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Nanoscale solutions to a very large problem: NSF-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center to enable deployment of mobile, efficient water treatment and desalination systems

April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Water, water is everywhere, but we need more drops to drink. The primary mission of the recently founded Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, a consortium based at Rice University...

Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives

April 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their deve...

Nanomechanics Introduces Remote Video Option for iNano: The iNano nanoindenter now offers a Remote Video Option upgrade, giving labs a new window on materials testing

April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of tools used to test mechanical properties at the micro- and nano-levels, has introduced a new function for the iNano nanoindenter, the Remote Video Option. Fro...

For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3-D

April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. It has promising prospects as a more detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems could potentia...

Hybrid pixel array detectors enter the low-noise regime

April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
The detector group at the Swiss Light Source at PSI has been one of the pioneers in the development of custom-made hybrid pixel array detectors (HPADs) for synchrotron applications. In a paper publish...

Revealing the fluctuations of flexible DNA in 3-D: First-of-their-kind images by Berkeley Lab-led research team could aid in use of DNA to build nanoscale devices

April 1, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segm...

Computer simulation discloses new effect of cavitation: Steam bubbles in fast flowing fluids obviously also result from chemical surface properties; use for reducing wear in pumps and plain bearings

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation. In the Science Advances journal, they describe how oil-repellent and oil-attract...

Nature-inspired nanotubes that assemble themselves, with precision: Berkeley Lab scientists discover another design principle for building nanostructures

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
When it comes to the various nanowidgets scientists are developing, nanotubes are especially intriguing. That's because hollow tubes that have diameters of only a few billionths of a meter have the po...

Engineering black gold, as light as the bones of birds

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of Korean research team, led by Professor Ju-Young Kim (School of Materials Science and Engineering) of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea has recently anno...

New nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real time: 'Reporter nanoparticle' delivers therapeutic payload and glows green when cancer cells die

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Being able to detect early on whether a cancer therapy is working for a patient can influence the course of treatment and improve outcomes and quality of life. However, conventional detection methods...

CWRU researchers make biosensor 1 million times more sensitive: Advance aims at detecting cancers earlier, improving treatment and outcomes

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists and engineers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an optical sensor, based on nanostructured metamaterials, that's 1 million times more sensitive than the current best availab...

Quantum effects at work in the world's smelliest superconductor

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
The quantum behaviour of hydrogen affects the structural properties of hydrogen-rich compounds, which are possible candidates for the elusive room temperature superconductor, according to new research...

Multilingual circuit: NIST's 'optomechanical transducer' links sound, light, radio waves

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a "piezo-optomechanical circuit" that converts signals among optical, acoustic and radio waves. A system...

Nanometrics Achieves Record 3D-NAND Bookings Quarter: A Record 3D-NAND Bookings Quarter, both in Aggregate and for Each of Three Key Customers

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced record 3D-NAND bookings totaling over $38 million for the first quarter of 2016. The re...

Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to del...

Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of green energy: Team led by U of T Engineering designs world's most efficient catalyst for storing energy as hydrogen by splitting water molecules

March 30, 2016 - 7:45am
We can't control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem. Now, a group of researchers led by...

Unlocking the gates to quantum computing: The quantum Fredkin gate has been experimentally realized for the first time

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a complex quantum logic operation. They demonstrated t...

Entanglement becomes easier to measure: New protocol to detect entanglement of many-particle quantum states

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
In quantum theory, interactions among particles create fascinating correlations known as entanglement that cannot be explained by any means known to the classical world. Entanglement is a consequence...

New open source software for high resolution microscopy: Bielefeld physicists report their new development in Nature Communications

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
With their special microscopes, experimental physicists can already observe single molecules. However, unlike conventional light microscopes, the raw image data from some ultra-high resolution instrum...

Newly discovered organic nanowires leave manmade technologies in their dust

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies.