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The Future of Manufacturing

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 5, 2016 - 3:32pm
ConferenceTuesday, April 19, 2016 (All day)Washington, DC http://www.bloomberglive.com/events/the-future-of-manufacturing/ While economists debate over whether the U.S. manufacturing industry has hit a recession or a temporary stall due to low energy prices, one things appears clear – the future of U.S. manufacturing hinges on its ability to evolve and rethink operating models. In a recent study by Morgan Stanley, nearly 75% of U.S. plants are more than 20 years old. With such aging infrastructure, the question must be asked, how will the U.S. regain its place as the leader in manufacturing, and what will future manufacturing plants look like? Bloomberg will convene federal and state policy makers, and leaders of the manufacturing industry to discuss the imperative facing the U.S. manufacturing industry to innovate and evolve their businesses, and to develop an understanding of the benefits and costs of such efforts.

UMass Amherst Joins Defense Department Initiative to Develop Innovations in Fibers and Fabrics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 5, 2016 - 9:30am
Ed Blaguszewski, UMass News & Media RelationsThe University of Massachusetts Amherst is a research partner in Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA), a new $317 million public-private partnership an

Philadelphia Mathematician Robert Clark Turns to Crowdfunding to Support Nanotechnology Research That Could Lead to ‘Flying’ Cars and Space Elevator

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Robert Clark, an adjunct professor of mathematics at Widener University from Philadelphia, believes that if his hypotheses are correct, carbon nanotubes can be tied together to produce a longer produc...

Nanotubes line up to form films: Rice University researchers discover way to make highly aligned, wafer-scale films

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A simple filtration process helped Rice University researchers create flexible, wafer-scale films of highly aligned and closely packed carbon nanotubes.

Richards-Kortum wins prestigious Pierre Galletti Award: AIMBE's highest honor goes to Rice University global-health pioneer

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) today presented its highest honor, the 2016 Pierre Galletti Award, to Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum.

Researchers demonstrate a new way to characterize twisted light

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Rochester have overcome experimental challenges to demonstrate a new way for getting a full picture of twisted light: characterizing the Wigner distribution.

NYU Tandon researcher synthesizes hybrid molecule that delivers a blow to malignant cells: Protein-gold nanoparticle hybrid assembles to carry anti-cancer drug, then disassembles for delivery

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new hybrid molecule developed in the lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering shows promise for treating breast cancer by serving as a "shipping container" for cytotoxic -- or cell-destroying --...

Researchers use 3-D printing to create structure with active chemistry

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Many materials - sugars, thermoplastics, glass, metals, ceramics and more -- are used to produce 3D-printed figures, typically with expensive or custom-built 3D printers.

Augusta University’s Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy is studying exosomes using ZetaView from Particle Metrix to aid in identification of potential biomarkers

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work in the Liu Laboratory at Augusta University which is studying exosomes where size...

For rechargeable batteries that crush the competition, crush this material

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have potentially brought safer, solid-state rechargeable...

Light helps develop programmable materials

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Light of a certain wavelength can be used to put so-called active materials into motion and control their movement. In the future, this discovery can become significant in widely different areas such...

Ruthenium nanoframes open the doors to better catalysts

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The world is run by catalysts. They clean up after cars, help make fertilizers, and could be the key to better hydrogen fuel. Now, a team of chemists, led by Xiaohu Xia from Michigan Technological Uni...

The NNI Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 4, 2016 - 10:10am
Marlowe Newman, NNCO Communications DirectorThis document is a supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget request submitted to Congress on Febru

Magnetic exchange field reaches new high in 2D electron systems

Nanotechweb - April 4, 2016 - 6:04am
The large MEF induced by magnetic insulators might be used to control the spin in spintronics devices made from 2D materials.

Quinones and graphite make green battery

Nanotechweb - April 4, 2016 - 5:34am
Device could be used to store energy from renewable sources.

New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
X-rays have long been used to make pictures of tiny objects, even single atoms. Now a team of scientists has discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure...

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale: Columbia-led research team first to demonstrate a strong, non-contact heat transfer channel using light with performances that could lead to high efficiency electricity generation

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been pr...

Flat boron is a superconductor Rice University scientists predict 2-D material -- no longer theoretical -- has unique properties

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. In fact, it may be the only 2-D material with such potential.

Superconductivity seen in a new light

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. The study of superconductors with a high critical temperature discovered in the 1980s remains...

Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it's the end goal of chemists and chemical engineers like Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania an...