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New Antibacterial Wound Dressing in Iran Can Display Replacement Time

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
The Iranian enterprise Emad Pharmaceutical Co. used nanotechnology to produce a new antibacterial dressing named Agicoat® which can be used in the treatment of wounds and burns.
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Haydale Named Lead Sponsor for Cambridge Graphene Festival

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced its decision to sponsor the Cambridge Graphene Festival (5-6th November 2015).
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Aspen Aerogels to Present at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to be held at the New York Palace...
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Record high sensitive Graphene Hall sensors

Nanotech-Now - May 25, 2015 - 7:45am
In the era of modern world, numerous types of magnetic field sensors are being used in different applications. The magnetic field sensors market has gained ample demand recently due to humongous incre...
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Samtec, Global Provider of Interconnect Systems, Joins IRT Nanoelec Silicon Photonics Program

Nanotech-Now - May 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Samtec, Inc., an industry-leading supplier of high-speed interconnects, microelectronics, and micro-optical solutions, is pleased to announce its entrance in the Silicon Photonics Program of the IRT N...
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Supercomputer unlocks secrets of plant cells to pave the way for more resilient crops: IBM partners with University of Melbourne and UQ

Nanotech-Now - May 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists from IBM Research and the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell wal...
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Piezoelectric patch measures skin’s elasticity

Nanotechweb - May 22, 2015 - 2:54pm
New device might be used to assess a variety of cutaneous diseases, and even test how effective cosmetic products are.
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Spin currents endure at room temperature in germanium

Nanotechweb - May 22, 2015 - 11:31am
Magnetic measurement could boost the fortunes of spintronics.
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Simulations predict flat liquid

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.
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Researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture extraordinarily thin polymer strings commonly known as nanofibers. These polymers can be made from natural mat...
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Nanotherapy effective in mice with multiple myeloma

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers have designed a nanoparticle-based therapy that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow.
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Turn that defect upside down: Twin boundaries in lithium-ion batteries

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries -- which are small, symmetrical defects in materials -- may p...
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INSIDDE: Uncovering the real history of art using a graphene scanner

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Museum curators, art restorers, archaeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pionee...
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Directa Plus in Barcelona to present the innovative project GEnIuS for oil spills clean-up activities: The company has created a graphene-based product for the remediation of water contaminated by oil and hydrocarbons

Nanotech-Now - May 22, 2015 - 7:45am
Directa Plus at 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation to present GEnIuS, the innovative project that leads to the creation of a graphene-based product able to remove hydrocarbons from polluted water a...
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Nanomachine pumps molecules uphill

Nanotechweb - May 21, 2015 - 5:48am
New molecular machine is inspired by those found in nature.
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Getting rid of dangling bonds in thin-film photovoltaics

Nanotechweb - May 21, 2015 - 4:22am
New absorber material shows promise for solar cells.
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SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 20, 2015 - 1:58pm
Steve FerenceSUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the launch of the Nano Health & Safety Consortium (NHSC).  The initiative enables expanded collaboration in advancing research and guidance for occupational safety and health in the nanoelectronics and other nanomanufacturing industry settings.  The consortium will be anchored at the SUNY Poly CNSE Nanotech Megaplex in Albany and extend across the full 10-campus SUNY Poly network throughout New York. “Governor Andrew Cuomo’s successful high tech blueprint for New York State is setting a global standard for next generation technology development, and that is why SUNY Poly has the opportunity to lead this consortium with a federal agency like NIOSH,” said Dr. Michael Liehr, SUNY Poly Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology and Vice President of Research. “Anchoring the consortium at our world class facilities and leveraging the combined expertise of SUNY Poly and NIOSH will further the development of the highest health and safety standards, as the nanotechnology industry continues its rapid growth.” “Realizing the full potential societal benefit of nanotechnology depends in great measure on effective health and safety practices for workers who produce and use nanomaterials,” said NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology and Nanotechnology Research Center Manager, Dr. Charles Geraci. “Because of the strong partnership we’ve established, NIOSH’s health and safety experts and the world-class scientists and partners at SUNY Poly are poised to make great strides in safeguarding workers as nanotechnology applications and uses continue to expand at an amazingly rapid pace.” The NHSC will build upon the existing partnership between SUNY Poly and NIOSH and link government, academia and industry leaders to advance health and safety for the nanotechnology workforce by aligning research efforts, expertise, and resources through the existing and rapidly expanding infrastructure of the SUNY Poly network. In addition to advancing worker health and safety research, the consortium will provide training and education for students, faculty, researchers, and private sector members of the network. The leadership and success of the SUNY Poly CNSE-NIOSH partnership in Nano Health & Safety was discussed this morning at a meeting of select invitees at the White House hosted by the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Economic Council (NEC). SUNY Poly CNSE Assistant Vice President for NanoHealth Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, Dr. Sara Brenner, detailed the leadership and success of the SUNY Poly-NIOSH partnership and the opportunities presented by SUNY Poly’s statewide network of innovation hubs at today’s White House Forum on Small Business Challenges to Commercializing Nanotechnology in Washington, DC. “SUNY Poly CNSE is a global resource for nanotechnology R&D.  As more and more businesses, both large and small, incorporate the benefits of nanotechnology applications in their goods and services, it is critical that we understand their needs, as well as the latest materials, tools, methods, and workplace environments, to develop effective nano health and safety guidelines and recommendations,” said Dr. Brenner.  “The collaborative work to be done by SUNY Poly, NIOSH, and NHSC will facilitate and accelerate commercialization, help strengthen and protect our workforce, and clear the path for innovation and enable the continued advancement of the field of nanotechnology.” SUNY Poly and NIOSH, as founding members of the consortium, have created a one-of-a-kind opportunity for academia, government, and industry to propel proactive research that will enable and accelerate the responsible development of nanotechnology. The NHSC is poised to lead the nation in the development and implementation of innovative protocols and procedures to conserve resources and safeguard occupational and environmental health and safety in nanotechnology-enabled industries. At the White House forum today, Dr. Brenner and Dr. Geraci, along with other national leaders, discussed how the SUNY Poly CNSE-anchored network and NIOSH will provide the premier public-private framework that will play a critical, enabling role in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2.0. The NHSC has identified that occupational and environmental health and safety is an essential and enabling component of forward progress in nanotechnology research and development and commercialization. SUNY Poly and NIOSH are in the process of engaging private partners and Federal Agencies participating in the NNI to join and contribute to missions of the consortium. The framework being built will facilitate not only health and safety, but also advanced manufacturing, commercialization, entrepreneurship, workforce development, training, and education. Source: SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium

National Nanomanufacturing Network - May 20, 2015 - 8:58am
SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the launch of the Nano Health Safety Consortium (NHSC). The initiative enables expanded collaboration in advancing research and guidance for occupational safety and health in the nanoelectronics and other nanomanufacturing industry settings. The consortium will be anchored at the SUNY Poly CNSE Nanotech Megaplex in Albany and extend across the full 10-campus SUNY Poly network throughout New York. “Governor Andrew Cuomo’s successful high tech blueprint for New York State is setting a global standard for next generation technology development, and that is why SUNY Poly has the opportunity to lead this consortium with a federal agency like NIOSH,” said Dr. Michael Liehr, SUNY Poly Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology and Vice President of Research. “Anchoring the consortium at our world class facilities and leveraging the combined expertise of SUNY Poly and NIOSH will further the development of the highest health and safety standards, as the nanotechnology industry continues its rapid growth.” “Realizing the full potential societal benefit of nanotechnology depends in great measure on effective health and safety practices for workers who produce and use nanomaterials,” said NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology and Nanotechnology Research Center Manager, Dr. Charles Geraci. “Because of the strong partnership we’ve established, NIOSH’s health and safety experts and the world-class scientists and partners at SUNY Poly are poised to make great strides in safeguarding workers as nanotechnology applications and uses continue to expand at an amazingly rapid pace.” The NHSC will build upon the existing partnership between SUNY Poly and NIOSH and link government, academia and industry leaders to advance health and safety for the nanotechnology workforce by aligning research efforts, expertise, and resources through the existing and rapidly expanding infrastructure of the SUNY Poly network. In addition to advancing worker health and safety research, the consortium will provide training and education for students, faculty, researchers, and private sector members of the network. The leadership and success of the SUNY Poly CNSE-NIOSH partnership in Nano Health Safety was discussed this morning at a meeting of select invitees at the White House hosted by the Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Economic Council (NEC). SUNY Poly CNSE Assistant Vice President for NanoHealth Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Nanobioscience, Dr. Sara Brenner, detailed the leadership and success of the SUNY Poly-NIOSH partnership and the opportunities presented by SUNY Poly’s statewide network of innovation hubs at today’s White House Forum on Small Business Challenges to Commercializing Nanotechnology in Washington, DC. “SUNY Poly CNSE is a global resource for nanotechnology R D. As more and more businesses, both large and small, incorporate the benefits of nanotechnology applications in their goods and services, it is critical that we understand their needs, as well as the latest materials, tools, methods, and workplace environments, to develop effective nano health and safety guidelines and recommendations,” said Dr. Brenner. “The collaborative work to be done by SUNY Poly, NIOSH, and NHSC will facilitate and accelerate commercialization, help strengthen and protect our workforce, and clear the path for innovation and enable the continued advancement of the field of nanotechnology.” SUNY Poly and NIOSH, as founding members of the consortium, have created a one-of-a-kind opportunity for academia, government, and industry to propel proactive research that will enable and accelerate the responsible development of nanotechnology. The NHSC is poised to lead the nation in the development and implementation of innovative protocols and procedures to conserve resources and safeguard occupational and environmental health and safety in nanotechnology-enabled industries. At the White House forum today, Dr. Brenner and Dr. Geraci, along with other national leaders, discussed how the SUNY Poly CNSE-anchored network and NIOSH will provide the premier public-private framework that will play a critical, enabling role in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2.0. The NHSC has identified that occupational and environmental health and safety is an essential and enabling component of forward progress in nanotechnology research and development and commercialization. SUNY Poly and NIOSH are in the process of engaging private partners and Federal Agencies participating in the NNI to join and contribute to missions of the consortium. The framework being built will facilitate not only health and safety, but also advanced manufacturing, commercialization, entrepreneurship, workforce development, training, and education. Source: SUNY Polytechnic Institute (https://sunypoly.edu/apps/blogs/news/2015/05/20/suny-poly-cnse-and-niosh-launch-federal-nano-health-and-safety-consortium/)

Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump: Simple design mimics pumping mechanism of life-sustaining proteins found in living cells

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is...
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Printing 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering: A new ink formulation allows for the 3-D printing of graphene structures

Nanotech-Now - May 20, 2015 - 7:45am
Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store...
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