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Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology: Researchers study the properties of a novel material, described in the journal 'AIP Advances,' that could help build high heat-tolerant supercapacitors

Nanotech-Now - January 21, 2014 - 7:45am
The capacitors of electronic circuits function something like batteries - storing electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices like camera flashes. So-called "supercapacitors" take th...
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Production of Catalyst for Steam Reforming of Methane

Nanotech-Now - January 21, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Kashan University produced a catalyst based on magnesium oxide nano-crystals that in addition to having high activity and stability has very high resistance against carbon for...
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NanoMech Announces New Global Campus

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 20, 2014 - 4:55am
New Factory Creates Robust Technology Industrial Presence in Arkansas Springdale, Ark. (January 15, 2014) – Today NanoMech announced it has purchased its existing factory and will build an adjoining state-of-the-art facility in east Springdale. The approximate 25,000 square foot building will triple the size of current operations and will serve as the company’s world headquarters. “NanoMech is a global nanomanufacturing company founded right here in Northwest Arkansas,” said NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips. “The new factory and expanded headquarters will provide for approximately 25-50 new jobs for world-class scientists and support staff. The space will also allow us to meet current demand for our products while advancing ongoing research and development efforts. This state-of-the-art, smart manufacturing facility and laboratories will further position our products and scientists as some of the best and most innovative in the world.”

Natural 3D Counterpart to Graphene Discovered: Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Find New Form of Quantum Matter

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene - the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon - promises exciting new...
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NANOPOSTER 2014 - 4th Virtual Nanotechnology Poster Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2014 - 7:45am
The 4th Virtual Nanotechnology Poster Conference is here.Check the report about NANOPOSTER 2012, 2013 and join the virtual event in 2014. NANOPOSTER 2014 is the easiest and cheapest way to find new pa...
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Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2014 - 7:45am
A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented...
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Discovery of quantum vibrations in 'microtubules' corroborates theory of consciousness

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2014 - 7:45am
A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain...
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Researchers 'detune' a molecule: Rice University experiment shows how to soften atomic bonds in a buckyball

Nanotech-Now - January 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have found they can control the bonds between atoms in a molecule.
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Raman scattering gives bioimaging a boost

Nanotechweb - January 17, 2014 - 6:01am
New findings could help improve medical imaging techniques based on secondary light emission from plasmonic nanostructures
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Surface writing produces optical waveguides

Nanotechweb - January 16, 2014 - 9:04am
Focused laser beam can be used to tailor the refractive index of titania nanotubes
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Dongbu HiTek Supplies CCTV Image Sensors to Brigates: Korean specialty foundry supplies CCTV sensor chips to Chinese fabless company; D1 resolution CMOS image sensor chips now shipping

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Dongbu HiTek today announced that it has begun supplying CCTV image sensors to Brigates, Inc, a fabless Chinese company specializing in the development of image sensors for surveillance applications....
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Top-10 Brookhaven Lab Breakthroughs of 2013

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
2013 was a banner year for science at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory from our contributions to Nobel Prize-winning research to new insights into catalysts, superconduct...
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Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 4, 2014

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results after mark...
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Gold nanoparticles help to develop a new method for tracking viruses

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the Nanoscience Center (NSC) of University of Jyväskylä in Finland have developed a novel method to study enterovirus structures and their functions. The method will help to obtain new...
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Layered security: Carbon nanotubes promise improved flame-resistant coating

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanot...
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New Type of Nanosorbent Synthesized for Selective Extraction of Medicines

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University of Hamedan succeeded in introducing and synthesizing a sorbent for selective extraction of drugs by using naproxen drug as a model.
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A Deeper Look at Interfaces: Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Develop New Technique for Probing Subsurface Electronic Structure

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
"The interface is the device," Nobel laureate Herbert Kroemer famously observed, referring to the remarkable properties to be found at the junctures where layers of different materials meet. In today'...
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TESCAN Introduce Automated Loading System for SEM-Based Minerals Analyser

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
AXT Pty Ltd, TESCAN's agent in Australia and New Zealand are excited to announce that they have recently added an automated sample loading accessory for the TESCAN Integrated Minerals Analyzer or TIMA...
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Green Earth Nano Science Inc. Signed Licensing Agreement with Czech Republic Company AIRnano S.r.o.

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
Green Earth Nano Science has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with AIRnano s.r.o. for Czech and Slovak Republics to bring into local markets self-cleaning nanocoatings, biodegradable cleaner...
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New patent mapping system helps find innovation pathways

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2014 - 7:45am
What's likely to be the "next big thing?" What might be the most fertile areas for innovation? Where should countries and companies invest their limited research funds? What technology areas are a com...
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