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'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion: New type of molecular machine designed by UCLA researchers could have wide-ranging applications in technology and science

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Molecular machines, much smaller than single cells, may one day be able to deliver drugs to kill cancer cells or patrol your body for signs of disease. But many applications of these machines require...

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about...

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals: Researchers observe, for the first time, topological effects unique to an “open” system

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their bulk does not, have been an exciting topic of physics research in recent years and were the subject...

'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
"Targeted repair of heart injury by stem cells fused with platelet nanovesicles" DOI: 10.1038/s41551-017-0182-x Authors: Junnan Tang, Teng Su, Ke Huang , Phuong-Uyen Dinh, Adam Vandergriff, Mich...

Nanotube fibers in a jiffy: Rice University lab makes short nanotube samples by hand to dramatically cut production time

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
The terms "handmade" and "high tech" are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to quickly produce fibers from carbon nanotubes.

IBM Breaks Records to Top U.S. Patent List for 25th Consecutive Year: IBM Inventors Receive Record 9,043 Patents in 2017 in Areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Quantum Computing

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017, marking the company's 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone. The new patents were...

New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potential: Researchers integrated oxide two-dimensional electron gases with gallium arsenide and paved the way toward new opto-electrical devices

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting electrons at the...

Laboratory Management Web Application Goes Nationwide

January 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Making reservations, accessing tools, and maintaining equipment at the CNST’s NanoFab got a lot easier five years ago when the CNST developed a customized laboratory management web application. Now ot...

New era in high field superconducting magnets – opening new frontiers in science, nanotechnology and materials discovery

January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is delighted to congratulate our partners at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) on the successful demonstration of a 32 Tesla all-superconducting user magnet on 8th...

Teachers in Space, Inc. wins Dream Project contest

January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
The winner of our Dream Project contest is Teachers in Space, Inc. at www.teachers-in-space.com. We will be funding classroom experiments that will fly aboard the Perlan II stratospheric glider whi...

STMicroelectronics Selects GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® to Extend Its FD-SOI Platform and Technology Leadership : GF’s FDX technology will enable ST to deliver high-performance, low-power products for next-generation consumer and industrial applications

January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) today announced that ST has selected GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology platform to support its next-generation of processor solutions for industri...

Rice University lab modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues

January 13, 2018 - 7:45am
By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells.

Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells: Rice University researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into...

Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength: New technique developed at MIT could produce strong, resilient nanofibers for many applications

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough. These fibe...

Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air: NSF-funded NEWT Center aims for catalytic converter for nitrate-polluted water

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.

NRL improves optical efficiency in nanophotonic devices

January 11, 2018 - 7:47am
A team of physicists, headed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have demonstrated the means to improve the optical loss characteristics and transmission efficiency of hexagonal boron nitride...

Touchy nanotubes work better when clean: Rice, Swansea scientists show that decontaminating nanotubes can simplify nanoscale devices

January 10, 2018 - 7:45am
Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, and scientists at Rice and Swansea universities have found a way...

Novel nanomedicine inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer in mice: Survival rates in pancreatic cancer linked to inverse correlation between specific oncogene and tumor suppressant, Tel Aviv University researchers say

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
A new Tel Aviv University study pinpoints the inverse correlation between a known oncogene -- a gene that promotes the development of cancer -- and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA as the...

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows: Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Using two types of "designer" quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It'...

Silver nanoparticles take spectroscopy to new dimension: A new way of organizing nanostructures has boosted Raman signals by a hundred thousand times to better identify and characterize different molecules

January 7, 2018 - 7:45am
As medicine and pharmacology investigate nanoscale processes, it has become increasingly important to identify and characterize different molecules. Raman spectroscopy, a technique that leverages the...