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A dash of gold improves microlasers: The precious metal provides a 'nano' solution for improving disease detection, defense and cybersecurity applications

October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Gold. The word brings to mind wedding rings, buried treasure and California in the 1840's. But when gold is reduced to 1/100,000 the size of a human hair, it takes on an entirely new personality. ...

What can be discovered at the junction of physics and chemistry

October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
TSU scientist Rashid Valiev and colleagues from the universities of Helsinki and Oslo have discovered a new type of rare molecules whose properties can be controlled by changing the induction of an ex...

Columbia engineers invent breakthrough millimeter-wave circulator IC

October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers are first to demonstrate a circulator on a silicon chip at mm-wave frequencies that enables nonreciprocal transmission of waves: device could enable two-way radios and transform 5g network...

New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater: Hybrid material converts more sunlight and can weather seawater's harsh conditions

October 12, 2017 - 7:45am
It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang has come up with a n...

Tungsten offers nano-interconnects a path of least resistance: Crystalline tungsten shows insight and promise in addressing the challenges of electrical interconnects that have high resistivity at the nanoscale

October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
As microchips become ever smaller and therefore faster, the shrinking size of their copper interconnects leads to increased electrical resistivity at the nanoscale. Finding a solution to this impendin...

Arrowhead to Present at Chardan Gene Therapy Conference

October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that the company will make a presentation at the following upcoming event:

'CRISPR-Gold' fixes Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutation in mice

October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair...

Fast-moving magnetic particles could enable new form of data storage: Recently discovered phenomenon could provide a way to bypass the limits to Moore's Law

October 10, 2017 - 7:46am
New research has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data -- one that could overcome fundamental limits that might ot...

A Sea of Spinning Electrons: Rutgers-led discovery could spawn a wave of new electronic devices

October 7, 2017 - 7:46am
Picture two schools of fish swimming in clockwise and counterclockwise circles. It’s enough to make your head spin, and now scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the University of Florida...

A flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

October 7, 2017 - 7:46am
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world -- and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily sc...

International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays: Team uses Berkeley Lab CAMERA's M-TIP algorithm to enable visualization

October 6, 2017 - 7:46am
As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley Nationa...

Quantum communications bend to our needs: By changing the wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunications, researchers see quantum technology take a major leap forward

October 6, 2017 - 7:46am
The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entanglement...

Two dimensional materials: Advanced molybdenum selenide near infrared phototransistors

October 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Optical sensors operating in the near infrared (NIR) are important for applications in imaging, photodetectors, and biological sensors. Notably, recent reports on the synthesis of high quality, large...

Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: An emerging tool in vaccine development: This article by Kendrick B. Turner and Scott A. Walper is published in Drug Delivery Letters, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2017

October 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Outer membrane vesicles, biological nanoparticles shed during normal growth by bacteria, have seen significant recent advances in engineering and are thus finding new utility as therapeutic and drug d...

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes

October 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was pro...

Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success

October 3, 2017 - 1:31am
While promising, applications of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing have so far been limited by the challenges of delivery—namely, how to get all the CRISPR parts to every cell that needs them. In a study publ...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec Enter Into Long-term Supply Agreement on FD-SOI Wafers: Strategic milestone to help guarantee a secure, high-volume supply of FD-SOI technology

September 21, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Soitec today announced that they have entered into a five-year agreement to ensure the volume supply of state-of-the-art fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) wafers. This a...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of mmWave and RF/Analog on Leading FDX™ FD-SOI Technology Platform: Technology solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ to next generation high-volume wireless and IoT applications with lower power and significantl

September 21, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of its radio frequency/analog PDK (22FDX®-rfa) solution for next-generation wireless and IoT chipsets and its mmWave PDK (22FDX®-mmWave) solution for e...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform: Advanced embedded non-volatile memory solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ by expanding SoC capabilities on the 22nm process node

September 21, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of its scalable, embedded magnetoresistive non-volatile memory (eMRAM) technology on the company’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) platform. As the industry’s mos...