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Studies find $1 test using gold nanoparticles outperforms PSA screen for prostate cancer: Cancer biomarkers cling to gold nanoparticles, providing more accurate early-stage detection

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate can...
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OU physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-exci...
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Camera chip provides superfine 3-D resolution: New imaging technology fits on a tiny chip and, from a distance, can form a high-resolution 3-dimensional image of an object on the scale of micrometers

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3-D imager, send it to your 3-D p...
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Frustrated magnets -- new experiment reveals clues to their discontent

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these disco...
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Targeting dangerous inflammation inside artery plaque: Study shows nanomedicine therapy reduces heart attack risk by halting artery plaque growth and suppressing inflammation

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A research team showed that a nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, according to a stud...
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Presents “Piezoresponse Force Microscopy: From Theory to Advanced Applications” Two-part Webinar Series May 4 and May 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will host a two-part webinar series on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM), May 4 and May 6, 2015. Presenters include Dr. Sergei V. Kalinin, Director at the Institu...
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Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide ran...
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A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly ref...
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Nanoparticles may exploit tumor weaknesses to selectively attack cancers: CHOP collaborators explore ultrasmall drug delivery vehicles to target neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's canc...
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Demonstration of 50GHz Ge Waveguide Electro-Absorption Modulator

April 6, 2015 - 7:45am
At OFC 2015, the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications, nanoelectronics research center imec, its associated lab at Ghent University (Intec), and Stanford University have...
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Combining magnetism and light to fight cancer

April 4, 2015 - 7:45am
By combining, in a liposome[1], magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the...
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Perpetuus Advanced Materials secures landmark commercial agreement with global technology group Heraeus: Perpetuus will supply innovative alternatives to existing silver and copper-based inks and pastes

April 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Perpetuus Advanced Materials ("Perpetuus"), a UK-based company at the forefront of advanced materials development, has entered into an exclusive commercial agreement with Heraeus, a leading internatio...
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Mind the gap: Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow

April 4, 2015 - 7:45am
The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the "nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator" is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university resear...
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Cooling massive objects to the quantum ground state

April 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Cooling of macroscopic and mesoscopic objects to the quantum ground states are of great interests not only for fundamental study of quantum theory but also for the broad applications in quantum inform...
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A novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque Nanoparticles release drugs to reduce tooth decay

April 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a...
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Quantum teleportation on a chip: A significant step towards ultra-high speed quantum computers

April 2, 2015 - 7:45am
The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the unive...
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Two-dimensional dirac materials: Structure, properties, and rarity

April 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb sheet composed of carbon atoms, has attracted intense interests worldwide because of its outstanding properties and promising prospects in both basic and app...
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3-D neural structure guided with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolds and hydrogels

April 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Damage to neural tissue is typically permanent and causes lasting disability in patients, but a new approach has recently been discovered that holds incredible potential to reconstruct neural tissue a...
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Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest: Promises a powerful spin on navigation

April 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a huma...
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PIHera: Largest Family of Piezo Stage Scanners with 10X Greater Positioning Area

April 2, 2015 - 7:45am
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for nano-biotechnology, life science and photonics applications, provides the PIHera fami...
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