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'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap: Rice University scientists find nanogaps in plasmonic gold wires enhance voltage when excited

May 12, 2017 - 7:45am
If they're quick about it, "hot" electrons excited in a plasmonic metal can tunnel their way across a nanoscale gap to a neighboring metal. Rice University scientists said the cool part is what happen...

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells: Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material

May 12, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller,...

CCNY physicists demonstrate photonic hypercrystals for control of light-matter interaction

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Control of light-matter interaction is central to fundamental phenomena and technologies such as photosynthesis, lasers, LEDs and solar cells. City College of New York researchers have now demonstrate...

Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level.

Graphene flagship steers towards higher technology readiness level

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Six application-oriented spearhead projects and an invitation to express interest in joining the consortium. Those are examples of how the Graphene Flagship will move forward as it reaches midterm of...

MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Supporting promising energy research across a wide range of disciplines is one of the core tenets of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). Every spring for the past 10 years, the MITEI Seed Fund Program...

Precision NanoSystems @ CLINAM 2017

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Precision NanoSystems will be showcasing the benefits of its NanoAssemblr™ System and microfluidics technologies on booth #6 at this year’s European Foundation of Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM) confer...

Erasable ink for 3-D printing: Laser-written three-dimensional microstructures can be erased and rewritten, if desired -- very important paper publication in Angewandte Chemie

May 10, 2017 - 7:45am
3D printing by direct laser writing produces micrometer-sized structures with precisely defined properties. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now developed a method to erase...

Scientists Set Record Resolution for Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale: An electron microscope-based lithography system for patterning materials at sizes as small as a single nanometer could be used to create and study materials with new propertie

May 8, 2017 - 7:45am
The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes-using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons, as a primary method-is...

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence

May 8, 2017 - 7:45am
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease. In the study, published t...

Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers: Rice quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves

May 8, 2017 - 7:45am
By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice University physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Ea...

Looking for the quantum frontier: Beyond classical computing without fault-tolerance?

May 6, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Australia and the UK have developed a new theoretical framework to identify computations that occupy the 'quantum frontier' -- the boundary at which problems become impossib...

Metal nanoparticles induced visible-light photocatalysis: Mechanisms, applications, ways of promoting catalytic activity and outlook

May 4, 2017 - 7:45am
In the quest to solve solar energy conversion as well as environmental remediation issues, photocatalysis using sunlight have been attracting tremendous attention. Various semiconductors with large ba...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

May 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss its financial results for the fisc...

Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action: Researchers propose how bubbles form, could lead to smaller lithium-air batteries

May 4, 2017 - 7:45am
With about three times the energy capacity by weight of today's lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries could one day enable electric cars to drive farther on a single charge.

New Product Nanoparticle preparation from Intertronics with new Thinky NP-100 Nano Pulveriser

May 4, 2017 - 7:45am
In the impressive world of nanotechnology, getting to even smaller scale is increasingly important. For example, pharmaceutical companies who want their drugs to be faster acting on patients are consi...

Gold & Graphene Make Brain Probes More Sensitive Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: https://www.asianscientist.com/2017/05/tech/graphene-gold-brain-probe/

May 3, 2017 - 10:34am
A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) has designed a small, flexible electrode that can read brain signals clearly. Their findings have been published in ACS Applie...

California Research Alliance by BASF establishes more than 25 research projects in three years

May 2, 2017 - 7:45am
BASF and UC Berkeley extend alliance for five years Anniversary Symposium marks progress of industry, university research collaboration Advancement made in intermetallic nanomaterials research

Affordable STM32 Cloud-Connectable Kit from STMicroelectronics Puts More Features On-Board for Fast and Flexible IoT-Device Development

May 2, 2017 - 7:45am
The new high-connectivity STM32L4 IoT Discovery kit (B-L475E-IOT01A) from STMicroelectronics gives unrivalled flexibility for developers building IoT (Internet of Things) nodes by supporting multiple...

Bar-Ilan University to set up quantum research center

May 1, 2017 - 1:04pm
Israel’s Bar-Ilan University is positioning itself to be a national leader in the field of quantum science and will soon open a center for research and development of quantum technology. The QUEST...