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Risk Analysis Publishes Non-Animal Strategy to Assess Nanomaterials

February 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Non-animal methods can be used to evaluate the health and environmental effects of nanomaterials, according to an article that appears today in Risk Analysis.

Researchers first to prove ZIKA Virus associated with Microcephaly Used JEOL Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) for imaging brain sections

February 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the Institute of Pathology in Ljubljana, Slovenia are the first in the world to publish and prove that the ZIKA virus is associated wit...

New therapeutic pathway may keep cancer cells turned 'off': Tel Aviv University researchers offer proof of concept for new nanomedicine designed to inhibit tumor growth by keeping cancer dormant

February 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Osteosarcoma is a cancer that develops in the bones of children and adolescents. It is one of the most aggressive cancers, with only a 15 per cent, five-year survival rate when diagnosed in an advance...

Successful real-time observation of atomic motion with sub-nanometer resolution: The promising potential of the x-ray free electron laser SACLA

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Key Research Results 1.Successful observation of ultrafast atomic rearrangements on picosecond timescales in a thin film of the DVD phase-change recording material Ge-Sb-Te. 2.Ultra-short x-ray...

Chemically storing solar power: A photo-electrochemical cell has been developed at TU Wien (Vienna). It can chemically store the energy of ultraviolet light even at high temperatures

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Nature shows us how it is done: Plants can absorb sunlight and store its energy chemically. Imitating this on large industrial scale, however, is difficult. Photovoltaics convert sunlight to electrici...

Quantum phase transition underpins superconductivity in copper oxides: CIFAR researchers in Canada and France unveil key organizing principle of high-temperature superconductivity

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists have zoomed in on the transition that could explain why copper-oxides have such impressive superconducting powers.

PCATDES project now entering its final period and the consortia held a successful 3rd annual review meeting at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
PCATDES is an ambitious collaborative project between the European Union of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), financially supported by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme, gr...

A portable device for rapid and highly sensitive diagnostics

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
When remote regions with limited health facilities experience an epidemic, they need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital. As demand for such equipment grows, EPFL researc...

Moving electrons around loops with light: A quantum device based on geometry: Scientists demonstrate versatile, noise-tolerant quantum operations on a single electron

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
While a classical bit found in conventional electronics exists only in binary 1 or 0 states, the more resourceful quantum bit, or 'qubit' is represented by a vector, pointing to a simultaneous combina...

Topological insulators: Magnetism is not causing loss of conductivity

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Topological insulators appeared to be rather well-understood from theory until now. The electrons that can only occupy "allowed" quantum states in the crystal lattice are free to move in only two dime...

Researchers demonstrate 'quantum surrealism'

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
New research demonstrates that particles at the quantum level can in fact be seen as behaving something like billiard balls rolling along a table, and not merely as the probabilistic smears that the s...

The magic of microbes: ONR engineers innovative research in synthetic biology

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
An exciting new scientific frontier--synthetic biology--took center stage as a celebrated scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently spoke at the headquarters of the Offic...

Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors: Professor Warren Chan designs modular nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access to diseased tissue, like a key fitting into a lock

February 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Chemotherapy isn't supposed to make your hair fall out -- it's supposed to kill cancer cells. A new molecular delivery system created at U of T Engineering could help ensure that chemotherapy drugs ge...

Stretchable nano-devices towards smart contact lenses: Researchers at RMIT University and the University of Adelaide have joined forces to create a stretchable nano-scale device to manipulate light

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at RMIT University and the University of Adelaide have joined forces to create a stretchable nano-scale device to manipulate light.

Kellogg researchers develop new nanoparticle with potential to treat ocular cancer: Using nanoparticles to kill tumor cells inside the eye

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have developed a new nanoparticle that uses a tumor cell's protective mechanism against itself -- short-circuiting tumor cell metabolism an...

Material deformation at atomic scale resembles avalanches

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
The rearrangement of particles in materials during deformation, such as when a spoon is bent, doesn’t occur independently, but rather resembles highly collective avalanches that span the entire materi...

Nanocomposite Sensors Detect Toxic Gases

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shiraz University in association with their colleagues from South Korea synthesized nanocomposites to be used in the production of sensors to detect toxic gases and gas pollut...

Iranian Scientists Build Fuel Cells with Appropriate Performance at High Temperature

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced nanocomposite membranes that are able to improve performance of fuel cells at high temperature.

Oxford Instruments and SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH sign agreement for Nanonis Tramea quantum transport measurement system

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments and SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH have entered an agreement whereby Oxford Instruments NanoScience will be the sole distributor of SPECS Nanonis TrameaTM quantum transport measur...

CU-Boulder ultrafast microscope used to make slow-motion electron movie

February 21, 2016 - 7:45am
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have demonstrated the use of the world's first ultrafast optical microscope, allowing them to probe and visualize matter at the atomic level with mind-bendin...