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Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in ene...
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Nanotubes May Restore Sight to Blind Retinas: TAU researchers develop groundbreaking wireless material capable of sparking neuronal activity in response to light

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
Retinal degeneration is one of the most worrisome dangers in the aging process. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have made an important technological breakthrough towards a prosthetic retina that c...
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Revealed: How bacteria drill into our cells and kill them

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial 'nanodrills' assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, a...
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Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods

Nanotech-Now - December 3, 2014 - 7:45am
"Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences for Nanotechnology and Genetic-modification Technology in Food Products" Authors: Chengyuan Yue and Shuoli Zao, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Kuzma, North Ca...
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Dye brings graphene composites closer to industry

Nanotechweb - December 2, 2014 - 8:48am
A common industrial dye provides a simple low-cost approach to producing and processing graphene composites.
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Extended Deadline - Call for Abstracts: Nanoinformatics Workshop 2015

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 2, 2014 - 4:28am
Nanoinformatics Workshop: Enabling successful discovery and applications January 26-28, 2015Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel Arlington, VA NEW EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 4, 2015 The purpose of the Nanoinformatics 2015 workshop (http://nanoinformatics.org/2015/overview) is to bring together stakeholders in order to assess the state of informatics relevant to the all aspects of the nanotechnology enterprise and to set priority targets for the future. From materials to processes to products; accessible data, information, models, and simulations will enable innovators to optimize performance and accelerate the innovation cycle from concept to product. Scientists and engineers will be able to efficiently assess the safety of new nanomaterials and quantitatively implement best practices of safe manufacturing and usage of nanomaterials throughout product lifecycles. Scientists will share predictive models and data that enable the design and discovery of nanomaterials and the resulting performance of systems that use them.Workshop Structure and Highlights NanoInfo 2015 will begin with a pre-workshop half-day tutorial, held on Monday, January 26 in the afternoon. The technical sessions will be held from Tuesday January 27 through Wednesday January 28. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to either a formal presentation session or to the poster presentation and discussion session on Tuesday.The NanoInfo 2015 on-line submission system is now open Authors wishing to submit an abstract for review may do so by clicking here, on the 2015 Call for Presentations and Posters link (http://nanoinformatics.org/nidocuments/add ).Please note that all submissions must be submitted using this on-line interface. No other form of submission can be accepted.Please note, that while we have extended the abstract submission deadline, the hotel block reservations are only available before the December 29, 2014 hotel deadline. Important Dates Extended Abstract Submission Deadline January 4, 2015Notification to Presenters On a rolling basis Hotel Reservation Deadline December 29, 2014Registration December - January 16, 2015NanoInfo 2015January 26-28, 2015

NanoHybrids Launches its First Product Line of Premium Gold Nanoparticles

National Nanomanufacturing Network - December 2, 2014 - 4:23am
AUSTIN, TX NanoHybrids Corporation, a provider of nanotechnology-based contrast agents announced the launch of its new website and premium product line of gold nanoparticles specially designed to improve imaging results. The company’s initial technology platform was developed in collaboration with researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Frustrated by inconsistent imaging results due to highly variable shape, size and other properties of commercially available gold nanoparticle contrast agents, our team has developed highly monodisperse gold nanorods and nanospheres that will help scientists obtain consistent and better quality data. We also have a policy of ‘no proprietary coatings’ which means that unlike some companies in this space, we offer full transparency on surface chemistry, making it easier for our customers to modify and use these particles depending on their application," says Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Kimberly Homan. NanoHybrids’ offerings include an exclusive line of silica-coated gold nanorods that are quickly gaining popularity as contrast agents in photoacoustic (optoacoustic) imaging. As opposed to current preclinical imaging contrast agents on the market, NanoHybrids’ silica-coated nanorods resist melting and shape distortion even when subjected to extreme heat via focused laser beams. In addition to providing this enhanced thermodynamic stability, the silica-coating also facilitates better heat transfer to the surrounding fluid, thus dramatically increasing signal strength. Overall, these benefits make the company’s silica-coated gold nanorods an excellent contrast agent for not only in vitro and in vivo photoacoustic imaging but also many other applications involving continuous or pulsed lasers. The founders at NanoHybrids have decades of experience in biomedical imaging and have been pioneering the development of contrast agents alongside custom designed imaging systems. "Our products have been developed by imaging researchers, for researchers. As scientists ourselves, we understand the challenges involved when working with gold nanoparticles in imaging and strive to provide the highest possible level of quality and technical support," says Homan. (http://www.nanohybrids.net)About NanoHybrids Inc. NanoHybrids is an Austin-based company focused on commercializing nanotechnology solutions. The company’s current product line comprises of premium gold nanoparticles with specialized coatings, including a proprietary silica coating that provides colloidal stability, bioconjugation potential and enhanced optical properties. NanoHybrids’ gold nanoparticles are ideal for use in imaging, tumor targeting, microscopy, lateral flow assays, SERS, drug delivery research, sensors and several other high-technology applications within the fields of life science and materials science. http://www.nanohybrids.net (http://www.nanohybrids.net) Product Applications: http://nanohybrids.net/pages/applications (http://nanohybrids.net/pages/applications) Products: http://nanohybrids.net/collections/all-products (http://nanohybrids.net/collections/all-products) Contact information: info at nanohybrids.net (mailto:info@nanohybrids.net)

Yu Chengzhong Wins 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize

Nanotech-Now - December 1, 2014 - 8:25am
One of the University of Queensland's (UQ) leading materials science experts, Professor Yu Chengzhong (Michael), has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science. Prof....
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University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That's because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
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Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behav...
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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce pro...
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Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers produced a new nanodrug and investigated its applications to increase the effectiveness and performance of anticancer drugs.
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SEMATECH to Showcase Innovation and Advances in Manufacturing at SEMICON Japan 2014: SEMATECH experts will share the latest techniques, emerging trends and best practices in advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
SEMATECH will host two technical programs to demonstrate how technical contributions and collaboration from all sectors of the industry are required to achieve industry-wide goals at SEMICON Japan 201...
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Australian startup creates world’s first 100% cotton hydrophobic T-Shirts

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
An Australian startup has solved the age-old problem of stained white t-shirts by creating a fully hydrophobic T-shirt - the first in the world to be available to the public.
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The mysterious 'action at a distance' between liquid containers

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other acts collectively, even when the channels connecting the reservoirs are too narrow and too l...
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'Giant' charge density disturbances discovered in nanomaterials: Juelich researchers amplify Friedel oscillations in thin metallic films

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
In metals such as copper or aluminium, so-called conduction electrons are able to move around freely, in the same way as particles in a gas or a liquid. If, however, impurities are implanted into the...
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Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Nanoporous metals — foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure — have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities.
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Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments

Nanotech-Now - November 29, 2014 - 7:45am
On Monday 10th November, Dame Janet Trotter, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, presented Renishaw with its seventeenth Queen's Award. This prestigious award was granted for the continu...
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Blu-ray patterns improve solar cells

Nanotechweb - November 28, 2014 - 7:21am
Quasi-random nanostructured patterns allow devices to absorb more sunlight.
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Supersonic bullets test graphene’s strength

Nanotechweb - November 28, 2014 - 5:42am
Carbon sheet is eight to 10 times better than steel.
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