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Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Raises an Additional $29 Million (CAD), Closing 2014 Financing at $62 Million (CAD)

Nanotech-Now - February 4, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., that it has closed...
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Smartphones look for a cure for Alzheimer’s

Nanotechweb - February 4, 2015 - 7:37am
Sony has released an app that allows researchers at Stanford University to use your smartphone’s idle processing power to perform protein-folding calculations.
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Quantum-dot TVs seed a bright future

Nanotechweb - February 3, 2015 - 9:30am
Cadmium-free quantum dot technology looks set to puncture mainstream consumerism for the first time.
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Nanomaterials Used to Reduce Heat Generated by LED Panels

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman in a joint research with their counterparts from Amirkabir University of Technology produced nanostructures that can be used in LED panels...
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Leader Describes Iran's Independence as Root Cause of Bullying Powers' Enmity

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described Iran's independence as the main cause of the bullying powers' hostility towards the country, adding that Iran needs to s...
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Performance Drop in Solar Cells Prevented by Nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce solar cells that have high efficiency in the conversion of solar energy to electricity.
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Pinholes are Pitfalls for High Performance Solar Cells

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
The most popular next-generation solar cells under development may have a problem - the top layer is full of tiny pinholes, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate Univ...
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New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability: The method can change a material's electronic band gap by up to 200 percent

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one. Northwestern University's James Rondinelli uses quantum mechanical calculations to predict and design the properties of new materials by...
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Evidence mounts for quantum criticality theory: Findings bolster theory that quantum fluctuations drive strange electronic phenomena

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck Institute adds to the growing body of evidence...
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Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
Rather, it's Harper's work in the laboratory that links her to the soil. A scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Harper is doggedly researching tiny, human-made substances called nanop...
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DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect: An accessible new way to study molecular interactions could lower cost and time associated with discovering new drugs

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A complex interplay of molecular components governs almost all aspects of biological sciences - healthy organism development, disease progression, and drug efficacy are all dependent on the way life's...
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Crystal light: New light-converting materials point to cheaper, more efficient solar power: University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new solar cell and LED applications

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way f...
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Generating Möbius strips of light: Researchers experimentally produce these structures from light polarization

Nanotech-Now - February 2, 2015 - 7:45am
A collaboration of researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for li...
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Nanoantennas go fan-shaped

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2015 - 6:34am
New nanostructure improves the sensitivity of infrared spectroscopy.
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Rare polymorph grows on graphene

Nanotechweb - February 2, 2015 - 6:08am
Organic semiconductor pentacene assumes an unusual crystal structure when grown on carbon sheet.
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Why Is Google Making Synthetic Arms?

Nanotech-Now - February 1, 2015 - 4:25pm
At the health research facility where it employs more than 100 doctors and scientists, Google is working on a magnetic nanoparticle technology that could change the way we test for cancer (and potenti...
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