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Cyborg heart could help scientists better understand the human organ

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In The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man famously sang, “If I only had a heart . . . “ Although the Tin Man had to be satisfied with a heart-shaped clock, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano Letters have now c...

Research brief: A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials

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Nanometers are one billionth of a meter, a metric typically used to measure molecules and scientific building blocks not visible to the human eye. Materials of tens and/or several hundred nanometers i...

A first for cancer research’: New approach to study tumors

13 hours 2 min ago
Current drugs to treat malignant tumors may be successful at reaching the tumor site but often fail to fully reach the cancerous cells in tumors.

Stanford builds a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices: Atomically thin heat shields could be up to 50,000 times thinner than current insulating materials in cell phones and laptops

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Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to ex...

uSEE breakthrough unlocks the nanoscale world on standard biology lab equipment

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The ability to observe how life works at a nanoscale level is a grand challenge of our time.

Optofluidic chip with nanopore 'smart gate' developed for single molecule analysis: Programmable device enables on-demand delivery of individual biomolecules with feedback-controlled gating for high-throughput analysis

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A new chip-based platform developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz integrates nanopores and optofluidic technology with a feedback-control circuit to enable an unprecedented level of control over ind...

ULVAC Launches Revolutionary PZT Piezoelectric Thin-film Process Technology and HVM Solution for MEMS Sensors/Actuators: Enabling Reliable, High-quality Film Production for Next Generation Devices

13 hours 2 min ago
ULVAC, Inc. today announced the successful launch of PZT piezoelectric thin-film sputtering technology and a high volume manufacturing (HVM) solution to solve technical issues that have hindered the d...

RIT to upgrade Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory through $1 million state grant: Upgrades to clean room will enhance university’s research capabilities in photonics, quantum technologies and smart systems

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Rochester Institute of Technology is upgrading its Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory (SMFL) to further advance the university’s research in integrated photonics, quantum informatio...

Probing the Origin of Alzheimer’s . . . with Transistors: Novel high-sensitivity detector could aid in early diagnosis

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A prime suspect in the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases is a normally benign enzyme that is essential to proper development of the nervous system. Under certain conditions, however, its c...

Toppan Photomasks and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Enter into Multi-Year Supply Agreement

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Toppan Photomasks, Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-listed Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), the world’s leading specialty foundry, today announced that they have entered into a multi-ye...

Kavli Lectures: Innovation by evolution and harnessing the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen bond

August 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Innovation by evolution and harnessing the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen bond will be the topics of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers: Texas Heart doctors confirm Rice-made, conductive carbon threads are electrical bridges

August 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep those hearts beating.

You're not so tough, h-BN: Rice University chemists find new path to make strong 2D material better for applications

August 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Hexagonal-boron nitride is tough, but Rice University scientists are making it easier to get along with.

Sharp meets flat in tunable 2D material: Rice's new atom-flat compounds show promise for optoelectronics, advanced computing

August 17, 2019 - 7:45am
A Rice University lab wants its products to look sharp, even at the nanoscale. Its latest creation is right on target.

Nanoparticles’ movement reveals whether they can successfully target cancer: Targeting nanoparticles rotate faster and move across larger areas

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
Novel imaging test differentiates between targeting and non-targeting nanoparticles based on their movements By analyzing simple motion, researchers can identify when successful targeting may occur ...

Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transport

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
While watching the production of porous membranes used for DNA sorting and sequencing, University of Illinois researchers wondered how tiny steplike defects formed during fabrication could be used to...

New synthesis method opens up possibilities for organic electronics

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) modify a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties which could be used in organic electronic...

Cellulose nanofibers to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow tests

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists from the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi have carried out a research to enhance the sensitivity of lateral flow tests. They have proposed to in...

RIT awarded NSF funding to conceptualize Quantum Photonic Institute: RIT will develop plan for open-access Quantum Foundry for quantum photonic circuits

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
The National Science Foundation awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a grant to conceptualize a new institute that would be at the forefront of quantum science and technology. RIT received $150,0...

A modified device fabrication process achieves enhanced spin transport in graphene

August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from the ICN2 Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices Group have proposed a modified graphene-based nanodevice fabrication technique that has increased up to three times the spin lifetime a...