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Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP

February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy, wherein all energy is dissipated as heat, and no available energy remains to do work. Since the mid...
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Novel non-stick material joins portfolio of slippery surface technologies: Infusing liquids into polymers makes long lasting, self-replenishing material that repels deadly bacterial build-up

February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build-up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accum...
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Breakthrough may lead to industrial production of graphene devices

February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the 'miracle material'. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising i...
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New design tool for metamaterials: Berkeley Lab study shows how to predict metamaterial nonlinear optical properties

February 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Metamaterials - artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature - offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast...
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Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University's laboratories into the global marketplace and creat...
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MEMS/Sensors Drive IoT/E Innovation in Europe: MEMS Executive Congress Europe Speakers Explore Internet of Things/Everything in Automotive, Consumer, Industrial Markets, 9-10, March in Copenhagen

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) speakers will explore the integral nature of MEMS/sensors to the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) during MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, 9-10 March, 2015 in Copenhagen,...
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Graphenea granted patent on graphene transfer

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphenea was granted a patent for a method of transfer of large-area graphene. In particular, the patent refers to transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a metal foil to...
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A straightforward, rapid and continuous method to protect MOF nanocrystals against water

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
An article in Advanced Materials magazine presents a one-step, alternative, rapid, and scalable spray-drying (SD) synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) nanocrystals coated with organic polymers (...
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Negative capacitance detected

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Prof Gustau Catalan has published in Nature Materials a "News and Views" commenting the measurement of negative capacitance presented by the teams led by Prof Sayeef Salahuddin and Prof. Ramesh in the...
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Nano-antioxidants prove their potential: Rice-led study shows how particles quench damaging superoxides

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Injectable nanoparticles that could protect an injured person from further damage due to oxidative stress have proven to be astoundingly effective in tests to study their mechanism.
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Corrosion Resistance of Copper Increased by Nanocoatings

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Uremia University succeeded in the production of a new type of nanocoating to increase the corrosion resistance of copper.
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Binding bad: Buckyballs offer environmental benefits - In Rice University study, treated carbon-60 molecules remove metals from liquids

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University.
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Research shows benefits of silicon carbide for sensors in harsh environments: Advantages identified across industries

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments, according to new researc...
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UCLA and USC scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny electronic devices: Approach could lead to better designs for computer chips

February 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design mic...
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Iranian Researchers Design Low-Price Nano-Method for Water Treatment

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed a new cost-effective method for water purification, separating heavy metals from water using nano-technology.
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Production of New Nanocatalyst in Iran with Application in Pharmaceutical, Oil Industries

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Birjand University used nanotechnology and produced a magnetic nanocatalyst that can be used many times without any reduction in its activity.
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Toronto-based Environmental Technology Pioneer Green Earth Nano Science Expands in EU

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Green Earth Nano Science has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with CleanShield Denmark to bring GENS NANO and SOLARSTUCCO self-cleaning coatings, and AGRIHIT biodegradable cleaners, organic...
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Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fou...
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Iranian Scientists Find Solution to Measure Species Existing in Liquids

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) proposed a solution to measure the desired species in liquids by using XRF device.
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Production of Nanocatalyst Applicable in Synthesis of Organic Compounds

February 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a new nanocatalyst which eliminates the need for application of organic solvents in the synthesis of organic compounds.
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