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Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process.

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
A U of T Engineering team has designed a simpler way to keep therapeutic proteins where they are needed for long periods of time. The discovery is a potential game-changer for the treatment of chronic...

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) — which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell’s protein-making machinery.

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Yale physicists have given Schrödinger's famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing.

PETA science group publishes a review on pulmonary effects of nanomaterials: Archives of Toxicology publishes a review of scientific studies on fibrotic potential of nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
A scientist from the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is the lead author of a review on pulmonary fibrosis that results from inhaling nanomaterials, which has been published in Archives of T...

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
The "Internet of Things" could make cities "smarter" by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy...

Thermal modification of wood and a complex study of its properties by magnetic resonance

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Heat treatment has proved to be an effective method of improving some of the useful properties of wood. Recent developments of the technology have allowed to achieve, among other things, increased hyd...

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete

Nanotech-Now - May 31, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints.

'Glue' in English ivy contains glycoprotein nanoparticles

Nanotechweb - May 30, 2016 - 5:45am
The climbing plant could inspire biomimetic adhesives for use in military, medical and cosmetic applications.

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Deep Space Industries, Inc. has been selected by HawkEye 360 as the satellite provider for its Pathfinder small satellite mini-constellation. This is the first step towards the launch of the full comm...

The next generation of carbon monoxide nanosensors

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
The detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in the air is a vital issue, as CO is a poisonous gas and an environmental pollutant. CO typically derives from the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, s...

Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide: New technique for probing local magnetic interactions confirms 'superexchange' model that explains how the material gets its long-range magnetic order

Nanotech-Now - May 29, 2016 - 7:45am
For nearly 60 years, scientists have been trying to determine how manganese oxide (MnO) achieves its long-range magnetic order of alternating up and down electron spins. Now, a team of scientists has...

Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable, Tricorder-like Device

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 27, 2016 - 9:58am
Ioana Patringenaru, Jacobs School of Engineering - University of California, San DiegoEngineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body.

Dual-function, Graphene-based Material Good for Aircraft, Extreme Environments

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 27, 2016 - 9:42am
Mike Williams, Senior media relations specialist - Rice UniversityRice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose.

ORNL Demonstrates Large-scale Technique to Produce Quantum Dots

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 27, 2016 - 9:33am
Ron Walli, Communications - Oak Ridge National LaboratoryA method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical applications has gained momentum with a demonstration by re

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents: Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
In our computer chips, information is transported in form of electrical charge. Electrons or other charge carriers have to be moved from one place to another. For years scientists have been working on...

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors: Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Along with being a "girl's best friend," diamonds also have remarkable properties that could make them ideal semiconductors. This is welcome news for electronics; semiconductors are needed to meet the...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems

Nanotech-Now - May 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Dartmouth College researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum systems.

Dumbbell dimers could make miniaturized nanosensors

Nanotechweb - May 27, 2016 - 5:21am
New devices could be used to study the structure of chiral molecules and biomolecules like proteins.