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A new method for making perovskite solar cells

March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.
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Symmetry matters in graphene growth: Rice researchers find subtle interactions with substrate may lead to better control

March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.
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Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to m...
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New remote control for molecular motors: It is now theoretically possible to remotely control the direction in which magnetic molecules spin, which opens the door to designing applications based on molecular motors

March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achie...
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Scientists discover gecko secret

March 17, 2015 - 7:45am
In a world first, a research team including James Cook University scientists has discovered how geckos manage to stay clean, even in dusty deserts.
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NNI publishes report on carbon nanotube (CNT) commercialization

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on "Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to C...
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New technology may double radio frequency data capacity: Columbia engineers invent nanoscale IC that enables simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and rec...
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Silver implant nanotech killing infections: NC State Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Team Arms Implants With Battery-Activated Nanotechnology

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
As the number of joint replacement surgeries in the U.S. grows, so are concerns about the complications of infection from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Biomedical engineers at NC State University...
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SUNY Poly CNSE, Known One Day a Year as SUNY PI CNSE, and Tech Valley High School Celebrate Pi Day: More than one hundred students enjoy pizza ‘pi’ as they take part in fun, pi-themed activities meant to share the excitement of mathematics and science in

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Highlighting Governor Andrew Cuomo's commitment to inspire New York's next-generation of innovators, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (known one day a year as...
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Ghent University leads large-scale European training project on quantum dots

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Phonsi is a consortium combining research institutes, IBM and a startup (Single Quantum) with world leading expertise in synthesis, characterization and integration of these nanocrystals. The project...
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Circular Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples: CRAIC Technologies announces the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers...
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The New NPXY250-405 Piezo Stage from nPoint

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The NPXY250-405 piezo stage is the latest addition to nPoint's nanopositioning lineup. This stage is designed as an economical XY piezo flexure stage.
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STMicroelectronics Executive Vice-President Benedetto Vigna Awarded IEEE Frederik Philips Award

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President Analog, ME...
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Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection and reduce drug side effects

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an e...
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Optogenetics without the genetics

March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois a...
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NIH Grant to Keystone Nano to Target Nanoparticles to Cancer Cells

March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
KN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to further develop its nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, a part of...
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Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simp...
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Super-resolution microscopes reveal the link between genome packaging and cell pluripotency: A study using super-resolution microscopy reveals that our genome is not regularly packaged and links these packaging differences to stem cell state

March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. Techniques, such as electr...
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Sweet nanoparticles target stroke

March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after...
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Turmeric Extract Applied in Production of Antibacterial Nanodrugs

March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed an anti-infection drug delivery system based on nanotechnology, using turmeric extract and natural polymers.
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