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Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable -- and sometimes nearly impossible to remove -- but water molecules can still pass through. And this permeability to moisture can limit the lifespan of a prod...

New method can identify chemical warfare agents more easily: The method could help governments protect people from horrifying toxic effects

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
new method for extracting, enriching and identifying chemical warfare agents from oils and other organic liquids could help government officials and homeland security protect civilians more effective...

Tiny works of art with great potential: New materials for the construction of metal-organic 2-dimensional quasicrystals

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Unlike classical crystals, quasicrystals do not comprise periodic units, even though they do have a superordinate structure. The formation of the fascinating mosaics that they produce is barely unders...

A new spin on reality

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has predicted the existence of a new kind of spin liquid. A spin liquid is an exotic phenomenon that...

Scientists move 1 step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a composite material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's surface.

UNIST engineers octopus-inspired smart adhesive pads

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
With increased study of bio-adhesives, a significant effort has been made in search for novel adhesives that will combine reversibility, repeated usage, stronger bonds and faster bonding time, non-tox...

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) today announced an agreement to jointly explore a variety of technologies, including monolithic 3D, neuromorphi...

Nanobiotix revenue for Q2 2016

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announces its unaudited revenue for th...

Nanosystem and Digital Surf launch NanoMap Alpha: New surface imaging & metrology software based on Mountains® Technology

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Global leader in non-contact 3D measurement and inspection, Nanosystem today announced the release of NanoMap Alpha software based on Digital Surf’s industry-standard Mountains® software platform.

DNA origami lights up a microscopic glowing Van Gogh

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Using folded DNA to precisely place glowing molecules within microscopic light resonators, researchers at Caltech have created one of the world's smallest reproductions of Vincent van Gogh's The Starr...

Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain: Transparent skull implant created by UCR-led team will allow doctors to deliver life-saving laser treatments to patients with brain disorders

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two studies that are fort...

Physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists from New Zealand's University of Otago have used steerable 'optical tweezers' to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical...

Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies--and possibly paper-thin gadgets --scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Na...

Physicists couple distant nuclear spins using a single electron: For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups took part in this complex...

Achieving a breakthrough in the formation of beam size controllable X-ray nanobeams: One step closer to realizing a multifunctional X-ray microscope

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team in Japan has now succeeded in developing high precision X-ray deformable mirrors that can be configured as necessary. They are the first to have achieved the formation of three types o...

Researchers develop faster, precise silica coating process for quantum dot nanorods

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day - up to 21 times f...

Nanotech 'tattoo' can map emotions and monitor muscle activity: Novel skin electrode is comfortable and has endless commercial and medical applications, says Tel Aviv University researcher

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
A new temporary "electronic tattoo" developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells researchers is poised to revolutionize medicine, rehabilitation, and even b...

Cell Guidance Systems use the ZetaView from Particle Metrix for exosome research and quality control

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on how Cell Guidance Systems use the ZetaView® particle characterization system for exosome r...

Germs add ripples to make 'groovy' graphene: New nanomaterial conducts differently at right angles

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct...

Veggie juice that illuminates the gut: The medical imaging drink, developed to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal illnesses, is made of concentrated chlorophyll, the pigment that makes spinach green

July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their verdant color may improve doctors' ability to examine the human gastrointestinal tract.