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A drop of water as a model for the interplay of adhesion and stiction

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
How can a gecko move across a ceiling upside down? Two mechanisms are responsible: Adhesion via billions of extremely fine hairs on its feet, which enable it to stick to ceilings and walls. And as soo...

No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
A group of physicists from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, has learned to use personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mec...

Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 a...

How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels (video)

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
The spread of cancer from a tumor's original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps in this process, called metastasis, remain murky...

Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory collaborate to develop HTS magnet technology components for high field superconducting magnet systems

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the High Field Laboratory (HLD) at Helmholtz-Zent...

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons To Blame For Lack Of Battery Efficiency: Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research published today (June 28) in the journal Nature Communications that has the poten...

Building a smart cardiac patch: 'Bionic' cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems

Nanotech-Now - July 4, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of enginee...

Metal-organic framework makes good battery separator

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2016 - 7:16am
Porous hybrid composite helps reduce capacity decay rates by solving the 'polysulphide shuttling problem'.

Nanoelectronics scaffold maps cardiac cells

Nanotechweb - July 4, 2016 - 4:44am
New platform could be used to monitor and stimulate cardiac activity post-surgery.

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - July 2, 2016 - 7:45am
The era of quantum computers is one step closer as a result of research published in the current issue of the journal Science. The research team has devised and demonstrated a new way to pack a lot mo...