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Nanosystem and Digital Surf launch NanoMap Alpha: New surface imaging & metrology software based on Mountains® Technology

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Global leader in non-contact 3D measurement and inspection, Nanosystem today announced the release of NanoMap Alpha software based on Digital Surf’s industry-standard Mountains® software platform.

DNA origami lights up a microscopic glowing Van Gogh

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Using folded DNA to precisely place glowing molecules within microscopic light resonators, researchers at Caltech have created one of the world's smallest reproductions of Vincent van Gogh's The Starr...

Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain: Transparent skull implant created by UCR-led team will allow doctors to deliver life-saving laser treatments to patients with brain disorders

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two studies that are fort...

Physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists from New Zealand's University of Otago have used steerable 'optical tweezers' to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical...

Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies--and possibly paper-thin gadgets --scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Na...

Physicists couple distant nuclear spins using a single electron: For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups took part in this complex...

Achieving a breakthrough in the formation of beam size controllable X-ray nanobeams: One step closer to realizing a multifunctional X-ray microscope

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team in Japan has now succeeded in developing high precision X-ray deformable mirrors that can be configured as necessary. They are the first to have achieved the formation of three types o...

Researchers develop faster, precise silica coating process for quantum dot nanorods

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day - up to 21 times f...

Nanotech 'tattoo' can map emotions and monitor muscle activity: Novel skin electrode is comfortable and has endless commercial and medical applications, says Tel Aviv University researcher

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
A new temporary "electronic tattoo" developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells researchers is poised to revolutionize medicine, rehabilitation, and even b...

Cell Guidance Systems use the ZetaView from Particle Metrix for exosome research and quality control

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on how Cell Guidance Systems use the ZetaView® particle characterization system for exosome r...

Germs add ripples to make 'groovy' graphene: New nanomaterial conducts differently at right angles

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct...

Veggie juice that illuminates the gut: The medical imaging drink, developed to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal illnesses, is made of concentrated chlorophyll, the pigment that makes spinach green

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their verdant color may improve doctors' ability to examine the human gastrointestinal tract.

Atomic bits despite zero-point energy? Jülich scientists explore novel ways of developing stable nanomagnets

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
So-called "zero-point energy" is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as "The Incredibles" or the TV series "Stargate Atlantis", it denot...

Setting the gold standard: UF chemistry professor is first to use light to make gold crystal nanoparticles

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer tre...

Researchers harness DNA as the engine of super-efficient nanomachine: New platform detects traces of everything from bacteria to viruses, cocaine and metals

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at McMaster University have established a way to harness DNA as the engine of a microscopic "machine" they can turn on to detect trace amounts of substances that range from viruses and bac...

University of Illinois researchers demonstrate tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating m...

Nanodomains of reactive oxygen species control mitochondrial energy output: Using a new tool, researchers can study localized reactive oxygen species signals that control mitochondrial function in health and disease

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Over the years, there have been many efforts to use antioxidants to prevent or help treat various diseases and aging. While reactive oxygen species (ROS), can damage and kill cells - these molecules h...

SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
SUNY Poly team at SEMICON West 2016 Conference will detail progress related to the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, and c...

Researchers improve catalyst efficiency for clean industries: Method reduces use of expensive platinum

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a way to use less platinum in chemical reactions commonly used in the clean energy, green chemicals, and automotive industries, according to a paper in Science.

On the path toward molecular robots: Scientists at Japan's Hokkaido University have developed light-powered molecular motors that repetitively bend and unbend, bringing us closer to molecular robots.

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers are working on mimicking cellular systems to develop molecular motors that can move or even deliver drugs to target tissues. Engineering such motors may ultimately lead to molecular robots...