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New Packaging Plastic that Protects as Good as Aluminum Foil

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 7, 2014 - 7:59am
Tera-Barrier Films (TBF) Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering’s (IMRE), has invented a new plastic film using a revolutionary nano-inspired process that makes the material thinner but as effective as aluminium foil in keeping air and moisture at bay. The stretchable plastic could be an alternative for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics, bridging the gap of aluminium foil and transparent oxide films.

Researchers Find Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modificat...
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Synthesis of Non-oxide Materials Applicable in Corrosive Media

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Najafabad and Shahreza Branches of Islamic Azad Universities obtained SiO2-Al2O3-C mixture at nanometric scale to synthesize non-oxide materials by precisely changing the rati...
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Iranian Scientists Improve Properties of Nano Hydroxyapatite Coatings in Implants

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian materials engineering experts studied the mechanism to increase the stability of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles' suspension by using triethanolamine (TEA) additive, its effect on the electrophor...
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Nanoclays Used to Improve Surface Properties of Paper

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers used nanoclay and calcium carbonate particles to improve surface properties of paper, including smoothness and printability, as well as optical properties of printing papers.
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Imaging technology could unlock mysteries of a childhood disease

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with unde...
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Nanocomposites Prove Efficient in Improving Mechanical Properties of Rubber

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Qom University of Technology succeeded in increasing the thermal resistant (lifetime) of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber and improving its mechanical properties...
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen: In the search for long-lasting, inexpensive rechargeable batteries, researchers develop more realistic methods to study the materials in action

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences rese...
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The world's largest graphene production plant is now operational in China

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
In July we reported that China's Ningbo Morsh Technology is establishing a new graphene production line that will have an annual capacity of 300 tons (or tens of millions of graphene films). The line...
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The University of Valencia creates a low cost thin film photovoltaic device with high energy efficiency

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2014 - 7:45am
A group of researchers led by Hendrik Bolink of the Institut de Ciència Molecular (ICMol) of the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia has developed a thin film low cost photovoltaic device wi...
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AXT and TESCAN Sponsor Joint Conference on Microscopy and Nanotechnology - ACMM23/ICONN2014

Nanotech-Now - January 4, 2014 - 8:50pm
AXT Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of microscopes and microscopy-related equipment are proud to announce that they, and their major supplier TESCAN will both be gold sponsors at the upcoming ACMM23/ICONN...
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Veteran Broadcaster Joins CNSE Executive Team, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Further Enhance the NanoCollege's Statewide Media and Marketing Efforts

Nanotech-Now - January 3, 2014 - 7:45am
CNSE VP of Strategic Communications and Public Relations Jerry Gretzinger to help advance SUNY CNSE's unique innovation, education, and economic development missions.
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A science news preview of 2014

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2014 - 10:04pm
2014 is also the International Year of Crystallography - a new campaign to raise awareness of the wonderful technique that has revealed the secrets of DNA and drug discovery. It will also promote coll...
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Polypyrrole Nanofiber Used to Determin Urea in Dialysis Patients' Blood

Nanotech-Now - January 1, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers measured urea level in blood plasma of dialysis patients by using polypyrrole nanostructured fiber through headspace solid phase microextraction.
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Biosafety of Carbon Nanotubes during Pregnancy Investigated in Iran

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
Iranian veterinary researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in association with researchers from Veterinary Faculty of Razi University of Kermanshah studied the effects of carbon nanotubes...
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A magnetic nanoparticles-based method for DNA extraction from the saliva after stroke

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
C677T polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is a risk factor for stroke. Studies have report a higher C677T homozygosity frequency in Chinese than in Europeans.
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Nanotechnology Helps Measurement of Toxic Heavy Metals in Foodstuff

Nanotech-Now - December 30, 2013 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers measured very tiny amounts of some of toxic heavy metals in water and foodstuff by using SBA-15 nanoporous compound functionalized with guanidin groups as perfect sorbent for metal...
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Edward Snowden named 2013 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award Winner

Nanotech-Now - December 28, 2013 - 7:45am
The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.
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