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Researchers' metallic glue may stick it to soldering and welding: Northeastern's Hanchen Huang and colleagues, experts in nanotechnology, have developed a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires littl

January 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Per­haps no startup was launched for a more intriguing reason than that of Northeastern's Hanchen Huang. From the com­pany website: "MesoGlue was founded by Huang and two of his PhD stu­dents: They...

How seashells get their strength: Study shows how calcium carbonate forms composites to make strong materials such as in shells and pearls

January 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Seashells and lobster claws are hard to break, but chalk is soft enough to draw on sidewalks. Though all three are made of calcium carbonate crystals, the hard materials include clumps of soft biologi...

Step towards Production of Nanostructures with Ability to Perform at Terahertz Speed Range

January 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Arak University studied and simulated optical behavior of nanostructures that are able to perform well at speed ranges higher than megahertz.

Scientists Design, Produce Nanostructured Sensors to Measure Captopril Amounts

January 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Captopril is an edible drug that plays an essential role in the treatment of heart attack, heart malfunction and high blood pressure and persistent consumption of this drug results in side effects.

A new way to deliver microRNAs for cancer treatment: Scientists exploit gene therapy to shrink tumors in mice with an aggressive form of breast cancer

January 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Twenty years ago, scientists discovered that short strands of RNA known as microRNA help cells to fine-tune their gene expression. Disruption or loss of some microRNAs has been linked to cancer, raisi...

Mechanical properties of nanomaterials are altered due to electric field, researchers find

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Mechanical properties of nanomaterials can be altered due to the application of voltage, University of Wyoming researchers have discovered.

Researchers gauge quantum properties of nanotubes, essential for next-gen electronics: Imaging method allowed researchers to measure the nanotube quantum capacitance-a very unique property of an object from the nano-world

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
How do you get to know a material that you cannot see? That is a question that researchers studying nanomaterials--objects with features at the sub-micrometer scales such as quantum dots, nanoparti...

Tiny 'flasks' speed up chemical reactions: Self-assembling nanosphere clusters may improve everything from drug synthesis to drug delivery

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Miniature self-assembling "flasks" created at the Weizmann Institute may prove a useful tool in research and industry. The nanoflasks, which have a span of several nanometers, or millionths of a milli...

A 'printing press' for nanoparticles: New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.

Aspen Aerogels to Present at the Needham Growth Conference

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will present at the Needham Growth Conference to be held at the New York Palace Hotel.

Imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching: Next-generation health and fitness tracker Cloudtag TrackTM launched at CES 2016

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Cloudtag (CTAG:LN), the company that brings accurate data and personalization to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, and imec, the world-leading nanoelectronics research center, today presente...

Arrowhead Begins Dosing the Phase 2b MONARCH Combination Study of ARC-520 in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, dosed the first patient in the Phase 2b MONARCH combination study of ARC-520, it's RNA...

A nanoscale look at why a new alloy is amazingly tough: Berkeley Lab-led team learns secrets of high entropy alloy

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Just in time for the icy grip of winter: A team of researchers led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has identified several mechan...

Scientists call for new tools to explore the world's microbiomes

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
In October, an interdisciplinary group of scientists proposed forming a Unified Microbiome Initiative (UMI) to explore the world of microorganisms that are central to life on Earth and yet largely rem...

Aluminum nanoparticles could improve electronic displays

January 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Whether showing off family photos on smartphones or watching TV shows on laptops, many people look at liquid crystal displays (LCDs) every day. LCDs are continually being improved, but almost all curr...