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A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics: Nanotechnology improves holographic capabilities by encoding light polarization

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Holograms are a ubiquitous part of our lives. They are in our wallets -- protecting credit cards, cash and driver's licenses from fraud -- in grocery store scanners and biomedical devices.

Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
This article illustrates the mechanism and regulation of hemostasis, provides information on nanoparticle action on hemostasis and describes concept and limitations of in vitro assays in the assessmen...

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it: An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they emit by manipulating detection

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious.

Physicists measure van der Waals forces of individual atoms for the first time

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in measuring the very weak van der Waals forces between individual atoms for the first time. To do this, they f...

Iran Starts Exporting Nano Products to South Korea

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced that the country has exported its first nano product to South Korea.

Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (video)

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Treating a disease without causing side effects is one of the big promises of nanoparticle technology. But fulfilling it remains a challenge. One of the obstacles is that researchers have a hard time...

Scientists take a major leap toward a 'perfect' quantum metamaterial: Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers lead study that uses trapped atoms in an artificial crystal of light

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have devised a way to build a "quantum metamaterial"--an engineered material with exotic properties not found in nature--using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of l...

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets: Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies

May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
•Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies •Traditional touchscreen material is facing supply shortfall, as well as being unfit for flexible dev...

Distance wireless charging enhanced by magnetic metamaterials: A metamaterial shell is capable of multiplying transmission efficiency several times over

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Wireless charging of mobile devices is possibly one of the most desired technological milestones. Some devices can already be charged wirelessly by placing the mobile device on top of a charging base...

Graphene flakes to calm synapses: Graphene technology opens up new horizons for treatment of disease

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
E-MAIL The laboratory of SISSA's Laura Ballerini in collaboration with the University of Trieste, the University of Manchester and the University of Castilla -la Mancha, has discovered a new approa...

Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells: Rice University researchers microwave a composite to toughen wellbore walls

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers...

Researchers integrate diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for high-power devices

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
“Direct Conversion of h-BN into c-BN and Formation of Epitaxial c-BN/Diamond Heterostructures” Authors: Jagdish Narayan, Anagh Bhaumik, and Weizong Xu, North Carolina State University Published:...

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cell...

Smithsonian Science Education Center and National Space Society Team Up for Next-Generation Space Education Program "Enterprise In Space"

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Enterprise In Space (EIS), an international program of the National Space Society (NSS), is excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Smithsonian Science Educatio...

Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers reporting May 10...

Atomic force microscope reveals molecular ghosts: Mapping molecules with atomic precision expands toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
To the surprise of chemists, a new technique for taking snapshots of molecules with atomic precision is turning up chemicals they shouldn't be able to see.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals' Preclinical Candidate ARC-LPA Achieves 98% Knockdown and Long Duration of Effect after Subcutaneous Administration

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today presented a poster on ARC-LPA, its preclinical development program targeting lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a), for the treatment of cardiovascular disease...

Oxford Nanoimaging to provide desktop super-resolution microscopes

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI) commence sales of an elegant desktop optical microscope capable of zooming in on objects as tiny as structures inside living cells. This super-resolution microscope will allow...

University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, research: Ultrafast pulses shed light on photochemical processes

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Tunnelling ionization studies by researchers in Japan and Russia show changes in electron distributions between ground- and excited-state in laser tunnelling ionization of molecules.

Solliance realizes first up-scaled Perovskite based PV modules with 10% efficiency: Holst Centre, imec and ECN pave the road to upscaling Perovskite PV modules

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Solliance demonstrates a record 10% aperture area power conversion efficiency for its up-scaled thin-film perovskite photovoltaic modules. The efficiency was measured on an aperture area of 168 cm2. T...