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Untangling DNA: Researchers filter the entropy out of nanopore measurements

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
A new revolutionary nanodevice could be a huge step towards personalized medicine – for which truly affordable diagnostic technologies for rapidly and accurately detecting disease biomarkers, at the p...

Device makes power conversion more efficient: New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They’re in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they’re in...

JPK Instruments announce partnership with Swiss company, Cytosurge AG. The partnership makes Cytosurge’s FluidFM® technology available on the JPK NanoWizard® AFM platform

Nanotech-Now - December 15, 2017 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announce an exciting partnership with the Swiss company Cytosurge AG. JPK's...

Reactive tunnel junctions could make lab-on-a-chip

Nanotechweb - December 15, 2017 - 4:51am
They might also be used as highly-sensitive sensors and even as integrated light sources.

Artificial DNA self-assembly goes large

Nanotechweb - December 14, 2017 - 8:26am
The use of DNA to self-assemble nanoscale objects has scaled up in both structure size and complexity, as well as the quantity produced.

Sequential delivery combats cancer recurrence and drug resistance

Nanotechweb - December 14, 2017 - 5:44am
Mesoporous silicon nanoparticles co-deliver chemotherapeutic and genetic drugs with a time lag for more effectively countering cancer-cell protection mechanisms against drugs, as well as inhibiting cell growth and metastasis.

Carbon nanotube films make gigahertz integrated circuits

Nanotechweb - December 14, 2017 - 3:58am
The breakthrough comes more than 15 years after the first CNT-based ICs made their appearance.

2D nanofluidic channels improve electrochemical energy storage

Nanotechweb - December 13, 2017 - 8:53am
Nano-architectures based on cobalt oxide could make superior lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Creating a new kind of metallic glass

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2017 - 7:46am
By shrinking samples of metallic glass to nanoscale size, Yale researchers have discovered they can create new materials with potentially new applications.

Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes: Rice University toxicity study shows plant growth enhanced by -- but only by -- purified nanotubes

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2017 - 7:46am
The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass, according to Rice University scientists. But in the presence of contaminants, those...

Arrowhead Presents New Clinical Data Demonstrating a Sustained Host Response in Hepatitis B Patients Following RNAi Therapy — Up to 5.0 log10 reduction in HBsAg observed; data presented at HEP DART 2017 —

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) presented new data from the company's Phase 2 clinical study in patients that received multiple doses of ARC-520, the company's prior generation RNAi-bas...

Leti Integrates Hybrid III-V Silicon Lasers on 200mm Wafers with Standard CMOS Process

Nanotech-Now - December 13, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, has integrated hybrid III-V silicon lasers on 200mm wafers using standard CMOS process flow. This breakthrough shows the way to transitioning away from 100mm wa...

Leti Breakthroughs Point Way to Significant Improvements in SoC Memories

Nanotech-Now - December 12, 2017 - 7:46am
Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, demonstrated significant improvements in the field of memory systems at IEDM 2017 today.

Dislocation-catalysis grows nanowires in a 2D matrix

Nanotechweb - December 11, 2017 - 4:41am
New technique reduces the lateral dimensions of atomically thin semiconductors.

Copper will replace toxic palladium and expensive platinum in the synthesis of medications: The effectiveness of copper nanoparticles as a catalyst has been proven

Nanotech-Now - December 9, 2017 - 7:46am
Chemists of Ural Federal University with colleagues from India proved the effectiveness of copper nanoparticles as a catalyst on the example of analysis of 48 organic synthesis reactions. One of the a...

Chinese market opens up for Carbodeon nanodiamonds: Carbodeon granted Chinese Patent for Nanodiamond-containing Thermoplastic Thermal Compounds

Nanotech-Now - December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
European nanodiamond producer Carbodeon has been granted a Chinese patent, number ZL201380050518.X, for its technology which enables detonation-synthesised diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combi...

Scientists make transparent materials absorb light

Nanotech-Now - December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
A group of physicists from Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. has demonstrated a highly unusual optical effect: They managed to "virtually" absorb light using a material that has no light-absorbing capacity...

Going swimmingly: Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots: By using bacterial flagella as a template for silica, researchers have demonstrated an easier way to make propulsion systems for nanoscale swimming robots

Nanotech-Now - December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
A feature of science fiction stories for decades, nanorobot potential ranges from cancer diagnosis and drug delivery to tissue repair and more. A major hurdle to these endeavors, however, is finding a...

Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer: Rice, MD Anderson use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success

Nanotech-Now - December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have refined and, for the first time, run in vivo tests of a method that may allow nanotube-based probes to locate...

Graphene-edge tweezers pick up biomolecules with speed

Nanotechweb - December 8, 2017 - 6:19am
Devices might be used to make handheld disease diagnostic systems and to study the biophysics of single molecules.