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Using injectable self-assembled nanomaterials for sustained delivery of drugs: New injectable delivery system can slowly release drug carriers for months

February 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Because they can be programmed to travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease, nanometer-scale vehicles called nanocarriers can deliver higher concentrations of drugs to b...

Ultra-efficient removal of carbon monoxide using gold nanoparticles on a molecular support: New method and mechanism for state-of-the-art gas purification

February 16, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a way to mount gold nanoparticles on a molecular support known as a polyoxometalate (POM). They successfully applied this to realize nearl...

New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their wa...

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials: Subtle surface defects increase UV light emission in greener, more cost-effective LED and catalyst materials

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be avoided at all costs—u...

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo Will Help Kick Off ISSCC 2018 with Opening-Day Keynote: In Addition, Leti Scientists Will Present and Demo New Technology for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo will help kick off ISSCC 2018 with an opening-day presentation calling for radically new, digital-communication architecture for the Internet of Things in which “...

Fast-spinning spheres show nanoscale systems' secrets: Rice University lab demonstrates energetic properties of colloids in spinning magnetic field

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Spin a merry-go-round fast enough and the riders fly off in all directions. But the spinning particles in a Rice University lab do just the opposite.

New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
In a new article, published in Nature Materials, researchers from Beijing, Uppsala and Jülich have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it i...

Liquid crystal molecules form nano rings: Quantized self-assembly enables design of materials with novel properties

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
At DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have investigated an intriguing form of self-assembly in liquid crystals: When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their...

Nanometrics Selected for Fab-Wide Process Control Metrology by Domestic China 3D-NAND Manufacturer: Latest Fab Win Includes Comprehensive Suite for Substrate, Thin Film and Critical Dimension Metrology

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control solutions, today announced that a domestic China 3D-NAND manufacturer has selected Nanometrics for fab-wide proce...

A new radiation detector made from graphene: A new bolometer exploits the thermoelectric properties of graphene

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Graphene is a remarkable material: light, strong, transparent and electrically conductive. It can also convert heat to electricity. Researchers have recently exploited this thermoelectric property to...

Vanadium dioxyde: A revolutionary material for tomorrow's electronics: Phase-chance switch can now be performed at higher temperatures

February 11, 2018 - 7:45am
First came the switch. Then the transistor. Now another innovation stands to revolutionize the way we control the flow of electrons through a circuit: vanadium dioxide (VO2). A key characteristic of t...

Round-the-clock power from smart bowties

February 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Most sunlight striking the Earth is absorbed by its surfaces, oceans and atmosphere. As a result of this warming, infrared radiation is emitted constantly all around us--estimated to be millions of Gi...

Measuring the temperature of two-dimensional materials at the atomic level

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that will allow engineers to design...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fis...

Leti Presents Optical-Equipment Curving Technology that Improves Performance, Cuts Costs: ‘Disruptive Approach’ for Imaging Applications Presented in Paper At Photonics West and Demonstrated in Leti’s Booth

February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has developed a new curving technology for optical sensors and micro-displays that improves performance, enhances field of view and compensates for aberrations...

Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster: Researchers in Singapore, Switzerland and the UK present a quantum speed-up for machine learning

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
One of the ways that computers 'think' is by analysing relationships within large sets of data. An international team has shown that quantum computers can do one such analysis faster than classical co...

Joseph N. Pelton named 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

February 7, 2018 - 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.

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Anderson light localization in biological nanostructures of native silk Seung Ho Choi1†, Seong-Wan Kim2†, Zahyun Ku3†, Michelle A. Visbal-Onufrak1, Seong-Ryul Kim2, Kwang-Ho Choi2, Hakseok Ko4,5...

NTU scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics

February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.

Leti Invents Lens-Free Technology for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Spinal Meningitis: Presentation at Photonics West Outlines New Microscope Technology that Provides Accurate Results without Time-Consuming, Manual Cell Counting

February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the...