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Hiden HPR-20 QIC R&D Plus Gas Process Interpreter

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The HPR-20 QIC R&DPlus gas analyser merges triple-filter quadrupole mass spectrometer technology and multi-stream gas/vapour flow control together with the Hiden CATLAB-PCS software and control system...

Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing devices: A microwave-free approach to superconducting quantum computing uses design principles gleaned from semiconductor spin qubits

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a report in Nature Communications this week. By leveraging the good ideas of the natur...

New research shows how nanowires can be formed

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In an article published in Nature today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control...

Could bread mold build a better rechargeable battery?

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on March 17, 2016 have evidence that might just...

New technique for rapidly killing bacteria using tiny gold disks and light: Research team from University of Houston find that the light-activated gold nanoparticles destroy potentially deadly bacterial cells in seconds

March 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new technique for killing bacteria in seconds using highly porous gold nanodisks and light, according to a study published today in Optical Materials Express, a journal pu...

Advanced energy storage material gets unprecedented nanoscale analysis

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined advanced in-situ microscopy and theoretical calculations to uncover important clues to the properties of a promisi...

Making electronics safer with perovskites: Scientists in Japan are developing methods to manufacture safer ceramic capacitors

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Ceramic capacitors are used in a wide variety of electronics, ranging from computers and mobile phones to telecommunications transmitter stations and high voltage laser power supplies. Capacitors act,...

A surprising makeover turns an ordinary protein into a magnetic sculptor

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
By studying an unusual group of magnetic microorganisms, scientists at UC Berkeley have uncovered a new and unexpected function for a ubiquitous protein family. Proteases are workhorse enzymes found i...

Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and from the Moscow State University has developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors - this type of...

Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis: New inexpensive technology platform enables multiplexed single molecule analysis under force

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
From the tension of contracting muscle fibers to hydrodynamic stresses within flowing blood, molecules within our bodies are subject to a wide variety of mechanical forces that directly influence the...

Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices

March 20, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Towards a Scalable, Biomimetic Antibacterial Polymer Surface Abstract Nanopillars on cicada wings are inherently antibacterial, irrespective of surface chemistry. Application of nanopil...

Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials

March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Nano Engineered Eggshell Toughened Polylactic Acid/Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyester Flexible Polymer Blend Abstract The need for compostable alternative packaging materials is an urgent o...

In cubosomes it's their interior that counts

March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Under certain conditions appropriately selected particles can form closed surfaces in liquids with surprisingly complex shapes, cutting through space by a regular network of channels. So far, we have...

Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Many bacteria swim using flagella - long tails that are attached to tiny motors made of proteins, just tens of nanometres wide. These motors spin the flagella, which work as nanoscale propellers to dr...

Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices: University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies

March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
With new technology getting smaller and smaller, requiring lower power, University of Cincinnati physics research points to new robust electronic technologies using quantum nanowire structures.

Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The problem with having a microscopic robot propelled by a horde of tail-flailing bacteria is you never know where it's going to end up. The tiny, bio-robots, which amount to a chip coated with a "car...

Theoretical physics discovery to set the research field buzzing

March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Bazinga! University of Cincinnati theoretical physicists are about to report on a controversial discovery that they say contradicts the work of researchers over the decades. The discovery concerns the...

Experimentation and largest-ever quantum simulation of a disordered system explain quantum many-particle problem

March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Using some of the largest supercomputers available, physics researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced one of the largest simulations ever to help explain one of phy...

Injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic cancer treatment: Landmark preclinical study cured lung metastases in 50 percent of breast cancers by making nanoparticles inside the tumor

March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lu...

UC team's small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology: The discovery of a new nanostructure by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers promises to advance technology used in the early detection and treatment of cancerous cells

March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
When a team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati discovered a new nanostructure that showed significantly higher properties for use in technology that may allow doctors to see and destroy ca...