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HKU chemists develop world's first light-seeking synthetic Nanorobot

Nanotech-Now - November 10, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers led by Dr Jinyao Tang of the Department of Chemistry, the University of Hong Kong, has developed the world's first light-seeking synthetic Nano robot. With size comparable to a b...

Shedding light on the formation of nanodroplets in aqueous solutions of polar organics: A team of Russian researchers uses laser light in two different ways to understand the dynamics of polar organic liquids, dissolved in water

Nanotech-Now - November 10, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of researchers in Russia worked together to shed new light on the heterogeneous nature of a polar organic liquid mixed with water. They used laser light as a tool in two ways, dynamic light sca...

Controlling the properties of matter in two-dimensional crystals

Nanotech-Now - November 10, 2016 - 7:45am
By creating atomic chains in a two-dimensional crystal, researchers at Penn State believe they have found a way to control the direction of materials properties in two and three dimensional crystals w...

Keystone Nano Announces The US FDA Has Awarded Orphan Drug Designation For Ceramides For The Treatment Of Liver Cancer

Nanotech-Now - November 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Keystone Nano is pleased to announce that that it has received orphan drug status for the use of Ceramide to treat Liver Cancer from the FDA. This very important designation provides key benefits to...

Startup Nano

National Nanomanufacturing Network - November 9, 2016 - 11:16am
STARTUP NANO is a pioneer incubation and acceleration programs for nanotechnology innovation. It gathers research and entrepreneurship expertise, with world top research centers support to create the ecosystem needed to build, grow and scale startups with products based in nanotechnology and focused in global markets. Translation of nanotech science to market > Expertize in moving science from lab to market Incubation for Nanotechnology > Capability for early stage nanotech production Build for Global Markets

OLEDs toughen up with low-temperature processing technique

Nanotechweb - November 9, 2016 - 9:28am
(with audio) By successfully adding a layer of MgO to the protective Al2O3 laminate, researchers improve the resilience of OLEDs to water vapour and gas exposure by around an order of magnitude.

Watching a virus bind to a biological cell

Nanotechweb - November 9, 2016 - 2:11am
Atomic force and confocal microscopy techniques shed more light on viral infection.

Nanocellulose in medicine and green manufacturing: American University professor develops method to improve performance of cellulose nanocrystals

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
What if you could take one of the most abundant natural materials on earth and harness its strength to lighten the heaviest of objects, to replace synthetic materials, or use it in scaffolding to grow...

Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision: Technique may enable large-scale atom arrays for quantum computing

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Atoms, photons, and other quantum particles are often capricious and finicky by nature; very rarely at a standstill, they often collide with others of their kind. But if such particles can be individu...

Bruker Introduces Nanoscratch Capability for Nanomechanical Testing: New Option Expands Thin Film Characterization Capabilities of the NanoForce System

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division today announced the release of a nanoscale scratch option for its NanoForce Nanomechanical Testing System. The new option brings the industry-leading low-noise floor, p...

Engineers develop new magnetic ink to print self-healing devices that heal in record time

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electric...

First time physicists observed and quantified tiny nanoparticle crossing lipid membrane

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
This discovery may raise concerns about safety of nanomaterials for public health and may suggest to revise the security norms at nanoscale bringing attention to the safety of nanomaterials in general...

'Nanoparticle taxicab' materials can identify, collect and transport debris on surfaces: Scientists at UMass Amherst have developed new polymer-stabilized droplet carriers that can identify and encapsulate nanoparticles for transport in a cell, a "pick up

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have...

New technique for creating NV-doped nanodiamonds may be boost for quantum computing

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
“Novel synthesis and properties of pure and NV-doped nanodiamonds and other nanostructures” Authors: Jagdish Narayan and Anagh Bhaumik, North Carolina State University Published: Nov. 2, Materia...

Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats: Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICP RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have demonstrated that sensors based on...

Light drives single-molecule nanoroadsters: Rice University scientists part of international team demonstrating untethered 3-wheelers

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University and at the University of Graz, Austria, are driving three-wheeled, single-molecule "nanoroadsters" with light and, for the first time, seeing how they move.

Nanomaterials for neurology: State-of-the-art: This research article by Dr. María Fernanda Veloz-Castillo has been published in CNS & Neurological Disorders -- Drug Targets, Volume 15, Issue 10, 2016

Nanotech-Now - November 8, 2016 - 7:45am
Despite the numerous challenges associated with the application of nanotechnology in neuroscience, it promises to have a significant impact on our understanding of how the nervous system works, how it...

Engineered spinach detects explosives

Nanotechweb - November 7, 2016 - 6:52am
(with video) By embedding plant leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT researchers have transformed a plant into a living sensor.

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency: UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors

Nanotech-Now - November 6, 2016 - 7:45am
Using cutting-edge first-principles calculations, researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have demonstrated the mechanism by which transition metal impurities – iron in parti...