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NYU Tandon researcher synthesizes hybrid molecule that delivers a blow to malignant cells: Protein-gold nanoparticle hybrid assembles to carry anti-cancer drug, then disassembles for delivery

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
A new hybrid molecule developed in the lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering shows promise for treating breast cancer by serving as a "shipping container" for cytotoxic -- or cell-destroying --...

Researchers use 3-D printing to create structure with active chemistry

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Many materials - sugars, thermoplastics, glass, metals, ceramics and more -- are used to produce 3D-printed figures, typically with expensive or custom-built 3D printers.

Augusta University’s Department of Cellular Biology & Anatomy is studying exosomes using ZetaView from Particle Metrix to aid in identification of potential biomarkers

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work in the Liu Laboratory at Augusta University which is studying exosomes where size...

For rechargeable batteries that crush the competition, crush this material

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have potentially brought safer, solid-state rechargeable...

Light helps develop programmable materials

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
Light of a certain wavelength can be used to put so-called active materials into motion and control their movement. In the future, this discovery can become significant in widely different areas such...

Ruthenium nanoframes open the doors to better catalysts

Nanotech-Now - April 5, 2016 - 7:45am
The world is run by catalysts. They clean up after cars, help make fertilizers, and could be the key to better hydrogen fuel. Now, a team of chemists, led by Xiaohu Xia from Michigan Technological Uni...

The NNI Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 4, 2016 - 10:10am
Marlowe Newman, NNCO Communications DirectorThis document is a supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget request submitted to Congress on Febru

Magnetic exchange field reaches new high in 2D electron systems

Nanotechweb - April 4, 2016 - 6:04am
The large MEF induced by magnetic insulators might be used to control the spin in spintronics devices made from 2D materials.

Quinones and graphite make green battery

Nanotechweb - April 4, 2016 - 5:34am
Device could be used to store energy from renewable sources.

New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
X-rays have long been used to make pictures of tiny objects, even single atoms. Now a team of scientists has discovered a new use for X-rays at the atomic scale: using them like a radar gun to measure...

Heat and light get larger at the nanoscale: Columbia-led research team first to demonstrate a strong, non-contact heat transfer channel using light with performances that could lead to high efficiency electricity generation

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than has been pr...

Flat boron is a superconductor Rice University scientists predict 2-D material -- no longer theoretical -- has unique properties

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. In fact, it may be the only 2-D material with such potential.

Superconductivity seen in a new light

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. The study of superconductors with a high critical temperature discovered in the 1980s remains...

Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Splitting water into its hydrogen and oxygen parts may sound like science fiction, but it's the end goal of chemists and chemical engineers like Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania an...

Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution--the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision--a re...

Molecular-scale ALD discovery could have industrial-sized impact: New atomic layer deposition technique reduces waste

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
In the world of nano-scale technology, where work is conducted at the atomic level, even the smallest changes can have an enormous impact. And a new discovery by a University of Alberta materials engi...

The impact of anti-odor clothing on the environment

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Anti-odor athletic clothes containing silver nanoparticles have gained a foothold among exercise buffs, but questions have arisen over how safe and effective they are. Now scientists report in ACS' jo...

Transparent wood could one day help brighten homes and buildings

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun's rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent wood th...

Nanoscale solutions to a very large problem: NSF-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center to enable deployment of mobile, efficient water treatment and desalination systems

Nanotech-Now - April 3, 2016 - 7:45am
Water, water is everywhere, but we need more drops to drink. The primary mission of the recently founded Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center, a consortium based at Rice University...

Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives

Nanotech-Now - April 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
The past 70 years have seen the way we live and work transformed by two tiny inventions. The electronic transistor and the microchip are what make all modern electronics possible, and since their deve...