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Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration o...

Arrowhead Receives Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO-HBV for Treatment of Hepatitis B

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
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...

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Receives Orphan Drug Designation for ARO-AAT

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to ARO-AAT, Arrowhead's second-generation investi...

European & Korean Project To Demo World’s First 5G Platform During Winter Games

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
5GCHAMPION Teams Built World’s First State-of-the-Art Terrestrial Wireless Communication System, Including Disruptive Satellite Communication Symposium with Leading Companies and Researchers Schedule...

'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibers

Nanotech-Now - February 22, 2018 - 7:45am
A group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacteri...

Multiple terminal memtransistors step up to mimic brains

Nanotechweb - February 22, 2018 - 1:45am
Researchers develop the first multiterminal memristor device using polycrystalline 2D MoS2.

DNA nanobot 'starves' tumours

Nanotechweb - February 21, 2018 - 9:28am
New device cuts off a tumour’s blood supply thanks to a blood-coagulating protein payload.

Rutgers-Led Innovation Could Spur Faster, Cheaper, Nano-Based Manufacturing: Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin f...

Understanding brain functions using upconversion nanoparticles: Researchers can now send light deep into the brain to study neural activities

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. The new method utilises upcon...

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard

Nanotech-Now - February 20, 2018 - 7:47am
Rice University scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene (LIG) have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.

Frustrated liquid crystal film makes continuously rotating soft engine

Nanotechweb - February 19, 2018 - 8:01am
Supramolecular structure carries on rotating thanks to spontaneous symmetry breaking.

Using injectable self-assembled nanomaterials for sustained delivery of drugs: New injectable delivery system can slowly release drug carriers for months

Nanotech-Now - February 17, 2018 - 7:47am
Because they can be programmed to travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease, nanometer-scale vehicles called nanocarriers can deliver higher concentrations of drugs to b...

Ultra-efficient removal of carbon monoxide using gold nanoparticles on a molecular support: New method and mechanism for state-of-the-art gas purification

Nanotech-Now - February 16, 2018 - 7:47am
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a way to mount gold nanoparticles on a molecular support known as a polyoxometalate (POM). They successfully applied this to realize nearl...

Graphene resonators can stand the heat

Nanotechweb - February 16, 2018 - 4:48am
Carbon-based electromechanical devices operating at over 900°C would work in harsh or extreme environments.

Silicon qubits show promise for quantum computers

Nanotechweb - February 15, 2018 - 8:30am
(with video) Two new breakthroughs could help in the development of large-scale spin-based processors in the future.

New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information

Nanotech-Now - February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their wa...

Atomic Flaws Create Surprising, High-Efficiency UV LED Materials: Subtle surface defects increase UV light emission in greener, more cost-effective LED and catalyst materials

Nanotech-Now - February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) traditionally demand atomic perfection to optimize efficiency. On the nanoscale, where structures span just billionths of a meter, defects should be avoided at all costs—u...

Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo Will Help Kick Off ISSCC 2018 with Opening-Day Keynote: In Addition, Leti Scientists Will Present and Demo New Technology for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

Nanotech-Now - February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Leti Chief Scientist Barbara De Salvo will help kick off ISSCC 2018 with an opening-day presentation calling for radically new, digital-communication architecture for the Internet of Things in which “...

Fast-spinning spheres show nanoscale systems' secrets: Rice University lab demonstrates energetic properties of colloids in spinning magnetic field

Nanotech-Now - February 15, 2018 - 7:45am
Spin a merry-go-round fast enough and the riders fly off in all directions. But the spinning particles in a Rice University lab do just the opposite.

Shedding light on photochromic responses

Nanotechweb - February 13, 2018 - 7:50am
Researchers point the way to optimizing the photochromic response of TiO2/Ag nanocomposites for numerous applications, using GISAXS and optical transmission measurements.