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Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physic...

Bendable electronic paper displays whole color range

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Less than a micrometre thin, bendable and giving all the colours that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Researchers at Chalmers University of Techn...

Study finds surface texture of gallium nitride affects cell behavior

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
“Nanoscale topography, semiconductor polarity and surface functionalization: additive and cooperative effects on PC12 cell behavior” Authors: Patrick J. Snyder, Ramon Collazo and Albena Ivanisevic,...

A new spin on superconductivity: Harvard physicists pass spin information through a superconductor

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrou...

2D-nanocellulose: piezoelectric driven by a hydrogen bonds pattern

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group publish in Scientific Reports findings providing the basis for new electromechanical designs using 2D-nanocellulose. In a longer-term p...

Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link qua...

Pokhara (Nepal) all set to host KaSAM-2016: An International Scientific Meeting on Advanced Materials

October 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Pokhara, a famous touristic city in Western Nepal, is finally set to host its first ever international meeting on Advanced Materials next week. The meeting named as “Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Mat...

Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement: Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way. The method could open up new possibilities for highly adaptable micro...

Scientists Find Static "Stripes" of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor: Fixed arrangement of charges coexists with material's ability to conduct electricity without resistance

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Cuprates, or compounds made of copper and oxygen, can conduct electricity without resistance by being "doped" with other chemical elements and cooled to temperatures below minus 210 degrees Fahrenheit...

Silver nanoparticle concentration too low to be harmful in water supply, paper finds

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Silver nanoparticles have a wide array of uses, one of which is to treat drinking water for harmful bacteria and viruses. But do silver nanoparticles also kill off potentially beneficial bacteria or c...

Particle Works offers bespoke microencapsulation for drug development

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Works – the nano- and microstructured material specialist – provides microencapsulation services for drug development applications, including controlled drug release, solubility enhancement o...

Enterprise In Space Partners with Sketchfab and 3D Hubs for NewSpace Education

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Enterprise In Space (EIS), a non-profit program of the National Space Society (NSS), is thrilled to announce two new partnerships with 3D Hubs and Sketchfab to further develop the world's first NewSpa...

Tomoyasu Mani Wins 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists: Award recognizes his work at Brookhaven Lab to understand the physical processes occurring in organic materials used to harness solar energy

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Tomoyasu Mani, former Goldhaber Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and now an assistant professor in the University of Connecticut's Department of Chemistry...

Scientists make structure analysis of protein molecules several times faster

October 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and several universities in the US came up with a technology for faster structure analysis of receptor proteins, which are important for...

DryWired's Liquid Nanotint to be the first nano-insulation in a Federal building: 250,000 federal buildings, most with uninsulated glass

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Windows are responsible for over 25% of the heat transfer in structures. According to the DOE, there are 50 billion square feet of uninsulated, single-pane glass in the U.S. along with 250,000 federa...

Nanoscale engineering transforms particles into 'LEGO-like' building blocks

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Led by the University of Melbourne and published today in Nature Nanotechnology, the work holds promise for micro and nano scale applications including drug delivery, chemical sensing and energy stora...

Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics(Tokyo, 12 October 2016) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated the potential of a new, thin-film ferroelectric...

New Agricultural Research Center Debuts at UCF

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
A newly established UCF agricultural center with the goal of combating crop disease and feeding the world’s growing population debuted recently with an inaugural symposium.

More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits, which do not have to be either 0 or 1, but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. It is not yet clear on which techn...

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Reveals Tech Showcase Finalists --MSIG hosts competition for unique MEMS/sensors demos at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, 11/10/16 in Scottsdale, AZ

October 14, 2016 - 7:45am
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG)’s annual MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress® 2016 (November 9-11, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ) highlights some of the newest and mo...