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'Lasers rewired': Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers: Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists adapt next-gen solar cell materials for a different purpose

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The nanowires, with diameters as small as 200 nanometers (billionths of a meter) and a blend of materials that has also proven effective in next-generation solar cell designs, were shown to produce ve...

Breaking cell barriers with retractable protein nanoneedles: Adapting a bacterial structure, Wyss Institute researchers develop protein actuators that can mechanically puncture cells

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in synthetic biology; a new study from researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Ins...

Replacement of Toxic Antibacterial Agents Possible by Biocompatible Polymeric Nanocomposites

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced nanoparticles with antibacterial properties, which have desirable performance in the presence of various types of bacteria.

Properties of Polymeric Nanofibers Optimized to Treat Damaged Body Tissues

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from University of Zanjan produced polymeric nanofibers with optimized diameter and mechanical properties.

Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire: Nanolaser for information technology

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Thanks to an ingenious process, the nanowire lasers grow right on a silic...

Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability: International team from Drexel University and Paul Sabatier University reveals versatility of carbon films

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University's Dr. Yury Gogotsi and Dr. Patrice Simon, of Paul Sabatie...

NSS Pays Tribute to Late NSS Governor Dr. Marvin Minsky, A Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The National Space Society pays tribute to Dr. Marvin Minsky, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, who served as a long-time member of the NSS Board of Governors, and was involved in the original mer...

Canadian Scientists Develop Innovative Protein Test for Zika

February 15, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of Canadian scientists is creating one of the most groundbreaking tests for the Zika virus infection yet.

Composite Pipe Long Term Testing Facility

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd has commissioned a composite pipe testing facility with the support of Leicester City Council, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)**, the Region...

Scientists take nanoparticle snapshots

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Just as a photographer needs a camera with a split-second shutter speed to capture rapid motion, scientists looking at the behavior of tiny materials need special instruments with the capacity to see...

Chemical cages: New technique advances synthetic biology

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules--the enzymes.

New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices: Researchers engineer an electronics first, opening door to flexible electronics

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.

Superconductivity: Footballs with no resistance - Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical applications

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconductors have long been confined to niche applications, due to the fact that the highest temperature at which even the best of these materials becomes resistance-free is minus 70 degrees Celsiu...

SUNY Poly and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce New $500M R&D Program in Albany To Accelerate Next Generation Chip Technology: Arrival of Second Cutting Edge EUV Lithography Tool Launches New Patterning Center That Will Generate Over 100 New High Tech Jobs at SUNY

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to maintaining New York State’s global leadership in nanotechnology research and development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and GLOBALFOUND...

Making sense of metallic glass

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science research. They have been made by rapidly co...

Electron's 1-D metallic surface state observed: A step for the prediction of electronic properties of extremely-fine metal nanowires in next-generation semiconductors

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
In the one-dimensional (1D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass eac...

Nanoparticle therapy that uses LDL and fish oil kills liver cancer cells

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
An experimental nanoparticle therapy that combines low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and fish oil preferentially kills primary liver cancer cells without harming healthy cells, UT Southwestern Medical Ce...

Scientists create laser-activated superconductor

February 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Shining lasers at superconductors can make them work at higher temperatures, suggests new findings from an international team of scientists including the University of Bath.

Graphene decharging and molecular shielding

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Joint theoretical and experimental study suggested that graphene sheets efficiently shield chemical interactions. One of the promising applications of this phenomenon is associated with im-proving qua...

Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles: Single photons can quickly modify individual electrons embedded in a semiconductor chip and vice versa

February 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons, an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum n...