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Graphene Composite Offers Critical Fix for Sodium-ion Batteries

February 1, 2014 - 11:14am
Sodium-ion batteries offer an attractive alternative to Li-ion batteries not because they outperform Li-ion batteries, but mainly because of lower costs due to the the nearly unlimited supply of sodi...
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ZEISS grants license for LED fluorescence excitation to Lumencor, Inc.

February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
ZEISS has granted a license for patents relating to LED fluorescence excitation in microscopy to Lumencor, Inc., Beaverton, USA. These patents protect the use of light emitting diodes for the excitati...
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Self-aligning DNA wires for application in nanoelectronics

February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Since continuous miniaturization in microelectronics is already starting to reach the physical limits, researchers are seeking new methods for device fabrication. One promising candidate is the DNA or...
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Engineer brings new twist to sodium ion battery technology with discovery of flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes: A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications

February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his student researchers are the first to demonstrate that a composite paper -- made of interleaved molybdenum disulfide a...
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Metal ink could ease the way toward flexible electronic books, displays

February 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report o...
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A faster way to flag bacteria-tainted food — and prevent illness

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
The regular appearance of food poisoning in the news, including a recent event that led to the recall of more than 33,000 pounds of chicken, drives home the need for better bacterial detection long be...
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Good Prospects for Fillers: Ceresana Publishes the 3rd Edition of Market Report

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Ceresana forecasts revenues generated on the global market for fillers to rise to 27 billion US-dollars in 2021.
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FEI Launches 2014 Image Contest: Stunning Flower Image Wins the 2013 Grand Prize

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today announced that the 2014 Image Contest will begin February 3, 2014. Image categories for the contest include: ‘The Natural World', ‘The Human Body', and ‘Around the House'. Al...
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Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics: Be Nice to Know How They Work

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud speakers. Medical ultrasound. Sonar. Though piezoelec...
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Blackout at the Big Game? No Problem for Pictures; New "Photodetector" Nanotechnology Allows Photos in Near Darkness: Consumer cameras, MRI machines among devices that could benefit from SUNY CNSE research

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
When the lights went out at the big game, fans and film crews struggled to take a decent picture in the darkness. Those same folks will be cheering the latest research by a team of SUNY College of Nan...
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Using silver nanoparticles, researchers create cream that avoids the transmition of HIV: The product has proven efficiency in lab tests, although clinical trials are yet to be performed

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
After discovering that silver nanoparticles are capable of blocking the entry of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) into the organism, a group of researchers from the University of Texas, in collabora...
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XEI Scientific appoint SAMx Plus as Distributors for France

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator™ Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, has appointed the SAMx Plus Company as distribution partn...
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'Chameleon of the sea' reveals its secrets: Cuttlefish may offer model for bioinspired human camouflage and color-changing products

January 30, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at Harvard University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) hope new understanding of the natural nanoscale photonic device that enables a small marine animal to dynamically change its...
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Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers: Researchers from Denmark and Stanford show how to produce industrial quantities of hydrogen without emitting carbon into the atmosphere

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
University researchers from two continents have engineered an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen (H2), a compound used extensively in modern indus...
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Getting a charge from changes in humidity

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering...
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MITRE-Harvard Team’s Ultra-tiny Nanocomputer May Point the Way to Further Miniaturization in Industry

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminen...
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New boron nanomaterial may be possible

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner. In the lab and on supercomputers, chemical engineers have determined that a unique arrangement of 36 boron atoms i...
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DNA-built nanostructures safely target, image cancer tumors

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying mark...
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More Nanodiamonds in Recent Millenia Found: OU-led Study in Oklahoma Panhandle Finds Additional Active Process Producing High Concentrations of Nanodiamonds in Recent Millennia

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
In a University of Oklahoma-led study, researchers discovered an additional active process, not excluding an extraterrestrial event, that may have led to high concentrations of nanodiamonds in Younger...
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Nanometrics to Present at the Stifel 2014 Technology, Internet & Media Conference

January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced that Dr. Timothy Stultz, president and chief executive officer,...
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