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Multigene–profiling nanoplatform detects circulating tumour cells

Nanotechweb - December 29, 2016 - 9:11am
New blood test could be a promising alternative to patient biopsies, which are difficult or impossible to perform in some cases.

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures: New technique leverages controlled interactions across surfaces to create self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Building nanomaterials with features spanning just billionths of a meter requires extraordinary precision. Scaling up that construction while increasing complexity presents a significant hurdle to the...

New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Traditional computer memory, known as DRAM, uses electric fields to store information. In DRAM, the presence or absence of an electric charge is indicated either by number 1 or number 0. Unfortunately...

Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative energy source to overcome our reliance on carbon-based fuels, and has the benefit of producing only water when it is reacted with oxygen. However, hydrogen is h...

Going green with nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2016 - 7:45am
Nanotechnology offers many chances to benefit the environment and health. It can be applied to save raw materials and energy, develop enhanced solar cells and more efficient rechargeable batteries and...

Highlights of 2016

Nanotechweb - December 27, 2016 - 9:53am
We look at some of the most exciting research coverage on nanotechweb.org over the past year.

Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Magnetic nanovortices, so-called "skyrmions", count among the most promising candidates for the future of information technology.

Harris & Harris Group Announces a Proposed Strategic Restructuring

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
Fellow Shareholders: The purpose of this letter is to share with you a proposed plan for a strategic restructuring that we believe has the opportunity to unlock value for our shareholders. Specific...

First use of graphene to detect cancer cells: System able to detect activity level of single interfaced cell

Nanotech-Now - December 27, 2016 - 7:45am
What can't graphene do? You can scratch "detect cancer" off of that list. By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differen...

Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets: New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2016 - 7:45am
Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They've found a wide variety of applic...

'Butterfly' magnetoresistance seen in nonmagnetic Dirac material

Nanotechweb - December 23, 2016 - 7:50am
New findings could help in the development of “fermitronic” devices for high-speed electronics and optics.

New graphene-based system could help us see electrical signaling in heart and nerve cells: Berkeley-Stanford team creates a system to visualize faint electric fields

Nanotech-Now - December 23, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have enlisted the exotic properties of graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, to function like the film of an incredibly sensitive camera system in visually mapping tiny electric field...

An invisible electrode

InterNano Industry News - December 23, 2016 - 4:45am
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