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Lowering the cost and environmental footprint of white LEDs

September 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Replacing traditional light bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could take a significant bite out of global energy consumption. But making white LEDs isn't completely benign or budget friendly. To...

New optical material offers unprecedented control of light and thermal radiation

September 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Columbia Engineers discover that samarium nickelate shows promise for active photonic devices - SmNiO3 could potentially transform optoelectronic technologies, including smart windows, infrared camouf...

Silver nanoparticles' protein 'corona' affects their toxicity: Scientists distinguished how protein 'corona' of silver nanoparticles affects their cellular toxicity

September 3, 2016 - 7:45am
A senior fellow at the Faculty of Chemistry, MSU, Vladimir Bochenkov together with his colleagues from Denmark succeeded in deciphering the mechanism of interaction of silver nanoparticles with the ce...

NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing: Research into perovskites looks beyond material’s usage for efficient solar cells

September 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming September Conferences

September 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that the company will make presentations at the following upcoming events.

Peter Diamandis Thinks Nanotech Will Interface With Human Minds

September 1, 2016 - 7:48am
Diamandis explained that he was researching nanotechnology that would allow human brains to interface with machines. This isn’t an unthinkable feat: researchers at the University of Southern Californi...

Particle Works launches range of high quality magnetic nanoparticles

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Works – the nano- and microstructured material specialist – has developed magnetic nanoparticles offering superior performance and physical characteristics. The particles are composed of coba...

GrapheneCanada 2016 International Conference: Recent advances in technology developments and business opportunities in graphene commercialization

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The 2nd edition of Graphene & 2D Materials Canada 2016 International Conference & Exhibition ( will take place in Montreal (Canada): 18-20 October, 2016. Graphene Canada 20...

FEI Celebrates Shipment of 1,000th Helios DualBeam System: FEI’s Helios Family has lead the DualBeam technology race and is widely used across the semiconductor, materials science, life sciences and oil & gas industries

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced a milestone of the 1,000th Helios™ DualBeam system shipped since the product family was introduced in 2006. The 1,000th system was manufactured in FEI’s Brno plant a...

Colors from darkness: Researchers develop alternative approach to quantum computing

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University have demonstrated the suitability of microwave signals in the coding of information for quantum computing. Previous development of the field has been focusing on optica...

Diamonds and quantum information processing on the nano scale

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
City College of New York led-team headed by physicist Dr. Carlos Meriles has successfully demonstrated charge transport between Nitrogen-Vacancy color centers in diamond. The team developed a novel m...

Device to control 'color' of electrons in graphene provides path to future electronics

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A device made of bilayer graphene, an atomically thin hexagonal arrangement of carbon atoms, provides experimental proof of the ability to control the momentum of electrons and offers a path to electr...

Graphene key to growing 2-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A newly discovered method for making two-dimensional materials could lead to new and extraordinary properties, particularly in a class of materials called nitrides, say the Penn State materials scient...

University of Akron researchers find thin layers of water can become ice-like at room temperature: Results could lead to an assortment of anti-friction solutions

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
New research by scientists at The University of Akron (UA) shows that a nanometer-thin layer of water between two charged surfaces exhibits ice-like tendencies that allow it to withstand pressures of...

Nanocatalysis for organic chemistry: This research article by Dr. Qien Xu et al. is published in Current Organic Chemistry, Volume 20, Issue 19, 2016

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanocatalysis has attracted much attention in the past few years. Functionalized materials with a nano-/submicro-dimension display a significant and dramatically powerful catalytic capability than tra...

Continuous roll-process technology for transferring and packaging flexible LSI

September 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and by Dr. Jae-Hyun Kim from the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) has...

Meteorite impact on a nano scale

August 30, 2016 - 7:45am
A meteorite impacting the earth under a grazing angle of incidence can do a lot of damage; it may travel a long way, carving a trench into the ground until it finally penetrates the surface. The impac...

Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins

August 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next step...

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light

August 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip.

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber

August 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The inventors of one of the most versatile tools in modern science - the atomic force microscope, or AFM - tell their story in an interview published online this week. The AFM was invented in the mid...