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Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them.

Captured on video: DNA nanotubes build a bridge between 2 molecular posts: Research may lead to new lines of direct communication with cells

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, Johns Hopkins researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmar...

Arrowhead Provides Response to New Minority Shareholder Announcement

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today responded to the announcement by Silence Therapeutics plc that it acquired, in the open-market, an equity stake of 6,000,359 Arrowhead shares, repr...

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known: Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-l...

Manufacturing platform makes intricate biocompatible micromachines

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
New technique uses biomaterials to make complex devices -- implantable microrobots -- that could be used for many implantable applications, including drug delivery and stents, and could lead to advanc...

First experimental proof of a 70 year old physics theory: First observation of magnetic phase transition in 2-D materials, as predicted by the Nobel winner Onsager in 1943

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
PARK Je-Geun, Associate Director at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), working in collaboration with CHEONG Hyeonsik at Sogang University and PAR...

Researcher's discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light...

Rice U probes ways to turn cement's weakness to strength: Rice University lab's calculations show new mechanisms to induce strength, ductility into concrete

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Concrete isn't thought of as a plastic, but plasticity at small scales boosts concrete's utility as the world's most-used material by letting it constantly adjust to stress, decades and sometimes even...

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.

New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system to att...

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits: Rice University scientists calculate tweaks to graphene would form phonon-friendly cones

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists.

One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity: Composite material yields 10 times -- or higher -- voltage output

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
The same researchers who pioneered the use of a quantum mechanical effect to convert heat into electricity have figured out how to make their technique work in a form more suitable to industry.

Nanowire 'inks' enable paper-based printable electronics: Highly conductive films make functional circuits without adding high heat

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
By suspending tiny metal nanoparticles in liquids, Duke University scientists are brewing up conductive ink-jet printer "inks" to print inexpensive, customizable circuit patterns on just about any sur...

Quantum simulation technique yields topological soliton state in SSH model

January 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Topological insulators, an exciting, relatively new class of materials, are capable of carrying electricity along the edge of the surface, while the bulk of the material acts as an electrical insulato...

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market

January 7, 2017 - 7:45am
v ST smart MEMS sensors with on-board pedometer extend battery life of devices hosting always-on activity-tracking apps v Already designed into several smartphones to enable the social fitness fe...

Distinguishing truth under the surface: electrostatic or mechanic

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Through a novel approach, we provide a method to decouple one of the major problems into KPFM/EFM advanced modes, the mechanical crosstalk. The idea is simple, we will use KPFM/EFM to acquire an imag...

Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impuritie...

Diamonds are technologists' best friends: Researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have grown needle- and thread-like diamonds and studied their useful properties

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have obtained diamond crystals in the form of a regular pyramid of micrometer size. Moreover, in cooperation with co-workers from other Russian an...

Researchers produced nitrogen doped bimodal cellular structure activated carbon

January 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Cellular activated carbon, a new type of activated carbon we prepared, is based on carbon foams, the inner surfaces of which are activated physically by CO2 to generate an available surface made up of...

Researchers fabricate high performance Cu(OH)2 supercapacitor electrodes

January 3, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from Tufts University in Medford, MA have put together a review article, which discusses recent developments in stimuli-responsive membranes with an emphasis on membranes manufac...