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Making invisible physics visible: The Jayich Lab has created a new sensor technology that captures nanoscale images with high spatial resolution and sensitivity

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
If using a single atom to capture high-resolution images of nanoscale material sounds like science fiction, think again. That's exactly what the Quantum Sensing and Imaging Group at UC Santa Barbar...

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 per...

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
They thereby demonstrated that this class of materials is suitable for data processing based on spin. The work has been published in the renowned periodical Physical Review B and was selected as "Edit...

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population -- and therefore an increased need for food production-- in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washi...

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which...

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers at Chalmers Univ...

Personal cooling units on the horizon

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a nan...

Exploring phosphorene, a promising new material

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Two-dimensional phosphane, a material known as phosphorene, has potential application as a material for semiconducting transistors in ever faster and more powerful computers. But there's a hitch. Many...

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes

Nanotech-Now - May 3, 2016 - 7:45am
An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from Germa...

DNA makes tiny thermometer

Nanotechweb - May 3, 2016 - 3:57am
Device could be used to measure temperature at the nanoscale.

NanoCity 2016

InterNano - Upcoming Events - May 2, 2016 - 11:11am
ConferenceTuesday, June 21, 2016 (All day)Amsterdam, the Netherlands http://www.nanocity2016.com/ NanoCity is initiated by NanoNextNL, the innovation programme on nano and micro technology in the Netherlands, and open to anyone interested in nano. Find out what's happening at the front edge, meet the brightest minds, see the latest developments, make the match, boost your business.

Researchers create a first frequency comb of time-bin entangled qubits: Discovery is a significant step toward multi-channel quantum communication and higher capacity quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics, with its counter-intuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for profound advances in the security and speed of how we...

Hybrid nanoantennas -- next-generation platform for ultradense data recording

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas. The new...

Superfast light source made from artificial atom

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
All light sources work by absorbing energy - for example, from an electric current - and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light sour...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARC-521

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR), recently filed a regulatory submission in New Zealand to begin a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of ARC-521, its RNAi-based therapeutic candidate for the treat...

The Translational Research Center at the University Hospital of Erlangen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to quantify extracellular vesicles such as exosomes

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Baur Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospita...

JPK reports on the use of a NanoWizard AFM system at the University of Kaiserslautern to study the interaction of bacteria with microstructured surfaces

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the research into the interaction of bacteria with microstructur...

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle

Nanotech-Now - May 1, 2016 - 7:09am
One of the frustrations of nanotechnology is that we generally can’t make nano materials in large quantities or at low cost, much less both. For the last five years a friend of mine has been telling m...

2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

InterNano - Upcoming Events - April 29, 2016 - 12:12pm
Workshop/TrainingThursday, May 19, 2016 (All day) to Friday, May 20, 2016 (All day)Washington, DC http://www.nano.gov/node/1574 Where: USDA Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024 Scope: The goal of this workshop is to obtain input from stakeholders – both those new to nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and those already familiar with these fields and with the NNI – regarding the vision for the second era of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, known as NNI 2.0. Participants will be invited to comment on key aspects of the 2016 NNI Strategic Plan. Topics covered may include future technical directions, implementation mechanisms, education and outreach activities, and approaches for promoting commercialization. Registration: This workshop is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register for the workshop. Agenda: Click here to view the draft agenda. Webcast: The event will be webcast for those who are unable to attend in person. Click here to register for the webcast. To view the last version of the NNI Strategic Plan, visit www.nano.gov/2014StrategicPlan.

Workshop to Shape Strategies for National Nanotechnology Initiative – NNI 2.0

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 29, 2016 - 12:07pm
Jeff Morse, Ph.D.The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has evolved over time in both structure and focus - with growing emphasis in recent years on environmental, health, and safety research, coordination am