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Oxford Instruments announces Dr Kate Ross as winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North and South America

February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize for North America as Dr Kate A. Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics of Color...

Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality

February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make....

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future: They have probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor

February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumsta...

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration o...

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV for Treatment of Hepatitis B

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
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...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-AAT

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ARO-AAT, Arrowhead's second-generation investi...

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
5GCHAMPION Teams Built World’s First State-of-the-Art Terrestrial Wireless Communication System, Including Disruptive Satellite Communication Symposium with Leading Companies and Researchers Schedule...

'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers

February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacteri...

Rutgers-Led Innovation Could Spur Faster, Cheaper, Nano-Based Manufacturing: Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin f...

Understanding brain functions using upconversion nanoparticles: Researchers can now send light deep into the brain to study neural activities

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. The new method utilises upcon...

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard

February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Rice University scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.

Using injectable self-assembled nanomaterials for sustained delivery of drugs: New injectable delivery system can slowly release drug carriers for months

February 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Because they can be programmed to travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease, nanometer-scale vehicles called nanocarriers can deliver higher concentrations of drugs to b...

Ultra-efficient removal of carbon monoxide using gold nanoparticles on a molecular support: New method and mechanism for state-of-the-art gas purification

February 16, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a way to mount gold nanoparticles on a molecular support known as a polyoxometalate (POM). They successfully applied this to realize nearl...

New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their wa...

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials: Subtle surface defects increase UV light emission in greener, more cost-effective LED and catalyst materials

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be avoided at all costs—u...

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo Will Help Kick Off ISSCC 2018 with Opening-Day Keynote: In Addition, Leti Scientists Will Present and Demo New Technology for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo will help kick off ISSCC 2018 with an opening-day presentation calling for radically new, digital-communication architecture for the Internet of Things in which “...

Fast-spinning spheres show nanoscale systems' secrets: Rice University lab demonstrates energetic properties of colloids in spinning magnetic field

February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Spin a merry-go-round fast enough and the riders fly off in all directions. But the spinning particles in a Rice University lab do just the opposite.

New method enables high-resolution measurements of magnetism

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
In a new article, published in Nature Materials, researchers from Beijing, Uppsala and Jülich have made significant progress allowing very high resolution magnetic measurements. With their method it i...

Liquid crystal molecules form nano rings: Quantized self-assembly enables design of materials with novel properties

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
At DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have investigated an intriguing form of self-assembly in liquid crystals: When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their...

Nanometrics Selected for Fab-Wide Process Control Metrology by Domestic China 3D-NAND Manufacturer: Latest Fab Win Includes Comprehensive Suite for Substrate, Thin Film and Critical Dimension Metrology

February 13, 2018 - 7:47am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control solutions, today announced that a domestic China 3D-NAND manufacturer has selected Nanometrics for fab-wide proce...