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400,000 Euros for Pioneers of Electron Microscopy

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
The physicist Maximilian Haider, honorary professor at KIT, is one of the winners of this year's "Frontiers of Knowledge Award" in the amount of about EUR 400,000. The Spanish foundation BBVA honors H...
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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Improve Performance of Optical Laser

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch, used chemical methods to produce zinc oxide nanoparticles with regular structure to be used in optical industries.
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XPRIZE Opens Team Registration for $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE: Teams From Private, Public, and Social Sectors Encouraged to Compete in Global Competition to Revolutionize Ocean pH Sensor Technology

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced that team registration is open for the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition to inc...
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Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit: What's so 'super' about this superfluid

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Modern electronics relies on utilizing the charge properties of the ele...
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CNST Deputy Director Lloyd Whitman Serving as Interim Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Nanotech-Now - February 14, 2014 - 7:45am
Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), has been detailed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to serve as the Interim Director...
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Waste not want not: recycling silicon electronics

Nanotechweb - February 14, 2014 - 5:22am
Saudi Arabia team transforms traditional rigid electronics wafers into mechanically flexible and transparent ones
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Graphene oxide makes perfect sieve

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2014 - 5:47am
Carbon-based membranes could be ideal in water filtration and desalination technologies
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Scientists Introduce New Contrast Agent to Detect Ovarian Cancer Cells

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
New SPION-C595 contrast agent was introduced, designed and produced by Iranian researchers to detect and take images from ovarian cancer cells to be used in targeted magnetic resonance molecular imagi...
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A New Postal Code for Cancer: Freiburg researchers find purely chemical way to target therapeutic nano-containers to cells

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Scientists have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors: Prof. Prasad Shastri, Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and core member of the cluster of excellence...
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Shining a light on tiny polymer shapes: Visiting graduate student studies high-throughput manufacturing of precisely shaped microparticles

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Ryan Oliver, a visiting graduate student in the lab of associate professor of mechanical engineering A. John Hart, is developing a technique called maskless fluidic lithography that creates unique sha...
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Additive Manufacturing Expert Leila Ladani Joins UConn Faculty

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
As an expert in additive manufacturing at the University of Alabama, Leila Ladani fabricated new materials and characterized prototype parts for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
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FACT SHEET: U.S.-France Cooperation on Science and Technology

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
The United States and France have long collaborated on science and technology, which enhances the well-being of our citizens, promotes commercial innovation and economic growth, and advances the human...
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Nanoparticles treat muscular dystrophy in mice

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. Mice with a form of this muscle-weakening disease showed improved...
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How to make the wonder material graphene superconducting

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team...
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Leti and Partners in PIEZOMAT Project Target New Fingerprint Technology for Highly Reliable Security and ID Applications: Ultra-high Resolution Sensing Uses Vertical Piezoelectric Nanowire Matrices to Reconstruct the Smallest Features of Human Fingerpr

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution...
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Better RNA interference, inspired by nature: New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing gene...
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New live-cell printing technology works like ancient Chinese woodblocking

Nanotech-Now - February 12, 2014 - 2:32pm
With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children's rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlik...
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Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. ...

National Nanomanufacturing Network - February 12, 2014 - 10:07am
The forum's participants described nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution's effect on society and the economy. They anticipated further scientific breakthroughs that will fuel new engineering developments; continued movement into the manufacturing sector; and more intense international competition. Although limited data on international investments made comparisons difficult, participants viewed the U.S. as likely leading in nanotechnology research and development (R&D) today. At the same time, they identified several challenges to U.S. competitiveness in nanomanufacturing, such as inadequate U.S. participation and leadership in international standard setting; the lack of a national vision for a U.S. nanomanufacturing capability; some competitor nations' aggressive actions and potential investments; and funding or investment gaps in the United States (illustrated in the figure, below), which may hamper U.S. innovators' attempts to transition nanotechnology from R&D to full-scale manufacturing.

Polymer particles go acoustic

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2014 - 5:20am
Semiconducting nanostructures could make excellent photoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging
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Researching “super dust” and other materials that could reduce the cost of air and space travel

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2014 - 10:35pm
Whether researching stronger, lighter materials for use in planes and spaceships or keeping squashed insects from sticking to airplane wings, Mia Siochi's work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Vir...
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