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CCNY research team in molecular breakthrough

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Reducing a barrier that generally hinders the easy generation of new molecules, a team led by City College of New York chemist Mahesh K. Lakshman has devised a method to cleave generally inert bonds t...

MIT develops nontoxic way of generating portable power: Battery substitutes produce current by burning fuel-coated carbon nanotubes like a fuse

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
The batteries that power the ubiquitous devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of...

PolyU develops novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu virus

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
PolyU's new invention utilizes an optical method called upconversion luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) process for ultrasensitive virus detection. It involves simple operational procedures...

Dr. Ellen Ochoa To Receive the National Space Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service

Nanotech-Now - March 16, 2016 - 7:45am
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is the winner of the Society's 2016 Space Pioneer Award for Non-Legislative Government Service. This award recognizes Ochoa's career serving as a professional engineer, a shuttle astro...

OLEDs benefit from organic electron injection material

Nanotechweb - March 15, 2016 - 1:35pm
An organic radical has been successfully harnessed to improve OLED efficiency and stability for the first time.

IBS team detects hot electrons in real time: The Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions fabricated a graphene-semiconductor catalytic nanodiode for improved conductivity of graphene-based nanostructures

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
From converting vehicle exhaust fumes into less harmful gases to refining petroleum, most commercial chemical applications require nanocatalysts since they can reduce the required time and costs by co...

Overlooked resistance may inflate estimates of organic-semiconductor performance: If unaccounted for, 'non-ideal' behaviors can inflate estimates of charge-carrier mobility

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
It's hardly a character flaw, but organic transistors--the kind envisioned for a host of flexible electronics devices--behave less than ideally, or at least not up to the standards set by their rigid,...

Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists from the universities of Basel and Fribourg have shown that special artificial liposomes do not e...

Chinese scientists realize quantum simulation of the Unruh effect

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Quantum mechanics and relativity theory are two pillars of modern physics. With their amalgamation, many novel phenomena have been identified. For example, the Unruh effect [1] is one of the most sign...

Experiment shows magnetic chips could dramatically increase computing's energy efficiency

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can operate with the lowest fundamental level...

A nanoparticle does double duty, imaging and treating atherosclerosis

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Self-therapeutic HDL mimicking nanoparticles for detection of atherosclerotic plaques Abstract Plaque build up inside arteries due to excessive cholesterol deposition is the hallmark of...

Nanomotors could help electronics fix themselves

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Title Self-Propelled Nanomotors Autonomously Seek and Repair Cracks Abstract Biological self-healing involves the autonomous localization of healing agents at the site of damage. Herein, we d...

The 'great smoky dragon' of quantum physics

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Since the 17th century, science was intrigued by the nature of light. Isaac Newton was certain that it consists of a stream of particles. His contemporary Christiaan Huygens, however, argued that ligh...

INRS takes giant step forward in generating optical qubits

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
The optical chip developed at INRS by Prof. Roberto Morandotti's team overcomes a number of obstacles in the development of quantum computers, which are expected to revolutionize information processin...

New fuel cell design powered by graphene-wrapped nanocrystals: Berkeley Lab innovation could lead to faster fueling, improved performance for hydrogen-powered vehicles

Nanotech-Now - March 14, 2016 - 7:45am
Hydrogen is the lightest and most plentiful element on Earth and in our universe. So it shouldn't be a big surprise that scientists are pursuing hydrogen as a clean, carbon-free, virtually limitless e...

Hot nano-pen writes reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

Nanotechweb - March 14, 2016 - 5:54am
New technique could be used to fabricate a new generation of computing and sensing devices.

Majorana 'zero modes' spotted in superconducting nanowires

Nanotechweb - March 14, 2016 - 5:04am
Topological protection could lead to better quantum computers.

Atomic vibrations in nanomaterials

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
All materials are made up of atoms, which vibrate. These vibrations, or 'phonons', are responsible, for example, for how electric charge and heat is transported in materials. Vibrations of metals, sem...

ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully re...

Drug-loaded nanocarriers in tumor targeted drug delivery: Nanoparticulate delivery systems in cancer therapies provide better penetration of therapeutic and diagnostic substances with the cancerous tissue in comparison to conventional cancer therapies

Nanotech-Now - March 12, 2016 - 7:45am
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. It is a leading cause of death and the burden is expected to grow worldwide due to the growth and a...