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Official: Iran Producing 4 High-Quality Nano Drugs

Nanotech-Now - July 19, 2014 - 7:45am
Iran is now producing 4 nano drugs, mostly for cancer patients, which enjoy higher quality than the foreign products and at a lower cost, an official announced on Wednesday.
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Plasmonic chip diagnoses diabetes

Nanotechweb - July 18, 2014 - 4:30am
Antigen microarray can detect early-stage T1D and even novel biomarkers of the disease.
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Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis: Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in...
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) ("Aspen Aerogels") will issue a press release reporting its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after the market closes. The press relea...
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CIQUS researchers develop an extremely simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie (link is external) has recently published a work by CiQUS researchers (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in collaboration with IBM Research - Zuric...
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Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s Law: A Berkeley Lab-Intel collaboration outlines the chemistry of photoresist, enabling smaller features for future generations of microprocessors

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor rough...
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Flashes of light on the superconductor: Using light to modulate the properties of a copper-based superconductor

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres, including SISSA, used a technique based on applying short flashes of li...
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National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly recommends in a position paper issued today that Congress should fully support the Commercial Crew program in order to restore independent...
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3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride

Nanotech-Now - July 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform m...
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Nanoporous oxide makes good memory device

Nanotechweb - July 17, 2014 - 6:09am
New RRAM might be the best candidate yet for replacing existing silicon-based flash memories.
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Nano-sized silicon oxide electrode for the next generation lithium ion batteries

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 17, 2014 - 3:15am
The lithium ion battery market has been growing steadily and has been seeking an approach to increase battery capacity while retaining its capacity for long recharging process. Structuring materials for electrode at the nanometre-length scale has been known to be an effective way to meet this demand; however, such nanomaterials would essentially need to be produced by high throughput processing in order to transfer these technologies to industry.This article published in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials ("High throughput production of nanocomposite SiO x powders by plasma spray physical vapor deposition for negative electrode of lithium ion batteries" (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1088/1468-6996/15/2/025006)) reports an approach which potentially has an industrially compatible high throughputs to produce nano-sized composite silicon-based powders as a strong candidate for the negative electrode of the next generation high density lithium ion batteries. The authors have successfully produced nanocomposite SiO powders by plasma spray physical vapor deposition using low cost metallurgical grade powders at high throughputs. Using this method, they demonstrated an explicit improvement in the battery capacity cycle performance with these powders as electrode.The uniqueness of this processing method is that nanosized SiO composites are produced instantaneously through the evaporation and subsequent co-condensation of the powder feedstock. The approach is called plasma spray physical vapor deposition (PS-PVD). In Fig. 1, raw SiO and PS-PVD SiO composites are shown.The composites are 20 nm particles, which are composed of a crystalline Si core and SiOx shell. Furthermore, the addition of methane (CH4) promotes the reduction of SiO and results in the decreased SiO-shell thickness as shown in Fig. 2. The core-shell structure is formed in a single-step continuous processing.As a result, the irreversible capacity was effectively decreased, and half-cell batteries made of PS-PVD powders have exhibited improved initial efficiency and maintenance of capacity as high as 1000 mAhg-1 after 100 cycles at the same time.Source: National Institute for Materials Science

Parametric amplifier measures multiple qubit states

Nanotechweb - July 16, 2014 - 5:55am
Work could be important for developing fault tolerant quantum computing in the future.
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SPIE DSS Expo

InterNano - Upcoming Events - July 15, 2014 - 12:03pm
April 20, 2015 - Optics and Photonics for Sensing and Security The SPIE DSS Expo is a 450-company exhibition on optics, lasers, sensors, image processing, spectroscopy, infrared systems, thermal imaging, optoelectronic components, instrumentation, data analysis, and more. The East Coasts largest exhibition serves attendees of both SPIE DSS symposia and visitors from around the world looking for new products that improve capabilities at lower cost. Chemical and Biological SensingInfrared Sources, Detectors, and SystemsLasers and Other Light Sources, Laser Accessories, and Laser SystemsCameras and CCD ComponentsDisplaysElectronic Imaging and Fiber Optic Components, Equipment, and SystemsOptical Components, including Specialized Lenses and CoatingHigh Speed Imaging and SensingHigh-Precision Optics ManufacturingNanotechnology ApplicationsLaw Enforcement TechnologiesRobotics and Unmanned SystemsPLUS New Technology Demos and Displays

SPIE Defense + Security 2015

InterNano - Upcoming Events - July 15, 2014 - 11:59am
April 20, 2015 - The SPIE Defense + Security technical program focuses on sensors, imaging, and optical technologies for security, homeland defense, and military applications, with specific focus on applications in security, law enforcement, port/border security, and avionics/aerospace. Present your work at the most important scientific conferences for these critical technologies.

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Closes a $28.4 Million Financing

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its participation in portfolio company D-Wave Systems, Inc.'s $28.4 mi...
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Labs characterize carbon for batteries: Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists calculate materials’ potential for use as electrodes

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes.
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Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang's research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, car...
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Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's invento...
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Penn researchers successfully alleviate pulmonary inflammation with targeted drug delivery: Proof-of-concept study showed nanocarriers can aid drug delivery in mice

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. This complication...
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University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas

Nanotech-Now - July 15, 2014 - 7:45am
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic...
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