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Flexible and transparent pressure sensor

January 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors, owing to a transparent, bendable and sensitive pressure sen...

Application of Nanofibrous Scaffolds; Approach to Grow, Convert Stem Cells into Cells to Cure Diseases

January 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced laboratorial samples of scaffolds made of nanofibers which have been designed to produce effective cells from stem cells to cure diseases, including diabetes and liver dis...

A new quantum approach to big data

January 26, 2016 - 7:45am
From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data -- far more information than people can actually process, manage, or understand.

Graphenea increases capacity, reduces prices

January 26, 2016 - 7:45am
Graphenea announces reduced prices on products and increased production capacity in 2016. Improving the material quality of staple products remains a key strategy for Graphenea, alongside limited stra...

Microwaved nanotubes come up clean:Rice, Swansea scientists use household oven to help decontaminate carbon nanotubes

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn out to be the humble microwave oven.

New sensors to combat the proliferation of bacteria in very high-humidity environments

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
The engineer Aitor Urrutia has received his PhD with these devices that combine nanotechnology and fibre optics for use in hospitals or on industrial premises.

Nanostructured Coaings Produced in Iran to Protect Aircraft Bodies

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced special nanostructured coatings that can be used in aircraft bodies to protect them against heat.

Nanostructures Boost Efficiency of LEDs

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers increased the quality of blue light LEDs by using nanostructures in a new study the results of which can be applied in optical electronics and military industries.

Polymer nanowires that assemble in perpendicular layers could offer route to tinier chip components

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Since the 1960s, computer chips have been built using a process called photolithography. But in the past five years, chip features have gotten smaller than the wavelength of light, which has required...

Using light for targeted drug delivery could help fight tumors, local infections

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it's not needed and harming healthy...

Bismuth-based nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Magnetic field-induced helical mode and topological transitions in a topological insulator nanoribbon Luis A. Jauregui1,2, Michael T. Pettes3†, Leonid P. Rokhinson1,2,4, Li Shi3,5 and Yong P. Chen1...

Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics: Controlling on-chip nano-optics by graphene nano-opto-mechanics

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Active in situ control of light at the nanoscale remains a challenge in modern physics and in nanophotonics in particular. A promising approach is to take advantage of the technological maturity of na...

Vesper Collaborates with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Deliver First Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones: Acoustic sensing company works with top foundry to support mass-market consumer products

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Vesper, the technology leader in acoustic MEMS, announced today that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, to deliver the wor...

Heriot-Watt's Institute of Photonics & Quantum Sciences uses the Deben Microtest 2 kN tensile stage to characterise ceramics and engineering plastics

January 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of a Microtest tensile stage in the Institute of Pho...

Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer: Novel drug-delivery system cuts off common treatment escape pathways in animal models

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors...

Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been reported in the journal Nature Energy by researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, and the Universit...

Scientists have shown how to make a low-cost yet high precision glass nanoengraving: In a joint study, scientists have developed a mechanism of laser deposition of patterns on glass with a resolution of 1000 times lower than the width of a human hair

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
In a joint study, scientists from the MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), ICP (Institute of Chemical Physics) named after Semenov, MSU (Moscow State University) and IPCP (Institute of P...

Teijin to Participate in Nano Tech 2016

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Teijin Limited announced today that it will exhibit a wide range of nanotech materials and products incorporating advanced Teijin technologies during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Co...

Mechanical quanta see the light

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum physics is increasingly becoming the scientific basis for a plethora of new "quantum technologies". These new technologies promise to fundamentally change the way we communicate, as well as ra...

Quantum knots are real!

January 22, 2016 - 7:45am
The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported in Nature Physics by scientists at Aalto University (Finland) and Amherst College (USA). The scientists crea...