Nano News & Events

Nanoclays Used to Improve Surface Properties of Paper

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoclay and calcium carbonate particles to improve surface properties of paper, including smoothness and printability, as well as optical properties of printing papers.
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Imaging technology could unlock mysteries of a childhood disease

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with unde...
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Nanocomposites Prove Efficient in Improving Mechanical Properties of Rubber

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Qom University of Technology succeeded in increasing the thermal resistant (lifetime) of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber and improving its mechanical properties...
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen: In the search for long-lasting, inexpensive rechargeable batteries, researchers develop more realistic methods to study the materials in action

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences rese...
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The world's largest graphene production plant is now operational in China

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
In July we reported that China's Ningbo Morsh Technology is establishing a new graphene production line that will have an annual capacity of 300 tons (or tens of millions of graphene films). The line...
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The University of Valencia creates a low cost thin film photovoltaic device with high energy efficiency

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
A group of researchers led by Hendrik Bolink of the Institut de Ciència Molecular (ICMol) of the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia has developed a thin film low cost photovoltaic device wi...
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AXT and TESCAN Sponsor Joint Conference on Microscopy and Nanotechnology - ACMM23/ICONN2014

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2014 - 8:50pm
AXT Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of microscopes and microscopy-related equipment are proud to announce that they, and their major supplier TESCAN will both be gold sponsors at the upcoming ACMM23/ICONN...
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Veteran Broadcaster Joins CNSE Executive Team, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Further Enhance the NanoCollege's Statewide Media and Marketing Efforts

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2014 - 7:45am
CNSE VP of Strategic Communications and Public Relations Jerry Gretzinger to help advance SUNY CNSE's unique innovation, education, and economic development missions.
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A science news preview of 2014

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2014 - 10:04pm
2014 is also the International Year of Crystallography - a new campaign to raise awareness of the wonderful technique that has revealed the secrets of DNA and drug discovery. It will also promote coll...
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Polypyrrole Nanofiber Used to Determin Urea in Dialysis Patients' Blood

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers measured urea level in blood plasma of dialysis patients by using polypyrrole nanostructured fiber through headspace solid phase microextraction.
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Biosafety of Carbon Nanotubes during Pregnancy Investigated in Iran

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
Iranian veterinary researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in association with researchers from Veterinary Faculty of Razi University of Kermanshah studied the effects of carbon nanotubes...
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A magnetic nanoparticles-based method for DNA extraction from the saliva after stroke

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
C677T polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is a risk factor for stroke. Studies have report a higher C677T homozygosity frequency in Chinese than in Europeans.
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Nanotechnology Helps Measurement of Toxic Heavy Metals in Foodstuff

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers measured very tiny amounts of some of toxic heavy metals in water and foodstuff by using SBA-15 nanoporous compound functionalized with guanidin groups as perfect sorbent for metal...
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Edward Snowden named 2013 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

Nanotech-Now - December 28, 2013 - 7:45am
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
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Resistance makes waves: There is a growing understanding of the conditions required for superconductivity and how it can be achieved at realistic temperatures

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Even physics can give pointers for energy saving. An international team working together with the Centre for Quantum Materials, run by the Max Planck Society in conjunction with the University of Brit...
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The analogue of a tsunami for telecommunication

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Development of electronics and communication requires a hardware base capable for increasingly larger precision, ergonomics and throughput. For communication and GPS-navigation satellites, it is of gr...
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Silica, Copper Particles Used in Production of Waterproof, Antibacterial Cotton Fabrics

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Iranian researchers created superhydrophobic and antibacterial properties in cotton fabrics by using silica nanoparticles and copper metallic compounds.
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Green Synthesis of Nanoparticles Applicable in Nuclear Medicine

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Iranian researchers used a simple and eco-friendly method to produce homogenous zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with various applications in medical industries due to their photocatalytic and antibacte...
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Nanotech Innovation Keeps Surfaces Clean and Transparent

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper's windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle—it's an expensive pr...
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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Help Increasing Durability of Milk

Nanotech-Now - December 26, 2013 - 11:45am
Iranian researchers have studied the antibacterial effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles on various bacteria and added the nanoparticles to milk as antimicrobial agent to investigate the results.
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