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Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian materials engineering researchers from Sharif University of Technology produced a biosensor for the early diagnosis of cancer.
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Ultrasonic Waves Applied in Production of Graphene Nanosheets

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene oxide nanosheets were produced through a simple, fast and economical method by Iranian researchers from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
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The channel that relaxes DNA: Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels: Instructions for use

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
With the widespread use of methods for DNA analysis and manipulation, it's certainly useful to find a way to unravel and relax the strands of this molecule that tends to form tangles spontaneously. On...
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The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is proud to announce the 2014 Space Elevator Conference! This annual event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Come experience learning, brainstorming, and international collaboration in an atmosphere of history, invention, and discovery! In addition to the 3-day conference, a Family Science Fest will be held...
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KaSAM-2014 International Conference (September 7-10, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
The 2nd International Conference: Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials-2014 (KaSAM-2014), organized by Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) in association with Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu) Kathmand...
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Success in Intracellular Imaging of Cesium Distribution in Plants Used for Cesium Absorption

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
A research group led by Dr. Hirokazu Komatsu, a member of the YAMATO-MANA Program and a researcher at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA; Director General: Masakazu Aono)...
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Сalculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Nanotech-Now - August 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towa...
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Nanoindentation technique measures 2D elastic modulus

Nanotechweb - August 21, 2014 - 4:51am
TMDCs and their heterostructures could be ideal for making flexible optoelectronics and photonics devices.
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Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare, new research finds

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 20, 2014 - 8:26am
New research published today in the journal ACS Nano ("Sensitive, High-Strain, High-Rate Bodily Motion Sensors Based on Graphene–Rubber Composites" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1021/nn503454h)) identifies a new type of sensor that can monitor body movements and could help revolutionise healthcare. Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time treated common elastic bands with graphene, to create a flexible sensor that is sensitive enough for medical use and can be made cheaply. Once treated, the rubber bands remain highly pliable. By fusing this material with graphene - which imparts an electromechanical response on movement – the team discovered that the material can be used as a sensor to measure a patient's breathing, heart rate or movement, alerting doctors to any irregularities. "Until now, no such sensor has been produced that meets needs and that can be easily made. It sounds like a simple concept, but our graphene-infused rubber bands could really help to revolutionise remote healthcare," said Dr Alan Dalton from the University of Surrey. Co-author, Professor Jonathan Coleman from Trinity College, Dublin commented, "This stretchy material senses motion such as breathing, pulse and joint movement and could be used to create lightweight sensor suits for vulnerable patients such as premature babies, making it possible to remotely monitor their subtle movements and alert a doctor to any worrying behaviours. "These sensors are extraordinarily cheap compared to existing technologies. Each device would probably cost pennies instead of pounds, making it ideal technology for use in developing countries where there are not enough medically trained staff to effectively monitor and treat patients quickly." Source: University of Surrey (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/features/could-elastic-bands-monitor-patients%E2%80%99-breathing)

Polymer nanospheres make good OPVs

Nanotechweb - August 20, 2014 - 6:27am
New water-based fabrication process for organic photovoltaics allows researchers to control component assembly at different length scales for the first time.
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New calculations help figure out single-molecule junctions

Nanotechweb - August 20, 2014 - 5:42am
Qualitatively and quantitatively correct calculations of porphyrin single-molecule junction conductances are achieved for the first time, explaining the sensitivity of the conductance to the metal centre.
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Receives the 2014 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for blueDrive Photothermal Excitation

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, the technology leader in Atomic Force Microscopy, has received the prestigious 2014 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for the development of blueDriveTM Phototherma...
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Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations: Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information,...
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Nano Bonds Increase Raw Strength of Fireproof Concretes

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers in association with their colleagues from Brazil succeeded in the production of fireproof concretes with high raw strength by using nanotechnology.
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Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing: Cell-like compartments produce proteins and communicate with one another, similar to natural biological systems

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, a...
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Production of Toxic Ion Nanosorbents with High Sorption Capacity in Iran

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian chemists from Sistan and Balouchestan University in association with researchers from the Tehran Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University and the University of New South Wale...
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Interaction between Drug, DNA for Designing Anticancer Drugs Studied in Iran

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoparticles as quantum dots and presented a new, effective and sensitive method to study interaction between drug and DNA.
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Laser makes microscopes way cooler: Cooling a nanowire probe with a laser could lead to substantial improvements in the sensitivity of atomic force probe microscopes

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus.
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Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. Expects Approval to Become PEN Inc. : Two Leading Companies Combine to Bring to Market Advanced Products Enabled by Nanotechnology; Shareholder Meeting Will Occur on Friday, August 22, 2014, in Irving, TX to Vote on the Com

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, today announced that a majority of shareholders have returned proxies or...
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AI Technology (AIT) Introduces Novel High Temperature Large Area Underfill with Proven Stress Absorption

Nanotech-Now - August 19, 2014 - 7:45am
AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) is proud to introduce a new generation of Flip-Chip Underfill solution that combines a High Tg of >240°C and novel stress absorbing capabilities to allow long-term reliabilit...
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