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The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
The NASA Kepler and K2 Team is the winner of the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category. This prestigious award will be presented to team representat...

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality: Harvard physicists succeed in creating 'the holy grail of high-pressure physics'

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating the rarest - and potentially one of the most valuable - materials on the planet.

Antioxidants get small: Molecular compounds mimic effective graphene agents, show potential for therapies

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Treated particles of graphene derived from carbon nanotubes have demonstrated remarkable potential as life-saving antioxidants, but as small as they are, something even smaller had to be created to fi...

Sound waves create whirlpools to round up tiny signs of disease: New technique could form the basis of a small, inexpensive point-of-care device for early disease diagnosis

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Mechanical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a tiny whirlpool that can concentrate nanoparticles using nothing but sound. The innovation could gather proteins and other biological structu...

First 3-D observation of nanomachines working inside cells: Researchers headed by IRB Barcelona combine genetic engineering, super-resolution microscopy and biocomputation to allow them to see in 3-D the protein machinery inside living cells

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Currently, biologists who study the function of protein nanomachines isolate these complexes in test tubes, divorced from the cell, and then apply in vitro techniques that allow them to observe their...

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals: Physicists repeatedly tweaked a group of ions to create first example of a non-equilibrium material

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Sometimes old-school methods provide the best ways of studying cutting-edge tech and its effects on the modern world.

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers: Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material's stiffness, electrical versatility

January 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you're the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might already have you beat, according to scientists at Rice University.

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat: Berkeley-led study finds law-breaking property in vanadium dioxide that could lead to applications in thermoelectrics, window coatings

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
There's a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more evidence to back up the metal's nonconformist reputation. According to a new study le...

Creating atomic scale nanoribbons: Researchers have demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more po...

Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules: Study published in Science reveals the structure of the largest gold nanoparticles to-date and the self-assembly mechanisms behind their formation

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts - biomol...

New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lea...

Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens: Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor - meaning that it can be made to carry an electrical current with zero resista...

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Nanoindenting Leader Hysitron: Acquisition strengthens Bruker’s leading position in nanoanalysis and nanomechanical materials characterization

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Bruker today announced that it has acquired Hysitron, Inc., a technology leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of nanomechanical test instrumentation. The acquisition adds Hysitron’s innova...

New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures. That could open the door for a bro...

News from Quorum: Experienced electron microscopist, David McCarthy, talks about working with Quorum and his use of their coaters and cryo-SEM preparation instrumentation

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, hear from experienced electron microscopist, David McCarthy, about his work using...

Tough aqua material for water purification: Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane assembled from 2 synergistically working components

January 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong enough...

Harris & Harris Group Announces the Filing of Preliminary Proxy Materials Detailing Its Proposed Conversion From a BDC to a Registered Closed-End Fund

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) (the "Company") announced today that it has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to a special...

The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a theory that gives the possibility to precisely predict the level of noise caused by the amplification of photonic and pla...

New, old science combine to make faster medical test: Nanoparticles and Faraday rotation allow faster diagnoses

January 25, 2017 - 7:45am
A UCF researcher has combined cutting-edge nanoscience with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests.