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Getting a charge from changes in humidity

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering...
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MITRE-Harvard Team’s Ultra-tiny Nanocomputer May Point the Way to Further Miniaturization in Industry

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminen...
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New boron nanomaterial may be possible

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner. In the lab and on supercomputers, chemical engineers have determined that a unique arrangement of 36 boron atoms i...
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DNA-built nanostructures safely target, image cancer tumors

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying mark...
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More Nanodiamonds in Recent Millenia Found: OU-led Study in Oklahoma Panhandle Finds Additional Active Process Producing High Concentrations of Nanodiamonds in Recent Millennia

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
In a University of Oklahoma-led study, researchers discovered an additional active process, not excluding an extraterrestrial event, that may have led to high concentrations of nanodiamonds in Younger...
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Nanometrics to Present at the Stifel 2014 Technology, Internet & Media Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced that Dr. Timothy Stultz, president and chief executive officer,...
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Controlled Spraying Resolves Main Problems in Nanostructured Thermal Barrier Coatings

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from the Department of Materials Engineering, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology designed and optimized various parameters of nanostructured coatings and succeeded in the produc...
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Iran Produces 1st Anti-Cancer Nano Drug

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian scientists have developed the country's first anti-cancer drug using nanotechnology, an official announced on Saturday.
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Research could bring new devices that control heat flow

Nanotech-Now - January 28, 2014 - 7:45am
Phonon Lateral Confinement Enables Thermal Rectification in Asymmetric Single-Material Nanostructures Yan Wang,†,‡ Ajit Vallabhaneni,†,‡ Jiuning Hu,‡,§ Bo Qiu,†,‡ Yong P. Chen,‡,§,&#874...
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Nanotube NEMS controls electron-phonon coupling

Nanotechweb - January 27, 2014 - 5:20am
Ultraclean device allows researchers to study one of the most fundamental interactions in solid-state physics
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Agilent Technologies Installs Atomic Force Microscope with Scanning Microwave Microscopy Capabilities at Cambridge Graphene Centre

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the recent installation of an Agilent 5600LS atomic force microscope at the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) in the United Kingdom. The CGC, one of t...
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Material Developed by UC San Diego Engineers Could Speed Up Underwater Communications by Orders of Magnitude

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical comm...
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Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors: Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals.

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT.
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Mexican university designs catalysts with nanotechnology to reduce vehicular pollution

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Maya Mexican oil type has up to 30 parts per million of sulfur, labeling it as heavy oil, meaning, too pollutant for the environment when used as raw material for fuels. Looking to reduce the national...
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A new wrinkle in the control of waves: Flexible materials could provide new ways to control sound and light

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Flexible, layered materials textured with nanoscale wrinkles could provide a new way of controlling the wavelengths and distribution of waves, whether of sound or light. The new method, developed by r...
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Carbon dioxide paves the way to unique nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
In common perception, carbon dioxide is just a greenhouse gas, one of the major environmental problems of mankind. For Warsaw chemists CO2 became, however, something else: a key element of reactions a...
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Molecules as circuits

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
Silicon-based electronics has certain limits, in the physical sense of the word: this type of circuit can never become "nano" because of the physical laws governing the flow of electrons. This imposes...
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When nanotechnology meets quantum physics in one dimension: New experiment supports long-predicted "Luttinger liquid" model

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
How would electrons behave if confined to a wire so slender they could pass through it only in single-file? The question has intrigued scientists for more than half a century. In 1950, Japanese Nob...
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CPI presents ultra‐flexible OTFT device array suitable for foldable AMOLED displays of the future

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has developed novel backplane fabrication processes to allow the bending of Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFT) arrays to small radii (1 mm) without a signific...
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NEI Corporation Introduces Prototyping Service for Electrospinning of Fibers

Nanotech-Now - January 25, 2014 - 7:45am
NEI Corporation announced today a new service for producing nanoscale and microscale fibers through electrospinning. NEI is offering its knowledge and expertise in helping to transition concepts into...
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