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Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Nano Engineered Eggshell Toughened Polylactic Acid/Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyester Flexible Polymer Blend Abstract The need for compostable alternative packaging materials is an urgent o...

In cubosomes it's their interior that counts

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Under certain conditions appropriately selected particles can form closed surfaces in liquids with surprisingly complex shapes, cutting through space by a regular network of channels. So far, we have...

Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
Many bacteria swim using flagella - long tails that are attached to tiny motors made of proteins, just tens of nanometres wide. These motors spin the flagella, which work as nanoscale propellers to dr...

Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices: University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies

Nanotech-Now - March 18, 2016 - 7:45am
With new technology getting smaller and smaller, requiring lower power, University of Cincinnati physics research points to new robust electronic technologies using quantum nanowire structures.

'Imprint control' makes better BTO films

Nanotechweb - March 18, 2016 - 4:39am
New technique may be a simple, yet powerful strategy to improve the functional properties of ferroelectric films.

Identifying Commercial Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issue a Request for Information on NNI-Supported Success Stories

InterNano Industry News - March 18, 2016 - 3:45am
he National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) are asking for examples of commercialization success stories arising from Feder...
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Nanowires bend into spirals and helical coils

Nanotechweb - March 17, 2016 - 5:13am
Harvard researchers extend “Plateau–Rayleigh” crystal growth technique to synthesize complex 1, 2 and 3D shapes.

Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The problem with having a microscopic robot propelled by a horde of tail-flailing bacteria is you never know where it's going to end up. The tiny, bio-robots, which amount to a chip coated with a "car...

Theoretical physics discovery to set the research field buzzing

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Bazinga! University of Cincinnati theoretical physicists are about to report on a controversial discovery that they say contradicts the work of researchers over the decades. The discovery concerns the...

Experimentation and largest-ever quantum simulation of a disordered system explain quantum many-particle problem

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Using some of the largest supercomputers available, physics researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have produced one of the largest simulations ever to help explain one of phy...

Injectable nanoparticle generator could radically transform metastatic cancer treatment: Landmark preclinical study cured lung metastases in 50 percent of breast cancers by making nanoparticles inside the tumor

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of investigators from Houston Methodist Research Institute may have transformed the treatment of metastatic triple negative breast cancer by creating the first drug to successfully eliminate lu...

UC team's small discovery holds big promise for cancer nanotechnology: The discovery of a new nanostructure by a team of University of Cincinnati researchers promises to advance technology used in the early detection and treatment of cancerous cells

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
When a team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati discovered a new nanostructure that showed significantly higher properties for use in technology that may allow doctors to see and destroy ca...

Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection.

CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds t...

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power: Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of...

PolyU develops novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu virus

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
PolyU's new invention utilizes an optical method called upconversion luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) process for ultrasensitive virus detection. It involves simple operational procedures...

Dr. Ellen Ochoa To Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the winner of the Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes Ochoa's career serving as a professional engineer, a shuttle astro...

OLEDs benefit from organic electron injection material

Nanotechweb - March 15, 2016 - 1:35pm
An organic radical has been successfully harnessed to improve OLED efficiency and stability for the first time.

IBS team detects hot electrons in real time: The Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions fabricated a graphene-semiconductor catalytic nanodiode for improved conductivity of graphene-based nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
From converting vehicle exhaust fumes into less harmful gases to refining petroleum, most commercial chemical applications require nanocatalysts since they can reduce the required time and costs by co...

Overlooked resistance may inflate estimates of organic-semiconductor performance: If unaccounted for, 'non-ideal' behaviors can inflate estimates of charge-carrier mobility

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
It's hardly a character flaw, but organic transistors--the kind envisioned for a host of flexible electronics devices--behave less than ideally, or at least not up to the standards set by their rigid,...