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DNA design that anyone can do: Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale structure made of DNA.

Viral genome sequencing in the heart of a Lassa outbreak

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
The first researchers to deploy a mobile nanopore sequencing technology to evaluate viral genomics at the height of a Lassa virus outbreak in 2018 now report their results. According to their new stud...

Physicists uncover new competing state of matter in superconducting material

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
A team of experimentalists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and theoreticians at University of Alabama Birmingham discovered a remarkably long-lived new state of matter in an iron pn...

Quantum chemistry on quantum computers: A quantum algorithm for tracking complex chemical reactions with neither performing demanding post-Hartree-Fock calculations nor exponential time explosion

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Quantum computing and quantum information processing technology have attracted attention in recently emerging fields. Among many important and fundamental issues in nowadays science, solving Schroedin...

Revealing hidden spin: Unlocking new paths toward high-temperature superconductors: Berkeley Lab researchers uncover insights into superconductivity, leading potentially to more efficient power transmission

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2019 - 7:45am
In the 1980s, the discovery of high-temperature superconductors known as cuprates upended a widely held theory that superconductor materials carry electrical current without resistance only at very lo...

New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery b...

Holey graphene as Holy Grail alternative to silicon chips

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Graphene, in its regular form, does not offer an alternative to silicon chips for applications in nanoelectronics. It is known for its energy band structure, which leaves no energy gap and no magnetic...

Study on low noise, high-performance transistors may bring innovations in electronics

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
A research study on low noise and high-performance transistors led by Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, in collaboration with researchers at Purdue U...

E-bandage generates electricity, speeds wound healing in rats

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2019 - 7:45am
Skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself. But in some cases, wounds heal very slowly or not at all, putting a person at risk for chronic pain, infection and scarring. Now, researchers have develop...

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happ...

Using sound to independently levitate a range of objects is achieved for the first time

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
This research, which has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the United Kingdom, has just been published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Natio...

Emerging trends in advanced nano-materials based electrochemical geno-sensors

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Advancement in technology is making life easier. However, innovation in nano-materials has made them important enough and now they are represented as the most promising class of new materials due to t...

Satellite study proves global quantum communication will be possible

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers in Italy have demonstrated the feasibility of quantum communications between high-orbiting global navigation satellites and a ground station, with an exchange at the single photon level ov...

Boffins manage to keep graphene qubits 'quantum coherent' for all of 55... nanoseconds: Doesn't sound very long, but it could have big implications for quantum computing

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2019 - 7:47pm
Physicists have formed qubits – quantum bits – from graphene for the first time, according to research published in Nature Nanotechnology. The applications of quantum computing are still a little h...

National Quantum Initiative Act Passes Congress

Nanotech-Now - December 29, 2018 - 7:45am
The University of Maryland, home to one of America’s leading quantum science and technology communities, suggested language and advocated for the National Quantum Initiative legislation that now has p...

Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist: UMD engineers and scientists measure previously unexamined tiny force

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers from the University of Maryland have for the first time measured an effect that was predicted more than 40 years ago, called the Casimir torque.

Disordered crystals are promising for future battery technology

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Tiny, disordered particles of magnesium chromium oxide may hold the key to new magnesium battery energy storage technology, which could possess increased capacity compared to conventional lithium-ion...

Scientists program proteins to pair exactly: Technique paves the way for the creation of protein nanomachines and for the engineering of new cell functions

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Proteins have now been designed in the lab to zip together in much the same way that DNA molecules zip up to form a double helix. The technique, whose development was led by University of Washington S...

Strem Chemicals, Inc., Receives National Performance Improvement Honor: Company Recognized for Stakeholder Communications

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Strem Chemicals, Inc., is pleased to announce it has been recognized for outstanding efforts in improving environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) at its Newburyport, MA, facility by the Soc...

Scientists use magnetic defects to achieve electromagnetic wave breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - December 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Surfers spend much of their time watching long waves come onto the shoreline as they attempt to catch one right as it begins to curve and break.