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Quantum communications bend to our needs: By changing the wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunications, researchers see quantum technology take a major leap forward

Nanotech-Now - October 6, 2017 - 7:46am
The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entanglement...

Quantum Čerenkov effect makes graphene glow

Nanotechweb - October 6, 2017 - 5:37am
Characterizing the location and spectra of light emitted from graphene field-effect transistors rules out other mechanisms.

Two dimensional materials: Advanced molybdenum selenide near infrared phototransistors

Nanotech-Now - October 5, 2017 - 7:45am
Optical sensors operating in the near infrared (NIR) are important for applications in imaging, photodetectors, and biological sensors. Notably, recent reports on the synthesis of high quality, large...

Light-activated quantum dots boost antibiotic activity

Nanotechweb - October 5, 2017 - 7:14am
New combination therapy could help destroy “superbugs”

Noisy catalysts reveal atomic-level reactivity

Nanotechweb - October 5, 2017 - 2:30am
Catalytic activity can be observed in tunnelling-current noise during scanning tunnelling microscopy.

Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: An emerging tool in vaccine development: This article by Kendrick B. Turner and Scott A. Walper is published in Drug Delivery Letters, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2017

Nanotech-Now - October 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Outer membrane vesicles, biological nanoparticles shed during normal growth by bacteria, have seen significant recent advances in engineering and are thus finding new utility as therapeutic and drug d...

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes

Nanotech-Now - October 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was pro...

MIT awarded UNESCO Medal for contributions to nanoscience and nanotechnologies

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
MIT has been honored with the UNESCO Medal for contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Established in 2010, the UNESCO Medal has awarded over 30 prominent scientists and public figures for their individual contributions to advancing the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnologies. This year MIT shares the distinction, along with St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies in Russia, of being the first organization to be recognized. In addition to the two universities, four eminent scientists from Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, were recipients of the medal. An awards ceremony was held on Oct. 11 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Institute Professor Mildred (Millie) Dresselhaus, a nanoscience pioneer who herself has won many recognitions including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science, made the trip at the invitation of President Rafael Reif to accept the medal on behalf of MIT. “Using science and technology as a way to bring people together is something MIT has learned to do really well,” says Dresselhaus. “Our faculty, staff, and students come together from countries all over the world with diverse technical backgrounds to work across the many academic departments and laboratories on campus. This culture of interdisciplinary collaboration enables us to work for common goals, so it made sense to me that MIT was recognized as an institution. This should serve as encouragement to move forward as rapidly as possible to complete MIT.nano and to achieve some exceptionally great outcomes through this initiative as it comes to fruition.” The award will eventually be displayed within the public spaces of MIT.nano — the 214,000-square-foot center for nanoscience and nanotechnology that is currently under construction in the heart of the MIT campus — after the building opening in June 2018, says Vladimir Bulović, faculty lead of the project. The UNESCO Medal is an initiative of the International Commission responsible for developing the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems theme on nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Each year, the medal recognizes those making significant contributions in the field in an effort to showcase the tremendous benefits of progress being made. MIT joins a distinguished group of scientists who have received the medal thus far, including Nobel Prize-winners in physics Zhores Alferov and Isamu Akasaki.
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UMass Amherst unveils high-tech labs - The Recorder

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
The RecorderUMass Amherst unveils high-tech labsThe RecorderThe five laboratories opened to the public Friday serve a large number of purposes that manufacturers will find appealing: roll-to-roll fabrication for nanomanufacturing; 3-D printing for wearable medical devices and biosensors; verification of those ...
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Flexible and cost-effective fabrication of nature inspired structural colors

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
Scientists have successfully developed a new and cost-effective method for obtaining biomimetic structural colors with the ability to finely tune the completed structures.
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Highly sensitive nanofiber-embedded touchscreens

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers have demonstrated the fabrication of transparent and flexible cellulose nanofiber films with high k values by incorporating ultralong metal nanofibers.
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California court revokes US EPA approval of nanosilver product

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
A federal appeals court in California has revoked the Environmental Protection Agency's conditional approval of a nanosilver product used in a wide range of consumer products.
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Piezoelectric nanogenerators for self-powered flexible sensors

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers have demonstrated a high performance flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator based on a piezoelectrically enhanced nanocomposite micropillar array of BaTiO3 nanoparticles embedded into a highly crystalline polymer for efficient energy harvesting and highly sensitive self-powered sensing.
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Design and fabrication of 3D-printed stretchable tactile sensors

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
Researchers demonstrate the design and fabrication of stretchable tactile sensors that are 3D printed under ambient conditions via a combination of nanocomposite ink optimization, 3D imaging, and multimaterial 3D printing.
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Making flexible electronics with nanowire networks

InterNano Industry News - October 3, 2017 - 3:46am
A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user's touch. But as many people know, it's easy to break key elements of the transparent, electrically conductive layers that make up even the sturdiest rigid touchscreen. If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, they can't use existing touchscreen technology.
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Nonviral CRISPR Delivery a Success

Nanotech-Now - October 3, 2017 - 1:31am
While promising, applications of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing have so far been limited by the challenges of delivery—namely, how to get all the CRISPR parts to every cell that needs them. In a study publ...

Laser beam hammers graphene into 3D shapes

Nanotechweb - October 2, 2017 - 6:00am
“Optical forging” technique might be used to make new types of devices based on the carbon material.

Pulsed laser beam produces a liquid stream

Nanotechweb - October 2, 2017 - 5:55am
Newly discovered optofluidics principle combines photoacoustics and acoustic streaming to trigger high-speed flows inside any liquid, even water.

Phase-change material makes first on-chip photonic synapse

Nanotechweb - September 29, 2017 - 5:43am
New device represents a crucial step forward for optical brain-inspired computing.

Quantum-dot superlattices allow for precise band-gap engineering

Nanotechweb - September 28, 2017 - 8:50am
Focused electron beam produces artificial 2D crystals.