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Nanowires bend into spirals and helical coils

Nanotechweb - March 17, 2016 - 5:13am
Harvard researchers extend “Plateau–Rayleigh” crystal growth technique to synthesize complex 1, 2 and 3D shapes.

Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The problem with having a microscopic robot propelled by a horde of tail-flailing bacteria is you never know where it's going to end up. The tiny, bio-robots, which amount to a chip coated with a "car...

Theoretical physics discovery to set the research field buzzing

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Bazinga! University of Cincinnati theoretical physicists are about to report on a controversial discovery that they say contradicts the work of researchers over the decades. The discovery concerns the...

Experimentation and largest-ever quantum simulation of a disordered system explain quantum many-particle problem

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Using some of the largest supercomputers available, physics researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced one of the largest simulations ever to help explain one of phy...

Injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic cancer treatment: Landmark preclinical study cured lung metastases in 50 percent of breast cancers by making nanoparticles inside the tumor

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lu...

UC team's small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology: The discovery of a new nanostructure by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers promises to advance technology used in the early detection and treatment of cancerous cells

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
When a team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati discovered a new nanostructure that showed significantly higher properties for use in technology that may allow doctors to see and destroy ca...

Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection.

CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds t...

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power: Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of...

PolyU develops novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu virus

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
PolyU's new invention utilizes an optical method called upconversion luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) process for ultrasensitive virus detection. It involves simple operational procedures...

Dr. Ellen Ochoa To Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the winner of the Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes Ochoa's career serving as a professional engineer, a shuttle astro...

OLEDs benefit from organic electron injection material

Nanotechweb - March 15, 2016 - 1:35pm
An organic radical has been successfully harnessed to improve OLED efficiency and stability for the first time.

IBS team detects hot electrons in real time: The Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions fabricated a graphene-semiconductor catalytic nanodiode for improved conductivity of graphene-based nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
From converting vehicle exhaust fumes into less harmful gases to refining petroleum, most commercial chemical applications require nanocatalysts since they can reduce the required time and costs by co...

Overlooked resistance may inflate estimates of organic-semiconductor performance: If unaccounted for, 'non-ideal' behaviors can inflate estimates of charge-carrier mobility

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
It's hardly a character flaw, but organic transistors--the kind envisioned for a host of flexible electronics devices--behave less than ideally, or at least not up to the standards set by their rigid,...

Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not e...

Chinese scientists realize quantum simulation of the Unruh effect

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics and relativity theory are two pillars of modern physics. With their amalgamation, many novel phenomena have been identified. For example, the Unruh effect [1] is one of the most sign...

Experiment shows magnetic chips could dramatically increase computing's energy efficiency

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level...

A nanoparticle does double duty, imaging and treating atherosclerosis

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Self-therapeutic HDL mimicking nanoparticles for detection of atherosclerotic plaques Abstract Plaque build up inside arteries due to excessive cholesterol deposition is the hallmark of...

Nanomotors could help electronics fix themselves

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Self-Propelled Nanomotors Autonomously Seek and Repair Cracks Abstract Biological self-healing involves the autonomous localization of healing agents at the site of damage. Herein, we d...

The 'great smoky dragon' of quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Since the 17th century, science was intrigued by the nature of light. Isaac Newton was certain that it consists of a stream of particles. His contemporary Christiaan Huygens, however, argued that ligh...