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Novel nanoscale detection of real-time DNA amplification holds promise for diagnostics: Research team led by Nagoya University develop a label-free method for detecting DNA amplification in real time based on refractive index changes in diffracted light

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a simple and ubiquitous method in molecular biology for amplifying DNA segments into millions of copies. This is important not only for basic research, but also in d...

Tooth decay -- drilling down to the nanoscale: Researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that govern the behavior of our teeth

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
With one in two Australian children reported to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth by age 12, researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that...

Neutron crystallography aids in drug design

Nanotech-Now - September 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Neutron crystallography is an important complementary technique to X-ray crystallography since it provides details of the hydrogen atom and proton positions in biological molecules. Furthermore, as ne...

Water flows almost without friction through carbon nanotubes

Nanotechweb - September 12, 2016 - 3:17am
New measurements on extremely fast water flow through CNTs will be important for fundamental studies in nanofluidics and for applications in desalination and water purification.

Biocompatible piezoelectric generator is made from fish scales

Nanotechweb - September 12, 2016 - 3:17am
Non-toxic device could be used in battery-free electronics.

Atomic scale pipes available on demand and by design

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Materials containing tiny capillaries and cavities are widely used in filtration, separation and many other technologies, without which our modern lifestyle would be impossible. Those materials are us...

Silicon nanoparticles instead of expensive semiconductors: Within an international collaboration, physicists of the Moscow State University replace expensive semiconductors with affordable silicon nanoparticles for display production

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Lomonosov MSU physicists found a way to "force" silicon nanoparticles to glow in response to radiation strongly enough to replace expensive semiconductors used in display business. According to Maxim...

Researchers synthesize atomically precise diamond-shaped nanoclusters of silver

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
A wide international collaboration involving researchers from four countries - China, Australia, Germany and Finland - have managed to synthesize and characterize two previously unknown, record-large...

A versatile method to pattern functionalized nanowires: A team of researchers from Hokkaido University has developed a versatile method to pattern the structure of 'nanowires,' providing a new tool for the development of novel nanodevices

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
There has been considerable interest worldwide in the patterning of functionalized nanowires--which excel both in semiconductivity and as catalyzers--due to the potential application of such materials...

New breed of optical soliton wave discovered

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Applied scientists led by Caltech's Kerry Vahala have discovered a new type of optical soliton wave that travels in the wake of other soliton waves, hitching a ride on and feeding off of the energy of...

NREL discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing: Research into perovskites looks beyond material's usage for efficient solar cells

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material.

Nanotechnology supports treatment of malignant melanoma

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Changes in the genetic make-up of tissue samples can be detected quickly and easily using a new method based on nanotechnology. This report researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the Univer...

Researchers design solids that control heat with spinning superatoms: Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia University collaborators discover the cause of vastly different thermal conductivities in superatomic structural analogues

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Researchers found that the thermal conductivity of superatom crystals is directly related to the rotational disorder within those structures. The findings were published in an article in Nature Materi...

Nano-lipid particles from edible ginger could improve drug delivery for colon cancer, study finds

Nanotech-Now - September 11, 2016 - 7:45am
Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, ac...