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DNA 'barcoding' allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Using tiny snippets of DNA as "barcodes," researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of t...

Background suppression for super-resolution light microscopy: KIT-developed STEDD nanoscopy yields enhanced image quality for analyzing three-dimensional molecules and cell structures -- presentation in Nature Photonics

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Optical microscopy is applied widely in the life sciences sector. Among others, it is used to minimally invasively examine living cells. Resolution of conventional light microscopy, however, is limite...

Highly sensitive gas sensors for volatile organic compound detection

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a group of carbon-based chemicals with low evaporation or vaporization points. Some VOCs are harmful to animal or environmental health so sensing these gasses is...

Scientists determine precise 3-D location, identity of all 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle: Berkeley Lab researchers help to map iron-platinum particle in unprecedented detail

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists used one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type of 23,000 atoms in an extremely small particle made of iron and platinum.

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

February 9, 2017 - 7:45am
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors...

National Space Society's Space Settlement Summit Draws Industry Leaders

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
An enormously successful first annual Space Settlement Summit hosted by the National Space Society (NSS) occurred on January 10-11, 2017, in Santa Monica, California. Industry leaders, financial exper...

UCLA physicists map the atomic structure of an alloy: Researchers measured the coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in a technologically important material

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
In the world of the very tiny, perfection is rare: virtually all materials have defects on the atomic level. These imperfections -- missing atoms, atoms of one type swapped for another, and misaligned...

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth....

Leti Presents First Results in LED Pixelization & Record Resolution for Micro-Displays at Photonics West

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has developed a μLED fabrication process to create high-resolution arrays at 10-micron pitch. That pixelization and the 873 x 500 resolu...

The shape of melting in two dimensions: University of Michigan team uses Titan to explore fundamental phase transitions

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Snow falls in winter and melts in spring, but what drives the phase change in between?

Transparent gel-based robots can catch and release live fish: Made from hydrogel, robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underw...

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems

February 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, today announced a European project to develop a portable and wearable, multisensor and low-power spatial-exploration and obstacle-detection system fo...

NUS engineers develop low-cost, flexible terahertz radiation source for fast, non-invasive screening: Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact devices for fast and accurate identification of defects in computing chips as well as adva...

Scientists take the first step toward creating efficient electrolyte-free batteries: Researchers have found unique atomic-scale processes in crystal lattice of antiferroelectric lead zirconate during synchrotron x-ray scattering experiment

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with the French, Swiss and Polish researchers have found unique atomic-scale processes in crystal lattice...

National Space Society Honors NASA's William H. Gerstenmaier With 2017 Space Pioneer Award

February 5, 2017 - 7:45am
William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, is the recipient of the National Space Society's 2017 Space Pioneer Award i...

Oxford Nanoimaging report on how the super-resolution Nanoimager is being used at Micron Oxford, a multidisciplinary bioimaging unit applying advanced cellular imaging techniques

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging Limited manufacture and sell custom microscopes offering super-resolution and single-molecule capabilities to research users. The multidisciplinary bioimaging unit, Micron Oxford, a...

The Jensen Laboratory at the HHMI at Caltech incorporates the Quorum Cryo-SEM preparation system in microbial cell biology with electron cryotomography

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how their PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation system is being used in the prepa...

The Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London uses a cathodoluminescence detector from Deben to study geological specimens from SE Asia

February 3, 2017 - 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 cathodoluminescence detector to understand stru...

Nanotherm LC solves the thermal management challenge of CSP LEDs

February 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Thermal management innovator Cambridge Nanotherm today announces how its Nanotherm LC thermal management solution addresses the unique needs of chip-scale packaging (CSP) LEDs.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results

February 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fi...