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Deciphering the beetle exoskeleton with nanomechanics: Understanding exoskeletons could lead to new, improved artificial materials

January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
What can a beetle tell us about good design principles? Quite a lot, actually. Many insects and crustaceans possess hard, armor-like exoskeletons that, in theory, should weigh the creatures down. B...

New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing

January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology...

NIST physicists 'squeeze' light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit

January 17, 2017 - 7:45am
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called "quantum limit."

Zeroing in on the true nature of fluids within nanocapillaries: While exploring the behavior of fluids at the nanoscale, a group of researchers at the French National Center for Scientific Research discovered a peculiar state of fluid mixtures contained i

January 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Shrinking the investigation of objects down to the nanometer scale often reveals new properties of matter that have no equivalent for their bulk analysis. This phenomenon is motivating many current st...

New active filaments mimic biology to transport nano-cargo: A new design for a fully biocompatible motility engine transports colloidal particles faster than diffusion with active filaments

January 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Inspired by micro-scale motions of nature, a group of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in Chennai, India, has developed a new design...

Researchers create practical and versatile microscopic optomechanical device: Trapping light and mechanical waves within a tiny bullseye, design could enable more sensitive motion detection

January 13, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a new type of optomechanical device that uses a microscopic silicon disk to confine optical and mechanical waves. The new device is highly customizable and compatible with c...

Illinois team advances GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors

January 13, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers th...

Harris & Harris Group Issues Reminder for Shareholder Update Call on January 10, 2017

January 13, 2017 - 7:45am
arris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY) (the "Company") reminds shareholders and other interested parties that it will be hosting a shareholder update call tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 2:0...

Keystone Nano Announces FDA Approval Of Investigational New Drug Application For Ceramide NanoLiposome For The Improved Treatment Of Cancer

January 13, 2017 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving cancer treatments through the application of nanotechnology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approv...

Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them.

Captured on video: DNA nanotubes build a bridge between 2 molecular posts: Research may lead to new lines of direct communication with cells

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, Johns Hopkins researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmar...

Arrowhead Provides Response to New Minority Shareholder Announcement

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today responded to the announcement by Silence Therapeutics plc that it acquired, in the open-market, an equity stake of 6,000,359 Arrowhead shares, repr...

Researchers design one of the strongest, lightest materials known: Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-l...

Manufacturing platform makes intricate biocompatible micromachines

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
New technique uses biomaterials to make complex devices -- implantable microrobots -- that could be used for many implantable applications, including drug delivery and stents, and could lead to advanc...

First experimental proof of a 70 year old physics theory: First observation of magnetic phase transition in 2-D materials, as predicted by the Nobel winner Onsager in 1943

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
PARK Je-Geun, Associate Director at the Center for Correlated Electron Systems, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), working in collaboration with CHEONG Hyeonsik at Sogang University and PAR...

Researcher's discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices

January 11, 2017 - 7:45am
A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light...

Rice U probes ways to turn cement's weakness to strength: Rice University lab's calculations show new mechanisms to induce strength, ductility into concrete

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Concrete isn't thought of as a plastic, but plasticity at small scales boosts concrete's utility as the world's most-used material by letting it constantly adjust to stress, decades and sometimes even...

The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.

New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system to att...

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits: Rice University scientists calculate tweaks to graphene would form phonon-friendly cones

January 9, 2017 - 7:45am
A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists.