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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands to Meet Worldwide Customer Demand: Company invests for capacity growth in the United States, Germany, China and Singapore

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to growing customer demand for its comprehensive and differentiated technology portfolio. The company is...

Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer: Game-changing nanostructure-based lenses allow smaller devices, increased functionality

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
A research team of physicists from Harvard University has developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation explained th...

Direct radiolabeling of nanomaterials: Directly radiolabeled nanographene materials without chelators are suitable for bioimaging applications

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Positron emission tomography plays a pivotal role for monitoring the distribution and accumulation of radiolabeled nanomaterials in living subjects. The radioactive metals are usually connected to the...

Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity -- all at once: Extracting energy from multiple sources could help power wearable technology

February 14, 2017 - 7:45am
Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can potentially help power your portable and wearable gadgets, fro...

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors: Cambridge University lab achieves a breakthrough for portable superconductivity systems that are applicable for small motors, health care and other uses

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
Superconductivity, where electrical currents course unhindered through a material, is one of modern physics' most intriguing scientific discoveries. It has many practical uses. Governments, industries...

NREL research pinpoints promise of polycrystalline perovskites

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells.

Nanobiotix appoints senior executive from pharmaceutical industry, as Chief Operating Officer: Oncology industry veteran to oversee operations and product commercialization

February 12, 2017 - 7:45am
NOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announced today the appointment of Alain Dosti...

New method improves accuracy of imaging systems

February 11, 2017 - 7:45am
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices.

JPK reports on the use of STM to study surface plasmons in the Molecular Science Group at ISMO – Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay

February 11, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on how STM is being used to study surface plasmons in the Molecular...

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...