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Graphene nanoribbons: It's all about the edges: When electrons spin differently

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
As electronic components are becoming ever smaller, the industry is gradually approaching the limits of what is achievable using the traditional approach with silicon as a semiconductor material. Grap...

SUNY Poly, in Collaboration with the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Stony Brook University, Demonstrates Pioneering Method to Visualize and Identify Engineered Nanoparticles in Tissue

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Research published in Microscopy Research and Technique details rapid, cost-effective hyperspectral imaging method for nanomaterial analysis that can shed light on nanomaterials’ health impact.

Nanocage surfaces get 'makeover' in room temperature: Nanocrystals morph via anion exchange by exploiting crystal structure

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Kyoto University researchers have discovered a way of replacing surface ions of copper oxide nanocrystals at ambient conditions -- a feat that will make nanocage production considerably simpler.

Drexel researchers roll out new method for making the invisible brushes that repel dirt: Polymer crystal 'turf' improves nanobrush-making process

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
You might not be aware of it, but invisible carpets of polymers are keeping things from being sticky right now. The lenses of your glasses might be coated with them to stave off smudges. They're keepi...

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency: Perovskite materials can recycle light particles -- a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar cells

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have discovered that a highly promising group of materials known as hybrid lead halide perovskites can recycle light - a finding that they believe could lead to large gains in the efficienc...

Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells

March 28, 2016 - 7:45am
A method to rotate single particles, cells or organisms using acoustic waves in a microfluidic device will allow researchers to take three dimensional images with only a cell phone. Acoustic waves can...

ORNL researchers invent tougher plastic with 50 percent renewable content

March 26, 2016 - 7:45am
-Your car's bumper is probably made of a moldable thermoplastic polymer called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, it is also the stuff of...

Microagents with revolutionary potential

March 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Salvador Pané was on a trolleybus in Zurich one day after work. He was deep in thought when the bus came to a sudden stop because the cable was disrupted. He was struck by an idea: "Why can't we creat...

A new-structure magnetic memory device developed

March 26, 2016 - 7:45am
The research group of Professor Hideo Ohno and Associate Professor Shunsuke Fukami of Tohoku University has developed a new-structure magnetic memory device utilizing spin-orbit- torque-induced magnet...

Nanotechnology for label-free colorimetric detection of c-myc mRNA oncogene

March 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Given the important role in functioning as oncogenes or tumor suppressors, c-myc mRNA has emerged as a potential biomarker for cancer detection. In particular, abnormal expression of mRNAs is commonly...

Carbon leads the way in clean energy: Groundbreaking research at Griffith University is leading the way in clean energy, with the use of carbon as a way to deliver energy using hydrogen

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Groundbreaking research at Griffith University is leading the way in clean energy, with the use of carbon as a way to deliver energy using hydrogen.

Printing nanomaterials with plasma: New method can deposit nanomaterials onto flexible surfaces and 3-D objects

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as p...

No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light: New technique to grow nanostructures that degrade organic matter when exposed to light

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
A spot of sunshine is all it could take to get your washing done, thanks to pioneering nano research into self-cleaning textiles.

Keystone Nano selected by National Cancer Institute to participate in BIO

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano is pleased to announce that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected the company to participate in BIO 2016, being held in San Francisco in June. Keystone Nano will participate i...

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

March 24, 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...

IBS Creates a wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor and combat diabetes: GP-based patch from the Center for Nanoparticle Research is capable of non-invasive blood sugar monitoring and painless drug delivery

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
A scientific team from the Center for Nanoparticle Research at IBS has created a wearable GP-based patch that allows accurate diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy by using human sweat. The researc...

Bacteria's Achilles heel uncovered by single molecule chemistry

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Drug resistant bacteria are fast becoming one of the big worries of the 21 century. Now researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a previously unknown weakness; an "Achilles heel", o...

Solar fuels: A refined protective layer for the 'artificial leaf'

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
The team was able for the first time to produce a hybrid structure that converts 12 per cent of the incident solar energy into the form of hydrogen. The results have now been published in Advanced Ene...

Engineers adapt laser method to create micro energy units: Laser-writing technique can help manufacturers create micro energy storage and conversion units; possibilities are 'endless,' researchers say

March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
In the race to design smaller handheld devices and smartphones, a key factor is decreasing the sizes of components. As the demand for thinner and lighter microelectronic devices increases, manufactur...

Nanoparticle-based cancer therapies shown to work in humans

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers led by Caltech scientists have shown that nanoparticles can function to target tumors while avoiding adjacent healthy tissue in human cancer patients.