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Polymer membrane makes good nanofilter

Nanotechweb - June 18, 2015 - 6:02am
with video New ultrathin film might find applications in desalination, oil refineries and in drug manufacture.
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U.S. Government Calls for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

National Nanomanufacturing Network - June 18, 2015 - 4:13am
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (http://www.nano.gov/about-nni/nnco) (NNCO) is pleased to highlight an important Request for Information (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/17/2015-14914/nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges-for-the-next-decade) (RFI) issued today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade: ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination. The RFI can be found online (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/17/2015-14914/nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges-for-the-next-decade)and is discussed in a White House blog post (https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/06/17/call-nanotechnology-inspired-grand-challenges) . Responses must be received by July 16, 2015, to be considered. As explained by Dr. Michael Meador, Director of the NNCO, the RFI is a key step in responding to the most recent assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). “PCAST specifically recommended that the Federal government launch nanotechnology grand challenges in order to focus and amplify the impact of Federal nanotechnology investments and activities.” The RFI includes a number of potential grand challenges as examples. Federal agencies participating in the NNI (http://www.nano.gov/), working with NNCO and OSTP, developed examples in the areas of health care, electronics, materials, sustainability, and product safety in order to illustrate how such grand challenges should be framed and to help stimulate the development of additional grand challenges by the wider community. The RFI seeks input from nanotechnology stakeholders including researchers in academia and industry, non-governmental organizations, scientific and professional societies, and all other interested members of the public. “We strongly encourage everyone to spread the word about this request,” adds Meador. “We are excited about this request and hope to receive suggestions for bold and exciting challenges that nanotechnology can solve.” Source: NNCO (http://www.nano.gov/node/1426)

Nonlinear mirror seen in metamaterial

Nanotechweb - June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
Researchers have observed backward phase matching in a negative index material, 10 years after the effect was first predicted.
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New Sensors Measure Blood Anti-Coagulation Drug

Nanotech-Now - June 17, 2015 - 8:36am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a highly sensitive and accurate sensor which can measure a type of blood anti-coagulation drug.
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Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Congratulates Key Customer for Winning Energy Conservation Awards: Paper Manufacturer Recognized for Lowering Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, is pleased to congratulate their long-time customer, Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, a...
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Advanced Plasma Diagnostic for the Researcher

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The Hiden EQP mass spectrometer system is a pure research tool specifically derived and enhanced for the plasma researcher, providing mass and energy analysis of both positive and negative process ion...
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Representatives of 8 South American Countries Visit Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
The ambassadors and charge d'affaires of 8 South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay and Mexico paid a visit to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (...
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Harris & Harris Group CEO to Speak on Bringing Early-Stage Innovations to Market at TechConnect Conference

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, will continue its support of innovation in technology and venture investing through it...
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World's thinnest lightbulb -- graphene gets bright! Columbia engineers and colleagues create bright, visible light emission from one-atom thick carbon

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone's group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institut...
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A protective shield for sensitive catalysts: Hydrogels block harmful oxygen

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
An international research team has found a way of protecting sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. In the future, this could facilitate the creation of hydrogen fuel cells with molecular cata...
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First full genome of a living organism assembled using technology the size of smartphone

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers in Canada and the U.K. have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia Coli, using Oxford Nanopore's MinIONTM device,...
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A KAIST research team develops the first flexible phase-change random access memory

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the strongest candidates for next-generation nonvolatile memory for flexible and wearable electronics. In order to be used as a core memory for flexi...
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Researchers grind nanotubes to get nanoribbons: Rice-led experiments demonstrate solid-state carbon nanotube 'templates'

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
A simple way to turn carbon nanotubes into valuable graphene nanoribbons may be to grind them, according to research led by Rice University.

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Global Nanoclays Market Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends And Segment Forecasts, 2015 To 2022: Grand View Research, Inc

Nanotech-Now - June 16, 2015 - 7:45am
GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Nanoclays Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database.
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AIS Introduces Industry 4.0 Ready, Industrial Controls and Factory Automation HMI Touch-Panels, for Easy Visual, Control and Monitoring in Discrete and Process Automation Industries

Nanotech-Now - June 15, 2015 - 8:03pm
AIS's M2M & Industry 4.0 HMI Panels for Industrial Control System (ICS), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Integrated Manufacturing System and Machine Vision Systems Applications.
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Carbon-60 and graphene for vertical transistors

Nanotechweb - June 15, 2015 - 5:56am
New devices have current on-off ratios of more than 3000.
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Physicists blow magnetic bubbles

Nanotechweb - June 15, 2015 - 4:56am
Skyrmions on demand could enable ultra-dense memory.
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Argonne scientists announce first room-temperature magnetic skyrmion bubbles: New ideas are bubbling up for more efficient computer memory

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phen...
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VP: Iran Ranks 15th in World in Producing Science, 7th in Nanotechnology

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced that the country ranks 15th in the world in producing science and now stands 7th in nanotechnology.
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Iranian Researchers Model, Design Optical Switches

Nanotech-Now - June 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers modeled and designed optical switches to take the place of electronic switches.
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