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As You Sow’s Shareholder Inquiry on Nanomaterials Fought by Walgreens: Shareholder Proposal Addresses Recent Laboratory Tests Finding Harmful Nanomaterials in Walgreens’ Store Brand Infant Formula

September 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Rather than respond to shareholder concerns that Walgreens’ store-brand infant formula may contain harmful, “needle-like” nanomaterials, Walgreens filed a motion with the SEC to block the inquiry.

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity for lateral flow immunoassays

September 25, 2016 - 7:45am
BBI Solutions has launched Morffi™, a novel conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity and improves the sensitivity of lateral flow immunoassays, at the Lateral Flow Test Development...

Mexican scientist in the Netherlands seeks to achieve data transmission ... speed of light

September 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The photonic integrated circuits could replace electronic, currently used in computers or smartphones, to make them faster and compact In order to create effective technology that provides competit...

Towards Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers

September 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Devices based on light, rather than electrons, could revolutionize the speed and security of our future computers. However, one of the major challenges in today's physics is the design of photonic dev...

Bruker Introduces Complete Commercial AFM-Based SECM Solution: PeakForce SECM Mode Enables Previously Unobtainable Electrochemical Information

September 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division today announced the release of scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) capability for its Dimension Icon® atomic force microscope (AFM) platform. Utilizing a proprie...

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries: Rice University scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords

September 23, 2016 - 7:45am
The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, accordi...

PHENOMEN is a FET-Open Research Project aiming to lay the foundations a new information technology

September 21, 2016 - 7:45am
PHENOMEN is a ground breaking project designed to harness the potential of combined phononics, photonics and radio-frequency (RF) electronic signals to lay the foundations of a new information technol...

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces New SurfRider Econo Board Probes for Routine AFM Measurements

September 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Get ready to surf your sample with new economical atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. “Econo Board™ Probes” are the first group of probes released from Asylum Research’s new line of SurfRider™ Probe...

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps

September 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Individual photons of light now can be detected far more efficiently using a device patented (link is external) by a team including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose sci...

Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink

September 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) to directly write tiny patterns in metallic "ink," fo...

One-pot synthesis towards sulfur-based organic semiconductors A short and simple synthetic route for thiophene-fused aromatic compounds

September 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Thiophene-fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are known to be useful as organic semiconductors due to their high charge transport properties. Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a...

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine

September 20, 2016 - 8:08am
The International School on Applications of Nanomaterials in Medicine is due to be held at Sharif University of Technology early November, INIC announced Sat.

First multicellular organism inspires the design of better cancer drugs

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
The first multicellular organism, Volvox, evolved from self-assembly of individual cells. Inspired by this organism, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a novel approach for t...

Carbon-coated iron catalyst structure could lead to more-active fuel cells

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Fuel cells have long held promise as power sources, but low efficiency has created obstacles to realizing that promise. Researchers at the University of Illinois and collaborators have identified the...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver Industry’s Leading-Performance Offering of 7nm FinFET Technology: Company extends its leading-edge roadmap for products demanding the ultimate processing power

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to deliver a new leading-edge 7nm FinFET semiconductor technology that will offer the ultimate in performance for the next era of computing applications. This tec...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Launches Embedded MRAM on 22FDX® Platform: High-performance embedded non-volatile memory solution is ideally suited for emerging applications in advanced IoT and automotive

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today introduced a scalable, embedded magnetoresistive non-volatile memory technology (eMRAM) on its 22FDX platform, providing system designers with access to 1,000x faster write speed...

SEMI and MSIG Join Together in Strategic Association Partnership: MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Brings New MEMS and Sensors Community to SEMI to Increase Combined Member Value

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
SEMI, the global industry association representing more than 2,000 companies in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced that MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) will become a SEMI...

Semiconducting inorganic double helix: New flexible semiconductor for electronics, solar technology and photo catalysis

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
It is the double helix, with its stable and flexible structure of genetic information, that made life on Earth possible in the first place. Now a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has...

New optofluidic platform features tunable optics and novel 'lightvalves': UC Santa Cruz engineers use flexible silicone material to build an integrated optofluidic platform for biological sample processing and optical analysis

September 19, 2016 - 7:45am
For well over a decade, electrical engineer Holger Schmidt has been developing devices for optical analysis of samples on integrated chip-based platforms, with applications in areas such as biological...

Journey to the center of the cell: Nano-rods and worms wriggle best

September 15, 2016 - 7:45am
When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best bet for making the daunting journey to the centre of a cell, new Australian research suggests.