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Rice lab produces simple fluorescent surfactants: Compounds show promise for use in medicine, manufacturing

Nanotech-Now - August 15, 2019 - 7:45am
Laboratories use surfactants to separate things, and fluorescent dyes to see things. Rice University chemists have combined the two to simplify life for scientists everywhere.

Wood You Like Some Fresh Water? New treatment for wood makes a membrane to extract fresh water

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2019 - 7:45am
A membrane made of a sliver of wood could be the answer to renewable-sourced water cleaning. Most membranes that are used to distill fresh water from salty are made of polymers based on fossil fuels...

How to trick electrons to see the hidden face of crystals: Researchers try a trick for complete 3D analysis of submicron crystals

Nanotech-Now - August 13, 2019 - 7:45am
The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can only be analysed with electron radiation. With elec...

Physicists make graphene discovery that could help develop superconductors: Rutgers-led research could reduce energy use, improve electronic devices

Nanotech-Now - August 11, 2019 - 7:45am
When two mesh screens are overlaid, beautiful patterns appear when one screen is offset. These "moiré patterns" have long intrigued artists, scientists and mathematicians and have found applications i...

Nanoscribe expands its worldwide presence: Specialist for 3D nano and micro fabrication opens US subsidiary for service and sales

Nanotech-Now - August 9, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanoscribe GmbH is further expanding its sales and service activities on the American continent. The new subsidiary opens its location in the Boston area (USA) on 1 August 2019. The German manufacture...

Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff: Rice U. theory shows peculiar 'Janus' interface a common mechanism in carbon nanotube growth

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2019 - 7:45am
When is a circle less stable than a jagged loop? Apparently when you're talking about carbon nanotubes.

Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2019 - 7:45am
The large, error-correcting quantum computers envisioned today could be decades away, yet experts are vigorously trying to come up with ways to use existing and near-term quantum processors to solve u...

Technologies for the Sixth Generation Cellular Network: Ultra-rapid Electro-optical Modulators Convert Terahertz into Optical Data Signals - Publication in Nature Photonics

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2019 - 7:45am
Future wireless data networks will have to reach higher transmission rates and shorter delays, while supplying an increasing number of end devices. For this purpose, network structures consisting of m...

Transforming biology to design next-generation computers, using a surprise ingredient: Purdue University researchers turned to biology to help in the design of next-generation computers

Nanotech-Now - August 7, 2019 - 7:45am
Moore's law - which says the number of components that could be etched onto the surface of a silicon wafer would double every two years - has been the subject of recent debate. The quicker pace of com...

Microrobots show promise for treating tumors: Caltech researchers demonstrate a robotic platform for delivering drugs in the human body

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2019 - 7:45am
Targeting medical treatment to an ailing body part is a practice as old as medicine itself. A Band-Aid is placed on a skinned knee. Drops go into itchy eyes. A broken arm goes into a cast.

Army project may advance quantum materials, efficient communication networks

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2019 - 7:45am
A U.S. Army project exploring novel applications of superconducting resonators has discovered these systems may be used to simulate quantum materials impossible to otherwise fabricate. Additionally, t...

Closing the terahertz gap: Tiny laser is an important step toward new sensors

Nanotech-Now - August 5, 2019 - 7:45am
In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients' skin, researchers have created an imaging system that uses las...

This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2019 - 4:51pm
Now, scientists have designed reusable nano-sized reactors — called nanocoils — that can trigger microplastic breakdown. The work, published Wednesday in the journal Matter, could someday be applied t...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results

Nanotech-Now - August 3, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on August 5, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2019...

Developing technologies that run on light

Nanotech-Now - August 1, 2019 - 7:45am
The future of faster, more efficient information processing may come down to light rather than electricity. Mark Lawrence, a postdoctoral scholar in materials science and engineering at Stanford, has...

Skoltech scientists developed a novel method to fine-tune the properties of carbon nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - July 30, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials (CPQM) have developed a novel method to fine-tune the optoelectrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) by app...

Unconventional phenomena triggered by acoustic waves in 2D materials: Opening a new way to manipulate valley transport by acoustic methods

Nanotech-Now - July 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems (PCS), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), and colleagues have reported a novel phenomenon, called Valley Ac...

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material: Metallic surfaces no longer protected as topological insulators become thinner

Nanotech-Now - July 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Quantum computers promise to perform operations of great importance believed to be impossible for our technology today. Current computers process information via transistors carrying one of two units...

Researchers Confirm Strong Magneto-Optical Resonance in Graphene

Nanotech-Now - July 25, 2019 - 12:35am
The interaction between graphene and light suggests that graphene could be used to control infrared (IR) and terahertz (THz) waves. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University...

Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Nanotech-Now - July 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers. Swarms of these "micro-bristle-b...