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Black (nano)gold combat climate change

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Global warming is a serious threat to the planet and the living beings. One of the main cause of global warming is the increase in the atmospheric CO2 level. The main source of this CO2 is from the bu...

Ultra-small nanoprobes could be a leap forward in human-machine interfaces

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Machine enhanced humans - or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction - could be one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research from the University of Surrey and Harvard University.

Spontaneous synchronisation achieved at the nanoscale

Nanotech-Now - July 12, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group have led a research which synchronised for the first time a couple of optomechanical oscillators. This work sets a solid basis for...

Imprinted spheres fight breast cancer: Inhibition of HER2 on tumor cells by molecularly imprinted nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2019 - 7:45am
A particularly aggressive, metastasizing form of cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer, may be treated with nanoscopic particles "imprinted" with specific binding sites for the receptor molecule HER2. A...

Super-resolution microscopy illuminates associations between chromosomes

Nanotech-Now - July 10, 2019 - 7:45am
Thanks to super-resolution microscopy, scientists have now been able to unambiguously identify physical associations between human chromosomes. The findings have brought to light a new understanding t...

New study shows nanoscale pendulum coupling

Nanotech-Now - July 6, 2019 - 7:45am
In 1665, Lord Christiaan Huygens found that two pendulum clocks, hung in the same wooden structure, oscillated spontaneously and perfectly in line but in opposite directions: the clocks oscillated in...

Researchers reach milestone in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors.

Picosun accelerates growth with a notable Finnish investment

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Finnish investors make significant investments in Picosun, a manufacturer of ALD equipment, increasing the company’s share capital by 12 million euros. New investors are CapMan Growth fund, Finnish In...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Fast Track Designation for ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to ARO-AAT, the company’s second generation subcutaneo...

3D body mapping could identify, treat organs, cells damaged from medical conditions

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Sensor-Instrumented Scaffold Integrated with Microporous Sponge-Like Ultra-Buoy for Long-Term 3D Mapping of Cellular Behaviors and Functions Hyungjun Kim, Min Ku Kim, Hanmin Jang, Bongjoong...

Nanometrics and Rudolph Technologies to Jointly Participate in the 11th Annual CEO Investor Summit 2019

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and software analytics, and Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RTEC), a leading provider of semiconduct...

New technology gives insight into how nanomaterials form and grow: Researchers examine ‘living’ nanomaterials for first time

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
•Researcher: ‘Until now, we could only look at ‘dead,’ static nanomaterials’ •New technology could revolutionize nanoscience similar to how live cell imaging revolutionized biology •Team used new te...

CEA’s Precise Localization Technology Boosts Quality Control & Efficiency in Desoutter Tools: Algorithm and Embedded Receptors in Desoutter’s Electric & Power Tools Deliver Real-Time Monitoring & Help Meet Industry 4.0 Goals

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2019 - 7:45am
Desoutter Industrial Tools and CEA-Leti today announced a precise, new indoor-location system that enables factories to monitor tools in real time and help manage their use by workers to improve effic...

Research Reveals Exotic Quantum States in Double-Layer Graphene: Findings shed new light on the nature of electron interactions in quantum systems and establish a potential new platform for future quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - June 30, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers from Brown and Columbia Universities have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial. These new states,...

Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level

Nanotech-Now - June 30, 2019 - 7:45am
Before designing the next generation of soft materials, researchers must first understand how they behave during rapidly changing deformation. In a new study, researchers challenged previous assumptio...

Nanometrics and Rudolph Announce Merger Agreement to Create a Premier Semiconductor Process Control Company

Nanotech-Now - June 30, 2019 - 7:45am
Complementary products and increased scale will benefit consolidated customer base Combination increases served available market (SAM) opportunity to approximately $3B Global Scale: accelerates...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4)

Nanotech-Now - June 28, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that as an inducement to entering into employment with the Company, on June 14, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors...

'Nanoemulsion' gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin: Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients

Nanotech-Now - June 28, 2019 - 7:45am
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Such emulsions are similar to the mixture that forms w...

Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction: Phosphorene shows efficiency promise

Nanotech-Now - June 28, 2019 - 7:45am
A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells (PSCs).

Ice lithography: opportunities and challenges in 3D nanofabrication

Nanotech-Now - June 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Nanotechnology and nanoscience are enabled by nanofabrication. Electron-beam lithography (EBL), which makes patterns down to a few nanometers, is one of the fundamental pillars of nanofabrication. In...