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3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride

July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform m...
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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Closes a $28.4 Million Financing

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its participation in portfolio company D-Wave Systems, Inc.'s $28.4 mi...
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Labs characterize carbon for batteries: Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists calculate materials’ potential for use as electrodes

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes.
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Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang's research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, car...
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Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's invento...
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Penn researchers successfully alleviate pulmonary inflammation with targeted drug delivery: Proof-of-concept study showed nanocarriers can aid drug delivery in mice

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. This complication...
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University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic...
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Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router - a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievemen...
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New Method Suggested for Production of Polymeric Nanocarriers Used in Medical Industries

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced polymeric nanocarriers that can be used in pharmaceutics and medical industries.
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Researchers Use Various Zinc Oxide Nanostructures to Boost Efficiency of Water Purification Process

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An Iranian researcher in association with Swedish scientists studied the use of various nanostructures of zinc oxide in the improvement of the removal of industrial pollutants from water and the diffe...
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Nanoparticles Increase Primary Pressure Strength of Bone Cement

July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center succeeded in increasing primary pressure strength of artificial bone cement by using nanoparticles.
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Haydale Announces Collaboration Agreement with Swansea University’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coatings (WCPC)

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Haydale, the company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, is pleased to announce that it has signed a research and collaboration agreement with the Welsh Centre for Pr...
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A review article summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge about graphene grain boundaries

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
The graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition is typically polycrystalline. Authors from the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, led by ICREA Research professor Stephan Roche, t...
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IBM Announces $3 Billion Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems: Scientists and engineers to push limits of silicon technology to 7 nanometers and below and create post-silicon future

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the em...
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Non-Enzyme Sensor Detects Lead, Hydrogen Peroxide

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers in association with their Malaysian colleagues produced non-enzyme sensor that is able to measure poisonous and harmful species in industrial and medical applications.
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Bruker Introduces Inspire Nanoscale Chemical Mapping System: Featuring New PeakForce IR SPM Mode for Comprehensive Nanocharacterization

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of Inspire™, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial resolution in chemical and materials proper...
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Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to...
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University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresse...
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Digital piezo amplifier nano box USB

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
With the nano box USB piezosystem jena provides an digital piezo amplifier with an USB 2.0 interface. The nano box USB is designed for all piezo actuators, which have the suffix D in their part number...
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Carbodeon enables 20 percent increase in polymer thermal filler conductivity with 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond additive at a lower cost than with traditional fillers: Improved materials and processes enable nanodiamond cost reductions of up to 70 percent for ele

July 13, 2014 - 7:45am
Carbodeon, a Finnish-based producer of functionalised nanodiamond materials, can now achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal performance by using as little as 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond material a...
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