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Return on investment for kit and promotion materials

April 27, 2014 - 7:45am
A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing.
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Protecting olive oil from counterfeiters

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Just a few grams of the new substance are enough to tag the entire olive oil production of Italy. If counterfeiting were suspected, the particles added at the place of origin could be extracted from t...
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University of Tehran Researchers Invent Non-Enzyme Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers at University of Tehran produced a very highly sensitive sensor to measure the amount of blood sugar.
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Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer gene segments in a living cell

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Quantitative imaging of single mRNA splice variants in living cells Kyuwan Lee 1, 2; Yi Cui 2; Luke P. Lee 1; Joseph Irudayaraj 2 1 Department of Bioengineering, Department of Electrical Enginee...
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Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why. Now, an atomic-scale examination of the thin-film...
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Economics = MC2 -- A portrait of the modern physics startup: Successful companies founded by physicists often break the Silicon Valley model, according to new American Institute of Physics report

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
For much of the 20th century, many of the technological innovations that drove U.S. economic growth emerged from "idea factories" housed within large companies -- research units like Bell Labs or Xero...
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QuantuMDx announce prototype handheld lab for 15 minute malaria diagnosis and drug resistance testing

April 25, 2014 - 7:45am
This World Malaria Day, British biotech QuantuMDx announces the first prototype of their pioneering disposable handheld lab for 15 minute malaria diagnosis and drug resistance testing. A low cost disp...
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Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their...
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Nanomaterial Outsmarts Ions

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number of elec...
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Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission: Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientist...
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Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan: First Solid-State Vacuum UV Phosphor, Described in APL-Materials, Promises Smaller, Safer, Longer Lasting, Low Power Lamps for Industrial Applications

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. T...
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Global leader in solar cell manufacturing eyes New York for major expansion outside of Japan: CNSE and Solar Frontier Explore $700 Million Investment, Job Creation in New York State

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Global CIS thin-film PV module leader and manufacturer Solar Frontier K.K. of Japan and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) announced today they have entered into an agreement...
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate First Size-based Chromatography Technique for the Study of Living Cells

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique physical approach...
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PETA science consortium to present hazard testing strategy at nanotoxicology meeting: High tech field ripe for use of sophisticated non-animal testing strategies

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s nanotechnology expert will present a poster titled "A tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment" at the 7th International Nanotoxicology C...
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Harris & Harris Group Notes the Receipt of Proceeds From the Sale of Molecular Imprints' Semiconductor Business to Canon

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the receipt of $6.5 million from the sale of Molecular Imprints, Inc.'s semicond...
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National Space Society Congratulates SpaceX on the Success of CRS-3 and the First Flight of the Falcon 9R

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the successful launch of Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3) from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to t...
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Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet': Rice University's hydrogen sulfide nanoreporters gather intel on oil before pumping

April 23, 2014 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground.
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MRI, on a molecular scale: Researchers develop system that could one day peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts...
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Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian scientists from Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences in Zanjan presented a new model that expresses the possibility for the formation of superconductivity properties at high temper...
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Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced a new drug capable of detecting and removing cancer cells using turmeric.
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