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Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently: New method could enable pinpoint diagnostics on individual blood cells

March 10, 2017 - 7:45am
A single cell can contain a wealth of information about the health of an individual. Now, a new method developed at MIT and National Chiao Tung University could make it possible to capture and analyze...

Applied Graphene Materials plc - Significant commercial progress in AGM’s three core sectors

March 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Ahead of the Company’s interim results for the six months ended 31 January 2017, which are expected to be announced on 11th April 2017, Applied Graphene Materials, the producer of specialty graphene m...

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

March 8, 2017 - 7:45am
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.

New optical nanosensor improves brain mapping accuracy, opens way for more applications: Potassium-sensitive fluorescence-imaging method shines light on chemical activity within the brain

March 8, 2017 - 7:45am
A new optical nanosensor enabling more accurate measurement and spatiotemporal mapping of the brain also shows the way forward for design of future multimodal sensors and a broader range of applicatio...

Most Complex Nanoparticle Crystal Ever Made by Design: Possible applications include controlling light, capturing pollutants, delivering therapeutics

March 8, 2017 - 7:45am
•New crystal nanostructures are far more complex than others •Tour de force demonstration of controlling nanoparticle shape and connections •Researchers use DNA in smart way to build the complex cry...

Oxford Instruments NanoScience achieves the latest ISO9001:2015 certification

March 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford instruments NanoScience, the provider of market-leading research tools, recently announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. NanoScience has been registered and certified with t...

Water-Repellent Nanotextures Found to Have Excellent Anti-Fogging Abilities: Cone-shaped nanotextures could prevent fog condensation on surfaces in humid environments, including for power generation and transportation applications

March 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Some insect bodies have evolved the abilities to repel water and oil, adhere to different surfaces, and eliminate light reflections. Scientists have been studying the physical mechanisms underlying th...

Tweaking electrolyte makes better lithium-metal batteries: A pinch of electrolyte additive gives rechargeable battery stability, longer life

March 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists have found adding a pinch of something new to a battery's electrolyte gives the energy storage devices more juice per charge than today's commonly used rechargeable batteries.

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

March 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Triboelectric nanogenerators convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers...

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch: New study reveals characteristic of islands of magnetic metals between vacuum gaps, displaying tunnelling electric current

March 4, 2017 - 7:45am
The nanometric-size islands of magnetic metal sporadically spread between vacuum gaps display unique conductive properties under a magnetic field. In a recent study published in EPJ Plus, Anatoliy Cho...

Bioinspired process makes materials light, robust, programmable at nano- to macro-scale: Ultralight web of silk nano fibers withstands load 4,000 times its weight

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired technique that transforms silk protein into complex materials that are easily programmable at the nano-, micro-...

NovAliX Turns to High-Resolution Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy for Pre-Clinical Drug Discovery Research: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cryo-TEM provides critical information for small molecule and biologic drug discovery

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
A new contract research laboratory operated by France-based NovAliX will provide pharmaceutical companies with access to high-resolution cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) by Thermo Fish...

Nano 'sandwich' offers unique properties: Rice University researchers simulate two-dimensional hybrids for optoelectronics

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University researchers have modeled a nanoscale sandwich, the first in what they hope will become a molecular deli for materials scientists.

Dream Chip Technologies Presents First 22nm FD-SOI Silicon of New Automotive Driver Assistance SoC: Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) computer vision SoC developed for European THINGS2DO project with working first silicon fabricated on GLOBALFOUNDR

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Dream Chip Technologies announced today the presentation of the industry`s first 22nm FD-SOI silicon for a new ADAS System-on-Chip (SoC) for automotive computer vision applications at the Mobile World...

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Sometimes, you have to go small to win big. That is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change hydroge...

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic...

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
The research group led by Prof. BAO Xinhe from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered that oxide nanostructures (NSs) with a diameter below 3 nm could exhibit an...

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles

March 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Soil nematodes Caenorhabditis elegans are very small roundworms that are studied with microscopy. They are widely used as model organisms in genetics, neurophysiology, and developmental and quantitati...

Biosensors: Distance makes the signal grow stronger

March 1, 2017 - 9:09am
A new MRI-based ‘nanoruler’ allows the in vivo sensing of a range of biological targets, including pH changes and the presence of cancer biomarkers. As Jinwoo Cheon and co-workers report in Nature Mat...

Particle Works creates range of high performance quantum dots

February 28, 2017 - 7:45am
Particle Works – the nano- and microparticle materials specialist – has developed a range of high quality quantum dots for use in diagnostic, biomedical and optoelectronic applications. Available with...