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Solegear Further Strengthens its Product Development Team: New Hire Seeks to Create New, Disruptive, Sustainable Materials

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SGB) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sadaf Shafiei Sabet to its biopolymer engineering team.
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A new look at surface chemistry: Technique for studying the atomic structure of material surfaces holds promise for catalysis, corrosion and other critical reactions

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material has been resolved. This landmark in scientific imaging was...
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Toward nanorobots that swim through blood to deliver drugs (video)

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles migh...
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On the Surface of Polymers

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Henniker Plasma, a UK based supplier of plasma surface treatment equipment and processes, document the advantages of plasma treatment to improve adhesion on a wide range of engineering polymers.
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Deben reports on how the University of Portsmouth use in situ µXCT compressive testing to help answer how materials respond to complex loading conditions

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the µXCT in situ testing being carried out in the School of E...
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Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Additional Phase 2b Studies of Hepatitis B Candidate ARC-520

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that its Clinical Trial Application for ARC-520, its clinical candidat...
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High-tech nanofibres could help nutrients in food hit the spot

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
New research outlines how the creation of ‘nanofibres’ could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary foodstuffs.
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Dyesol Joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE), world leader in the industrialisation of Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, and Solliance are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement formalising Dyesol's ent...
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Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3-D

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They...
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Graphene heat-transfer riddle unraveled

Nanotech-Now - June 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substance -- bringing developers a step closer...
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Polymer membrane makes good nanofilter

Nanotechweb - June 18, 2015 - 6:02am
with video New ultrathin film might find applications in desalination, oil refineries and in drug manufacture.
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U.S. Government Calls for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 18, 2015 - 4:13am
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (http://www.nano.gov/about-nni/nnco) (NNCO) is pleased to highlight an important Request for Information (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/17/2015-14914/nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges-for-the-next-decade) (RFI) issued today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade: ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination. The RFI can be found online (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/17/2015-14914/nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges-for-the-next-decade)and is discussed in a White House blog post (https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/06/17/call-nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges) . Responses must be received by July 16, 2015, to be considered. As explained by Dr. Michael Meador, Director of the NNCO, the RFI is a key step in responding to the most recent assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). “PCAST specifically recommended that the Federal government launch nanotechnology grand challenges in order to focus and amplify the impact of Federal nanotechnology investments and activities.” The RFI includes a number of potential grand challenges as examples. Federal agencies participating in the NNI (http://www.nano.gov/), working with NNCO and OSTP, developed examples in the areas of health care, electronics, materials, sustainability, and product safety in order to illustrate how such grand challenges should be framed and to help stimulate the development of additional grand challenges by the wider community. The RFI seeks input from nanotechnology stakeholders including researchers in academia and industry, non-governmental organizations, scientific and professional societies, and all other interested members of the public. “We strongly encourage everyone to spread the word about this request,” adds Meador. “We are excited about this request and hope to receive suggestions for bold and exciting challenges that nanotechnology can solve.” Source: NNCO (http://www.nano.gov/node/1426)

Nonlinear mirror seen in metamaterial

Nanotechweb - June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
Researchers have observed backward phase matching in a negative index material, 10 years after the effect was first predicted.
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New Sensors Measure Blood Anti-Coagulation Drug

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2015 - 8:36am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a highly sensitive and accurate sensor which can measure a type of blood anti-coagulation drug.
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Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Congratulates Key Customer for Winning Energy Conservation Awards: Paper Manufacturer Recognized for Lowering Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, is pleased to congratulate their long-time customer, Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, a...
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Advanced Plasma Diagnostic for the Researcher

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The Hiden EQP mass spectrometer system is a pure research tool specifically derived and enhanced for the plasma researcher, providing mass and energy analysis of both positive and negative process ion...
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Representatives of 8 South American Countries Visit Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The ambassadors and charge d'affaires of 8 South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay and Mexico paid a visit to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (...
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Harris & Harris Group CEO to Speak on Bringing Early-Stage Innovations to Market at TechConnect Conference

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, will continue its support of innovation in technology and venture investing through it...
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World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright! Columbia engineers and colleagues create bright, visible light emission from one-atom thick carbon

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone's group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institut...
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A protective shield for sensitive catalysts: Hydrogels block harmful oxygen

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
An international research team has found a way of protecting sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. In the future, this could facilitate the creation of hydrogen fuel cells with molecular cata...
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