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Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different nano...

Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color: Multifunctional lens could replace bulky, expensive machines

June 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Think hands -- right and left hands are mirror images but if you transplanted a...

Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School...

Researchers discover new chemical sensing technique: Technique allows sharper detail -- and more information -- with near infrared light

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light.

Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin studied an artificial structure composed of alternating layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials. Charge density waves induced by the in...

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices

June 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.

Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zen...

Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena

June 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Elementary particles are the fundamental buildings blocks of matter, and their properties are described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN in 2012...

Nanometrics to Participate in the 8th Annual CEO Investor Summit: Investor Event Held Concurrently with SEMICON West 2016 in San Francisco

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announces that company management is scheduled to participate in the 8th Annual CEO Summit, a pree...

FEI and University of Liverpool Announce QEMSCAN Research Initiative: University of Liverpool will utilize FEI’s QEMSCAN technology to gain a better insight into oil and gas reserves & potentially change the approach to evaluating them

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the University of Liverpool announced today that they have entered into an agreement to enable Liverpool to undertake novel research in the field of petroleum reservoir geoscien...

New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique developed by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Uppsala U...

Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the 'fast lane': DNA nanowire improved by altering sequences

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA molecules don't just code our genetic instructions. They can also conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectro...

Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts: Quantum mechanics and a supercomputer help scientists to identify the position of atoms on the surface of rutile

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst. The calculations were performed at...

Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway: Simulation demonstrates how superconductivity arises in cuprates' pseudogap phase

June 24, 2016 - 7:45am
When physicists Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Muller discovered the first high-temperature superconductors in 1986, it didn't take much imagination to envision the potential technological benefits of harn...

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
DNA may be the blueprint of life, but it's also a molecule made from just a few simple chemical building blocks. Among its properties is the ability to conduct an electrical charge, making one of the...

New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer: Platform designed to deliver nanotherapy effective in preclinical models of metastatic anaplastic thyroid cancer

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer, has a mortality rate of nearly 100 percent and a median survival time of three to five months. One promising strategy for t...

French Research Team Helps Extend MRI Detection of Diseases & Lower Health-Care Costs: CEA, INSERM and G2ELab Brings Grenoble Region’s Expertise In Advanced Medicine & Magnetism Applications to H2020 IDentIFY Project

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Three Grenoble-based research and medical partners have been selected to join the European Union-funded IDentIFY project to significantly extend the capability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in...

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
POSTECH researchers develop an organic nanofiber based artificial synapse that emulates both important functions and energy consumption of biological ones: Implication of potential use in artificial i...

CWRU physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin: Potential technology for quantum computing, keener sensors

June 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to swiftly and precisely control electron spins at room temperature.

JPK’s NanoWizard® AFM and ForceRobot® systems are being used in the field of medical diagnostics in the Supersensitive Molecular Layer Laboratory of POSTECH in Korea

June 22, 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 and ForceRobot® systems at the...