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Fast magnetic writing of data

September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage in computers. In spite of many new technologies that have been developed in the meantime, the controlled mag...

Chemical hot spots: Scanning tunneling microscopy measurements identify active sites on catalyst surfaces

September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
Chemistry live: Using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during a...

Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury: Injection after an injury reduces inflammation and scarring

September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself.

More durable, less expensive fuel cells: University of Delaware researchers have developed a new technology that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles

September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable, a breakthrough that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell...

A revolution in lithium-ion batteries is becoming more realistic

September 13, 2017 - 7:45am
The modern world relies on portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras or camcorders. Many of these devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which could be smaller,...

Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanopores: Study could inform biosensors, manufacturing, and more

September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Research presented in a new paper co-authored by Northwestern University associate professor of mechanical engineering Sandip Ghosal sheds new light on how polymers cross tiny pores ten thousand times...

Leti and Partners in PiezoMAT Project Develop New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Pressure Sensing Uses Matrices of Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire To Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Huma

September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti today announced that the European R&D project known as PiezoMAT has developed a pressure-based fingerprint sensor that enables resolution more than twice as high as currently required by the U.S...

Bit data goes anti-skyrmions

September 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Today's world, rapidly changing because of "big data", is encapsulated in trillions of tiny magnetic objects - magnetic bits - each of which stores one bit of data in magnetic disk drives. A group of...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Host R&D Day on RNAi-Based Therapies

September 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a Research & Development Day to discuss its pipeline of RNAi-based therapies on September 14 in New York City.

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford

September 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced photovoltaics, say Stanford University scientists.

Leti Launches Emulator Service to Boost ROI and Speed Time to Market for European Chipmakers: Anchored by Mentor Veloce Emulator Machine, Leti’s Offer Includes Support for Design, Debug and Analysis of Results

September 7, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, and Mentor®, a Siemens business,, today announced Leti will provide access to the Mentor Veloce® emulator to SMEs and startups and will introduce emu...

Sharks with frickin' lasers: Gold nanoparticles fry cancer on glowing mice

September 7, 2017 - 7:45am
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study takes a new approach to killing cancer: Why not fry it into oblivion with vibrating gold nanoparticles? "But what about the frickin' lasers?" you may ask....

UConn chemist synthesizes pure graphene

September 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Formed deep within the earth, stronger than steel, and thinner than a human hair. These comparisons aren't describing a new super hero. They're describing graphene, a substance that some experts have...

Ames Laboratory scientists move graphene closer to transistor applications

September 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory were able to successfully manipulate the electronic structure of graphene, which may enable the fabrication of graphene transistors-- fast...

High-tech electronics made from autumn leaves: New process converts biomass waste into useful electronic devices

September 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Northern China's roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the countr...

Phenom-World selects Deben to supply a tensile stage as an accessory to their range of desktop SEMs

September 3, 2017 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, has been chosen by Phenom-World to supply the Microtest Tensile Stage a...

Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossil: Study carried out in São Paulo, home to the world's largest flex fuel urban fleet, shows increase of ultrafine particulate matter when ethanol prices rose and consumpt

September 3, 2017 - 7:45am
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population...

Acting like a muscle, nano-sized device lifts 165 times its own weight

September 1, 2017 - 10:46am
Imagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat -- a feat normally reserved for heroes like Spider-Man. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple...

University of Virginia Cancer Center and Keystone Nano Announce Start of Clinical Testing of Ceramide Nanoliposome for Treatment of Solid Tumors

September 1, 2017 - 7:45am
University of Virginia Cancer Center and Keystone Nano, Inc. announce that clinical testing has been initiated at UVA on a new potential cancer therapy. The study is a Phase I clinical trial to assess...

New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material: Berkeley Lab-led team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide

September 1, 2017 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional materials are a sort of a rookie phenom in the scientific community. They are atomically thin and can exhibit radically different electronic and light-based properties than their thick...