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Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarines: Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Though they're not quite ready for boarding a lá "Fantastic Voyage," nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy.

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company, D-Wave Systems, Announces Multi-Year Agreement With Lockheed Martin

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., announced that it has entered...

Arrowhead Late-Breaking Clinical Data Shows that ARC-520 Can Produce Deep and Durable Reductions of Hepatitis B Viral Antigens and DNA

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, presented data from a Phase 2a clinical study at The AASLD Liver Meeting 2015® demonst...

Reviews of Modern Physics highlights recent research on Spin Hall effects

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
ICREA Prof Sergio O. Valenzuela, Group Leader at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), is among the 5 authors of a review article highlighted on the cover of the journal Revi...

Researchers design and patent graphene biosensors: The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is patenting biosensor chips based on graphene, graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes that will improve the analysis of biochemical reactions and accelerate th

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Graphene is the first truly two-dimensional crystal, which was obtained experimentally and investigated regarding its unique chemical and physical properties. In 2010, two MIPT alumni, Andre Geim and...

Photons on a chip set new paths for secure communications

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne have helped crack the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of qu...

Quantum Dots Have Good News about Higher Efficiency in Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers studied the effect of using quantum dots in the structure of solar cells on the efficiency of the equipment.

Arrowhead Presents Data Showing Robust Sustained Anti-viral Effects with ARC-520 in Hepatitis B Infected Chimpanzees

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, presents data at the AASLD Liver Meeting 2015® in an oral presentation and a poster sh...

Imitating synapses of the human brain could lead to smarter electronics

Nanotech-Now - November 17, 2015 - 7:45am
Making a computer that learns and remembers like a human brain is a daunting challenge. The complex organ has 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections -- or synapses -- that can grow stronger o...

Metal oxide thin films make wearable biosensors

Nanotechweb - November 16, 2015 - 5:28am
Devices could be used in non-invasive health monitoring applications.

Snake venom could make surgery safer for patients on blood thinners

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood...

Researchers detail how to control shape, structure of DNA and RNA

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
“Characterization of Nucleic Acid Compaction with Histone-Mimic Nanoparticles through All-Atom Molecular Dynamics” Authors: Jessica A. Nash, Abhishek Singh, Nan K. Li, and Yaroslava G. Ying...

NIST team proves 'spooky action at a distance' is really real

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, "spooky actions at a distance," as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Superconductor survives ultra-high magnetic field

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Physicists from the universities of Groningen and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Hong Kong have discovered that transistors made of ultrathin layers molybdeendisulfide (MoS2) are not only superconduct...

Iranian Company Mass-Produces Self-Cleaning Nanopaints

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The Iranian Enterprise, Nilifam Rei, produced and presented to the market water-based self-cleaning nanopaints in industrial scale.

Dendrimer technology gets a grip on cell proteins, could improve cancer treatment

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Time-resolved proteomic visualization of dendrimer cellular entry and trafficking Linna Wang 1; Li Yang 1; Li Pan 2; Naveen Reddy Kadasala 3; Liang Xue 1; Robert J. Schuster 2; Laurie L. Parker 2;...

New class of materials for organic electronics: Joint project details charge transport in polymeric carbon nitride for first time

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Polymeric carbon nitrides are organic compounds synthesised to form a yellow powder of a myriad of nanocrystals. The crystalline structure resembles that of graphite because the carbon nitride groups...

Light wave technique an advance for optical research

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
RMIT University researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics

Strong odour challenge of mercaptans

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
NHC Catalytic system, developed in the Ananikov laboratory, targeted on alternative technology of chemical utilization of organic sulfur species from crude oil (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01815).

Breakthrough in superconducting materials opens new path to fusion: New high-temperature superconducting materials are also compatible with high magnetic fields

Nanotech-Now - November 15, 2015 - 7:45am
In fusion reactor designs, superconductors (which suffer no resistive power loss) are used to generate the magnetic fields that confine the 100 million degree C plasma. While increasing magnetic field...