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Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots

December 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.
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Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could in...
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Aculon Hires New Business Development Director

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Aculon, Inc., a leading provider of easy-to-apply nanotechnology surface modification technologies, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Tang as Aculon's new Director of Business Development...
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Creation of 'Rocker' protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the...
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How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass?

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Pretreatment of cellulosic biomass using cell wall degrading enzymes is a critical step in the release of sugars needed to produce biofuels and renewable, biobased chemicals and materials. A new study...
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Silicon Valley-Based Foresight Valuation Launches STR-IP™, a New Initiative for Startups to Discover the Value of Their Intellectual Property

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Foresight Valuation Group, an intellectual property (IP) strategy and startup advisory firm, today announces its Startup-IP Program (STR-IP™), a new initiative aimed at helping technology startups bui...
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Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers increased the important properties of supercapacitors, including power, energy and lifetime by using nanotechnology.
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Iranian Researchers Produce Electrical Pieces Usable in Human Body

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers in association with their colleagues from Harvard University and MIT succeeded in the production of biodegradable and biocompatible electrical pieces that can be used inside human'...
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Zenosense, Inc. - Hospital Collaboration - 400 Person Lung Cancer Detection Trial

December 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Zenosense, Inc. (OTCQB: ZENO) ("Zenosense", the "Company"), a healthcare technology company primarily focused on developing and marketing devices to detect the MRSA "Super-Bug" and to detect signs of...
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SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning

December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
As a testament to New York State's innovation-education model, as envisioned by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY P...
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Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp

December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornel...
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ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the fir...
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Unraveling the light of fireflies

December 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Fireflies used rapid light flashes to communicate. This "bioluminescence" is an intriguing phenomenon that has many potential applications, from drug testing and monitoring water contamination, and ev...
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Bruker Introduces BioScope Resolve High-Resolution BioAFM System: Featuring PeakForce Tapping for Quantitative Bio-Mechanical Property Mapping

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
At the Sixth AFM BioMed Conference, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of BioScope Resolve™, a biological atomic force microscope (bioAFM) that features the highest resolution imaging a...
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“Line dancing bacteria win the 2014 Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition”

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The inaugural MicroTAS Video Competition, run by microfluidics specialist Dolomite and Lab on a Chip, and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, saw first prize awarded to an e...
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Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
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Pb islands in a sea of graphene magnetise the material of the future

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital moveme...
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Fraud-proof credit card possible because of quantum physics

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Cards, such as identification cards and credit cards, which are impossible to hack. With a system based on quantum physics this will soon be possible. Researchers from the UT research institute MESA+...
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DELMIC reports on applications of their SPARC technology at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
DELMIC develops and manufactures products which are focused on high performance, user friendly, integrated microscopy solutions. Users of the SPARC technology at Chalmers University of Technology in G...
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Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars: Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, Rice University scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and...
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