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Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria: New technology can clean water twice as fast as commercially available ultrafiltration membranes

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
More than one in 10 people in the world lack basic drinking water access, and by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas, which is why access to clean water is one...

Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 5, 2019

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year financial results after market close on February 5, 2019...

ULVAC Inc., and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology collaborate to bring Atomic Scale Processing solutions to the Japanese Power and RF markets

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Leading semiconductor equipment solution providers, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (a trading name of Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools Limited, Tubney, Oxford, UK) and ULVAC Inc., (Chigas...

Kiel physicists discover new effect in the interaction of plasmas with solids

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Plasmas - hot gases consisting of chaotically-moving electrons, ions, atoms and molecules - can be found inside of stars, but they are also artificially created using special equipment in the laborato...

Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
LED lights and monitors, and quality solar panels were born of a revolution in semiconductors that efficiently convert energy to light or vice versa. Now, next-generation semiconducting materials are...

Light up logic: Engineers from UTokyo and RIKEN perform computational logic with light

Nanotech-Now - January 24, 2019 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers performed logic operations -- the basis of computation -- with a chemical device using electric fields and ultraviolet light. The device and the pioneering methods used...

Nanobiotix Plans to Conduct Registered Public Offering in the United States

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
NANOBIOTIX SA (Euronext : NANO – ISIN : FR0011341205) announced today that it plans to conduct a registered public offering of its ordinary shares, including in the form of American Depositary Shares...

Power stations driven by light: More efficient solar cells imitate photosynthesis

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
The smallest building blocks within the power stations of organisms which get their energy directly from the sun are basically miniature reactors surrounded by collectors which capture photons and for...

Drilling speed increased by 20% – yet another upgrade in the oil & gas sector made possible by graphene nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
As is well known in the oil industry, one of the most common reasons for drilling tools breaking down is failure of rubber polymer. A leading producer of oil industry equipment in China has found that...

Chirality in 'real-time'

Nanotech-Now - January 20, 2019 - 7:45am
In nature, certain molecules with the same chemical composition, can exist in two different shapes that are mirrors images of each other, much like our hands. This property is known as "chirality" and...

2D materials may enable electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers.

New materials could help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
New research could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Media invited to open meeting on the future of quantum technology held at RIT Jan. 23-25: Leaders from NASA, NSF, NIST and Sandia National Laboratory to attend

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
An international conference on quantum science and technology is expected to draw more than a hundred leading scientists and engineers to Rochester Institute of Technology this month in response to a...

Spintronics 'miracle material' put to the test: Physicists build devices using mineral perovskite

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia's Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of transistors or diodes or h...

Cartilage could be key to safe 'structural batteries'

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
-Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a University of Michigan professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a "structural battery" prototype that i...

Chemical synthesis of nanotubes: Nanometer-sized tubes made from simple benzene molecules

Nanotech-Now - January 18, 2019 - 7:45am
For the first time, researchers used benzene - a common hydrocarbon - to create a novel kind of molecular nanotube, which could lead to new nanocarbon-based semiconductor applications.

Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists from the University of Bath (UK) and Northwestern University (USA) have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than curre...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Begins Dosing in Phase 1 Study of ARO-ANG3 for Treatment of Dyslipidemias and Metabolic Diseases

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has dosed the first subjects in a Phase 1 clinical study of ARO-ANG3, an RNAi-based investigational medicine targeting angiopoieti...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-APOC3 for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has filed an application for approval to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARO-APOC3, an RNAi-based investigational medicine targe...

Nanometrics to Participate in the 21st Annual Needham Growth Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to participate in the 21st Annual Needham Growth C...