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Theorists smooth the way to modeling quantum friction: New paradigm offers a strategy for solving one of quantum mechanics' oldest problems

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Theoretical chemists at Princeton University have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle's environment drags on it, a vexing problem in quantum mechanics since the birth...

We’ll Leave the Lights On For You: Photonics advances allow us to be seen across the universe, with major implications for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, says UC Santa Barbara physicist Philip Lubin - See more at: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Looking up at the night sky — expansive and seemingly endless, stars and constellations blinking and glimmering like jewels just out of reach — it’s impossible not to wonder: Are we alone?

The CEA Announces Expanded Collaboration with Intel to Advance Cutting-edge Research and Innovation in Key Digital Areas

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
The CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) and Intel are boosting their collaboration through a new R & D agreement signed in Paris on Thursday 12 May. This collaboration, extended to several key areas in dig...

Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material cre...

Scientists create novel 'liquid wire' material inspired by spiders' capture silk: Secret of always-taut spider threads inspires new material

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Why doesn't a spider's web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to new research by an international team of scientists, lies in the physics behind a 'hyb...

Unveiling the electron's motion in a carbon nanocoil: Development of a precise resistivity measurement system for quasi-one-dimensional nanomaterials using a focused ion beam

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Carbon nanocoils (CNCs) are an exotic class of low-dimensional nanocarbons whose helical shape may make them suitable for applications such as microwave absorbers and various mechanical components suc...

This 'nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
The future of movies and manufacturing may be in 3-D, but electronics and photonics are going 2-D; specifically, two-dimensional semiconducting materials.

UW researchers unleash graphene 'tiger' for more efficient optoelectronics

Nanotech-Now - May 19, 2016 - 7:45am
In the quest to harvest light for electronics, the focal point is the moment when photons -- light particles -- encounter electrons, those negatively-charged subatomic particles that form the basis of...

AFM helps identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Nanotechweb - May 19, 2016 - 1:52am
Atomic force microscopy measurements show that the interactions between a protein known as fibrinogen and erythrocytes are modified in people with chronic heart failure.

Perovskite solar cells heal in the dark

Nanotechweb - May 19, 2016 - 1:35am
New result could help in the future commercialization of these devices.

A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics: Nanotechnology improves holographic capabilities by encoding light polarization

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Holograms are a ubiquitous part of our lives. They are in our wallets -- protecting credit cards, cash and driver's licenses from fraud -- in grocery store scanners and biomedical devices.

Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
This article illustrates the mechanism and regulation of hemostasis, provides information on nanoparticle action on hemostasis and describes concept and limitations of in vitro assays in the assessmen...

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it: An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they emit by manipulating detection

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious.

Physicists measure van der Waals forces of individual atoms for the first time

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in measuring the very weak van der Waals forces between individual atoms for the first time. To do this, they f...

Iran Starts Exporting Nano Products to South Korea

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced that the country has exported its first nano product to South Korea.

Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (video)

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Treating a disease without causing side effects is one of the big promises of nanoparticle technology. But fulfilling it remains a challenge. One of the obstacles is that researchers have a hard time...

Scientists take a major leap toward a 'perfect' quantum metamaterial: Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers lead study that uses trapped atoms in an artificial crystal of light

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists have devised a way to build a "quantum metamaterial"--an engineered material with exotic properties not found in nature--using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of l...

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets: Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies

Nanotech-Now - May 17, 2016 - 7:45am
•Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies •Traditional touchscreen material is facing supply shortfall, as well as being unfit for flexible dev...