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Researchers report new understanding of thermoelectric materials: Discovery leads to promising new materials for converting waste heat to power

Nanotech-Now - June 26, 2019 - 7:45am
The promise of thermoelectric materials as a source of clean energy has driven the search for materials that can efficiently produce substantial amounts of power from waste heat.

Millions with neurological diseases could find new option in implantable neurostimulation devices

Nanotech-Now - June 26, 2019 - 7:45am
The United States is seeing an increase in the number of neurological diseases. Stroke is ranked as the fifth leading cause of death, with Alzheimer’s being ranked sixth. Another neurological disease...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-APOC3

Nanotech-Now - June 26, 2019 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ARO-APOC3 for the treatment of familial chylomicr...

Electron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter: Discovery will lead to new methods for materials design

Nanotech-Now - June 26, 2019 - 7:45am
•When nanoparticles modified with DNA in colloidal crystals reach a critical size, they behave like electrons •Researchers call this behavior ‘metallicity’ because it’s similar to how electrons migra...

'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination: Rice University engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%

Nanotech-Now - June 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Rice University's solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed.

New record: 3D-printed optical-electronic integration

Nanotech-Now - June 24, 2019 - 7:45am
Optoelectronic integration offers a promising strategy to simultaneously obtain the merits of electrons and photons when they serve as information carriers, including high-density communication and hi...

Can break junction techniques still offer quantitative information at single-molecule level

Nanotech-Now - June 22, 2019 - 7:45am
Single-molecule break junction techniques offer unique insights into the charge transport at the molecular level. The conductance through single-molecule junction consists of the through-space tunneli...

Perfect diamagnetism observation of high-temperature superconductivity in compressed H2S

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
The discovery of the extremely high superconducting temperature (Tc) of ~200 K reported in the sulfur hydride system above 100 GPa, has broken the high-temperature superconductivity record for the cop...

Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing: Princeton researchers detect a robust Majorana quasiparticle and show how it can be turned on and off

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
As mysterious as the Italian scientist for which it is named, the Majorana particle is one of the most compelling quests in physics.

Small currents for big gains in spintronics: A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
UTokyo researchers have created an electronic component that demonstrates functions and abilities important to future generations of computational logic and memory devices. It is between one and two o...

University of Aberdeen use the Deben CT5000 to observe compressive damage mechanisms in syntactic foam

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for microscopy, reports on how the University of Aberdeen’s School of Engineering use X-ray micr...

Making graphene-based desalination membranes less prone to defects, better at separating

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
By embedding supporting carbon nanotube networks, researchers have developed a way to improve the performance of thin graphene-based membranes designed for water desalination, making it less likely th...

New Video Highlights Specific Topics Sought in Call for Papers for the 2019 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)

Nanotech-Now - June 20, 2019 - 7:45am
• Short video details IEDM’s call for papers on semiconductor technology, neuromorphic computing & AI, quantum computing, advanced memory devices, bioelectronics, and more • Papers sought to highligh...

180 Degree Capital Corp.’s Portfolio Company, TheStreet, Inc., Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by TheMaven, Inc. for $16.5 Million

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2019 - 7:45am
180 Degree Capital Corp. (“180”) (NASDAQ:TURN), notes that its portfolio company, TheStreet, Inc. (“TST”), announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with TheMaven Inc., a...

Kanazawa University research: Opposite piezoresistant effects of rhenium disulfide in two principle directions

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Using optical and electrical measurements, a two-dimensional anisotropic crystal of rhenium disulfide was found to show opposite piezoresistant effects along two principle axes, i.e. positive along on...

DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2019 - 7:45am
Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a discovery which could be applied in molecular robotics.

Dashing the dream of ideal 'invisibility' cloaks for stress waves

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Whether Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, which perfectly steers light waves around objects to make them invisible, will ever become reality remains to be seen, but perfecting a more crucial cloak is...

A molecular glue to overcome cancer drug resistance? Small molecule drug may prevent chemotherapy resistance

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2019 - 7:45am
Scientists have discovered a small molecule drug that may stop cancer cells from becoming resistant to chemotherapy. Drug resistance is a major cause of cancer relapse and is responsible for as much a...

2D crystals conforming to 3D curves create strain for engineering quantum devices

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2019 - 7:45am
A team led by scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored how atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) crystals can grow over 3D objects and how the curvature of those...

New interaction between thin film magnets discovered: Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz lay the foundations for new three-dimensional spin structures

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2019 - 7:45am
We ubiquitously stream videos, we download audiobooks to mobile devices, and we store huge numbers of photos on our devices. In short, the storage capacity we need is growing rapidly. Researchers are...