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Big data tackles tiny molecular machines:Rice University technique able to analyze conformations of complex molecular machines

March 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule, the subject of new research at Rice University, that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposa...
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Brighter inks, without pigment: Nanostructured capsules could bring about paints and electronic displays that never fade

March 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Among the taxidermal specimens in Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, past centuries-old fur coats, arises a flicker of brilliant blue. This is the spangled cotinga. Surprisingly, the cotinga is...
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University of Waterloo Engineering to Showcase Student Design

March 16, 2014 - 7:45am
This week, the University of Waterloo will showcase fourth-year engineering student design projects in the annual Capstone Design Symposia.
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Meaglow Plasma Source Provides Major Breakthrough for Advanced Semiconductor Production Technique

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Meaglow Ltd. (Privately Held) announces a breakthrough in semiconductor production. As computer chips become smaller and smaller, advanced production techniques, such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)...
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Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.
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Roomy cages built from DNA: Self-assembling cages are the largest standalone 3-D DNA structures yet, and could one day deliver drugs, or house tiny bioreactors or photonic devices

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The...
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Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Gas Discovered

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
The team of Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck, discovered that even simple systems, such as neutral atoms, can possess chaotic behavior, which can be revealed using the tools of quantum mech...
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PANalytical participates in the International Year of Crystallography 2014 with worldwide Open Lab events

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). Throughout this year UNESCO with the support...
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Leti Demonstrates Ultra-scaled Self-aligned Split-gate Memory Cell With 16nm Gate Length: Benefits Especially for Contactless Applications Include Larger Memory Window, Improved Control of Spacer Memory Gate Shape and Length, And Better Functionality

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti announced today it has fabricated ultra-scaled split-gate memories with gate length of 16nm, and demonstrated their functionality, showing good writing and erasing performances with memory wi...
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Researchers Combine Cryoablation and Nanoparticle-encapsulated anticancer drug to Destroy Cancer Stem-like Cells

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improv...
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Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
"A Microfluidic Device for Thermal Particle Detection" Authors: Ashwin Kumar Vutha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Benyamin Davaji and Chung Hoon Lee, Marquette University; and Glenn M. Walker,...
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Creating a graphene-metal sandwich to improve electronics: UC Riverside and University of Manchester researchers combine graphene and copper in hopes of shrinking electronics

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene "sandwich" strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of el...
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JPK reports on the use of the ForceRobot system to study the dynamics of biomacromolecules at Nanjing University

March 14, 2014 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the study of how force regulates the structures and conformation...
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Official: Iran Ranks 1st in Nano Science Production in Region

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Iran has achieved eye-catching breakthroughs in the field of nano- science and technology, an Iranian official announced in July, adding that the country ranks 1st in the field of nano science product...
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Scientists Use Gold/Silver Nanoalloy to Measure Oxidant Compounds Accurately

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
A sensitive and accurate method was designed by chemists from University of Mazandaran, Northern Iran, to measure antioxidant compounds, including vitamin C, in biological samples.
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Atomically Thin Solar Cells

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties. As it turns out, there are other m...
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Leti to Present its Silicon Photonics Device Library and 3D Stacking Techniques for Communication Applications at OFC 2014

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
CEA-Leti will present on its silicon photonics device library and 3D stacking techniques for communication applications at OFC 2014 in San Francisco, Calif., March 11-14.
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Simon Fraser University Completes Installation of Electron Microscopes from FEI: SFU’s new multi-million-dollar Centre for Soft Materials now offers the most advanced suite of microscopes in Western Canada

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today that it has completed the installation of a suite of high-end electron microscopes at Simon Fraser University's (SFU) new Centre for Soft Materials. The systems inst...
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Harris & Harris Group Notes D-Wave's Article in Phys.Org

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the article posted by Robert Perkins on Phys.Org on Harris & Harris Group's por...
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Malvern specialist to explore use of Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis for characterizing extracellular vesicles at ISEV 2014

March 12, 2014 - 7:45am
Pauline Carnell, Senior Application Scientist at Malvern Instruments, will present a paper at ISEV 2014 discussing ‘The practical use of nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) to characterise extracellu...
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