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Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells: Rice University researchers microwave a composite to toughen wellbore walls

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers...

Researchers integrate diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for high-power devices

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
“Direct Conversion of h-BN into c-BN and Formation of Epitaxial c-BN/Diamond Heterostructures” Authors: Jagdish Narayan, Anagh Bhaumik, and Weizong Xu, North Carolina State University Published:...

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes

May 15, 2016 - 7:45am
A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cell...

Smithsonian Science Education Center and National Space Society Team Up for Next-Generation Space Education Program "Enterprise In Space"

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Enterprise In Space (EIS), an international program of the National Space Society (NSS), is excited to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Smithsonian Science Educatio...

Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers reporting May 10...

Atomic force microscope reveals molecular ghosts: Mapping molecules with atomic precision expands toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
To the surprise of chemists, a new technique for taking snapshots of molecules with atomic precision is turning up chemicals they shouldn't be able to see.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals' Preclinical Candidate ARC-LPA Achieves 98% Knockdown and Long Duration of Effect after Subcutaneous Administration

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today presented a poster on ARC-LPA, its preclinical development program targeting lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a), for the treatment of cardiovascular disease...

Oxford Nanoimaging to provide desktop super-resolution microscopes

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI) commence sales of an elegant desktop optical microscope capable of zooming in on objects as tiny as structures inside living cells. This super-resolution microscope will allow...

University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, research: Ultrafast pulses shed light on photochemical processes

May 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Tunnelling ionization studies by researchers in Japan and Russia show changes in electron distributions between ground- and excited-state in laser tunnelling ionization of molecules.

Solliance realizes first up-scaled Perovskite based PV modules with 10% efficiency: Holst Centre, imec and ECN pave the road to upscaling Perovskite PV modules

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Solliance demonstrates a record 10% aperture area power conversion efficiency for its up-scaled thin-film perovskite photovoltaic modules. The efficiency was measured on an aperture area of 168 cm2. T...

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced their participation in the following investor events: D.A. Davidson & Co. 8th Annual...

Abalonyx launches Reduced Graphene Oxide Product: Abalonyx has successfully scaled up production of thermally reduced graphene oxide (rGO) in its Tofte, Norway, production facility. This product is now offered to customers in Kg-quantities

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
The product is hydrophobic and electrically conductive, with a bulk density of about 0.01 and a carbon content of about 85 – 86 %. It can be dispersed in non-polar liquids and be blended into organic...

Novel functionalized nanomaterials for CO2 capture

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Climate change due to excessive CO2 levels is one of the most serious problems mankind has ever faced. This has resulted in abrupt weather patterns such as flood and drought, which are extremely disru...

Spin lifetime anisotropy of graphene is much weaker than previously reported

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
An article published today in Nature Communications presents a new method to determine the spin lifetime anisotropy of spin-polarized carriers in graphene using oblique spin precession. The work, led...

DHBW Heidenheim applies µCT scanning to study reinforced plastics under various environmental conditions using a Peltier Coolstage from Deben

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the application of their CT-Cool stage at the Steinbeis Cent...

Oxford Nanoimaging announce the Nanoimager, a desktop microscope delivering super-resolution performance

May 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Nanoimaging Limited commence manufacturing and selling microscopes offering super-resolution and single-molecule performance to research users. Today, the company announces the launch of its fi...

Los Alamos National Laboratory Expands Scope to Locus Technologies SaaS Contract: Los Alamos National Laboratory Adds Two New Applications to Locus SaaS Platform

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in cloud-based environmental software, announced today that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has added two new key projects to the Locus EIM Softwa...

Albertan Science Lab Opens in India

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
Ingenuity Lab is proud to announce the opening of the Ingenuity Lab Research Hub at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala India, to implement applied research and enable the translation of ne...

Understanding tiny droplets can make for better weather forecasts: Climate change models also benefit from understanding fundamental thermodynamics of water droplets

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
When you see how difficult it is to get even next week's weather forecast right, you can imagine the challenges researchers are faced with when it comes to predicting the weather decades from now.

Effect of the Van-der-Waals and intramolecular forces: The tertiary system of nucleotide chain -- gold nanoparticles--- carbon nanotube represents a great interest in the modern research and application of the bio-nano-technologies

May 9, 2016 - 7:45am
In modern microelectronics, nanobiotechnology, nanorobots increasingly have being used both organic biomacromolecules and fragments, as nucleotides, peptides, DNA, and inorganic elements, like as meta...