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Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells

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In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their...
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Nanomaterial Outsmarts Ions

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Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number of elec...
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Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission: Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them

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It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientist...
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Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan: First Solid-State Vacuum UV Phosphor, Described in APL-Materials, Promises Smaller, Safer, Longer Lasting, Low Power Lamps for Industrial Applications

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A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. T...
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Global leader in solar cell manufacturing eyes New York for major expansion outside of Japan: CNSE and Solar Frontier Explore $700 Million Investment, Job Creation in New York State

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Global CIS thin-film PV module leader and manufacturer Solar Frontier K.K. of Japan and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) announced today they have entered into an agreement...
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate First Size-based Chromatography Technique for the Study of Living Cells

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Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique physical approach...
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PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at nanotoxicology meeting: High tech field ripe for use of sophisticated non-animal testing strategies

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PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s nanotechnology expert will present a poster titled "A tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment" at the 7th International Nanotoxicology C...
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Harris & Harris Group Notes the Receipt of Proceeds From the Sale of Molecular Imprints' Semiconductor Business to Canon

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Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the receipt of $6.5 million from the sale of Molecular Imprints, Inc.'s semicond...
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National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on the Success of CRS-3 and the First Flight of the Falcon 9R

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The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the successful launch of Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3) from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to t...
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Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet': Rice University's hydrogen sulfide nanoreporters gather intel on oil before pumping

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Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground.
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MRI, on a molecular scale: Researchers develop system that could one day peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts...
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Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian scientists from Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences in Zanjan presented a new model that expresses the possibility for the formation of superconductivity properties at high temper...
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Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced a new drug capable of detecting and removing cancer cells using turmeric.
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'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by mak...
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Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier...
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Introduces the MFP-3D InfinityTM AFM Featuring Powerful New Capabilities and Stunning High Performance

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the new MFP-3D Infinity Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The MFP-3D Infinity is the new flagship of the Asylum Research MFP-3DTM AFM family with dramatic per...
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Conductive Inks: booming to $2.8 billion by 2024

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Head of Consulting, IDTechEx The conductive ink and paste business is a large market that will generate $1.6 billion in 2014 in revenue at the ink/paste level. This marke...
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Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection, study finds

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
A Dana-Farber/Boston Children's and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the...
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Thinnest feasible membrane produced

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have produced a stable porous membrane that is thinner than a nanometre. This is a 100,000 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair. The membrane consists of two layers of the much...
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More effective kidney stone treatment, from the macroscopic to the nanoscale

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers in France have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible.
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