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Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornel...
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ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the fir...
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Unraveling the light of fireflies

Nanotech-Now - December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Fireflies used rapid light flashes to communicate. This "bioluminescence" is an intriguing phenomenon that has many potential applications, from drug testing and monitoring water contamination, and ev...
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Instant read-out nanosensor screens drug “cocktails”

Nanotechweb - December 18, 2014 - 5:41am
New device could also help identify potential environmental hazards quickly and safely.
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Atomic BN sheets make perfect substrates

Nanotechweb - December 18, 2014 - 4:32am
Ultrathin hexagonal boron nitride improves the electronic properties of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulphide thanks to its unusual dielectric screening behaviour.
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Bruker Introduces BioScope Resolve High-Resolution BioAFM System: Featuring PeakForce Tapping for Quantitative Bio-Mechanical Property Mapping

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
At the Sixth AFM BioMed Conference, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of BioScope Resolve™, a biological atomic force microscope (bioAFM) that features the highest resolution imaging a...
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“Line dancing bacteria win the 2014 Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition”

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The inaugural MicroTAS Video Competition, run by microfluidics specialist Dolomite and Lab on a Chip, and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, saw first prize awarded to an e...
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Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 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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Pb islands in a sea of graphene magnetise the material of the future

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital moveme...
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Fraud-proof credit card possible because of quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Cards, such as identification cards and credit cards, which are impossible to hack. With a system based on quantum physics this will soon be possible. Researchers from the UT research institute MESA+...
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DELMIC reports on applications of their SPARC technology at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
DELMIC develops and manufactures products which are focused on high performance, user friendly, integrated microscopy solutions. Users of the SPARC technology at Chalmers University of Technology in G...
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Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars: Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, Rice University scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and...
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FEI and Oregon Health & Science University Install a Complete Correlative Microscopy Workflow in Newly Built Collaborative Science Facility

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Installation is part of an expansion of the OHSU/FEI Living Lab for Cell Biology collaboration; a complete correlative microscopy solution will enable new approaches for cancer and related disease...
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Nexeon Attracts ex-Nokia Product Executive to its Board of Directors

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Nexeon - the company developing silicon anode technology for the next generation of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries - has strengthened its Board with the appointment of a non-executive director (NED) w...
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Arrowhead Files IND for RNAi Therapeutic ARC-520 to Begin Phase 2b Multiple-Dose Studies in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients

Nanotech-Now - December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the...
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Automated software brings AFM to the masses

Nanotechweb - December 15, 2014 - 1:02pm
Park Systems introduces fully automated atomic force microscope systems that mean users don’t need technical expertise.
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Graphene Applied in Production of Recyclable Electrodes

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced electrodes that increase sensitivity and detection limit of sensors and biosensors using graphene.
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A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2014 - 7:45am
The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use....
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Pixelligent Closes $5.5 Million in Funding: Capital Will Be Used to Support Global Customer Growth

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear™, the leading nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that i...
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Iranian Scientists Take Step towards Production of Edible Insulin

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied and produced a drug nanosystem at laboratorial scale to achieve edible insulin...
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