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(with movie) Energy harvesting coiled up in your favourite chair – update from innoLAE 2018

Nanotechweb - February 12, 2018 - 4:25am
Textiles present an exciting opportunity for energy scavenging thanks to developments to incorporate energy-generating devices on these flexible platforms, as presented at innoLAE 2018.

Vanadium dioxyde: A revolutionary material for tomorrow's electronics: Phase-chance switch can now be performed at higher temperatures

Nanotech-Now - February 11, 2018 - 7:45am
First came the switch. Then the transistor. Now another innovation stands to revolutionize the way we control the flow of electrons through a circuit: vanadium dioxide (VO2). A key characteristic of t...

Round-the-clock power from smart bowties

Nanotech-Now - February 9, 2018 - 7:47am
Most sunlight striking the Earth is absorbed by its surfaces, oceans and atmosphere. As a result of this warming, infrared radiation is emitted constantly all around us--estimated to be millions of Gi...

Low-energy states could be secret to perovskites’ success

Nanotechweb - February 9, 2018 - 6:24am
Single-particle measurements provide a much more accurate picture of the behaviour of these materials.

Measuring the temperature of two-dimensional materials at the atomic level

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that will allow engineers to design...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss its financial results for the fis...

Leti Presents Optical-Equipment Curving Technology that Improves Performance, Cuts Costs: ‘Disruptive Approach’ for Imaging Applications Presented in Paper At Photonics West and Demonstrated in Leti’s Booth

Nanotech-Now - February 8, 2018 - 7:47am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has developed a new curving technology for optical sensors and micro-displays that improves performance, enhances field of view and compensates for aberrations...

Magnetic skyrmions could make storage bits for next-generation memories

Nanotechweb - February 8, 2018 - 5:27am
Researchers succeed in electrically detecting the quasiparticles in metallic multilayers at room temperature for the first time.

Insulator layers give optical rectennas a boost

Nanotechweb - February 8, 2018 - 5:22am
Devices are now more efficient at converting heat and light into electricity and are stable in air for the first time.

Quantum algorithm could help AI think faster: Researchers in Singapore, Switzerland and the UK present a quantum speed-up for machine learning

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
One of the ways that computers 'think' is by analysing relationships within large sets of data. An international team has shown that quantum computers can do one such analysis faster than classical co...

Joseph N. Pelton named 2017 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.

Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials’

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Anderson light localization in biological nanostructures of native silk Seung Ho Choi1†, Seong-Wan Kim2†, Zahyun Ku3†, Michelle A. Visbal-Onufrak1, Seong-Ryul Kim2, Kwang-Ho Choi2, Hakseok Ko4,5...

NTU scientists create customizable, fabric-like power source for wearable electronics

Nanotech-Now - February 7, 2018 - 7:45am
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.

Magnetic Josephson Junctions could help make artificial brains

Nanotechweb - February 5, 2018 - 4:09am
A new form of neuromorphic synapse operates just like its biological counterpart while being faster and more energy efficient.

Leti Invents Lens-Free Technology for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Spinal Meningitis: Presentation at Photonics West Outlines New Microscope Technology that Provides Accurate Results without Time-Consuming, Manual Cell Counting

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti, a research institute at CEA Tech, has invented a lens-free microscope technology that provides point-of-care diagnosis for spinal meningitis. Outlined in a paper presented at Photonics West, the...

Diamonds show promise for spintronic devices: New experiments demonstrate the potential for diamond as a material for spintronics

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
Conventional electronics rely on controlling electric charge. Recently, researchers have been exploring the potential for a new technology, called spintronics, that relies on detecting and controlling...

Weak hydrogen bonds key to strong, tough infrastructure: Rice University lab simulates polymer-cement composites to find strongest, toughest materials

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2018 - 7:45am
The right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites is critical to making strong, tough and ductile infrastructure material, according to Rice University scientists who want to mimic the...

Smart skin sensing density exceeds a fingertip - update from innoLAE 2018

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 9:50am
Smart skin made from piezotronic ZnO nanowire has more than 20 times more devices per square centimetre than the number of mechanical receptors in a human finger, as reported at innoLAE 2018.

Nanoparticles power up a storm

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 8:58am
Aerosol particles smaller than 50 nm in size influence weather much more than previously thought.

Grey tin: when one layer makes all the difference

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2018 - 8:46am
Researchers find a candidate material that could make up full nanoelectronic devices.