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Veggie juice that illuminates the gut: The medical imaging drink, developed to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal illnesses, is made of concentrated chlorophyll, the pigment that makes spinach green

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
The pigment that gives spinach and other plants their verdant color may improve doctors' ability to examine the human gastrointestinal tract.

Atomic bits despite zero-point energy? Jülich scientists explore novel ways of developing stable nanomagnets

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
So-called "zero-point energy" is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as "The Incredibles" or the TV series "Stargate Atlantis", it denot...

Setting the gold standard: UF chemistry professor is first to use light to make gold crystal nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer tre...

Researchers harness DNA as the engine of super-efficient nanomachine: New platform detects traces of everything from bacteria to viruses, cocaine and metals

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers at McMaster University have established a way to harness DNA as the engine of a microscopic "machine" they can turn on to detect trace amounts of substances that range from viruses and bac...

University of Illinois researchers demonstrate tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating m...

Nanodomains of reactive oxygen species control mitochondrial energy output: Using a new tool, researchers can study localized reactive oxygen species signals that control mitochondrial function in health and disease

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Over the years, there have been many efforts to use antioxidants to prevent or help treat various diseases and aging. While reactive oxygen species (ROS), can damage and kill cells - these molecules h...

SUNY Poly Celebrates Its 10th Year Exhibiting at SEMICON West with Cutting Edge Developments in Integrated Photonics and Power Electronics

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
SUNY Poly team at SEMICON West 2016 Conference will detail progress related to the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, and c...

Researchers improve catalyst efficiency for clean industries: Method reduces use of expensive platinum

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a way to use less platinum in chemical reactions commonly used in the clean energy, green chemicals, and automotive industries, according to a paper in Science.

On the path toward molecular robots: Scientists at Japan's Hokkaido University have developed light-powered molecular motors that repetitively bend and unbend, bringing us closer to molecular robots.

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers are working on mimicking cellular systems to develop molecular motors that can move or even deliver drugs to target tissues. Engineering such motors may ultimately lead to molecular robots...

2D perovskite solar cells break new efficiency record

Nanotechweb - July 11, 2016 - 3:01am
'Ruddlesden–Popper' devices have a photovoltaic efficiency as high as 12.52%, are photostable and resistant to heat and humidity.

CNTs and diamond spins make nanomechanical hybrid device

Nanotechweb - July 11, 2016 - 3:00am
The device could be used to make quantum logic gates based on electric spins as well as novel sensors that can detect nanoscale magnetic field changes.

'Origami' is reshaping DNA's future: Three leading researchers discuss how DNA may be used as a building material to help us develop a new generation of medicines, build electronic devices and probe the mysteries of proteins

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Ten years after its introduction, DNA origami, a fast and simple way to assemble DNA into potentially useful structures, is finally coming into its own.

Sensing trouble: A new way to detect hidden damage in bridges, roads: University of Delaware engineers devise new method for monitoring structural health

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures. With damage and defects often invisible, the search is on for systems th...

Flipping crystals improves solar-cell performance: Perovskite research team spin-casts crystals for efficient and resilient optoelectronic devices

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have t...

Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpers: Researchers at Duke University and the University of British Columbia are exploring whether surfaces can shed dirt without being subjected to fragile coatings

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2016 - 7:45am
Scalpels that never need washing. Airplane wings that de-ice themselves. Windshields that readily repel raindrops. While the appeal of a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface may be apparent, the extreme...