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Researchers from Kiel and Bochum develop new information storage device

October 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from Kiel University and the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new way to store information that uses ions to save data and electrons to read data. This could enable the size o...

Soft Probing with Optical Tweezers: Freiburg researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of light, heat, and moisture. They thus play a special role in nature and technology. In the journal Nature...

Dielectric film has refractive index close to air

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
“Ordered Three-Dimensional Thin-Shell Nanolattice Materials with Near-Unity Refractive Indices” Authors: Xu A. Zhang, Abhijeet Bagal, Erinn C. Dandley, Junjie Zhao, Chrisopher J. Oldham, Gregory N...

New Oregon approach for 'nanohoops' could energize future devices: While application is down the road, these tiny organic circular structures could be used in solar cells, light-emitting diodes and medical diagnostics

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
When Ramesh Jasti began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes being developed for use in electronics or optical devices. He quickly reali...

A better way to read the genome: If your genome was a library, some genes would be 'Choose Your Own Adventure' novels.

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
UConn researchers have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone.

Scientists paint quantum electronics with beams of light: Chance effect of lab's fluorescent lights leads to discovery

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania State University have accidentally discovered a new way of using light to draw and erase quantum-mechanical circuits in a uniqu...

Single atom alloy platinum-copper catalysts cut costs, boost green technology: New generation of catalysts demonstrated for selective hydrogenation of butadiene

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A new generation of platinum-copper catalysts that require very low concentrations of platinum in the form of individual atoms to cleanly and cheaply perform important chemical reactions is reported t...

Scientists pave way for diamonds to trace early cancers

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists from the University of Sydney have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumours before they become life threatening.

Controllable protein gates deliver on-demand permeability in artificial nanovesicles

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH val...

Faster design -- better catalysts: New method facilitates research on fuel cell catalysts

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic reaction...

Performance of Polymeric Nanoparticles as Gene Carriers Studied by Iranian, Dutch Scientists

October 13, 2015 - 7:45am
A research group consisting of researchers from Royan Biotechnology Research Institute, Tehran and Isfahan Universities of Medical Sciences in cooperation with their colleagues from Medical Research I...

Global leader in semiconductor technology to maintain and expand operations at SUNY Poly CNSE in Albany

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Showcasing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s success in establishing New York State’s global leadership in nanotechnology innovation, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineerin...

Room temperature magnetic skyrmions, a new type of digital memory?

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
An exotic, swirling object with the sci-fi name of a "magnetic skyrmion" could be the future of nanoelectronics and memory storage. Physicists at UC Davis and the National Institute of Standards and T...

A quantum simulator of impossible physics: In the experiment, developed by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in conjunction with the University of Tsinghua (China), the atoms simulate absurd actions "as if they were actors in a quantum theatre"

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
The researchers in the two groups have succeeded in getting a trapped atom to imitate behaviours that contradict its own fundamental laws, thus taking elements of science fiction to the microscopic wo...

Nanometrics to Announce Third Quarter Financial Results on October 29, 2015

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its third quarter 2015 financial results after market close on October 29, 2015. A conferen...

Arrowhead to Present at Upcoming Conferences

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the company will present at the following upcoming conferences.

Purdue launching new quantum center during workshop

October 11, 2015 - 7:45am
Purdue University during a two-day international workshop beginning Oct. 13 will launch a new center dedicated to quantum science and technology, which could bring advances rivaling those from integra...

Newly discovered 'design rule' brings nature-inspired nanostructures one step closer: Computer sims and microscopy research at Berkeley Lab yield first atomic-resolution structure of a peptoid nanosheet

October 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature's proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic materials. These microscopic widgets could be customized in...

Could candle soot power electric vehicles? New research shows candle soot can power the lithium batteries in electric cars

October 9, 2015 - 7:45am
Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research published in Electrochimica Acta. The research reveals that candle soot could...

Oxford Instruments announces call for nominations for the 2016 Science Prizes for Europe and Americas

October 9, 2015 - 7:45am
In its 11th year now, Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe and 2016 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prizes for North...