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Nanobiotix establishes promising preclinical proof-of-concept in Immuno Oncology

June 2, 2016 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today that the Company has establi...

Graphene Layer Adds All-Weather Efficiency To Solar Panels

June 1, 2016 - 1:41pm
Let’s be honest. No one likes an epic overachiever. In the nanotechnology world, no one material has been more deserving of that title than the innocent monolayer of carbon, graphene. Touted to be the...

UK NANOSAFETY GROUP publishes 2nd Edition of guidance to support safe working with nanomaterials

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The UK Nanosafety Group (UKNSG) has updated and published a 2nd edition of guidance to support safe and responsible working practices with nanomaterials in research and development laboratories.

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics...

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process.

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
A U of T Engineering team has designed a simpler way to keep therapeutic proteins where they are needed for long periods of time. The discovery is a potential game-changer for the treatment of chronic...

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) — which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell’s protein-making machinery.

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing.

PETA science group publishes a review on pulmonary effects of nanomaterials: Archives of Toxicology publishes a review of scientific studies on fibrotic potential of nanomaterials

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
A scientist from the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is the lead author of a review on pulmonary fibrosis that results from inhaling nanomaterials, which has been published in Archives of T...

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The "Internet of Things" could make cities "smarter" by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy...

Thermal modification of wood and a complex study of its properties by magnetic resonance

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Heat treatment has proved to be an effective method of improving some of the useful properties of wood. Recent developments of the technology have allowed to achieve, among other things, increased hyd...

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete

May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory

May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Deep Space Industries, Inc. has been selected by HawkEye 360 as the satellite provider for its Pathfinder small satellite mini-constellation. This is the first step towards the launch of the full comm...

The next generation of carbon monoxide nanosensors

May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, s...

Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide: New technique for probing local magnetic interactions confirms 'superexchange' model that explains how the material gets its long-range magnetic order

May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
For nearly 60 years, scientists have been trying to determine how manganese oxide (MnO) achieves its long-range magnetic order of alternating up and down electron spins. Now, a team of scientists has...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents: Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
In our computer chips, information is transported in form of electrical charge. Electrons or other charge carriers have to be moved from one place to another. For years scientists have been working on...

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors: Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Along with being a "girl's best friend," diamonds also have remarkable properties that could make them ideal semiconductors. This is welcome news for electronics; semiconductors are needed to meet the...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems

May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems.

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials: Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these m...

Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics

May 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Light waves could in principle be used to drive future transistors. Since the electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, i.e. at petahertz (PH...