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The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles!

July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have...

Research examines how to optimize nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery

July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully deli...

Researchers discover key mechanism for producing solar cells: Better understanding of perovskite solar cells could boost widespread use

July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the large...

Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box

July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In a recent work published in Nature Communications, the research group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens demonstrate a novel way to detect low-energy photons using vertical heterostructure...

The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter -- come rain or shine: Korean researchers at POSTECH have succeeded in developing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells that retain excellent performance over two months in a very humid condition

July 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Widely known as one of the cleanest and most renewable energy sources, solar energy is a fast growing alternative to fossil fuels. Among the various types of solar materials, organometal halide perovs...

Renishaw's inVia™ confocal Raman microscope is used to study blood stored in plastic blood bags

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Canada, is leading the way in the use of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring biochemical changes and inter-donor variabili...

News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in a project to study ice crystals in high altitude clouds

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their PP3010T cryo SEM preparation system which is being used...

Easier, faster, cheaper: A full-filling approach to making nanotubes of consistent quality: Approach opens a straightforward route for engineering the properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Just as many of us might be resigned to clogged salt shakers or rush-hour traffic, those working to exploit the special properties of carbon nanotubes have typically shrugged their shoulders when thes...

Pushing a single-molecule switch: An international team of researchers from Donostia International Physics Center, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, University of Liverpool, and the Polish Academy of Sciences has shown a new way to operate

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Everybody knows the force that is required to activate a light switch on a wall - a finger is enough. But how much force do you need to apply if the device was dramatically reduced to the "nanoscale w...

Keystone Nano selected as a top scoring company by NCI investor review panel

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano is pleased to announce that it has been selected for additional support from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. After a careful and competitive review b...

Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics: The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in, for example, the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny magnetic fields, which doctors could...

n-tech Research Announces August 3, 2016 Date for Smart Coatings Webinar

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
n-tech Research has announced that it will be hosting a webinar to present findings from the firm’s recently issued report, "Smart Coatings Markets 2016-2025." The webinar will take place on Wednesda...

A 'bridge' of carbon between nerve tissues: A high-tech 'sponge' connects neurons in vitro (and is biocompatible in vivo)

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
"Under the microscope, it looks like a knotted tangle of tubes. It was initially studied by Maurizio De Crescenzi's team at the University of Rome Tor Vergata for cleaning up spilled hydrocarbons in t...

Rice's 'antenna-reactor' catalysts offer best of both worlds: Technology marries light-harvesting nanoantennas to high-reaction-rate catalysts

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have unveiled a new method for uniting l...

Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue: Advances could pave way for new generation of implantable and wearable diagnostics

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetic...

'Smart' nanoparticle called PEARLs a promising gem to target, treat tumours

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Dr. Gang Zheng and a team of biomedical researchers have discovered a "smart" organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumou...

Organic computers are coming: Scientists found a molecule that will help to make organic electronic devices

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of the Lomonosov MSU researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) managed to find a molecule that, to their op...

'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at UMass Amherst report in the current issue of Small that they have genetically designed a new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up solely o...

Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane: EPFL researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater, fresh water, and a new type

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more specifically, energy generated by a natural phenomenon occu...

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable -- and sometimes nearly impossible to remove -- but water molecules can still pass through. And this permeability to moisture can limit the lifespan of a prod...