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Silver implant nanotech killing infections: NC State Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Team Arms Implants With Battery-Activated Nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
As the number of joint replacement surgeries in the U.S. grows, so are concerns about the complications of infection from antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Biomedical engineers at NC State University...
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SUNY Poly CNSE, Known One Day a Year as SUNY PI CNSE, and Tech Valley High School Celebrate Pi Day: More than one hundred students enjoy pizza ‘pi’ as they take part in fun, pi-themed activities meant to share the excitement of mathematics and science in

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Highlighting Governor Andrew Cuomo's commitment to inspire New York's next-generation of innovators, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (known one day a year as...
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Ghent University leads large-scale European training project on quantum dots

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Phonsi is a consortium combining research institutes, IBM and a startup (Single Quantum) with world leading expertise in synthesis, characterization and integration of these nanocrystals. The project...
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Circular Polarization Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples: CRAIC Technologies announces the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers...
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The New NPXY250-405 Piezo Stage from nPoint

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
The NPXY250-405 piezo stage is the latest addition to nPoint's nanopositioning lineup. This stage is designed as an economical XY piezo flexure stage.
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STMicroelectronics Executive Vice-President Benedetto Vigna Awarded IEEE Frederik Philips Award

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President Analog, ME...
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Antibiotic nanoparticles attack respiratory infection and reduce drug side effects

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an e...
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Optogenetics without the genetics

Nanotech-Now - March 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois a...
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NIH Grant to Keystone Nano to Target Nanoparticles to Cancer Cells

Nanotech-Now - March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
KN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to further develop its nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, a part of...
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Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

Nanotech-Now - March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simp...
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Super-resolution microscopes reveal the link between genome packaging and cell pluripotency: A study using super-resolution microscopy reveals that our genome is not regularly packaged and links these packaging differences to stem cell state

Nanotech-Now - March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. Techniques, such as electr...
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Sweet nanoparticles target stroke

Nanotech-Now - March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after...
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Turmeric Extract Applied in Production of Antibacterial Nanodrugs

Nanotech-Now - March 13, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers designed an anti-infection drug delivery system based on nanotechnology, using turmeric extract and natural polymers.
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Surface structure can tailor adhesion

Nanotechweb - March 13, 2015 - 5:43am
(with audio) By making gold nanoparticles with different shapes, researchers have identified how surface atomic structures affect friction and adhesion.
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NNI Publishes Report on Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Commercialization

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 13, 2015 - 4:35am
The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on “Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization" (http://www.nano.gov/node/1339) held at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters on September 15, 2014. This meeting brought together some of the Nation’s leading experts in carbon nanotube materials to identify, discuss, and report on technical barriers to the production of carbon nanotube (CNT)-based bulk and composite materials with properties that more closely match those of individual CNTs and to explore ways to overcome these barriers. A number of common themes and potential future research and development priorities emerged: Increased efforts devoted to manufacturing, quality control, and scale-up.Improvements in the mechanical and electrical properties of CNT-based bulk materials to approach the properties of individual CNTs.More effective use of simulation and modeling to provide insight into the fundamentals of the CNT growth process.Improved understanding of the properties of bulk CNT-containing materials at longer length scales.Standard materials and protocols to guide the testing of CNT-based products for commercial applications.Life cycle assessments for gauging commercial readiness.Use of public-private partnerships or other collaboration vehicles to leverage resources and expertise to solve these technical challenges and accelerate commercialization. The outcomes of this meeting, as detailed in this report, will help inform the future directions of theNNI Nanotechnology Signature Initiative “Sustainable Nanomanufacturing: Creating the Industries of the Future,” (http://nano.gov/NSINanomanufacturing) which was launched in 2010 to accelerate the development of industrial-scale methods for manufacturing functional nanoscale systems. You can download full document from the InterNano Library (http://eprints.internano.org/2228/) .

Diamond structure channels photons in their millions

Nanotechweb - March 12, 2015 - 8:07am
Bull's-eye grating in diamond membrane could help improve nanosensors, single photon sources, and quantum memories for quantum computing and networking.
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Carbon nanotubes heat up

Nanotechweb - March 12, 2015 - 6:42am
Hot spots in CNT arrays could degrade device performance.
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U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative 2016 funding brings total to $22 billion

National Nanomanufacturing Network - March 12, 2015 - 5:53am
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 provides $1.5 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a continued Federal investment in support of the President’s priorities and innovation strategy. Cumulatively totaling more than $22 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001, this funding reflects nanotechnology’s potential to significantly improve our fundamental understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and to translate that knowledge into solutions for critical national needs. Nearly half of the requested budget is dedicated to applications-focused R D and support for the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives (NSIs), reflecting an increased emphasis within the NNI on accelerating the transition of nanotechnology-based discoveries from lab to market. The NSIs are multiagency initiatives designed to accelerate innovation in areas of national priority through enhanced interagency coordination and collaboration. Furthermore, the NNI has continued to grow its hallmark environmental, health, and safety (EHS) activities, which now account for more than 10% of the NNI’s total budget (7% in dedicated EHS investments, as shown in the figure at left, plus approximately 3% in additional EHS-related investments within the NSIs). “Right now, the NNI is focused on innovations that support national priorities, while maintaining a strong foundation of fundamental research in nanoscience,” says Dr. Michael Meador, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. “Our goal is to create an environment to foster technology transfer and new applications today, while supporting the basic research that will provide a continuing pipeline of new discoveries to enable future revolutionary applications tomorrow.” The President’s 2016 Budget supports nanoscale science, engineering, and technology R D at 11 agencies; another 9 agencies have nanotechnology-related mission interests or regulatory responsibilities. The NNI Supplement to the President’s 2016 Budget documents activities of these agencies in addressing the goals and objectives of the NNI. You can download full document from the InterNano Library (http://eprints.internano.org/2227/).Source: nano.gov (http://nano.gov/node/1326)

Fractal patterns seen on emerging cancerous cells

Nanotechweb - March 12, 2015 - 5:30am
Study could point to new ways of preventing some cancers.
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Graphene quantum dots split Cooper pairs

Nanotechweb - March 12, 2015 - 5:29am
Quantum computers could benefit from new source of entangled electrons.
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