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In-cell molecular sieve from protein crystal

February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
In nature, proteins are assembled into sophisticated and highly ordered structures, which enable them to execute numerous functions supporting different forms of life. The exquisite design of natural...

Graphene foam gets big and tough: Rice University's nanotube-reinforced material can be shaped, is highly conductive

February 20, 2017 - 7:45am
A chunk of conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes can support more than 3,000 times its own weight and easily bounce back to its original height, according to Rice University scientis...

Researchers optimize the assembly of micro-/meso-/macroporous carbon for Li-S batteries

February 18, 2017 - 7:45am
Li-S batteries are considered as promising alternatives for Li-ion batteries in the new generation of energy storages, due to high specific capacity (1675 mAh/g) and energy density (2600 mWh/g) of sul...

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Scientists Use New ‘Blood Biopsies’ With Experimental Device to Speed Cancer Diagnosis and Predict Disease Spread: Leading-Edge Research Is Part of National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

February 18, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of investigators from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA is using a new blood-analysis technique and tiny experimental device to help physicians predict which cancers are likely to spread by identifying and...

Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect light.

Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings

February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less th...

Sorting machine for atoms:Researchers at the University of Bonn clear a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers

February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the University of Bonn have cleared a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers: in a recent study, they present a method with which they can very quickly and precisely so...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands to Meet Worldwide Customer Demand: Company invests for capacity growth in the United States, Germany, China and Singapore

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to growing customer demand for its comprehensive and differentiated technology portfolio. The company is...

Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer: Game-changing nanostructure-based lenses allow smaller devices, increased functionality

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation explained th...

Direct radiolabeling of nanomaterials: Directly radiolabeled nanographene materials without chelators are suitable for bioimaging applications

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Positron emission tomography plays a pivotal role for monitoring the distribution and accumulation of radiolabeled nanomaterials in living subjects. The radioactive metals are usually connected to the...

Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity -- all at once: Extracting energy from multiple sources could help power wearable technology

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, fro...

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors: Cambridge University lab achieves a breakthrough for portable superconductivity systems that are applicable for small motors, health care and other uses

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Superconductivity, where electrical currents course unhindered through a material, is one of modern physics' most intriguing scientific discoveries. It has many practical uses. Governments, industries...

NREL research pinpoints promise of polycrystalline perovskites

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells.

Nanobiotix appoints senior executive from pharmaceutical industry, as Chief Operating Officer: Oncology industry veteran to oversee operations and product commercialization

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
NOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announced today the appointment of Alain Dosti...

New method improves accuracy of imaging systems

February 11, 2017 - 7:45am
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices.

JPK reports on the use of STM to study surface plasmons in the Molecular Science Group at ISMO – Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay

February 11, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on how STM is being used to study surface plasmons in the Molecular...

DNA 'barcoding' allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Using tiny snippets of DNA as "barcodes," researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of t...

Background suppression for super-resolution light microscopy: KIT-developed STEDD nanoscopy yields enhanced image quality for analyzing three-dimensional molecules and cell structures -- presentation in Nature Photonics

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Optical microscopy is applied widely in the life sciences sector. Among others, it is used to minimally invasively examine living cells. Resolution of conventional light microscopy, however, is limite...

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a group of carbon-based chemicals with low evaporation or vaporization points. Some VOCs are harmful to animal or environmental health so sensing these gasses is...

Scientists determine precise 3-D location, identity of all 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle: Berkeley Lab researchers help to map iron-platinum particle in unprecedented detail

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists used one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type of 23,000 atoms in an extremely small particle made of iron and platinum.