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A type of nanostructure increases the efficiency of electricity-producing photovoltaic

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Sagrario Domínguez-Fernández, a Telecommunications engineer, has managed to increase light absorption in silicon by means of nanostructures etched onto photovoltaic cells. This increases the efficienc...

Massive trove of battery and molecule data released to public: The Materials Project, run by Berkeley Lab, accelerates innovation by enabling computationally driven materials and battery design

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, ph...

Drug candidate shrinks tumor when delivered by plant virus nanoparticle: Phenanthriplatin outperformed cisplatin in mouse model of triple-negative breast cancer when encapsulated into nanocarrier

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
In a pair of firsts, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that the drug candidate phenanthriplatin can be more effective than an approved...

UQ research accelerates next-generation ultra-precise sensing technology

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The mining, navigation, minerals exploration and environmental hydrology sectors are set to benefit from new University of Queensland research into quantum technology.

NanoLabNL boosts quality of research facilities as Dutch Toekomstfonds invests firmly

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
NanoLabNL will invest firmly in its research facilities in the coming years. This week, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs confirmed a financial contribution to the activities of NanoLabNL, as par...

Tiny diamonds could enable huge advances in nanotechnology: UMD researchers develop a new method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials

June 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanomaterials have the potential to improve many next-generation technologies. They promise to speed up computer chips, increase the resolution of medical imaging devices and make electronics more ene...

Call for NanoArt and Art-Science-Technology Papers

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The 4th International Festival of NanoArt An Art-Science-Technology special session will be hosted in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by Babes-Bolyai University between September 8 - 14, 2016 in parallel with t...

Switzerland winds up superconductivity: For the first time in Europe, the Swiss have achieved a fully superconductive coil able to reach a magnetic field of 25 Tesla

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these mater...

Revisiting trajectories at the quantum scale: The role of statistics in quantum scale observation explains microscale behavior

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. In this paper published in EPJ D...

Glass now has smart potential

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties -- a major step towards...

Rice wins award to recruit cancer researcher: $2 million CPRIT grant aims to bring MIT researcher Omid Veiseh to Houston

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University has won a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to recruit biomaterials researcher and entrepreneur Omid Veiseh to Rice's Department of Bi...

Spintronics development gets boost with new findings into ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
A research group at Tohoku University's WPI-AIMR has succeeded in finding the origin and the mechanism of ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs. The discovery is significant as it will accelerate the develo...

Seeing Atoms

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale -- where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions...

The Institute for Transfusion Medicine at the University Hospital of Duisburg-Essen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Giebel Working Group on the Developmental Biology of Stem Cells in the Ins...

New photonic sensor opens the door to high-speed biodetection

June 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique for extremely high speed photonic sensing of the mechanical properties of freely flowing particles using...

'Breaking me softly:' UCF fiber findings featured in Nature

June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
A finding by a University of Central Florida researcher that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale and opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing is featured online today...

NRL develops new low-defect method to nitrogen dope graphene resulting in tunable bandstructure

June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Electronics Science and Technology and Materials Science and Technology Divisions, has demonstrated hyperthermal io...

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Signs Agreement With and Receives First Purchase Order from Major New Customer in China

June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has signed an agreement with and received the first purcha...

Hitachi Develops Basic Artificial Intelligence Technology that Enables Logical Dialogue in Japanese: Applying deep learning for language-independent recognition of sentences representing reasons and grounds for opinions in text data

June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501; "Hitachi") today announced that it has developed a basic artificial intelligence (AI) technology that analyzes huge volumes of Japanese text data on issues that are subject t...

Graphene-based transparent electrodes for highly efficient flexible OLEDS: A Korean research team developed an ideal electrode structure composed of graphene and layers of titanium dioxide and conducting polymers, resulting in highly flexible and efficien

June 8, 2016 - 7:45am
The arrival of a thin and lightweight computer that even rolls up like a piece of paper will not be in the far distant future. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), built upon a plastic subs...