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Rice's 'antenna-reactor' catalysts offer best of both worlds: Technology marries light-harvesting nanoantennas to high-reaction-rate catalysts

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have unveiled a new method for uniting l...

Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue: Advances could pave way for new generation of implantable and wearable diagnostics

July 20, 2016 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetic...

'Smart' nanoparticle called PEARLs a promising gem to target, treat tumours

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Dr. Gang Zheng and a team of biomedical researchers have discovered a "smart" organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumou...

Organic computers are coming: Scientists found a molecule that will help to make organic electronic devices

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of the Lomonosov MSU researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) managed to find a molecule that, to their op...

'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at UMass Amherst report in the current issue of Small that they have genetically designed a new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up solely o...

Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane: EPFL researchers have developed a system that generates electricity from osmosis with unparalleled efficiency. Their work, featured in Nature, uses seawater, fresh water, and a new type

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more specifically, energy generated by a natural phenomenon occu...

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Plastic packaging might seem impenetrable -- and sometimes nearly impossible to remove -- but water molecules can still pass through. And this permeability to moisture can limit the lifespan of a prod...

New method can identify chemical warfare agents more easily: The method could help governments protect people from horrifying toxic effects

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
new method for extracting, enriching and identifying chemical warfare agents from oils and other organic liquids could help government officials and homeland security protect civilians more effective...

Tiny works of art with great potential: New materials for the construction of metal-organic 2-dimensional quasicrystals

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Unlike classical crystals, quasicrystals do not comprise periodic units, even though they do have a superordinate structure. The formation of the fascinating mosaics that they produce is barely unders...

A new spin on reality

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has predicted the existence of a new kind of spin liquid. A spin liquid is an exotic phenomenon that...

Scientists move 1 step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a composite material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on the object's surface.

UNIST engineers octopus-inspired smart adhesive pads

July 18, 2016 - 7:45am
With increased study of bio-adhesives, a significant effort has been made in search for novel adhesives that will combine reversibility, repeated usage, stronger bonds and faster bonding time, non-tox...

Leti and Korea Institute of Science and Technology to Explore Collaboration on Advanced Technologies for Digital Era

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) today announced an agreement to jointly explore a variety of technologies, including monolithic 3D, neuromorphi...

Nanobiotix revenue for Q2 2016

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announces its unaudited revenue for th...

Nanosystem and Digital Surf launch NanoMap Alpha: New surface imaging & metrology software based on Mountains® Technology

July 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Global leader in non-contact 3D measurement and inspection, Nanosystem today announced the release of NanoMap Alpha software based on Digital Surf’s industry-standard Mountains® software platform.

DNA origami lights up a microscopic glowing Van Gogh

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Using folded DNA to precisely place glowing molecules within microscopic light resonators, researchers at Caltech have created one of the world's smallest reproductions of Vincent van Gogh's The Starr...

Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain: Transparent skull implant created by UCR-led team will allow doctors to deliver life-saving laser treatments to patients with brain disorders

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are bringing their idea for a 'Window to the Brain' transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two studies that are fort...

Physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists from New Zealand's University of Otago have used steerable 'optical tweezers' to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical...

Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies--and possibly paper-thin gadgets --scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Na...

Physicists couple distant nuclear spins using a single electron: For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron

July 14, 2016 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups took part in this complex...