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Tiny lasers enable next-gen microprocessors to run faster, less power-hungry

June 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Tiny high-performance lasers grown directly on silicon wafers solve a decades-old semiconductor industry challenge that, until now, has held back the integration of photonics with electronics on the s...

Ensuring the future affordability of wind turbines, computers and electric cars

June 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Technologies from wind turbines to electric vehicles rely on critical materials called rare-earth elements. These elements, though often abundant, can be difficult and increasingly costly to come by....

Dr Barbara Armbruster joins XEI Scientific as Marketing Director

June 4, 2016 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific, the leading supplier of Evactron® remote RF plasma de-contaminators for electron microscopes, announced the addition of Dr Barbara Armbruster as Marketing Director. Dr Armbruster has a...

Tiny probe could produce big improvements in batteries and fuel cells: A new method helps scientists get an atom's level understanding of electrochemical properties

June 4, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of American and Chinese researchers has developed a new tool that could aid in the quest for better batteries and fuel cells.

Tiny probe could produce big improvements in batteries and fuel cells: A new method helps scientists get an atom's level understanding of electrochemical properties

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of American and Chinese researchers has developed a new tool that could aid in the quest for better batteries and fuel cells.

Nanocars taken for a rough ride: Rice, NC State researchers test single-molecule cars in open air

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
If you're driving a nanocar on the open road, things are bound to get sticky. Rice University researchers who developed the first nanocars and colleagues at North Carolina State University found in...

Attosecond physics: Attosecond camera for nanostructures

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have observed a nanoscale light-matter phenomenon which lasts for only attoseconds.

'Weak' materials offer strong possibilities for electronics

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
New fundamental research by UT Dallas physicists may accelerate the drive toward more advanced electronics and more powerful computers.

'On-the-fly' 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
3-D printing has become a powerful tool for engineers and designers, allowing them to do "rapid prototyping" by creating a physical copy of a proposed design.

JPK’s NanoWizard AFM system is being used for cell studies in the Research Centre for Nanometer-scale Science & Advanced Materials at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system at the Jagiellonian Univ...

Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
ANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, receives a US$1m milestone payment from its T...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Expand Presence in China with 300mm Fab in Chongqing: Company plans new manufacturing facility and additional design capabilities to serve customers in China

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to drive its next phase of growth in China. Through a joint venture with the government of Chongqing, the company plans to...

Nanobiotix establishes promising preclinical proof-of-concept in Immuno Oncology

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today that the Company has establi...

Graphene Layer Adds All-Weather Efficiency To Solar Panels

June 1, 2016 - 1:41pm
Let’s be honest. No one likes an epic overachiever. In the nanotechnology world, no one material has been more deserving of that title than the innocent monolayer of carbon, graphene. Touted to be the...

UK NANOSAFETY GROUP publishes 2nd Edition of guidance to support safe working with nanomaterials

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The UK Nanosafety Group (UKNSG) has updated and published a 2nd edition of guidance to support safe and responsible working practices with nanomaterials in research and development laboratories.

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics...

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process.

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
A U of T Engineering team has designed a simpler way to keep therapeutic proteins where they are needed for long periods of time. The discovery is a potential game-changer for the treatment of chronic...

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) — which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell’s protein-making machinery.

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing.