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The Graphite Gold Rush

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2018 - 11:36am
Much like the gold rush in North America in the 1800s, people are going out in droves searching for a different kind of precious metal, graphite. The thing your third grade pencils were made of is now...

Stiffness matters

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2018 - 7:45am
Nanomedicines need to get taken up by diseased cells in order to release their cargo. Cancer cells have altered membrane properties, which hamper their ability to take up nanomedicines. A research tea...

Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples

Nanotech-Now - March 1, 2018 - 7:45am
To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change - thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdiscip...

Composite polymer electrolyte helps improve Li-ion batteries

Nanotechweb - March 1, 2018 - 5:53am
A new 3D interconnected framework consisting of ceramic nanofillers made using a nanostructured hydrogel template does not aggregate.

(with audio) Holes reveal first fractional quantization

Nanotechweb - March 1, 2018 - 2:27am
Conductance measurements of holes loosely confined to one dimension reveal fractional quantization, previously only ever observed in two dimensional systems under a large magnetic field.

Mechanical splitter divides cell-sized liposomes

Nanotechweb - February 28, 2018 - 8:43am
New technique might provide a way to mimic the growth-division cycle of cells and be important for applications in medicine.

Developing reliable quantum computers

Nanotech-Now - February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on...

Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-D: Berkeley Lab researchers generate first images of 129 DNA structures

Nanotech-Now - February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called "DNA origami."

'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing: Combined memristor and transistor can process information and store memory with one device

Nanotech-Now - February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains.

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1 Study of ARO-AAT for Treatment of Alpha-1 Liver Disease

Nanotech-Now - February 27, 2018 - 7:47am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it has received approval from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (MEDSAFE) and from the local Ethics Comm...

Lasing on the edge

Nanotechweb - February 27, 2018 - 6:07am
Topological insulator lasers achieve high efficiency and single-mode lasing at high gains.

Photocatalytic heterostructures unleash the potential of doped silver halides

Nanotechweb - February 26, 2018 - 8:36am
Silver-doped silver chloride nanocubes affixed to silica nanospheres show enhanced photocatalytic activity and stability - a breakthrough for solar energy developments.

Silicon nanowires modulate neuronal activity

Nanotechweb - February 26, 2018 - 7:56am
New non-invasive technique could help in the development of new non-invasive treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

MEMS chips get metatlenses: Combining metasurface lenses with MEMS technology could add high-speed scanning and enhance focusing capability of optical systems

Nanotech-Now - February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard...

Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expected

Nanotech-Now - February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to...

Oxford Instruments announces Dr Kate Ross as winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North and South America

Nanotech-Now - February 25, 2018 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the winner of the 2018 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize for North America as Dr Kate A. Ross, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics of Color...

Laser-induced graphene for 'edible electronics'

Nanotechweb - February 23, 2018 - 8:36am
(with video) Carbon sheet can be produced on a wide variety of substrates and even materials such as food, cloth and paper.

Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality

Nanotech-Now - February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make....

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future: They have probably succeeded in creating a topological superconductor

Nanotech-Now - February 23, 2018 - 7:47am
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumsta...

Nanomesh sensors for home healthcare

Nanotechweb - February 22, 2018 - 8:37am
Flexible on-skin sensor can display the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram.