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Nanosciences: Genes on the rack

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a novel nanotool that provides a facile means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Lasers have successfully recorded a chemical reaction that happens as fast as a quadrillionth of a second, which could help scientists understand and control chemical reactions.

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Every year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever. Researche...

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies: Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon.

Exploding smartphones: What's the silent danger lurking in our rechargeable devices? New research identifies toxic emissions released by lithium-ion batteries

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Dozens of dangerous gases are produced by the batteries found in billions of consumer devices, like smartphones and tablets, according to a new study. The research, published in Nano Energy, identifie...

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike.

Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up: Rice University scientists fire micro-cubes at target to change their nanoscale structures

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University are smashing metallic micro-cubes to make them ultrastrong and tough by rearranging their nanostructures upon impact.

Self-healable battery Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion...

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices: In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Nanoscale Transport Physics Laboratory from the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electroni...

Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber: Rice University researchers simulate defects in popular fiber, suggest ways to improve it

October 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists.

Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and 42,...

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Due to the nature of this work, it is hoped that such results will contribute to the field of correlated electronic glassy dynamics in condensed matter physics; give a better understanding of charge n...

Working under pressure: Diamond micro-anvils with huge pressures will create new materials

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers will use pressures greater than those found at the center of the Earth to potentially create as yet unknown new materials. In the natural world, such im...

Inspiration from the ocean: An interdisciplinary team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has developed a non-toxic, high-quality surface treatment for organic field-effect transistors

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In a development beneficial for both industry and environment, UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as wel...

EM Resolutions announce the availability of Kleindiek Nanotechnik’s new cryo microgripper for cryo-FIB lift-out

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, announce the availability of new cryo microgripper for cryo-FIB lift-out, a product of Kleindiek...

Leti Scientists Participating in Sessions on Med Tech, Automotive Technologies, MEMS, Si-photonics and Lithography at SEMICON Europa: Teams also Will Demonstrate Technology Advances in Telecom, Data Fusion, Energy, Silicon Photonics and 3D Integration

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will give four presentations at SEMICON Europa, Oct. 25-27, in Grenoble, and Leti’s Patterning Program Manager Laurent Pain will chair a session on lithog...

National Space Society Congratulates Orbital ATK on a Successful Return to Flight for the Antares

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
On October 17, 2016, the upgraded Orbital ATK Antares rocket returned to flight following an October 14th, 2014 launch accident. The Antares is boosting a Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Spa...

The University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria uses Deben tensile stages as an integral part of their computed tomography research and testing facility

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the application of their in situ tensile stages for micro X-...

Crystal clear imaging: Infrared brings to light nanoscale molecular arrangement: Berkeley Lab and University of Colorado-Boulder team develop new way to reveal crystal features in functional materials

October 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Detailing the molecular makeup of materials -- from solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and transistors, and medically important proteins -- is not always a crystal-clear process.

Scientists develop a semiconductor nanocomposite material that moves in response to light

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic...