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Researchers reshape the energy landscape of phonons in nanocrystals: Light and vibrations intertwine inside a nanoscale cavity

March 11, 2018 - 7:45am
Phonons, which are packets of vibrational waves that propagate in solids, play a key role in condensed matter and are involved in various physical properties of materials. In nanotechnology, for examp...

Leti & Mapper announce cyber-security breakthrough that encrypts individual chips with a code: Low-Cost Cyber-Security Breakthrough that Encrypts Individual Chips With a Unique Code Presented at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2018 in San Jose

March 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, and Mapper Lithography, the leading provider of maskless lithography equipment for the semiconductor and nanofabrication industries, today announced a low-cost...

Converting CO2 into Usable Energy: Scientists show that single nickel atoms are an efficient, cost-effective catalyst for converting carbon dioxide into useful chemicals

March 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Imagine if carbon dioxide (CO2) could easily be converted into usable energy. Every time you breathe or drive a motor vehicle, you would produce a key ingredient for generating fuels. Like photosynthe...

The fine-tuning of two-dimensional materials

March 8, 2018 - 7:45am
A new understanding of why synthetic 2-D materials often perform orders of magnitude worse than predicted was reached by teams of researchers led by Penn State. They searched for ways to improve these...

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time

March 8, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Strengthens 22FDX® eMRAM Platform with eVaderis’ Ultra-low Power MCU Reference Design: Co-developed technology solution enables significant power and die size reductions for IoT and wearable products

March 8, 2018 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and eVaderis today announced that they are co-developing an ultra-low power microcontroller (MCU) reference design using GF’s embedded magnetoresistive non-volatile memory (eMRAM) tech...

Nanometrics to Present at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference

March 8, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management will participate in the 30th Annual ROTH Conference, taking plac...

180 Degree Capital Corp. Reports Net Asset Value per Share of $2.60 as of December 31, 2017; A Decrease of 3.0% From Prior Quarter and an Increase of 11.1% From December 31, 2016

March 4, 2018 - 7:45am
180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN) (“180” and the “Company”), today reported its financial results as of December 31, 2017.

Jonathan Chou to Join Nanometrics as Chief Financial Officer

March 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control solutions, today announced that Jonathan H. Chou will join Nanometrics as its chief financial officer (CFO), effe...

Rice sleuths find metal in 'metal-free' catalysts: Study of graphene catalysts finds trace of manganese, suggests better ultrathin fuel-cell components

March 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Detective work by Rice University chemists has defined a deception in graphene catalysts that, until now, has defied description.

Basque researchers turn light upside down

March 2, 2018 - 7:47am
Optical waves propagating away from a point source typically exhibit circular (convex) wavefronts. "Like waves on a water surface when a stone is dropped", explains Peining Li, EU Marie Sklodowska-Cur...

The Graphite Gold Rush

March 1, 2018 - 11:36am
Much like the gold rush in North America in the 1800s, people are going out in droves searching for a different kind of precious metal, graphite. The thing your third grade pencils were made of is now...

Stiffness matters

March 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanomedicines need to get taken up by diseased cells in order to release their cargo. Cancer cells have altered membrane properties, which hamper their ability to take up nanomedicines. A research tea...

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples

March 1, 2018 - 7:45am
To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change - thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdiscip...

Developing reliable quantum computers

February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on...

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures

February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called "DNA origami."

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing: Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device

February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains.

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease

February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has received approval from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (MEDSAFE) and from the local Ethics Comm...

MEMS chips get metatlenses: Combining metasurface lenses with MEMS technology could add high-speed scanning and enhance focusing capability of optical systems

February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard...

Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expected

February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to...