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FEI Launches Apreo – Industry-Leading Versatile, High-Performance SEM: The Apreo SEM provides high-resolution surface information with excellent contrast, and the flexibility to accommodate a large range of samples, applications and conditions

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced the new Apreo™ scanning electron microscope (SEM), offering an industry-leading range of applications. In fields ranging from materials and life sciences, to researc...

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip: Highly directional single photon source concept is expected to lead to a significant progress in producing compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum informat

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum information science and technology has emerged as a new paradigm for dramatically faster computation and secure communication in the 21st century. At the heart of any quantum system is the mos...

Nuclear pores captured on film: Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, researchers from the University of Basel have filmed 'living' nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, a team of researchers from the University of Basel has filmed "living" nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecu...

Little ANTs: Researchers build the world's tiniest engine

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed the world's tiniest engine - just a few billionths of a metre in size - which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of...

An Experiment Seeks to Make Quantum Physics Visible to the Naked Eye

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of entanglement directly with the naked eye. This should now be p...

Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale...

Non-animal approach to predict impact of nanomaterials on human lung published Archives of Toxicology publishes workshop recommendations

May 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A compilation of recommendations from a 2015 workshop organized by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. appears in a report in Archives of Toxicology.

Making invisible physics visible: The Jayich Lab has created a new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with high spatial resolution and sensitivity

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
If using a single atom to capture high-resolution images of nanoscale material sounds like science fiction, think again. That's exactly what the Quantum Sensing and Imaging Group at UC Santa Barbar...

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 per...

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
They thereby demonstrated that this class of materials is suitable for data processing based on spin. The work has been published in the renowned periodical Physical Review B and was selected as "Edit...

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population -- and therefore an increased need for food production-- in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washi...

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which...

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers Univ...

Personal cooling units on the horizon

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a nan...

Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional phosphane, a material known as phosphorene, has potential application as a material for semiconducting transistors in ever faster and more powerful computers. But there's a hitch. Many...

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes

May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from Germa...

Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits: Discovery is a significant step toward multi-channel quantum communication and higher capacity quantum computers

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics, with its counter-intuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for profound advances in the security and speed of how we...

Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas. The new...

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
All light sources work by absorbing energy - for example, from an electric current - and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light sour...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARC-521

May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR), recently filed a regulatory submission in New Zealand to begin a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of ARC-521, its RNAi-based therapeutic candidate for the treat...