battery for portable, wearable electronics

Nanotech-Now - April 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage.
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Facet-controlled nanosheets improve Li-ion batteries

Nanotechweb - April 28, 2014 - 1:37am
Researchers have synthesized single crystalline {010}-oriented nanosheets of lithium iron phosphate
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