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Leica Microsystems Launches 3D Surface Metrology Solution: Leica DCM8 Unites Advantages of High-Definition Confocal Microscopy and Interferometry in One Instrument

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DCM8 for non-destructive three-dimensional surface profiling. The instrument is a combined confocal and interferometric optical profiler and therefore provides th...
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Superconductivity in Orbit: Scientists Find New Path to Loss-Free Electricity

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Armed with just the right atomic arrangements, superconductors allow electricity to flow without loss and radically enhance energy generation, delivery, and storage. Scientists tweak these superconduc...
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400,000 Euros for Pioneers of Electron Microscopy

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
The physicist Maximilian Haider, honorary professor at KIT, is one of the winners of this year's "Frontiers of Knowledge Award" in the amount of about EUR 400,000. The Spanish foundation BBVA honors H...
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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Improve Performance of Optical Laser

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch, used chemical methods to produce zinc oxide nanoparticles with regular structure to be used in optical industries.
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XPRIZE Opens Team Registration for $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE: Teams From Private, Public, and Social Sectors Encouraged to Compete in Global Competition to Revolutionize Ocean pH Sensor Technology

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced that team registration is open for the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition to inc...
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Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit: What's so 'super' about this superfluid

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Modern electronics relies on utilizing the charge properties of the ele...
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CNST Deputy Director Lloyd Whitman Serving as Interim Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), has been detailed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to serve as the Interim Director...
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Scientists Introduce New Contrast Agent to Detect Ovarian Cancer Cells

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
New SPION-C595 contrast agent was introduced, designed and produced by Iranian researchers to detect and take images from ovarian cancer cells to be used in targeted magnetic resonance molecular imagi...
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A New Postal Code for Cancer: Freiburg researchers find purely chemical way to target therapeutic nano-containers to cells

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Scientists have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors: Prof. Prasad Shastri, Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and core member of the cluster of excellence...
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Shining a light on tiny polymer shapes: Visiting graduate student studies high-throughput manufacturing of precisely shaped microparticles

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Ryan Oliver, a visiting graduate student in the lab of associate professor of mechanical engineering A. John Hart, is developing a technique called maskless fluidic lithography that creates unique sha...
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Additive Manufacturing Expert Leila Ladani Joins UConn Faculty

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
As an expert in additive manufacturing at the University of Alabama, Leila Ladani fabricated new materials and characterized prototype parts for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-France Cooperation on Science and Technology

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
The United States and France have long collaborated on science and technology, which enhances the well-being of our citizens, promotes commercial innovation and economic growth, and advances the human...
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Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy in mice

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. Mice with a form of this muscle-weakening disease showed improved...
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How to make the wonder material graphene superconducting

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team...
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Leti and Partners in PIEZOMAT Project Target New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Sensing Uses Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire Matrices to Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Human Fingerpr

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution...
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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature: New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing gene...
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New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking

February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlik...
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Researching “super dust” and other materials that could reduce the cost of air and space travel

February 11, 2014 - 10:35pm
Whether researching stronger, lighter materials for use in planes and spaceships or keeping squashed insects from sticking to airplane wings, Mia Siochi's work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Vir...
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Nanobiotix sees Clinical Advance in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Pilot Trial with Lead Product, NBTXR3: Market Development Plan Outlined For Earlier Potential Launch in 2016

February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanobiotix (Euronext: NANO), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today its development plan for the CE marking of NBTXR3, the...
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Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells

February 11, 2014 - 7:45am
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetica...
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