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Flipping crystals improves solar-cell performance: Perovskite research team spin-casts crystals for efficient and resilient optoelectronic devices

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have t...

Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpers: Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia are exploring whether surfaces can shed dirt without being subjected to fragile coatings

July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Scalpels that never need washing. Airplane wings that de-ice themselves. Windshields that readily repel raindrops. While the appeal of a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface may be apparent, the extreme...

Integrated trio of 2-D nanomaterials unlocks graphene electronics applications: Voltage-controlled oscillator developed at UC Riverside could be used in thousands of applications from computers to wearable technologies

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphene has emerged as one of the most promising two-dimensional crystals, but the future of electronics may include two other nanomaterials, according to a new study by researchers at the University...

Researchers determine fundamental limits of invisibility cloaks

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology...

Electronic nose smells pesticides and nerve gas

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Detecting pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations. An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven, Belgium, have made it possible.

Nanobiotix reports successful results from Phase I/II Trial of NBTXR3 in Head & Neck Cancer

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Primary safety and feasibility endpoints achieved Preliminary positive signs of antitumoral effect in all evaluable patients Company preparing now registration clinical plan, including EU and USA

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 26, 2016

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on July 26, 2016. A conference call...

Discovery could dramatically boost efficiency of perovskite solar cells: Nanoscale images by Berkeley Lab researchers yield surprise that could push efficiency to 31 percent

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidd...

Seeing RNA at the nanoscale: Microscopy technique allows scientists to pinpoint RNA molecules in the brain

July 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA's genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way to visualize these molecules in hig...

Building a better bowtie: Bowtie-shaped nanostructures may advance the development of quantum devices WEIZMANN

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Bowtie-shaped nanoparticles made of silver may help bring the dream of quantum computing and quantum information processing closer to reality. These nanostructures, created at the Weizmann Institute o...

Quantum technologies to revolutionize 21st century: Nobel Laureates to discuss impacts at 66th Lindau Meeting

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Is quantum technology the future of the 21st century? On the occasion of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, this is the key question to be explored today in a panel discussion with the Nobel Laur...

FEI and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Establish New Electron Microscopy ‘Centre of Excellence’: Centre of Excellence involves materials and life sciences research and technical collaboration

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have announced a collaboration agreement to establish a new Centre of Excellence. The Centre will be located at th...

News from Quorum: Diamond Light Source use Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in conjunction with a new beamline

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their PP3000T cryo preparation system in conjunction with the...

Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre praises support film consistency and quality from EM Resolutions

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, report on the use of their support films in use at the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre.

3-D paper-based microbial fuel cell operating under continuous flow condition

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers from the Iowa State University in Ames, IA has demonstrated a proof-of-concept three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cell (MFC) that could take advantage of capillary acti...

WSU researchers develop shape-changing 'smart' material: Heat, light stimulate self-assembly

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisio...

Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector: Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes, that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases.

The switch that could double USB memory

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Hokkaido University have developed a device that employs both magnetic and electronic signals, which could provide twice the storage capacity of conventional memory devices, such as USB...

Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer

July 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle. That's the approach researchers working in mice have taken in a new study tha...