Nano News & Events

Tehran to Host 1st Int'l Conference on Composite Pipes, Vessels, Tanks

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
The First International Conference on Composite Pipes, Vessels and Tanks is due to be held in Tehran on 28-29 January 2015.
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Nanotubes could serve as "universal scaffolding" for cell membrane channels: The prestigious journal Nature has published a study in which UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers have participated

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that...
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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Hosts Massive Crowd of More Than 3,000 People Who Attended Community Day Activities Across New York State: CNSE’s ‘NANOvember’ kickoff event highlights New York State’s growing high-tech sector with open house events in Albany,

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Demonstrating continued interest and excitement for Governor Andrew Cuomo's nanotechnology-based growth strategy for New York State, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechn...
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Research conducted by the UPC paves the way for custom-made catalysts that make vehicles and industrial processes more efficient

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
A team led by Jordi Llorca, a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has discovered that atoms react differently depending on the characteristics of the catalyst that is used. Th...
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New technique efficiently turns antibodies into highly tuned 'nanobodies'

Nanotech-Now - November 4, 2014 - 7:45am
Antibodies, in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets, are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine. Nanobodies - antibodies' tiny cousins - can do the same tasks, for exa...
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Size matters for catalyst nanoparticles – but so does phase

Nanotechweb - November 3, 2014 - 5:47am
Whether platinum particles are used in a gas or liquid reaction is also important.
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A new way to convert light to electrical energy

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research te...
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Nano Ruffles in Brain Matter: Freiburg researchers decipher the role of nanostructures around brain cells in central nervous system function

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
An accumulation of a protein called amyloid-beta into large insoluble deposits called plaques is known to cause Alzheimer's disease. One aspect of this illness that has not received much attention is...
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Gold nanoparticle chains confine light to the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
A multidisciplinary team at the Centre d'Elaboration de Matériaux et d'Etudes Structurales (CEMES, CNRS), working in collaboration with physicists in Singapore and chemists in Bristol (UK), have shown...
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'Nanomotor lithography' answers call for affordable, simpler device manufacturing

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithogr...
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Device invented at Johns Hopkins provides up-close look at cancer on the move: Microscopic view of metastasis could give insight about how to keep cancer in check

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more th...
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First Observation of Electronic Structure in Ag-Rh Alloy Nanoparticles Having Hydrogen Absorbing: Storage Property –Attempting to solve the mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd–

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
A research team consisting of Osami Sakata, the director of the Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division (Yasuo Koide, director), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda,...
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Iranians Present Model to Predict Photocatalytic Process in Removal of Pollutants

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian chemists studied the process of elimination of organic pollutants by using nanophotocatalysts and presented a mathematical model.
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Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology succeeded in the production of degradable and non-toxic polymers.
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Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
Members of ICN2 Nanostructures Functional Materials Group published a series of works developing robust nanoparticles based on coordination polymers for application on theranostics (therapy + diagnosi...
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'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection

Nanotech-Now - November 2, 2014 - 7:45am
For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers c...
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Dutch Researchers Develop Smart Membranes

Nanotech-Now - November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of m...
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New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat: SunShot Project aims to make solar cost competitive

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat...
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Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tin...
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Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

Nanotech-Now - October 31, 2014 - 7:45am
With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the...
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