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RISE Microscopy reaches the winner’s podium in the Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) 2014

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2015 - 7:45am
The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) recognize top innovations in the field of analytical chemistry. A jury of three independent experts and The Analytical Scientist editorial team chos...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Present at the Needham Growth Conference

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") today announced that it will present at the Needham Growth Conference being held at the New York Palace Hotel.
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Compact batteries enhanced by spontaneous silver matrix formations: Scientists use x-rays to map internal atomic transformations and advance promising lithium-based batteries

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2015 - 7:45am
In a promising lithium-based battery, the formation of a highly conductive silver matrix transforms a material otherwise plagued by low conductivity. To optimize these multi-metallic batteries-and enh...
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Blend Therapeutics Appoints Distinguished Physician Scientist, Dennis Ausiello, MD, to Board of Directors

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Blend Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering new classes of medicines to treat cancer, announced today that it has appointed Dennis A. Ausiello, MD, to the company's Board of Dire...
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Blend Therapeutics Secures $21 Million Financing and Unveils Novel Pentarin™ Platform for Cancer Therapeutics: Company’s Technology and Expertise in Cancer R&D Evolve to Create New Class of Miniaturized Biologic Drug Conjugates (mBDCs) Encapsulated in Nan

Nanotech-Now - January 10, 2015 - 7:45am
Blend Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering new classes of medicines to treat cancer, announced today that it has secured $21 million in new funding. The new financing includes...
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CQD solar cells go hierarchical

Nanotechweb - January 9, 2015 - 8:41am
Devices with pyramid-shaped electrodes absorb much more incoming sunlight.
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'Delta doped' NV centre couples to PC cavity

Nanotechweb - January 9, 2015 - 5:15am
Researchers make major strides in positioning diamond defect with nanoscale accuracy.
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"Global Leadership and Service Award" of the International Union of Materials ...

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 9, 2015 - 4:32am
The IUMRS Global Leadership and Service Award for 2015 will be awarded to Dr. Mihail Roco, Mr. Christos Tokamanis, and Dr. Paul Siffert at a ceremony to be held at the European Parliament on Monday, 23rd February 2015 For 2015, the Award honors very distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through services having measurable impact in the fields of Nanotechnology and materials for the global community: Professor Doctor Mihail Roco, the founding Chair of the National Science and Technology Council's subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology of USA National Science Foundation, for his extra-ordinary services in the area of Nanotechnology with significant impact in the USA and around the world. Mr. Christos Tokamanis, head of Unit "Advanced Materials and Nano Technologies" - Directorate "Key Enabling Technologies, Research Innovation", European Commission, for the outstanding services to the European Union community in supporting an effective and efficient nanotechnology policy integrating the needs of innovation with societal impact and responsible governance. Professor Doctor Paul Siffert, founder and First President of the "European Materials Research, Society" (E-MRS); General Secretary of the "European Materials Forum" (EMF) and of the "European Materials Research Society" (E-MRS), Czochralski Gold Medal, and for 30 years of dedicated services to European and Global Materials Community. The IUMRS has a mission of supporting excellence in materials research and education, and development of future leaders to work together for a world that has critical needs in order to sustain itself. Accordingly, to promote this mission, IUMRS announced the Global Leadership and Service Award. This Award will be given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through service having measurable impact to the global community, relating to materials research and education. Source: IUMRS (http://www.iumrshq.org/attachments/197_Poster_Global_Awards_%281%29-final2-.pdf)

New webinar series focuses on the experiences of nanotechnology businesses

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 9, 2015 - 4:10am
Webinar 1: Roadblocks to Success in Nanotechnology Commercialization – What Keeps the Small and Medium Enterprise Community Up at Night? What: The NNCO will hold a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar is “Roadblocks to Success in Nanotechnology Commercialization – What Keeps the Small and Medium Enterprise Community Up at Night?” When: The first webinar will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will be a round-table discussion with small and medium-sized businesses involved in nanotechnology commercialization focused on understanding common problems that they face and identifying those problems that the NNCO and NSET can assist in overcoming. Who: Craig Bandes, Pixelligent LLC Doyle Edwards, Brewer Science Inc. Scott Rickert, PEN Inc. How: Questions of interest to the small- and medium-sized business community may be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov (mailto:webinar@nnco.nano.gov) beginning one week prior to the event through the close of the webinar. During the question-and-answer segment of the webinars, submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI Web site (www.nano.gov (http://www.nano.gov/)). A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the panelists. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinar. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate. Registration: Click here to register for this free, online event. (https://events-na12.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1305935587/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html?sco-id=1309829163 _charset_=utf-8) Registration for the webinar is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 200 participants. Source: NNCO (http://www.nano.gov/SMEwebinars2015)

Oxford Instruments shines a new light on optical spectroscopy

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments has launched a new Cryofree® optical cryostat - the Optistat™Dry - specifically designed for low temperature spectroscopy applications. Its unique design makes it the most versatile...
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SUNY Poly Now Accepting Applications to the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Fall 2015: Full Scholarships Available to Incoming CNSE Students

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced student applications are now being accepted for the fall 2015 semester, with a significant number...
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Nanometrics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on February 2, 2015

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after market close on February 2, 2...
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Cheap asphalt provides 'green' carbon capture: Rice University chemists' product aims to enhance natural gas production at sea

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt, according to Rice University scientists.
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Shedding light on why blue LEDS are so tricky to make

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by...
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Researchers at HKUST achieved novel nanobowl optical concentrator for organic solar cell

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Geometrical light trapping is a simple and promising strategy to largely improve the optical absorption and efficiency of solar cells. Nonetheless, implementation of geometrical light trapping in orga...
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New approach may lead to inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia: Changing the surface charge of a PRINT nanoparticle may give researchers a way forward to develop vaccines for diseases that target the lungs

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise...
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Nanowire clothing could keep people warm -- without heating everything else

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces -- even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate hea...
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A potential long-lasting treatment for sensitive teeth

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Rather than soothe and comfort, a hot cup of tea or cocoa can cause people with sensitive teeth a jolt of pain. But scientists are now developing a new biomaterial that can potentially rebuild worn en...
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Determination of Critical Force, Time for Manipulation of Biological Nanoparticles

Nanotech-Now - January 8, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers modeled the effective forces on the manipulation of various biological nanoparticles by using atomic force microscopy method.
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New concept of fuel cell for efficiency and environment: It grasps both performance efficiency and removal of toxic heavy metal ions in direct methanol fuel cells

Nanotech-Now - January 6, 2015 - 7:45am
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal...
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