Archives 2015

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie December 19th, 2015 Most solid materials are of polycrystalline nature. In which way the individual grains are oriented in the material can be relevant for its functional properties. In order to determine the corresponding orientation distributions on large specimen areas, generally, a scanning electron microscope is employed. The specimen surface needs to be prepared, before it can be probed under vacuum by an electron beam and analyzed using electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).

Massachusets Institute of Technology December 20th, 2015 Microelectromechanical systems — or MEMS — were a $12 billion business in 2014. But that market is dominated by just a handful of devices, such as the accelerometers that reorient the screens of most smartphones.

North Carolina State University December 21st, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, which could be used to remotely control new “soft robots.”

McMaster University December 21st, 2015 Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., have taken atomic-level images of individual nanoparticles during heating that could lead to improved fuel-cell technologies at lower cost, reduce dependence on imported oil and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

ICN2 December 21st, 2015 The ceremony of the second edition of the PIONER Awards has been held today at the headquarters of the CERCA Institution in Barcelona. Five young people who have developed a doctoral thesis with industrial potential have awarded. Two of the awarded researchers developed their thesis in the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

Picosun Oy December 21st, 2015 Picosun Oy, leading supplier of highest quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for industrial manufacturing, successfully applies ALD technology to protect sensitive electronic components against harsh environmental conditions.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 21st, 2015  Engineers at MIT have devised a new technique for trapping hard-to-detect molecules, using forests of carbon nanotubes.

Cornell University December 21st, 2015 Making an incredibly fast photodetector is one thing, but actually measuring its speed is another.

Vienna University of Technology December 21st, 2015 Perovskites are materials used in batteries, fuel cells, and electronic components, and occur in nature as minerals. Despite their important role in technology, little is known about the reactivity of their surfaces. Professor Ulrike Diebold’s team at TU Wien (Vienna) has answered a long-standing question using scanning tunnelling microscopes and computer simulations: How do water molecules behave when they attach to a perovskite surface? Normally only the outermost atoms at the surface influence this behaviour, but on perovskites the deeper layers are important, too. The results have been published in the prestigious journal ‘Nature Materials’.

Fars News Agency December 21st, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of application of ceramic nanocoatings on improving the corrosion resistance of metal objects.

Fars News Agency December 21st, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a nanocatalyst that fulfills the need for the application of organic and toxic solvents applied in the organic materials which are commonly used in production of medications.

The Genome Analysis Centre December 21st, 2015 Scientists at TGAC have been putting Oxford Nanopore’s MinION sequencer through its paces with an open-source, sequence alignment-based genome analysis tool called ‘NanoOK’.

Case Western Reserve University December 22nd, 2015 The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, colon or breast tumors, not only triggered the immune system in mice to wipe out the tumors, but provided systemic protection against metastases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Dartmouth University report.

National Space Society December 22nd, 2015 With a successful launch on December 21 at 8:29 PM EST, 2015 SpaceX achieved several dramatic milestones while returning to flight following the loss of a Falcon 9 last June. Eleven ORBCOMM OG2 satellites were delivered to orbit to complete ORBCOM’s global data network. A new version of the Falcon 9 was launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The updated Falcon, which is internally referred to as “Falcon 9 V1.1 Full Thrust” features super-cooled liquid oxygen propellant, an additional 1.2 meters of height, and the use of full-thrust Merlin engines. These changes have been made to enhance the ability of the Falcon 9 first stage to return to its launch site following the launch of a geosynchronous satellite. Finally, and most importantly, for the first time ever the complete first stage of an orbital rocket was successfully flown back to the launch site and landed intact.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory December 22nd, 2015 Scientists have for the first time viewed how bacterial proteins self-assemble into thin sheets and begin to form the walls of the outer shell for nano-sized polyhedral compartments that function as specialized factories.

University of Gothenburg December 23rd, 2015 Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Physics Department have finally found the secret to synchronize an unlimited number of spintronic oscillators. Such devices are very promising for future applications requiring wideband functionality.

University of California, Berkeley December 23rd, 2015 Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door to ultrafast, low-power data crunching.

University of Basque Country December 23rd, 2015 The basic building blocks of atoms, molecules and solids are positively charged nuclei and negatively charged electrons. Their mutual interactions determine most of the physical and chemical properties of matter, such as electrical conductivity or the absorption of light. The laws that govern this delicate interplay between electrons and nuclei are those of quantum electrodynamics (QED), in which particles interact via the exchange of photons, which are the quanta of light. However, the equations of QED are so complex that in practice scientists have to simplify them to be able to make any prediction for real materials. A very common simplification in quantum chemistry and solid-state physics is to neglect the quantum nature of light. Although this assumption works well for many applications, recent experiments have uncovered situations where the quantum nature of the photons can dramatically change the material properties and give rise to new collective behaviour and phenomena.

ITMO University December 24th, 2015 A team of physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute and Australian National University have researched the phenomenon of phase transition between photonic crystals and metamaterials – two types of periodic structures capable of manipulating light in intricate ways. The study helps to gain an insight into the fundamental properties of periodic structures and opens new possibilities for the design and creation of new electromagnetic materials. The results of the study were published in Nature Communications.

UCLA December 24th, 2015 A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. The new metal is composed of magnesium infused with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. It could be used to make lighter airplanes, spacecraft, and cars, helping to improve fuel efficiency, as well as in mobile electronics and biomedical devices.

Fars News Agency December 24th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in association with Swedish researchers synthesized and studied laboratorial nanostructures with high efficiency in the elimination of dye pollutants from contaminated water.

National University of Singapore December 24th, 2015 Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external electric and magnetic fields. This research, published on 23 December 2015 in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, was led by Professor Antonio Castro Neto and his research team at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) of the NUS Faculty of Science.

American Institute of Physics December 25th, 2015 Researchers at MINAO, a joint lab between The French Aerospace Lab in Palaiseau and the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures in Marcoussis, have recently demonstrated metamaterial resonators that allow emission in the infrared to be tuned through the geometry of the resonator.

Semblant December 25th, 2015 Semblant, the market leader in protective nanocoatings and liquid damage protection for electronic devices, today announced that it will showcase its patented MobileShield™ nanotechnology for mobile, wearable and IoT devices during Digital Experience! at CES® 2016 in Las Vegas.

Arrowhead Research Corporation December 14th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: NBI) as part of the annual re-ranking which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2015.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory December 14th, 2015 It has often been said that nature is history’s greatest innovator and if that is true then scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are learning from the best. Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a freeze-casting technique that enables them to design and create strong, tough and lightweight materials comparable to bones, teeth, shells and wood.

University of California, Davis December 14th, 2015 A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis and the University of Washington have demonstrated that the conductance of DNA can be modulated by controlling its structure, thus opening up the possibility of DNA’s future use as an electromechanical switch for nanoscale computing. Although DNA is commonly known for its biological role as the molecule of life, it has recently garnered significant interest for use as a nanoscale material for a wide-variety of applications.

Fars News Agency December 14th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced laboratorial samples of antibacterial woolen fabrics by using nanoparticles which are able to preserve their properties even after five times of washing.

Fars News Agency December 14th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a nanobiosensor to study the effects of various elements on DNA degradation and the methods to prevent it.

Fars News Agency December 14th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Yasouj University used a simple and quick method to produce bio-nanocomposites with high strength.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 14th, 2015 State-of-the-art atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are designed to capture images of structures as small as a fraction of a nanometer — a million times smaller than the width of a human hair. In recent years, AFMs have produced desktop-worthy close-ups of atom-sized structures, from single strands of DNA to individual hydrogen bonds between molecules.

University of Chicago Medical Center December 14th, 2015 Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be triggered by the death of brain cells that make myelin, the insulation around nerve fibers, according to research on a novel mouse model developed by scientists from the University of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine. The death of these cells initiates an autoimmune response against myelin, the main characteristic of the disease, which leads to MS-like symptoms in mice.

ITMO University December 14th, 2015 A team of chemists from ITMO University, in collaboration with research company SOPOT, has developed a novel type of firefighting foam based on inorganic silica nanoparticles. The new foam beats existing analogues in fire extinguishing capacity, thermal and mechanical stability and biocompatibility. The results of the study were published in ACS Advanced Materials & Interfaces.

Rice University December 15th, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, start your nanoengines. Rice University will send an entry to the first international NanoCar Race, which will be held next October at Pico-Lab CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France.

University of Pittsburgh December 15th, 2015 Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid material that could reconfigure itself multiple times into different shapes when exposed to light and heat, allowing for the creation of devices that not only adapt to their environment, but also display distinctly different behavior in the presence of different stimuli.

Beneq Oy December 15th, 2015 Jukka Nieminen (46), M Sc (Tech), has been appointed President of Beneq Oy as of 1.1.2016. Sampo Ahonen (46), M Sc (Tech), who has since 2005 served as the CEO of Beneq, will continue as the Chairman of the Board.

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) December 15th, 2015 Whether it is in catalytic processes in the chemical industry, environmental catalysis, new types of solar cells or new electronic components, nanoparticles are everywhere in modern production and environmental technologies, where their unique properties ensure efficiency and save resources. The special properties of nanoparticles often arise from a chemical interaction with the support material that they are placed on. Such interactions often change the electronic structure of the nanoparticle because electrical charge is exchanged between the particle and the support. Working groups led by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the University of Barcelona have now succeeded in counting the number of elementary charges that are lost by a platinum nanoparticle when it is placed onto a typical oxide support. Their work brings the possibility of developing tailor-made nanoparticles a step closer.*

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne December 15th, 2015 Topological insulators are materials that let electric current flow across their surface while keeping it from passing it through their bulk. This exotic property makes topological insulators very promising for electricity with less energy loss, spintronics, and perhaps even quantum computing. EPFL scientists have now identified a new class of topological insulators, and have discovered its first representative material, which could propel topological insulators into applications. The work, which was carried out within the framework of the EPFL-led NCCR Marvel project, is published in Nature Materials.

Vienna University of Technology December 15th, 2015 If light is able to propagate from left to right, the opposite direction is usually allowed as well. A beam of light can normally be sent back to its point of origin, just by reflecting it on a mirror. Researchers at TU Wien have developed a new device for breaking this rule. Just like in an electrical diode, which allows current to pass only in one direction, this glass fibre-based device transmits light only in one direction. The one-way-rule holds even if the pulse of light that passes through the fibre consists of only a few photons. Such a one-way-street for light can now be used for optical chips and may thus become important for optical signal processing.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie December 16th, 2015 Current semiconductor technology is based on silicon, an inorganic semiconductor material in which impurity atoms are introduced or doped for use in electronic components to increase conductivity and tailor the electronic structure. However, organic solid-state materials made of conjugated molecules or polymers can also exhibit promising semiconducting properties that make their application feasible for organic electronics.

KU Leuven December 16th, 2015 Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores. Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed an alternative method that produces these materials in the form of very thin films, so that they can easily be used for high-tech applications such as microchips.

Fars News Agency December 16th, 2015  Increasing the efficiency of solar cells has always been a serious concern in novel energy production industries and researchers try to optimize the processes to produce new devices to boost the production of electricity from sunlight in solar cells at the lowest cost possible.

Fars News Agency December 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Kashan University succeeded in the production of laboratorial samples of a type of polymer that has high resistance to heat and flame concurrently.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology December 16th, 2015 A method of fabricating polymer membranes with nanometer-scale holes that overcomes some practical challenges has been demonstrated by KAUST researchers.

Penn State December 16th, 2015 — A new material that is both highly transparent and electrically conductive could make large screen displays, smart windows and even touch screens and solar cells more affordable and efficient, according to the Penn State materials scientists and engineers who discovered it.

Lifeboat Foundation December 16th, 2015 Lifeboat Foundation launches 3 books .

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory December 17th, 2015 Plasmons, which may be thought of as clouds of electrons that oscillate within a metal nanocluster, could serve as antennae to absorb sunlight more efficiently than semiconductors. Understanding and manipulating them is important for their potential use in photovoltaics, solar cell water splitting, and sunlight-induced fuel production from CO2.

Arizona State University December 17th, 2015 Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular ‘nanomachine’, whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

Fars News Agency December 18th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanoparticles to design a highly accurate and high speed biosensor to detect hCG hormone.

Fars News Agency December 18th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University succeeded in the laboratorial production of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) nanostructures that can be used as sensor to detect environmental aromatic pollutants.

University of Geneva December 18th, 2015 Work of physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), in which they connected two materials with unusual quantum-mechanical properties through a quantum constriction, could open up a novel path towards both a deeper understanding of physics and future electronic devices. Their results have just been published in the journal Science.

Northwestern University December 18th, 2015 A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron — a material known as borophene.

University of Luxembourg December 18th, 2015 Predictions of physicists of the University of Luxembourg recently lead to the discovery of a material with special electric properties which engages the interest of plastics producing industry. Three years ago, physicists from Luxembourg had theoretically predicted the unusual characteristics of a particular composite material. These calculations could now be confirmed by experiment in cooperation with the “Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal” in Bordeaux, France, and resulted in the discovery of a so-called high-k-material, which might enable the production of better energy storage devices – the basis for smaller, faster and more efficient electronics.

Pensoft Publishers December 18th, 2015 Controlled manipulation of matter on the scale of atoms is the topic of a new cutting edge Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project “Heteroatom quantum corrals and nanoplasmonics in graphene” (HeQuCoG), led by Finnish-born physicist Toma Susi. The project is the first to openly publish its proposal via the innovative platform of the Research Ideas & Outcomes (RIO) Journal, designed to uncover the entire research cycle.

University of New South Wales December 18th, 2015 One of the scourges of infections in hospitals — biofilms formed by bacteria that stick to each other on living tissue and medical instruments, making them harder to remove — can be tricked into dispersing with the targeted application of nanoparticles and heat, researchers have found.

Haydale Ltd December 18th, 2015 Graphene specialists, Haydale Ltd will issue regular tweets as they become the latest technology company to join the social networking phenomenon.

JPK Instruments December 18th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announces the latest in their series of world-leading AFM systems, the NanoWizard’s 4 NanoScience AFM.

 

 

University of California, Davis December 5th, 2015 Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research from UC Davis shows that combining the technique with chemotherapy can allow complete destruction of tumors in mice.

Fars News Agency December 5th, 2015 Iranian researchers used a simple and cost-effective method to produce a sensor to measure concentration of arsenic ions in various media.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science December 7th, 2015 Columbia Engineering researchers have, for the first time, harnessed the molecular machinery of living systems to power an integrated circuit from adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of life. They achieved this by integrating a conventional solid-state complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuit with an artificial lipid bilayer membrane containing ATP-powered ion pumps, opening the door to creating entirely new artificial systems that contain both biological and solid-state components. The study, led by Ken Shepard, Lau Family Professor of Electrical Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, is published online Dec. 7 in Nature Communications.

Rice University December 7th, 2015 Never mind the ABCs. Rice University scientists interested in nanotubes are studying their XYΩs.

Arrowhead Research Corporation December 7th, 2015  Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its financial results for the fiscal 2015 year ended September 30, 2015, on Monday, December 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. EST. Investors may access a live audio webcast on the Company’s website at ir.arrowheadresearch.com/events.cfm. For analysts that wish to participate in the conference call, please dial 855-215-6159 or 315-625-6887 and enter Conference ID 99535530.

CEA Leti December 7th, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced preliminary steps for demonstrating a quantum bit, or qubit, the building block of quantum information, in a process utilizing a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS platform.

CEA Leti December 7th, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced it has signed an agreement with Keysight Technologies, the industry-leading device-modeling software supplier, to adapt Leti’s UTSOI extraction flow methodology within Keysight’s device modeling solutions for high-volume SPICE model generation.

National Space Society December 7th, 2015 On December 6, 2015, at 4:44 pm EST, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launched an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract. This is the fourth operational flight of the Cygnus to the ISS, and the first using an Atlas booster. This is also the first flight of the enhanced Cygnus freighter, now featuring a greater payload capacity, new solar arrays, and new fuel tanks. This Cygnus capsule has been named the SS Deke Slayton II after Mercury 7 astronaut Deke Slayton,the first Chief of NASA’s astronaut office, who flew on Apollo-Soyuz.

Arrowhead Research Corporation December 7th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, presented data at HEP DART 2015 showing that in chronically HBV-infected chimpanzees treated with ARC-520 in combination with nucleoside analogs, 7 of 9 (78%) exhibited signs of immune reactivation, which is likely a necessary step for achieving a functional cure of chronic HBV. One chimpanzee also exhibited an on-treatment therapeutic ALT flare and sustained virologic improvements 31 weeks off all treatment. ARC-520 is currently being studied in multiple Phase 2b global clinical trials.

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences December 7th, 2015 Want to make a virus? It’s easy: combine one molecule of genomic nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA, and a handful of proteins, shake, and in a fraction of a second you’ll have a fully-formed virus.
How can you fight something you can’t see? Viruses like influenza spread so effectively, and as a result can be so deadly, because of their ability to spontaneously self-assemble in large numbers. If researchers can understand how viruses assemble, they may be able to design drugs that prevent them from forming in the first place.

Technical University of Munich (TUM) December 7th, 2015 Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material – for small, light-weight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries. A short animation on the properties and possibilities of Zintl clusters, made for the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry with Focus on Novel Materials, Technical University of Munich, Germany. All 3D modeling was done in Cinema4D by Dominique Marchand Faessler.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 7th, 2015 MIT engineers have designed what may be the Band-Aid of the future: a sticky, stretchy, gel-like material that can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights, and other electronics, as well as tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels. The “smart wound dressing” releases medicine in response to changes in skin temperature and can be designed to light up if, say, medicine is running low.

Chalmers University of Technology December 8th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time reported the electrical detection of spin current on topological insulator surfaces at room temperature by employing a ferromagnetic detector. The findings have been published in the journal Nano Letters.

University of California, Santa Barbara December 8th, 2015 One of the greatest challenges in the evolution of electronics has been to reduce power consumption during transistor switching operation. In a study recently reported in Nature, engineers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have demonstrated a new transistor that switches at only 0.1 volts and reduces power dissipation by over 90% compared to state-of-the-art silicon transistors (MOSFETs).

Tohoku University December 8th, 2015 This technology is significant as it allows the thermally durable Li-ion battery to be used in a wider variety of applications, such as large-scale industrial machines with motors, and medical machines which need to be heated for autoclave sterilization. Since this technology does not require the cooling system common in conventional Li-ion batteries, it is expected to lead to further developments of compact battery systems and reduce overall costs.

Fars News Agency December 8th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology succeeded in the laboratorial production of light sorption surfaces that have application in solar thermal systems.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign December 8th, 2015 Light and electricity dance a complicated tango in devices like LEDs, solar cells and sensors. A new anti-reflection coating developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, lets light through without hampering the flow of electricity, a step that could increase efficiency in such devices.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign December 8th, 2015 n engineer and an ophthalmologist are working together to develop a portable sensor that can quickly and inexpensively determine whether an eye injury is mild or severe. The device, called OcuCheck, works by measuring levels of vitamin C in the fluids that coat or leak from the eye. The sensor could speed efforts to determine the extent of eye injuries at accident sites, in rural areas lacking ophthalmology specialists or on the battlefield, the researchers said.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign December 8th, 2015 For bacteria that swim, determining whether to stay the course or head in a new direction is vital to survival. A new study offers atomic-level details of the molecular machinery that allows swimming bacteria to sense their environment and change direction when needed.
Bacterial chemotaxis, the process by which a bacterium changes direction in response to environmental cues, involves a complex array of chemical receptors (red, elongated molecules) and other sensory proteins (blue and green molecules), which work together to process sensory information. A new study offers high-resolution details of the structure and function of the chemosensory array, researchers report.

CEA Leti December 8th, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced it has developed two techniques to induce local strain in FD-SOI processes for next-generation FD-SOI circuits that will produce more speed at the same, or lower, power consumption, and improve performance.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) December 8th, 2015 Researchers in the Light-Matter Interactions Unit led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed an on-off switch with ultrathin optical fibers, which could be used for data transfer in the future. This research was published in the New Journal of Physics.

Institute for Basic Science December 8th, 2015 Scientists operating out of IBS’ Center for Nanoparticle Research have reported highly durable and active intermetallic platinum-iron (PtFe) nanoparticles (NPs) coated with nitrogen (N) doped carbon shell. Precision sized face centered tetragonal (fct) PtFe NPs, only a few nanometers thick, are formed by thermal annealing at 700oC, resulting in a carbon outer layer which protects the NPs from detachment and dissolution throughout the harsh fuel cell operating conditions. The N-doped carbon shell not only prevents the amalgamation of the NPs during a thermal annealing process to keep their sizes as small as 6.5 nm but also protects them under the harsh operating condition.

Lehigh University December 9th, 2015 DNA, which stores genetic information in the majority of organisms on Earth, is not easily destroyed. It readily absorbs ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but finds ways to recover.

Rice University December 9th, 2015 A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials might simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water.

Harris & Harris Group December 9th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that yesterday NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) hosted a tour of the jointly run Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory located at the NASA’s Ames Research Center which houses one of D-Wave’s 1,097-qubit D-Wave 2X™ quantum computers. At this event, Google announced that D-Wave’s quantum computer was able to find solutions to complicated problems of nearly 1,000 variables up to 108 (100,000,000) times faster than classical computers.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. December 9th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC MARKETS: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today announced that two more offshore oil and gas projects are currently underway with their patented Heat Shield™ EPX4 and High Heat temperature control coatings (TCC). In one project, the High Heat coating is being used for insulation and corrosion prevention on all the steam pipes to bring the surface temperatures to a safe touch level. The other project uses the EPX4 coating to insulate and reduce energy use on a reboiler and associated piping.

Carbodeon December 9th, 2015 European company Carbodeon has been granted a US patent for its technology which enables detonation-synthesised diamond particles (nanodiamonds) to be combined with polymers for use in fields such as personal electronics, LED lighting, automotive and machine tools.

Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd. December 9th, 2015 MikroMasch™ have introduced a new line of AFM tips – OPUS™.

University of Chicago December 9th, 2015 More than a decade ago, theorists predicted the possibility of a nanolens–a chain of three nanoscale spheres that would focus incoming light into a spot much smaller than possible with conventional microscopy. Such a device would make possible extremely high-resolution imaging or biological sensing. But scientists had been unable to build and arrange many nanolenses over a large area.

Oregon State University December 9th, 2015 Researchers have developed a new three-drug delivery system for cancer treatment, especially metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer – and shown that the system may have particular value with cancers like this that often spread through the lymphatic system.

University College London December 10th, 2015 A new test for detecting multiple explosives simultaneously has been developed by UCL scientists. The proof-of-concept sensor is designed to quickly identify and quantify five commonly used explosives in solution to help track toxic contamination in waste water and improve the safety of public spaces.

University College London December 10th, 2015 A mathematical problem underlying fundamental questions in particle and quantum physics is provably unsolvable, according to scientists at UCL, Universidad Complutense de Madrid – ICMAT and Technical University of Munich.

National University of Singapore December 10th, 2015 Why send a message back in time, but lock it so that no one can ever read the contents? Because it may be the key to solving currently intractable problems. That’s the claim of an international collaboration who have just published a paper in npj Quantum Information.

Fars News Agency December 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the application of nanomaterials to improve and facilitate the production of hydrogen as the fuel for fuel cells.

Fars News Agency December 10th, 2015 Iranian scientists produced nanocatalysts in a research which can eliminate organic pollutants from water in the presence of sunlight.

Fars News Agency December 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of silicon nanoparticles on the germination of various types of lentil which can improve the crop’s stabilization in the early germination stage in arid and semi-arid regions.

University of Leeds December 10th, 2015 New research into how a plant virus assembles could lay the groundwork for future use to carry drugs into the human body.

INRS December 10th, 2015 Infinitesimal fluctuations occurring on the milli- and even nano-second time scales within the three-dimensional structure of enzymes may be one of the keys to explaining protein function. Professor Nicolas Doucet’s team at INRS has demonstrated that even when certain amino acids are far from the active site of an enzyme, a change in their flexibility and atomic fluctuations can significantly impact enzyme activity. This phenomenon, which has been underestimated up to now, could explain certain protein engineering failures and help improve the way synthetic functional enzymes are designed.

Michigan Technological University December 10th, 2015  Nano implies small—and that’s great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones—but it’s also a problem. The tiny nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes and other nanomaterials that make up our technology eventually find their way into water. The Environmental Protection Agency says more 1,300 commercial products use some kind of nanomaterial. And we just don’t know the full impact on health and the environment.
Nano implies small — and that’s great for use in medical devices, beauty products and smartphones — but it’s also a problem. All these tiny particles get into our water and are difficult to remove. Now, researchers Yoke Khin Yap and Dongyang Zhang have a novel and very simple way to take the nanomaterials out.

University of Michigan December 11th, 2015 -When heat travels between two objects that aren’t touching, it flows differently at the smallest scales–distances on the order of the diameter of DNA, or 1/50,000 of a human hair.

Phantoms Foundation December 11th, 2015 The EU funded EUPHONON coordination action has published a report which includes Position Paper, Road Map and Strategic Research Agenda on Nanophononics in the context of ICT.

 

 

Fars News Agency November 28th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanoparticles and epoxy resin simultaneously to increase impact resistance of a type of polymer that is commonly used in various industries.

Fars News Agency November 28th, 2015 A group of Iranian researchers carried out a review study on the effects of frequency caused by RAMAN spectrometry on the properties and characteristics of various nanostructures.

Fars News Agency November 28th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences produced the laboratorial sample of a nanocatalyst with high efficiency in the elimination of pharmaceutical compounds from wastewater.

Princeton University November 28th, 2015 An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials containing the particle act as insulators for current applied in some directions and as conductors for current applied in other directions. This behavior suggests a range of potential applications, from low-energy devices to efficient transistors.

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern November 29th, 2015 Young scientist Dr Andrii Chumak conducts research about the fundamental physics of next-generation data processing. His approach is based on magnons, also called magnetic spin waves, that hold the potential for significant improvements in the speed and performance of computers. At the University of Kaiserslautern’s State Research Center OPTIMAS, Chumak investigates how spin waves can be excited and manipulated in circuits smaller than one ten-thousandth of a millimetre. For this, he is now to receive a particularly prestigious package of financial support amounting to 1.5 million euros. The funding, which he will invest in his research over a period of five years, is being awarded by the European Research Council (ERC). Only a number of approx. 330 of these so-called “Starting Grants” are awarded across the whole of Europe – and across all scientific disciplines.

University of California, Berkeley November 29th, 2015 An emerging class of atomically thin materials known as monolayer semiconductors has generated a great deal of buzz in the world of materials science. Monolayers hold promise in the development of transparent LED displays, ultra-high efficiency solar cells, photo detectors and nanoscale transistors. Their downside? The films are notoriously riddled with defects, killing their performance.

Institute of Physics November 29th, 2015 Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.

Rice University November 30th, 2015 Nanoscale octopods that do double duty as catalysts and plasmonic sensors are lighting a path toward more efficient industrial processes, according to a Rice University scientist.

University of California, San Diego November 30th, 2015 Scientists recently discovered that tiny, multilayer nanostructures inside a tarantula’s hair are responsible for its vibrant color. The science behind how these hair-raising spiders developed their blue hue may lead to new ways to improve computer or TV screens using biomimicry.

Drexel University November 30th, 2015 In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents–a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly mitigating these costly accidents.

North Carolina State University November 30th, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.

National Space Society November 30th, 2015 Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully flew to the edge of space, reaching the Karman line (100 km/329,839 ft) before a picture-perfect landing in West Texas. During the flight, the vehicle reached Mach 3.72, nearly 4x the speed of sound. This marks the first time that a re-usable vertical take-off/vertical landing vehicle has reached space and returned to its launch site.

Renishaw November 30th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, announces that their inVia confocal Raman microscope connects to Bruker’s Dimension Icon AFM.

Indiana University December 1st, 2015 The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next generation of solar cells, circuits, sensors and other technology.

Forbes.com December 1st, 2015 Scientists at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in Konkuk University, Republic of Korea, have created a gas sensor that you can simply embroider onto any item of clothing. On exposure to high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in the air, the electrical properties of this electronic textile, or e-textile, change, causing a light emitting diode to shine, alerting the wearer to the dangerously high levels of this dangerous gas in the air they are breathing in.

University of Texas at Arlington December 1st, 2015 What if a diabetic never had to prick a finger to monitor his or her blood-glucose levels, and instead could rely on an internal, nanoscale device to analyze blood continuously and transmit readings to a hand-held scanner?

Emory Health Sciences December 1st, 2015 Physical chemists have devised a rolling DNA-based motor that’s 1,000 times faster than any other synthetic DNA motor, giving it potential for real-world applications, such as disease diagnostics. Nature Nanotechnology is publishing the finding.

CEA Leti December 1st, 2015 As part of its ongoing mission to help its industrial partners implement competitive, leading-edge semiconductor capabilities, CEA-Leti will present new details about its R&D efforts in post-7-nanometer CMOS device architectures, materials and computing-system paradigms during IEDM 2015.

Oregon State University December 1st, 2015 Engineers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic “sintering,” which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic.

North Carolina State University December 2nd, 2015 Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory December 2nd, 2015 A new era of electronics and even quantum devices could be ushered in with the fabrication of a virtually perfect single layer of “white graphene,” according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

American Chemical Society December 2nd, 2015 Body sensors, which were once restricted to doctors’ offices, have come a long way. They now allow any wearer to easily track heart rate, steps and sleep cycles around the clock. Soon, they could become even more versatile — with the help of chewing gum. Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a unique sensing device made of gum and carbon nanotubes that can move with your most bendable parts and track your breathing.

Purdue University December 2nd, 2015 Universal scaling law for the collapse of viscous nanopores Jiakai Lu; Jiayun Yu; Carlos M. Corvalan Transport Phenomena Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States E-mail: corvalac@purdue.edu Below a threshold size, a small pore nucleated in a fluid sheet will contract to minimize the surface energy. Such behavior plays a key role in nature and technology, from nanopores in biological membranes to nanopores in sensors for rapid DNA and RNA sequencing. Here we show that nanopores nucleated in viscous fluid sheets collapse following a universal scaling law for the pore radius. High-fidelity numerical simulations reveal that the scaling is largely independent of the initial conditions, including the size, shape, and thickness of the original nanopore. Results further show that the scaling law yields a constant speed of collapse as observed in recent experiments. Nanopores in fluid sheets of moderate viscosity also attain this constant terminal speed provided that they are sufficiently close to the singularity.

Penn State December 2nd, 2015  The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive. Researchers at Penn State have recently filed a patent to develop such a device.
American Institute of Physics December 2nd, 2015 Hybrid optoelectronic devices based on blends of hard and soft semiconductors can combine the properties of the two material types, opening the possibility for devices with novel functionality and properties, such as cheap and scalable solution-based processing methods. However, the efficiency of such devices is limited by the relatively slow electronic communication between the material components that relies on charge transfer, which is susceptible to losses occurring at the hybrid interface.

Springer December 2nd, 2015 As talks of global warming are once again making headlines, scientists have renewed their efforts to understand how to best limit its effects. For example, sequestrating short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon, yields much faster reductions in global warming compared to reductions in CO2. To do so, it is essential to have a better grasp of the nature of physico-chemical properties of gases interacting with porous carbon. Now, a team of chemical engineering researchers based in South Africa has established ways of accurately simulating methane adsorption and desorption in carbon with nanopores. These findings have been published by Matthew Lasich and Deresh Ramjugernath from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, in EPJ B. Alternative applications for such findings are relevant for future energy research, such as energy storage and the development of natural gas extraction methods.

American Chemical Society December 3rd, 2015 If quantum computers existed, they would revolutionize computing as we know it. Based on fundamental properties of matter, the potential power of these theoretical workhorses would solve problems in a new way, cracking extremely complex spy codes and precisely modeling chemical systems in a snap. This week in ACS Central Science, researchers create cleverly designed molecules to get one step closer to this goal.

Technical University of Munich December 3rd, 2015 Physicists at the Technical University of Munich, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University (USA) have tracked down semiconductor nanostructure mechanisms that can result in the loss of stored information – and halted the amnesia using an external magnetic field. The new nanostructures comprise common semiconductor materials compatible with standard manufacturing processes.

Rice University December 3rd, 2015 Rice University researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors that rival the best available for energy storage and delivery.

University of Pennsylvania December 3rd, 2015 Scientists and engineers are engaged in a global race to make new materials that are as thin, light and strong as possible. These properties can be achieved by designing materials at the atomic level, but they are only useful if they can leave the carefully controlled conditions of a lab.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) December 3rd, 2015 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way. And how they are doing it just might be the semiconductor industry’s ticket for extending its use of optical microscopes to measure computer chip features that are approaching 10 nanometers, tiny fractions of the wavelength of light.

Fars News Agency December 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a biosensor with low detection limit that can accurately measure a type of protein in real samples.

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center December 4th, 2015 Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) have developed nanoparticles that swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

Elsevier December 4th, 2015 Graphene oxide could be used to make super strong dental fillings that don’t corrode, according to a new study published in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.

Linköping University December 4th, 2015 Researchers at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Sweden, have developed power paper — a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy. The material consists of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer. The results have been published in Advanced Science.

Rice University December 4th, 2015 A new method for building “drawbridges” between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.

 

 

Forschungszentrum Jülich November 21st, 2015 The overheating of computer chips is a major obstacle to the development of faster and more efficient computers and mobile phones. One promising remedy for this problem could be a class of materials first discovered just a few years ago: topological insulators, which conduct electricity with less resistance and heat generation than conventional materials. Research on these materials is still in its early stages. A team from Jülich and Aachen has now found a way to control the desired conducting properties of this type of material more precisely and reliably than ever before. The results have been published in the current edition of the journal Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9816).

National Renewable Energy Laboratory November 21st, 2015 Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to heat.

University of Chicago November 21st, 2015 Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics. It says that two particles can be so inextricably connected that the state of one particle can instantly influence the state of the other, no matter how far apart they are.

Lund University November 21st, 2015 New data presented by researchers at Lund University and others in the journal Oceanologia show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be mainly from cars but also biomass combustion, industries and natural particles from the sea.
Angstron Materials Inc. November 21st, 2015 Graphene has the potential to fully charge your phone in five minutes, clean up radioactive waste, create a super strong artificial limb or make ocean water drinkable. Until now large scale adoption of the “wonder material” has been stymied by limited production capabilities and a high price tag. Today during remarks at GrapChina 2015 in Qingdao, China, Dr. Bor Jang, chief executive officer and co-founder of Angstron Materials Inc. (AMI) announced a two-pronged plan he says will eliminate these bottlenecks and jump start market growth.

Future Science Group November 21st, 2015 Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of nanotechnology to monitor, repair, and control human biological systems at the molecular level. Nanomedicine is published by Future Science Group.

Aalto University November 21st, 2015 Superconductors are marvellous materials that are able to transport electric current and energy without dissipation. For this reason, they are extremely useful for constructing magnets that can generate enormous magnetic fields without melting. They have found important applications as essential components of the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at CERN, levitating trains, and the magnetic resonance imaging tool widely used for medical purposes. Yet, one reason why the waiting list for an MRI scan is sometimes so long is the cost of the equipment. Indeed, superconductors have to be cooled down below one hundred degrees centigrade to manifest their unique properties, and this implies the use of expensive refrigerators.

Technical University of Munich November 21st, 2015 Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures, for example in carbon-fiber materials and bones. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Lund, Charite hospital in Berlin and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have now developed a new computed tomography method based on the scattering, rather than on the absorption, of X-rays. The technique makes it possible for the first time to visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, allowing the researchers to view the precise three-dimensional structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth.

University of Maryland November 21st, 2015 A team of researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a groundbreaking “Water-in-Salt” aqueous Lithium ion battery technology that could provide power, efficiency and longevity comparable to today’s Lithium-ion batteries, but without the fire risk, poisonous chemicals and environmental hazards of current Lithium batteries.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory November 21st, 2015 Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies.

Berkeley Lab November 22nd, 2015 Glioblastoma multiforme, a cancer of the brain also known as “octopus tumors” because of the manner in which the cancer cells extend their tendrils into surrounding tissue, is virtually inoperable, resistant to therapies, and always fatal, usually within 15 months of onset. Each year, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) kills approximately 15,000 people in the United States. One of the major obstacles to treatment is the blood brain barrier, the network of blood vessels that allows essential nutrients to enter the brain but blocks the passage of other substances. What is desperately needed is a means of effectively transporting therapeutic drugs through this barrier. A nanoscience expert at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) may have the solution.

Universität Mainz November 23rd, 2015 An international team from four EU countries plans to use an innovative concept to improve the use of companion diagnostics in disease and develop new approaches to therapy in the long term. The idea is to combine the use of nanomedicines and short half-life radionuclides for imaging purposes in the living organism. First the nanomedicines, in the form of synthetic nanoparticles or antibodies, are introduced in the body where they actively or passively accumulate in certain organisms or cells. The second stage involves the delivery of a radioactive substance. Where the substance encounters the nanoparticles, a rapid chemical reaction occurs and the two bind together, while the remainder of the substance is eliminated from the body. With the help of an imaging technique, it is now possible to precisely pinpoint where the nanoparticles are located, to what extent they have accumulated at the target site, and what effect they are having on the disease pathology. The EU is funding the project to the tune of EUR 6 million over the next five years. Participating are physicians and clinicians from Copenhagen, chemists at TU Wien, and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), together with commercial partners from Austria and the Netherlands. The project was launched with the clear ambition of transferring the technology into clinical practice.

UCLA November 23rd, 2015 A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has found a new way to use enzymes to remove pollutants from water that is cost- and energy-efficient, able to remove multiple pollutants at once, and minimizes risks to public health and the environment.

The Optical Society November 23rd, 2015 An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3D at the nanoscale.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne November 23rd, 2015 Scientists at EPFL show how a light-induced force can amplify the sensitivity and resolution of a technique used to study single molecules.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf November 23rd, 2015 Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have proposed the use of ion beams for their fabrication. An ultra-fine beam consisting of around 10 neon ions suffices to bring several hundred atoms of an iron-aluminum alloy into disarray and thereby generate a nanomagnet embedded directly in the material. A special holographic technique is used on a transmission-electron microscope (TEM) at the TU Dresden which shows the magnetic field lines and therefore helps measuring the precise dimensions of these nanoscale magnets. The scientists report on their experiments in the journal Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/srep16786).

EMPA November 24th, 2015 What is true for double-blade razors is also true for solar cells: two work steps are more thorough than one. Stacking two solar cells one on top of the other, where top cell is semi-transparent, which efficiently converts large energy photons into electricity, while the bottom cell converts the remaining or transmitted low energy photons in an optimum manner. This allows a larger portion of the light energy to be converted to electricity. Up to now, the sophisticated technology needed for the procedure was mainly confined to the realm of Space or Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV). These “tandem cells” grown on very expensive single crystal wafers are considered not attractive for mass production and low cost solar electricity. The research team working under Stephan Buecheler and Ayodhya N. Tiwari from the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology has now succeeded in making tandem solar cells that are based on polycrystalline thin films, and the methods are suitable for large area low cost processing, Flexible plastic or metal foils could also be used as substrate in future. This marks a major milestone on the path to mass production of high-efficiency solar cells with low cost processes.

Fars News Agency November 24th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced nanocapsules containing omega-3 oil at laboratorial scale in a project in association with an Iranian enterprise active in the production of foodstuff.

University of Waterloo November 24th, 2015 Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

University of California, San Diego November 24th, 2015 Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The technology could serve as a general tool to separate and recover nanoparticles from other complex fluids for medical, environmental, and industrial applications.

University of Leicester November 25th, 2015 Scientists from the University of Leicester have for the first time created a detailed image of a toxin – called pneumolysin – associated with deadly infections such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology November 25th, 2015 Physicists Mikhail Feigel’man (the head of MIPT’s theoretical nanophysics laboratory) and Lev Ioffe have explained the unusual effect in a number of promising superconductor materials. Using a theory they developed previously, the scientists have linked superconducting carrier density with the quantum properties of a substance.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 25th, 2015 How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate at which a campfire can warm you up, to how much heat the Earth absorbs from the sun. But predicting such radiative heat transfer between extremely close objects has proven elusive for the past 50 years.

Science China Press November 25th, 2015 Cryptography is the approach to protect data secrecy in public environment. Certain cryptographic communications require not only the security of the transmitted message against eavesdropping from an outside adversary, but also the communicators’ individual privacy against each other. Symmetrically private information retrieval (SPIR), which deals with the problem of private user queries to a database, is an example of such communication protocols. In a SPIR protocol Alice can obtain one item (i.e. one secret) from Bob’s secret database in such a manner that Bob does not know which item Alice has obtained and, simultaneously, Alice cannot get additional items except the one she wanted in the database.

University of Texas at Austin November 25th, 2015 Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.

Picosun Oy November 26th, 2015 ESPOO, Finland, 26th November, 2015 – Picosun Oy, leading supplier of high end Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating solutions for global industries, launches ALD equipment for production of high efficiency 3D-integrated trench capacitors.

ETH Zurich November 27th, 2015 A nugget of real 20 carats gold, so light that it does not sink in a cappuccino, floating instead on the milk foam – what sounds unbelievable has actually been accomplished by researchers from ETH Zurich. Scientists led by Raffaele Mezzenga, Professor of Food and Soft Materials, have produced a new kind of foam out of gold, a three-dimensional mesh of gold that consists mostly of pores. It is the lightest gold nugget ever created. “The so-called aerogel is a thousand times lighter than conventional gold alloys. It is lighter than water and almost as light as air,” says Mezzenga.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona November 27th, 2015 In an article published in Small, researchers successfully applied a new qualitative and quantitative method for the detection of a DNA sequence characteristic of Leishmania infantum kinetoplast, a frequent parasite in veterinary that affects humans too. The work was led from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a research Center placed in the Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Bellaterra, and the UAB Spin Off company Vetgenomics.

The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics November 27th, 2015 Iron oxides occur in nature in many forms, often significantly different from each other in terms of structure and physical properties. However, a new variety of iron oxide, recently created and tested by scientists in Cracow, surprised both physicists and engineers, as it revealed features previously unobserved in any other material.

Stanford University November 27th, 2015 A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.

 

 

Fars News Agency November 14th, 2015 The Iranian Enterprise, Nilifam Rei, produced and presented to the market water-based self-cleaning nanopaints in industrial scale.

University of Groningen November 14th, 2015 Physicists from the universities of Groningen and Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Hong Kong have discovered that transistors made of ultrathin layers molybdeendisulfide (MoS2) are not only superconducting at low temperatures but also stay superconducting in a high magnetic field. This is a unique phenomenon with exciting promises for the future. The experiments were the first to have been performed at the High Field Magnet Laboratory in Nijmegen, jointly operated by Radboud University and the FOM foundation. The results are published on 12 November by the journal Science.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) November 14th, 2015 Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, “spooky actions at a distance,” as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

North Carolina State University November 14th, 2015 The development of nucleic acid (NA) based nanotechnology applications rely on the efficient packaging of DNA and RNA. However, the atomic details of NA-nanoparticle binding remain to be comprehensively characterized. Here, we examined how nanoparticle and solvent properties affect NA compaction.

American Chemical Society November 14th, 2015 Preventing blood clots with drugs such as heparin has become a common practice for fighting some heart and lung conditions, and for certain surgeries. But patients who take them also need their blood to clot to heal incisions made during operations. Researchers are developing a new way to tackle this problem — by pairing snake venom with nanofibers. Their study using the therapy on rats appears in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

American Chemical Society November 15th, 2015 Tiny plastic bits, collectively known as called microplastics, are showing up in bodies of water around the world, and are accumulating in aquatic creatures, including fish and shellfish. Now scientists, after testing a sampling of commercial products in China, have reported for the first time that they also could be contaminating something else we consume from the sea salt. Their study appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology.

American Chemical Society November 15th, 2015 Making a computer that learns and remembers like a human brain is a daunting challenge. The complex organ has 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections — or synapses — that can grow stronger or weaker over time. But now scientists report in ACS’ journal Nano Letters the development of a first-of-its-kind synthetic synapse that mimics the plasticity of the real thing, bringing us one step closer to human-like artificial intelligence.

Arrowhead Research Corporation November 15th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, presents data at the AASLD Liver Meeting 2015® in an oral presentation and a poster showing that ARC-520, its drug candidate against chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), leads to robust, sustained anti-viral effects in chimpanzees with chronic HBV. Arrowhead also describes an important new discovery that HBV DNA integrated into the host genome is likely an important source of HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) production, particularly in chimps that are negative for hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg). The company plans to present additional data from this study at the 2015 Hep Dart conference in December demonstrating that two of four HBeAg-positive chimps exhibited signs of immune reactivation, which is believed to be a necessary step toward achieving a functional cure of HBV.

Fars News Agency November 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of using quantum dots in the structure of solar cells on the efficiency of the equipment.

Rmit University November 16th, 2015 Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne have helped crack the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of quantum computing.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology November 16th, 2015 Graphene is the first truly two-dimensional crystal, which was obtained experimentally and investigated regarding its unique chemical and physical properties. In 2010, two MIPT alumni, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. There has now been a considerable increase in the number of research studies aimed at finding commercial applications for graphene and other two-dimensional materials. One of the most promising applications for graphene is thought to be biomedical technologies, which is what researchers from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at the MIPT’s Center of Excellence for Nanoscale Optoelectronics are currently investigating.

ICN2 November 16th, 2015 ICREA Prof Sergio O. Valenzuela, Group Leader at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), is among the 5 authors of a review article highlighted on the cover of the journal Reviews of Modern Physics. The article offers a pedagogical overview of the Spin Hall effect, both from a theoretical and from an experimental perspective.

Arrowhead Research Corporation November 16th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, presented data from a Phase 2a clinical study at The AASLD Liver Meeting 2015® demonstrating that ARC-520, its lead drug candidate against chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), effectively reduced HBV viral antigens derived from cccDNA. HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) was reduced substantially with a maximum reduction of 1.9 logs (99%) and a mean maximum reduction of 1.5 logs (96.8%) in treatment naïve e-antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients. This direct antiviral effect was still evident 57 days after a single dose. These data strongly support advancement of ARC-520, and Arrowhead has initiated multiple studies aimed at producing a functional cure of HBV.

Harris & Harris Group November 16th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Lockheed Martin to upgrade the company’s 512-qubit D-Wave Two™ quantum computer to the new D-Wave 2X™ system with 1,000+ qubits.

Rice University November 16th, 2015 Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy.

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main November 17th, 2015 Signalling processes in organisms are governed by specific extracellular and intracellular interactions and involve hundreds of different functionally highly versatile receptors situated in cell membranes. For scientists wishing to understand signalling processes the situation is made more complex by the receptors not only being unevenly distributed and often able to bind more than one ligand but also by the same type of receptor being able to bind a ligand strongly, weakly or not at all. New methods that allow precise quantifications of such complex interactions are urgently required.

Nanotech Security Corp. November 17th, 2015 Nanotech Security Corp. (TSX VENTURE: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF), and HUECK FOLIEN GmbH of Baumgartenberg, Austria today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which contemplates an operational agreement to collaborate in the production of a colour shifting security feature in optical thin film. The OTF product is anticipated to initially be used in banknotes as threads and then expand into other markets in the future.

FEI Company November 17th, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and ICON Analytical will hold workshops and demonstrations of FEI’s Talos™ scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) at the Indian Institute of Science, Materials Research Centre in Bangalore, starting 23 November through 15 December 2015. The industry-leading Talos F200X STEM delivers high-resolution characterization data in two- and three-dimensions. Innovative integration of multiple imaging and analytical modes increases throughput and repeatability without compromising data quality. With Talos, scientists and engineers can acquire statistically meaningful sub-nm data across all research labs in industry, government and academia.

University of Oxford November 17th, 2015 If you’ve ever been captivated by slow-motion footage on a wildlife documentary, or you’ve shuddered when similar technology is used to replay highlights from a boxing match, you’ll know how impressive advancements in ultra-fast science can be.

University of Exeter November 17th, 2015 Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could pave the way for miniaturised optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the ‘graphene revolution’.

University of New South Wales November 18th, 2015 A team of Australian engineers has proven — with the highest score ever obtained — that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.

Fars News Agency November 18th, 2015 The application of fuel cells increases every day in various industries due to the importance of using sustainable and green energy sources.

Fars News Agency November 18th, 2015 A group of Iranian researchers used a new method to produce nanostructured films in a short period of time at room temperature.

The Optical Society November 18th, 2015 The amount of data that flows over the internet has exploded in the last decade. Whether people are watching cat videos, streaming movies, or uploading vacation photos to social media sites, they are demanding ever higher performance from the optical networks that are the physical foundation of the World Wide Web.

Nanometrics Incorporated November 18th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced their participation in the following investor events: 2015 Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ December 3, 2015 4th Annual Midtown CAP Summit Le Parker Meridien, New York, NY December 10, 2015 The presentation material utilized during both events will be made accessible on the investor page of Nanometrics’ website at www.nanometrics.com.

PLAT4M Consortium Members November 18th, 2015 CEA-Leti and its partners in the European FP7 project PLAT4M today announced they have built three silicon photonics platforms. The four-year project, which launched in 2013, aims at building a European-based supply chain in silicon photonics and speeding industrialization of the technology. PLAT4M, which is funded by a European Commission grant of 10.2 million euros, includes 15 leading European R&D institutes and CMOS companies, key industrial and research organizations in design and packaging, as well as end users in different application fields, to build the complete supply chain.

Brookhaven National Laboratory November 18th, 2015 In certain nanomaterials, electrons are able to race through custom-built roadways just one atom wide. To achieve excellent efficiency, these one-dimensional paths must be paved with absolute perfection-a single errant atom can stop racing electrons in their tracks or even launch it backwards. Unfortunately, such imperfections are inevitable.

Goethe University Frankfurt November 18th, 2015 Signalling processes in organisms are governed by specific extracellular and intracellular interactions and involve hundreds of different functionally highly versatile receptors situated in cell membranes. For scientists wishing to understand signalling processes the situation is made more complex by the receptors not only being unevenly distributed and often able to bind more than one ligand but also by the same type of receptor being able to bind a ligand strongly, weakly or not all. New methods that allow precise quantifications of such complex interactions are urgently required.

Mark Donovan November 18th, 2015 An Action Packed Cerebral Thriller that Spans Three Continents, “Waterkill” is the second book in the Dave Henson Series.

Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) November 18th, 2015 Bones are made up of tiny fibres that are roughly a thousand times finer than a human hair. One major feature of these so-called collagen fibrils is that they are ordered and aligned differently depending on the part of the bone they are found in. Although this ordering is decisive for the mechanical stability of the bone, traditional computer tomography (CT) can only be used to determine the density but not the local orientation of the underlying nanostructure. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have now overcome this limitation thanks to an innovative computer-based algorithm. They applied the method to measurements of a piece of bone obtained using the Swiss Light Source SLS. Their approach enabled them to determine the localised order and alignment of the collagen fibrils inside the bone in three dimensions. Aside from bone, the method can be applied to a wide variety of biological and materials science specimens. The researchers published the result of their study in the renowned journal Nature.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital November 18th, 2015 Many nanotherapeutics are currently being tested in clinical trials and several have already been clinically approved to treat cancers. But the ability to predict which patients will be most responsive to these treatments has remained elusive. Now, a collaboration between investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has led to a new approach that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via nanoparticles. The team’s preclinical results are published in Science Translational Medicine November 18.

Osaka University November 19th, 2015 Graphene, a single atomic layer of graphite with a carbon-layered structure, has been drawing much attention because of its abundant electronic properties and the possibilities of application due to its unique electronic structure. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov extracted single-atom-thick crystallites from bulk graphite in 2004 for the first time. This results earned them the Nobel Prize in physics 2010.

American Chemical Society November 19th, 2015 Spider webs are notoriously sticky. Although they only take a second to swat down, shaking them off your hands can be an exercise in frustration. But that stubborn tackiness could come in handy when designing smart synthetic adhesives that could work even in the most humid conditions. In the journal ACS Nano, scientists report new insight toward that goal.

American Chemical Society November 19th, 2015 Deciding whether to cook or toss a steak that’s been in the fridge for a few days calls for a sniff test. This generally works well for home cooks. But food manufacturers that supply tons of meats to consumers require more reliable measures. In a new journal called ACS Sensors, scientists report a simple method that uses nanotubes to quickly detect spoilage. It could help make sure meats are safe when they hit store shelves.

University of Basel November 19th, 2015 Scientists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have demonstrated for the first time how electrons are transported from a superconductor through a quantum dot into a metal with normal conductivity. This transport process through a quantum dot had already been calculated theoretically in the nineties, but scientists at the University of Basel have now succeeded in proving the theory with measurements. They report on their findings in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona November 19th, 2015 The information revolution is synonymous with the traditional quest to pack more chips and increase computing power. This quest is embodied by the famous “Moore’s law”, which predicts that the number of transistors per chip doubles every couple of years and has held true for a remarkably long time. However, as Moore´s law approaches its limit, a parallel quest is becoming increasingly important. This latter quest is nick-named “more than Moore”, and it aims to add new functionalities (not just transistors) within each chip by integrating smart materials on top of the ubiquitous and still indispensable silicon base.

Naval Research Laboratory November 19th, 2015 Research biologists, chemists and theoreticians at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during normal brain function, or dysfunction, as result of injury or disease.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis November 19th, 2015 A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor developed and tested by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.

University of Illinois College of Engineering November 19th, 2015 Apparently, size doesn’t always matter. An extensive study by an interdisciplinary research group suggests that the deformation properties of nanocrystals are not much different from those of the Earth’s crust.

Fars News Agency November 20th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Sahand University of Technology in Tabriz produced polymer samples with higher impact resistance thanks to the presence of nanoparticles in their structure.

Fars News Agency November 20th, 2015 Iranian researchers presented a graphic model to demonstrate the interaction between anti-HIV drug and HIV virus with high accuracy.

CEA Leti November 20th, 2015 The Innovative-company-support Project Started in February 2015. 15 EuroCPS Members from Nine Countries Are Now Supporting Nine Projects out of the First Call. The Second Call for Industrial Projects Is Now open.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience November 20th, 2015 Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce Dr Takuya Satoh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science of Kyushu University as the winner of the 2015 Sir Martin Wood Prize. Dr Satoh was awarded the prize for his work involving the generation and control of magnetic excitations by polarised light in anti-ferromagnets and ferrimagnets.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute November 20th, 2015 Ribbon cutting ceremony marks move that will create 56 new jobs under STARTUP-NY initiative and spur more than $40M in investments across New York State over 5 years.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES November 20th, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has been presented with an Award of Excellence from INOVA Semiconductors GmbH, a specialist in the development of state-of-the-art products for Gigabit/s serial data communication for in-vehicle Display- and Driver Assistance Systems.

Florida State University November 20th, 2015 A team of Florida State University materials researchers has developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED, using an organic-inorganic hybrid that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future.

Penn State November 20th, 2015 A new symmetry operation developed by Penn State researchers has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal materials. With further developments, this technique could also impact the field of computational materials design.

 

Washington University in St. Louis November 7th, 2015 With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food without also increasing the strain on natural resources, such as water and energy — an initiative known as the food-water-energy nexus.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute November 8th, 2015 Demonstrating extensive and sustained interest in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s high-tech investment strategy which has made New York State a global leader in technology innovation, SUNY Polytechnic Institute announced that thousands attended Community Day events at its locations in Albany, Utica, and Rochester, representing a ten percent increase from last year’s Community Day attendance. The eighth annual event featured 160 faculty, staff, and student volunteers in total supporting the traditional start to “NANOvember,” a month-long series of statewide engagements that demonstrate the inspiring world of nanotechnology and the global leadership of SUNY Poly and New York in this exciting field.

Fars News Agency November 9th, 2015 The first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Iranian Tavana Company and the Chinese Suzho HZS-Nanosurf Nanotechnology Co. to market and sell Tavana Educational Kits in CHInano 2015.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 9th, 2015 Nature has developed innovative ways to solve a sticky challenge: Mussels and barnacles stubbornly glue themselves to cliff faces, ship hulls, and even the skin of whales. Likewise, tendons and cartilage stick to bone with incredible robustness, giving animals flexibility and agility.

University of Basel November 9th, 2015 Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have developed a new technique using nanobodies. Employing the so-called “Morphotrap”, the distribution of the morphogen Dpp, which plays an important role in wing development, could be selectively manipulated and analyzed for the first time in the fruit fly. In the future, this tool may be applied for many further investigations of organ growth. The results of the study have been published in the current issue of Nature.

Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore November 10th, 2015 Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore and the University of Seville in Spain have reported the most extreme ‘entanglement’ between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab. The result was published 30 October 2015 in Physical Review Letters.

University of York November 10th, 2015 Research by scientists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech applications.

Fars News Agency November 10th, 2015 Application of titanium dioxide nanostructures have significantly increased in the past few decades due to their various uses, including production of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), hydrogen storage, hybrid systems and photocatalysts.

Bruker Nano Surfaces Division November 10th, 2015 Today Bruker announced the release of the Ultima Investigator Multiphoton Microscope for high-performance in vivo imaging. Ultima Investigator utilizes a streamlined design that incorporates many of the innovative features found in Bruker’s industry-leading Ultima IntraVital and In Vitro models. Up to four close-coupled detectors maximize collection efficiency and, when combined with Bruker’s next-generation preamplifier, produce the signal-to-noise levels that enable high-speed imaging at depths up to 1 micron. Ultima Investigator also utilizes a rotatable nose piece that allows for the off-axis imaging required for advanced, in vivo neural activity research.

University of Illinois November 10th, 2015 University of Illinois engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a rebuttal to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s lament, “Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.”

Berkeley Lab November 10th, 2015 An international collaboration of scientists led by Omar Yaghi, a renowned chemist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has developed a technique they dubbed “gas adsorption crystallography” that provides a new way to study the process by which metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) – 3D crystals with extraordinarily large internal surface areas – are able to store immense volumes of gases such a carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. This new look at MOFs led to a discovery that holds promise for the improved design of MOFs tailored specifically for carbon capture, or for the use of hydrogen and natural gas (methane) fuels.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory November 10th, 2015 Electron microscopy researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a unique way to build 3-D structures with finely controlled shapes as small as one to two billionths of a meter.

FEI Company November 10th, 2015 The new microscopes in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology will enable transformation of research at the University of Leeds, and building of new collaborations in cryo-EM with academic and industrial researchers across the U.K. and Europe.

Ceapro Inc. November 10th, 2015 Ceapro Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CZO) (“Ceapro” or the “Company”), a growth-stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of active ingredients for healthcare and cosmetic industries, announced that Bernhard Seifried, Ph.D., Ceapro’s Senior Research Scientist and a co-inventor of its proprietary Pressurized Gas Expanded Technology (PGX) will present this morning at the prestigious 2015 Composites at Lake Louise engineering conference.

QD Vision, Inc. November 10th, 2015 QD Vision, the leader in quantum dot technology for QLED displays, today announced a new round of investment led by Tsing Capital and BASF Venture Capital, prominent venture capital entities in Europe and China focused on innovative cleantech companies. This new round of QD Vision financing – totaling approximately $22million from both existing investors and new investors – will be used to invest in further development of intellectual property inventions and to support the company’s accelerating growth.

NEI Corporation November 11th, 2015 NEI Corporation announced today that it has expanded its NANOMYTE® MENDTM line of top coats where a physical self-healing phenomenon leads to gap closing and crack sealing. MEND is a technology platform of self-healing coatings applicable to a broad range of substrates such as metal, wood, and polymers – including those that require maintaining a clear glossy appearance. The NANOMYTE® MEND Line of products is suitable for use in solvent-based, water-borne, and UV-curable coating systems and various coating resins such as polyurethane, acrylic, and epoxy. The innovative technology reduces life cycle costs by increasing the service life and reducing maintenance costs of the various substrates to which it is applied.

Arrowhead Research Corporation November 11th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the company will make presentations at the following upcoming events.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES November 11th, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of FX-14, an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) offering built on the company’s next-generation 14nm FinFET process technology. The GLOBALFOUNDRIES FX-14 ASIC offering is an ideal solution for customers seeking to strike a balance between high bandwidth, low power, and cost for cloud networking, wireless base station, compute, and storage applications.

University of Basel November 11th, 2015 Microwave field imaging is becoming increasingly important, as microwaves play an essential role in modern communications technology and can also be used in medical diagnostics. Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have now independently developed two new methods for imaging microwave fields. Both methods exploit the change in spin states induced by an applied microwave field, as reported by the researchers in the “New Journal of Physics”.

Rice University November 11th, 2015 A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.

Harris & Harris Group November 11th, 2015  Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., announced that Los Alamos National Laboratory will acquire and install the latest D-Wave quantum computer, the 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X™ system.

D-Wave Systems Inc. November 11th, 2015 D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, announced that Los Alamos National Laboratory will acquire and install the latest D-Wave quantum computer, the 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X™ system. Los Alamos, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, will lead a collaboration within the Department of Energy and with select university partners to explore the capabilities and applications of quantum annealing technology, consistent with the goals of the government-wide National Strategic Computing Initiative. The National Strategic Computing Initiative, created by executive order of President Obama in late July, is intended “to maximize [the] benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) research, development, and deployment.”

University of Michigan November 11th, 2015 A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints.

American Society of Nephrology November 11th, 2015 Highlights •New advances in nanopore technology could lead to the development of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney. •The research, a collaboration between UCSF and Vanderbilt University, was presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 November 3-8 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

University at Buffalo November 11th, 2015 A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques.

Vanderbilt University November 12th, 2015 If you add quantum dots – nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair – to a smartphone battery it will charge in 30 seconds, but the effect only lasts for a few recharge cycles.

American Physical Society November 12th, 2015 Dust is everywhere: under the bed, on the stairs and even inside of plasmas. A team of researchers from Auburn University, the University of Iowa and the University of California, San Diego, using the new Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment (MDPX), the first U.S. experiment of its kind, recently discovered a new form of crystalline-like matter in strongly magnetized dusty plasma.

Nanosurf AG November 12th, 2015 Low dimensional materials are now of keen interest for many researchers in the materials and physical sciences. These materials have the potential to radically change from the ground up how materials and devices are built and functionalized.

American Institute of Physics November 12th, 2015 In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers from the University of Rochester, in a surprise discovery, have found the same formula in quantum mechanical calculations of the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.

Fars News Agency November 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanoparticles to produce self-cleaning fabrics that have stable properties even after a few times of washing.

Fars News Agency November 12th, 2015 The presence of non-resistance elements to corrosion such as Mg, Si and Cu, as well as microstructural malfunctions, including pores in aluminum alloys, have caused the alloys to have relatively low corrosion resistance and mechanical properties.

Fars News Agency November 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of nanodrugs with higher therapeutic effects but less side effects which can be delivered to the target tissue to cure intestine diseases.

American Physical Society November 13th, 2015 In fusion reactor designs, superconductors (which suffer no resistive power loss) are used to generate the magnetic fields that confine the 100 million degree C plasma. While increasing magnetic field strength offers potential ways to improve reactor performance, conventional low-temperature superconductors suffer dramatic drops in current carrying ability at high magnetic fields. Now, the emergence of high-temperature superconductors that can also operate at high magnetic fields opens a new, lower-cost path to fusion energy.

Moscow State University November 13th, 2015 NHC Catalytic system, developed in the Ananikov laboratory, targeted on alternative technology of chemical utilization of organic sulfur species from crude oil (DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01815).

RMIT University November 13th, 2015 RMIT University researchers have developed artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) November 13th, 2015 Polymeric carbon nitrides are organic compounds synthesised to form a yellow powder of a myriad of nanocrystals. The crystalline structure resembles that of graphite because the carbon nitride groups are chemically bound only in layers, while just weak Van der Waals forces provide cohesion between these layers. It was already known that light is able to create an electron-hole pair in this class of materials. So there have already been numerous attempts to employ polymeric carbon nitrides as cost-effective photocatalysts for solar-powered water splitting. However, the efficiency levels so far have remained comparatively low.

Purdue University November 13th, 2015 Our understanding of the complex cell entry pathways would greatly benefit from a comprehensive characterization of key proteins involved in this dynamic process. Here we devise a novel proteomic strategy named TITAN (Tracing Internalization and TrAfficking of Nanomaterials) to reveal real-time protein-dendrimer interactions using a systems biology approach. Dendrimers functionalized with photoreactive crosslinkers were internalized by HeLa cells and irradiated at set time intervals, then isolated and subjected to quantitative proteomics.

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science October 31st, 2015 Using a unique combination of materials, scientists have overcome many of the current barriers to developing lithium-air batteries, a new study reports. Lithium-air batteries could theoretically give electric cars the same range as gasoline ones without requiring excessively heavy battery packs, but several major pitfalls have stopped this battery model from meeting its potential.

Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair October 31st, 2015 Treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) using stem cell therapy is an important area of current research. However, injecting stem cells into the central nervous system has serious drawbacks, including intracranial hemorrhage and cells failing to reach TBI-affected areas of the brain.

University of New South Wales November 1st, 2015 Physicists at UNSW Australia and the University of Melbourne have designed a scalable 3-D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, providing a blueprint to build operational quantum computers.

spectrum.ieee.org November 1st, 2015 Most of the sensor chips that turn home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines into smart devices do so by detecting changes in electrical resistance brought on by the presence of magnetic field—also known as magnetoresistance (MR). These sensor chips, sometimes referred to as MR sensors, have traditionally been fabricated from silicon. Now researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have produced these MR sensor chips out of graphene and boron nitride. Their version is 200 times as sensitive to electrical resistance as its silicon counterpart.

National University of Singapore November 1st, 2015 Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new hybrid magnetic sensor that is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors. This technological breakthrough hails opportunities for the development of smaller and cheaper sensors for various fields such as consumer electronics, information and communication technology, biotechnology and automotive.

Science China Press November 2nd, 2015 Whispering-Gallery-Mode (WGM) microcavities that confine light in a small volume with high quality (Q) factors and enhance interaction of light with matters inside the cavity have shown promising applications as an element for a variety of devices such as micro-lasers, micro-sensors, micro-filters, and thus are becoming the basic building blocks of integrated photonic systems. This leads to tremendous progress in the development of micro-scale high-Q microcavity processing technologies.

Purdue University November 2nd, 2015  Plasmon-enhanced optical trapping is being actively studied to provide efficient manipulation of nanometer-sized objects. However, a long-standing issue with previously proposed solutions is how to controllably load the trap on-demand without relying on Brownian diffusion.

University of Texas at Austin November 2nd, 2015 Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body searching for cancerous cells and tagging them for medical imaging or drug targeting.

Elhuyar Fundazioa November 2nd, 2015 Magneto-optics is a crucial characterization and detection technique for materials and devices. Hereby, the technique benefits from its high sensitivity and its compatibility with almost any environment due to its contact-free nature.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 2nd, 2015 MIT engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The particles, described today in Nature Communications, are an enhanced version of a naturally occurring, weakly magnetic protein called ferritin.

University of Colorado November 2nd, 2015 Iron nanoparticles injected before magnetic resonance imaging can make tissues more visible and the same nanoparticles may allow doctors to precisely target tumors with new medicines. However, among the challenges to the practical use of nanoparticles in the human body is what scientists refer to as lack of “hemocompatibility” – nanoparticles tend to be attacked and cleared by the immune system, negating their usefulness and also potentially causing side effects including shock and loss of blood pressure. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal ACS Nano describes an important mechanism the immune system uses to target iron nanoparticles and brings researchers a step closer to helping nanoparticles evade this activation.

University of Delaware November 2nd, 2015 Skillful surgeons can do amazing things in extremely small places, but finding better ways to suture tiny blood vessels has been an ongoing challenge for even the best.

FEI Company November 2nd, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) have joined forces to bring the joy of microscopy to the general public through MyScope™ Outreach.

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. November 2nd, 2015 In response to a recent uptick in customer inquiries concerning additional training and user certifications, CRAIC Technologies is excited to bring on the holiday spirit early this year by offering for a limited time only MSP refresher training packages.

Bosch eBike Systems November 2nd, 2015 At the upcoming MEMS Executive Congress, Bosch, the world’s leading supplier of MEMS sensors, will be showing how customers benefit when a group of companies, all under one umbrella, share their deep technical expertise in both tiny MEMS sensors as well as in larger, more complex systems.

Haydale Ltd. November 3rd, 2015 Haydale Graphene Industries plc (AIM: HAYD),a leader in the development and commercialisation of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced its preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2015.

Fars News Agency November 3rd, 2015 Basparsazan Iranian Company succeeded in the industrial production of polymeric floor coverings with modified properties under the trademark of Basapolymer by using nanotechnology.

Haydale Ltd. November 3rd, 2015 Haydale reports how its proprietary HDPlas® technology has been used to create functionalised Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) that have been incorporated into a functional graphene ink, which has been developed for screen printing. The ink has been created with area printing applications in mind.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) November 3rd, 2015 Jonathan Roberts from Lancaster University is the overall winner of the 2015 UK ICT Pioneers competition for his research Nano-Identification: Fingerprints of the Future.

International Union of Crystallography November 3rd, 2015 In recent years, advances in materials synthesis techniques have enabled scientists to produce increasingly complex functional materials with enhanced or novel macroscopic properties. For example, ultra-small core-shell metallic nanoparticles used for catalysis, high entropy alloys made of 6 or 7 elements to give high strength at high temperatures and pharmaceuticals engineered at the nano-scale for more effective drug delivery. Modern engineered materials drive progress in many scientific disciplines and are at the heart of next-generation technologies in industrial fields including electronics, energy production and storage, environmental engineering, and biomedicine. As the optical, electronic and mechanical properties of such materials are deeply influenced by atomic structure, solving the structure of engineered materials is of critical importance to unlocking their true potential.

Fars News Agency November 4th, 2015 CHInano 2015 was held in Suzhou, China, on 28-30 October 2015, with the participation of 230 enterprises active in the field of nanotechnology, including nine Iranian companies.

American Chemical Society November 4th, 2015 Movies such as 1987’s “Predator,” in which an alien who sees in the infrared hunts down Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team, introduced a generation of sci-fi fans to thermal imaging. Since then, heat-sensing devices have found many real-word applications but have remained relatively expensive and rigid. But a new development featuring graphene, reported in ACS’ journal Nano Letters, could lead to a flexible, transparent and low-cost infrared vision system.

Tohoku University November 4th, 2015 Iron selenide (FeSe) is an attracting superconducting material since the superconducting transition temperature (Tc) is enhanced from 8 K in bulk form toward 65 K in one-monolayer form.

American Chemical Society November 4th, 2015 Nanomachines – including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars – are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise. In the future, they could deliver drugs anywhere in the body, clean up oil spills and might even be used as artificial muscle cells.

University of Illinois November 4th, 2015 By “crumpling” to increase the surface area of graphene-gold nanostructures, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved the sensitivity of these materials, opening the door to novel opportunities in electronics and optical sensing applications.

Elhuyar Fundazioa November 5th, 2015 Very few 2D superconductors exist in nature, and single-layer NbSe2 is the first among them that remains a superconductor in its isolated, 2D form without the need of a special substrate. Furthermore, CDW order – spatial modulation of both the electron density and the atomic lattice (see figure below) – has been revealed to be a genuine 2D electronic phenomenon in NbSe2. This work has been recently reported in Nature Physics.

Elsevier November 5th, 2015 Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of open access journal: Physics in Medicine. Published as a quarterly journal and adding to Elsevier’s expanding Physics portfolio of journals, Physics in Medicine will publish manuscripts focusing on the application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory November 5th, 2015 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen.

UCLA November 6th, 2015 Scientists from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a nanoparticle delivery system for the antibiotic moxifloxacin that vastly improves the drug’s effectiveness against pneumonic tularemia, a type of pneumonia caused by inhalation of the bacterium Francisella tularensis.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES November 6th, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it has demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) products using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ most advanced 14nm FinFET process technology. As a result of this milestone, GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ silicon-proven technology is planned to be integrated into multiple AMD products that address the growing need for high-performance, power-efficient compute and graphics technologies across a broad set of applications, from personal computers to data centers to immersive computing devices.

Fars News Agency November 6th, 2015  Iranian researchers produced and studied laboratorial samples of nanofibers that have application in the treatment of wound and infection thanks to their antibacterial properties and ability to prevent the extension of infection.

Fars News Agency November 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers presented a new model to design and produce electronic switches.

Fars News Agency November 6th, 2015 The first China-Iran Nanotech Matchmaking event was held at Suzhou International Exhibition Hall on 29 October 2015, as a part of the Sixth CHInano Conference and Expo in cooperation with Iran Nanotech China Center (INCC) and Nanopolis Center as the organizers of the exhibition.

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group November 6th, 2015 MEMS & Sensors Industry Group’s MEMS Executive Congress® US 2015 — held November 4-5 in Napa, CA — gave some of the world’s leading manufacturers of virtual reality (VR), mobile handsets, wearables and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) a ready audience of industry execs as they shared their wants for new micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors for future products.

 

 

University of Delaware October 24th, 2015 Oct. 21, 2015, was the day that Doc Brown and Marty McFly landed in the future in their DeLorean, with time travel made possible by a “flux capacitor.”

Fars News Agency October 25th, 2015 Application of gold bar-like nanostructures with perfect optical properties has attracted attentions to diagnose and treat disease.

University of Innsbruck October 25th, 2015 Within the last several years, considerable progress has been made in developing a quantum computer, which holds the promise of solving problems a lot more efficiently than a classical computer. Physicists are now able to realize the basic building blocks, the quantum bits (qubits) in a laboratory, control them and use them for simple computations. For practical application, a particular class of quantum computers, the so-called adiabatic quantum computer, has recently generated a lot of interest among researchers and industry. It is designed to solve real-world optimization problems conventional computers are not able to tackle. All current approaches for adiabatic quantum computation face the same challenge: The problem is encoded in the interaction between qubits; to encode a generic problem, an all-to-all connectivity is necessary, but the locality of the physical quantum bits limits the available interactions. “The programming language of these systems is the individual interaction between each physical qubit. The possible input is determined by the hardware. This means that all these approaches face a fundamental challenge when trying to build a fully programmable quantum computer,” explains Wolfgang Lechner from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck.

Fars News Agency October 26th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Abar Nanofanavar Pishgam Sharif Company used titanium dioxide nanoparticles to design and test a special coating to increase efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells.

Kazan Federal University October 26th, 2015 Yuri Lvov and Rawil Fakhrullin of Bionanotechnology Lab, Kazan Federal University, in cooperation with Wencai Wang and Liqun Zhang of State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology have recently presented in Advanced Materials a broad scope of application of halloysite clay tubes .

Rice University October 26th, 2015 A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.

University of California – Riverside October 26th, 2015 In a step towards a post-graphene era of new materials for electronic applications, an international team of researchers, including scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found a new and exciting way to elucidate the properties of novel two-dimensional semiconductors. These materials have unique properties that promise better integration of optical communication with traditional silicon-based devices.

California Institute of Technology October 26th, 2015 A team of physicists led by Caltech’s David Hsieh has discovered an unusual form of matter–not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet, for example, but something entirely different. This phase, characterized by an unusual ordering of electrons, offers possibilities for new electronic device functionalities and could hold the solution to a long-standing mystery in condensed matter physics having to do with high-temperature superconductivity–the ability for some materials to conduct electricity without resistance, even at “high” temperatures approaching -100 degrees Celsius.

Brookhaven National Laboratory October 26th, 2015 A team led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cornell University has characterized a key arrangement of electrons in a high-temperature superconductor, a material that can conduct electricity with almost no energy loss without being ultra-chilled. The material is a member of a family of copper-oxygen-based superconducting compounds-the cuprates-that are prime candidates for numerous potential high-impact applications, including extremely efficient electricity generation, storage, and transmission across the nation’s power grid.

Radboud University October 27th, 2015 Bacteria are incredibly small, yet pack an enormous diversity of different molecules such as DNA, mRNA and proteins. Chemists from Radboud University Nijmegen, Eindhoven and Paris now show for the first time that random variations or ‘noise’ in cellular processes come to exist because of an interplay between the rate of the reaction and its environment. Nature Nanotechnology publishes the results on October 26.

Fars News Agency October 27th, 2015 Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Dr. Saeed Sarkar announced that Iran’s National Day of Nanotechnology will be held in China next week.

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University October 27th, 2015 Scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University developing novel nanotherapeutics for clearing obstructed blood vessels have teamed up with researchers at University of Massachusetts’ New England Center for Stroke Research (NECSTR) to develop a new, highly effective drug-device combination for treating life-threatening blood clots in patients with stroke.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 27th, 2015 With new makes of all-electric and hybrid automobiles seeming to emerge as fast as the colors of fall, it is easy to overlook another alternative to gasoline engines that could prove to be a major player in reduced-carbon transportation – cars powered by natural gas. Natural gas, which consists primarily of methane (CH4) is an abundant, cheaper and cleaner burning fuel than gasoline, but its low energy density at ambient temperature and pressure has posed a severe challenge for on-board fuel storage in cars. Help may be on the way.

North Carolina State University October 27th, 2015 We investigate the attractive Fermi polaron problem in two dimensions using non-perturbative Monte Carlo simulations. We introduce a new Monte Carlo algorithm called the impurity lattice Monte Carlo method. This algorithm samples the path integral in a computationally efficient manner and has only small sign oscillations for systems with a single impurity. As a benchmark of the method, we calculate the universal polaron energy in three dimensions in the scale-invariant unitarity limit and find agreement with published results. We then present the first fully non-perturbative calculations of the polaron energy in two dimensions and density correlations between the impurity and majority particles in the limit of zero range interactions.

Lomonosov Moscow State University October 28th, 2015 International team of researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Australian National University in Canberra created an ultrafast all-optical switch on silicon nanostructures. This device may become a platform for future computers and permit to transfer data at an ultrahigh speed. The article with the description of the device was published in Nano Letters journal and highlighted in Nature Materials.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences October 28th, 2015 In a recent study published in Nature Physics, ICFO researchers Ignacio Martínez, Édgar Roldán, the late Dmitri Petrov and Raúl Rica, in collaboration with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, have reported on the development of a microscopic motor operating between two thermal baths, that is, a micro Carnot engine.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf October 28th, 2015 Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), working with colleagues from the USA and Germany, have developed a new optical detector from graphene which reacts very rapidly to incident light of all different wavelengths and even works at room temperature. It is the first time that a single detector has been able to monitor the spectral range from visible light to infrared radiation and right through to terahertz radiation. The HZDR scientists are already using the new graphene detector for the exact synchronization of laser systems.

Deep Space Industries October 28th, 2015 For the first time ever, a virtual reality recording system will be flown in space. The project, announced today by Deep Space Industries (DSI), will use a spherical video capture system to create a virtual reality float-through tour of the International Space Station’s science lab.

Fars News Agency October 28th, 2015 Researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences used low-cost and available raw materials for the laboratorial production of nanosorbents with high efficiency in elimination of fluoride from contaminated water.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen October 28th, 2015 Physicists of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich shorten electron pulses down to 30 femtoseconds duration. This enables them to gain detailed insight into atomic motions in molecules.

University of South Florida October 29th, 2015 Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Engineering have proposed a new form of computing that uses circular nanomagnets to solve quadratic optimization problems orders of magnitude faster than that of a conventional computer.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists October 29th, 2015 Scientists are investigating a biodegradable nanomedicine that can selectively destroy ovarian cancer cells left behind after surgery. These findings are a step forward in the development of targeted therapies for hard-to-treat cancers. This work is being presented Oct. 29 at the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world’s largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 25-29.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 29th, 2015 Using complementary microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) say they have solved the structure of lithium- and manganese-rich transition metal oxides, a potentially game-changing battery material and the subject of intense debate in the decade since it was discovered.

City College of New York October 30th, 2015 In a classic eureka moment, a team of physicists led by The City College of New York and including Herriot-Watt University and Corning Incorporated is showing how beams from ordinary laser pointers mimic quantum entanglement with the potential of doubling the data speed of laser communication.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie October 30th, 2015 Organic-inorganic perovskite materials are one of the biggest surprises in solar cell research. In just six years, the efficiency of perovskite solar cells has increased five-fold; moreover, perovskite solar cells can be manufactured from solution and be cost-effectively printed on large areas in the future.

University of California – San Diego October 30th, 2015 Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a method that cuts down by half the time needed to make high-tech flexible sensors for medical applications. The advance brings the sensors, which can be used to monitor vital signs and brain activity, one step closer to mass-market manufacturing.

 

 

Fars News Agency October 17th, 2015 Behran Filter Industrial Manufacturing Company is one of the Iranian companies that are active in the field of production of various types of filters for vehicles, industries and power plants.

Fars News Agency October 17th, 2015 Solar cells made of organic materials are very attractive these days, however, the low efficiency of the cells is the main problem for their application.

Fars News Agency October 17th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology presented a numerical model to predict the behavior of polymeric composites more precisely in the presence of nanoparticles.

Fars News Agency October 17th, 2015  The first international nanotechnology Olympiad will be held for the first time in Iran, Nanotechnology Education Foundation, active in the field of teaching nanotechnology to Iranian university students, announced.

Fars News Agency October 17th, 2015 Iran is producing 9 new nano drugs, including anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetes medicines, for the first time in the world.

Rice University October 18th, 2015 In the drive to miniaturize electronics, solenoids have become way too big, say Rice University scientists who discovered the essential component can be scaled down to nano-size with macro-scale performance.

UCLA October 19th, 2015 People undergoing root canals may have gained a powerful, if tiny, new ally. Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have found that using nanodiamonds to fortify a material used in the procedure could significantly improve outcomes for patients.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 19th, 2015 A new experimental revelation about black phosphorus nanoribbons should facilitate the future application of this highly promising material to electronic, optoelectronic and thermoelectric devices. A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has experimentally confirmed strong in-plane anisotropy in thermal conductivity, up to a factor of two, along the zigzag and armchair directions of single-crystal black phosphorous nanoribbons.

Fars News Agency October 19th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) succeeded in the production of a type of biocompatible nanocomposite with the ability to carry drugs, which can be injected into damaged bones.

Fars News Agency October 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Kashan University produced appropriate catalytic structures to treat plant wastewater by using tin oxide nanostructures smaller than 20 nm.

Syracuse University October 19th, 2015 We are all familiar with boiling a pot of water–flame from a stove heats the base of a metal pot, the metal transfers the heat to the water, and the temperature goes up and up until the water boils. Professor Shalabh Maroo and graduate student Sumith YD are looking closer — much closer. They are looking at heat transfer in water at the nanoscale, where the heat from the pot’s atoms transfers to the atoms that make up water.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology October 19th, 2015 Physicists from France and Russia have discovered magnetic disturbances in 2-D superconductor layer, resembling little oscillating stars; these star-like excitations are caused by a single magnetic atom put into the layer of superconducting material.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie October 19th, 2015 Nanoparticles with sizes the order of a wavelength interact with light in specific ways. A young investigator group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, led by Professor Martina Schmid, is inquiring how to use arrangements of such nanoparticles to improve solar cells and other opto-electronic devices. Now the scientists report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society ACS Nano a considerable success with ultrathin CIGSe solar cells.

Springer October 19th, 2015 Nanoparticles are ubiquitous in industrial applications ranging from drug delivery and biomedical diagnostics to developing hydrophobic surfaces, lubricant additives and enhanced oil recovery solutions in petroleum fields. For such nanoparticles to be effective, they need to remain well dispersed into the fluid surrounding them. In a study published in EPJ B, Brazilian physicists identified the conditions that lead to instability of nanoparticles and producing aggregates. This happens when the electric force on their surface no longer balances by the sum of the attractive or repulsive forces between nanoparticles. These findings were recently published by Lucas de Lara from the Centre for Natural and Human Sciences, at the University Federal of ABC (UFABC) in Santo André, SP, Brazil and colleagues.

UCLA October 19th, 2015 UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a world-renowned innovator of solar cell technology whose team in recent years has developed next-generation solar cells constructed of perovskite, which has remarkable efficiency converting sunlight to electricity.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research October 20th, 2015 In a recent breakthrough to combat malaria, a collaboration of Indian and American scientists have identified a malarial parasite protein that can be used to develop antibodies when displayed on novel nanoparticles. This approach has the potential to prevent the parasite from multiplying in the human host and also inhibits transmission through mosquitoes. The finding points towards developing a powerful malaria vaccine in the hope of eradicating this debilitating and often fatal disease.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 20th, 2015  Advances in ultrathin films have made solar panels and semiconductor devices more efficient and less costly, and researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve found a way to manufacture the films more easily, too.

Rice University October 20th, 2015 Cars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.

University of Rochester Medical Center October 20th, 2015 Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center designed a new delivery system for these drugs that, when coupled with a drug developed at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, rid immune cells of HIV and kept the virus in check for long periods. The results appear in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 20th, 2015 Engines, laptops and power plants generate waste heat. Thermoelectric materials, which convert temperature gradients to electricity and vice versa, can recover some of that heat and improve energy efficiency. A team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory explored the fundamental physics of the world’s best thermoelectric material–tin selenide–using neutron scattering and computer simulations. Their new understanding of the origin of atomic dynamics in this material, published in Nature Physics, may aid research in energy sustainability and enable the design of materials that efficiently convert heat into electricity.

University College London October 20th, 2015 Scientists at UCL have identified a new and potentially faster way of moving molecules across the surfaces of certain materials.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) October 20th, 2015 Major Expansion Commemorated with Ribbon Cutting, Marking Effort by SUNY Poly CNSE, M+W and M+W Owned Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation to Create up to 400 Jobs Focused on Developing Solar Power Plants at SUNY Poly Sites Across New York State.

Haydale Ltd. October 20th, 2015 Haydale announces that it has received confirmation from the European Patent Office (EPO) of the decision to grant a European Patent for its proprietary HDPlas® functionalisation process for graphene and other nanoparticulate materials.

Park Systems October 20th, 2015 Park Systems, world leader in Atomic Force Microscopes is partnering with the prestigious Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF), a highly advanced Nanotechnology multi disciplinary research facility, to provide a free workshop and live demo on Nov 10, 2015. The workshop topics are Park Systems AFM automatizing software using Self Optimizing Scan Control and Park Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM) Technology and Its Applications. Park will also unveil the Park NX10 SICM module that enables innovative electrochemistry studies. This workshop is open to all interested in this topic and includes lunch.

Arrowhead Research Corporation October 20th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that additional clinical data on ARC-520, its RNAi therapeutic candidate for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection, will be presented in the late-breaking poster session at The Liver Meeting® 2015, the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) being held on November 13-17, 2015, in San Francisco.

Cell Press October 20th, 2015 Have a cavity? Ask your dentist about filling it with a mixture of nanoparticles including silica and zirconia. These white fillings (known as nano-composite resins) resemble teeth better than their metal alternatives and are less likely to come loose or fracture teeth. This is just the beginning argue Brazilian scientists in a review of “nanodentistry,” published October 19 in Trends in Biotechnology. Next-generation dental materials incorporating nanotechnology aim to help teeth self-heal, rebuild enamel, and protect against bacterial infections.

Harvard University October 21st, 2015 Electrons are so 20th century. In the 21st century, photonic devices, which use light to transport large amounts of information quickly, will enhance or even replace the electronic devices that are ubiquitous in our lives today. But there’s a step needed before optical connections can be integrated into telecommunications systems and computers: researchers need to make it easier to manipulate light at the nanoscale.

Tohoku University October 21st, 2015 Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), recently used as a power source for households in Japan, have several drawbacks such as high-cost, material degradation and long start-up time derived from high operating temperatures up to 750°C.

Rice University October 21st, 2015 A Rice University laboratory has developed a continuously tunable method to find and quantify DNA and RNA biomarkers.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 21st, 2015 An important step towards next-generation ultra-compact photonic and optoelectronic devices has been taken with the realization of a two-dimensional excitonic laser. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) embedded a monolayer of tungsten disulfide into a special microdisk resonator to achieve bright excitonic lasing at visible light wavelengths.

American Institute of Physics October 21st, 2015 Standard umbrellas come out when the sky turns dark, but in the nanoworld, umbrella shapes may be the next creative way to enhance light emission. Inspired by recent work to enhance the luminescence from diamond nanopillar structures, a team of researchers in Japan has discovered that “umbrella-shaped” diamond nanostructures with metal mirrors on the bottom are more efficient photon collectors than their diamond nanostructure “cousins” of other shapes.

American Institute of Physics October 21st, 2015 Magnetoencephalography, or MEG, is a non-invasive technique for investigating human brain activity for surgical planning or research, and has been used in hospitals and universities for more than 30 years. It’s just one of the many powerful technologies made possible by a tiny device called a SQUID, short for superconducting quantum interference device. SQUIDs can detect minuscule magnetic fields, useful in applications ranging from medical imaging of soft tissue to oil prospecting.

Argonne National Laboratory October 21st, 2015 Scientists recently discovered that tungsten ditelluride (WTe2) is electronically three-dimensional with a low anisotropy. Anisotropy reflects the change in properties of a material when the direction of the current or the applied magnetic field is varied.

Fars News Agency October 21st, 2015 Iranian researchers tried to design nanocoatings with both anticorrosive and waterproof properties to coat steel structures.

Rice University October 22nd, 2015 Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.

Video from the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour shows a new catalyst made of nitrogen-doped graphene and cobalt atoms drawing hydrogen from water.

Credit: Tour Group/Rice University

Drinking Water from Wastewater by Ceramic Nanomembrane
Fars News Agency October 22nd, 2015 Environmental and industrial pollution has drawn the attention of many researchers to use cheap, green and eco-friendly technologies.

New Step towards Smart Treatment of Breast Cancer by Gold Nanoparticles
Fars News Agency October 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers produced laboratorial sample of a type of nanodrug that has a very high potential to treat cancer cells smartly in animal samples.

Successful industrialization of high-density 3D integrated silicon capacitors for ultra-miniaturized electronic components: Three high-tech SMEs finalize the joint EU-funded PICS project on innovative ALD materials and manufacturing equipment
CEA-Leti October 22nd, 2015 Two years after the launch of the PICS project (funded by the FP7 funding instrument dedicated to research for the benefit of SMEs), three European SMEs, IPDiA, Picosun and SENTECH Instruments along with CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT announce the major technological results achieved during this program.

Nano power grids between bacteria: Microorganisms in the sea organize their power supply via tiny power-cables, thus oxidising the greenhouse gas methane
Max Planck Gesellschaft October 22nd, 2015 Electrical energy from the socket – this convenient type of power supply is apparently used by some microorganisms. Cells can meet their energy needs in the form of electricity through nano-wire connections. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen have discovered these possibly smallest power grids in the world when examining cell aggregates of methane degrading microorganisms. They consist of two completely different cell types, which can only jointly degrade methane. Scientists have discovered wire-like connections between the cells, which are relevant in energy exchanges.

Nanoscale diamond ‘racetrack’ becomes breakthrough Raman laser: New photonic microchip component promises advances in telecommunications
The Optical Society October 22nd, 2015 Diamonds are renowned for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled durability, but they also are highly prized by scientists and engineers for their exceptional optical and physical properties.

Diamonds — a tooth’s best friend?
American Chemical Society October 22nd, 2015 Gold, silver and porcelain are among the many materials dentists can use to fix damaged teeth. Soon diamonds — at least tiny, microscopic ones — could be added to that list. Scientists have developed a new material with nanodiamonds that has the potential to improve current root canal therapies and help prevent future infection. Their report appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Researchers transform slow emitters into fast light sources
Brown University October 22nd, 2015 Researchers from Brown University, in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard, have developed a new way to control light from phosphorescent emitters at very high speeds. The technique provides a new approach to modulation that could be useful in all kinds of silicon-based nanoscale devices, including computer chips and other optoelectronic components.

Monitoring critical blood levels in real time in the ICU: EPFL has developed a miniaturized microfluidic device that will allow medical staff to monitor in real time levels of glucose, lactate a.s.o. and react more quickly
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne October 22nd, 2015 No larger than a pack of chewing gum, the prototype developed by EPFL’s Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) is deceptively simple in appearance. But this little black case with two thin tubes sticking out contains some real miniaturized high-tech wonders. “We embedded biosensors in it to measure several different substances in the blood or blood serum along with an array of electronics to transmit the results in real time to a tablet via Bluetooth,” said Sandro Carrara, an LSI scientist.

Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Third-Quarter 2015 Financial Results on November 12, 2015
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. October 23rd, 2015 The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ:TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for its third quarter 2015, to update shareholders and analysts on our business and to answer questions, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks
University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute October 23rd, 2015 There is tremendous potential for new information technology based on light (photons). Photons (light particles) are very well suited for carrying information and quantum technology based on photons — called quantum photonics, will be able to hold much more information than current computer technology. But in order to create a network with photons, you need a photon contact, a kind of transistor that can control the transport of photons in a circuit. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have managed to create such a contact. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Manipulating wrinkles could lead to graphene semiconductors
RIKEN October 23rd, 2015 Graphene has generally been described as a two-dimensional structure–a single sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a regular structure–but the reality is not so simple. In reality, graphene can form wrinkles which make the structure more complicated, potentially being applied to device systems. The graphene can also interact with the substrate upon which it is laid, adding further complexity. In research published in Nature Communications, RIKEN scientists have now discovered that wrinkles in graphene can restrict the motion of electrons to one dimension, forming a junction-like structure that changes from zero-gap conductor to semiconductor back to zero-gap conductor. Moreover, they have used the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to manipulate the formation of wrinkles, opening the way to the construction of graphene semiconductors not through chemical means–by adding other elements–but by manipulating the carbon structure itself in a form of “graphene engineering.”

 

 

University of Sydney October 10th, 2015 Physicists from the University of Sydney have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumours before they become life threatening.

Tufts University October 11th, 2015 A new generation of platinum-copper catalysts that require very low concentrations of platinum in the form of individual atoms to cleanly and cheaply perform important chemical reactions is reported today by Tufts University researchers in the journal Nature Communications.

University of Chicago October 12th, 2015 A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania State University have accidentally discovered a new way of using light to draw and erase quantum-mechanical circuits in a unique class of materials called topological insulators.

University of Connecticut October 12th, 2015 UConn researchers have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone.

University of Oregon October 12th, 2015 When Ramesh Jasti began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes being developed for use in electronics or optical devices. He quickly realized, however, that his technique might also roll solo.

North Carolina State University October 12th, 2015  The refractive indices of naturally occurring materials are limited, and there exists an index gap between indices of air and available solid materials. With many photonics and electronics applications, there has been considerable effort in creating artificial materials with optical and dielectric properties similar to air while simultaneously being mechanically stable to bear load.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg October 12th, 2015 Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of light, heat, and moisture. They thus play a special role in nature and technology. In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, the Freiburg physicist Prof. Dr. Alexander Rohrbach and his former PhD candidate Dr.. Lars Friedrich have presented an ultra-soft surface scanning method based on an optical trap and optical forces. Microscopy methods like these make it possible to measure particularly sensitive and minuscule structures without destroying them.

RIKEN October 13th, 2015 Ancient memory devices such as handwriting were based on mechanical energy–but in the modern world they have given way to devices based generally on electrical manipulation.

Kiel University October 13th, 2015 Scientists from Kiel University and the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new way to store information that uses ions to save data and electrons to read data. This could enable the size of storage cells to be reduced to atomic dimensions. But that is not the only advantage of the new technology, as the researchers reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

Argonne National Laboratory October 13th, 2015 In a development that could revolutionize electronic ciruitry, a research team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has confirmed a new way to control the growth paths of graphene nanoribbons on the surface of a germainum crystal.

American Chemical Society October 13th, 2015 Nanomachines – including nano-sized motors, rockets and even cars – are many orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell, but they have huge promise.

Lund University October 14th, 2015 The hope is to develop efficient and environmentally friendly solar energy applications. Solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we currently only utilise to a very limited extent. Researchers around the world are therefore trying to find new and more efficient ways to use the energy in sunlight.

The Optical Society October 14th, 2015 Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Chemical reactions and material phase transitions, for example, happen on the scale of atoms — which are about one tenth of one billionth of a meter across — and attoseconds — which are one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second long. A research team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Singapore, have proposed a new technique that may help record better images of such ultrafast phenomena. The team will present their work at the Frontiers in Optics, The Optical Society’s annual meeting and conference in San Jose, California, USA, held from 18-22 October 2015.

ETH Zurich October 14th, 2015 More than two thousand years ago the Greek inventor and philosopher Archimedes already came up with the idea of using a curved mirror to reflect light in such a way as to focus it into a point – legend has it that he used this technique to set fire to the ships of the Roman enemies. Today such curved or parabolic mirrors are used in a host of technical applications ranging from satellite dishes to laser resonators, where light waves are amplified between two mirrors. Modern quantum physics also makes use of resonators with curved mirrors. In order to study single atoms, for example, researchers use the light focused by the mirrors to enhance the interaction between the light waves and the atoms. A team of physicists at ETH Zurich, working within the framework of the National Centre of Competence in Research Quantum Science and Technology (NCCR QSIT), have now managed to build a resonator that focuses electrons rather than light waves. In the near future, such resonators could be used for constructing quantum computers and for investigating many-body effects in solids.

Chalmers University of Technology October 14th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in an experiment where they get an artificial atom to survive ten times longer than normal by positioning the atom in front of a mirror. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Physics.

University of Utah October 14th, 2015 Most Christmas lights, DVD players, televisions and flashlights have one thing in common: they’re made with light emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs are widely used for a variety of applications and have been a popular, more efficient alternative to fluorescent and incandescent bulbs for the past few decades. Two University of Utah researchers have now found a way to create LEDs from food and beverage waste. In addition to utilizing food and beverage waste that would otherwise decompose and be of no use, this development can also reduce potentially harmful waste from LEDs generally made from toxic elements.

Park Systems October 14th, 2015 Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) today announced a partnership agreement between their subsidiary Park Systems Japan and JEOL Ltd. to distribute Park Systems Atomic Force Microscope products in the Japanese market. The partnership between JEOL and Park Systems Japan offers customers easy access to premier scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) systems along with the most advanced line of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems.

Park Systems October 14th, 2015 Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) today announced a webinar titled Smart Nanostructured Coatings to provide a comprehensive overview of the innovations in smart coatings using nanoparticle additives on Oct 15, 2015. Register for this free webinar athttp://bit.do/smart-coatings. This webinar will be given by Professor Roberto Advincula, professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, as part of an ongoing series offered by Park Systems’s New Nano Academy, a platform for providing education and shared knowledge on the latest advancements across a wide spectrum of nanosciences. Smart coatings enable improved behaviors based on optical transparency, non-wetting, thermo-mechanical properties, and barrier applications creating a value added benefit for many applications.

Binghamton University October 15th, 2015 Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide. This two-dimensional nanomaterial has the potential to revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells and biomedical instruments.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 15th, 2015 Researchers at ETH Zurich are using America’s fastest supercomputer to make huge gains in understanding the smallest electronic devices.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University October 15th, 2015 Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in photovoltaics. They absorb light across almost all visible wavelengths, they have exceptional power conversion efficiencies exceeding 20% in the lab, and they are relatively easy to fabricate. So, why are perovskite solar cells yet to be found on the top of our roofs? One problem is their overall cost, and another is that cheaper perovskite solar cells have a short lifespan. A study published in Advanced Materials Interfaces by the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), reveals a cause for the short lifetime of perovskite solar cells with silver electrodes.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) October 15th, 2015 Six organizations including NIMS, Kyocera, Osaka University, NEC, Sumitomo Seika and NanoWorld jointly launched the MSS Alliance on September 25, 2015, with the purpose of establishing a de facto standard for odor analysis and sensor systems employing an ultra-small sensor element called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS). This initiative is intended to accelerate practical use and popularization of such systems.

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) October 15th, 2015 Magnetic nanostructures – or rather: the interaction between charge, spin and current flow as a function of a temperature gradient in such structures – this is what the fast growing research area named “spin caloritronics” deals with. And this area of research has already come up with a number of newly discovered interesting effects and promising applications. Scientists from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have, for the first time, succeeded in measuring the thermoelectric properties of a single magnetic domain wall. The results have been published in the current issue of the renowned scientific journal Physical Review B and have even been emphasized as an “Editors’ Suggestion”. Magnetic domain walls occur in all macroscopic and nanoscale magnetic materials and components. This is the reason why the fact that not only the magnetic and electric properties, but also – for the first time – the thermoelectric properties of these fundamental magnetic structures can be detected and described, is important for a whole series of applications.

Tohoku University October 15th, 2015 Researchers at Tohoku University’s Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) have carried out a collaborative study aimed at precisely controlling phase transformations with high spatial precision, which represents a significant step forward in realizing new functionalities in confined dimensions.

European Bioinformatics Institute October 15th, 2015 Summary: Public access to Oxford Nanopore’s MinION™ miniature sensing device enabled an international consortium to evaluate the technology and provide a standard protocol for its use; Preliminary analysis of data generated in five very different laboratories indicates the performance and accuracy of the device is consistently good; Data are freely available for re-analysis and innovation in the Nanopore analysis channel on F1000Research.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 16th, 2015 Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100 percent efficiency in transporting the energy of sunlight from receptors to reaction centers where it can be harnessed — a performance vastly better than even the best solar cells.

University of Missouri-Columbia October 16th, 2015  Americans, on average, replace their mobile phones every 22 months, junking more than 150 million phones a year in the process. When it comes to recycling and processing all of this electronic waste, the World Health Organization reports that even low exposure to the electronic elements can cause significant health risks. Now, University of Missouri researchers are on the path to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays. The researchers’ advancements could one day help reduce electronic waste in the world’s landfills.

American Institute of Physics October 16th, 2015 If you take certain atoms and make them almost as cold as they possibly can be, the atoms will fuse into a collective low-energy quantum state called a Bose-Einstein condensate. In 1968 physicist Herbert Fröhlich predicted that a similar process at a much higher temperature could concentrate all of the vibrational energy in a biological protein into its lowest-frequency vibrational mode. Now scientists in Sweden and Germany have the first experimental evidence of such so-called Fröhlich condensation.

 

 

ICN2 October 3rd, 2015 The choice for energy-efficient technologies is not a matter of price choice but it is slowly turning into a matter of heat. A work recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports suggests devices fabricated directly on Silicon with magnetic tunnel junctions governed by electric pulses, which means without current and minimizing the problem of overheating.

Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chi October 4th, 2015 Optical and photonic devices have become critical in current military and civil applications, such as laser weapons, remote sensing and infrared detection. Traditional optical devices are bulky and heavy because they rely on the phase accumulation on a long optical path. In an article published in Science Advances, a journal founded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Prof. Xiangang Luo from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the co-workers have now demonstrated that ultrathin and lightweight optical devices could be constructed using nanostructures catenaries, which were typically used in architectures to construct incredible buildings. Two of the famous catenaries are the arches under the roof of Gaudí’s Casa Milà, Barcelona, Spain and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

American Institute of Physics October 4th, 2015 Don’t go sticking your electronic devices in a toaster oven just yet, but for a longer-lasting battery, you might someday heat them up when not in use. Over time, the electrodes inside a rechargeable battery cell can grow tiny, branch-like filaments called dendrites, causing short circuits that kill the battery or even ignite it in flames. But thanks to new experiments and computer simulations, researchers from the California Institute of Technology have explored in detail how higher temperatures can break down these dendrites — and possibly extend battery lifetimes.

Northwestern University October 4th, 2015 Theoretically, nanocellulose could be the next hot supermaterial. A class of biological materials found within numerous natural systems, most notably trees, cellulose nanocrystals have captured researchers’ attention for their extreme strength, toughness, light weight, and elasticity. The materials are so strong and tough, in fact, that many people think they could replace Kevlar in ballistic vests and combat helmets for military. Unlike their source material (wood), cellulose nanocrystals are transparent, making them exciting candidates for protective eyewear, windows, or displays.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie October 5th, 2015 Teams at HZB have already acquired extensive experience with these kinds of tandem cells. A particularly effective complement to conventional silicon is the hybrid material called perovskite. It has a band gap of 1.6 electron volts with organic as well as inorganic components. However, it is very difficult to provide the perovskite layer with a transparent front contact. While sputter deposition of indium tin oxide (ITO) is common practice for inorganic silicon solar cells, this technique destroys the organic components of a perovskite cell.

University of Illinois College of Engineering October 5th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have introduced a new class of light-emitting quantum dots (QDs) with tunable and equalized fluorescence brightness across a broad range of colors. This results in more accurate measurements of molecules in diseased tissue and improved quantitative imaging capabilities.

Chalmers University of Technology October 5th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have arrived at how what is known as time-reversal symmetry can break in one class of superconducting material. The results have been published in the highly ranked Nature Physics journal, which also put the Chalmers researchers’ study on the cover.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. October 5th, 2015  Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, is pleased to report that it received payment of approximately $800,000 following achievement of a certain undisclosed milestone associated with the acquisition of its former portfolio company, Molecular Imprints, Inc., by Canon, Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, in April 2014. This payment increases its total gross proceeds from the sale to approximately $7.8 million, including amounts held in escrow. Harris & Harris Group could receive an additional $900,000 upon the achievement of an additional milestone. These proceeds and potential future proceeds are in addition to the approximately $800,000 in cash and $300,000 in stock received for the sale of the non-semiconductor business to an undisclosed privately held company in May 2015. Harris & Harris Group originally invested approximately $4.5 million in Molecular Imprints.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 5th, 2015 The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences October 5th, 2015 Ultra-fast detection of light lies at the heart of optical communication systems nowadays. Driven by the internet of things and 5G, data communication bandwidth is growing exponentially, thus requiring even faster optical detectors that can be integrated into photonic circuits.

University of Chicago October 5th, 2015 Physicists have wondered in recent years if they could control how atoms interact using light. Now they know that they can, by demonstrating games of quantum billiards with unusual new rules.

Brown University October 6th, 2015 Using a newly developed fabrication method, a research team has attained better than a 15-percent energy conversion efficiency from perovskite solar cells larger than one square centimeter area. The researchers, from Brown University and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), have reported their findings in the journal Advanced Materials.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 6th, 2015 The surface of a single cell contains hundreds of tiny pores, or ion channels, each of which is a portal for specific ions. Ion channels are typically about 1 nanometer wide; by maintaining the right balance of ions, they keep cells healthy and stable.

The Optical Society October 6th, 2015 Photonic circuits, which use light to transmit signals, are markedly faster than electronic circuits. Unfortunately, they’re also bigger. It’s difficult to localize visible light below its diffraction limit, about 200-300 nanometers, and as components in electronic semiconductors have shrunk to the nanometer scale, the photonic circuit size limitation has given electronic circuits a significant advantage, despite the speed discrepancy.

Lomonosov Moscow State University October 6th, 2015 Superconductivity, which is almost incompatible with magneticfield, under certain conditions is able to promote magnetization. Russian scientist Natalya Pugach from the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University discovered this yet to be explained effect with her British colleagues, whose theory group headed by Professor Matthias Eschrig. They suggest that techniques based on this effect are able to move us closer to future supercomputers: spintronic devices. Their study was published in the prestigious Nature Physics journal.

Forschungszentrum Jülich October 6th, 2015 Many of you will remember them from your physics lessons at school: often represented as colourful clouds or balloons, electron orbitals provide information on the whereabouts of the electrons in atoms and molecules. Scientists from the University of Graz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have now succeeded in experimentally recording these structures in all three dimensions. They achieved this by further developing a method they had already applied two years ago to make these orbitals visible in two dimensions. Their findings have now been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Umeå University October 6th, 2015 Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material could be important for the further development of organic solar cells. The results have been published in the scientific journal ACS Nano.

Forschungszentrum Jülich October 6th, 2015  Scientists from the Ernst Ruska-Centre in Forschungszentrum Jülich used a transmission electron microscope to record almost 3500 images in 3.5 seconds for the reconstruction of a 3D electron tomogram. Previously, 10 to 60 minutes and a ten-fold greater electron dose were required to record such image sequences. The new capability is particularly suitable for examining biological cells, bacteria and viruses, whose structure can be damaged by the electron beam. In addition, it enables dynamic processes, such as chemical reactions and electronic switching phenomena, to be visualized in real time in three dimensions with sub-nanometre precision. The findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) October 6th, 2015 Partnership to spur more than $40M in investments across New York State over 5 years, in addition to student training and workforce opportunities.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. October 6th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., announced that it has entered into a new agreement covering the installation of a succession of D-Wave systems located at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. This agreement supports collaboration among Google, NASA and USRA (Universities Space Research Association) that is dedicated to studying how quantum computing can advance artificial intelligence and machine learning and the solution of difficult optimization problems. The new agreement enables Google and its partners to keep their D-Wave system operating at the state-of-the-art level of performance for up to seven years, with new generations of D-Wave systems to be installed at NASA Ames as they become available.

Phantoms Foundation October 6th, 2015 The 1st edition of Graphene & 2D Materials Canada 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (www.graphenecanada2015.com) will take place in Montreal (Canada): 14-16 October, 2015.

Purdue University October 6th, 2015 Fractal Lévy Heat Transport in Nanoparticle Embedded Semiconductor Alloys Amr M. S. Mohammed,† Yee Rui Koh,† Bjorn Vermeersch,† Hong Lu,‡ Peter G. Burke,‡ Arthur C. Gossard,‡ and Ali Shakouri*,† †Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States ‡Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara Corresponding author: Ali Shakouri, shakouri@purdue.edu Materials with embedded nanoparticles are of considerable interest for thermoelectric applications. Here, we experimentally characterize the effect of nanoparticles on the recently discovered Lev́y phonon transport in semiconductor alloys. The fractal space dimension α ≈ 1.55 of quasiballistic (superdiffusive) heat conduction in (ErAs) x:InGaAlAs is virtually independent of the Er content 0.001 < x < 0.1 but instead controlled by alloy scattering of the host matrix. The increased nanoparticle concentration does reduce the diffusive recovery length by an order of magnitude. The bulk conductivity drops by 3-fold, in close agreement with a Callaway model. Our results may provide helpful hints toward engineering superdiffusive heat transport similar to what has been achieved with light in Lev́y glasses.

Fars News Agency October 7th, 2015 Countries’ rapid industrialization has resulted in wide production of industrial wastewater to the extent that it has turned into a serious concern to the environment, human health and economy.

Oregon State University October 7th, 2015 New findings at Oregon State University have overturned a scientific dogma that stood for decades, by showing that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery – a discovery that could pose a challenge and sustainable alternative to the widely-used lithium-ion battery.

McMaster University October 7th, 2015 McMaster Engineering researchers Emily Cranston and Igor Zhitomirsky are turning trees into energy storage devices capable of powering everything from a smart watch to a hybrid car.

Fars News Agency October 7th, 2015 Ten enterprises have put on display their latest achievements and products in the Health, Hygiene and Medicine Zone of the International Iran Nano 2015 exhibition.

Fars News Agency October 7th, 2015 The 8th International Iran Nano 2015 Festival started work in Tehran International Permanent Fairground on 5 October 2015 with the participation of 132 Iranian and international companies, universities and research centers.

Fars News Agency October 7th, 2015  Iran Nanotechnology Educational Laboratories Network held an educational workshop in Suzhou, China, to introduce the capable student laboratories and train the Chinese teachers.

University of British Columbia October 7th, 2015 As the push for tinier and faster electronics continues, a new finding by University of British Columbia scientists could help inform the design of the next generation of cheaper, more efficient devices.

American Institute of Physics October 7th, 2015 A single-electron transistor (SET) is an electrical device that takes advantage of a strange quantum phenomenon called tunneling to transport single electrons across a thin insulator. The device serves as an on/off switch on the tiniest scale and could play an important role in quantum computing.

Dais Analytic Corporation October 7th, 2015 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing nanomaterial technology and designs into the worldwide air, energy and water markets, today announced it has successfully completed the testing of a new generation of safer, more efficient cooling tower technology it calls “PolyCool™” using the features of the Company’s Aqualyte™ nanomaterial.

CEA-Leti October 7th, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced that it has joined the GLOBALSOLUTIONS ecosystem as an ASIC provider, specifically to support GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 22FDX™ technology platform.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience October 7th, 2015 In its 11th year now, Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe and 2016 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prizes for North and South America.

Elsevier October 8th, 2015 Burning a candle could be all it takes to make an inexpensive but powerful electric car battery, according to new research published in Electrochimica Acta. The research reveals that candle soot could be used to power the kind of lithium ion battery used in plug-in hybrid electric cars.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory October 8th, 2015 Scientists aspire to build nanostructures that mimic the complexity and function of nature’s proteins, but are made of durable and synthetic materials. These microscopic widgets could be customized into incredibly sensitive chemical detectors or long-lasting catalysts, to name a few possible applications.

Purdue University October 8th, 2015 Purdue University during a two-day international workshop beginning Oct. 13 will launch a new center dedicated to quantum science and technology, which could bring advances rivaling those from integrated circuits and lasers.

Arrowhead Research Corporation October 8th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the company will present at the following upcoming conferences.

Nanometrics Incorporated October 8th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its third quarter 2015 financial results after market close on October 29, 2015. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.

University of the Basque Country October 8th, 2015 The researchers in the two groups have succeeded in getting a trapped atom to imitate behaviours that contradict its own fundamental laws, thus taking elements of science fiction to the microscopic world. “We have managed to get an atom to act as if it were infringing the nature of atomic systems, in other words, quantum physics and the theory of relativity. It is just like what happens in the theatre or in science fiction films in which the actors appear to display absurd behaviours that go against natural laws; in this case, the atoms are obliged to simulate absurd actions as if an actor in the theatre or in science fiction were involved,” explained Prof Solano.

UC Davis October 8th, 2015 An exotic, swirling object with the sci-fi name of a “magnetic skyrmion” could be the future of nanoelectronics and memory storage. Physicists at UC Davis and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now succeeded in making magnetic skyrmions, formerly found at temperatures close to absolute zero, at room temperature.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) October 8th, 2015 Showcasing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s success in establishing New York State’s global leadership in nanotechnology innovation, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today announced that global electronics and semiconductor company Tokyo Electron Limited (TELTM) has extended its research and development agreement through 2020, with $262.5M in new investments at SUNY Poly’s NanoTech megaplex in Albany. Today’s announcement brings total investments in TEL’s cutting edge R&D center at SUNY Poly CNSE to more than $1 billion.

Fars News Agency October 9th, 2015 A research group consisting of researchers from Royan Biotechnology Research Institute, Tehran and Isfahan Universities of Medical Sciences in cooperation with their colleagues from Medical Research Institute of Utrecht University, Netherlands, studied the performance of a type of polymer as a gene carrier.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen October 9th, 2015 While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic reactions. Therefore, catalyst design plays a key role in improving these processes. An international team of scientists has now developed a concept, that elegantly correlates geometric and adsorption properties. They validated their approach by designing a new platinum-based catalyst for fuel cell applications.

University of Basel October 9th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH values, triggering a reaction and releasing active agents at the desired location. This is demonstrated in a study published in the journal Nano Letters.

 

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 26th, 2015 To the growing list of two-dimensional semiconductors, such as graphene, boron nitride, and molybdenum disulfide, whose unique electronic properties make them potential successors to silicon in future devices, you can now add hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. However, unlike the other contenders, which are covalent semiconductors, these 2D hybrid perovskites are ionic materials, which gives them special properties of their own.

University of Innsbruck September 26th, 2015 Condensed matter physics remains a field of study with many puzzles to solve. New studies have become possible due to advances in experimental quantum physics. In particular, ultracold atoms in optical lattices and an environment that is fully tunable and controllable represent an ideal system for studying the physics of condensed matter problems. One of these phenomena can be observed in connection with the quantum Hall effect: When certain materials are subjected to a strong magnetic field, the electrons cannot move in a singular circular direction at the edges anymore but repeatedly bounce against the edge, where they are reflected. This corresponds to skipping trajectories. As a macroscopic consequence so called chiral currents, which move in the opposite direction at the opposite edges, can be observed at the boundaries of such two-dimensional materials. “You could compare it to a river where the fish swim towards the right on one bank and towards the left on the other bank,” explains theoretical physicist Marcello Dalmonte from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck and a member of Peter Zoller’s research group at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Fars News Agency September 26th, 2015 Obtaining energy from fuel cells is an important issue nowadays to conserve the environment and membranes play the role of electrolyte in fuel cells and are solid electrolytes in proton exchanging fuel cells, which allow the pass of ions.

Fars News Agency September 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI) in association with researchers from University of Tehran succeeded in the production of polymeric nanocomposite with high thermal, chemical and mechanical resistance.

Fars News Agency September 26th, 2015 Azo dyes are widely used in color and textile industries due to their high mechanical and thermal stability and they are applied in pharmaceutics as drug carriers.

Arrowhead Research Corporation September 26th, 2015 – Single-dose Reductions in HBeAg of up to 98% (1.7 log) also achieved – Multi-dose studies in chimpanzees showed peak reduction in HBsAg of up to 99.8% (2.7 log) – Company hosts an analyst and investor day today to discuss results

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. September 26th, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the Cypher ES Polymer Edition, an atomic force microscope (AFM) optimized for polymer research offering highest resolution, fast scanning, heating, and the most comprehensive suite of nanomechanical characterization tools. The Cypher ES Polymer Edition includes three exclusive nanomechanical characterization techniques and for a limited time, special pricing and fast delivery is available for the Cypher ES Polymer Edition. Learn more at: www.oxford-instruments.com/cypher-polymer-edition

UC Santa Cruz September 26th, 2015 A team led by researchers at UC Santa Cruz has developed chip-based technology for reliable detection of Ebola virus and other viral pathogens. The system uses direct optical detection of viral molecules and can be integrated into a simple, portable instrument for use in field situations where rapid, accurate detection of Ebola infections is needed to control outbreaks.

Brookhaven National Laboratory September 26th, 2015 Kerstin Kleese van Dam, a leading researcher in data infrastructure services, data management, and analysis applications for experimental and observational facilities, has been named Director of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective September 14, 2015.

Haydale Ltd. September 26th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development and commercialisation of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced that it has recently been awarded a number of research grants, totalling over £450,000. The projects relating to each grant are expected to run for a period of between 18 to 24 months.

Fars News Agency September 28th, 2015 Despite the high performance of metallic implants, including titanium and its alloys, in human body, the relatively weak corrosion resistance of the implants in the body and their inappropriate compatibility has resulted in a great challenge in the application of metallic alloys.

University of Washington September 28th, 2015 A team of scientists at the University of Washington and the biotechnology company Illumina have created an innovative tool to directly detect the delicate, single-molecule interactions between DNA and enzymatic proteins. Their approach provides a new platform to view and record these nanoscale interactions in real time. As they report Sept. 28 in Nature Biotechnology, this tool should provide fast and reliable characterization of the different mechanisms cellular proteins use to bind to DNA strands — information that could shed new light on the atomic-scale interactions within our cells and help design new drug therapies against pathogens by targeting enzymes that interact with DNA.

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev September 28th, 2015 Following materials testing by the nanomaterials research group at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), researchers have identified unique properties in Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (ZEN.V) Albany Graphite deposit that show positive attributes for use in multiple graphene applications.

American Institute of Physics September 28th, 2015 The first nanometer resolved image of individual tobacco mosaic virions shows the potential of low-energy electron holography for imaging biomolecules at a single particle level — a milestone in structural biology and a potential new tool for drug design.

Cristal Therapeutics September 29th, 2015 Cristal Therapeutics, a privately-held life sciences company developing innovative drugs against cancer and other diseases, today announced the recent start of a clinical phase I trial with its lead candidate CriPec® docetaxel in patients with solid tumours. For this trial, patients are being recruited in two clinical centres in The Netherlands and in Belgium. The first trial data will be available in the course of Q2 2016.

University of California, Merced September 29th, 2015 Professors Linda Hirst and Sayantani Ghosh are combining liquid crystals with nanoparticles such as gold and quantum dots to come up with a new platform that could have applications in fields such as optics and medicine.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen September 29th, 2015 Scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room temperature. This unique combination of features opens up novel applications in nano-engineering.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. September 30th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, is pleased to announce that Accelerator Corporation, a leading life sciences investment and management firm, in which Harris & Harris Group was one of the New York City original investors, has secured an additional $11.7 million in new investment commitments, bringing the total committed capital to $62.8 million.

Lehigh University September 30th, 2015 This week, an international group of scientists is reporting a breakthrough in the effort to characterize the properties of graphene noninvasively while acquiring information about its response to structural strain.

Fars News Agency September 30th, 2015  Iranian researchers modified the surface of woolen fabrics by using carbon nanotubes which resulted in the creation of electrical conductivity in the tested samples.

Nanosurf AG September 30th, 2015 This year’s SYNMarburg Summer School, organized by Prof. Graumann, was themed “From Microbial Cell Biology to Complex Communities”. A total of 23 participants from nine countries took the opportunity to learn about cellular and structural biology as well as different microscopic techniques used for synthetic biology. The program was funded by SYNMIKRO and the DAAD.

Nanosurf AG September 30th, 2015 This workshop is ideal for scientists, engineers, technicians, grad-students, post-docs, and those involved in industrial or laboratory research and development. It includes a scientific presentation and product demonstrations.

Rice University September 30th, 2015  In a great example of “less is more,” Rice University scientists have developed a powerful method to analyze carbon nanotubes in solution.

University of Texas at Austin September 30th, 2015 A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body’s vital signs for human health and performance tracking, potentially outperforming traditional monitoring tools such as cardiac event monitors.

North Carolina State University September 30th, 2015  Configurational disorder can be compositionally engineered into mixed oxide by populating a single sublattice with many distinct cations. The formulations promote novel and entropy-stabilized forms of crystalline matter where metal cations are incorporated in new ways. Here, through rigorous experiments, a simple thermodynamic model, and a five-component oxide formulation, we demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that entropy predominates the thermodynamic landscape, and drives a reversible solid-state transformation between a multi-phase and single-phase state. In the latter, cation distributions are proven to be random and homogeneous. The findings validate the hypothesis that deliberate configurational disorder provides an orthogonal strategy to imagine and discover new phases of crystalline matter and untapped opportunities for property engineering.

INRS September 30th, 2015 A micro-supercapacitor made using a new electrode reached an energy density 1,000 times greater than existing electrochemical capacitors. With such a performance, comparable to current Li-ion micro-batteries, this energy storage device is a legitimate option for a range of applications from mobile electronics to wireless autonomous sensor networks. The breakthrough, detailed in an article recently published in Advanced Materials, was a collaborative effort by researchers of the INRS Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications and the Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS-CNRS).

Springer October 1st, 2015 A team of Chinese physicists has now developed a way to confine light. This is significant because the approach allows quantum memories stored within photons to be retained. These findings stem from a study by Nan Sun from Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China, and colleagues, which has just been published in EPJ D. The results may herald the advent of a multitude of hybrid, optoelectronic devices relying on the use of quantum information stored in photons for processing information that can be used in communication networks or quantum computing.

spectrum.ieee.org October 1st, 2015 Two years ago, the European Commission announced the Graphene Flagship, a 10-year, €1 billion effort to help move graphene out of research labs and into commercial applications. The massive effort, which celebrates its second anniversary this week, now includes groups from 23 countries. How has it fared? IEEE Spectrum senior associate editor Rachel Courtland catches up with flagship director Jari Kinaret, a theoretical physicist based at Chalmers University in Sweden, to talk about the program’s progress, graphene hype, and the role of other 2-D materials.

Toyohashi University of Technology October 1st, 2015 Semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots (QDs) are increasingly being used as photoluminescent materials in bio-imaging, photonics, and optoelectronic applications. However, these QDs must have stable photoluminescence properties to be used in these applications. Photoluminescence stability of QDs is achieved by chemically modifying the surface of the QDs.

North Carolina State University October 1st, 2015 The atomic-scale response of dielectrics/ferroelectrics to electric fields is central to their functionality. Here we introduce an in situ characterization method that reveals changes in the local atomic structure in polycrystalline materials under fields. The method employs atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs), determined from X-ray total scattering that depends on orientation relative to the applied field, to probe structural changes over length scales from sub-Ångstrom to several nanometres. The PDF is sensitive to local ionic displacements and their short-range order, a key uniqueness relative to other techniques. The method is applied to representative ferroelectrics, BaTiO3 and Na½Bi½TiO3, and dielectric SrTiO3. For Na½Bi½TiO3, the results reveal an abrupt field-induced monoclinic to rhombohedral phase transition, accompanied by ordering of the local Bi displacements and reorientation of the nanoscale ferroelectric domains.

Forschungszentrum Juelich October 1st, 2015 Resistive memory cells or ReRAMs for short are deemed to be the new super information-storage solution of the future. At present, two basic concepts are being pursued, which, up to now, were associated with different types of active ions. But this is not quite correct, as Jülich researchers working together with their Korean, Japanese and American colleagues were surprised to discover. In valence change memory (VCM) cells, not only are negatively charged oxygen ions active, but – akin to electrochemical metallization memory (ECM) cells – so too are positively charged metal ions. The effect enables switching characteristics to be modified as required and makes it possible to move back and forth from one concept to the other, as reported by the researchers in the journals Nature Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.

Lund University October 1st, 2015 Neurons thrive and grow in a new type of nanowire material developed by researchers in Nanophysics and Ophthalmology at Lund University in Sweden. In time, the results might improve both neural and retinal implants, and reduce the risk of them losing their effectiveness over time, which is currently a problem.

University of York October 1st, 2015 Mention the word ‘teleportation’ and for many people it conjures up “Beam me up, Scottie” images of Captain James T Kirk.

American Chemical Society October 2nd, 2015 Scientists have been exploring new ways to “smell” signs of cancer by analyzing what’s in patients’ breath. In ACS’ journal Nano Letters, one team now reports new progress toward this goal. The researchers have developed a small array of flexible sensors, which accurately detect compounds in breath samples that are specific to ovarian cancer.

Fars News Agency October 2nd, 2015 Two international standards proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran to ISO were approved in the first stage of compilation process by the votes of 33 countries that are the main members of Nanotechnology Standardization Committee (ISO/TC229).

Fars News Agency October 2nd, 2015  Iranian researchers from University of Tabriz used graphite nanoparticles to produce laboratorial samples of high temperature ceramics which enjoy dense and nonporous structure with high fracture toughness.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. October 2nd, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company is opening an office in Phoenix, AZ to service the regional and national home builders who will be using the Company’s patented wall and roof products in their new home communities.

ICN2 October 2nd, 2015 The choice for energy-efficient technologies is not a matter of price choice but it is slowly turning into a matter of heat. A work recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports suggests devices fabricated directly on Silicon with magnetic tunnel junctions governed by electric pulses, which means without current and minimizing the problem of overheating.

 

 

Fars News Agency September 12th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology designed laboratorial nanosorbents that help the removal and purification of medications existing in the wastewater of industrial pharmaceutical plants.

University of Twente September 12th, 2015 An international team of researchers, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, announced today in Science the observation of a dynamic Mott transition in a superconductor.

Institute of Physics September 12th, 2015 Scientists have made promising steps in developing a new magnetic memory technology, which is far less susceptible to corruption by magnetic fields or thermal exposure than conventional memory.

Queen Mary University of London September 13th, 2015 Mathematicians investigating one of science’s great questions — how to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small — have discovered that when the understanding of complex networks such as the brain or the Internet is applied to geometry the results match up with quantum behavior.

INRS September 14th, 2015 Telecommunication networks will soon reach the physical limits of current technology and in order to overcome the current bottleneck, they will have to exploit the quantum properties of light. Roberto Morandotti and his INRS team are paving the way to this technological revolution by removing the technical barriers of quantum photonics through the use of their optical chips. Recently they directly generated cross-polarized (orthogonal) photon pairs on a chip, a first in quantum optics. Polarization will now be among the controllable parameters for harnessing light in a host of applications. The new device developed at INRS will help create low cost, high performance, energy efficient technologies.

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) September 14th, 2015 An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporated in existing legislation, whereas other countries count on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry. Collaboration among countries across the globe is required to share information and ensure protection for people and the environment, according to a JRC co-authored paper.

Focus Nanotechnology Africa Inc September 14th, 2015 The newest issue of Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) would come out very soon. Among others, this issue discusses nanoparticle for polyelectrolyte and a review on quantum computing using quantum dots and carbon nanotube. It will be published soon, please watch out!

Rice University September 14th, 2015 Rice University researchers discovered that putting nanotube pillars between sheets of graphene could create hybrid structures with a unique balance of strength, toughness and ductility throughout all three dimensions.

University of Vermont September 14th, 2015 TV screens that roll up. Roofing tiles that double as solar panels. Sun-powered cell phone chargers woven into the fabric of backpacks. A new generation of organic semiconductors may allow these kinds of flexible electronics to be manufactured at low cost, says University of Vermont physicist and materials scientist Madalina Furis.

University of Groningen September 14th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and the FOM Foundation have found that it is possible to make an electric circuit with a magnetic insulator. This was first deemed impossible. The circuit is realized using spin waves: wave-like perturbations in the magnetic properties of a material. Their discovery is interesting for the development of novel, energy-efficient electronic devices, particularly integrated circuits. A device based on spin waves could theoretically operate more efficiently than ordinary electronic circuits. The results of their research will be published online in Nature Physics on Monday 14 September.

Aerotech September 14th, 2015 A new series of XY piezo nanopositioners for extreme precision applications has been introduced by Aerotech (www.aerotech.com). The QNP-XY stages provide the highest resonant frequency and stiffness of positioners with comparable size and travel, the company reports. This allows users to achieve higher throughput in exacting processes.

Haydale Ltd. September 14th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced that its composites division, Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (HCS), has signed a letter of intent to start a joint development and commercialisation agreement with Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH (Huntsman), a leading global manufacturer of epoxy, acrylic and polyurethane based polymer products.

Fars News Agency September 15th, 2015 Iranian researchers in association with their colleagues from Hong Kong simulated and studied the mechanical behavior of structures containing nanocomposites.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie September 15th, 2015 Solar energy is abundantly available globally, but unfortunately not constantly and not everywhere. One especially interesting solution for storing this energy is artificial photosynthesis. This is what every leaf can do, namely converting sunlight to chemical energy. That can take place with artificial systems based on semiconductors as well. These use the electrical power that sunlight creates in individual semiconductor components to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen possesses very high energy density, can be employed in many ways and could replace fossil fuels. In addition, no carbon dioxide harmful to the climate is released from hydrogen during combustion, instead only water. Until now, manufacturing of solar hydrogen at the industrial level has failed due to the costs, however. This is because the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis, i.e. the energy content of the hydrogen compared to that of sunlight, has simply been too low to produce hydrogen from the sun economically.

QD Vision, Inc. September 15th, 2015  QD Vision today announced the appointment of Mustafa Ozgen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ozgen comes to QD Vision with more than 20 years of management and engineering experience in the display, consumer electronics, and semiconductor industries. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Sigma Designs, responsible for the Home Multimedia business, where he worked with global consumer electronics manufacturers to accelerate the development and deployment of new audio/visual technologies.

University of New South Wales September 15th, 2015  Creating futuristic, next generation materials called ‘metallic glass’ that are ultra-strong and ultra-flexible will become easier and cheaper, based on UNSW Australia research that can predict for the first time which combinations of metals will best form these useful materials.

Tufts University September 15th, 2015 Regenerative medicine using stem cells is an increasingly promising approach to treat many types of injury. Transplanted stem cells can differentiate into just about any other kind of cell, including neurons to potentially reconnect a severed spinal cord and repair paralysis.

National University of Singapore September 16th, 2015 Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a technique to observe, in real time, how individual blood components interact and modify advanced nanoparticle therapeutics. The method, developed by an interdisciplinary team consisting clinician-scientist Assistant Professor Chester Lee Drum of the Department of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Professor T. Venky Venkatesan, Director of NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, and Assistant Professor James Kah of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, helps guide the design of future nanoparticles to interact in concert with human blood components, thus avoiding unwanted side effects.

Fars News Agency September 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Institute for Color Science and Technology (ICST) and Orumiyeh University of Technology produced porous nanosorbent with modified structure which can increase the efficiency in the recycling of used engine oil in automobiles.

Elhuyar Fundazioa September 16th, 2015 Researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (Basque Country) in collaboration with colleagues at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Catalunya) have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials. They observed, for the first time, ultraslow pulse propagation and backward propagating waves in deep subwavelength-scale thick slabs of boron nitride – a natural hyperbolic material for infrared light. This work has been funded by the EC Graphene Flagship and was recently reported in Nature Photonics.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology September 16th, 2015 An international group of physicists, including Aleksandr Golubov, head of the MIPT Laboratory of Topological Quantum Phenomena in Superconductor Systems, recently presented results of experiments testing a new phenomenon in the journal Science. The results may assist scientists in the creation of an essentially new kind of electronics – Mott transition, or the transition of an insulator to a conductor.

American Institute of Physics September 16th, 2015 The manipulation of electromagnetic radiation is an essential function of today’s technology. Low frequency radiation — in the kilohertz and megahertz range — is easier to generate than gigahertz radiation. Yet higher frequencies can carry more information and travel farther.

BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies September 16th, 2015 Antigen receptors on B lymphocytes sense foreign molecules, such as pathogens or vaccines, and activate the B cells to produce antibodies that protect humans against many diseases. Prof. Dr. Michael Reth, Scientific Director of BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, and his group have applied three different super-resolution methods to study the distribution of the two major classes of antigen receptors on mature B lymphocytes: IgM and IgD. It had been previously assumed that all proteins on the membrane, including receptors, are freely diffusing molecules that only become organized upon binding to specific ligands. Reth’s group found out that IgM and IgD receptors are organized in protein islands. The researchers from the University of Freiburg collaborated with Prof. Dr. Hassan Jumaa from the University of Ulm/Germany and Prof. Dr. Björn F. Lillemeier from the Salk Institute in La Jolla/USA. The imaging analysis was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Olaf Ronneberger’s group, computer scientist at the University of Freiburg. The team has published their research findings in the journal Science Signaling. The researchers hope that these new insights into the nanoscale organization of antigen receptors will support the design of more efficient vaccines or better treatments for B cell tumors where membrane organization is often altered.

Virginia Tech September 16th, 2015 Virginia Tech has won a spot in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), a National Science Foundation network of universities with exceptional strengths in nanoscience.

American Chemical Society September 16th, 2015 Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice. In their report in the journal ACS Nano, they describe injecting gold nanoparticles in mammary tissue to enhance the imaging of early signs of breast cancer.

EnGeneIC Ltd. September 16th, 2015 EnGeneIC Ltd., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing its proprietary EDV™ nanocell platform for the targeted delivery of cancer therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s investigational new drug (IND) application for using (EGFR)-EDVs loaded with doxorubicin (dox) in patients with recurrent glioma. With the IND now active, EnGeneIC intends to proceed with a Phase I study designed to evaluate its proprietary (EGFR)-EDV-dox for treating advanced glioma in patients who have exhausted all treatment options. The company expects to begin enrolling patients before the end of 2015.

University of Oregon September 17th, 2015 University of Oregon researchers continued to move the needle for research, scholarship and creative inquiry in 2014-2015, recording $114.6 million in grants, contracts and other competitive awards. The total represented a 3.9 percent increase from FY14. In all, 514 awards were received by 253 principal investigators, examining everything from substance abuse prevention to carbon nanotubes to disappearing languages.

Michigan Technological University September 17th, 2015 Say you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. You opt for surgery to remove your prostate. Three months later, a prostate surface antigen (PSA) test shows no prostate cells in your body. Everyone rejoices.

Fars News Agency September 17th, 2015 Pollution caused by heavy metals is one of the serious concerns in the field of environmental protection and; therefore, researchers from University of Mazandaran, Iran, produced magnetic nanosorbent at laboratorial scale to purify the contaminated waters.

Elsevier September 17th, 2015 Targeted cancer treatments, toxicity sensors and living factories: synthetic biology has the potential to revolutionize science and medicine. But before the technology is ready for real-world applications, more attention needs to be paid to its safety and stability, say experts in a review article published in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology.

University of Birmingham September 17th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay.

University of Vienna September 17th, 2015 Topical research experiments are often too expensive or too complex to be rebuilt and incorporated in teaching. How can one, nevertheless, make modern science accessible to the public? This challenge was tackled in the research group Quantum Nanophysics led by Markus Arndt at the University of Vienna. For the first time, two research laboratories were created as complete, photorealistic computer simulations allowing university and high-school students as well as the general public to virtually access unique instruments. “One could describe it as a flight simulator of quantum physics”, says Mathias Tomandl who designed and implemented the essential elements of the simulation in the course of his PhD studies.

Vienna University of Technology September 17th, 2015 Platinum is a great catalyst and can be used for many different applications. It’s expensive stuff though, so tiny platinum nanoparticles sitting on cheap metal oxide materials are used to convert harmful carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. Using scanning tunnelling microscopes, scientists at TU Vienna have now been able to image the catalytic behaviour of platinum sitting on iron-oxide, which allowed them to explain the process on an atomic scale. Surprisingly, the chemical reactions do not take place on the platinum nanoparticles themselves, and it is the interplay between platinum particles and the iron-oxide surface that makes the reaction so efficient.

University of California – San Diego September 17th, 2015 Nanoparticles disguised as human platelets could greatly enhance the healing power of drug treatments for cardiovascular disease and systemic bacterial infections. These platelet-mimicking nanoparticles, developed by engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are capable of delivering drugs to targeted sites in the body — particularly injured blood vessels, as well as organs infected by harmful bacteria. Engineers demonstrated that by delivering the drugs just to the areas where the drugs were needed, these platelet copycats greatly increased the therapeutic effects of drugs that were administered to diseased rats and mice.

Fars News Agency September 17th, 2015 Iranian researchers modeled a nanosensor that improves the imaging of cancer tissues.

DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory September 17th, 2015 Lawrence Livermore scientists have investigated a way to create linear chains of carbon atoms from laser-melted graphite. The material, called carbyne, could have a number of novel properties, including the ability to adjust the amount of electrical current traveling through a circuit, depending on the user’s needs.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln September 18th, 2015 A team of physicists has defied conventional wisdom by inducing stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate only a few nanometers thick.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory September 18th, 2015 Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution instruments.

 

 

Case Western Reserve University September 5th, 2015 An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.

Rice University September 5th, 2015 Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules.

UC Davis September 6th, 2015 Sponge-like nanoporous gold could be key to new devices to detect disease-causing agents in humans and plants, according to UC Davis researchers.

Fars News Agency September 7th, 2015  The use of calcium carbonate in drug delivery applications has been highly interesting to researchers in recent years.

University of Rochester September 7th, 2015 Researchers have, for the first time, levitated individual nanodiamonds in vacuum. The research team is led by Nick Vamivakas at the University of Rochester who thinks their work will make extremely sensitive instruments for sensing tiny forces and torques possible, as well as a way to physically create larger-scale quantum systems known as macroscopic Schrödinger Cat states.

Chalmers University of Technology September 7th, 2015 Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have very different properties. The results, which may prove to be important when developing new materials or applications such as hydrogen sensors for fuel cell cars, will be published in Nature Materials.

Haydale Ltd. September 7th, 2015 Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (HCS), a subsidiary of graphene specialists – Haydale, has entered into a collaborative 18 month research project awarded and managed by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP).

Nanonics Imaging Ltd September 8th, 2015 Nanonics Imaging Ltd Receives 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award Nanonics is the proud recipient of the 2015 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for development of the CryoView MP system for low temperature, multiprobe scanning probe microscopy. These innovation awards are presented for the top 10 innovations in the field of microscopy by Microscopy and Analysis magazine and were presented at the 2015 Microscopy and Microanalysis conference in Portland, Oregon in August. This award follows the 2013 Microscopy Today award to Nanonics Imaging for its AFM-SEM-FIB microscope. These awards acknowledge outstanding advances in scientific research by Nanonics Imaging, including scanning probe microscopy, Nanonics’ area of expertise.

ITMO University September 8th, 2015 Physicists from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at ITMO University have experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of designing an optical analog of a transistor based on a single silicon nanoparticle. Because transistors are some of the most fundamental components of computing circuits, the results of the study have crucial importance for the development of optical computers, where transistors must be very small and ultrafast at the same time. The study was published in the scientific journal Nano Letters.

Kavli Foundation September 8th, 2015 Imagine creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight. And imagine using those fuels to heat our homes or run our cars without adding any greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. By combining nanoscience and biology, researchers led by scientists at University of California, Berkeley, have taken a big step in that direction.

Northwestern University September 8th, 2015 Individual transistors made from carbon nanotubes are faster and more energy efficient than those made from other materials. Going from a single transistor to an integrated circuit full of transistors, however, is a giant leap.

Fars News Agency September 9th, 2015 Seminar on Sensor Science and Technology (SSST 2015) will be held at Faculty of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, on 5 November 2015 to gather well-known researchers in the field of sensors.

New York University September 9th, 2015 A team of physicists has taken pictures of a theorized but previously undetected magnetic wave, the discovery of which offers the potential to be an energy-efficient means to transfer data in consumer electronics.

Rice University September 9th, 2015 Rice University scientists led a project to “see” and measure the space in porous materials, even if that space is too small or fragile for traditional microscopes.

American Chemical Society September 9th, 2015 Scientists have developed a new hybrid, solar-energy system that harnesses the full spectrum of the sun’s radiation by pairing a photovoltaic cell with polymer films. The films convert the light that goes unused by the solar cell into heat and then converts the heat into electricity. They report on their device, which produces a voltage more than five times higher than other hybrid systems, in the journal ACS Nano.

Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia September 9th, 2015 Graphene, the ultra-thin, ultra-strong material made from a single layer of carbon atoms, just got a little more extreme. University of British Columbia (UBC) physicists have been able to create the first ever superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms.

Elsevier September 9th, 2015 A new Ebola test that uses magnetic nanoparticles could help curb the spread of the disease in western Africa. Research published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics shows that the new test is 100 times more sensitive than the current test, and easier to use. Because of this, the new test makes it easier and cheaper to diagnose cases, enabling healthcare workers to isolate patients and prevent the spread of Ebola.

Uppsala University September 10th, 2015 Future computers will require a magnetic material which can be manipulated ultra-rapidly by breaking the strong magnetic coupling. A study has been published in Nature Communications today in which Swedish and German scientists demonstrate that even the strongest magnetic coupling may be broken within picoseconds (10-12 s). This will open up an exciting new area of research.

Fars News Agency September 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers used a simple and cost effective method to design a laboratorial sample of sensor with high selectivity and sensitivity.

Fars News Agency September 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a nanocomposite that can increase the capacity of electrochemical capacitors as an electrode.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory September 10th, 2015 New research led by scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University shows how individual atoms move in trillionths of a second to form wrinkles on a three-atom-thick material. Revealed by a brand new “electron camera,” one of the world’s speediest, this unprecedented level of detail could guide researchers in the development of efficient solar cells, fast and flexible electronics and high-performance chemical catalysts.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) September 10th, 2015 It’s not lightsaber time, not yet. But a team including theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken another step toward building objects out of photons, and the findings* hint that weightless particles of light can be joined into a sort of “molecule” with its own peculiar force.

AUREA Technology September 11th, 2015 AUREA Technology will demonstrate “in live” at the 14th conference on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence MAF-14 the fluorescence lifetime measurement of PbS colloidal quantum dots in solution with its CLEO/LFW innovation award winning TCSPC analyzer, the PicoXea.

Hiden Analytical Ltd September 11th, 2015 Hiden Analytical’s QGA systems are suited for direct real-time analysis, quantification and control of gas related processes ranging in pressure from 100 mbar to 30 bar.

CAMECA September 11th, 2015 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has taken delivery of the US Department of Defense’s first Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microscope. The high- performance atom probe from CAMECA, a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis, is used in advanced materials analysis to provide precise atom-by-atom identification, 3-D spatial positioning, and accurate atomic-scale reconstruction of a material’s microstructure. Since their development in the 1960s, atom probes have contributed to major advances in materials science.

Arrowhead Research Corporation September 11th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has nominated ARC-HIF2 as its first therapeutic candidate delivered using a new Dynamic Polyconjugate™ (DPC™) designed to target tissues outside of the liver. Arrowhead believes that ARC-HIF2, which uses RNA interference to silence transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF-2α), is a promising new candidate for the treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The company will present preclinical data at the European Cancer Congress 2015 (ECC2015) in Vienna on September 27 in a session starting at 16:45 CEST.

University of Twente September 11th, 2015 Two-dimensional crystals are very suitable for creating high-quality magnetic thin films. This appears from two recent publications written by scientists from the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute. The researchers show that by growing the magnetic layers on various 2D crystals, better known as nanosheets, you can control the preferred direction of the magnetism very locally. In an article published in Advanced Functional Materials, they present this method to create magnetic patterns on the micrometer scale. In Angewandte Chemie, they demonstrate that you can make the nanosheets in less than a minute, while the synthesis process had been known to be very slow. The magnetic films can be deployed for many different applications, such as new generations of smartphones.

 

 

Fars News Agency August 29th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced anti-breast-cancer drug by using Artemisia annua plant.

Hiroshima University August 30th, 2015 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers developing new materials in the nanotechnology field.

North Carolina State University August 30th, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.

California Institute of Technology August 30th, 2015 Generating and storing renewable energy, such as solar or wind power, is a key barrier to a clean-energy economy. When the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) was established at Caltech and its partnering institutions in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub had one main goal: a cost-effective method of producing fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, mimicking the natural process of photosynthesis in plants and storing energy in the form of chemical fuels for use on demand. Over the past five years, researchers at JCAP have made major advances toward this goal, and they now report the development of the first complete, efficient, safe, integrated solar-driven system for splitting water to create hydrogen fuels.

California Institute of Technology August 30th, 2015 Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classical physics–the laws and principles that appear to explain the physics of relatively large objects at human scale. However, quantum mechanics, the underlying physical rules that govern the fundamental behavior of matter and light at the atomic scale, state that nothing can quite be completely at rest.

Fars News Agency August 31st, 2015  Iranian researchers produced a new type of antibacterial nanodrug in laboratorial research which reduces the consumption dosage by increasing the antibacterial effect of antibiotics as well as controlled release of drug.

Louisiana State University August 31st, 2015 Hard, complex materials with many components are used to fabricate some of today’s most advanced technology tools. However, little is still known about how the properties of these materials change under specific temperatures, magnetic fields and pressures. Researchers from LSU, Fudan University, the University of Florida and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures in Nanjing, China, conducted research on materials that separate into different regions through a process called electronic phase separation, which is poorly understood. Their research advances the understanding of how these materials can be manipulated without having to discover new materials, change the chemical concentration or apply external magnetic fields. Their research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Penn State August 31st, 2015 The leaves of the lotus flower, and other natural surfaces that repel water and dirt, have been the model for many types of engineered liquid-repelling surfaces. As slippery as these surfaces are, however, tiny water droplets still stick to them. Now, Penn State researchers have developed nano/micro-textured, highly slippery surfaces able to outperform these naturally inspired coatings, particularly when the water is a vapor or tiny droplets.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst August 31st, 2015 Materials scientists seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another often use molecules like soap or micro- or nano-particles to do it. One distinct way of wrapping a droplet is to use a thin sheet that calls on capillary action to naturally wrap a droplet in a blanket of film, but because it takes some force to bend a sheet around a drop, there were thought to be limits on what can be accomplished by this process.

St John’s College, University of Cambridge September 1st, 2015 A team of scientists has successfully measured particles of light being “squeezed”, in an experiment that had been written off in physics textbooks as impossible to observe.

gizmag.com September 1st, 2015 If you’ve ever used tick medicine on your dog, then you’re probably aware of how toxic the stuff is. Well, it’s used on cows too, and it can end up in their meat, milk, or the surrounding environment. Fortunately, however, scientists at the National University of Mexico have developed a new type of tick treatment for cattle that is reportedly much less toxic than what’s currently used.

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University September 1st, 2015 Scientists have been studying ways to use synthetic DNA as a building block for smaller and faster devices. DNA has the advantage of being inherently “coded”. Each DNA strand is formed of one of four “codes” that can link to only one complementary code each, thus binding two DNA strands together. Scientists are using this inherent coding to manipulate and “fold” DNA to form “origami nanostructures”: extremely small two- and three-dimensional shapes that can then be used as construction material to build nanodevices such as nanomotors for use in targeted drug delivery inside the body.

Bielefeld University September 1st, 2015 Light-absorbing films can be found in many everyday applications such as solar cells or sensors. They are used to convert light into electrical current or heat. The films literally trap the light. Although such absorber films are applied widely, scientists still do not know which mechanism permits the most efficient absorption of light. A team of physicists at Bielefeld University, the University of Kaiserslautern, and the University of Würzburg have now proved that the very efficient scattering of light in ultrathin rough films traps light until it is absorbed completely. The researchers are now publishing their findings in the journal Nature Photonics. This research can help to make thin absorber films even more efficient and thereby save energy.

PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. September 1st, 2015 The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced today the winners of a $200,000 award for the design of an in vitro test to predict the development of lung fibrosis in humans following exposure to nanomaterials, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 September 1st, 2015 The Nominations submission period for RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 is expanded, new deadline announced by directorate is September 11, 2015. This year the Prize will be awarded for research conducted in the fields of energy efficiency and green technologies.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) September 1st, 2015 In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership in driving high-tech investment and job creation in New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany as the future home of the Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC). The 3 year, $2.1 million dollar program enables the expansion of the current education and training partnership between Hudson Valley Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Fairfield University, NSF and SUNY Poly.

University of Wisconsin-Madison September 1st, 2015 The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, a multi-institutional research center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has inked a new contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide nearly $20 million in support over the next five years.

Institute of Physics September 2nd, 2015 Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product.

Weizmann Institute of Science September 2nd, 2015 Tiny ocean creatures known as sea sapphires perform a sort of magic trick as they swim: One second they appear in splendid iridescent shades of blue, purple or green, and the next they may turn invisible (at least the blue ones turn completely transparent). How do they get their bright colors and what enables them to “disappear?” New research at the Weizmann Institute has solved the mystery of these colorful, vanishing creatures, which are known scientifically as Sapphirinidae. The findings, which recently appeared in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could inspire the development of new optical technologies.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology September 2nd, 2015 A group of scientists from Russia, the USA and China, led by Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), using computer generated simulation have predicted the existence of a new two-dimensional carbon material, a “patchwork” analogue of graphene called phagraphene. The results of their investigation were recently published in the journal Nano Letters.

American Chemical Society September 2nd, 2015 Advances in 3-D printing have led to new ways to make bone and some other relatively simple body parts that can be implanted in patients. But finding an ideal bio-ink has stalled progress toward printing more complex tissues with versatile functions — tissues that can be loaded with pharmaceuticals, for example. Now scientists, reporting in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, have developed a silk-based ink that could open up new possibilities toward that goal.

Rice University September 2nd, 2015 Rice University scientists have theoretically determined that the properties of atom-thick sheets of boron depend on where those atoms land.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. September 2nd, 2015 Thin films are ubiquitous in materials science and technology, with uses ranging from exotic next generation materials (e.g. ferroelectric data storage) to practical everyday items (e.g. food wrappers). The intrinsic dimensions of thin films (thickness, grain and domain sizes, etc.) and the strong dependence of performance on film properties demand tools with nanoscale resolution. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) has long been used to measure thin film roughness and uniformity, and that remains one of the most common measurements made with AFM today. As materials become more complex, AFMs are also being used to characterize the functionality of thin films, including their mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, and magnetic properties. A new application note from Oxford Instruments Asylum Research titled “AFM Characterization of Thin Films: High Resolution Topography and Functional Properties” describes the many ways that Asylum Research AFMs are being used in this field and highlights several real-world examples where the AFM contributes directly actionable information that can help guide research and development of thin film materials.

QD Vision, Inc. September 2nd, 2015 TCL, its subsidiary CSOT, and QD Vision have collaborated to develop a television that produces over 90% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut standard for UHD displays. This advancement is made possible by the unique design of QD Vision’s Color IQ quantum dot technology, the leading wide color gamut technology in the market today. The demonstration television will be on display in the TCL booth at IFA, Booth 102, 21 hall.

JEOL USA September 2nd, 2015 JEOL USA has introduced a new entry-level, high-performance Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, demonstrated for the first time at M&M 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience September 2nd, 2015 Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce that its TritonTM Cryofree® dilution refrigerator has been chosen to support the development of quantum electronic technologies at the University of Oxford. The Triton dilution refrigerator enables scientists to cool samples and devices to a base temperature of less than 10 mK, and there are over 250 systems installed worldwide in leading Universities and research institutes. This is this third Triton system to be installed at the Materials Department in Oxford University, and like the previous systems it is equipped with a 6/1/1 Tesla vector rotation magnet and Oxford Instruments’ market leading bottom-loading sample exchange mechanism. The sample loading functionality substantially reduces the sample turnaround time of the system, from around two days to less than 8 hours without compromising the achievable temperature.

Turning clothing into information displays
IMEC September 2nd, 2015 Researchers from Holst Centre (set up by TNO and imec), imec and CMST, imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback.

STMicroelectronics September 2nd, 2015 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, a top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the world’s leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, today announced that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, will deliver a keynote at the MEMS Industry Group (MIG) Conference Asia in Shanghai, China.

Weizmann Institute of Science September 3rd, 2015 The medium is the message. Dr. Rafal Klajn of the Weizmann Institute’s Organic Chemistry Department and his group have given new meaning to this maxim: An innovative method they have now demonstrated for getting nanoparticles to self-assemble focuses on the medium in which the particles are suspended; these assemblies can be used, among other things, for reversibly writing information.

Argonne National Laboratory September 3rd, 2015 Refined by nature over a billion years, photosynthesis has given life to the planet, providing an environment suitable for the smallest, most primitive organism all the way to our own species.

California Institute of Technology September 3rd, 2015 The ability to custom design biological materials such as protein and DNA opens up technological possibilities that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. For example, synthetic structures made of DNA could one day be used to deliver cancer drugs directly to tumor cells, and customized proteins could be designed to specifically attack a certain kind of virus. Although researchers have already made such structures out of DNA or protein alone, a Caltech team recently created–for the first time–a synthetic structure made of both protein and DNA. Combining the two molecule types into one biomaterial opens the door to numerous applications.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES September 3rd, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced it has partnered with Catena, a leader in Radio Frequency (RF) Communication IPs for connectivity, to offer complete Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® solutions for System-on-Chip (SoC) designers targeting mobile, Internet-of-Things (IoT), RF connectivity markets.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES September 3rd, 2015 QEOS, Inc., a world leading designer of connectivity and sensing CMOS millimeter-wave (mmWave) solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, today announced they are partnering to co-develop the industry’s first mmW CMOS platform.

QD Vision, Inc. September 3rd, 2015 QD Vision, Inc. announced today that Tongfang Global, LTD (Shenzhen, China) will soon provide its customers with “wide color gamut” televisions based on QD Vision’s Color IQTM quantum dot technology. Color IQ solutions enable television and monitor manufacturers to deliver products capable of showing millions more colors than today’s 4K displays. Tongfang, which markets many of its products under the popular Seiki brand, will demonstrate its 55” 4K Ultra HD Color IQ-based TVs at IFA, Hall 6.2, Booth 204.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona September 4th, 2015 “Wormholes” are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularised by the dissemination of theoretical physics and by works of science fiction like Stargate, Star Trek or, more recently, Interstellar. Using present-day technology it would be impossible to create a gravitational wormhole, as the field would have to be manipulated with huge amounts of gravitational energy, which no-one yet knows how to generate. In electromagnetism, however, advances in metamaterials and invisibility have allowed researchers to put forward several designs to achieve this.

University of Southampton September 4th, 2015 The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.

 

 

Nanostart AG August 22nd, 2015 Frankfurt-based nanotechnology investment company, Nanostart AG, today publishes the financial results for the first half-year 2015. The semi-annual report is available as of now for download from the website of the corporation at www.nanostart.de.

Fars News Agency August 23rd, 2015  Iranian researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences studied the effect of a type of herbal compound on the treatment of breast cancer.

Northwestern University August 23rd, 2015 From the spinning disc of a computer’s hard drive to the varying current in a transformer, many technological devices work by merging electricity and magnetism. But the search to find a single material that combines both electric polarizations and magnetizations remains challenging.

Northwestern University August 24th, 2015 Since its discovery, graphene has captured the attention of scientists and engineers for its many extraordinary properties. But graphene oxide — an oxidized derivative of graphene — largely has been viewed as graphene’s inferior cousin.

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University August 24th, 2015 A team of scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) has developed a novel technique using tiny gold rods to target pain receptors.

Lomonosov Moscow State University August 24th, 2015 In several years – maybe in one or two decades, but maybe sooner or never – one of the existing problems will be solved in an original way: our computers, nanoantennas and other kinds of equipment will operate on the base of photons, rather than electrons. Even now we are practically prepared to accomplish this switch. If it happens, the spheres studied by an international group of Russian, French and Spanish scientists will definitely be able to become one of the elementary components of new photonic devices. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of “Scientific Reports,” which is a part of the prestigious Nature Publishing Group.

Louisiana Tech University August 24th, 2015 Faculty at Louisiana Tech University have discovered, for the first time, a new nanocomposite formed by the self-assembly of copper and a biological component that occurs under physiological conditions, which are similar those found in the human body and could be used in targeted drug delivery for fighting diseases such as cancer.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. August 24th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today released the following update:

Fars News Agency August 24th, 2015  Iranian researchers produced a sample of antibacterial nanocomposite that is able to prevent the transmission of infection and bacteria into human bodies.

NANOTEC August 25th, 2015 Researchers at National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) have designed a prototype digital colposcopy system for cervical cancer diagnosis known as INSpectDx. The portable system can display, record, and transmit images during the diagnosis process.

University of Toronto August 25th, 2015 A team of physicists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have taken a step toward making the essential building block of quantum computers out of pure light. Their advance, described in a paper published this week in Nature Physics, has to do with a specific part of computer circuitry known as a “logic gate.”

Renishaw August 25th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy, reports on the use of its inVia confocal Raman microscope in the characterisation of power semiconductor materials such as 4H-SiC.

Phantoms Foundation August 25th, 2015 Nano for Security & Defense International Conference (NanoSD2015) will be held in Madrid, Spain (September 22-25, 2015). The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss general issues and important impacts of nanotechnology in the development of security and defense. A broad range of defense and security technologies and applications, such as nanostructures, nanosensors, nano energy sources, and nanoelectronics which are influencing these days will be discussed.

University of Southampton August 25th, 2015 New research by scientists from the University of Southampton has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-molecule level.

University of Vienna August 25th, 2015 The quantum mechanical wave nature of matter is the basis for a number of modern technologies like high resolution electron microscopy, neutron-based studies on solid state materials or highly sensitive inertial sensors working with atoms. The research in the group around Prof. Markus Arndt at the University of Vienna is focused on how one can extend such technologies to large molecules and cluster.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research August 25th, 2015 Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer’s molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light and fat-coated silver nano-particles.

Linköping University August 25th, 2015 A research team at Linköping University, together with colleagues in Europe and the United States, has shown that at extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed before. The findings have been published in Nature.

Haydale Ltd. August 26th, 2015 At the recent 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), researchers from Cardiff University**, UK in conjunction with Haydale Ltd. presented the results from an in-depth study entitled ‘Developing Component-Scale Hierarchical Composites Using Nanocarbons’.

University of Illinois College of Engineering August 26th, 2015 A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University combined two techniques to determine the structure of cyanostar, a new abiological molecule that captures unwanted negative ions in solutions.

University of California – San Diego August 26th, 2015 Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience August 26th, 2015 On Thursday the 20th of August, representatives of Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, entered into a strategic relationship with the School of Physics at the University of Bristol. The relationship aims to formally bring together Oxford Instruments as a training partner and collaborator with the three EPSRC funded Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) within the school – the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering.

50 Years of Scanning Electron Microscopy from ZEISS: ZEISS celebrates the birth of the first commercial scanning electron microscope in 1965
ZEISS August 26th, 2015 ZEISS celebrates the 50th anniversary of commercial scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In 1965, the first commercial SEM called Stereoscan was built by Cambridge Instrument Company, a UK based predecessor company of Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd. To mark the anniversary of this very first SEM sale 50 years ago, and celebrate the contributions to scientific research across so many fields and industries made possible through scanning electron microscopy, ZEISS hosted a celebratory event in Cambridge. During a morning of talks, lunch, and a museum tour, customers and specialists from many disciplines had the chance to meet scientists who worked on the development of the first commercial SEMs.

Nanometrics to Participate in the Citi 2015 Global Technology Conference
Nanometrics Incorporated August 26th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the company’s participation in the Citi 2015 Global Technology Conference.

National Space Society Welcomes Geoff Notkin As New NSS Governor
National Space Society (NSS) August 26th, 2015 Geoff Notkin, host of Meteorite Men, was recently named to the National Space Society’s Board of Governors. “NSS is proud to have Geoff on our board to help promote our vision of a spacefaring civilization,” said Bruce Pittman, NSS chief operating officer.

National Space Society (NSS) August 27th, 2015 Janet Ivey, a 12-time Emmy and 5-time Gracie Award winning educational TV host and founder of Janet’s Planet, seen on more than 140 PBS stations across the USA and on multiple online sites like BatteryPop, Club Jelly Telly, HighBrow, Ameba TV, and YouTube was recently named to the National Space Society’s Board of Governors.

CAMECA August 27th, 2015 Nanolab Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley-based analytical services lab, has purchased a new Local Electrode Atom Probe from CAMECA Instruments Inc. The high-performance atom probe from CAMECA, a unit of the AMETEK Materials Analysis Division, is used to provide advanced materials analysis, including precise atom-by-atom identification, 3-D spatial positioning, and accurate atomic-scale reconstruction of a material’s microstructure.

University of Basel August 27th, 2015 Physicists at the University of Basel succeed in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could potentially be used as a sensor for the ecologically damaging nitrogen oxides, scientists report in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Case Western Reserve University August 27th, 2015 Consumers aren’t embracing electric cars and trucks, partly due to the dearth of charging stations required to keep them moving. Even the conservation-minded are hesitant to go electric in some states because, studies show, if fossil fuels generate the electricity, the car is no greener than one powered with an efficient gasoline.

Investigación y Desarrollo August 28th, 2015 By using supercomputers the team creates virtual atomic models that interact under different conditions before being taken to the real world, allowing savings in time and money.

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences August 28th, 2015 Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn’t particularly soluble. Its rigid, crystalline structures — the molecules are lined up like soldiers at roll call — make it hard to dissolve in the bloodstream. To overcome this, manufacturers use chemical additives to increase the solubility of Ibuprofen and many other drugs, but those additives also increase cost and complexity.

Nanobiotix August 28th, 2015 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), , a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces its half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2015.

 

 

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 15th, 2015 Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level. Working at the Molecular Foundry, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, the scientific team used the “Campanile” probe they developed to make some surprising discoveries about molybdenum disulfide, a member of a family of semiconductors, called “transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), whose optoelectronic properties hold great promise for future nanoelectronic and photonic devices.

Drexel University August 15th, 2015 The scientists whose job it is to test the limits of what nature–specifically chemistry– will allow to exist, just set up shop on some new real estate on the Periodic Table. Using a method they invented for joining disparate elemental layers into a stable material with uniform, predictable properties, Drexel University researchers are testing an array of new combinations that may vastly expand the options available to create faster, smaller, more efficient energy storage, advanced electronics and wear-resistant materials.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen August 15th, 2015 A team of physicists and chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) and the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), from the Institute of Physics of the University of Rostock, and from the Freie Universität Berlin studied the interaction between strong laser pulses and glass nanoparticles, which consist of multiple millions of atoms. Depending on how many atoms were contained in the nanoparticles, these objects reacted differently over attosecond timescales (an attosecond is a billionth of a billionth of a second). Depending on their size, so called near-fields (electromagnetic fields close to the particle surface) were induced by the laser pulses, resulting in a controlled directional emission of electrons. These findings could eventually extend cancer therapy and imaging methods in medicine. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications.

National University of Singapore August 17th, 2015 Magnetism in nanoscale layers only a few tens of atoms thick is one of the foundations of the big data revolution – for example, all the information we download from the internet is stored magnetically on hard disks in server farms dotted across the World. Recent work by a team of scientists working in Singapore, The Netherlands, USA and Ireland, published on 14 August 2015 in the prestigious journal, Science, has uncovered a new twist to the story of thin-film magnetism.

American Chemical Society August 17th, 2015  By combining thinned devices based on inorganic semiconductors with components & interconnects that are 3D printed/additively manufactured on non-traditional substrates, Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) can deliver significant size, weight, and power (SWaP) benefits without sacrificing performance. FHE are expected to impact a range of Air Force applications including: wearable electronics and sensors for monitoring airman health/performance; conformal electronics and antennas for maximizing space efficiency and reducing aerodynamic drag; and inherently more durable circuits that will withstand the extreme strain, shock, and vibration environments typical of Air Force missions. Related to these goals, we are developing approaches to inject and print gallium-based liquid metal alloys into varied materials for stretchable and reconfigurable electronics.

Fars News Agency August 17th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology studied the effects of nanoparticles on rheological properties of polymeric nanocomposites.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem August 17th, 2015 Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the development of alternative models to predict drug toxicity.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie August 17th, 2015 Their results have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports (doi:10.1038/srep13008) and could point the way toward improvements in hybrid solar cells.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 17th, 2015 Using physical chemistry methods to look at biology at the nanoscale, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher has invented a new technology to image single molecules with unprecedented spectral and spatial resolution, thus leading to the first “true-color” super-resolution microscope.

JPK Instruments August 18th, 2015 PK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the application of scanning electrochemical microscopy to study nanometric biostructures by the Demaille and Anne Group in the Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Moléculaire at the Université Paris Diderot, France.

Duke University August 18th, 2015  In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics.

Northwestern University August 18th, 2015 Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that — and, better yet, they know why.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen August 18th, 2015 One of the striking features of self-organization in biomolecular systems is the capacity of assemblies of filamentous particles for synchronous motion. Physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now provide new insights into how such movements are coordinated.

PI (Physik Instrumente) August 18th, 2015 As a nanopositioning and motion control systems leader, PI’s (Physik Instrumente) PInano™ super resolution (SR) microscope stage series is available in two variations – High Precision with piezoresistive position feedback sensors and High Precision with High Stability based on capacitive feedback sensors.

Pensoft Publishers August 18th, 2015 As tiny as 1.7 mm, a snail whose relatives live exclusively in the deep recesses of caves, provided a sensational discovery from the depths of Nodong cave, South Korea, back in 2000 for its collector, J. S. Lee. It is the only cave-dwelling representative of the family of hollow-shelled snails in the whole of Asia with its closest relatives known from as far as Croatia and Northern Spain. The scientists, Adrienne Jochum, Bern University and Natural History Museum Bern, Larisa Prozorova and Mariana Sharyiool from the Far Eastern Russian Academy of Sciences and Barna Páll-Gergely from Shinshu University, published its description in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Fars News Agency August 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a new catalyst that is able to decompose dye organic pollutants in the presence of ultrasonic waves to purify the wastewater.

University of Zurich August 19th, 2015 For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in creating arrangements of colloids – tiny particles suspended in a solution – and, importantly, they have managed to control their motion with high precision and speed. Thanks to this new technique developed by scientists at the University of Zurich, colloidal nanoparticles may play a role in digital technologies of the future. Nanoparticles can be rapidly displaced, require little energy and their small footprint offers large storage capacity – all these attributes make them well suited to new data storage applications or high-resolution displays.

Oregon State University August 19th, 2015 Advances at Oregon State University in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

University of East Anglia August 19th, 2015 Scientists have found a way to ‘switch’ the structure of DNA using copper salts and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) – an agent commonly found in shampoo and other household products.

University of Surrey August 19th, 2015 Scientists at the University of Surrey found peak concentrations of potentially harmful ultrafine particles reach up to 4000 times local background levels when undertaking building activities such as drilling. Breathing of these particles is linked with serious cardiovascular and respiratory system related diseases, with ultrafine particles penetrating deeper into the lungs.

American Chemical Society August 19th, 2015 Title A new approach to carbon dioxide utilization: The carbon molten air battery Abstract As the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) increase in the Earth’s atmosphere, the effects on climate change become increasingly apparent. As the demand to reduce our dependence on fossils fuels and lower our carbon emissions increases, a transition to renewable energy sources is necessary. Cost effective large-scale electrical energy storage must be established for renewable energy to become a sustainable option for the future. We’ve previously shown that carbon dioxide can be captured directly from the air at solar efficiencies as high as 50%, and that carbon dioxide associated with cement formation and the production of other commodities can be electrochemically avoided in the STEP process.1-3 The carbon molten air battery, presented by our group in late 2013, is attractive due to its scalability, location flexibility, and construction from readily available resources, providing a battery that can be useful for large scale applications, such as the storage of renewable electricity.

University of Manchester August 20th, 2015 The problem has been that the vast majority of these atomically thin 2D crystals are unstable in air, so react and decompose before their properties can be determined and their potential applications investigated.

Northwestern University August 20th, 2015 In the 1930s, Irving Langmuir and his colleague Katharine Blodgett were working long days in the General Electric Company’s research laboratory. Together, they discovered that by spreading molecules with volatile organic solvents on the surface of water, they could create a one-molecule-thick film and use it as an anti-reflective coating for glass. Later named Langmuir-Blodgett assembly, this thin-film fabrication technique became popular for creating molecule or nanoparticle monolayers and is commonly used until this day.

Rice University August 20th, 2015 Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.

Elsevier August 20th, 2015 Researchers in China have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer cells. In a study published in the inaugural issue of the journal Applied Materials Today, a new rapid, online only publication, the team of researchers describe how they make these films which are based on the heavy metals lanthanum and europium.

PEN Inc. August 20th, 2015 The popularity of anti-reflective superhydrophobic lenses has shown significant growth in recent years because of the many benefits to wearers. The one drawback for many patients is the difficulty in cleaning these high-tech lenses. New Nanofilm CLARITY® AR lens cleaner was developed specifically for anti-reflective superhydrophobic lenses. It wets the surface better than traditional cleaners to lift soils and grease. The result is a haze-free, streak-free lens.

N12 Technologies, Inc. August 20th, 2015 N12 Technologies, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based nanotechnology company, has commercialized an MIT-developed technology to become the world’s first manufacturer capable of industrialized, continuous Vertically Aligned Carbon Nano Tube (VACNT) production. The Company will showcase its patented Z-axis mechanical enhancement technology at CAMX in Dallas on October 27-29th, 2015.

ICIDN2015 August 20th, 2015 Despite the tragic massive earthquakes that hit Nepal back in April and May, Kathmandu- the capital city- will be hosting the 2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine (ICIDN)-2015 from December 15 to December 18, 2015. According to a recent press release issued by the organizers, the deadline for abstract submission to ICIDN-2015 is extended to September 15, 2015 in order to accommodate the growing interest of the prospective participants.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 20th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, AgBiome, a leading agricultural research firm, has raised $34.5 million in a Series B round of financing. Harris & Harris Group participated in the financing led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (“BMGF”). The funds raised will be used to advance AgBiome’s research and development programs as well as support the launch of its first products. AgBiome will also work closely with BMGF to use its technology and products to help the poorest farmers world-wide.

Fars News Agency August 20th, 2015  Iranian researchers studied and compared the performance of various types of laboratorial and commercial membranes in purification of olive oil production plants.

University of Bayreuth August 21st, 2015 The conversion of sunlight into electricity at low cost becomes increasingly important to meet the world’s fast growing energy consumption. This task requires the development of new device concepts, in which particularly the transport of light-generated energy with minimal losses is a key aspect. An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Universities of Bayreuth and Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) report in Nature on nanofibers, which enable for the first time a directed energy transport over several micrometers at room temperature. This transport distance can only be explained with quantum coherence effects along the individual nanofibers.

 

Argonne National Laboratory August 8th, 2015 Capture and convert–this is the motto of carbon dioxide reduction, a process that stops the greenhouse gas before it escapes from chimneys and power plants into the atmosphere and instead turns it into a useful product.

University of Illinois College of Engineering August 9th, 2015 Recently, quantum dots (QDs)–nano-sized semiconductor particles that produce bright, sharp, color light–have moved from the research lab into commercial products like high-end TVs, e-readers, laptops, and even some LED lighting. However, QDs are expensive to make so there’s a push to improve their performance and efficiency, while lowering their fabrication costs.

International Union of Crystallography August 9th, 2015 Optical materials serve a major role in modern sciences and technology. Many of the devices we use feature technology resulting from material discoveries in this fast moving area of research. Nowadays, the need for more efficient devices and minimisation in optoelectronics requires a novel approach towards crystal engineering of functional solids. A solution can be multicomponent materials built from either organic or mixed organic and inorganic components selected in a specific way, to combine molecular and structural properties to form a 3D architecture. Optical properties of a crystal strongly depend on two factors, i.e. the spatial distribution of molecules in the crystal structure and the electronic properties of molecular building blocks.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University August 9th, 2015 There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels.

Fars News Agency August 10th, 2015 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology produced nanoparticles at the laboratorial scale that can purify contaminated wastewater with high efficiency.

Fars News Agency August 10th, 2015  Iranian researchers from University of Kashan studied the effects of using phosphate electrolyte additives with commercial titanium dioxide nanoparticles on the production of dye-sensitized solar cells.

California Institute of Technology August 10th, 2015 When the transistor was invented in 1947 at Bell Labs, few could have foreseen the future impact of the device. This fundamental development in science and engineering was critical to the invention of handheld radios, led to modern computing, and enabled technologies such as the smartphone. This is one of the values of basic research.

Rice University August 10th, 2015 Scientists at Rice University have created a solid-state memory technology that allows for high-density storage with a minimum incidence of computer errors.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 10th, 2015 A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf August 10th, 2015 To gain even deeper insights into the smallest of worlds, the thresholds of microscopy must be expanded further. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the TU Dresden, in cooperation with the Freie Universität Berlin, have succeeded in combining two established measurement techniques for the first time: near-field optical microscopy and ultra-fast spectroscopy. Computer-assisted technology developed especially for this purpose combines the advantages of both methods and suppresses unwanted noise. This makes highly precise filming of dynamic processes at the nanometer scale possible. The results were recently published in the research journal Scientific Reports (DOI: 10.1038/srep12582).

RIKEN August 10th, 2015 In research published in Nature Materials, a team led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan has developed a new hydrogel that works like an artificial muscle–quickly stretching and contracting in response to changing temperature. They have also managed to use the polymer to build an L-shaped object that slowly walks forward as the temperature is repeatedly raised and lowered. Hydrogels are polymers that can maintain large quantities of water within their networks. Because of this, they can swell and shrink in response to changes in the environment such as voltage, heat, and acidity. In this sense they are actually similar to the plant cells, which are able to change shape as the amount of water within them changes in response to environm

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 10th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TItoday that as of June 30, 2015, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $104,482,738 and $3.34, respectively. The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase shares of its outstanding common stock with an aggregate value of up to $2.5 million.

Bruker Corporation August 10th, 2015 Bruker today announced the release of the Opterra II™ Multipoint Scanning Confocal Microscope, which represents the next generation of quantitative live-cell microscopes. The Opterra II’s low photo-toxicity and photo-bleaching capabilities deliver significant advantages over today’s spinning disk confocal approaches, including enabling time-lapsed volumetric studies on previously inaccessible specimens. This performance is achieved through the system’s unique ability to optimize an experiment’s imaging conditions through real-time adjustment of imaging speed, resolution, and sensitivity. Additionally, the Opterra II provides sub-10% field uniformity deviation, allowing quantitative analysis, in all dimensions, as a standard feature.

ILIUM Technology, Inc. August 10th, 2015 ILIUM Technology announced today the availability of its new Model 1021 Smart Flow-through Probe – the ideal solution for real-time conductivity monitoring of any liquid system where the conductivity is best or most conveniently measured in a flowing rather than static environment. The new probe works with Ilium’s Model 2100 ultra-low, ultra-wide range conductivity meter and can measure conductivities ranging from 2.5 micro-Siemens/cm (10-6) down to 25 femto-Siemens/cm (10-15). Applications include laboratory titrations, reactions, and controlled environment experiments; as well as other situations where static measurement of conductivity is not recommended, such as high purity water and other solvents.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 11th, 2015 A comprehensive understanding of complex nanostructures–like proteins and viruses–could lead to breakthroughs in some of the most challenging problems in biology and medicine. But because these objects are a thousand times smaller than the width of human hair, scientists can’t directly see into them to determine their shape and function.

Graphenea Inc. August 11th, 2015 Conformal transfer of graphene on a prepatterned substrate is a viable technology for reproducible fabrication of graphene devices. Such is the conclusion of a recent study by a team of scientists from Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

University of Wisconsin-Madison August 11th, 2015 Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have struggled to fabricate the material into ultra-narrow strips, called nanoribbons, that could enable the use of graphene in high-performance semiconductor electronics.

University of Vienna August 11th, 2015 Since its conception, quantum mechanics has defied our natural way of thinking, and it has forced physicists to come to grips with peculiar ideas. Although they may be difficult to digest, quantum phenomena are real. What’s more, in the last decades, scientists have shown that these bizarre quantum effects can be used for many astonishingly powerful applications: from ultra-secure communication to hacking existing secure communications, and from simulating complex quantum systems to efficiently solving large systems of equations.

Deben August 11th, 2015 Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, reports on the use of the CT5000 tensile/compression stage at the Centre for X-ray Tomography at Ghent University in Belgium where it is used for tensile and compressive strength tests on geomaterials.

XEI Scientific Inc. August 11th, 2015 XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator™ Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, has appointed EM Resolutions Limited as their exclusive distributor for their decontamination products in the UK & Ireland.

Inderscience August 11th, 2015 People with diabetes mellitus often suffer from impaired wound healing. Now, scientists in Egypt have developed antibacterial nanofibres of cellulose acetate loaded with silver that could be used in a new type of dressing to promote tissue repair. They reveal details of the new materials and their properties in the International Journal of Nanoparticles.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. August 11th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today released the following statement from the CEO/CTO and Co-Founder of Industrial Nanotech, Inc., Stuart Burchill.

Leica Microsystems August 11th, 2015 Markus Lusser is the new President and Director of Leica Microsystems, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany. This appointment became effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Andries Peter Jan van den Broek who has left the company.

American Chemical Society August 12th, 2015 Long-standing concerns about portable electronics include the devices’ short battery life and their contribution to e-waste. One group of scientists is now working on a way to address both of these seeming unrelated issues at the same time. They report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces the development of a biodegradable nanogenerator made with DNA that can harvest the energy from everyday motion and turn it into electrical power.

Penn State August 12th, 2015 For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now, a team of Penn State physicists has a method for addressing individual neutral atoms without changing surrounding atoms.

UCLA August 12th, 2015 Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have developed a dramatically advanced tool for analyzing how chemicals called nanocatalysts convert chemical reactions into electricity.

Aculon, Inc. August 12th, 2015 Aculon, Inc., a leading supplier of nanocoatings today announces the launch of their “loaded” ecommerce site to enable their customers to more easily acquire their products. The site will have a broad range of offering of Aculon’s proprietary products available in small quantities. The site will enable potential customers to easily buy the treatments, allowing for them to be able to test and qualify them into future commercial programs.

University of Exeter August 13th, 2015 Researchers from the University of Exeter highlight the risk that engineered nanoparticles released from masonry paint on exterior facades, and consumer products such as zinc oxide cream, could have on aquatic creatures.

Fars News Agency August 13th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effective parameters on the production of polymeric nanofibers through electrospinning method.

Fars News Agency August 13th, 2015  Iranian nanotechnology researchers from Sharif University of Technology produced a laboratorial sample of nerve conduction channel.

Oregon State University August 13th, 2015 Researchers at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the use of photodynamic therapy to combat ovarian cancer in laboratory animals, using a combination of techniques that achieved complete cancer cell elimination with no regrowth of tumors.

Rice University August 13th, 2015 A new center at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University will study, in collaboration with industry, the development of atom-thin two-dimensional coatings for a variety of uses.

Lehigh University August 13th, 2015 Friction and wear consume 2 to 6 percent of an industrialized nation’s GDP. In the United States, that amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics August 13th, 2015 A team of physicists and chemists from the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has studied the interaction of light with tiny glass particles.

Cell Press August 14th, 2015 Irisin, a hormone linked to the positive benefits of exercise, was recently questioned to exist in humans. Two recent studies pointed to possible flaws in the methods used to identify irisin, with commercially available antibodies. In Cell Metabolism on August 13, the Harvard scientists who discovered irisin address this contentious issue by showing that human irisin circulates in the blood at nanogram levels and increases during exercise.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) August 14th, 2015  A Korean team of scientists tune BP’s band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and optoelectronics devices

University of Bristol August 14th, 2015 The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionised people’s life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of finances.

 

 

National Space Society (NSS) August 1st, 2015 On 27 July 2015, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, eleventh President of India and a friend and inspiration to the National Space Society (NSS) passed away. “NSS would like to convey our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Kalam, and to all of India. His death is a great loss not only to India, but to the whole of humanity,” said Mark Hopkins, chair of the NSS Executive Committee. “In his honor, a permanent part of the online NSS library will be dedicated to his visionary space legacy.”

thehindu.com August 1st, 2015  A nationalist thinker, his view of India’s progress was visionary and envisaged an India for the next generation. “Is this polymeric nanofibre patch bio-degradable?” The question was not part of an end-semester examination nor was it asked during a PhD thesis defence. It came from former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in his late night interaction with young researchers at the Nanotechnology Centre at SASTRA University during his visit on April 5, 2015. About this later. SASTRA’s experience with Dr.Kalam aligned with his multidimensional persona — nationalist thinker, passionate researcher, socially conscious technocrat, attachment to native thinkers and above all an exemplary humanist.

The Knowledge Foundation August 1st, 2015 Industry and academic leaders from Cisco, FDA, National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University, Qualcomm, Stanford University, Texas Instruments, and more to present in La Jolla this November.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 1st, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, HZO, a leader in liquid protection technology for printed circuit board assemblies and electronics, has announced partnerships with both Dell and Motorola.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie August 1st, 2015 The electrodes for connections on the “sunny side” of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using thin strips of silver in the form of a coarse-meshed grid squeegeed onto a surface, or by applying a transparent layer of electrically conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) compound. Neither of these are ideal solutions, however. This is because silver is a precious metal and relatively expensive, and silver particles with nanoscale dimensions oxidise particularly rapidly; meanwhile, indium is one of the rarest elements on earth crust and probably will only continue to be available for a few more years.

Penn State August 1st, 2015 A synthetic membrane that self assembles and is easily produced may lead to better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery and DNA recognition, according to an international team of researchers.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen August 1st, 2015 Using ultracold atoms trapped in light crystals, scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, and the Weizmann Institute observe a novel state of matter that never thermalizes.

Springer Science+Business Media August 1st, 2015 A new study reveals how hexagonal-patterned, self-organised hill structures emerge in 2D at the nanoscale due to redeposition following semi-conductor bombardment with low-energy ions.

Springer Science+Business Media August 1st, 2015 Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. Now, Taiwanese scientists have proposed an advanced solution, based on a novel combination of previously used techniques, which can potentially be applied to thermal cancer therapy. Pei-Chang Tsai from the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, and colleagues just published in EPJ QT an improved sensing technique for nanometre-scale heating and temperature sensing. Using a chemical method to attach gold nanorods to the surface of a diamond nanocrystal, the authors have invented a new biocompatible nanodevice. It is capable of delivering extremely localised heating from a near-infrared laser aimed at the gold nanorods, while accurately sensing temperature with the nanocrystals.

Tokyo Institute of Technology August 3rd, 2015 Ferroelectric materials have applications in next-generation electronics devices from optoelectronic modulators and random access memory to piezoelectric transducers and tunnel junctions. Now researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology report insights into the properties of epitaxial hafnium-oxide-based (HfO2-based) thin films, confirming a stable ferroelectric phase up to 450 °C. As they point out, “This temperature is sufficiently high for HfO2-based ferroelectric materials to be used in stable device operation and processing as this temperature is comparable to those of other conventional ferroelectric materials.”

Fars News Agency August 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a biosensor with high sensitivity and selectivity, in a laboratorial study, which can successfully detect a type of bacterium that causes salmonella poisoning in food samples.

Fars News Agency August 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a laboratorial sample of cell culture scaffold in their research to cure spinal cord injury (SCI).

Johns Hopkins Medicine August 3rd, 2015 Nanotechnology could one day provide an inhaled vehicle to deliver targeted therapeutic genes for those suffering from life-threatening lung disorders. Researchers may have discovered first gene delivery system that efficiently penetrates the hard-to-breach human airway mucus barrier of lung tissue.

University of Basel August 3rd, 2015 Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. For the first time, the researchers were able to show that this mechanical system can be used to coherently manipulate an electron spin embedded in the resonator – without external antennas or complex microelectronic structures. The results of this experimental study will be published in Nature Physics.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology August 3rd, 2015 Researches from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at the MIPT Center of Nanoscale Optoelectronics have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. According to their article published in Optics Express, they have proposed the way to completely eliminate energy losses of surface plasmons in optical devices.

Georgia State University August 3rd, 2015 A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to researchers at Georgia State University.

Michigan Technological University August 3rd, 2015 Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the materials realm either, and can be engineered for physical and biological applications. However, on their own, these materials are terrible for use in the electronics world. As a conductor, graphene lets electrons zip too fast–there’s no controlling or stopping them–while boron nitride nanotubes are so insulating that electrons are rebuffed like an overeager dog hitting the patio door.

University of California, Berkeley August 3rd, 2015 University of California, Berkeley, researchers have discovered a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets, paving the way for high-density storage to move from hard disks onto integrated circuits.

XEI Scientific Inc. August 3rd, 2015 XEI Scientific Inc. reports the August 11th launch date for RockSat-X, the culmination of an exciting collaboration between students from the University of Puerto Rico and NASA to look for evidence of life in space.

Fars News Agency August 4th, 2015  Iranian researchers produced antibacterial threads by using nanoparticles in an industrial study to be applied in machine-woven carpets.

AcuteMarketReports.com August 4th, 2015 AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of “Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Market Research Report to their Database.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft August 4th, 2015 Loads of cosmetics like sunscreen lotions contain titanium dioxide. These nanoparticles are contentious. Experts suspect they may have harmful effects on people and the environment. But it is difficult to prove that the particles are in the lotions. Using a method developed by Fraunhofer researchers, the particles can now be calculated.

Purdue University August 4th, 2015 Although the hair care industry is a multi-billion industry, there still remains a dearth in the available technologies and research methods to answer one simple question: What temperature and frequency of use will lead to permanent structural damage to curly hair (i.e. heat damage) in human hair?

ITMO University August 4th, 2015 Scientists from ITMO University developed artificial blood vessels that are not susceptible to blood clot formation. The achievement was made possible by a new generation of drug-containing coating applied to the inner surface of the vessel. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

University of California, Berkeley August 4th, 2015 Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, have cooled a gas to the quietest state ever achieved, hoping to detect faint quantum effects lost in the din of colder but noisier fluids.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 4th, 2015 Microtubules, hollow fibers of tubulin protein only a few nanometers in diameter, form the cytoskeletons of living cells and play a crucial role in cell division (mitosis) through their ability to undergo rapid growth and shrinkage, a property called “dynamic instability.” Through a combination of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and a unique methodology for image analysis, a team of researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley has produced an atomic view of microtubules that enabled them to identify the crucial role played by a family of end-binding (EB) proteins in regulating microtubule dynamic instability.

Xmark Media Ltd August 4th, 2015 Xmark Media, the organisers of the Enlighten Conference, co-located with the PHOTONEX 2015, the UK’s showcase photonics exhibition, announces the annual meeting on High Power Diode Lasers & Systems. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday 14thth & Thursday 15th October at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Pixelligent Technologies August 4th, 2015 Pixelligent Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high index materials for demanding optoelectronics applications, announces the addition of four new OLED lighting products to its PixClear® Zirconia nanocrystal family. These new products will deliver revolutionary light extraction and efficiency for a wide variety of OLED Lighting applications.

Omni Nano August 4th, 2015 Omni Nano is honored to announce a partnership with Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds initiative to educate our youth about nanotechnology and opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. This program will deliver a nanotechnology workshop to twenty Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County, reaching about 500 kids from ages 11-17 (grades 7-12) and from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Arrowhead Research Corporation August 5th, 2015  Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that chief operating officer and head of R&D Bruce Given, M.D., will present at the Jefferies 2015 Hepatitis B Summit in Boston on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology August 5th, 2015 One big problem faced by electrodes in rechargeable batteries, as they go through repeated cycles of charging and discharging, is that they must expand and shrink during each cycle — sometimes doubling in volume, and then shrinking back. This can lead to repeated shedding and reformation of its “skin” layer that consumes lithium irreversibly, degrading the battery’s performance over time.

Brookhaven National Laboratory August 5th, 2015 Despite a quarter-century of research since the discovery of the first high-temperature superconductors, scientists still don’t have a clear picture of how these materials are able to conduct electricity with no energy loss. Studies to date have focused on finding long-range electronic and magnetic order in the materials, such as patterns of electron spins, based on the belief that this order underlies superconductivity. But a new study published online the week of August 3, 2015, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is challenging this notion.

University of Leeds August 5th, 2015 Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that aren’t naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.

North Carolina State University August 5th, 2015 The fabrication of multifunctional materials with tunable structure and properties requires programmed binding of their building blocks. For example, particles organized in long-ranged structures by external fields can be bound permanently into stiff chains through electrostatic or van der Waals attraction, or into flexible chains through soft molecular linkers such as surface-grafted DNA or polymers. Here, we show that capillarity-mediated binding between magnetic nanoparticles coated with a liquid lipid shell can be used for the assembly of ultraflexible microfilaments and network structures.

Keystone Nano August 5th, 2015 Keystone Nano is pleased to announce it has been awarded a SBIR contract from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to apply the NanoJacket technology to create a novel cellular messaging therapy (RNAi) for influenza. NanoJackets are nano-materials designed as smart and stealthy delivery systems for a range of medicines.

University of Pennsylvania August 5th, 2015 At a rock outcropping in southern France, a jagged fracture runs along the granite. The surface in and around the crevice is discolored black, as if wet or covered in algae. But, according to a new paper coauthored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Reto Gieré, the real explanation for the rock’s unusual features is more dramatic: a powerful bolt of lightning.

AcuteMarketReports.com August 6th, 2015 New Market Research Reports Title “Global Nano Calcium Carbonate Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Has Been Added to AcuteMarketReports.com Report Database.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience August 6th, 2015 The fourth in the series of nanotechnology seminars is being held by Oxford Instruments at IIT Madras, Chennai, India on 3rd and 4th November 2015, showcasing cutting edge nanotechnology tools and their use in multiple fields.

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute August 6th, 2015 Australian researchers funded by the National Heart Foundation are a step closer to a safer and more effective way to treat heart attack and stroke via nanotechnology.

Penn State August 6th, 2015 Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other high temperature applications, according to a team of Penn State engineers.

Fars News Agency August 7th, 2015 Researchers from University of Tehran produced and studied the performance of amorphous silicon nanosturcutre in lithium ion batteries.

Fars News Agency August 7th, 2015 Researchers at Space Transportation System Department of Iran’s Space Research Center succeeded in the laboratorial production of ceramic nanofibers made of cheap and biocompatible raw materials with very high melting point.

 

 

AAAS July 25th, 2015 In the race to produce highly stretchable conductors, researchers have developed a new technique that aligns sheets of layered carbon nanotubes along stretched rubber cores, creating an extremely flexible conductive fiber.

University of Pennsylvania July 25th, 2015 By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information in the spin of electrons, rather than just their quantity, could make “spintronic” computers with similar advantages.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology July 25th, 2015 Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons. According to what is reported in Nature Materials by a German-French team of researchers, a thin layer of organic molecules can stabilize the magnetic orientation of a cobalt surface. (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4361)

AcuteMarketReports.com July 25th, 2015 AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of “Global Zinc oxide nanopowders Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Market Research Report to their Database.

American Chemical Society July 25th, 2015 The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced the forthcoming 2016 publication of ACS Sensors, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary research journal to be devoted to the dissemination of original research findings from across all areas of modern sensor science. J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D., Scientia professor and founding co-director of the Australian Centre for NanoMedicine at The University of New South Wales, will serve as the journal’s inaugural editor-in-chief.

QuantumSphere, Inc. July 25th, 2015 – QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) (OTCQB: QSIM), a leading supplier of nanocatalyst technologies for industrial chemical processes, today announced the completion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the production of the company’s proprietary FeNIXTM nano iron catalyst product.

IEEE Photonics Society July 25th, 2015 The 12th International Group IV Photonics Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, will be held 26 – 28 August 2015, at the Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference features a comprehensive technical program of original research in the fields of Silicon Photonic Applications & Systems; Novel Materials & Nanophotonics; and Photonic Devices, as well as a pre-conference workshop on the use of advanced silicon photonics design tools, prototyping and foundry capabilities. In addition, a special industry forum of invited speakers will address leading edge topics in the field.

Duke University July 27th, 2015 Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing.

AcuteMarketReports.com July 27th, 2015 AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of “Global Corrosion Resistant Nano Coatings Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports” Market Research Report to their Database.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. July 27th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company’s PCAOB audit firm will complete the Company’s audited financials this week. The Company will publish the audited financials the following week, the week of August 3, 2015.

University of California – Riverside July 27th, 2015 When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them constitute the bulk of the expense. The solar cells — made often of silicon or cadmium telluride — rarely cost more than 20 percent of the total cost. Solar energy could be made cheaper if less land had to be purchased to accommodate solar panels, best achieved if each solar cell could be coaxed to generate more power.

Brown University July 27th, 2015 Using powerful computer simulations, researchers from Brown University have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance.

ETH Zurich July 27th, 2015 In February 1880 in his laboratory in Washington the American inventor Alexander Graham Bell developed a device which he himself called his greatest achievement, greater even than the telephone: the “photophone”. Bell’s idea to transmit spoken words over large distances using light was the forerunner of a technology without which the modern internet would be unthinkable. Today, huge amounts of data are sent incredibly fast through fibre-optic cables as light pulses. For that purpose they first have to be converted from electrical signals, which are used by computers and telephones, into optical signals. In Bell’s days it was a simple, very thin mirror that turned sound waves into modulated light. Today’s electro-optic modulators are more complicated, but they do have one thing in common with their distant ancestor: at several centimeters they are still rather large, especially when compared with electronic devices that can be as small as a few micrometers.

Georgia Institute of Technology July 27th, 2015 Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic systems, including popular lab-on-a-chip devices.

University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute July 28th, 2015 Quantum technology based on light (photons) has great potential for radically new information technology based on photonic circuits. Up to now, the photons in quantum photonic circuits have behaved in the same way whether they moved forward or backward in a photonic channel. This has limited the ability to control the photons and thus build complex circuits for photonic quantum computers. Now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a new type of photonic channels, where back and forth are not equal distances! Such a system has been a missing component for building quantum photonic circuits on a large scale. The results are published in the scientific journal, Nature Nanotechnology.

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University July 28th, 2015 Organic materials are increasingly being applied in cutting-edge technologies. Organic semiconductors, for example, are being used to develop paper-thin, plastic LED screens.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 28th, 2015 The term “plasmons” might sound like something from the soon-to-be-released new Star Wars movie, but the effects of plasmons have been known about for centuries. Plasmons are collective oscillations of conduction electrons (those loosely attached to molecules and atoms) that roll across the surfaces of metals while interacting with photons. For example, plasmons from nanoparticles of gold, silver and other metals interact with visible light photons to generate the vibrant colors displayed by stained glass, a technology that dates back more than 1,000 years. But plasmons have high-technology applications as well. In fact, there’s even an emerging technology named for them – plasmonics – that holds great promise for superfast computers and optical microscopy.

Fars News Agency July 28th, 2015  Iranian researchers produced nanoparticles in forms of colloids which have very good optical properties and conserve their stability for a long time.

Fars News Agency July 28th, 2015  Iranian researchers studied the performance of a nanocomposite membrane sample in water purification process and in the separation of dye components.

Nanophase Technologies Corporation July 28th, 2015 Nanophase Technologies Corporation announced today that Chemist Abigail Hooper will present a paper highlighting the effects of slurry pH on optical glass polishing at the 2015 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference in San Diego.

Liquipel LLC July 28th, 2015 Liquipel LLC (http://www.liquipel.com/), the industry leader in device protection technology, unveiled the latest in its line of mobile phone safeguard products: ION-Glass™ Blue-Light Protection screen shields, available to consumers for the first time at RadioShack stores across the United States. This new, transparent protector not only guards against damage to iPhone and Samsung Galaxy screens from being scratched or shattered, but it also blocks up to 10 times the amount of harmful blue light, a form of visible light implicated in the acceleration of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) emitted by smart phones.

Nanometrics Incorporated July 28th, 2015  Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced the company’s participation in the following investor events: Pacific Crest 17th Annual Global Technology Leadership Forum Sonnenalp Resort, Vail, CO Event dates: August 9-11, 2015 Fireside chat webcast: August 11 at 11:00 AM MDT
Xmark Media Ltd July 28th, 2015 Xmark Media the organisers of Photonex 2015, the UK’s showcase photonics conference & exhibition announce the programme and speakers for the 3rd biennial meeting on Optical Metrology. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday 14th October as part of the growing two-day event at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Brookhaven National Laboratory July 28th, 2015 Nearly four billion years ago, the earliest precursors of life on Earth emerged. First small, simple molecules, or monomers, banded together to form larger, more complex molecules, or polymers. Then those polymers developed a mechanism that allowed them to self-replicate and pass their structure on to future generations.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences July 29th, 2015 Rewritable CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs owe their existence to phase-change materials, those materials that change their internal order when heated and whose structures can be switched back and forth between their crystalline and amorphous phases. Phase-change materials have even more exciting applications on the horizon, but our limited ability to precisely control their phase changes is a hurdle to the development of new technology.

Toyohashi University of Technology July 29th, 2015 The detection of metallic contaminants in foods is important for our health and safety. However, existing inspection methods have limitations. For instance, the X-ray radiation method cannot detect contaminants with sizes smaller than 1 mm with current practical X-ray levels, and it cannot be applied for the inspection of foods that have lactic acid bacteria because X-ray radiation causes ionization of such foods.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 29th, 2015 A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode. Working at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, the team used a combination of gold electrodes and an ionic solution to create a single-molecule diode that outperforms the best of its predecessors by a factor of 50.

Technische Universitaet Dresden July 29th, 2015 The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g. developing countries. The primary task is therefore to reduce the price of the devices and allow for their high-volume delivery in a cost efficient manner, e.g. container transportation. For the latter, a crucial aspect is to reduce the weight of the device.

Fars News Agency July 29th, 2015 Researchers from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran produced and studied a non-enzyme biosensor sample to obtain a quick method to detect the level of blood sugar in diabetic patients.

Fars News Agency July 29th, 2015 The Sixth International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS6) is due to be held by Sharif University of Technology on Kish Island, Persian Gulf, on 7-10 March 2016.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) July 29th, 2015 NanoCollege program will immerse students from Peshawar, Pakistan, in the exciting world of nanotechnology, showcasing world-class education and innovation opportunities in New York State.

Anasys Instruments Corporation July 29th, 2015 High interest in AFM-IR and AFM based nanoscale chemical characterization reflected in Applied Spectroscopy publication download statistics.

Fars News Agency July 30th, 2015 Iranian and Indian researchers studied the use of a new type of polymer in the production of zinc oxide nanoparticles with homogenous size distribution.

Fars News Agency July 30th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Kashan University modeled carbon nanosheets with a nanometric coating in a theoretical study.

Georgia Institute of Technology July 30th, 2015 Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage capacity rivaling certain batteries, with both a high energy density and high power density.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) July 30th, 2015 Silicon Valley in Northern California got its nickname from the multitude of computer chip manufacturers that sprung up in the surrounding area in the 1980’s. Despite its ubiquity as a chip building material, silicon may be facing some competition from a new version of an old substance

Cell Press July 30th, 2015 A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, published July 30 in the journal Cell, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution. The inventors’ long-term goal is to make the resource available to the scientific community in the form of a national brain observatory.

Nanobiotix July 30th, 2015 The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) and the EU-funded consortium, ENATRANS, have launched the second edition of the Nanomedicine Award to honor the best international nanomedicine innovations for 2015. Apply at www.nanomedicine-award.com

Springer Science+Business Media July 30th, 2015 Paul Alivisatos, Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley’s Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, has received the second Tsinghua University Press – Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2015 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from June 25-28 in Wuhan, China. Shuai Yan, Director of Journal Publishing of Tsinghua University Press, and Lu Ye, Managing Director and Editorial Director of Springer China, presented the award certification to the scientist. Hongjie Dai, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Research, and Xiaogang Peng and Xiangfeng Duan, both Associate Editors of Nano Research, jointly presented Alivisatos with the award medal.

IEEE Photonics Society July 30th, 2015 As a sponsor of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, the IEEE Photonics Society congratulates the Research Foundation for the State University of New York and other members of the New York consortium on their selection as the country’s first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement that the consortium, to be headquartered in Rochester, will receive $110 million in federal funding to advance U.S. research in photonics technology. The new institute is expected to revolutionize communications, medicine and defense, in addition to impacting multiple commercial technology sectors across the nation.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 The new research report, titled Global Nanomaterials In Cosmetic And Personal Care Industry 2015 provides an analytical view of the global Nanomaterials In Cosmetic And Personal Care market, with key focus on the industry performance as exhibited in China. The publication is compiled to present an executive level blueprint of the market, which enumerates the factors impacting the Nanomaterials In Cosmetic And Personal Care market dynamics in detail. The demand and supply forces sketching the growth trajectory of the market is studied extensively. The report also draws refined growth forecasts for the market based on the information sourced from primary and secondary research.

Freie Universitaet Berlin July 31st, 2015 Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin in the group of physics professor Jens Eisert developed a novel method for gaining insight into the complex behavior of mechanical systems at the micro and nano scale. These systems are located at the interface of the physical worlds that, on the one hand, are described by classical mechanics, and on the other, by quantum theory, i.e., the theory of the behavior of atoms, molecules, and modes of light. Eisert’s group, together with scientists from the University of Vienna in Markus Aspelmeyer’s group, succeeded in establishing a new window into this interface. The subtle transition between the classical and the quantum mechanical worlds can be better understood by observing the dynamics of a small mechanical oscillating system. The scientific paper entitled “Observation of non-Markovian micro-mechanical Brownian motion” was published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

University of California, Berkeley July 31st, 2015 New technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 The report titled Nanocellulose recently added to the research database presents an executive level overview of the Global Nanocellulose Market 2015. It provides an in-depth analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective liquidity, profitability, and financial stability which the Nanocellulose market is likely to exhibit over the forecast period.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 The Global Nano Spray Instrument Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Nano Spray Instrument industry.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 The Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings market has evolved appreciably over the last few years and continues to do so. This makes it imperative for stakeholders in the Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings market to gain an understanding of the imminent trends, threats and opportunities that will steer the market over the next few years. The report estimates the current size of the Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings market and all important segments within it. The authors of the report also provide recommendations for growth based on their understanding of the latest analysis and trends. The report on the Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings market analyzes factors that will promote expansion, as well as threats that could hold back the growth rate. All important policy changes, technological trends, consumer trends, and political factors relating to the Self-Healing Nano Anti-rust Coatings market have been monitored closely by the authors of this report and form an integral part of the qualitative analysis of the study.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 The study on the Nanozirconia market provides forecasts, market size, trends, growth drivers and restraints based on primary and secondary research. An in-depth geographical analysis forms an integral part of the study on the Nanozirconia market. The report highlights regions that will emerge as the most prominent Nanozirconia markets over the forecast period. For the purpose of the study, the Nanozirconia market has been segmented and sub-segmented on the basis of applications/end-users, and products/services/technology. Imminent trends and new products that are expected to bring in breakthroughs in the Nanozirconia market are also identified and discussed in the report.

QYResearch Group July 31st, 2015 This report examines the Nanofiltration Membrane market with the fundamental objective of offering the latest updates, trends and advancements. The Nanofiltration Membrane market is classified according to applications, end-users, and geographical regions. The first section of the report focuses on providing an overview of the Nanofiltration Membrane market. The report then goes on to assess the performance of the various segments within the Nanofiltration Membrane market using revenues and/or production volumes as a qualifying tool. This section also comprises analyses of the important drivers, restraints, and key trends that will shape the Nanofiltration Membrane market over the forecast period of the report. The analyses are performed for both demand and supply side, keeping in mind the scenario and latest dynamics in both areas. The report also features an impact analysis which assesses the effect that the latest trends and opportunities could have on the Nanofiltration Membrane market.

 

 

UCLA July 18th, 2015 Over the last decade, advances in the technology of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, have helped to improve the performance of devices ranging from television and computer screens to flashlights. As the uses for LEDs expand, scientists continue to look for ways to increase their efficiency while simplifying how they are manufactured.

IEEE ROBIO 2015 conference July 19th, 2015 The IEEE ROBIO 2015 conference will take place from December 6 to 9 2015 in Zhuhai, China. The theme of ROBIO 2015 is ”Bio-inspired Robots beyond Biomimetics”, reflecting the ever growing interests in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of robotics and biomimetics. ROBIO 2015 promises to be a great event for researchers and scholars in robotics and biomimetics areas, with attractive technical and social programs. The ROBIO 2015 conference invites high quality original research and development papers in all areas related to robotics, biomimetics and related topics.

QYResearch Group July 20th, 2015 The Global Nanometer Titania Industry report gives a comprehensive account of the Global Nanometer Titania market. Details such as the size, key players, segmentation, SWOT analysis, most influential trends, and business environment of the market are mentioned in this report. Furthermore, this report features tables and figures that render a clear perspective of the Nanometer Titania market. The report features an up-to-date data on key companies’ product details, revenue figures, and sales.

AcuteMarketReports.com July 20th, 2015 New Market Research Reports Title “Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders Market To 2015: Acute Market Reports” Has Been Added to AcuteMarketReports.com Report Database.

Gosreports July 20th, 2015 2015 Market Research Report on Global Carbon Nanotube Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Carbon Nanotube industry that you would know the world’s major regional market conditions of Carbon Nanotube industry, the main region including North American, Europe and Asia etc, and the main country including United States ,Germany ,Japan and China etc.

Northwestern University July 20th, 2015 Solar panels are an investment — not only in terms of money, but also energy. It takes energy to mine, process and purify raw materials, and then to manufacture and install the final product.

Arizona State University July 20th, 2015 DNA, the molecular foundation of life, has new tricks up its sleeve. The four bases from which it is composed snap together like jigsaw pieces and can be artificially manipulated to construct endlessly varied forms in two and three dimensions. The technique, known as DNA origami, promises to bring futuristic microelectronics and biomedical innovations to market.

University of California, Berkeley July 20th, 2015 It might not be long before consumers can just hit “print” to create an electronic circuit or wireless sensor in the comfort of their homes.

National Space Society (NSS) July 20th, 2015 The National Space Society (NSS) and Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) today announced their support for NASA’s funding of the newly released NexGen Space study, illustrating how to cut the cost of human space exploration by a factor of 10. The study, “Economic Assessment and Systems Analysis of an Evolvable Lunar Architecture that Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public – Private – Partnerships,” finds public-private partnerships are able to return humans to the Moon for approximately 90% less than the previously estimated $100 billion, allowing the United States to ensure national security in a new space age.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne July 20th, 2015 In a tremendous boost for spintronic technologies, EPFL scientists have shown that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.

Aculon, Inc. July 20th, 2015 Aculon, Inc., a proven nanocoating supplier to the electronics industry, announces the launch of their NanoProof Series of PCB water & oil protection products.

JPK Instruments July 21st, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard®3a AFM and ForceRobot systems by the Messersmith Research Group at UC Berkeley to study biologically inspired polymer adhesives.

American Institute of Physics July 21st, 2015 In the last decade, graphene has been intensively studied for its unique optical, mechanical, electrical and structural properties. The one-atom-thick carbon sheets could revolutionize the way electronic devices are manufactured and lead to faster transistors, cheaper solar cells, new types of sensors and more efficient bioelectric sensory devices. As a potential contact electrode and interconnection material, wafer-scale graphene could be an essential component in microelectronic circuits, but most graphene fabrication methods are not compatible with silicon microelectronics, thus blocking graphene’s leap from potential wonder material to actual profit-maker.

Xmark Media Ltd July 21st, 2015 Xmark Media the organisers of Photonex 2015, the UK’s showcase photonics conference & exhibition announce the programme and speakers for the meeting on Nano-Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday & Thursday 14th and 15th October as part of the growing two-day event at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Leica Microsystems July 21st, 2015 Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DMC4500 allrounder camera, an ideal tool for advanced analysis and documentation. It can be used in industrial applications such as quality control and life science applications such as pathology, or pharmaceutical testing. The camera is fast with a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, providing a live image speed of up to 18 frames per second. Its USB 3.0 interface takes care of fast interaction between the camera and computer, making it compatible with desk top computers and laptops alike.

AcuteMarketReports.com July 21st, 2015 AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of “Global Aerospace Applications Nanocoatings Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Market Research Report to their Database.

University of Rochester July 21st, 2015 Quantum theory is one of the great achievements of 20th century science, yet physicists have struggled to find a clear boundary between our everyday world and what Albert Einstein called the “spooky” features of the quantum world, including cats that could be both alive and dead, and photons that can communicate with each other across space instantaneously.

Research and Markets Ltd July 21st, 2015 Biophotonics refers to the science that harnesses the power of light (photons) and other forms of radiant energy for the purpose of investigating the functional, structural, biological, mechanical and chemical properties of biological materials and systems. Biophotonics which presently makes possible enhanced diagnosis for various health conditions would in the near future expand beyond diagnostics and increasingly cater to the varied demands of multiple verticals such as agriculture, food diagnostics, biotechnology and therapeutics among others. The rapidly expanding application base for biophotonics-based products in these areas would be one of the major growth propelling factors for the market.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. July 21st, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has developed an ultra thin high performance thermal insulation film called MicroProtect™ for use on the interior of personal electronic devices including laptop computers and cellular phones.

Fars News Agency July 21st, 2015 Iranian researchers produced woolen fabrics at laboratorial scale, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Nano-C, Inc. July 21st, 2015 Nano-C, Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manufacture and sell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for a wide range of applications.

Argonne National Laboratory July 21st, 2015 Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team’s code.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 22nd, 2015 Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices. Today’s transistors are miniscule–a mere 10 nanometers wide–and formed from three-dimensional (3D) crystals.

Renishaw July 22nd, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy, reports on the use of its SEM-SCA system to study textiles and fibres, non-destructively, at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The full paper describing the work has been published by the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.).

American Chemical Society July 22nd, 2015 Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new way to mimic the body’s natural approach to programming these cells. Using this method, they successfully directed adult stem cells to turn specifically into muscle, which could potentially help treat patients with muscular dystrophy.

University of Texas at Austin July 22nd, 2015 Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.

Rice University July 22nd, 2015 New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.

Fars News Agency July 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers tried to take an effective step to improve the desalination of crude oil by using nanotechnology.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 22nd, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, Bridgelux, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by the China Electronics Corporation (“CEC”) and ChongQing Linkong Development Investment Company. Established in 1989, CEC controls 61 second-level subsidiaries, including 13 listed holding companies.

CEA-Leti July 22nd, 2015 CEA-Leti and Diabeloop today announced their joint lab to develop an artificial pancreas to improve treatment for Type 1 diabetes patients.

Deben July 22nd, 2015 Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the use of the CT500 tensile stage in the X-ray microtomography laboratory at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

AcuteMarketReports.com July 22nd, 2015 AcuteMarketReports.com has announced the addition of “Global Silicon Nanocrystal Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Market Research Report to their Database.

Dais Analytic Corporation July 23rd, 2015 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, announced today that the Company, through its business affiliate in China, has entered into a ten-year agreement with COFCO, a prominent Chinese investment holding company, to act as a solution designer and provider for COFCO’s hotel energy-saving project.

Gosreports July 23rd, 2015 2015 Market Research Report on Global Nano-water Machine Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Nano-water Machine industry.

University of Leicester July 23rd, 2015 A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and France’s G2ELab-CNRS in Grenoble have for the first time observed the growth of free nanoparticles in helium gas in a process similar to the decaffeination of coffee, providing new insights into the structure of nanoparticles.

North Carolina State University July 23rd, 2015 Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) – which can be as simple as a copper loop – can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone. MRFE use could potentially boost transfer efficiency by as much as 5,000 percent in some systems, experts say.

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev July 23rd, 2015 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications that is faster, potentially scalable and surmounts some of the current graphene production limitations.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences July 23rd, 2015 The Pharmaceutical Research Institute at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) will host a Symposium and Workshop August 3-7 to explore the latest advances in the field of Nanomedicine. The event will take place in the Gozzo Student Center located on the ACPHS Campus.

ICN2 July 23rd, 2015 An international team led by the ICREA Prof Arben Merkoçi has just developed new sensing platforms based on bacterial cellulose nanopaper. These novel platforms are simple, low cost and easy to produce and present outstanding properties that make them ideal for optical (bio)sensing applications. The results have been reported in ACS Nano.

Fars News Agency July 23rd, 2015 Iranian researchers used zero capacity iron nanoparticles to decrease the amount of heavy metals in wastewater produced by refineries.

Fars News Agency July 23rd, 2015 Researchers from Bu-Ali Sina (Avicenna) University in association with an Iranian enterprise tried to detect effective parameters in the synthesis of gold nanocoatings.

Gosreports July 23rd, 2015 2015 Global Nano Barium Sulfate Industry Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions of the Nano Barium Sulfate industry, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China).

University of Texas at Dallas July 24th, 2015 An international research team based at The University of Texas at Dallas has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.

Georgia Institute of Technology July 24th, 2015 A new fabrication technique that produces platinum hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls could dramatically reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity in such applications as fuel cells.

 

 

Fars News Agency July 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a nanomembrane to purify dye and industrial wastewater in one stage with very high efficiency.

Fars News Agency July 13th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Imam Khomeini International University analyzed the effects of various parameters on the mechanical behavior of nanobars containing heterogeneous materials.

Northwestern University July 13th, 2015 Northwestern Engineering professor Jiaxing Huang has developed a cheaper, more stable proton-conducting system. To find the key ingredient, he had to look no further than his own backyard.

Rice University July 13th, 2015 Rice University scientists are forging toward tunable carbon-capture materials with a new study that shows how chemical changes affect the abilities of enhanced buckyballs to confine greenhouse gases.

North Carolina State University July 13th, 2015 Anelastic materials exhibit gradual full recovery of deformation once a load is removed, leading to efficient dissipation of internal mechanical energy. As a consequence, anelastic materials are being investigated for energy damping applications. At macroscopic scale, however, anelaticity is usually very small or negligible, especially in single-crystalline materials.

North Carolina State University July 13th, 2015 Silver nanoparticles have antibacterial properties, but their use has been a cause for concern because they persist in the environment. Here, we show that lignin nanoparticles infused with silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte layer form a biodegradable and green alternative to silver nanoparticles. The polyelectrolyte layer promotes the adhesion of the particles to bacterial cell membranes and, together with silver ions, can kill a broad spectrum of bacteria, including Escherichia coli,

GLOBALFOUNDRIES July 13th, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today launched a new semiconductor technology developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of the next generation of connected devices. The “22FDX™” platform delivers FinFET-like performance and energy-efficiency at a cost comparable to 28nm planar technologies, providing an optimal solution for the rapidly evolving mainstream mobile, Internet-of-Things (IoT), RF connectivity and networking markets.

G2O Water July 13th, 2015 This post is part of a series examining the connections between nanotechnology and the top 10 trends facing the world, as described in the Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015. All authors are members of the Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology.

Vienna University of Technology July 13th, 2015 Plants and bacteria make use of sunlight with remarkably high efficiency: nine out of ten absorbed light particles are being put to use in an ordinary bacterium. For years, it has been a pressing question of modern research whether or not effects from quantum physics are responsible for this outstanding performance of natural light harvesters. A team of European research groups, a collaboration between universities in Vienna, Ulm, Cartagena, Prague, Berlin and Lund, have examined these quantum effects in an artificial model system. It was shown that the hotly debated quantum phenomena can be understood as a delicate interplay between vibrations and electrons of the involved molecules. The resulting theoretical model explains the experiments perfectly. The article was published in Nature Communications.

Duke University July 13th, 2015  In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors.

University of Wisconsin-Madison July 13th, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It’s an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power.

Cornell University July 14th, 2015 Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was melted and cast into weapons in ceramic molds. Today, injection and extrusion molding shape hot liquids into everything from car parts to toys.

California Institute of Technology July 14th, 2015 DVDs and Blu-ray disks contain so-called phase-change materials that morph from one atomic state to another after being struck with pulses of laser light, with data “recorded” in those two atomic states. Using ultrafast laser pulses that speed up the data recording process, Caltech researchers adopted a novel technique, ultrafast electron crystallography (UEC), to visualize directly in four dimensions the changing atomic configurations of the materials undergoing the phase changes. In doing so, they discovered a previously unknown intermediate atomic state–one that may represent an unavoidable limit to data recording speeds.

Fars News Agency July 14th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a sensor with the capability of rapidly detecting the amount of hydrogen existing in the environment.

University of California – San Diego July 14th, 2015 Scientists have designed nanoparticles that release drugs in the presence of a class of proteins that enable cancers to metastasize. That is, they have engineered a drug delivery system so that the very enzymes that make cancers dangerous could instead guide their destruction.

Polytechnique Montreal July 14th, 2015 For the first time, the wavelike behaviour of a room-temperature polariton condensate has been demonstrated in the laboratory on a macroscopic length scale. This significant development in the understanding and manipulation of quantum objects is the outcome of a collaboration between Professor Stéphane Kéna-Cohen of Polytechnique Montréal, Professor Stefan Maier and research associate Konstantinos Daskalakis of Imperial College London. Their work has been published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.

American Institute of Physics July 14th, 2015 When a sound wave hits an obstacle and is scattered, the signal may be lost or degraded. But what if you could guide the signal around that obstacle, as if the interfering barrier didn’t even exist? Recently, researchers at Nanjing University in China created a material from polyethylene membranes that does exactly that.

Anasys Instruments Corporation July 14th, 2015 New product from Anasys Instruments provides both robust nanoscale IR absorption spectroscopy via AFM-IR and sub-20nm complex optical property imaging via sSNOM.

AcuteMarketReports.com July 14th, 2015 New Market Research Reports Title “Global Sol-Gel Nanocoatings Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports” Has Been Added to AcuteMarketReports.com Report Database.

DELMIC BV July 14th, 2015 DELMIC develops and manufactures products which are focused on high performance, user friendly, integrated microscopy solutions. Users of Delmic’s SECOM solution for Correlated Light & Electron Microscopy (CLEM) have recently published a review in Nature Methods that illustrates the power of CLEM in the world of biology.

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) July 14th, 2015 A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) and the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany, the NTT Basic Research Laboratories (NTT-BRL), Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), United States, has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create a minute transistor consisting of a single molecule and a small number of atoms. The observed transistor action is markedly different from the conventionally expected behavior and could be important for future device technologies as well as for fundamental studies of electron transport in molecular nanostructures. The complete findings are published in the August 2015 issue of the journal Nature Physics.

Nanometrics Incorporated July 14th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today kicks off formal commemoration of its 40th Anniversary Year in conjunction with SEMICON West, the industry’s premier trade show, being held July 14-16, 2015 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Nanometrics’ booth, located in the South Hall, #1405, will prominently highlight its 40th Anniversary theme of Technology Innovation and feature the company’s latest portfolio of advanced 3D metrology and process control solutions for optical critical dimension (OCD), thin film, advanced packaging/3D-IC, topography and materials characterization applications.

BESSTECH LLC July 14th, 2015 BESSTECH LLC, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance with reduced cost, today announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GLOBALFOUNDRIES and a leading semiconductor industry executive for more than three decades, has joined the company as its Chief Technology Officer.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology July 15th, 2015 The efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells was improved significantly in the past years. On the way towards maturity, however, some challenges remain to be mastered. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) seek to advance the development of perovskite solar cells. By means of special thin-film processes, for example, material consumption and costs can be reduced. An interdisciplinary team of scientists will study solutions for the production of the new photovoltaic components under the “NanoSolar” project in the next three years.

University of Oxford July 15th, 2015 Millimetre-sized crystals of high-quality graphene can be made in minutes instead of hours using a new scalable technique, Oxford University researchers have demonstrated.

Johns Hopkins Medicine July 15th, 2015 In recent years, researchers have hotly pursued immunotherapy, a promising form of treatment that relies on harnessing and training the body’s own immune system to better fight cancer and infection. Now, results of a study led by Johns Hopkins investigators suggests that a device composed of a magnetic column paired with custom-made magnetic nanoparticles may hold a key to bringing immunotherapy into widespread and successful clinical use. A summary of the research, conducted in mouse and human cells, appears online July 14 in the journal ACS Nano.

A*STAR July 15th, 2015 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) today announced that they will collaborate on new analytical approaches to analyzing specific protein-linked sugar compounds.

IMEC July 15th, 2015 Nano-electronics research center imec announced today at SEMICON West that it has demonstrated concept and feasibility for pore-sealing low-k dielectrics in advanced interconnects. The method, based on the self-assembly of an organic monolayer, paves the way to scaling interconnects beyond N5.

IMEC July 15th, 2015 Nano-electronics research center imec and SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company (NASDAQ: ORBK) and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, announced today at SEMICON West that they are jointly developing a highly accurate, short cycle-time dry silicon removal and low temperature passivation solution for through-silicon via-middle processing and thinning of the top-wafer in wafer-to-wafer bonding.

IMEC July 15th, 2015 Today, at SEMICON WEST 2015 (San Francisco), world-leading nano-electronics research center imec and Besi, a global equipment supplier for the semiconductor and electronics industries announced that they have jointly developed an automated thermocompression solution for narrow-pitch die-to-wafer bonding, a method by which singulated dies are stacked onto bottom dies which are still part of a fully intact 300mm wafer. The solution features high accuracy and high throughput, paving the way to a manufacturable 2.5D, 3D, and 2.5D/3D hybrid technology.

CEA-Leti July 15th, 2015  CEA-Leti and EV Group have launched a new program in nano-imprint lithography (NIL) called INSPIRE to demonstrate the benefits of the versatile, powerful nano-patterning technology and spread its use for applications beyond semiconductors.

Fullerex July 15th, 2015 The commercial market for graphene is emerging and evolving rapidly. In this fast changing environment, buyers and sellers alike struggle to gain transparency into current prices and demand for different forms of graphene and closely related materials.

Haydale Ltd. July 15th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, and Versarien plc (www.versarien.com) have announced a collaboration to accelerate the development of their respective graphene projects.

UCLA July 15th, 2015 Scientists trying to improve the semiconductors that power our electronic devices have focused on a technology called spintronics as one especially promising area of research. Unlike conventional devices that use electrons’ charge to create power, spintronic devices use electrons’ spin. The technology is already used in computer hard drives and many other applications — and scientists believe it could eventually be used for quantum computers, a new generation of machines that use quantum mechanics to solve complex problems with extraordinary speed.

University of Toronto Engineering July 16th, 2015 It’s snack time: you have a plain oatmeal cookie, and a pile of chocolate chips. Both are delicious on their own, but if you can find a way to combine them smoothly, you get the best of both worlds.

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences July 16th, 2015 The Sun can be a better chemist, thanks to zinc oxide nanorod arrays grown on a graphene substrate and “decorated” with dots of cadmium sulphide. In the presence of solar radiation, this combination of zero and one-dimensional semiconductor structures with two-dimensional graphene is a great catalyst for many chemical reactions. The innovative photocatalytic material has been developed by a group of scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and Fuzhou University in China.

IMEC July 16th, 2015 Imec and Panasonic Corp. announced today that they have fabricated a 40nm TaOx-based RRAM (resistive RAM) technology with precise filament positioning and high thermal stability. This breakthrough result paves the way to realizing 28nm embedded applications. The results were presented at this year’s VLSI technology symposium (Kyoto, June 15-19 2015).

IMEC July 16th, 2015 Nano-electronics research center imec announced today at ITF US (San Francisco, July 13, 2015), a record 11.3 percent aperture and 11.9% active area efficiency for its thin-film perovskite photovoltaic (PV) module. The efficiency was measured over an aperture area of 16cm2. This achievement is the best conversion efficiency for perovskite modules in literature.

Fars News Agency July 16th, 2015 The Secretariat of Iran’s ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies has sent two international standards to the 33 permanent members of the International Standard Organization (ISO) committee to vote and comment on them.

Fars News Agency July 16th, 2015 Researchers from Iran and South Korea succeeded in the presentation of a simple and economic method for the synthesis of graphene.

Rice University July 16th, 2015 Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride might be the right stuff to keep small electronics cool, according to scientists at Rice University.

George Washington University Medical Center July 16th, 2015 GW researcher and dermatologist, Adam Friedman, M.D., and colleagues, find that the release of nitric oxide over time may be a new way to treat and prevent acne through nanotechnology. This research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes, the gram positive bacteria associated with acne, and even more importantly, they inhibited the damaging inflammation that result in the large, painful lesions associated with inflammatory acne.

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research July 16th, 2015 A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) discovered that electrical conduction in graphene on the picosecond timescale – a picosecond being one thousandth of one billionth of a second – is governed by the same basic laws that describe the thermal properties of gases. This much simpler thermodynamic approach to the electrical conduction in graphene will allow scientists and engineers not only to better understand but also to improve the performance of graphene-based nanoelectronic devices.

University of Wisconsin-Madison July 16th, 2015 In the quest for better, less expensive ways to store and use energy, platinum and other precious metals play an important role. They serve as catalysts to propel the most efficient fuel cells, but they are costly and rare.

University of Basel July 16th, 2015 Scientists at the University of Basel were able to identify for the first time a molecule responsible for the absorption of starlight in space: the positively charged Buckminsterfullerene, or so-called football molecule. Their results have been published in the current issue of Nature.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 16th, 2015 Just as proteins are one of the basic building blocks of biology, nanoparticles can serve as the basic building blocks for next generation materials. In keeping with this parallel between biology and nanotechnology, a proven technique for determining the three dimensional structures of individual proteins has been adapted to determine the 3D structures of individual nanoparticles in solution.

Hiden Analytical Ltd July 16th, 2015 The new catalogue details the latest Hiden Analytical quadrupole residual gas analysers, applications extending from routine vacuum composition monitoring through to sophisticated scientific analyses. System are supplied for operation through pressures ranging from millibar through to extreme high vacuum(XHV), and the catalogue items are supplemented by a custom-engineering design service for experiment-specific requirements including in-vacuum cooling and heating, probe insertion distance and remote in-vacuum mounting.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 16th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, OpGen, an early commercial-stage molecular testing and bioinformatics company, has announced the closing of a $6 million financing by the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI). OpGen plans to use the investment to further its molecular information business and rapid diagnostics to guide antibiotic therapy.

BESSTECH LLC July 16th, 2015  BESSTECH LLC, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance with reduced cost, was well represented at leading semiconductor industry tradeshow SEMICON West 2015 as CEO Fernando Gómez-Baquero delivered presentations on July 14 at two of the event’s high-profile gatherings.

Phantoms Foundation July 16th, 2015 Mid October, the Graphene & 2D Materials Canada 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (www.graphenecanada2015.com) will take place in Montreal (Canada).

XEI Scientific Inc. July 16th, 2015 XEI Scientific Inc. reports on an exciting collaboration between students from the University of Puerto Rico and NASA. Students from the University of Puerto Rico are going in to space again. For the fifth time in as many years, UPR has had a project selected to be flown from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility as part of an educational project called RockSat-X. This is designed to provide students hands-on experience in designing, fabricating, testing and conducting experiments for space flight. The project is a national program sponsored by NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Princeton University July 17th, 2015 An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, an elusive massless particle theorized 85 years ago. The particle could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of its unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal, according to new research.

Monash University July 17th, 2015 Researchers have developed a new method to capture the 3D structures of nanocrystals. Scientists believe these tiny particles could be used to fight cancer, collect renewable energy and mitigate pollution.

The Optical Society July 17th, 2015 A new multispectral microscope, one capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels representing 13 individual color channels in a single image, has been successfully demonstrated by a team of researchers from the United States and Australia. This is the largest such microscopic image ever created. This level of multicolor detail is essential for studying the impact of experimental drugs on biological samples and is an important advancement over traditional microscope designs, which have fallen short when it comes to imaging large, spectrally diverse samples.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies July 17th, 2015 Weyl points, the 3D analogues of the structures that make graphene exceptional, were theoretically predicted in 1929. Today, an international team of Physicists from MIT and Zhejiang University, found them in photonic crystals, opening a new dimension in photonics.

University of California – San Diego July 17th, 2015 Light becomes trapped as it orbits within tiny granules of a crystalline material that has increasingly intrigued physicists, a team led by University of California, San Diego, physics professor Michael Fogler has found.

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) July 17th, 2015 A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and FOM Foundation today present a very promising prototype of this in the journal Nature Communications. The material gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce the clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water. Processing the gallium phosphide in the form of very small nanowires is novel and helps to boost the yield by a factor of ten. And does so using ten thousand times less precious material.

 

 

Fars News Agency July 4th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a biosensor with application in assessment of effectiveness of drugs on the stability of the four-strand structure of DNA to prevent the growth of cancer cells.

National Institutes of Natural Sciences July 4th, 2015 Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? The Japanese research team led by Professor Yasuhiro Ohshima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr Kenta Mizuse at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, successfully took sequential “snapshots” of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second. To visualize such an ultrafast molecular rotation, the team developed a Coulomb explosion imaging setup with regulating rotational direction by a pair of time-delayed, polarization-skewed laser pulses. In the sequential “snapshots”, the team successfully reported high-resolution direct imaging of direction-controlled rotational wave packets (RWPs) in nitrogen molecules, and the quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed. The result will guide more sophisticated molecular manipulations, such as an ultrafast molecular “stopwatch”. This result is published in Science Advances (July 3rd, 2015)

Fars News Agency July 5th, 2015 Iranian researchers used a new method for the production of a type of nanoparticles, which does not require high temperature and therefore, it decreases the production cost.

Graphene Flagship July 6th, 2015 Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester saw the BBC World Service in town to record an episode of The Forum – a radio discussion programme that tackles the big questions of our age with some of the world’s most eminent thinkers, movers and shakers.

Institute for Basic Science July 6th, 2015 If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury. But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Korean Scientists at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Seoul, along with an international team, have come up with an ingenious way of creating therapeutic heat in a light, flexible design.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology July 6th, 2015 Scientists from the MIPT Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics have for the first time described the behavior of electrons in a previously unstudied analogue of graphene, two-dimensional niobium telluride, and, in the process, uncovered the nature of two-dimensionality effects on conducting properties. These findings will help in the creation of future flat and flexible electronic devices.

American Friends of Tel Aviv University July 6th, 2015 Nearly 800 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water, and some 2.5 billion people live in precariously unsanitary conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Together, unsafe drinking water and the inadequate supply of water for hygiene purposes contribute to almost 90% of all deaths from diarrheal diseases — and effective water sanitation interventions are still challenging scientists and engineers.

Harvard University July 6th, 2015 When a duck paddles across a pond or a supersonic plane flies through the sky, it leaves a wake in its path. Wakes occur whenever something is traveling through a medium faster than the waves it creates — in the duck’s case water waves, in the plane’s case shock waves, otherwise known as sonic booms.

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research July 6th, 2015 Mainz/Aveiro/Bielefeld/Berlin. Modern magnetic memories, such as hard drives installed in almost every computer, can store a very large amount of information thanks to very tiny, nanoscale magnetic sensors used for memory readout. The operation of these magnetic sensors, called the spin-valves, is based on the effect of giant magnetoresistance (GMR), for which its inventors Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007.

UC Santa Barbara July 7th, 2015 The postage stamp-sized square of fused silica Kjeld Janssen is holding may not look like a whole lot to the untrained eye, but inside the clear chip lies the potential to improve how medicine and medical research is done.

Forschungszentrum Juelich July 7th, 2015 Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists in Jülich have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivalled precision. The ultrahigh-resolution images provide information on the distribution of charges in the electron shells of single molecules and even atoms. The 3D technique is also contact-free. The first results achieved using “scanning quantum dot microscopy” have been published in the current issue of Physical Review Letters. The related publication was chosen as the Editor’s suggestion and selected as a Viewpoint in the science portal Physics. The technique is relevant for diverse scientific fields including investigations into biomolecules and semiconductor materials.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie July 7th, 2015 A team at HZB has carried out the first detailed study of how magnetic and geometric ordering mutually influence one another in crystalline samples of spinel. To achieve this, the group synthesized a series of mixed crystals with the chemical formula Ni1-xCuxCr2O4 in which the element nickel was successively replaced by copper. They discovered through neutron scattering experiments at BER II not only how the crystal structure changes, but also uncovered new magnetic phases. The results were published in Physical Review B.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie July 7th, 2015 An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications.

World Scientific July 7th, 2015 Today theoretical physicists are facing the difficulty that General Relativity is not (pertubatively) renormalizable, and find that it is very hard to construct the quantum theory of gravity with LI. A possible solution is to break the LI in the ultraviolet (UV) region, so that the theory is renormalizable and unitary. However, the invariance should be recovered in the infrared (IR), so that all of the gravitational experiments in the IR can be satisfied. According to this idea, Horava proposed a Horava-Lifshitz (HL) gravity without LI [P. Horava, Phys. Rev. D 79 (2009) 084008], and recently it was shown that LI can be broken at very high energy scale [K. Lin, S. Mukohyama, A. Wang and T. Zhu, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 084022], without causing conflict with observations [M. Pospelov and C. Tamarit, J. High Energy Phys. 01 (2014) 048]. Therefore, it would be very interesting to study effects due to the broken LI, and we find that it is possible to realize the holographic superconductor in HL gravity.

,Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) July 7th, 2015 A piece of deep frozen ice and electronic gadgets may seem to have little connection (except that they are both ‘cool’ to have on you), but ice could now play a role in opening a new era in the electronic industry where conducting polymers, simply put plastics with electrical properties, are in great demand for practical applications.

McGill University July 7th, 2015 As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.

University of Birmingham July 7th, 2015 New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis.

Malvern Instruments July 7th, 2015  A series of highly interactive 2-day seminars delivered by Malvern Instruments, which encompassed expert presentations and ‘up close’ practical workshops showcasing the latest in nanoparticle characterization technology, have been widely praised by attendees. Feedback from delegates to the ‘Latest Methods in Nanoparticle Characterization’ events, which took place in various locations across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil from April through to June, confirmed especially an appreciation of the detailed presentations about different characterization technologies and their applications, and the value of being able to participate in live instrument demonstrations. The seminars were presented as part of Malvern’s global program dedicated to sharing expertise and providing exemplary technical and applications support.

Evident Thermoelectrics July 7th, 2015 Evident Thermoelectrics today announced the launch of the world’s first thermoelectric product using skutterudite material technology – the Evident Skutterudite Test Kit. This thermoelectric material, which was originally developed by NASA to power deep space probes, operates in the mid to high temperature range…a range not currently offered by other commercially available thermoelectric products.

Arrowhead Research Corporation July 8th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it received regulatory permission in the United Kingdom and New Zealand to proceed with Part B of its Phase 1 study of ARC-AAT, Arrowhead’s RNAi-based drug candidate for the treatment of liver disease associated with the rare genetic disorder alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). The Phase 1 study is currently enrolling patients at a single center in Australia and, pending approval from ethics committees, the company intends to begin recruiting patients at additional sites in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Arrowhead expects to complete enrollment by the end of 2015.

American Chemical Society July 8th, 2015 Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds from peppermint and cinnamon in tiny capsules that can both kill biofilms and actively promote healing. The researchers say the new material, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could be used as a topical antibacterial treatment and disinfectant.

American Chemical Society July 8th, 2015 Some of the world’s most popular foods and seasonings can also be the smelliest — think garlic, onions, certain cheeses and the notoriously stinky Asian durian fruit. No amount of plastic wrap seems to contain their stench, but now scientists have developed a new film that could finally neutralize the odors of even the most pungent fare. They report their progress in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

University of the Basque Country July 8th, 2015 Hyperthermia (increase in body temperature) has been used for centuries to combat tumours and reduce their effects. The aim of the research by the physicist Eneko Garaio is hyperthermia but using a different system (magnetic nanoparticles) to increase body temperature. These nanoparticles absorb energy from magnetic fields and convert it into heat which is used to raise the temperature in tumours and combat them. It just so happens that a paper on this subject by Garaio and other authors and published in 2014 in the journal Measurement Science and Technology has recently received the Outstanding Paper Award.

University of Chicago July 8th, 2015 Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The researchers, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, have developed the first skeleton-like silicon spicules ever prepared via chemical processes.

University of Kentucky July 8th, 2015 A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in the treatment of cancer as well as viral and bacterial infections.

Korea Institute of Science and Technology July 8th, 2015 The research team led by Dr. Jongsoo Jurng and Dr. Gwi-Nam at KIST stated that, “In cooperation with KT&G, KIST has developed a nano-catalyst filter coated with a manganese oxide-based nano-catalyst, which can be used in a smoking room to reduce and purify major harmful substances of cigarette smoke. the KIST-developed catalyst removes 100% of the particle substances of cigarette smoke, such as nicotine and tar, converting those into water vapor and carbon dioxide. According to the research team, the air cleaning equipment based on the newly-developed catalyst can purify over 80% of the cigarette smoke within 30 minutes and 100% of it within 1 hour in a 30 square meter smoking room, where 10 people are simultaneously smoking

SiMPore, Inc. July 8th, 2015 SiMPore, Inc received a $225,000 grant to develop filters for improving blood dialysis for treatment of kidney disease. SiMPore UofR and RIT researchers will scale-up manufacturing of its filtration technology.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation July 8th, 2015 What: ITIF is hosting a debate between ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Wendell Wallach, author of the new book, A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control. Among other topics, they will discuss whether technology is a dangerous master or a liberating assistant; whether it is likely to grow out of control, or continue enabling human empowerment; and whether we need more astute and vigorous warnings about the risks of technological innovation, or cooler heads, because these warnings only dampen support for continued innovation that society needs.

Hiroshima University July 8th, 2015 Nanowires are wired-shaped materials with diameters that are tens of nanometers or less. There are many types of nanowires, including semiconducting composite nanowires, metal oxide composite nanowires, and organic polymer nanowires, and they are typically used in functional materials and devices used as sensors, transistors, semiconductors, photonics devices, and solar cells.

Fars News Agency July 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers tried to overcome the challenge of tire abrasion in an optimum manner by using nanotechnology.

Renishaw July 9th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on the use of its SEM-SCA interface at the Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility of the University of Sydney.

Haydale Ltd. July 9th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a collaboration with listed Australian technology materials development company, Talga Resources Ltd.

IRT Nanoelec July 9th, 2015 IRT Nanoelec, an R&D consortium focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) using micro- and nanoelectronics, and its partners CEA-Leti, STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics have realized an innovative 3D chip called “3DNoC” to demonstrate the use of 3D stacking technology in scalable, complex digital systems-on-chip (SoCs).

Norwegian University of Science and Technology July 9th, 2015 Chemotherapy treatment usually involves the patient receiving medicine through an intravenous catheter. These catheters, as well as the the equipment attached to them, are treated with a silver coating which is antibacterial, preventing bacterial growth and unwanted infections during a treatment.

Tohoku University July 9th, 2015 A research team comprising scientists from Tohoku University, RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, Chiba University and University College London have discovered a new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide (TiO2), an important photocatalytic material.

The Optical Society July 9th, 2015 The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color. Where human vision excels in one area, it seems to fall short in others, such as perceiving minuscule details because of the natural limitations of human optics.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie July 9th, 2015 After performance breakthroughs in 2012, a new class of organic-inorganic absorber material for solar cells has raised worldwide attention. These organometallic halide perovskites are low cost, easy to process, and have enormous potential for efficient solar energy conversion: power conversion efficiencies up to 20.1 % have already been reported. Pioneering work has been led by the group of Henry Snaith at the University of Oxford in the UK.

Technische Universität München July 9th, 2015 Graphene, the only one atom thick carbon network, achieved overnight fame with the 2010 Nobel Prize. But now comes competition: Such layers can also be formed by black phosphorous. Chemists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now developed a semiconducting material in which individual phosphorus atoms are replaced by arsenic. In a collaborative international effort, American colleagues have built the first field-effect transistors from the new material.

JPK Instruments July 9th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announces the launch of their fourth generation of life science, market-leading AFM technology, the NanoWizard® 4 BioScience AFM.

Fars News Agency July 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tehran synthesized magnetic nanoparticles that showed appropriate function in treating cancer.

Chalmers University of Technology July 10th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favours the film’s performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in previous, similar experiments.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) July 10th, 2015 Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost chemotherapy’s effects.

Graphene Flagship July 10th, 2015 Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester last month saw the launch of Women in Graphene, a support network for women in graphene and related 2d materials research. As in other areas of science and engineering, women make up significant proportion of the 2d materials workforce, but they face a number of gender-specific barriers to career progression.

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences July 10th, 2015 Many areas of fundamental research are interested in graphene owing to its exceptional characteristics. It is made of one layer of carbon atoms, which makes it light and sturdy, and it is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Its unique features make it potentially suitable for applications in a number of areas . Scientists at EPFL’s Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory (BIOS) together with researchers from ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, have now harnessed graphene’s unique optical and electronic properties to develop a reconfigurable highly sensitive molecule sensor. The results are described in an article appearing in the latest edition of the journal Science.

SUNY Poly July 10th, 2015 SUNY Poly CNSE NanoCollege and corporate partners to detail Global 450mm Consortium advances and lead a clean-energy forum showcasing New York State’s innovation ecosystem.

 

 

Fars News Agency June 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers used a new method based on green chemistry to synthesize zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 27th, 2015 A new route to ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry has been discovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. The team has developed a technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides, an essential requirement for high-performance optical communications and chip-scale quantum computing.

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology June 27th, 2015 • CRG, ICIQ, ICN2,ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona come together in this new institution. • The Barcelona Institute emerges as one of the leading scientific institutes in Europe, ranking fourth in the number of ERC grants awarded per volume of researchers. • Its Board of Trustees is formed by non-profits and renowned international scientists including Profs. Rolf Tarrach (Chair), Joan Massagué, and Ignacio Cirac, among others. • The Barcelona Institute will promote joint research strategies, transfer of technology, and graduate programs.

Michigan State University June 27th, 2015 In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists detailed how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will more easily allow an electrical current to pass through.

University of Southern California June 27th, 2015 When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent — but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based on the work of USC Viterbi engineers.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 27th, 2015 Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions.

Knight Therapeutics Inc. June 27th, 2015 Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:GUD) (“Knight” or the “Company”), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has (1) extended a secured loan of US$15 million to Pro Bono Bio PLC (“Pro Bono Bio”), the world’s leading healthcare nanotechnology company, and (2) entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Pro Bono Bio to commercialize its wide range of nanotechnology products, medical devices and drug delivery technologies in select territories.

Angstron Materials June 27th, 2015 Angstron Materials Inc., today announced the appointment of Ian Fuller as vice president for business development and engineering.

Graphene Flagship June 28th, 2015 Graphene Week 2015 is awash with outstanding research results, but one presentation has created quite a stir at this Graphene Flagship conference. To a stunned audience, Robert Roelver of Stuttgart-based engineering firm Bosch reported on Thursday that company researchers, together with scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research, have created a graphene-based magnetic sensor 100 times more sensitive than an equivalent device based on silicon.

Brookhaven National Laboratory June 29th, 2015 A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.

Australian National University June 29th, 2015 Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.

Fars News Agency June 29th, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran succeeded in the synthesis of a type of smart drug delivery system that is used in the treatment of leukemia.
University of Wisconsin-Madison June 29th, 2015 A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car’s rolling tire friction.

Canadelectrochim June 29th, 2015  Canadelectrochim have discovered a new non-platinum and nano-sized catalyst for the fuel cell based on Mother Nature which mimics the plant leaf.

Rice University June 29th, 2015 Rice University, renowned for nanoscale science, has installed microscopes that will allow researchers to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. June 29th, 2015 Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the availability of the ultrafast-scanning 9500 atomic force microscope. The Keysight 9500 AFM system seamlessly integrates new software, a new high-bandwidth digital controller, and a state-of-the-art mechanical design to provide unrivaled scan rates of up to 2 sec/frame (256×256 pixels). Engineered with scientific and industrial R&D users in mind, the 9500 is the ideal system for an expansive range of advanced AFM applications associated with materials science, life science, polymer science and electrical characterization.

Park Systems June 29th, 2015 Park Systems, world-leader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is hosting a webinar to provide advanced scientific research into new classes of Nanoscale Graphene-based materials poised to revolutionize industries such as semiconductor, material science, bio science and energy. Touted as ‘the wonder material of the 21st Century’ by the researchers who were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their graphene research, this carbon-based lightweight material is 200 times stronger than steel and one of the most promising and versatile materials ever discovered.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience June 30th, 2015 Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce that its latest Cryofree® dilution refrigerator TritonXL has been chosen to support the Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Quantum Technology Hub, led by the University of Oxford. The TritonXL is Oxford Instruments’ newest Cryofree dilution refrigerator platform, with a base temperature of less than 5 mK, cooling power of up to 1000 µW at 100 mK, and a 430 mm diameter mixing chamber plate. These features allow experimentalists an even greater range of options for sample size, wiring, and magnet integration than was previously possible, while continuing to offer Oxford Instruments’ leading top- and bottom-loading sample exchange options.

Universidad de Cádiz June 30th, 2015 Nature Nanotechnology publishes this article in which the tridimensional characterization of the calcium phosphate formed in the stomach is shown for the first time and which reveals its internal structure, morphology and real functionality.

Rice University June 30th, 2015 Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.

BASF June 30th, 2015 BASF and Fraunhofer IPMS-CNT announced today that they have joined forces to develop innovative solutions for the semiconductor industry. BASF has installed a modern tool for electrochemical metal deposition at the Fraunhofer IPMS Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT) in Dresden.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center June 30th, 2015 Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Cancer stem-like cells have characteristics of stem cells and are present in very low numbers in tumors. They are highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiation and are believed to play an important role in tumor recurrence. This laboratory and animal study showed that nanoparticles coated with the oligosaccharide called chitosan and encapsulating the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin can target and kill cancer stem-like cells six times more effectively than free doxorubicin.

Carnegie Mellon University June 30th, 2015 Carnegie Mellon University chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels — materials that hold great promise for developing “smart” responsive materials that can be used for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering scaffolds and absorbents for carbon capture.

QD Vision, Inc. June 30th, 2015 Philips has expanded its portfolio of quantum dot displays with the launch of a 55” 4K TV with QD Vision Color IQ™ optics. The superior color performance of Color IQ quantum dots, combined with Philips Ambilight technology, delivers premium picture quality and a truly immersive TV experience. QD Vision leads the industry with the largest number of manufacturers adopting its quantum dot solution for LCD displays.

NEI Corporation June 30th, 2015 NEI Corporation announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents to the company on self-healing, superhydrophobic, and abrasion resistant coatings. With the allowance of five patents and the introduction of an array of coating products, NEI’s concerted efforts to develop and implement practical, multi-functional coatings are now coming to fruition.

PI (Physik Instrumente) June 30th, 2015 Precision positioning systems specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) LP recently introduced a new miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioner – the Q-521. Joining PI’s existing Q-Motion linear and rotary positioning solutions product line, the ultra-compact Q-521 is only 21mm wide, and comes with travel ranges of 12mm, 22mm, and 32mm.

Fars News Agency July 1st, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a nanosorbent that can adsorb and measure small amounts of heavy metals in children food samples.

techtimes.com July 1st, 2015 Samsung claims to be developing a new technology that can extend the life of a lithium-ion battery to double its current capacity on a single charge. Battery life has always been a prickly issue for most smartphone users. While we have seen phenomenal advances in processors, displays and security, battery life remains a mediocre one day on average. Samsung says it might have found the solution by replacing the graphite anode, the part through which energy enters the battery, with graphene-coated silicon to make batteries with an energy density as much as 1.8 times more than current batteries.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES July 1st, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has completed its acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics business.

Bruker Corporation July 1st, 2015  Bruker today announced the release of its second-generation Inspire™ infrared (IR) nanocharacterization system, which features 10-nanometer spatial resolution infrared chemical mapping in an easy-to-use, laser-safe package. With IR EasyAlign™, Inspire simplifies scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy (sSNOM), a powerful technique for identifying chemical composition at the nanoscale. For the first time, the highest resolution nanoscale chemical mapping now becomes widely accessible. The system expands upon Bruker’s exclusive PeakForce Tapping® technology to provide new information for graphene research, polymers, complex materials and thin films, instantly correlating chemical maps with sample properties, such as modulus, conductivity, and workfunction. Inspire accomplishes all of this at the highest spatial resolution, making it an exceptionally powerful and versatile nanochemical characterization system.

CEA-Leti July 1st, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced the launch of the European Nano-Characterisation Laboratory (EU-NCL) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programm[1]e. Its main objective is to reach a level of international excellence in nanomedicine characterisation for medical indications like cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases or infections, and make it accessible to all organisations developing candidate nanomedicines prior to their submission to regulatory agencies to get the approval for clinical trials and, later, marketing authorization.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie July 1st, 2015 Complex magnetic structures are at the heart of promising new materials for devices in “spintronics”, a field of research aiming at more energy efficient data storage and processing. A prominent example is the so-called spin valve, where the magnitude of the electrical current passing through a device is very sensitively dependent on its magnetic configuration. These configurations can be readily controlled by a magnetic field in artificial layer systems, resulting in the giant magnetoresistance effect (GMR), a discovery rewarded with the 2007 Noble price in physics to Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg.

Atlas Regulatory Toxicology, Inc. July 1st, 2015 US EPA has proposed a new rule requiring reporting and recordkeeping for certain manufactured and processed nanomaterials under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “EPA’s proposed rule requiring recordkeeping and reporting rules for nanomaterials is premature the absence of 1) recommended characterizations; 2) recommended test guidelines (or standards) and guidance; and 3) recommended reference materials,” stated Ryman-Rasmussen in public comments submitted to EPA.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 1st, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, AgBiome, a leading agricultural research firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Genective, a leading developer of biotech crops, to accelerate the discovery of a new generation of insect control traits.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 1st, 2015 JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours–hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds.*

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 1st, 2015 As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to accurately measure and characterize them. These challenges affect measurements of basic chemical and physical properties as well as toxicology assessments.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 1st, 2015 Spintronics is an emerging field of electronics in which devices work by manipulating the quantum mechanical spin1 of electrons, in addition to their elementary electric charge. Just as conventional transistors have a source of electrons, a gate to control their movement, and a drain to carry off the charge signal, a spintronic circuit needs a well-controlled source of spin-polarized electrons that are injected into a transport channel material, a well-defined method of controlling the spin through the material, and a system to detect the spin signal. Additionally, it requires a transport channel material with long spin lifetimes because (polarized) spins fade away (i.e., become randomized) and lose their information during transport, unlike electric charges.

Fars News Agency July 2nd, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a new type of nanoparticles that can be used in medical and pharmaceutical industries due to their antibacterial properties.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 2nd, 2015 Despite their small size and simple structure, carbon nanotubes—essentially sheets of graphene rolled up into straws—have all sorts of potentially useful properties. Still, while their promise looms large, how to fully realize that promise has proven to be something of a mystery.
The NIST group surveyed carbon nanocomposites with four different concentrations of nanotubes: a) 0.5 percent, b) 2.5 percent, c) 4 percent, d) 7 percent. They found that as the concentration of carbon nanotubes rises, they come into contact and intersect.

RIKEN July 2nd, 2015 A team from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, along with collaborators from several Japanese institutions, have successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the first time, that these electrons remain entangled even when they are separated from one another on a chip. This research could contribute to the creation of futuristic quantum networks operating using quantum teleportation, which could allow information contained in quantum bits–qubits–to be shared between many elements on chip, a key requirement to scale up the power of a quantum computer. The ability to create non-local entangled electron pairs –known as Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen pairs –on demand has long been a dream.

RIKEN July 2nd, 2015 In the natural world, proteins use the process of biomineralization to incorporate metallic elements into tissues, using it to create diverse materials such as seashells, teeth, and bones. However, the way proteins actually do this is not well understood.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research July 2nd, 2015 In a step that overturns traditional assumptions and practice, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard x-ray radiation.

University of Michigan July 2nd, 2015 When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more “old school” than was previously thought.

Oregon State University July 2nd, 2015 Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.

University of Sussex July 2nd, 2015 Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today’s supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) July 2nd, 2015 Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum computing. This study was recently published in Physical Review Letters.

Institute for Basic ScienceInstitute for Basic Science July 2nd, 2015 There was a time during the early development of portable electronics when the biggest hurdle to overcome was making the device small enough to be considered portable. After the invention of the microprocessor in the early 1970s, miniature, portable electronics have become commonplace and ever since the next challenge has been finding an equally small and reliable power source. Chemical batteries store a lot of energy but require a long period of time for that energy to charge and discharge plus have a limited lifespan. Capacitors charge quickly but cannot store enough charge to work for long enough to be practical. One possible solution is something called a solid-state micro-supercapacitor (MSC). Supercapacitors are armed with the power of a battery and can also sustain that power for a prolonged period time. Researchers have attempted to create MSCs in the past using various hybrids of metals and polymers but none were suitable for practical use. In more recent trials using graphene and carbon nanotubes to make MSCs, the results were similarly lackluster.

Nanometrics Incorporated July 2nd, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its second quarter 2015 financial results after market close on July 23, 2015. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.

Northumbria University July 3rd, 2015 From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle, is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behaviour of liquids in microscopic channels.

University of Southampton July 3rd, 2015 University of Southampton Professor Nikolay Zheludev has been awarded the Young Medal for 2015 by the Institute of Physics. The award recognises his global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics.

Springer July 3rd, 2015 Atoms absorb and emit light of various wavelengths. Physicists have long known that there are some tiny changes, or shifts, in the light that gets absorbed or emitted, due to the properties of the atomic nucleus. Now, a team of scientists has elucidated the so-called hyperfine structure of cadmium atoms. Relying on a method called laser spectroscopy, they have measured variations in the energy transition within cadmium atom – Cd in the periodic table. They studied a chain of isotopes with an odd number of neutrons ranging from 59 in 107Cd to 75 in 123Cd. From these high-precision measurements, they were able to identify the physical cause of the shift within the nucleus. These findings by Nadja Frömmgen from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany, and international colleagues have now been published in EPJ D.

 

 

Fars News Agency June 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University synthesized bacteria cellulose (a type of polymer) by using various carbon sources.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology June 22nd, 2015 “We have opened the door to a new room,” says Professor Christof Wöll, Director of KIT Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG). “This new application of metal-organic framework compounds is the beginning only. The end of this development line is far from being reached,” the physicist emphasizes.

Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen – German Research Center for Environmental Health June 22nd, 2015 Nanoparticles are the smallest particles capable of reaching virtually all parts of the body. Researchers use various approaches to test ways in which nanoparticles could be used in medicine – for instance, to deliver substances to a specific site in the body such as a tumor. For this purpose, nanoparticles are generally coated with organic materials because their surface quality plays a key role in determining further targets in the body. If they have a water-repellent shell, nanoparticles are quickly identified by the body’s immune system and eliminated.

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) June 22nd, 2015 (Nano)islands that slide freely on a sea of copper, but when they become too large (and too dense) they end up getting stuck: that nicely sums up the system investigated in a study just published in Nature Nanotechnology. “We can suddenly switch from a state of superlubricity to one of extremely high friction by varying some parameters of the system being investigated. In this study, we used atoms of the noble gas xenon bound to one another to form two-dimensional islands, deposited on a copper surface (Cu 111). At low temperatures these aggregates slide with virtually no friction”, explains Giampaolo Mistura of the University of Padua. “We increased the size of the islands by adding xenon atoms and until the whole available surface was covered the friction decreased gradually. Instead, when the available space ran out and the addition of atoms caused the islands to compress, then we saw an exceptional increase in friction”.

University of California – San Diego June 22nd, 2015 Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new way to control the transport of electrical currents through high-temperature superconductors — materials discovered nearly 30 years ago that lose all resistance to electricity at commercially attainable low temperatures.

ICIDN-2015 June 22nd, 2015 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is joining “2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine-2015 (ICIDN-2015)” as the Supportive Organization. The ICIDN-2015 will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from Dec 15-18, 2015.

University of California – San Diego June 22nd, 2015 Chemists and biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in designing and synthesizing an artificial cell membrane capable of sustaining continual growth, just lik

American Institute of Physics June 22nd, 2015 New direct-write approach simplifies fabricating oxide Josephson junctions, eliminating lithographic processing and providing pathway to inexpensive superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) that operate at more practical temperatures.

Lancaster University June 22nd, 2015 Vastly improved medical imaging and guaranteed secure communications are a step closer following a funding boost of more than £700,000 in new quantum technology projects at Lancaster University.

CEA-Leti June 22nd, 2015 CEA-Leti is hosting its 5th annual LetiDay San Francisco event, “Going Vertical with Leti: Solutions to new applications using 3D technologies”, during SEMICON West.

Fars News Agency June 23rd, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of a type of nanosheet on the adsorption of cyanogen toxic gas.

Fars News Agency June 23rd, 2015 The 12th International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology (MST2015) is due to be held by the College of Engineering of University of Tehran on 1-3 November 2015.

Fars News Agency June 23rd, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a type of biosensor that can detect very small amounts of cocaine in blood.

Brookhaven National Laboratory June 23rd, 2015 Down at the nanoscale, where objects span just billionths of a meter, the size and shape of a material can often have surprising and powerful electronic and optical effects. Building larger materials that retain subtle nanoscale features is an ongoing challenge that shapes countless emerging technologies.

FAPESP June 23rd, 2015 The early diagnosis of certain types of cancer, as well as nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, may soon be facilitated by the use of a nanometric sensor capable of identifying biomarkers of these pathological conditions.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 23rd, 2015  The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards “the Internet of things” — the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would have their own embedded sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks.

University of Illinois College of Engineering June 23rd, 2015 Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach for forming 3D shapes from flat, 2D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible electronics.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 23rd, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes that its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., announced that it has successfully fabricated 1,000 qubit processors that power its quantum computers. D-Wave’s quantum computer runs a quantum annealing algorithm to find the lowest points, corresponding to optimal or near optimal solutions, in a virtual “energy landscape.” Every additional qubit doubles the search space of the processor. At 1,000 qubits, the new processor considers 21000 possibilities simultaneously, a search space which is substantially larger than the 2512 possibilities available to the company’s currently available 512 qubit D-Wave Two. In fact, the new search space contains far more possibilities than there are particles in the observable universe. D-Wave Systems’ press release can be viewed at www.dwavesys.com/press-releases/d-wave-systems-breaks-1000-qubit-quantum-computing-barrier.

Haydale Ltd. June 23rd, 2015 Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced its participation in a combined UK Graphene Exhibit at NANO Korea (1-3 July 2015).

Picosun Oy June 23rd, 2015 Picosun Oy, the leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for industrial manufacturing, provides the advanced ALD coating solutions to enable the next generation of cutting-edge medical technology.

Johns Hopkins Medicine June 23rd, 2015 In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of atherosclerosis in rodents by loading microscopic nanoparticles with a chemical that restores the animals’ ability to properly handle cholesterol.

Purdue University June 23rd, 2015 Remote-Controlled Eradication of Astrogliosis in Spinal Cord Injury via Electromagnetically-induced Dexamethasone Release from “Smart” Nanowires Wen Gao and Richard Borgens. We describe a system to deliver drugs to selected tissues continuously, if required, for weeks. We conclude that the administrations of drugs can be controlled locally and non-invasively, opening the door to many other known therapies, such as the cases that dexamethasone cannot be safely applied systemically in large concentrations.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office June 24th, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the launch of a workshop report and a web portal, efforts coordinated through and in support of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative “Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment” (Sensors NSI). Together, these resources help pave the path forward for the development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and sensors for nanotechnology.

n-tech Research June 24th, 2015 n-tech Research has issued a report on the smart coatings market that is available for download from the firm’s website at www.ntechresearch.com. The report, “Smart Coatings, An Emerging Market Opportunity” report was drawn from the firm’s comprehensive coverage of the growing smart coatings and materials market and provides an assessment and forecast of where n-tech sees opportunities for chemicals and materials companies emerging. n-tech projects that the smart coatings market will grow from around $610 million in 2015 to $5.8 billion in 2020. To request a copy of the report please contact the firm via its website at ntechresearch.com/market_reports/smart-coatings-markets-an-emerging-opportunity.

University of California – San Diego June 24th, 2015 Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion that have promising potential uses such as fine-scale imaging and the transmission of information within tight spaces.

Lehigh University June 24th, 2015 A team of Lehigh University engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot (QD) nanocrystals at room temperature.

Science China Press June 24th, 2015 Various diagnostic imaging techniques are currently used for clinical imaging/disease diagnosis. The accuracy of diagnosis is mainly based on the type of energy used (such as X-ray, sound waves, photons and positrons) to derive the visual information, as well as the degree of spatial resolution (mesoscopic or microscopic) and the level of information that can be obtained (physiological, anatomical or molecular). Based on potential health hazards imposed by type of energy used, clinical imaging modalities can be broadly categorized as ionizing and non-ionizing modalities. Compared to ionizing imaging techniques (for example X-ray imaging), non-ionizing imaging techniques make use of harmless low-energy input radiations (such as visible light and near infra-red light) that are safer to image the targeted subjects. Furthermore, such non-ionizing techniques allow repeated imaging procedures with increased dosage levels for image clarification and verification. Extensive research is going on worldwide to enhance image resolution and therefore to further popularize non-ionizing imaging techniques in clinical imaging and diagnosis.

University of Central Florida June 24th, 2015 Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding reception wearing the same dress as you? No problem – switch yours to a different color in the blink of an eye.

Arizona State University June 24th, 2015 Potential solutions to big problems continue to arise from research that is revealing how materials behave at the smallest scales.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory June 24th, 2015 It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed to additively manufactured objects are produced.

University of Chicago June 24th, 2015 An electronics technology that uses the “spin” – or magnetization – of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today’s electron-based devices. But getting there is proving challenging.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie June 24th, 2015 Pure carbon occurs in many forms. Besides the classical configurations found in diamonds, graphite, and coal, there are other younger exotic cousins such as graphene. Its structure resembles a honeycomb – a hexagonal mesh with a carbon atom at every corner – that is only a single atomic layer thick. Hence, it is essentially two-dimensional. As a result, graphene is extremely conductive, completely transparent, and quite resilient both chemically and mechanically.

University of South Carolina June 24th, 2015 Chemistry professor Linda Shimizu oversees a series of crowd-pleasing chemistry demonstrations in middle and high schools throughout central South Carolina every year. They are spirited affairs, and her research in the laboratory is just as dynamic — but with a sense of order that really keeps atoms in line.

Fars News Agency June 25th, 2015 Iranian researchers synthesized a porous nanostructure that can be used in the production of supercapacitors.

Fars News Agency June 25th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University used a new method in their research to produce metal-organic nanostructures with controlled shape and structure.

University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute June 25th, 2015 The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how the nanowire should be designed to give the best properties. The results are published in the scientific journal, ACS Nano.

CEA-Leti June 25th, 2015 Exagan, a start-up innovator of gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology that enables smaller and more efficient electrical converters, today announced it has raised €5.7 million in first-round financing that will be used to produce high-speed power switching devices on 200mm wafers.

Nanometrics Incorporated June 25th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, announced today that company management will participate in the 7th Annual CEO Investor Summit 2015, being held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Stanford School of Engineering June 25th, 2015 Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals – materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen June 25th, 2015 Scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel microscope.

University of Exeter June 25th, 2015 A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible ‘electronic skin’, that could be used in robots.

University of Tokyo June 25th, 2015 University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable electronic apparel such as sportswear and underwear incorporating sensing devices for measuring a range of biological indicators such as heart rate and muscle contraction.

RIKEN June 25th, 2015 In a paper that crystalizes knowledge from a variety of experiments and theoretical developments, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect–an effect known to take place in solid state physics–is also an intrinsic property of light.

Dais Analytic Corporation June 26th, 2015 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, announced today that the Company is preparing to release Version 4 (V4) of its Aqualyte™ material by adding features and improving the manufacturability of the revolutionary Aqualyte™ material.

PLOS June 26th, 2015 Sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is caused by trypanosome parasites transmitted by tsetse flies and threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered fatal if untreated, but as it affects mostly poor people in low-income countries, treatment options are limited. The existing drugs have serious side effects, and the parasites are developing resistance. A study published on June 25th in PLOS Pathogens reports a new way to circumvent drug resistance and lower the curative dose by delivering existing drugs directly into the parasite, a high-tech approach with potential applications to other infectious diseases.

Phantoms Foundation June 26th, 2015 ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain (Spanish Commercial Office in Seoul) will feature a Spanish participation at NANO KOREA 2015, http://nanokorea.or.kr/, which will be held in Seoul from the 1st to the 3rd of July, at Booth Hall A-O28 COEX, with the following Spanish Exhibitors:

 

 

Fars News Agency June 13th, 2015 Iranian researchers modeled and designed optical switches to take the place of electronic switches.

Fars News Agency June 13th, 2015 Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari announced that the country ranks 15th in the world in producing science and now stands 7th in nanotechnology.

Argonne National Laboratory June 13th, 2015 Researchers at UCLA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and compact electronics, can be created with simple equipment and common materials.

National Space Society (NSS) June 14th, 2015 The National Space Society (NSS) strongly opposes the Senate Appropriations Committee’s $344 million (27%) cut of the 2015 Commercial Crew budget requested by the Administration. The Senate cuts were $100 million more than those recently passed by the House.

Grand View Research, Inc. June 15th, 2015 GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of “Global Nanoclays Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020” Market Research report to their Database.

Rice University June 15th, 2015 A simple way to turn carbon nanotubes into valuable graphene nanoribbons may be to grind them, according to research led by Rice University.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) June 15th, 2015 Phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the strongest candidates for next-generation nonvolatile memory for flexible and wearable electronics. In order to be used as a core memory for flexible devices, the most important issue is reducing high operating current. The effective solution is to decrease cell size in sub-micron region as in commercialized conventional PRAM. However, the scaling to nano-dimension on flexible substrates is extremely difficult due to soft nature and photolithographic limits on plastics, thus practical flexible PRAM has not been realized yet.

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research June 15th, 2015 Researchers in Canada and the U.K. have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia Coli, using Oxford Nanopore’s MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer that can fit in the palm of your hand.

American Industrial Systems, Inc. June 15th, 2015 AIS’s M2M & Industry 4.0 HMI Panels for Industrial Control System (ICS), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Integrated Manufacturing System and Machine Vision Systems Applications.

Ruhr University Bochum June 15th, 2015 An international research team has found a way of protecting sensitive catalysts from oxygen-caused damage. In the future, this could facilitate the creation of hydrogen fuel cells with molecular catalysts or with biomolecules such as the hydrogenase enzyme. To date, this could only be accomplished using the rare and expensive precious metal platinum. Together with their French colleagues, researchers from Bochum and Mülheim describe the way in which a hydrogel can serve as a “protective shield” for biomolecules by two articles written in the journals Angewandte Chemie and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science June 15th, 2015 Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone’s group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated — for the first time — an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly crystalline form of carbon, as a filament. They attached small strips of graphene to metal electrodes, suspended the strips above the substrate, and passed a current through the filaments to cause them to heat up. The study, ‘Bright visible light emission from graphene,’ is published in the Advance Online Publication (AOP) on Nature Nanotechnology’s website on June 15.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 15th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, will continue its support of innovation in technology and venture investing through its presenting sponsorship of The TechConnect World Innovation Conference, being held alongside The National SBIR Conference and The National Innovation Summit and Showcase taking place June 15-17 in Washington D.C.

Fars News Agency June 15th, 2015 The ambassadors and charge d’affaires of 8 South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, Venezuela, Uruguay and Mexico paid a visit to Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) to become familiar with its activities.

Hiden Analytical Ltd June 15th, 2015 The Hiden EQP mass spectrometer system is a pure research tool specifically derived and enhanced for the plasma researcher, providing mass and energy analysis of both positive and negative process ions together with measurement of neutral species.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 15th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, is pleased to congratulate their long-time customer, Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, an India based pulp and paper manufacturer, for winning two prestigious energy conservation awards from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA). Seshasayee Paper has been an innovator in energy conservation and uses the Company’s thermal insulation and protective coatings for energy efficiency and corrosion prevention.

ETH Zurich June 16th, 2015 ETH material engineers found that the performance of ion-conducting ceramic membranes that are so important in industry depends largely on their strain and buckling profiles. For the first time, scientists can now selectively manipulate the buckling profile, and thus the physical properties, allowing new technical applications of these membranes.

SINTEF June 16th, 2015 It isn’t cars and vehicle traffic that produce the greatest volumes of climate gas emissions – it’s our own homes. But new research will soon be putting an end to all that!

North Carolina State University June 16th, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion” design. The conductors could be used in a wide variety of applications, such as flexible electronics, stretchable displays or wearable sensors.

JPK Instruments June 16th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Université catholique de Louvain where it is used by the nanobio team to look at the nanoscopy of living cells.

Micro to Nano June 16th, 2015 Micro to Nano offers microscopists the choice of the finest range of innovative microscopy supplies backed with the top technical expertise delivered at competitive prices.

CEA-Leti June 16th, 2015 CEA-Leti will host a workshop on major trends in Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator process and design technologies in connection with the 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble, June 24-25.

ITMO University June 16th, 2015 A team of scientists from ITMO University and Trinity College Dublin published first experimental results showing that ordinary nanocrystals possess intrinsic chirality and can be produced under normal conditions as a half-and-half mixture of mirror images of each other. The discovery of this fundamental property in nanocrystals opens new horizons in nano- and bio-technology and medicine, for instance, for such applications as targeted drug delivery. The results of the study were published in Nano Letters.

Renishaw June 16th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on how its Raman microscope assists in the conservation work of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Pixelligent Technologies June 16th, 2015 Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear®, the leading producer of nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in LED lighting, OLED Lighting, and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $3.4 million in new funding. The funds will be used to support accelerating customer growth throughout the world and to increase its manufacturing capacity to 40+ tons per year starting in 2016.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen June 16th, 2015 They are thin, light-weight, flexible and can be produced cost- and energy-efficiently: printed microelectronic components made of synthetics. Flexible displays and touch screens, glowing films, RFID tags and solar cells represent a future market. In the context of an international cooperation project, physicists at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now observed the creation of razor thin polymer electrodes during the printing process and successfully improved the electrical properties of the printed films.

Fars News Agency June 17th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a highly sensitive and accurate sensor which can measure a type of blood anti-coagulation drug.

University of Illinois at Chicago June 17th, 2015 Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substance — bringing developers a step closer to being able to engineer films at a scale useful for cooling microelectronic devices and hundreds of other nano-tech applications.

Chalmers University of Technology June 17th, 2015 A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. The effect is that cellulose and other raw material based on wood will be able to compete with fossil-based plastics and metals in the on-going additive manufacturing revolution, which started with the introduction of the 3D-printer.

Dyesol Limited June 17th, 2015 Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE), world leader in the industrialisation of Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology, and Solliance are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement formalising Dyesol’s entry as an Industrial Partner to Solliance, a world-class solar energy consortium situated in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

University of Lincoln June 17th, 2015 New research outlines how the creation of ‘nanofibres’ could provide new and improved products and delivery systems for supplementary foodstuffs.

Arrowhead Research Corporation June 17th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that its Clinical Trial Application for ARC-520, its clinical candidate for chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), has been approved by Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. The company now has regulatory clearance in Germany for two additional Phase 2b multiple-dose studies of ARC-520 to be conducted in parallel. Arrowhead awaits final IRB approval from the sites, which are expected shortly, and in addition, the company is engaged with regulatory authorities from Hong Kong and South Korea to open additional sites for these studies. Arrowhead will provide guidance in the future on timing for release of data from these studies.

Deben June 17th, 2015 Deben, a leading provider of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the µXCT in situ testing being carried out in the School of Engineering at the University of Portsmouth.

Henniker Plasma June 17th, 2015 Henniker Plasma, a UK based supplier of plasma surface treatment equipment and processes, document the advantages of plasma treatment to improve adhesion on a wide range of engineering polymers.

American Chemical Society June 17th, 2015 Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles might not always be enough to get them where they need to go. Now scientists are reporting in the ACS journal Nano Letters the development of new nanoswimmers that can move easily through body fluids to their targets.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 17th, 2015 For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material has been resolved. This landmark in scientific imaging was made possible by a new analytic technique developed by a multi-institutional team of researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. June 17th, 2015 Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SGB) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sadaf Shafiei Sabet to its biopolymer engineering team.

Fars News Agency June 18th, 2015 The registration in the Eighth International Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition in Iran began on 5 June 2015 and it will last until 22 July 2015.

Northwestern University June 18th, 2015 A multi-institutional team of scientists has taken an important step in understanding where atoms are located on the surfaces of rough materials, information that could be very useful in diverse commercial applications, such as developing green energy and understanding how materials rust.

Northwestern University June 18th, 2015 Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) has received a five-year, $8.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program to develop a “4-dimensional printer” — the next generation of printing technology for the scientific world.

Stanford School of Engineering June 18th, 2015 A typical computer chip includes millions of transistors connected with an extensive network of copper wires. Although chip wires are unimaginably short and thin compared to household wires both have one thing in common: in each case the copper is wrapped within a protective sheath.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 18th, 2015 Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body’s immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY June 18th, 2015 Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds. The study headed by DESY scientists opens up new possibilities for studying the properties of materials. Thanks to the extremely bright and short X-ray flashes, the researchers were able to follow the rapid, dynamic changes taking place in the shock wave with a high spatial as well as a high temporal resolution. The team around DESY physicist Prof. Christian Schroer is presenting its results in the journal Scientific Reports. “With our experiment we are venturing into new scientific terrain,” says the first author of the scientific paper, Dr. Andreas Schropp of DESY. “We have managed for the first time to use X-ray imaging to quantitatively determine the local properties and the dynamic changes of matter under extreme conditions.”

University of California – San Diego June 18th, 2015 In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that operate at higher voltages.

Fars News Agency June 18th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of application of a type of polymer as the carrier of anticancer drugs.

Aledia June 18th, 2015 New Investors Include Automotive-lighting Leader Valeo, IKEA GreenTech, the Venture Capital Arm of IKEA, and Bpifrance, the French National Industrial Bank; Development-and-Supply Contracts Signed with Valeo and IKEA GreenTech Simultaneously with Financing.

Malvern Instruments Ltd June 18th, 2015 Seattle’s Hub for Industry-Driven Nanotechnology Education (Seattle, USA), an imaginative educational body with a flexible and highly productive model for nanotechnician training, has identified dynamic light scattering particle sizing as an essential analytical technique, investing in a Zetasizer Nano from Malvern Instruments.

RMC-Boeckeler June 19th, 2015 RMC-Boeckeler recently announced the release of the RMC LN-Ultra cryosectioning system designed for both biological and industrial applications that require low temperature serial sectioning, especially of frozen hydrated samples. The LN-Ultra features a cryochamber designed for increased temperature stability so that ribbons of samples have consistent section thickness. In addition, the new design reduces humidity in the chamber, often providing a “frost free” cryo-environment even after a full day’s operation.

PI (Physik Instrumente) June 19th, 2015 Nanopositioning specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leader and solution provider in motion control and positioning components and systems, introduces the new PIglide HS planar XY air bearing stage, designed specifically to maximize throughput while providing the ultimate level of precision. This stage is ideal for wafer inspection and scribing applications, as well as other ultra-precision motion applications, such as flat panel inspection.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science June 19th, 2015 Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues from the University of Zürich and the University of Washington, have discovered two key strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth. Yu’s team is the first to demonstrate that the ants use a coat of uniquely shaped hairs to control electromagnetic waves over an extremely broad range from the solar spectrum (visible and near-infrared) to the thermal radiation spectrum (mid-infrared), and that different physical mechanisms are used in different spectral bands to realize the same biological function of reducing body temperature. Their research, “Saharan silver ants keep cool by combining enhanced optical reflection and radiative heat dissipation,” is published June 18 in Science magazine.

 

 

TAPPI June 6th, 2015 TAPPI is pleased to announce that Orlando Rojas, professor of bio-based colloids and materials at Aalto University in Finland, is the recipient of the 2015 Nanotechnology Division Technical Award and ImerysFiberLean ™ Prize. The award recognizes Rojas’s outstanding contributions, which have advanced the industry’s technology.

ETH Zurich June 6th, 2015 Most magnetic materials have a structure that is somewhat more complicated than a commercially available domestic magnet: they not only have a north and south pole, but a variety of sectors, often only a few nanometres in size, in each of which the magnetic axis points in a different direction. These sectors are referred to as domains. Over the past few years, Manfred Fiebig, Professor for Multifunctional Ferroics at ETH Zurich, has been studying the walls between adjoining domains in certain materials. “The inner workings of a material and its domains are one area of interest,” says Fiebig. “However, fascinating things also take place at the boundaries of these domains.”

Fars News Agency June 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tabriz, in association with a researcher from South Korea, designed a chemical fluorescent method for the measurement of medications in biological or medical samples by using quantum dots.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 6th, 2015 Shareholders of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: TINY) may be interested to know that we have posted our Quarterly Letter to Shareholders on our website. It may be accessed directly at http://www.hhvc.com/letters.cfm .

Fars News Agency June 7th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced and studied a type of ceramic nanomembrane to separate humidity from natural gas in gas refining processes.

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel June 7th, 2015 Scientists at Kiel University have successfully been able to transfer the experience from furnace to laboratory while synthesizing nanoscale materials using simple and highly efficient flame technology. This “baking” of nanostructures has already been a great success using zinc oxide. The recent findings concentrate on tin oxide, which opens up a wide field of possible new applications. The material scientists published their latest research data in today’s issue (Friday, 5 June) of the renowned scientific journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona June 7th, 2015 Researchers from the UAB and the University of Nottingham, in an article published today in Physical Review Letters, have fixed the limits of thermometry, i.e., they have established the smallest possible fluctuation in temperature which can be measured. The researchers have studied the sensitivity of thermometers created with a handful of atoms, small enough to be capable of showing typical quantum-style behaviours.

Next-generation illumination using silicon quantum dot-based white-blue LED
Hiroshima University June 7th, 2015 A Si quantum dot (QD)-based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) that exhibits white-blue electroluminescence has been fabricated by Professor Ken-ichi SAITOW (Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University), Graduate student Yunzi XIN (Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University), and their collaborators. A hybrid LED is expected to be a next-generation illumination device for producing flexible lighting and display, and this is achieved for the Si QD-based white-blue LED. For details, refer to “White-blue electroluminescence from a Si quantum dot hybrid light-emitting diode,” in Applied Physics Letters; DOI: 10.1063/1.4921415.

Fars News Agency June 8th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced biocompatible and biodegradable nanocomposite scaffolds by using a type of natural silk with no cellular toxicity observed in the experiments.

ICN2 June 8th, 2015 In a new article published in Nano Letters, ICN2 researchers led by ICREA Prof Sergio O. Valenzuela have investigated hot carrier propagation across graphene using an electrical nonlocal injection/detection method. The results create new opportunities for nanoscale bolometry and calorimetry and could have a strong impact in the performance of conventional graphene devices.

CEA-Leti June 8th, 2015 Eight Partners Combine Expertise and Facilities for One-stop-shop Services To Speed Development of Energy-Efficient Products for IoT and other Uses.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 8th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today provided a general update.

ETH Zurich June 8th, 2015 Material scientists at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a new type of sensor that can measure carbon dioxide (CO2). Compared with existing sensors, it is much smaller, has a simpler construction, requires considerably less energy and has an entirely different functional principle. The new sensor consists of a recently developed composite material that interacts with CO2 molecules and changes its conductivity depending on the concentration of CO2 in the environment. ETH scientists have created a sensor chip with this material that enables them to determine CO2 concentration with a simple measurement of electrical resistance.

University of Akron June 8th, 2015 Imagine a favorite T-shirt that does not dull with time, or a car that never needs a new coat of paint. A study done at The University of Akron may be able to make this a reality in the near future. Research performed at UA sought to recreate structural color patterns found in bird feathers to generate color without the timely and outdated use of pigments and dyes. Structural color should never diminish in hue and could even potentially be altered at someone’s preference.

University of California – San Diego June 8th, 2015 A team of researchers from UC San Diego, Florida State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories has for the first time visualized the growth of ‘nanoscale’ chemical complexes in real time, demonstrating that processes in liquids at the scale of one-billionth of a meter can be documented as they happen.

University of Illinois College of Engineering June 8th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal energy, in contrast to the conventional application of magnetic fields, providing a new, and highly desirable way to manipulate magnetization at the nanoscale.

American Institute of Physics June 8th, 2015 A team of IBM researchers in Zurich, Switzerland with support from colleagues in Yorktown Heights, New York has developed a relatively simple, robust and versatile process for growing crystals made from compound semiconductor materials that will allow them be integrated onto silicon wafers — an important step toward making future computer chips that will allow integrated circuits to continue shrinking in size and cost even as they increase in performance.

Harvard University June 8th, 2015 It’s a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel – electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) June 9th, 2015 Perovskite solar cells are promising low-cost and highly-efficient next-generation solar cells. The ad hoc Team on Perovskite PV Cells (Kenjiro Miyano, Team Leader) at the Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN) (Kohei Uosaki, Director-General), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, President), successfully developed perovskite solar cells with good reproducibility and stability as well as exhibiting ideal semiconducting properties.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) June 9th, 2015 A research group led by Yusuke Yamauchi, an Independent Scientist at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, President), in cooperation with other research organizations in Japan and overseas, successfully developed a nanoporous gold material with a regular, uniform pore arrangement using polymers as a template.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 9th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, continues its support of innovation in the sciences by speaking at this year’s ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (“HESI”) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. HESI’s mission is to engage scientists in academia, government, industry, research institutes and NGOs to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues. Misti Ushio, Ph.D., managing director and chief strategy officer at Harris & Harris Group, will lead a talk titled, “Investing in Innovation,” Tuesday June 9th at 5:00 pm.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 9th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy-saving solutions, is pleased to announce their feature article in the April issue of Durability + Design Magazine, which highlights the evolution of energy-saving roof coatings. The article titled “Cool Customers: Energy-saving roof coatings tech evolves to include factory-applied options” speaks about the evolution of roof coatings for energy efficiency from early Greece, when people applied simple white paint to roofs to stay cooler, to the 21st century when manufacturers of concrete roof tiles are applying clear nanotechnology based energy efficient and mold resistant coatings to their roof tiles to provide their customers with advanced solutions for energy savings and weathering protection.

Lake Shore Cryotronics June 9th, 2015 Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, will exhibit its systems for advanced nanoscale device and material characterization at the TechConnect World Nanotech Conference and Expo, June 15-16 in Washington, D.C.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) June 9th, 2015 Tissue Regeneration Materials Unit (Guoping Chen, Unit Director) at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) (Masakazu Aono, Director General, MANA), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, President) successfully developed gold nanoparticles that have functional surfaces and act on osteogenic differentiation of stem cells.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) June 9th, 2015 A research group led by MANA Scientist Kohsaku Kawakami, postdoctoral researcher Shaoling Zhang and MANA Principal Investigator Katsuhiko Ariga, at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, President), succeeded in developing porous particles (mesoporous particles) consisting solely of phospholipids, a biological component, that are suitable for use as a drug delivery system.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY June 9th, 2015 Photoinduced chemical reactions are responsible for many fundamental processes and technologies, from energy conversion in nature to micro fabrication by photo-lithography. One process that is known from everyday’s life and can be observed by the naked eye, is the exposure of photographic film. At DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists have now monitored the chemical processes during a photographic exposure at the level of individual nanoscale grains in real-time. The advanced experimental method enables the investigation of a broad variety of chemical and physical processes in materials with millisecond temporal resolution, ranging from phase transitions to crystal growth. The research team lead by Prof. Jianwei (John) Miao from the University of California in Los Angeles and Prof. Tim Salditt from the University of Göttingen report their technique and observations in the journal Nature Materials.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) June 9th, 2015 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum ‘nano-raspberries’ — microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the precious metal. The berry-like shape is significant because it has a high surface area, which is helpful in the design of catalysts. Even better news for industrial chemists: the researchers figured out when and why the berry clusters clump into larger bunches of ‘nano-grapes.’

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology June 9th, 2015 It can analyze the chemical composition of substances and detect biological objects, such as viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others.

Fars News Agency June 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tabriz studied the effect of electrical and magnetic fields on optical properties of quantum dots in a theoretical research.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona June 10th, 2015 Two years ago, the Immunology of Diabetes Research Group at the Germans Trias Research Institute (at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Campus of International Excellence Sphere) reported a new experimental immunotherapy that prevented the onset of Type 1 Diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease. This work led to more studies with the support of the Spanish Government, Catalan Government and private patrons with a keen interest in it. Thanks to this, the article published today in PLOS ONE describes a new step towards the creation of a vaccine, which in the medium-term could be capable of preventing and even curing the disease in humans.

Argonne National Laboratory June 10th, 2015 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of “superlubricity.”

Rice University June 10th, 2015 Researchers at Rice University have discovered a new way to make ultrasensitive conductivity measurements at optical frequencies on high-speed nanoscale electronic components.

Binghamton University June 10th, 2015 Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, too.

American Chemical Society June 10th, 2015 Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional cancer drugs. But now researchers have designed nanoparticles that specifically target these hardy cells to deliver a drug. The nanoparticle treatment, reported in the journal ACS Nano, worked far better than the drug alone in mice.

Goethe University Frankfurt June 10th, 2015 Major advances in the field of organic electronics are currently revolutionising previously silicon-dominated semiconductor technology. Customised organic molecules enable the production of lightweight, mechanically flexible electronic components that are perfectly adapted to individual applications. Chemists at the Goethe University have now developed a new class of organic luminescent materials through the targeted introduction of boron atoms into the molecular structures. The compounds described in the professional journal Angewandte Chemie (Applied Chemistry) feature an intensive blue fluorescence and are therefore of interest for use in organic light-emitting diodes (LED’s).

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie June 10th, 2015 Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team led by scientists of Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin has now analyzed the complex structure of dentin. At the synchrotron sources BESSY II at HZB, Berlin, Germany, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF, Grenoble, France, they could reveal that the mineral particles are precompressed.

CEA-Leti June 10th, 2015 CEA-Leti is hosting its seventh workshop on innovative memory technologies following the 17th annual LetiDays Grenoble, June 24-25, on the Minatec campus.

Arrowhead Research Corporation June 10th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ARC-AAT orphan drug designation. ARC-AAT is Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutic candidate being investigated for the treatment of liver disease associated with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), a rare genetic disease that severely damages the liver and lungs of affected children and adults. Arrowhead is currently conducting part B of a Phase 1 study of ARC-AAT in patients with PiZZ genotype AATD.

Fars News Agency June 11th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences synthesized nanoparticles that can be used to increase the contrast of MRI.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 11th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that it is continuing its global development focus to significantly expand their OEM client base this year. In addition to the two previously announced relationships with the largest U.S. manufacturer of concrete roof tiles, and with Turkish textile manufacturer Ornek Makine San. ve Tic. A.S, the Company is currently in negotiations with four other manufacturers in the textile, industrial equipment, consumer goods, and food and beverage industries about using the Company’s technology in a factory application to enhance their products.

SVARNISH June 11th, 2015 The two-year project Svarnish left behind 18 months and continues successfully. The project will develop a varnish with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapour barrier properties and improved physic mechanical properties to be used in food industry.

Lehigh University June 11th, 2015 Lehigh University engineers, materials scientists and chemists will present their innovative breakthroughs to a national showcase of investors and industrial partners at the TechConnect 2015 World Innovation Conference and National Innovation Showcase in Washington on June 14-17.

International Union of Crystallography June 11th, 2015 Pressure is a powerful thermodynamic variable that enables the structure, bonding and reactivity of matter to be altered. In materials science it has become an indispensable research tool in the quest for novel functional materials.

Keystone Nano June 11th, 2015 Keystone Nano is pleased to announce the publication of a manuscript describing the preclinical development of the company’s lead product, the Ceramide Nanoliposome (CNL). This product is designed to more effectively treat cancer by providing selectively killing cancer cells without harming normal cells. The paper was published in June 2015 issue of Biological Chemistry and authored by Dr. Mylisa Parette, Keystone Nano’s Research Manager, Dr. Mark Kester, Keystone Nano’s Chief Medical Officer, Ms. Jocelyn Bassler, Keystone Nano Research Chemist, Dr. Carly Carter, Keystone Research Team Leader and Mr. Jeff Davidson, Keystone Nano’s CEO. Also contributing was Dr. Todd Fox of the University of Virginia.

CIC nanoGUNE June 11th, 2015 Research focuses on materials and technologies based on exploiting the coupling of light with electronic charge oscillations, the so-called localized surface plasmon resonances, in metallic nanostructured antennas.

ICIDN-2015 June 11th, 2015 The preparation of “2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine-2015 (ICIDN-2015)”, scheduled to be held in Kathmandu, NEPAL from December 15-18, 2015 is in progress, despite the recent tragic earthquakes.

Renishaw June 11th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, announce their participation at MMC 2015, which takes place from 29th June to 2nd July 2015 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, UK. Renishaw Applications Scientist, Dr Katherine Lau, will make a presentation as part of the conference program and lead a workshop on Raman confocal microscopic imaging.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. June 11th, 2015 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will provide a live webcast of its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience June 12th, 2015 Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce that its high field magnet system recently commissioned at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida (National MagLab) has been used in prototype testing that has already reached a new record high field: 27 Tesla in an all-superconducting magnet. The so-called “outsert” magnet system from Oxford Instruments generates 15 T within a very large magnet bore of 250 mm, operating at 4.2 Kelvin. The additional 12 T came from high temperature superconducting (HTS) coils developed by the National MagLab. The 27 T result is a significant milestone on the way to the National MagLab’s goal of a 32 T all-superconducting magnet.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 12th, 2015  Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced the official launch of its second generation Heat Shield™ EPX4 2-part water-based epoxy thermal insulation and corrosion and chemical resistant coating. This product is an improved version of their earlier EPX4 coating, and includes several enhancements, including: improved thermal insulation, better temperature reduction per coat, extended pot life, longer shelf life, white base color that can be tinted, improved flexibility, all non-hazardous formulation, and lower cost per square foot/square meter. The coating is used on pipe, tanks, and other equipment for insulation/energy savings and asset protection.

 

Stanford University May 30th, 2015 Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Science.

Nanotech Security May 30th, 2015 Nanotech Security Corp. (TSXV: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF), announced that the Company has been granted two patents; one from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and one from the European Patent Office. The Company continues to expand the protection of its technology with the addition of these patents to its intellectual property portfolio.

QD Vision, Inc. May 30th, 2015 Rapidly rising industry leader TCL has expanded its Color IQ™-based product family with the introduction of its Q65H9700 65’’ 4K UHD Quantum Dot TV. This is the second Color IQ™-based TV launched by TCL, following the successful launch of its 55” H9700 model last December. Both products feature best-in-class color performance enabled by QD Vision’s Color IQ optics.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology May 31st, 2015 With its 3D printer for the micrometer scale, the KIT spinoff Nanoscribe has made its way into the final of the competition for the Deutscher Gründerpreis (German Startup Prize) 2015 in the category of “Shooting Star”. In the opinion of the jury, the company is one of the most successful German startups of the past years. Among the finalists in the “Startup” category is RESTUBE, a startup of KIT students. Its self-inflatable life buoys may rescue the lives of drowning people.

Western Economic Diversification Canada May 31st, 2015 Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $1.5 million in funding to support the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in establishing a centre that will allow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to test, develop, and commercialize micro- and nano-coated products.

KTH The Royal Institute of Technology May 31st, 2015 A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibres, a team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stanford University produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress.

Birmingham City University May 31st, 2015 New technologies designed to eliminate cancers and aid surgical procedures are to be explored at an international nanotechnology conference in Birmingham next month.

University of Central Florida May 31st, 2015 Three groundbreaking technologies developed by UCF researchers have been recognized as among the top innovations to be presented at an international conference in two weeks.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY June 1st, 2015 A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world. The lens employs an innovative concept to redirect X-rays over a wide range of angles, making a high convergence power. The larger the convergence the smaller the details a microscope can resolve, but as is well known it is difficult to bend X-rays by large enough angles. By fabricating a nano-structure that acts like an artificial crystal it was possible to mimic a high refracting power. Although the fabrication needed to be controlled at the atomic level — which is comparable to the wavelength of X-rays — the DESY scientists achieved this precision over an unprecedented area, making for a large working-distance lens and bright images. Together with the improved resolution these are key ingredients to make a super X-ray microscope. The team led by Dr. Saša Bajt from DESY presents the novel lens in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).

foodnavigator.com June 1st, 2015 While many foods already contain naturally occurring nanostructures that are perfectly safe to consume, the potential to develop new nanoscale proteins for foods may carry unexplored risks that must be dealt with on a ‘case by case’ approach, say researchers.

University of Bristol June 1st, 2015 A new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics has been demonstrated by scientists and engineers from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 1st, 2015 ost of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine. That steam then is condensed back to water, and the cycle begins again.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 1st, 2015 There’s an urgent demand for new antimicrobial compounds that are effective against constantly emerging drug-resistant bacteria. Two robotic chemical-synthesizing machines, named Symphony X and Overture, have joined the search. Their specialty is creating custom nanoscale structures that mimic nature’s proven designs. They’re also fast, able to assemble dozens of compounds at a time.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 1st, 2015 Today’s computer chips pack billions of tiny transistors onto a plate of silicon within the width of a fingernail. Each transistor, just tens of nanometers wide, acts as a switch that, in concert with others, carries out a computer’s computations. As dense forests of transistors signal back and forth, they give off heat — which can fry the electronics, if a chip gets too hot.

Virginia Commonwealth University June 1st, 2015 A team of scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University has synthesized a powerful new magnetic material that could reduce the dependence of the United States and other nations on rare earth elements produced by China.

University at Buffalo June 1st, 2015 From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society’s thirst for powerful sensors is growing.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience June 1st, 2015 Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the UK visit of Dr Masamitsu Hayashi, winner of the 2014 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan, to deliver a series of lectures at leading UK and German Universities, starting 5th June, 2015. Dr Hayashi is the Senior Researcher working in the Spintronics Group, Magnetic Materials Unit, Environment and Energy Materials Division, at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. Dr Hayashi was selected for the prize for his work in ‘Effective field measurements and spin torque dynamics in magnetic nanostructures’.

Grand View Research Inc June 1st, 2015 Grand View Research.com has announced the addition of “Global Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2022” Market Research report to their Database.

Tohoku University June 2nd, 2015 A research group at Tohoku University has succeeded in fabricating an atomically thin, high-temperature superconductor film with a superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of up to 60 K (-213°C). The team, led by Prof. Takashi Takahashi (WPI-AIMR) and Asst. Prof. Kosuke Nakayama (Dept. of Physics), also established the method to control/tune the Tc.

Tohoku University June 2nd, 2015 Researchers at Tohoku University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan, have developed a novel ultra-compact heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode. The heterogeneous laser diode was realized through a combination of silicon photonics and quantum-dot (QD) technology, and demonstrates a wide-range tuning-operation.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) June 2nd, 2015 Canadian researchers are studying the role that methane nanobubbles might play in the formation and dissociation of natural gas hydrates, a currently untapped source of natural gas and a chief energy source in the United States. Gaining a better understanding of how nanobubbles impact their formation and dissociation could help design procedures to more efficiently and safely harvest hydrates for natural gas capture. The findings are published this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

The University of Central Florida June 2nd, 2015 Orlando-based Garmor Inc.- a leading manufacturer of high quality graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide flakes – has successfully increased single-machine production of graphene oxide to 20 tons per year to meet the demands of commodity-type applications. This scale-up effort designed and validated an automated, turn-key system that produces graphene oxide and water as its only by-product.

Institute of Physics June 2nd, 2015 A new study published in IOP Publishing’s journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.

Polytechnique Montreal June 2nd, 2015 A team of researchers from Universite de Montreal, Polytechnique Montreal and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France is the first to succeed in preventing two-dimensional layers of black phosphorus from oxidating. In so doing, they have opened the doors to exploiting their striking properties in a number of electronic and optoelectronic devices. The study’s results were published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials.

Nantero June 2nd, 2015 · NRAM Advantages: Extremely Low Power, Super-Fast, High Density, High Endurance · Limitless Scalability: Can Scale Below 5 nm to Enable Terabits of Memory in the Future · Proven Technology: Successfully Used in Mass Production CMOS Fabs for Many Years · Exciting Future Products: Virtual Screens, Next-Generation Enterprise Systems, Rolled-up Tablets, Instant-On Laptops, 3D Video Phones and other products needing huge amounts of fast memory

GLOBALFOUNDRIES June 2nd, 2015 In partnership with leading EDA providers Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Synopsys, GLOBALFOUNDRIES develops new digital design flows. New digital design starter kit integrates process design kit (PDK) and early access standard cell libraries. The new design flows have been optimized to solve challenges associated with the critical design rules of 14nm FinFET technology.

CEA-Leti June 2nd, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced that it has demonstrated a path to fabricating high-density micro-LED arrays for the next generation of wearable and nomadic systems in a process that is scalable to the IC manufacturing process.

American Institute of Physics June 2nd, 2015 Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements on the order of nanograms with only a 1 percent margin of error — potentially enabling the weighing of individual molecules in liquid environments. The findings are published this week in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.

Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2015  Iranian researchers from University of Tehran succeeded in the production of a nano-sorbent that can measure low concentrations of heavy metals in water and food samples.

Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2015 Iranian researchers in association with their colleagues from Switzerland and Japan studied the nature of halogen bond between fluorine atoms.

Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2015 Iranian researchers suggested the extract of stevia plant as a replacement for chemical solvents and reducers in the synthesis of gold nanoparticles.

Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2015 Iran Nanotech China Center (INCC) opened on 12 May 2015 in the presence of Iranian and Chinese authorities in Nanopolis Center located in Suzhou Industrial Park.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) June 3rd, 2015 MEMS Industry Group® (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, will hold its first concurrent conference session at Transducers 2015 on June 23, 2015.

Entest BioMedical Inc. June 3rd, 2015 Entest BioMedical Inc. (OTC PINK: ENTB) announced today that the Company is currently in discussions to acquire a nanotechnology for the delivery of cancer therapeutics in both animals and humans.

Beneq Oy June 3rd, 2015 The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation is piloting Beneq’s groundbreaking roll-to-roll ALD system. Acquired in 2014 as CPI’s thin-film moisture barrier film development platform, the piloting activity is paving the way to produce ultra barrier films at significantly lower cost for applications in flexible PV, OLED and quantum dot films.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University June 3rd, 2015 Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have eliminated problematic pinholes in the top layer of next-generation solar cells in development. At the same time, they have significantly improved the lifetime of the solar cell and made it thinner. The findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) June 3rd, 2015 The scientific team, from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Seoul National University, has developed an ultra-thin wearable quantum dot light emitting diodes (QLEDs). The electronic tattoo is based on current quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) technology. Colloidal quantum dot (QLED’s) have attracted great attention as next generation displays. The quantum dots (QDs) have unique properties such as the color tunability, photo/air stability, and are printability on various substrates. The device is paper thin and can be applied to human skin like a sticker.

Brown University June 3rd, 2015  From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals. In recent years, interest has grown in trying to capture similar dynamics to make self-assembling materials from so-called “active matter.”

American Institute of Physics June 3rd, 2015 The electromagnetic radiation discharged by electronic equipment and devices is known to hinder their smooth operation. Conventional materials used today to shield from incoming electromagnetic waves tend to be sheets of metal or composites, which rely on reflection as a shielding mechanism.

Lomonosov Moscow State University June 3rd, 2015 A lot of problems, associated with the mixing of the liquid in the microchannels, could be solved via proper organization of the inhomogeneous slip on the walls of these channels. This is the conclusion made by the joint group of Russian and German scientists lead by Olga Vinogradova, who is a professor at the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University and also a head of laboratory at the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The article describing their theory was published in the latest issue of the journal Physical Review E. It’s impact factor is 2.3.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen June 3rd, 2015 Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) images are an important diagnostic tool. The achievable contrast depends on how well the nuclear spins that form the basis of the imaging signals can be controlled. Mathematically, the properties of nuclear spins are described by special matrices. Now a team led by Professor Steffen Glaser at the Technische Universität München (TUM) developed an intuitive graphical representation of the information contained in these matrices for coupled spins in arbitrary quantum states.

University of Basel June 3rd, 2015 Natural channel proteins are integrated into artificial membranes to facilitate the transport of ions and molecules. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to measure the movement of these channel proteins for the first time. They move up to ten times slower than in their natural environment, namely the cell membrane. As reported in academic journal “Nano Letters”, the results may prove useful to the ongoing development of new applications such as nanoreactors and artificial organelles.

Vanderbilt University June 4th, 2015 Take gold spirals about the size of a dime…and shrink them down about six million times. The result is the world’s smallest continuous spirals: “nano-spirals” with unique optical properties that would be almost impossible to counterfeit if they were added to identity cards, currency and other important objects.

INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH June 4th, 2015 Fabricators and processors alike demand consistently high quality for their intermediate and final products. The properties of these goods usually also have to meet specific requirements. Particularly the surfaces of workpieces or mouldings are expected to exhibit several different functions at one and the same time, depending on the industry. Robustness, unchanging appearance, mar resistance, impact resistance or UV stability may be required, for instance. The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials uses nanoparticles as design element for such multifunctional coatings. These nanoparticles are specifically adapted to the particular application by Small Molecule Surface Modification (SMSM).

Transparency Market Research June 4th, 2015  Shift of focus towards weight reduction and vehicle safety in the world of automobiles is a prominent factor that drives the global nanocomposites market. As per the conventional understanding of the word, nanocomposites are multi-layered materials occurring in two- or three-dimensional phases. Nanocomposites comprise layers no more than 100 nanometers thick. Ongoing trends indicate that, at present, the global nanocomposites market is characterized by continuous research and innovation.

Haydale Ltd. June 4th, 2015 Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a number of important developments at its EPL Composite Solutions Ltd subsidiary acquired in 2014.

Fars News Agency June 4th, 2015 Iranian researchers used new cheap materials through a simple method to synthesize biodegradable and biocompatible nanocarriers which control the rate and amount of drug release.

Fars News Agency June 4th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources proposed a new method for the production of cellulose nanocomposites.

FEI Company June 4th, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) today launched a new DualBeam™ plasma focused ion beam (PFIB) for sample preparation, electrical fault isolation (EFI) and electrical failure analysis (EFA) on sub-20nm semiconductor devices. The Helios PFIB EFI is the only fully-integrated solution that improves time-to-results from days to just a few hours.

TenasiTech June 5th, 2015 TenasiTech has been awarded a major grant from the Australian Government to bring its nano-additives for acrylic glass to the global market.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 5th, 2015 Nanofibers — polymer filaments only a couple of hundred nanometers in diameter — have a huge range of potential applications, from solar cells to water filtration to fuel cells. But so far, their high cost of manufacture has relegated them to just a few niche industries.

Ultraflex Power Technologies June 5th, 2015 In recent testing, Ultraflex Power Technologies utilized their nano-llite UPT-n2 System to successfully heat a vial containing nanoparticles to 60°C. The testing was part of evaluations for a researcher, who will be using the system for both in vivo and in vitro experiments for heating cancer cells by magnetite nanoparticles.

ICN2 June 5th, 2015 The research Group led by CSIC Prof Daniel Ruiz at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) publishes in Advanced Functional Materials a universal encapsulation method to integrate those compounds into solid materials keeping their useful properties unaltered under the title ‘Liquid-Filled Valence Tautomeric Microcapsules: A Solid Material with Solution-Like Behavior’.

Grand View Research, Inc. June 5th, 2015 Grand View Research.com has announced the addition of “Healthcare Nanotechnology Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2022” Market Research report to their Database.

 

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory May 23rd, 2015 Sometimes a little damage can do a lot of good-at least in the case of iron-based high-temperature superconductors. Bombarding these materials with high-energy heavy ions introduces nanometer-scale damage tracks that can enhance the materials’ ability to carry high current with no energy loss-and without lowering the critical operating temperature. Such high-current, high-temperature superconductors could one day find application in zero-energy-loss power transmission lines or energy-generating turbines. But before that can happen, scientists would like to understand quantitatively and in detail how the damage helps-and use that knowledge to strategically engineer superconductors with the best characteristics for a given application.

University at Buffalo May 23rd, 2015  It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement — called a metamaterial hyperlens — doesn’t climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.

University of Basel May 23rd, 2015 Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple the electrical signal in a highly efficient manner. The scientists at the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel have published their results in the scientific journal Nature Communications together with their colleagues from ETH Zurich.

Fars News Agency May 24th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences produced a new type of anticancer drug nanocarriers by using magnetic nanoparticles to treat lung cancer.

Fars News Agency May 24th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the corrosion and immunity behavior of a new type of nanostructures and used them in the production of metallic body implants.

Brookhaven National Laboratory May 25th, 2015 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated properties can be switched on demand. In a paper appearing in Nature Materials, they describe a way to selectively rearrange the nanoparticles in three-dimensional arrays to produce different configurations, or phases, from the same nano-components.

Brookhaven National Laboratory May 25th, 2015 In a new twist on the use of DNA in nanoscale construction, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators put synthetic strands of the biological material to work in two ways: They used ropelike configurations of the DNA double helix to form a rigid geometrical framework, and added dangling pieces of single-stranded DNA to glue nanoparticles in place.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science May 25th, 2015 Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs. Venkataraman’s group is the first to develop a single-molecule diode that may have real-world technological applications for nanoscale devices. Their paper, “Single-Molecule Diodes with High On-Off Ratios through Environmental Control,” is published May 25 in Nature Nanotechnology.

University of York May 25th, 2015 Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.

RIKEN May 26th, 2015 Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a viable alternative to conventional solar cells with silicon substrates when they achieve a power conversion efficiency—a measure that indicates how much electricity they can generate from a given amount of sunlight—of between 10 and 15 percent. Now, using carefully designed materials and an “inverted” architecture, a team of scientists has achieved efficiency of 10 percent, bringing these cells close to the threshold of commercial viability.

Dr.Theivasanthi May 26th, 2015 World record holder in nanotechnology Dr.T.Theivasanthi, a research Faculty from International Research Centre of Kalasalingam University is ready to supply graphene at “Nano-price” i.e. 30 USD per kg, approximate Indian price equal to Rs.2000/-. She tries to reduce the cost further-more, (less than 1000 INR) in accordance with the demand and supply. She commented that the higher price of graphene is the main barrier which prevents its usages at various levels of industries, so far; but this lowest price will break that barrier and will improve its industrial utilisations; mass level applications like paints, cements & concrete works will get more benefits; the entire extra-ordinary properties / benefits of this wonder material will be utilised properly; this lowest price will create a new world record. It is noted here; recently, she has invented the world’s first super-paramagnetic particles of plant materials named, “Santhi Particles” – a remarkable benchmark in the nanotechnology research field.

Global Nano-Enabled Packaging Market For Food and Beverages Will Reach $15.0 billion in 2020
Persistence Market Research May 26th, 2015 Global nano enabled packaging market is growing due to increasing demand for shelf stable packaging. Nano materials have been exploited world over to be utilized in a wide range of market sectors. Food and beverages packaging is one of them to receive its benefits and extend them to the consumers.

Production of Copper Cobaltite Nanocomposites with Photocatalytic Properties in Iran
Fars News Agency May 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University produced a nanocomposite with application in the production of dye-sensitized photocatalysts.

Fars News Agency May 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed polymeric nanocarriers with the capability to carry anticorrosive materials to metallic surfaces and prevent the corrosion of surfaces by releasing their contents in a controlled manner.

Georgia Institute of Technology May 27th, 2015 Scientists around the world are using the programmability of DNA to assemble complex nanometer-scale structures. Until now, however, production of these artificial structures has been limited to water-based environments, because DNA naturally functions inside the watery environment of living cells.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center May 27th, 2015 Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai have invented a tiny drug-delivery system that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through “virtual biopsies” and then attack the molecular structure of the disease.

Australian National University May 27th, 2015 An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics have solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, and found that quantum tunneling is an instantaneous process.

University of California – Santa Barbara May 27th, 2015 Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have evolved to collaborate at the smallest levels in promoting, preserving and protecting the organism they comprise. Among these functions is the transport of lipids and other biomacromolecules between cells via membrane adhesion and fusion — processes that occur in many biological functions, including waste transport, egg fertilization and digestion.

Arrowhead Research Corporation May 27th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Arrowhead’s president and chief executive officer Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., will present a corporate overview at the Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference on June 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

CEA-Leti May 27th, 2015 CEA-Leti plays an important role in the development of the Internet of Things as a provider of key underlying technologies that help its partners take advantage of the opportunities the IoT will offer. These technologies include new sensors, energy-harvesting systems, ultra-low-power communication technologies and ultra-low-power digital processors.

American Chemical Society May 27th, 2015 Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a new kind of multi-tasking stent that could minimize the risks associated with the procedure. It can sense blood flow and temperature, store and transmit the information for analysis and can be absorbed by the body after it finishes its job.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 27th, 2015 Quantum computers are largely theoretical devices that could perform some computations exponentially faster than conventional computers can. Crucial to most designs for quantum computers is quantum error correction, which helps preserve the fragile quantum states on which quantum computation depends.

University of Wisconsin-Madison May 28th, 2015 Portable electronics – typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials – are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers’ pursuit of the next best electronic gadget.

University of Toronto May 28th, 2015 We live in fear of ‘superbugs’: infectious bacteria that don’t respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already cost Canadians $1 billion, and are a “serious and growing issue.” Each year two million people in the U.S. contract antibiotic-resistant infections, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result.

ETH Zurich May 28th, 2015 Quantum physics is full of fascinating phenomena. Take, for instance, the cat from the famous thought experiment by the physicist Erwin Schrodinger. The cat can be dead and alive at once, since its life depends on the quantum mechanically determined state of a radioactively decaying atom which, in turn, releases toxic gas into the cat’s cage. As long as one hasn’t measured the state of the atom, one knows nothing about the poor cat’s health either – atom and kitty are intimately “entangled” with each other.

American Institute of Physics May 28th, 2015 NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and function of biological materials such as viruses and cells in much the same way as clinical MRI today enables investigation of whole tissues in the human body.

University of Waterloo May 28th, 2015 Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage.

University of Tokyo May 28th, 2015 A collaboration of physicists and a mathematician has made a significant step toward unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics by explaining how spacetime emerges from quantum entanglement in a more fundamental theory. The paper announcing the discovery by Hirosi Ooguri, a Principal Investigator at the University of Tokyo’s Kavli IPMU, with Caltech mathematician Matilde Marcolli and graduate students Jennifer Lin and Bogdan Stoica, will be published in Physical Review Letters as an Editors’ Suggestion “for the potential interest in the results presented and on the success of the paper in communicating its message, in particular to readers from other fields.”

Carnegie Institution May 28th, 2015  Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity–maintain a flow of electrons–without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then it can only be achieved under controlled conditions of low temperatures and high pressures. New research from a team including Carnegie’s Elissaios Stavrou, Xiao-Jia Chen, and Alexander Goncharov hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds–those containing iron and arsenic. It is published by Scientific Reports.

University of Washington May 28th, 2015 Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface used in battery electrodes and air filters — key information for improving those technologies.

National Institute for Materials Science May 28th, 2015 Polymersomes are hollow, synthetic, nano-sized capsules. They have been extensively studied for their potential in the targeted delivery of drugs within the body. PICsomes[1] are a novel class of polymersomes that were recently developed in Japan. They are made by mixing electrolyte groups formed of positively and negatively charged ions. PICsomes can survive in the bloodstream for long periods and can be used to deliver water-soluble substances to target tissues.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) May 28th, 2015 SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of carbon nanotube materials, is pleased to introduce AgeNT, an innovative, low-cost system for producing patterned transparent conductors for displays and touch sensor applications.

Grand View Research Inc May 29th, 2015 Grand View Research.com has announced the addition of “Global Carbon Nanotubes Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2022” Market Research report to their Database.

University of California – Santa Barbara May 29th, 2015 Two members of UC Santa Barbara’s faculty have been named recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program awards. Assistant professors Nathaniel Craig in the Department of Physics and Matthew Helgeson in the Department of Engineering are among 44 young scientists and engineers from across the nation selected to receive this year’s awards.

Ohio Supercomputer Center May 29th, 2015 Phonons–the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound–have magnetic properties, according to a landmark study supported by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) services and recently published by a researcher group from The Ohio State University.

University of Illinois College of Engineering May 29th, 2015 Putting a hole in the center of the donut–a mid-nineteenth-century invention–allows the deep-fried pastry to cook evenly, inside and out. As it turns out, the hole in the center of the donut also holds answers for a type of more efficient and reliable quantum information teleportation, a critical goal for quantum information science.

Stanford University May 29th, 2015 Stanford electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done.

 

McGill University May 16th, 2015 We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids.

Lehigh University May 16th, 2015 Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation. The most surprising result of the study is that heavily ordered configurations do not outperform configurations with some degree of randomness; randomness in the case of metal nanowire orientations acts to increase conductivity.

University of California – San Diego May 17th, 2015 Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This “nanosponge-hydrogel” minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA – without the use of antibiotics. The researchers recently published their findings online in Advanced Materials.

Rice University May 18th, 2015 A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits greatly when boron becomes part of the mix.

Springer May 18th, 2015 Radiotherapy used in cancer treatment is a promising treatment method, albeit rather indiscriminate. Indeed, it affects neighbouring healthy tissues and tumours alike. Researchers have thus been exploring the possibilities of using various radio-sensitizers; these nanoscale entities focus the destructive effects of radiotherapy more specifically on tumour cells. In a study published in EPJ D, physicists have now shown that the production of low-energy electrons by radio-sensitizers made of carbon nanostructures hinges on a key physical mechanism referred to as plasmons – collective excitations of so-called valence electrons; a phenomenon already documented in rare metal sensitizers. This reseach was conducted by Alexey Verkhovtsev, affiliated with the MBN Research Center in Frankfurt, Germany and A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in St Petersburg, Russia and an international team.

Fars News Agency May 18th, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran used a graphene-based composite nanosorbent for the extraction of tiny amounts of cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from aqueous media.

Springer May 18th, 2015 Just as alchemists always dreamed of turning common metal into gold, their 19th century physicist counterparts dreamed of efficiently turning heat into electricity, a field called thermoelectrics. Such scientists had long known that in conducting materials the flow of energy in the form of heat is accompanied by a flow of electrons. What they did not know at the time is that it takes nanometric-scale systems for the flow of charge and heat to reach a level of efficiency that cannot be achieved with larger scale systems. Now, in a paper published in EPJ B Barbara Szukiewicz and Karol Wysoki?ski from Marie Curie-Sk?odowska University, in Lublin, Poland have demonstrated the importance of thermoelectric effects, which are not easily modelled, in nanostructures.

University of Vienna May 18th, 2015 Ion channels are essential structures of life. Ion channels are specialized pores in the cell membrane and move charged atoms known as ions in and out of cells, thereby controlling a wide variety of biological processes including brain function and heartbeat. Ion channels are generally selective for certain ions, allowing specific types of ions to flow through at very high rates, while hindering the flow of others. On the basis of this selective permeability, ion channels are classified as potassium channels, sodium channels, etc.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie May 18th, 2015 Scientists from Paris and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have been able to switch ferromagnetic domains on and off with low voltage in a structure made of two different ferroic materials. The switching works slightly above room temperature. Their results, which are published online in Scientific Reports, might inspire future applications in low-power spintronics, for instance for fast and efficient data storage.

NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering May 18th, 2015 Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health.

University of Utah May 18th, 2015 University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines.

Aalto University May 18th, 2015 The researchers from Finland’s Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab. An almost 4% absolute increase to their previous record is achieved by applying a thin passivating film on the nanostructures by Atomic Layer Deposition, and by integrating all metal contacts on the back side of the cell.

FEI Company May 18th, 2015 The companies will combine FEI’s digital rock analysis with Weatherford’s traditional core analysis to deliver powerful new insights for improved reservoir characterization and predictability.

EM Resolutions Limited May 19th, 2015 DiATOME have partnered with EM Resolutions, a Saffron Walden-based consumables and accessories supplier for electron microscopy, to supply their range of high quality diamond knives in the UK.

CAP-XX May 19th, 2015 CAP-XX (LSE: CPX), developer of flat supercapacitors for burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, today launched its Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors. The world’s thinnest at 0.6mm thick, and with prices starting at less than US$1 in large volumes, Thinline was developed to address the size, weight and cost challenges of designing thin, sometimes disposable electronic devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Examples include wearables (medical, fitness and health monitors, smart watches, drug delivery systems), portables (active credit cards, smartphones, RFID tags), and connected electronics (smart homes and smart buildings, electronic shelf labels, wireless sensor networks).

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. May 19th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced the launch of the Eagle Platinum Tile™ in the Eastern and Mid-West United States by Eagle Roofing Products. The Eagle Platinum Tile™ incorporates the Company’s patented Crystal thermal insulating and mold, UV, and moisture resistant roof coating onto Eagle Roofing Products’ premium concrete roof tiles to offer an energy efficient and protective, maintenance free roof tile for residential and commercial buildings. This ultra-premium concrete roof tile, offered in multiple styles and colors, is currently available to customers from the East Coast to the Mid-West, and will become available on the West Coast of the U.S. later this year.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office May 19th, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the Museum of Science Fiction (MOSF) have teamed up for this year’s Awesome Con to present two exciting panels, Nanotechnology: Fact from Fiction and 3D Printing: “Replicating” Success. The purpose of these panels is to examine the intersection between science, technology, science fiction, and popular culture, and to discuss ways in which these new technologies will impact our lives. The panels will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on May 30. Panel times, speakers, and descriptions are below. For updates and ticket information, visit www.awesome-con.com.

DELMIC BV May 19th, 2015 DELMIC develops and manufactures products which are focused on high performance, user friendly, integrated microscopy solutions. Working together with Phenom World, the companies have developed the Delphi microscope, the all-in-one solution for Correlative Light and scanning Electron Microscopy. Delphi will be featured in talks and a hands-on series of workshops to be held at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Laboratories of the Francis Crick Institute on Wednesday June 24th.

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues
University of Michigan Health System May 19th, 2015 Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.

Printing 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering: A new ink formulation allows for the 3-D printing of graphene structures
Northwestern University May 19th, 2015 Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store energy, and ultra-strong and lightweight structure, graphene has potential for many applications in electronics, energy, the environment, and even medicine.

Northwestern University May 19th, 2015 Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used to power other molecular machines, such as artificial muscles.

Fars News Agency May 20th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed highly effective nano-micelles to carry anticancer drugs into the tumor tissues.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES May 20th, 2015 •GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the first pure-play foundry to develop 28nm HKMG technology complete with radio frequency (RF) modelling. •Full design enablement and optimized RF process design kits (RF PDKs) offer design flexibility in core RF performance and functionality. •RF technology provides critical functionality for SoC solutions, broadening the horizon for a wide range of wireless applications.

American Chemical Society May 20th, 2015 The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of “smart” products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven’t broken free from their rigid form. Now scientists are reporting in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new step toward bendable electronics. They have developed the first light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper out of environmentally friendly materials via a simple, suction-filtration method.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) May 20th, 2015 As a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pioneering leadership in establishing New York State’s global prominence in nanoelectronics research and development and commercialization, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the launch of the Nano Health & Safety Consortium (NHSC). The initiative enables expanded collaboration in advancing research and guidance for occupational safety and health in the nanoelectronics and other nanomanufacturing industry settings. The consortium will be anchored at the SUNY Poly CNSE Nanotech Megaplex in Albany and extend across the full 10-campus SUNY Poly network throughout New York.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 20th, 2015 Researchers have found a way to couple the properties of different two-dimensional materials to provide an exceptional degree of control over light waves. They say this has the potential to lead to new kinds of light detection, thermal-management systems, and high-resolution imaging devices.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 20th, 2015 In the story of the Marvel Universe superhero known as the Hulk, exposure to gamma radiation transforms scientist Bruce Banner into a far more powerful version of himself. In a study at Berkeley Lab, exposure to alpha-particle radiation has been shown to transform certain thermoelectric materials into far more powerful versions of themselves.

Sandia National Laboratories May 20th, 2015 Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and energy harvesting.
QD Vision, Inc. May 20th, 2015 After the EU performed extensive technical reviews, members of the European Parliament directed the European Commission (EC) to conduct further analysis of its exemption of cadmium-based quantum dots for illumination and display lighting applications.

Nanometrics Incorporated May 20th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, announced today that it will webcast live its Investor and Analyst Day event, taking place in New York City on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 12:30 PM ET until 3:00 PM ET.

Evident Thermoelectrics May 20th, 2015 In a major expansion move, Evident Thermoelectrics today announced that they purchased the assets of GMZ Energy, Inc., in an acquisition that includes all patents, equipment, product lines, website, customer contacts and brand. This purchase comes on the heels of Evident’s announcement of a licensing agreement with NASA and further solidifies the company as the leader in high temperature thermoelectric applications.

Directa Plus May 21st, 2015 Directa Plus at 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation to present GEnIuS, the innovative project that leads to the creation of a graphene-based product able to remove hydrocarbons from polluted water and soil.

European Commission, CORDIS May 21st, 2015 Museum curators, art restorers, archaeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pioneer in non-invasive art exploration techniques, based on a graphene scanner.

Michigan Technological University May 21st, 2015 Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries — which are small, symmetrical defects in materials — may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion batteries. The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

Washington University School of Medicine May 21st, 2015 Researchers have designed a nanoparticle-based therapy that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow.

University of Georgia May 21st, 2015 Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture extraordinarily thin polymer strings commonly known as nanofibers. These polymers can be made from natural materials like proteins or from human-made substances to make plastic, rubber or fiber, including biodegradable materials.

Academy of Finland May 21st, 2015 Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.

University of Melbourne May 21st, 2015 Scientists from IBM Research and the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose — the basic structural component of plant cell walls.

Samtec, Inc. May 21st, 2015 Samtec, Inc., an industry-leading supplier of high-speed interconnects, microelectronics, and micro-optical solutions, is pleased to announce its entrance in the Silicon Photonics Program of the IRT Nanoelec, headed by CEA-Leti. Samtec is joining CNRS, STMicroelectronics, Mentor Graphics and CEA-Leti to develop and industrialize optical communications solutions using silicon photonics technology for addressing data centers and high-performance computing applications.

University of Cambridge May 21st, 2015 In the era of modern world, numerous types of magnetic field sensors are being used in different applications. The magnetic field sensors market has gained ample demand recently due to humongous increase in vehicle production, gaming consoles, consumer electronics industry, homeland security, healthcare, aerospace, the defense industry, etc. These magnetic field sensors are famously in demand for precise measurements of position, proximity and motion. The most popular types of magnetic field sensors are Hall Effect, magneto resistive and SQUID. According to recent market reports, the total shipment in the year 2013 for the magnetic field sensors was recorded to be 6.5 billion units. This figure is expected to reach up to 9.6 billion units by 2020. From business point of view, this market has earned $1.8 billion in 2014 and likely to reach up to $2.9 billion by year 2020. Out of these various types Hall Effect sensors are more cost effective, durable and can be handled with ease.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. May 21st, 2015 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to be held at the New York Palace Hotel.

Haydale Ltd. May 22nd, 2015 Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced its decision to sponsor the Cambridge Graphene Festival (5-6th November 2015).

Fars News Agency May 22nd, 2015 The Iranian enterprise Emad Pharmaceutical Co. used nanotechnology to produce a new antibacterial dressing named Agicoat® which can be used in the treatment of wounds and burns.

Fars News Agency May 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers designed and produced a nanocatalyst with long lifetime whose main application is reforming methane and conversion of greenhouse gases to synthesis gas.

 

 

Fars News Agency May 9th, 2015 anian researchers from the University of Tabriz succeeded in the production of nanocarriers for a type of anticancer drug, which significantly decreases the side effects of the drug.

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) May 9th, 2015 Plant-based cellulose nanofibres do not pose a short-term health risk, especially short fibres, shows a study conducted in the context of National Research Programme “Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials” (NRP 64). But lung cells are less efficient in eliminating longer fibres.

Pixelligent Technologies May 9th, 2015 Pixelligent Technologies announced today that it has been selected for a Phase II Solid State Lighting award from the US Department of Energy to support the development of advanced light-extraction materials for OLED Lighting. Pixelligent has partnered with OLEDWorks for this grant, which follows work on a Phase I award from September 2014.

National Space Society (NSS) May 9th, 2015 Hundreds of students and teachers from the United States and countries across the globe will converge in Toronto this month for the National Space Society’s (NSS) 34th annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC) to celebrate and engage people in the goal of space settlement. The event is set for May 20-24, 2015 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Toronto, Canada.

Interstellar at ISDC® 2015 – World renowned physicist Kip Thorne, who provided science guidance to the movie Interstellar,will appear at ISDC® 2015 as recipient of a prestigious NSS Pioneer Award.

University of Twente May 9th, 2015 Scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and Thales Research & Technology, France, have found a way to control heat propagation in photonic nano-sized devices, which will be used for high speed communications and quantum information technologies. Their results are published in the leading American journal Applied Physics Letters on 30 April 2015.

Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences May 9th, 2015 A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of researchers from Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) involved in international collaborative project. Developed imaging (tomography) procedure has revealed organized patterns of defects on large areas of carbon surfaces. Several types of defects on the carbon surface can be “caught” and captured on the microscopic image within a few minutes. The article describing the research was published in Chemical Science journal of Royal Society of Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/c5sc00802f).

Fars News Agency May 10th, 2015 Researchers from Cancer Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences produced biocompatible and biodegradable non-ionic polymeric nanocarriers that can be used in the targeted anticancer drug delivery.

Fars News Agency May 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers presented a simple, fast and economic method for leaching jeans by using nanotechnology.

Fars News Agency May 11th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced dual zinc oxide nanorings through a novel method.

University of Exeter May 11th, 2015 Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world’s first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.

University of Basel May 11th, 2015 Physicists of the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute were able to show for the first time that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. In Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers describe a novel experimental setup with which the tiny magnetic fields of the nuclear spins of single biomolecules – undetectable so far – could be registered for the first time. The proposed concept would improve medical diagnostics as well as analyses of biological and chemical samples in a decisive step forward.

University of California – Santa Barbara May 11th, 2015 In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit of about 100 artificial synapses was proved to perform a simple version of a typical human task: image classification.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 11th, 2015 A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and many other products.

MarketsandMarkets May 12th, 2015 The report, Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market – By Product (Biochip, Implant Materials, Medical Textiles, Wound Dressing, Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices, Hearing Aid, Retina Implant), Application (Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Research)– Global Forecast to 2019.

University of Illinois College of Engineering May 12th, 2015 By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.

Joint Quantum Institute May 12th, 2015 Rydberg atoms, atoms whose outermost electrons are highly excited but not ionized, might be just the thing for processing quantum information. These outsized atoms can be sustained for a long time in a quantum superposition condition — a good thing for creating qubits — and they can interact strongly with other such atoms, making them useful for devising the kind of logic gates needed to process information. Scientists at JQI (*) and at other labs are pursuing this promising research area.

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) May 12th, 2015 They are ‘strange’ materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of spintronics (‘spin-based electronics’) and more in general quantum computing. However, they are also elusive as their properties are extremely difficult to observe. Now a SISSA study, published in Physical Review Letters, proposes a new family of materials whose topological state can be directly observed experimentally, thus simplifying things for researchers.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie May 12th, 2015 Many of us are familiar with electrolytic splitting of water from their school days: if you hold two electrodes into an aqueous electrolyte and apply a sufficient voltage, gas bubbles of hydrogen and oxygen are formed. If this voltage is generated by sunlight in a solar cell, then you could store solar energy by generating hydrogen gas.This is because hydrogen is a versatile medium of storing and using “chemical energy”. Research teams all over the world are therefore working hard to develop compact, robust, and cost-effective systems that can accomplish this challenge. But it is not that simple, because an efficient hydrogen generation preferably proceeds in an acidic electrolyte corroding very fast solar cells. Electrodes that so far have been used are made of very expensive elements such as platinum or platinum-iridium alloys.

Case Western Reserve University May 13th, 2015 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature’s potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models.

University of Waterloo May 13th, 2015 For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at room temperature, which could pave the way for new approaches to medical diagnostics.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University May 13th, 2015 Pollutants emitted by factories and car exhausts affect humans who breathe in these harmful gases and also aggravate climate change up in the atmosphere. Being able to detect such emissions is a critically needed measure.

Rice University May 13th, 2015 Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon.

BESSTECH LLC May 13th, 2015 BESSTECH LLC, a developer of innovative components that improve lithium-ion battery performance and storage, today announced that it has received a $250,000 investment from the Eastern New York Angels (ENYA) to accelerate commercialization of its technology and further build its workforce in New York State.

PEN Inc. May 13th, 2015 PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) yesterday reported the financial results for the quarter that ended March 31, 2015.

Dais Analytic Corporation May 13th, 2015 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, today announced it has been selected to receive additional funding of $1.2 million from the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to further commercialize its Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) membrane technology for its NanoAir™ product. The award is part of a total investment of nearly $8 million announced at the end of April by the Energy Department to advance research and development of next-generation heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies.

Hiden Analytical Ltd May 13th, 2015 Hiden Analytical introduce the new Catlab FB system for analysis of catalyst core specimens at temperatures up to 1000oC, with multi-stream gas/vapour flow control and mass spectral analysis of both feed and downstream gases. All system elements are programmable from the integrated control program together with mass spectrometer data acquisition, data display and data interpretation.

QD Vision, Inc. May 13th, 2015 QD Vision, the leading manufacturer of quantum dot solutions for display products, continues to drive quantum dot technical and market development discussions at the Society for Information Display’s (SID) Display Week 2015. The event will be held at the San Jose Convention Center from May 31-June 5, 2015.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 13th, 2015 Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist.

University of Pittsburgh May 14th, 2015 A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh’s Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can “swing dance.” This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum devices.

Beneq Oy May 14th, 2015 It all started with learning about Beneq’s range of atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment at conferences. Once Argonne National Laboratory, the largest national laboratory by size and scope in the US Midwest, began looking into the systems in more detail, it became clear that Beneq was a natural choice for their ALD research needs. The Beneq TFS 500 system has offered exceptional modularity and flexibility, allowing Argonne to continue driving breakthroughs in energy technology.

RMIT University May 14th, 2015 RMIT University researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory cell.

Fars News Agency May 14th, 2015  Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology synthesized new nanostructures that have application in the production of lithium ion batteries.

Fars News Agency May 14th, 2015 Iran on Tuesday unveiled three new home-made drugs used to treat people with acute kidney problems, a nanotechnology mask and a water treatment system.

The University of Huddersfield May 14th, 2015 A LEADING innovator in the field of thermal analysis – vital in many fields of advanced manufacturing – has teamed up with the University of Huddersfield for research that will lead to the development of a number of completely new analytical techniques.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 14th, 2015 Soft matter encompasses a broad swath of materials, including liquids, polymers, gels, foam and – most importantly – biomolecules. At the heart of soft materials, governing their overall properties and capabilities, are the interactions of nano-sized components. Observing the dynamics behind these interactions is critical to understanding key biological processes, such as protein crystallization and metabolism, and could help accelerate the development of important new technologies, such as artificial photosynthesis or high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. Observing these dynamics at sufficient resolution has been a major challenge, but this challenge is now being met with a new non-invasive nanoscale imaging technique that goes by the acronym of CLAIRE.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 14th, 2015 One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) May 14th, 2015 MEMS Industry Group® (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, today announced the creation of a new TSensors division headed by TSensors Summit, Inc. Founder Dr. Janusz Bryzek. MIG’s new division will extend TSensors Summit’s visionary efforts to accelerate a world in which everyone has access to “Abundance” — food, safe water, clean air, healthcare and other vital resources — through the foundational use of sensors and MEMS.

EM Resolutions Limited May 14th, 2015 Kleindiek Nanotechnik have partnered with EM Resolutions, a Saffron Walden-based consumables and accessories supplier for electron microscopy, to supply and install their range of MM3A nanomanipulators and force measurement systems to the UK research community. For example, FMS-EM force measurement systems are enabling researchers at Imperial College London to investigate the root cause of failures in electrochemical devices such as fuel cells and batteries. Imperial College is also using them for testing during the development of nano robots and other nanostructures.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) May 15th, 2015 A collaboration of researchers in Japan report on four years of extensive research into superconductivity, including the materials that were found not to have superconducting properties, as well as those that were, and their potential for wires and devices.

Graphenea May 15th, 2015 Graphene antennae in the microwave part of the spectrum can be tuned by an applied voltage. This is the latest result, published in the renown physics journal Applied Physics Letters, by a pan-European collaboration between Romania, Greece, Italy, and Ireland, using Graphenea graphene.

 

 

Fars News Agency May 2nd, 2015 Ab Roobesh Rosoob (Mahsar) Engineering and Productive Company produced and presented to the market water and wastewater purification devices using nanotechnology.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory May 2nd, 2015 The probe of an atomic force microscope (AFM) scans a surface to reveal details at a resolution 1,000 times greater than that of an optical microscope. That makes AFM the premier tool for analyzing physical features, but it cannot tell scientists anything about chemistry. For that they turn to the mass spectrometer (MS).

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. May 2nd, 2015 CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to introduce CRAIC TimePro™ kinetic spectroscopy software. This software package is designed to be used with CRAIC Technology’s microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire ™ software. CRAIC TimePro™ allows the user to monitor changes in the spectra over time. The most unique feature is that this software will allow users to measure the time dependant changes in full UV-visible-NIR range reflectance, absorbance and even emission spectra of microscopic samples. This will provide a unique and valuable tool for everything from chemistry to biological research.

Nanometrics Incorporated May 2nd, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to present at the B. Riley & Co. 16th Annual Investor Conference.

Oxford Instruments plc May 2nd, 2015 Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce Dr Jian WANG from Peking University and Dr Shiyan LI from Fudan University as the joint winners of the 2015 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for China.

Fars News Agency May 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the antibacterial properties of a type of ceramic nanoparticles which have proved to be an appropriate material for producing medical devices.

PEN Inc. May 4th, 2015 PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) today announced the launch of HALO™, a first-of-its-kind everyday surface care product, a natural mineral protector and fortifier, and also a cleaner that works at the nanometer scale to help create a healthy surface. HALO is fast-acting, easy to apply, and creates a healthy surface by ridding surfaces of dust and dirt, fortifying hard surfaces with a blanket of continuing protection, and preventing accumulation of harmful debris and contaminants.

Fars News Agency May 4th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a type of nanodrug by using the extract of milk thistle (silybum marianum).

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News May 4th, 2015 Exposure of a model human colon to metal oxide nanoparticles, at levels that could be present in foods, consumer goods, or treated drinking water, led to multiple, measurable differences in the normal microbial community that inhabits the human gut. The changes observed in microbial metabolism and the gut microenvironment with exposure to nanoparticles could have implications for overall human health, as discussed in an article published in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Environmental Engineering Science website until June 1, 2015.

Rice University May 4th, 2015 What if peanut brittle, under certain conditions, behaved like taffy? Something like that happens to a two-dimensional dichalcogenide analyzed by scientists at Rice University.

Arrowhead Research Corporation May 4th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 31, 2015, on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. EST. To participate in the conference call, please dial 855-215-6159 (toll free from the US) or 315-625-6887 (for international callers) and enter Conference ID 40592020. Investors may also access a live audio webcast of this conference call on the Company’s website at ir.arrowheadresearch.com/events.cfm.

University of Rochester May 4th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics – a combination known as integrated photonics.

The random raman laser: A new light source for the microcosmos
The Optical Society May 4th, 2015 In modern microscope imaging techniques, lasers are used as light sources because they can deliver fast pulsed and extremely high-intensity radiation to a target, allowing for rapid image acquisition. However, traditional lasers come with a significant disadvantage in that they produce images with blurred speckle patterns — a visual artifact that arises because of a property of traditional lasers called “high spatial coherence.” These speckles greatly reduce image quality in wide-field microscopy, a common technique for making broad swath images of the whole side of a cell or some other part of the microscopic world in order to understand its intricate inner workings.

Fars News Agency May 5th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the mechanical vibrations of structures containing nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes.

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Arrowhead Research Corporation May 5th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it completed dosing healthy volunteers and will begin dosing patients in an on-going phase 1 study of ARC-AAT, the Company’s clinical candidate for the treatment of liver disease associated with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). AATD is a rare genetic disorder that can severely damage the liver and lungs of affected individuals. The study was designed to begin dose escalation in healthy volunteers (Part A) and transition into patients (Part B) when a predefined knockdown target is achieved. That target is at least 30% reduction of serum AAT levels in 3 subjects or greater than 60% reduction in a single subject. This was met during the third cohort.

Haydale Ltd. May 5th, 2015 EPL Composite Solutions (EPL), a subsidiary of Haydale, has developed an in-house testing facility to measure and demonstrate the durability of a new generation of graphene enhanced composite gas pipes and pipeline materials.

North Carolina State University May 5th, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University and China’s Suzhou Institute of Nano-Science and Nano-Biotics have developed an inexpensive technique called “microcombing” to align carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which can be used to create large, pure CNT films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications.

American Institute of Physics May 5th, 2015 Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could revolutionize chemistry, biology and material science, but the development of quantum computers has been limited by the ability to increase the number of quantum bits, or qubits, that encode, store and access large amounts of data.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. May 5th, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with the Materials Research Society (MRS) will host the webinar “Beyond Topography: New Advances in AFM Characterization of Polymers”, May 28, 2015 at 11:00am EDT. Presenters include Dr. Donna Hurley, founder of Lark Scientific and former NIST project leader, and Anna Kepas-Suwara, Sr. Materials Scientist, of Tun Abdul Rezak Research Centre (TARRC).

University of Massachusetts at Amherst May 5th, 2015 A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors come on the scene to replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how bending in these new thin-film electronic devices will affect their performance, say materials scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time
Wake Forest University May 6th, 2015 Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office May 6th, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the winner of the first EnvisioNano nanotechnology image contest for students. Kyle Nowlin from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering won the top honors for his image entitled Polymer Nanocone Array. The image, shown below, explores new ways of controlling the spread of bacteria and fungi through the use of nanostructured surfaces (NSS). Many insects have NSS that kill microbes on the outermost layer of their exoskeletons, protecting them from infection. Kyle’s research concentrates on creating new synthetic NSS materials in the lab that resemble those found in nature. Congratulations to Kyle!

Grafoid Inc. May 6th, 2015 Grafoid Inc. (“Grafoid” or the “Company”) – a complete solutions graphene company and Canada’s leading graphene applications developer – is pleased to announce it has acquired 100% ownership of analytical services provider MuAnalysis Inc., of Ottawa, Ontario.

enablingMNT GmbH May 6th, 2015 The d-LIVER and NanoBio4Trans Projects to Present and Demonstrate Latest Technological Solutions for Remote Patient Management and Bio-artificial Liver Support at the d-LIVER Showcase Workshop 2015.

American Chemical Society May 6th, 2015 Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward that goal with the development of a novel DNA-based GPS. They describe their advance in ACS’ The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

American Chemical Society May 6th, 2015 Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could help doctors diagnose heart attacks with minimal materials and cost. The report on their approach appears in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

McGill University May 6th, 2015 Imagine taking strands of DNA — the material in our cells that determines how we look and function – and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 6th, 2015 To the list of potential applications of graphene – a two-dimensional semiconductor of pure carbon that is stronger and much faster than silicon – we can now add valleytronics, the coding of data in the wavelike motion of electrons as they speed through a conductor. Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered topologically protected one-dimensional electron conducting channels at the domain walls of bilayer graphene. These conducting channels are “valley polarized,” which means they can serve as filters for electron valley polarization in future devices such as quantum computers.

Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen May 6th, 2015 Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet (LMU) in Munich physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics have developed a new laser-light source that will lead to significant advances in research on fundamental physics.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie May 6th, 2015 The drop-on-demand inkjet printing is a promising approach allowing patterning of materials with negligible materials waste; hence, significant reduction of raw materials cost can be achieved. Furthermore, inkjet printing can be easily adapted to a roll-to-roll process, which is suitable for large scale production. From the industrial application perspective, both of these two features of the inkjet printing technology are of great interest. A critical requirement for using inkjet printing is to develop a suitable ink in terms of viscosity and stability which leads to compact and homogeneous films.

JEOL USA May 6th, 2015 A state-of-the-art JEOL e-beam lithography system will soon be a new resource for quantum information science researchers that utilize the cutting-edge facilities at the University of Waterloo Quantum NanoFab in Waterloo, Ontario. The JEOL JBX-6300FS e-beam system will be used to write circuitry patterns at very high resolution and linewidths as small as 8nm. With accelerating voltage capability to 100kV, high resolution patterns can be written on substrates coated in thick resist.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. May 6th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), notes its portfolio company, OpGen, Inc., announced yesterday the pricing of its initial public offering of 2,850,000 units, with each unit consisting of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of common stock, at a combined price to the public of $6.00 per unit. All of the units are being offered by OpGen. OpGen’s common stock and warrants have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Each of the common stock and warrants began trading separately on May 5, 2015, under the symbols “OPGN” and “OPGNW,” respectively. Each warrant will be immediately exercisable upon issuance for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $6.60 per share and will expire on May 8, 2020. A number of Harris & Harris Group shareholders purchased units in this initial public offering.

Rice University May 7th, 2015 In a study that could open doors for new applications of photonics from molecular sensing to wireless communications, Rice University scientists have discovered a new method to tune the light-induced vibrations of nanoparticles through slight alterations to the surface to which the particles are attached.

Aalto University May 7th, 2015 Researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have discovered a novel way of combining plasmonic and magneto-optical effects. They experimentally demonstrated that patterning of magnetic materials into arrays of nanoscale dots can lead to a very strong and highly controllable modification of the polarization of light when the beam reflects from the array. This discovery could increase the sensitivity of optical components for telecommunication and biosensing applications.

QuantumSphere, Inc. May 7th, 2015 QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) (OTCBB: QSIM), today announced commercial validation of its proprietary nano iron catalyst (Product Name: FeNIXTM) in a production-scale ammonia plant in China. QSI is a leader in nanoscale catalyst technology used to increase production efficiency in multi-billion dollar industrial chemical processes.

Arrowhead Research Corporation May 7th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today presented data at IBC’s 17th Annual TIDES Conference in San Diego on the preclinical development of an RNAi therapeutic as a potential treatment for factor 12 (F12) mediated angioedemic and thromboembolic diseases. The presentation included data from in vitro screenings, in vivo evaluations, a disease model, and a multiple dose study in nonhuman primates. These data support advancement of ARC-F12 as a potential new candidate in Arrowhead’s growing pipeline of RNAi-based therapeutics enabled by the company’s Dynamic Polyconjugate (DPC) delivery platform. A copy of the presentation may be viewed on the Events and Presentations section of the company’s website at ir.arrowheadresearch.com/events.cfm.

Carbodeon Ltd Oy May 7th, 2015 Carbodeon Ltd Oy, a market leader in high-performance additives for the metal plating industry, announced today that it has appointed industry specialist Mr. John Torr as Advisory Board Member.

PI (Physik Instrumente) May 7th, 2015 Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released a new series of actuators based on PIMag™ non-contacting voice-coil linear motor technology to ensure greater dynamics and positioning accuracy. With low wear and high lifetime, different travels and force capabilities are available, in addition to custom engineered solutions.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 7th, 2015 For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene —thin, strong sheets of carbon — to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high volumes of water.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 7th, 2015 Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene — making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. They say the accomplishment could provide a basic building block for new kinds of electronic lenses, as well as quantum-based devices that combine electronics and optics.

University of Pennsylvania May 8th, 2015 Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office May 8th, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the second in a series of free webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized nanotechnology businesses and on issues of interest to the nanotechnology business community on Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 2-3pm EDT.

Northwestern University April 25th, 2015 Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it’s tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser technology could lead to practical applications, such as a new form of a “lab on a chip” for medical diagnostics.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) April 25th, 2015 Student team ‘UMA Bioseed’ receives $100,000 grand prize for a unique seed coating enabling higher crop yields; Five teams awarded $10,000 first place prizes out of the 500 teams that applied to take part from across New York State.

QD Vision, Inc. April 26th, 2015 The Edison Awards™, celebrating 28 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that QD Vision was voted a Bronze Winner for its Color IQ™ quantum dot technology. QD Vision was honored for its innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy at an award ceremony in New York City.

Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland) April 26th, 2015 Physicists have shown how heat can be exploited for controlling magnetic properties of matter. The finding helps in the development of more efficient mass memories. The result was published yesterday in Physical Review Letters. The international research group behind the breakthrough included Finnish researchers from the University of Jyväskylä and Aalto University.

ASTM April 26th, 2015 ASTM International recently published two standards that will educate existing and future workers in nanotechnology. Educators will use the new standards to develop and refine curricula at the undergraduate level. At the same time, industries and businesses may use the standards as a basis for hiring new graduates as well as for upgrading skills of current employees.

Foresight Institute April 26th, 2015 Foresight Institute, a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on molecular nanotechnology, announced the winners for the 2014 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes. These prestigious prizes, named in honor of pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experiment and the other for theory in nanotechnology. Established in 1993, these prizes honor researchers whose recent work has most advanced the achievement of Feynman’s goal for nanotechnology: the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of productive nanosystems.

Fars News Agency April 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers used cacao seed extract to produce catalytic nanoparticles which can be applied in production of organic materials and compounds as non-homogenous, stable and recyclable catalysts.

Fars News Agency April 27th, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran carried out computational studies and modeling of a sensor to detect formaldehyde gas.

Fars News Agency April 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers proposed a simple and cheap method to produce hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and improve its mechanical properties.

Graphenea Inc. April 27th, 2015 On April 9th, Graphenea celebrated its fifth anniversary. Graphenea has gone a long way from its startup phase as a small graphene manufacturer. The company now serves customers in more than 50 countries, with distribution centers in the Middle East and the Far East. To better serve the American continents, Graphenea established a branch in Cambridge near Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Phantoms Foundation April 27th, 2015 Toulouse (France) will host the 16th edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT 2015) from the 07th until the 11th of September 2015. This high-level scientific meeting aims to present a broad range of current research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as related policies or other kind of initiatives. TNT events have demonstrated that they are particularly effective in transmitting information and establishing contacts among workers in this field.

University of Melbourne April 27th, 2015 A microscopic tool, more than 1000 times thinner than the width of a single human hair, uses vibrations to simultaneously reveal the mass and the shape of a single molecule – a feat which has not been possible until now.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science April 27th, 2015 In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene–highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon–by encapsulating it in boron nitride (BN), an insulating material with a similar layered structure. In work published this week in the Advance Online Publication on Nature Nanotechnology’s website, researchers at Columbia Engineering, Harvard, Cornell, University of Minnesota, Yonsei University in Korea, Danish Technical University, and the Japanese National Institute of Materials Science have shown that the performance of another 2D material–molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)–can be similarly improved by BN-encapsulation.

Boston College April 27th, 2015 Add water to a half-filled cup and the water level rises. This everyday experience reflects a positive material property of the water-cup system. But what if adding more water lowers the water level by deforming the cup? This would mean a negative compressibility.

Carnegie Mellon University April 27th, 2015 A team of researchers from four universities has pinpointed one of the mechanisms responsible for the progression of malaria, providing a new target for possible treatments.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News April 27th, 2015 Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising new approach to deliver cell and tissue therapies. The unique properties of this biofunctional coating that enable it to stimulate and direct the formation of complex tissues are described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part A, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers . The article is available free on the Tissue Engineering website.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 28th, 2015 Arranging gold, atomic staples and electron volts, chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structure capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms.

Academy of Finland April 28th, 2015 When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. This was revealed by the joint research done in the Aalto University and the Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu. The finding paves a way for the studies of mechanical oscillations at the level of a single photon, the quantum of light. The results of the research were published in Nature Communications in April.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) April 28th, 2015 A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for the first time successfully combined two existing methods to visualize the structural dynamics of a thin film of graphite.

National Space Society (NSS) April 28th, 2015 The National Space Society (NSS) applauds a recent Northrop Grumman announcement that it is providing up to $17.5 million to an initiative with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the development of Space Solar Power (SSP). Sergio Pellegrino from Caltech will present the project in detail at NSS’s annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC®) in Toronto on May 20-24 (nss.org/2015).

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) April 28th, 2015 Planarization Center Partnership Expected to Spur $5M in Investments over the Next 3 Years and Support 50 Jobs as Advanced CMP Slurries and Post-CMP Cleaning Chemicals for Next-Generation Computer Chip Production are Developed.

Renishaw April 28th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, report on the use of their Raman spectrometers to study 2D materials in the Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Laboratory at Boston University.

Arrowhead Research Corporation April 28th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the company will present at the following upcoming investor and scientific conferences.

PI (Physik Instrumente) April 28th, 2015 Precision motion and positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP recently obtained certification for the miniature, high-dynamics H-811.S11 6-axis motion and positioning Hexapod from the Camera and Imaging Product Association (CIPA), an international association of camera manufacturers that establish technical standards in the field of image generation.

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel April 28th, 2015 To directly observe chemical processes in unusual, new materials is a scientific dream, made possible by modern microscopy methods: researchers at Kiel University have, for the first time, captured video images of the attachment of molecules in an ionic liquid onto a submerged electrode. The images from the nanoscale world provide detailed information on the way in which chemical components reorganise when a voltage is applied. New findings based on this information may lead to improved batteries and more energy efficient coating technology or solar engineering.

California Institute of Technology April 28th, 2015 Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape. Such information is crucial when trying to identify large protein molecules or complex assemblies of protein molecules.

Science China Press April 28th, 2015 Many experimental and clinical data have demonstrated that antibiotic-resistance pathogens, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), may play a vital role in priming chronic inflammation. There is thus a great need to develop novel antibacterial materials, and particularly those that are less likely to lead to bacterial resistance.

LMU Munich April 29th, 2015 Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists of Ludwig-Maximilias-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown how bosons, which like to enter the same state, can form multiple groups.

Fars News Agency April 29th, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran succeeded in the production of a nanosensor by using a simple method and cheap materials to measure some types of drugs concurrently.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory April 29th, 2015 A year before Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity, or E=mc2, physicists predicted the existence of something else: cyclotron radiation. Scientists predicted this radiation to be given off by electrons whirling around in a circle while trapped in a magnetic field. Over the last century, scientists have observed this radiation from large ensembles of electrons but never from individual ones.

The Optical Society April 29th, 2015 If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed a device that can turn any smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.

Wayne State University April 29th, 2015 Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety. The current strategy remains industrial washing of the product in water containing chlorine. However, due to sanitizer ineffectiveness there is an urgent need to identify alternative antimicrobials, particularly those of natural origin, for the produce industry.

American Chemical Society April 29th, 2015 The global industrial sector accounts for more than half of the total energy used every year. Now scientists are inventing a new artificial photosynthetic system that could one day reduce industry’s dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy by powering part of the sector with solar energy and bacteria. In the ACS journal Nano Letters, they describe a novel system that converts light and carbon dioxide into building blocks for plastics, pharmaceuticals and fuels — all without electricity.

American Chemical Society April 29th, 2015 Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions — from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling — to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, wearable sensors that can do the same thing. Their technology, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could help robot developers make their machines more human.

Rice University April 29th, 2015 Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum and computer scientist Moshe Vardi have joined the elite group of scientists elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
FEI Company April 29th, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and the George Washington University (GW) are pleased to announce that they are partnering to install several new high-performance microscopes at GW’s Science and Engineering Hall. The new, $275 million, 500,000-square-foot research facility will soon be home to four microscopes from FEI: the Talos™ F200X transmission electron microscope (TEM), Helios NanoLab™ 660 DualBeam, Teneo™ scanning electron microscope (SEM), and CorrSight™ advanced light microscope for correlative light/electron microscopy. These systems will be used by professors and their students for research covering the full spectrum from materials through life sciences.

IMEC April 29th, 2015 Nanoelectronics research center imec, today reported the financial results for fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Revenue for 2014 totaled 363 million euros, a 9 percent growth from the previous year.

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) April 30th, 2015 “Generally, flaws are the last thing you’d want in a liquid crystal”, explains Giuseppe D’Adamo, postdoctoral fellow at SISSA. “However, this new method allows us to exploit the defects in the material to our advantage”. D’Adamo is first author of a paper just published in Physical Review Letters. The study made computer models of colloidal suspensions in liquid crystals subjected to electrical fields modulated over time. Colloids are particles in suspension (i.e., a condition halfway between dispersion and solution) in a liquid.

The Optical Society April 30th, 2015 Who among us hasn’t wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing such fantastical escapes.

Fars News Agency April 30th, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran used biodegradable polymers to produce drug nanocarriers able to carry and release a type of anticancer drug in cancerous cells.

Arrowhead Research Corporation April 30th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced the publication of new data on a subcutaneously administered formulation of its Dynamic Polyconjugate (DPC) delivery system. The company believes the new DPCs are highly potent and may represent a dramatic improvement in duration of activity over competing technologies. This new class of DPCs may also enable targeting of RNAi therapeutics to tissues outside of the liver. The manuscript entitled, “Protease-triggered siRNA delivery vehicles,” by David B. Rozema et al, was made available online ahead of print in the Journal of Controlled Release 209 (2015) 57-66.

piezosystem jena GmbH April 30th, 2015 Hybrid element that combines the advantages of long travel of micrometer screws, with the nm-accuracy of a piezo stage These elements were originally developed for quality control applications in the optics industry. They consist of a piezoelectric actuator in combination with a micrometer screw drive. The user can first adjust the coarse position of the actuator with a micrometer screw, and then fine tune it with the piezo stage itself. This improves the accuracy and reproducibility of the linear stage significantly.

University of Washington May 1st, 2015 One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show potential to convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently and less expensively than today’s silicon-based semiconductors.

seekingalpha.com May 1st, 2015 Summary • While FEI Company reported decent quarterly results, currency fluctuations have become a growing problem for the company. • FEI Company still maintains a strong foothold is several promising industries, of which its products will become increasing vital. • FEI Company’s China business segment is a bright spot for the company in light of growing demand. • While FEI Company is well-positioned within its industry, the highly specialized nature of advanced microscopy and other sophisticated scientific instruments will ensure volatility moving forward.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology May 1st, 2015 Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to produce highest intensity beams. The ANKA synchrotron radiation facility at KIT and Babcock Noell GmbH now took a technological leap forward: They have successfully developed, installed, and tested a novel full-length superconducting undulator, for the first time providing higher peak magnetic fields for the production of x-rays than traditional permanent-magnet undulators currently in use in facilities around the world.University of Illinois at Chicago April 18th, 2015 The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery.

Dais Analytic Corporation April 18th, 2015 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCQB: DLYT), a commercial nanotechnology materials business selling its industry-changing technology into the worldwide energy and water markets, today announced the appointment of Eliza Xuan Wang to the company’s Board of Directors.

Fars News Agency April 18th, 2015 An Iranian researcher from Yazd University studied the effect of the presence of nanocomposites on the structure and final properties of propylene fibers.

Fars News Agency April 18th, 2015 The Iranian Baspar Pishrafteh Sharif Company used nanotechnology to design specific packaging bags and presented them to the market.

Fars News Agency April 18th, 2015 Biozar Nano-Fertilizer® is a product of the knowledge-based Fanavar Nano-Pazhoohesh Markazi Company, which has been designed and produced in Iran to improve the fertility of soils and various agricultural plants.

Elhuyar Fundazioa April 18th, 2015 A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his Ph.D. thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of celiac disease. Besides achieving greater resolution and sensitivity, the materials used in these devices are much cheaper and more versatile than the ones used in current technologies (mainly gold and noble metals) so they could offer a potential alternative in the design of biomedical sensors.

Kansas State University April 18th, 2015 The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny “sandwiches” made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University.

Tohoku University April 19th, 2015 An international research team, led by Professor Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University, has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes*1 which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature (Tc) among molecular superconductors*2.

National University of Singapore April 20th, 2015 Since the discovery of graphene about a decade ago, scientists have been studying ways to engineer electronic band gaps in the material to produce semiconductors which can create new electronic devices. A team of researchers from Yale-NUS College, the Center for Advanced 2D Materials and Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Texas at Austin, USA (UT Austin) have established a theoretical framework to understand the elastic and electronic properties of graphene. The findings were published in February 2015 in Nature Communications, one of the most prestigious research journals in the world.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf April 20th, 2015 Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit. As recently reported in the academic journal Advanced Science, the researchers can switch on the current flow through a single molecule for the first time with the help of light.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) April 20th, 2015 Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of “picosecond ultrasonics,” a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying them.

University at Buffalo April 20th, 2015 Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn’t easy. With arduous chemistry, scientists can do it. But like a doomed marriage, the fragile binding that holds them together often separates.

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) April 20th, 2015 The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water’s liquid surface.

Fars News Agency April 20th, 2015 Dr. Soudabeh Davaran, a professor of medicinal chemistry at Tabriz University, is one of the eight scientists who received the UNESCO medal in the field of nanotechnology.

Ethylene Nanosorbent, a Novel Product to Decrease Agricultural Waste
Fars News Agency April 20th, 2015 Ethylene nanosorbent is a product whose application in fruit and agricultural products storehouses and refrigerators significantly decreases the loss of agricultural products.

University of Wisconsin-Madison April 20th, 2015 In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.

Nanotechnology Forum for Indian Scientists April 20th, 2015 Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R Rao presented the ‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh for his outstanding contribution to Nano Science in India at ‘Nanotechnology Forum 2015’

Delong America Inc. April 21st, 2015 Delong America is proud to announce the international release of the new model LVEM25 compact electron microscope. Built on the same miniature and easy to operate platform as the widely used LVEM5 benchtop TEM, the LVEM25 is the most powerful desktop electron microscope. The LVEM25’s variable voltage (6-25kV) and high resolution imaging capabilities make it a true competitor to a full sized TEM. The LVEM25 is able to work with biological and polymer thin sections that are prepared by standard procedures for conventional TEM and is well suited for applications in virology and pathology as well as nanomaterial research.

Harris & Harris Group Sponsors NYC American Heart Association’s Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum: Co-founder of Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company TARA Biosystems to Speak About the Value of Tissue Engineering Technology
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 21st, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, continues its support of emerging companies in the biotech industry by sponsoring the NYC American Heart Association’s second annual Health Sciences Innovation Investment Forum. Harris & Harris portfolio company TARA Biosystems will also be represented in a presentation by one of the company’s founders, Milica Radisic Ph.D.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) April 21st, 2015 In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fully flexible electronic circuitry has focused on various organic and metal-oxide ink materials, which often lack all the favorable electronic properties of silicon but offer superior “printability.”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 21st, 2015 MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas.

Vienna University of Technology April 21st, 2015 Tiny structures made of lipid molecules and proteins have been believed to wander within the membrane of a cell, much like rafts on the water. This “raft hypothesis” has been widely accepted, but now scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have shown that in living cells these lipid rafts do not exist. This result has now been published in the journal “Nature Communications”.

American Institute of Physics April 21st, 2015 Researchers from the University of Tokyo have revamped an old e-paper concept to make an inexpensive handwriting-enabled e-paper well suited to large displays like whiteboards. They describe the e-paper in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.

UCLA April 21st, 2015 Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different potentially deadly bacterium — an achievement they hope will lead to antibiotics targeted toward specific pathogens.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. April 21st, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research has released a new application note, “The NanomechProTM Toolkit: Nanomechanical AFM Techniques for Diverse Materials,” written Dr. Donna Hurley, founder of Lark Scientific and former NIST project leader. The last several years have seen a surge in the development and use of techniques that enable the measurement of mechanical properties at the nanoscale. Asylum Research has been at the forefront of this activity, collaborating with outside researchers to improve existing techniques and develop new ones.

Haydale Ltd. April 21st, 2015 A new technical poster from Haydale Ltd. describes a cost-effective and repeatable method for characterisation of functionalised carbon nanomaterials.

Fars News Agency April 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shiraz University of Technology designed a nanocoating in a laboratorial research, which reduces inflammation caused by implants in the body.

Yale University April 22nd, 2015 Metallic glass, a class of materials that offers both pliability and strength, is poised for a friendly takeover of the chemical landscape.

University of California – San Diego April 22nd, 2015 Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published recently online in the journal Nano Letters, may provide a better understanding of how to improve the energy storage ability of capacitors for potential applications in cars, wind turbines, and solar power.

DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory April 22nd, 2015 A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations.

Phonons, arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials
Sandia National Laboratories April 22nd, 2015 Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material’s thermal conductivity at room temperature.

Rice University April 22nd, 2015 Rice University bioengineer and global health leader Rebecca Richards-Kortum has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s foremost scholarly honors.

Carnegie Institution April 22nd, 2015 New work from Carnegie’s Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters.

Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw April 22nd, 2015 In the quantum world of light, being distinguishable means staying lonely. Only those photons that are indistinguishable can wind up in a pair, through what is called Hong-Ou-Mandel interference. This subtle quantum effect has been successfully imaged for the first time by two doctoral students from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw.

Drexel University April 22nd, 2015 Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks and perils of the mechanical sketch board have been just as pervasive in computing: making a change often requires starting from the beginning, and dropping the device could wipe out the memory altogether. As computers continue to shrink–moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists–memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering is trying to do just that with help from a new class of materials, whose magnetism can essentially be controlled by the flick of a switch.

American Chemical Society April 22nd, 2015 As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Currently, there’s no cure, but scientists are reporting a novel approach that reversed Parkinson’s-like symptoms in rats. Their results, published in the journal ACS Nano, could one day lead to a new therapy for human patients.

Fars News Agency April 23rd, 2015 Iranian and Malaysian researchers studied the effects of clay nanoparticles on the process of production of cellulose fibers.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona April 23rd, 2015 The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 when the brilliant French physicist Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier published his book “Théorie analytique de la chaleur” (The Analytic Theory of Heat), which became a corner stone of heat transport. He pointed out that the thermal conductivity, i.e., ratio of the heat flux to the temperature gradient is an intrinsic property of the material itself.

Brookhaven National Laboratory April 23rd, 2015 Taking child’s play with building blocks to a whole new level-the nanometer scale-scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have constructed 3D “superlattice” multicomponent nanoparticle arrays where the arrangement of particles is driven by the shape of the tiny building blocks. The method uses linker molecules made of complementary strands of DNA to overcome the blocks’ tendency to pack together in a way that would separate differently shaped components. The results, published in Nature Communications, are an important step on the path toward designing predictable composite materials for applications in catalysis, other energy technologies, and medicine.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology April 23rd, 2015 The effect is known from the smart phone: Sun is reflected by the display and hardly anything can be seen. In contrast to this, the glasswing butterfly hardly reflects any light in spite of its transparent wings. As a result, it is difficult for predatory birds to track the butterfly during the flight. Researchers of KIT under the direction of Hendrik Hölscher found that irregular nanostructures on the surface of the butterfly wing cause the low reflection. In theoretical experiments, they succeeded in reproducing the effect that opens up fascinating application options, e.g. for displays of mobile phones or laptops.

Electron spin brings order to high entropy alloys
North Carolina State University April 23rd, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) – and may play a role in giving the alloy its desirable properties.

University of California – Santa Barbara April 23rd, 2015 The silver used by Beth Gwinn’s research group at UC Santa Barbara has value far beyond its worth as a commodity, even though it’s used in very small amounts.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 23rd, 2015 Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology April 24th, 2015 Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: Together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and the Aalto University in Helsinki/Finland, they studied the formation of so-called polarons in zinc oxide. The pseudoparticles travel through the photoactive material until they are converted into electrical or chemical energy at an interface. Their findings that are of relevance to photovoltaics among others are now published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) April 24th, 2015 KAIST researchers published an article on the development of a novel technique to precisely track the 3-D positions of optically trapped particles having complicated geometry in high speed in the April 2015 issue of Optica.

Northwestern University April 24th, 2015 A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report.

Academy of Finland April 11th, 2015 Researchers at the Nanoscience Center at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size range. Small gold nanoclusters could be used, for instance, in short-term storage of energy or electric charge in the field of molecular electronics. Funded by the Academy of Finland, the researchers have been able to obtain new information which is important, among other things, in developing bioimaging and sensing based on metal-like clusters.

Fars News Agency April 11th, 2015 Iran on Saturday unveiled 6 new knowledge-based products in a ceremony in the presence of Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari at North Khorassan’s science and technology park.

University of New South Wales April 11th, 2015 A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing the construction of affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer to reality.

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Old Royal Naval College April 12th, 2015 The British Consulate General in New York hosts an event on 14th May 2015 for The Old Royal Naval College, in Greenwich, U.K., to announce their conservation plans for The Painted Hall, created between 1708 and 1727.

Fars News Agency April 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced and studied a biosensor with the capability of measuring biological indices of heart diseases and disorders.

Fars News Agency April 13th, 2015 Iranian researchers produced a polymeric nanocomposite which can be used in targeted drug delivery systems.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) April 13th, 2015 A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) April 13th, 2015 If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have narrowed the theoretical limits for where that “speed limit” is. The research implies that quantum processors will work more slowly than some research has suggested.*

Investigación y Desarrollo April 13th, 2015 Certain scientists, researchers and scholars from disciplines such as biology, mechanical engineering, or the pharmaceutical industry, use elements of the nanoscale (nano corresponds to a billionth of a meter) for their projects . Handling these compounds requires extreme precision tools, as well as high accuracy measurements.

Los Alamos National Laboratory April 13th, 2015 Researchers from around the world are gathering this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico to reflect on two decades of quantum dot research at a special topical conference, “20 Years of Quantum Dots at Los Alamos.” The conference is hosted by the New Mexico Consortium and its program committee includes several past and present members of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team (NanoTech team) of the Chemistry Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Brown University April 13th, 2015 Researchers from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 13th, 2015 Few among us may know what magnetic domains are but we make use of them daily when we email files, post images, or download music or video to our personal devices. Now a team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found a new way of manipulating the walls that define these magnetic domains and the results could one day revolutionize the electronics industry.

Fars News Agency April 14th, 2015 Results of the research have applications in the designing of nanosensors, medical nano-tools and electromechanical devices.

University of Wisconsin-Madison April 14th, 2015 Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a “freshman chemistry level” technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13] in Nature Materials, is a shortcut to lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.

ITMO University April 14th, 2015 Physicists from ITMO University, Ioffe Institute and Australian National University managed to make homogenous cylindrical objects completely invisible in the microwave range. Contrary to the now prevailing notion of invisibility that relies on metamaterial coatings, the scientists achieved the result using a homogenous object without any additional coating layers. The method is based on a new understanding of electromagnetic wave scattering. The results of the study were published in Scientific Reports.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences April 14th, 2015 The efficient conversion of light into electricity plays a crucial role in many technologies, ranging from cameras to solar cells. It also forms an essential step in data communication applications, since it allows for information carried by light to be converted into electrical information that can be processed in electrical circuits. Graphene is an excellent material for ultrafast conversion of light to electrical signals, but so far it was not known how fast graphene responds to ultrashort flashes of light.

Arizona State University April 14th, 2015 Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth April 14th, 2015 Seeking a way to stimulate antitumor responses via the immune system, Steven Fiering, PhD, of Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, has identified the precise temperature that results in a distinct body-wide antitumor immune response that resists metastatic disease. Fiering’s team published the research in the paper “Local Hyperthermia Treatment of Tumors Induces CD8+ T Cell-Mediated Resistance Against Distal and Secondary Tumors,” which appeared in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 14th, 2015 Composite materials used in aircraft wings and fuselages are typically manufactured in large, industrial-sized ovens: Multiple polymer layers are blasted with temperatures up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and solidified to form a solid, resilient material. Using this approach, considerable energy is required first to heat the oven, then the gas around it, and finally the actual composite.

American Institute of Physics April 14th, 2015 A team of Finnish scientists has found a new way to examine the ancient art of putting ink to paper in unprecedented 3-D detail. The technique could improve scientists’ understanding of how ink sticks to paper and ultimately lead to higher quality, less expensive and more environmentally-friendly printed products.

Renishaw April 14th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the study of graphene by the Casiraghi Group located at the University of Manchester’s Nanoscience and Spectroscopy Laboratory.

Deben April 14th, 2015 Deben, leading providers of in-situ testing stages together with innovative accessories and components for electron microscopy, report on the research of Associate Professor Sunita Ho and her team at the UCSF School of Dentistry where they gather biomechanical data on dental materials including tissues from humans and other vertebrate systems using a Deben tensile stage in a Micro XCT system (ZEISS Xradia).

JPK Instruments April 14th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system in the Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

RIKEN April 15th, 2015 Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon–the integer quantum Hall effect–in a new type of film, called a 3D topological insulator. In doing this, they demonstrated that “surface Dirac states”–a particular form of massless electrons–are quantized in these materials, meaning that they only take on certain discrete values. These discoveries could help move science forward toward the goal of dissipationless electronics–electronic devices that can operate without producing the vast amounts of heat generated by current silicon-based semiconductors.

American Institute of Physics April 15th, 2015 For our modern, technologically-advanced society, in which technology has become the solution to a myriad of challenges, energy is critical not only for growth but also, more importantly, survival. The sun is an abundant and practically infinite source of energy, so researchers around the world are racing to create novel approaches to “harvest” clean energy from the sun or transfer that energy to other sources.

American Chemical Society April 15th, 2015 Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment now under development. Researchers report in the journal ACS Macro Letters that injecting a certain type of nanoparticle helped reduce lung damage in rats experiencing such trauma. The potential treatment, which could be given at the most critical moment immediately after a blast, could save lives.

International Union of Crystallography April 15th, 2015 Combining powder diffraction data with electron crystallography can give us a clearer view of modulated structures [Batuk et al. (2015). Acta Cryst. B71, 127-143; doi: 10.1107/S2052520615005466]

University of the Witwatersrand April 15th, 2015 Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser light traveling along a helical path through space, can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 15th, 2015 MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.

Rice University April 15th, 2015 A cobalt-based thin film serves double duty as a new catalyst that produces both hydrogen and oxygen from water to feed fuel cells, according to scientists at Rice University.

Elhuyar Fundazioa April 16th, 2015 CIC nanoGUNE, founder of Graphenea together with a group of private investors, will no longer be a partner of the company from its fifth anniversary, as stipulated in the foundational agreement with Nanotechnology Investment Group SL. Graphenea has become an international benchmark in the sector of graphene, a key material in the development of nanotechnology.

Rice University April 16th, 2015 Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.

ICN2 April 16th, 2015 A work in Advanced Functional Materials shows how spray-drying prepared MOF nanoparticles containing lanthanide metals may be used as nanothermometers operative over a wide range of temperatures, in particular, in the cryogenic range. The work was coordinated from the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and participated by Ramón y Cajal Researcher Dr Inhar Imaz and ICREA Research Prof Daniel Maspoch from the ICN2 Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group.

Fars News Agency April 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology and produced a type of nanocatalyst which modifies the performance of fuel cells.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 16th, 2015 A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.

Long Island Capital Alliance April 16th, 2015 The Long Island Capital Alliance (“LICA”), Long Island’s leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies and investor panelists for its Technology Transfer Capital Forum to be held on Friday, May 8, 2015. The capital forum is being held in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory, a world-leading research institution based on Long Island, in furtherance of their established relationship, and will feature presentations by world-renowned scientists on new technologies available for licensing and start-up opportunities from Brookhaven National Laboratory.

National Science Foundation (NSF) April 16th, 2015 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Andrea Alù, an engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin as the recipient of this year’s Alan T. Waterman Award.

QD Vision, Inc. April 16th, 2015 QD Vision has introduced a 2mm wide quantum dot optic, expanding the market for the industry’s best color to ultra-slim displays such as LCD monitors, all-in-one computers and televisions. The new Color IQ™ optical component represents a 33% width reduction from the 3mm optic, making it the thinnest quantum dot, full-gamut color solution available today.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience April 17th, 2015 Oxford Instruments is pleased to announce the successful commissioning of a high field outsert magnet system to become part of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s (National MagLab) all-superconducting 32 Tesla (T) user magnet project.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg April 17th, 2015 The Freiburg researchers Dr. Andreas Schreiber and Dr. Matthias Huber, the head of their research group Dr. Stefan Schiller, and their colleagues at the University of Constance have developed the concept of protein adaptor based nano-object assembly (PABNOA). PABNOA makes it possible to assemble gold nanoparticles in various structures with the help of ring-shaped proteins while defining the precise distance between these particles.

Princeton University April 4th, 2015 An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials.

California Institute of Technology April 4th, 2015 Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3-D imager, send it to your 3-D printer, and within minutes you have reproduced a replica accurate to within microns of the original object. This feat may soon be possible because of a tiny new, tiny high-resolution 3-D imager developed at Caltech.

University of Oklahoma April 4th, 2015 A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known as a Rydberg atom and a ground-state atom. A unique property of the molecule is the large permanent dipole moment, which reacts with an electric field much like a bar magnet reacts with a magnetic field.

University of Central Florida April 5th, 2015 A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology April 6th, 2015 A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the most important steps on the path to new, safe and effective methods to diagnose and treat cancer.

Lifeboat Foundation April 6th, 2015 Due to recent concerns about AI by Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, the Lifeboat Foundation has launched an Interactive Friendly AI project with a prototype available at http://lifeboat.com/ai .

Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering April 6th, 2015 It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue. In an article published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research, several new designs for 3D tissue constructs are described for using stem cells grown on nanofiber scaffolding within a supportive hydrogel.

Rice University April 6th, 2015 Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide.

Case Western Reserve University April 6th, 2015 Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air batteries.

University of Houston April 6th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications.

Northwestern University April 6th, 2015 Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult to crash, and works at extremely fast speeds. It’s not a Mac or a PC; it’s the human brain. And scientists around the world want to mimic its abilities.

Fars News Agency April 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University of Hamedan succeeded in the production of a sensor which can be used in a sensitive tool to measure an anti-depression drug.

Fars News Agency April 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences proposed the application of egg white as the size-controlling agent in the production of oxide nanoparticles.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 6th, 2015 MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband detection, and even geological exploration.

IICN2 April 7th, 2015 This potentially scalable graphene production method has just been published in Advanced Functional Materials by the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by ICREA Prof Arben Merkoçi, in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Sciences from University of Naples “Federico II”, led by Prof. Paola Giardina. The method consists in the exfoliation of low cost graphite using ultrasonic waves in synergy with a surface active and self-assembling protein extracted from an edible fungus.

Stanford University April 7th, 2015 Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that’s fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today.

Carnegie Mellon University April 7th, 2015 -A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells.

American Institute of Physics April 7th, 2015 As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors–the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we’ve come to rely on–are being hotly pursued.

Bruker Corporation April 7th, 2015 Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced an official partnership with the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI), joining a select list of industrial collaborators. This partnership follows NGI’s purchase of two additional atomic force microscopes (AFMs) from Bruker, a Dimension FastScan® and a Dimension Icon®. These systems join five other Bruker AFMs at the facility for research into the nanofabrication and nanoscale properties of graphene. As part of this partnership, Bruker will partially sponsor a Ph.D. student working on novel scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques to characterize graphene and 2D materials.

American Institute of Physics April 7th, 2015 The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the logic for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 7th, 2015 Conduction and thermal radiation are two ways in which heat is transferred from one object to another: Conduction is the process by which heat flows between objects in physical contact, such as a pot of tea on a hot stove, while thermal radiation describes heat flow across large distances, such as heat emitted by the sun.

University of Tartu April 8th, 2015 The Estonian Materials Technologies Competence Centre (MATECC) has just signed an agreement with the European Space Agency. Researchers of the centre and of the University of Tartu will start to develop a nanotechnology lubricant suitable for extreme conditions.

Fars News Agency April 8th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Mohaqeq Ardabili used nanotechnology to produce a photocatalyst which can be used for purification of water.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology April 8th, 2015 The chemist Dr. Pavel Levkin of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is granted the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The prize is considered the highest distinction for young researchers in Germany. Scientific work of Pavel Levkin focuses on the investigation of cell-surface interactions, the development of biofunctional materials and super-water-repellent surfaces as well as on nanoparticles for specific medicine and gene transport. A major scientific success of Levkin was the synthesis of lipid-like molecules for gene modification of cells.

University of Tartu April 8th, 2015 The financial support of 2.5 million euros received from the ERA Chair measure of the European Commission strengthens the starting position of the synthetic biology centre set up at the Institute of Technology of the University of Tartu. Synthetic biology is a new research field that has gained attention in the past few years. It aims to construct cells with new functions that may in the future change entire industries.

FibeRio Technology Corporation April 8th, 2015 FibeRio Technology Corporation, the total nanofiber solutions company, today announced a strategic partnership with VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, to develop and commercialize next-generation, performance apparel fabrics leveraging FibeRio’s proprietary nanotechnology.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 8th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), notes its portfolio company, OpGen, Inc., filed an amended registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2015, relating to its proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

Argonne National Laboratory April 8th, 2015 The pseudogap, a state characterized by a partial gap and loss of coherence in the electronic excitations, has been associated with many unusual physical phenomena in a variety of materials ranging from cold atoms to colossal magnetoresistant manganese oxides to high temperature copper oxide superconductors. Its nature, however, remains controversial due to the complexity of these materials and the difficulties in studying them.

Purdue University April 8th, 2015 Mechanically Sintered Gallium-Indium Nanoparticles John William Boley, Edward L. White, and Rebecca K. Kramer* School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University E-mail: rebeccakramer@purdue.edu Metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been used since ancient times.[1] Recent advancements in science and engineering have demonstrated the utilization of MNPs for applications in a broad array of fields, including optics,[2] medicine,[3] memory,[4-6] and semiconductors.[7]

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona April 8th, 2015 Researchers of the Nanobiology Unit from the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Antonio Villaverde, managed to create artificial viruses, protein complexes with the ability of self-assembling and forming nanoparticles which are capable of surrounding DNA fragments, penetrating the cells and reaching the nucleus in a very efficient manner, where they then release the therapeutic DNA fragments. The achievement represents an alternative with no biological risk to the use of viruses in gene therapy.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory April 8th, 2015 NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has licensed patents on high-temperature thermoelectric materials to Evident Technologies, Troy, New York, which provides these kinds of materials and related power systems

Fars News Agency April 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Kashan University used a simple, fast and effective method to produce fullerene nanostructures by applying ultrasound waves.

Fars News Agency April 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a nanocatalyst that is proper to be used in fuel cells.

DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. April 9th, 2015 Materials that self-assemble and self-destruct once their work is done are highly advantageous for a number of applications – as components in temporary data storage systems or for medical devices. For example, such materials could seal blood vessels during surgery and re-open them subsequently. Dr. Andreas Walther, research group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, developed an aqueous system that uses a single starting point to induce self-assembly formation, whose stability is pre-programmed with a lifetime before disassembly occurs without any additional external signal – hence presenting an artificial self-regulation mechanism in closed conditions. Their results are published as this week’s cover article in ‘Nano Letters’.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft April 9th, 2015 Thermochromic nano-coatings employed appropriately can help reduce energy usage and generate savings. The coatings either absorb heat or permit its reflection, depending on their temperature. Researchers will demonstrate this phenomenon using samples of coated metal strips at the Fraunhofer Joint Booth in Hall 3, Booth D26 during the Hanover Trade Show (April 13-17, 2015).

University of Cambridge April 9th, 2015 A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small antennas – the so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design – would be a massive leap forward for wireless communications.

Vienna University of Technology April 9th, 2015 Light is an extremely useful tool for quantum communication, but it has one major disadvantage: it usually travels at the speed of light and cannot be kept in place. A team of scientists at the Vienna University of Technology has now demonstrated that this problem can be solved – not only in strange, unusual quantum systems, but in the glass fiber networks we are already using today.

Carnegie Mellon University April 9th, 2015 Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature’s most intricate patterns.

University of Missouri-Columbia April 9th, 2015 Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are microscopic tubular structures that engineers “grow” through a process conducted in a high-temperature furnace. The forces that create the CNT structures known as “forests” often are unpredictable and are mostly left to chance. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has developed a way to predict how these complicated structures are formed. By understanding how CNT arrays are created, designers and engineers can better incorporate the highly adaptable material into devices and products such as baseball bats, aerospace wiring, combat body armor, computer logic components and micro sensors used in biomedical applications.

National Space Society (NSS) April 9th, 2015 The National Space Society announces that physicist Dr. Kip Thorne is the recipient of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for “Mass Media.” This award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference ( http://isdc.nss.org/2015/ ). This will be the 34th ISDC and will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (downtown). The conference will run from May 20-24, 2015.

Vienna University of Technology April 9th, 2015 Temperature is a very useful physical quantity. It allows us to make a simple statistical statement about the energy of particles swirling around on complicated paths without having to know the specific details of the system. Scientists from the Vienna University of Technology together with colleagues from Heidelberg University have now investigated, how quantum particles reach such a state where statistical statements are possible. The result is surprising: a cloud of atoms can have several temperatures at once. This is an important step towards a deeper understanding of large quantum systems and their exotic properties. The results have now been published in the journal “Science”.

American Chemical Society April 10th, 2015 Since ancient Greek times, philosophers and scientists have pondered the atom. For a couple thousand years, humans could only speculate on the structure and other properties of the smallest unit of matter. It wasn’t until the 1980s that chemists saw individual atoms. Bestselling author Sam Kean takes us through the nearly 2,400-year quest to see the atom in a new episode of the Reactions sub-series, “Legends of Chemistry.”

University of South Carolina April 10th, 2015 Scientists from South Carolina’s leading public universities–the University of South Carolina and Clemson University–have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries and fuel cells.

Chalmers University of Technology April 10th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had previously been known. This has opened the door for the development of spintronics, with an aim to manufacturing faster and more energy-efficient memory and processors in computers. The findings will be published in the journal Nature Communications.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft March 28th, 2015 At its spring meeting in Bonn, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) approved the establishment of one new Clinical Research Unit and five new Research Units. The research collaborations are concerned with a wide range of topics, ranging from complications in pregnancy and fundamental problems in particle physics to “graded” implants and issues surrounding integrated transport planning.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences March 28th, 2015 In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted by the magazine Science News, the research group led by ICREA Prof at ICFO Morgan Mitchell has detected, for the first time, entanglement among individual photon pairs in a beam of squeezed light.

Northwestern University March 29th, 2015 The promising new material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has an inherent issue that’s steeped in irony. The material’s greatest asset–its monolayer thickness–is also its biggest challenge.

Georgia Institute of Technology March 29th, 2015 Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone. The technique could provide a new way to produce hybrid organic-inorganic shish kebab structures from semiconducting, magnetic, ferroelectric and other materials that may afford useful nanoscale properties.

University of Melbourne March 30th, 2015 An unusual and very exciting form of carbon – that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical research and testing.

University of Bonn March 30th, 2015 Physicists at the Universities of Bonn and Cambridge have succeeded in linking two completely different quantum systems to one another. In doing so, they have taken an important step forward on the way to a quantum computer. To accomplish their feat the researchers used a method that seems to function as well in the quantum world as it does for us people: teamwork. The results have now been published in the “Physical Review Letters”.

Tokyo Institute of Technology March 30th, 2015 Studies by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a catalyst that is so effective at promoting dissociation of the nitrogen bond in ammonia production reactions that it is no longer the step limiting the rate of the reaction.

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials March 30th, 2015 Scientists first reported carbon nanotubes in the early 1990s. Since then, these tiny cylinders have been part of the quest to reduce the size of technological devices and their components. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have very desirable properties. They are 100 times stronger than steel and one-sixth its weight. They have several times the electrical and thermal conductivity of copper. And they have almost none of the environmental or physical degradation issues common to most metals, such as thermal contraction and expansion or erosion.

University Health Network March 30th, 2015 Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumours to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) March 30th, 2015 Five SUNY Poly CNSE teams selected among finalists after strong presentations highlighted business plans that leverage SUNY Poly CNSE’s unmatched resources.

American Friends of Tel Aviv University March 30th, 2015 From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens, electronic displays are everywhere. As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for more convenient portable devices — especially devices, like computer displays, that can be easily rolled up and put away, rather than requiring a flat surface for storage and transportation.

ETH Zurich March 31st, 2015 Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time. We mimic nature to develop new technologies, with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials. Planes are modelled on birds and many drugs have their origins in plants. Researchers at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering have taken it a step further: in order to develop an extremely sensitive temperature sensor they took a close look at temperature-sensitive plants. However, they did not mimic the properties of the plants; instead, they developed a hybrid material that contains, in addition to synthetic components, the plant cells themselves. “We let nature do the job for us,” explains Chiara Daraio, Professor of Mechanics and Materials.

ETH Zurich March 31st, 2015 Every year, the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT) awards the Aurel Stodola Medal to an outstanding scientist in the discipline. Mauro Ferrari, who researches and teaches in the field of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, is honoured this year. He will speak about his research on April 1 at ETH Zurich.

University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute March 31st, 2015 There are electrical signals in the nervous system, the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have just developed a method that could be used to obtain extremely precise measurements of ultra-small magnetic fields. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.

University College London March 31st, 2015 The researchers, from Imperial College London and Houston Methodist Research Institute in the USA, hope their nanoneedle technique could ultimately help damaged organs and nerves to repair themselves and help transplanted organs to thrive.

Rutgers University March 31st, 2015 A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switches with sub-square-micron footprints, potentially allowing densely packed switching fabrics on a chip.

Future Science Group March 31st, 2015 Nanomedicine has published a special focus issue on the combined force of nanomedicine and regenerative medicine; two fields that continue to develop at a dramatic pace.

PI (Physik Instrumente) March 31st, 2015 Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released its newest catalog of precision motion solutions for Beamline Instrumentation. The PI Group offers a wide range of high-performance single and multi-axis positioning products, in addition to custom engineered solutions.

anion Technologies Inc. March 31st, 2015 Dr. Costantin has a solid and highly impressive track record in customer relation management, in-depth knowledge of ion channel drug discovery, and over 12 years of technical expertise with automated electrophysiology platforms.

PI (Physik Instrumente) March 31st, 2015 PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for nano-biotechnology, life science and photonics applications, provides the PIHera family of compact X, XY and Z flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning stages, offering record travel ranges to 1.8 millimeters.

The Optical Society April 1st, 2015 A pair of light waves – one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track – may hold the key to creating the world’s smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a human hair. By bringing this essential technology down to an entirely new scale, a team of applied physicists hopes to enable a new generation of phenomenally compact gyroscope-based navigation systems, among other intriguing applications.

Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering April 1st, 2015 Damage to neural tissue is typically permanent and causes lasting disability in patients, but a new approach has recently been discovered that holds incredible potential to reconstruct neural tissue at high resolution in three dimensions. Research recently published in the Journal of Neural Engineering demonstrated a method for embedding scaffolding of patterned nanofibers within three-dimensional (3D) hydrogel structures, and it was shown that neurite outgrowth from neurons in the hydrogel followed the nanofiber scaffolding by tracking directly along the nanofibers, particularly when the nanofibers were coated with a type of cell adhesion molecule called laminin.

Science China Press April 1st, 2015 Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb sheet composed of carbon atoms, has attracted intense interests worldwide because of its outstanding properties and promising prospects in both basic and applied science. The great development of graphene is closely related to the unique electronic structure, that is, Dirac cones. The cone which represents linear energy dispersion at Fermi level gives graphene massless fermions, leading to various quantum Hall effects, ultra high carrier mobility, and many other novel phenomena and properties.

spectroscopynow.com April 1st, 2015 Researchers have found a way to stabilise hollow gold nanospheres (HGNs) so that their unique combination of properties can be utilised as nanotags more widely in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for biomedical applications. Samantha Moreton, Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Neil Shand of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK and Matthew Bedics and Michael Detty of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA, suggest that HGNs with their thin gold shell and hollow interior are unique nanostructures.

University of Bristol April 1st, 2015 The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories. These results pave the way to developing ultra-high-speed quantum computers and strengthening the security of communication.

University of Rochester April 1st, 2015 Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away.

Science China Press April 1st, 2015 Cooling of macroscopic and mesoscopic objects to the quantum ground states are of great interests not only for fundamental study of quantum theory but also for the broad applications in quantum information processing and high-precision metrology. However, the cooling limit is subjected to the quantum backaction, and ground state cooling is possible only in the resolved sideband limit, which requires the resonance frequency of the mechanical motion to be larger than the cavity decay rate.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) April 1st, 2015 The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university researchers, including physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the innovation harnesses tiny electron waves called plasmons. It’s a step towards enabling computers to process information hundreds of times faster than today’s machines.

Perpetuus Advanced Materials April 2nd, 2015 Perpetuus Advanced Materials (“Perpetuus”), a UK-based company at the forefront of advanced materials development, has entered into an exclusive commercial agreement with Heraeus, a leading international precious metals and technology group, headquartered in Hanau, Germany.

CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) April 2nd, 2015 By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) and the Laboratoire Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux (CNRS/UPMC), obtained total tumor regression in mice. Non-toxic when they are not activated, such therapies can also achieve a reduction in adverse effects. These results, which demonstrate the importance of multiple treatments, were published in ACS Nano on 24 March 2015.

Ghent University April 2nd, 2015 At OFC 2015, the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications, nanoelectronics research center imec, its associated lab at Ghent University (Intec), and Stanford University have demonstrated a compact germanium (Ge) waveguide electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with a modulation bandwidth beyond 50GHz. Combining state-of-the-art extinction ratio and low insertion loss with an ultra-low capacitance of just 10fF, the demonstrated EAM marks an important milestone for the realization of next-generation silicon integrated optical interconnects at 50Gb/s and beyond.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia April 2nd, 2015 Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children’s cancer.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) April 2nd, 2015 French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly referred to Peltier devices. Since his work, there have been steady advancements in materials and design. Despite the technological sophistication Peltier devices, they are still less energy efficient than traditional compressor/evaporation cooling.

Oregon State University April 3rd, 2015 Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. April 3rd, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research will host a two-part webinar series on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM), May 4 and May 6, 2015. Presenters include Dr. Sergei V. Kalinin, Director at the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials and Theme Leader at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Asylum Research President and co-founder, Dr. Roger Proksch.

Fars News Agency March 21st, 2015 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology in association with Spanish researchers presented a new process to obtain highly strong ultrafine grained and nanostructured materials.

Grand View Research, Inc. March 21st, 2015 Grand View Research.com has announced the addition of “Global Nanocomposites Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020” Market Research report to their Database.

American Chemical Society March 21st, 2015 Green tea’s popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role — to improve the image quality of MRIs. Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumors in mice.

Hiden Instruments March 21st, 2015 • Hiden Instruments recognised in second edition of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report 2015 • Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in UK

MnM Conferences March 21st, 2015 Diagnosis and drug delivery for diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and genetic ailments has always been a concern. In recent years, however, new strides and developments in the nano-medicine market have facilitated more effective diagnosis and drug delivery for diseases. Not only can these diseases now be studied better but it will also help us in making informed decisions producing better cures. The nano-medicine market is on a steady growth and with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% from 2011; the market size will reach to $130.9 billion by 2016.

Rice University March 21st, 2015 The Optical Society has awarded Rice University researchers Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander the prestigious 2015 R.W. Wood Prize for their groundbreaking work in nanophotonics.

Purdue University March 22nd, 2015 Upcycling of Packing-Peanuts into Carbon Microsheet Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Vinodkumar Etacheri, Chulgi Nathan Hong, and Vilas G. Pol * School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University *E-mail: vpol@purdue.edu Environmental pollution caused by ubiquitous waste packaging materials is a serious global issue that needs to be urgently addressed. Millions of tons of plastic waste are generated worldwide every year, and it is critical to find efficient methods for their disposal and recycling. Recent studies verified that plastic containers, bags, bottles and packing peanuts constitute 31 % of the municipal waste created in the U. S. A, and only ~ 40 % of these packaging materials are recycled. Currently, only a very small fraction (~10 %) of the packing peanuts is being recycled. Due to their low density (huge containers are required for transportation), shipment to a recycler is expensive, and does not provide profit on investment.
Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on Properties of Cement Composites Studied in Iran
Fars News Agency March 23rd, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of natural fibers and carbon nanotubes on increasing the strength of cement composites.

Nanyang Technological University March 23rd, 2015 Singapore’s water membrane technology is taking a big step in China, following a S$4.3 million joint venture between Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) spin-off NanoSun and the China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation (CCIEC), a majority state-owned enterprise headquartered in Beijing.

Graphene Flagship March 23rd, 2015 Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world, with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth-orbiting satellites and ground stations. Such ultra-high frequency wireless communication is now so common, with a resultant crowding of the spectral bands allocated to different communications channels, that interference and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) are serious concerns.

PEN Inc. March 23rd, 2015 Nanofilm, maker of industry-leading optical care products, has named two new senior sales and marketing executives: Don Tecco, Director of Optical Sales, North America, and Rex Talbott, Business Director Optical Products.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics March 23rd, 2015 Does taking a drug and then getting better mean that the drug made you better? Did that tax cut really stimulate the economy or did it recover on its own? The problem of answering such questions – of inferring causal relationships from correlations – reaches across the sciences, and beyond.

UCLA March 23rd, 2015 Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.

FEI Company March 23rd, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announces that Francisco Rangel has won its 2014 Image Contest grand prize for his “Expanded Vermiculite,” a hydrated magnesium-aluminum-iron silicate. Rangel, who currently works at the National Institute of Technology-INT/MCTI Characterization Center for Nanotechnology Materials and Catalysis (CENANO), wins two round-trip tickets to either London or Washington DC, a three-night hotel stay, a $300 travel stipend, and two tickets to see the IMAX movie, “Mysteries of the Unseen World.”

IEEE Photonics Society March 23rd, 2015 The IEEE Photonics Society will hold the fourth annual Optical Interconnects Conference on 20 – 22 April 2015 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA. Established more than 25 years ago as the Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems, the conference will bring together the optical industry’s foremost engineers and researchers in advanced connection technologies that cover the spectrum of on-chip interconnects to enterprise-wide communications networks.

National Nanotechnology Initiative March 23rd, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, “Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology” (R3 Workshop), which was held September 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The goal of the workshop was to assess the status of nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risk science three years after the development of the 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy and to identify the tools and best practices used by risk assessors to address the implications of nanotechnology.

Fars News Agency March 24th, 2015 Researchers from an Iranian university modeled and analyzed non-linear dynamic behavior and instability of nanostructures in the presence of external driving factors.

Australian National University March 24th, 2015 Physicists inspired by the radical shape of a Canberra building have created a new type of material which enables scientists to put a perfect bend in light.

University of Washington March 24th, 2015 University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser — using the thinnest semiconductor available today — that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.

University of Illinois at Chicago March 24th, 2015 As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems.

Bar-Ilan University March 24th, 2015 If we are ever to fully harness the power of light for use in optical devices, it is necessary to understand photons – the fundamental unit of light. Achieving such understanding, however, is easier said than done. That’s because the physical behavior of photons – similar to electrons and other sub-atomic particles – is characterized not by classical physics, but by quantum mechanics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 24th, 2015 Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. The development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than those currently used in solar-power installations, the researchers say.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES March 24th, 2015 •Successful joint development and production-ready technology enables NXP to further proliferate in smart card and near-field communications IC markets. •GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the first wafer foundry to develop and qualify 40nm eNVM low-power process technology for production.

The Dolomite Centre Limited March 24th, 2015 A Dolomite droplet generation system is helping researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA, to encapsulate human and mouse B cells for the cloning of antibody genes. Associate Professor Moonsoo Jin from the Department of Radiology explained: “Some of our immunology research is focused on cloning antibody genes. In this work, it is important to ensure that individual genes are isolated from each other, and that is why we have adopted the droplet technology.

Fars News Agency March 25th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed and produced a non-enzyme biosensor at the laboratorial scale to detect diabetes.

Si-Ware Systems (SWS) March 25th, 2015 Increasing market demands and tough competition are driving MEMS companies to develop new products at an increasing rate. In this fast-paced environment, minimizing time-to-market is becoming critical. The need to quickly develop new sensor prototypes and quickly ramp into production calls for existing, proven, off-the-shelf sensor signal conditioners.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) March 25th, 2015 In accordance with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to furthering New York State’s global leadership in nanoelectronics innovation and commercialization, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today announced it will host the first ever Northeast Semi Supply Conference (NESCO) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at its NanoTech Megaplex in Albany, New York.

Rice University March 25th, 2015 Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain.

Griffith University March 25th, 2015 An experiment devised in Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics has for the first time demonstrated Albert Einstein’s original conception of “spooky action at a distance” using a single particle.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory March 25th, 2015 Less than 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water — seawater — may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking, farming, transportation, heating, cooling and industry. But desalination is an energy-intensive process, which concerns those wanting to expand its application.

MarketsandMarkets March 25th, 2015 The global nanotechnology-based medical devices market is mainly dominated by six players that accounted for around 65-70% of the global nanotechnology-based medical devices market share in 2014.

University of Montreal March 25th, 2015 Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain. The research is important as currently 98% of therapeutic molecules are also unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Renishaw March 25th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, reports on the use of Raman spectroscopy in the CEMHTI laboratory of CNRS, Orléans, France. Materials are studied under extreme conditions such as at elevated temperatures and irradiated with particle beams.

Haydale Ltd. March 25th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development of optimised graphene inks for biosensor devices, printed electronics, flexible displays and smart packaging has announced a new 230m2 dedicated manufacturing area at its South Wales, UK facility to keep up with rapidly growing demand for these ground breaking materials.

Fars News Agency March 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Kashan University synthesized a nanocomposite which can be used in tissue engineering.

Graphene Flagship March 26th, 2015 Water exists in myriad forms, and for poets and scientists alike this structurally simple yet at the same time behaviourally complex molecule never fails to fascinate. In our everyday lives we are familiar with water in its more common liquid, ice and vapour forms. Scientists also study water under more extreme conditions, including at high pressures, where it can exist in the solid state even at room temperature.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 26th, 2015 Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published today in the journal Nature, represent the largest number of particles that have ever been mutually entangled experimentally.

Washington State University March 26th, 2015 Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. March 26th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that it has received payment for, and shipped, a 1000 gallon order related to a project in the oil and gas industry. The $94,950.00 US order (retail value) was for the Company’s patented High Heat insulation and corrosion prevention coating. This order follows another large order placed earlier this quarter for use in both the railway industry and oil and gas industry for $117,000.00 US worth of the same product.

Dais (Beijing) New Energy Technology Co., Ltd March 26th, 2015 Hong Kong-Based Investors Join With Dais Analytic Corporation to Invest $3M for Creation of Dais (Beijing) New Energy Technology Company, $2.75M in Equity of Dais Analytic Corporation in the US, and Commit to Place $60M in Orders Over Three Years for HVAC Product and Services.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) March 26th, 2015 As an embodiment of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s public-private partnership model for innovation and economic development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and M+W Group today announced an agreement to locate and expand M+W’s U.S. headquarters at SUNY Poly CNSE’s NanoTech Megaplex in Albany. A new 30,000 square foot facility in the $191 million Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building will house 160 new and existing employees, as well as Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation (GSAC), a division of M+W U.S., Inc. In addition, it was announced that SUNY Poly, M+W U.S., Inc. and Gehrlicher will collaborate on a 5 year, $105 million solar power plant construction initiative that will create up to 400 jobs statewide.

FEI Company March 26th, 2015 FEI Munich, a subsidiary of FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC) is pleased to announce Benjamin Judkewitz as the 2015 recipient of the German Neuroscience Society “FEI Technology Award.”

Graphenea March 26th, 2015 Ceramics, hard crystalline solids, have been utilized by mankind for thousands of years, with earliest applications in pottery. In modern times, new ceramic materials were developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering, for example as semiconductors. One popular ceramic is alumina, an oxide of the metal aluminium.

The University of Huddersfield March 26th, 2015 THE University of Huddersfield has confirmed its place at the global heart of precision engineering and the science of metrology. It was the venue for a two-day international conference in the field that attracted experts from around the world and featured presentations by seven researchers based at the University.

The University of Huddersfield March 27th, 2015 A THREE-year research project by a University of Huddersfield professor means that advanced manufacturing companies will have on-line access to a new method of testing the accuracy of their crucial measurement software.

Los Alamos National Laboratory March 27th, 2015 Taking our understanding of quantum matter to new levels, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are exposing high-temperature superconductors to very high magnetic fields, changing the temperature at which the materials become perfectly conducting and revealing unique properties of these substances.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen March 27th, 2015 The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) – including a robot with movable arms, a book that opens and closes, a switchable gear, and an actuator – may be intriguing in their own right, but that’s not the point. They demonstrate a breakthrough in the science of using DNA as a programmable building material for nanometer-scale structures and machines.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine March 27th, 2015 An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. Details of the therapy, which was successfully tested in mice, were published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

University of Texas at Dallas March 27th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar.

Brown University March 27th, 2015 In a paper published in the journal Nanoletters, the researchers describe methods for making nanoribbons and nanoplates from a compound called silicon telluride. The materials are pure, p-type semiconductors (positive charge carriers) that could be used in a variety of electronic and optical devices. Their layered structure can take up lithium and magnesium, meaning it could also be used to make electrodes in those types of batteries.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) March 14th, 2015 Highlighting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to inspire New York’s next-generation of innovators, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (known one day a year as SUNY ‘PI’ CNSE) and Tech Valley High School (TVHS) celebrated “Pi Day” at the high school where more than 100 students were immersed in activities that revolved around the mathematical constant, pi, ahead of the actual “holiday.”

North Carolina State University March 14th, 2015 As the number of joint replacement surgeries in the U.S. grows, so are concerns about the complications of infection from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Biomedical engineers at NC State University are fighting back by developing nanotechnology built directly into orthopedic implants using a battery-activated device to power an army of microscopic germ-killers. Even antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA are on the hit list.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science March 14th, 2015 A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology–full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)–that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought to be impossible: transmitters and receivers either work at different times or at the same time but at different frequencies. The Columbia team, led by Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Harish Krishnaswamy, is the first to demonstrate an IC that can accomplish this. The researchers presented their work at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco on February 25.

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office March 14th, 2015 The National Nanotechnology Initiative today published the proceedings of a technical interchange meeting on “Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization,” held at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters on September 15, 2014. This meeting brought together some of the Nation’s leading experts in carbon nanotube materials to identify, discuss, and report on technical barriers to the production of carbon nanotube (CNT)-based bulk and composite materials with properties that more closely match those of individual CNTs and to explore ways to overcome these barriers.

Tanaka Holdings, Co., Ltd. March 15th, 2015 Enabling the atmospheric formation of low-contact resistance electrodes and high-mobility high-performance organic transistors that are among the best in the world.

James Cook University March 16th, 2015 In a world first, a research team including James Cook University scientists has discovered how geckos manage to stay clean, even in dusty deserts.

Springer March 16th, 2015 In the eyes of physicists, magnetic molecules can be considered as nanoscale magnets. Remotely controlling the direction in which they rotate, like spinning tops, may intuitively be difficult to achieve. However, Russian physicists have just demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to do so. They have shown that a change of direction in the circular polarisation of an external magnetic field leads to a change in the direction of the mechanical rotation of the molecule. These findings by Iosif Davidovich Tokman and Vera Il’inichna Pozdnyakova from the Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, were recently published in EPJ B. Possible applications of the phenomenon include rotating magnetic molecules used as molecular rotors to power molecular motors.

University of Illinois College of Engineering March 16th, 2015 Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Rice University March 16th, 2015 What lies beneath growing islands of graphene is important to its properties, according to a new study led by Rice University.

Brown University March 16th, 2015 Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells.

Rice University March 16th, 2015 Mother-of-pearl, the iridescent layer in the shells of some mollusks, inspired a Rice University study that will help scientists and engineers judge the ultimate strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials for anything from nanoscale electronics to buildings.

Radiant Insights March 16th, 2015 RadiantInsights.com include new market research report on “Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market Size, Share, Trneds & Analysis Report up to 2012-2016” to its huge collection of research reports.

National Nanotechnology Initiative March 16th, 2015 The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 provides $1.5 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a continued Federal investment in support of the President’s priorities and innovation strategy. Cumulatively totaling more than $22 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001, this funding reflects nanotechnology’s potential to significantly improve our fundamental understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale and to translate that knowledge into solutions for critical national needs.

PI (Physik Instrumente) March 16th, 2015 Precision positioning systems specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) recently introduced a new series of miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioners at the 2015 Photonics West conference — the world’s most important trade show and conference on photonics developments.

Oxford Instruments plc March 16th, 2015 Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe as Dr Isabel Guillamón, from the Condensed Matter Physics Department at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Brookhaven National Laboratory March 17th, 2015 Four scientists who have made significant contributions to ongoing research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory were among those recently named Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), the world’s second-largest organization of physicists. Election to APS Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of its membership in a given year, and election for this honor indicates recognition by scientific peers for exceptional contributions to physics. The contributions of each new Fellow-Oleg Gang, Mary Bishai, Abhay Deshpande, and Mei Bai-are featured below.

AMO GmbH March 17th, 2015 Graphene based devices have shown outstanding electrical and optical performances. However, the properties of graphene devices are extremely sensitive to environmental factors, such as humidity or gas composition, making a reproducible operation in normal atmosphere impossible so far. Researchers from AMO GmbH and Graphenea SE have now demonstrated a sophisticated encapsulation technique enabling highly reproducible operation of graphene devices in normal atmosphere for several months.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 17th, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), reported today that, as of December 31, 2014, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $109,654,427 and $3.51, respectively. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K may be accessed at http://ir.hhvc.com/sec.cfm .

Oregon State University March 17th, 2015 Engineers at Oregon State University have used “additive manufacturing” to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for the patient.

Northwestern University March 17th, 2015 A Northwestern University-led study in the emerging field of nanocytology could one day help men make better decisions about whether or not to undergo aggressive prostate cancer treatments.

University of California – San Diego March 17th, 2015 Using the quantum property of superposition, quantum computers will be able to find target items within large piles of data far faster than conventional computers ever could. But the speed of the search will likely depend on the structure of the data.

Drexel University March 17th, 2015 Drexel researchers, along with colleagues at Aix-Marseille University in France, have discovered a high performance cathode material with great promise for use in next generation lithium-sulfur batteries that could one day be used to power mobile devices and electric cars.

Penn State March 17th, 2015 An atomically thin membrane with microscopically small holes may prove to be the basis for future hydrogen fuel cells, water filtering and desalination membranes, according to a group of 15 theorists and experimentalists, including three theoretical researchers from Penn State.

University College London March 17th, 2015 A team of scientists at UCL led by Peter Barker and Tania Monteiro (UCL Physics and Astronomy) has developed a new technology which could one day create quantum phenomena in objects far larger than any achieved so far. The team successfully suspended glass particles 400 nanometres across in a vacuum using an electric field, then used lasers to cool them to within a few degrees of absolute zero. These are the key prerequisites for making an object behave according to quantum principles.

Northwestern University March 18th, 2015 The honeycomb structure of pristine graphene is beautiful, but Northwestern University scientists, together with collaborators from five other institutions, have discovered that if the graphene naturally has a few tiny holes in it, you have a proton-selective membrane that could lead to improved fuel cells.

University of New South Wales March 18th, 2015 UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, hydrogen. The new technology is based on an inexpensive, specially coated foam material that lets the bubbles of oxygen escape quickly.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory March 18th, 2015 Graphene, a strong, lightweight carbon honeycombed structure that’s only one atom thick, holds great promise for energy research and development. Recently scientists with the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport (FIRST) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), led by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, revealed graphene can serve as a proton-selective permeable membrane, providing a new basis for streamlined and more efficient energy technologies such as improved fuel cells.

University of California, Berkeley March 18th, 2015 Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes – and while recovery is still possible.

Goethe University March 18th, 2015 The discovery of the soccer ball-shaped C60 molecule in 1985 was a milestone for the development of nanotechnology. In parallel with the fast-blooming field of research into carbon fullerenes, researchers have spent a long time trying in vain to create structurally similar silicon cages. Goethe University chemists have now managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron. The Platonic solid, which was published in the “Angewandte Chemie” journal, is not just aesthetically pleasing, it also opens up new perspectives for the semiconductor industry.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University March 18th, 2015 Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light.

Rice University March 18th, 2015 Graphene quantum dots made from coal, introduced in 2013 by the Rice University lab of chemist James Tour, can be engineered for specific semiconducting properties in either of two single-step processes.

California Institute of Technology March 18th, 2015 A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene–a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon–at room temperature could help pave the way for commercially feasible graphene-based solar cells and light-emitting diodes, large-panel displays, and flexible electronics.

FEI Company March 18th, 2015 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Germany’s University of Ulm and Heidelberg-based CEOS GmbH to develop a sub-Ǻngström low-voltage electron microscope, in the frame of Uni-Ulm’s SALVE project. The multi-year collaboration will involve the planned development of a dedicated aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (TEM) that is capable of imaging radiation-sensitive materials, such as two-dimensional (2D) and organic samples, and selected molecules, with molecular or even atomic-scale resolution. The TEM is also expected to provide spectroscopic information at very low acceleration voltages.

Los Alamos National Laboratory March 18th, 2015 Two reports from Los Alamos National Laboratory this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports are helping crack the code of how certain materials respond in the highly-damaging radiation environments within a nuclear reactor.

JPK Instruments March 18th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoTracker™ optical tweezers system to study collagen fibrils at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

XEI Scientific Inc. March 18th, 2015 XEI Scientific Inc. reports a new publication from their user group at the Ming Hseih Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The paper released in the Journal of Advanced Materials reports on the direct bandgap transition in many-layer MoS2 by plasma-induced layer decoupling and their use of XEI’s Soft Clean plasma cleaning system for sample preparation.

Nanobiotix March 18th, 2015 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces it has appointed CordenPharma as its manufacturing partner. The opening of a new manufacturing line and the scaling up of production is an important step in NBTXR3’s route to commercialization.

PCATDES March 19th, 2015 PCATDES Project aims to developed a Photo-catalytic reactor capable of improving the current treatment of Waste Water generated by agricultural industries and fisheries.

University of Southern California March 19th, 2015 In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene – soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties.

North Carolina State University March 19th, 2015 Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications, and this advance paves the way for more stable gold nanorods and for chemically functionalizing the surface of the shells.

American Friends of Tel Aviv University March 19th, 2015 From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of data is critical. That’s why scientists and engineers are intent on developing faster computing units capable of supporting much larger amounts of data transfer and data processing.

North Carolina State University March 19th, 2015 “Scalable Liquid Shear-Driven Fabrication of Polymer Nanofibers” Authors: Stoyan Smoukov, Tian Tian, Eunkyoung Shim and Orlin Velev, North Carolina State University; Narendiran Vitchuli, Sumit Gangwal, Miles Wright and Pete Geisen, Xanofi Inc.; Manuel Marquez, Ynano Llc.; and Jeffrey Fowler, Syngenta Co. Published: March 18, 2015, online in Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404616 Abstract: A simple process for batch or continuous formation of polymer nanofibers and other nanomaterials in the bulk of a sheared fluid medium is introduced.

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences March 19th, 2015 Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate, if one of the most effective methods of synthesis, click chemistry, is used for this purpose. The novel method has been presented by a team of researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

Springer March 19th, 2015 What does hair styling have in common with quantum computing? The braiding pattern has inspired scientists as a potential new approach to quantum calculation. The idea is to rely on a network of intersecting chains, or nanowires, containing two-dimensional quasi-particles. The way these quasi-particles evolve in space time produces a braid-like pattern. These braids could then be used as the logic gate that provides the logical function required for calculations in computers. Due to their tight assembly, such braids are much more difficult to destabilise and less error-prone. Yet, local defects can still arise along nanowires.

Joint Quantum Institute March 19th, 2015 The 2014 chemistry Nobel Prize recognized important microscopy research that enabled greatly improved spatial resolution. This innovation, resulting in nanometer resolution, was made possible by making the source (the emitter) of the illumination quite small and by moving it quite close to the object being imaged. One problem with this approach is that in such proximity, the emitter and object can interact with each other, blurring the resulting image. Now, a new JQI study has shown how to sharpen nanoscale microscopy (nanoscopy) even more by better locating the exact position of the light source.

The Genome Analysis Centre March 19th, 2015 As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme (MAP) for portable DNA sequencing, introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)’s task force share their experience of the ground breaking trial so far.

University of California – Santa Barbara March 19th, 2015 Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have developed a targeted therapy that could potentially lessen the frequency and intensity of breakouts, relieving acne sufferers the discomfort and stress of dealing with severe and recurring pimples.

University of Central Florida March 19th, 2015 A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee’s stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity of the beam intact.

LamdaGen Corporation March 19th, 2015 LamdaGen Corporation, a nano-technology platform company that provides LSPR based plasmonic sensors and systems for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), announced the opening of a wholly-owned subsidiary, LamdaGen Nanotechnology Taiwan Co., LTD. (LamdaGen Taiwan).

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research March 19th, 2015 CIFAR fellows were among physicists who observed the shape of a strange phenomenon that interferes with high-temperature superconductivity called charge ordering, discovering that it is stripy, not checkered, and settling a long-standing debate in the field.

Canadian Light Source March 20th, 2015 The Canadian research community on high-temperature superconductivity continues to lead this exciting scientific field with groundbreaking results coming hot on the heels of big theoretical questions.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences March 20th, 2015 In a recent study, “Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X-ray water window ” published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group, led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert, the generation of isolated attosecond pulses at the carbon K-edge at 284 eV (4.4 nm), within the water window range, was achieved.

Fars News Agency March 20th, 2015 Aria Polymer Pishgam Company industrially produced unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) products through the application of nanotechnology.

Fars News Agency March 20th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Semiconductor Devices Group of Shiraz University designed a sensor to detect hydrogen sulfide in oil drilling, oil refineries, coal mines and wells containing organic materials.

University of Surrey March 20th, 2015 The team demonstrated a quantum on/off switching time of about a millionth of a millionth of a second – the fastest-ever quantum switch to be achieved with silicon and over a thousand times faster than previous attempts.

Fars News Agency March 7th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce a new type of electrical insulator with high dielectric constant, which has applications in electronics, optoelectronics and electrochemical industries.

Fars News Agency March 7th, 2015 The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of University of Tehran in association with University of Trento, Italy, will organize the Fifth Ultrafine Grained and Nanostructured Materials Conference (UFGNSM 2015) on 11-12 November 2015.

Asociación RUVID March 7th, 2015 To develop a device based on nanophotonic technology that enables a quick and early diagnosis of different types of cancer -specifically breast, prostate, lung and colorectal- analysing only two or three drops of blood. This is the objective of SAPHELY, a European project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, led by the Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The SYM group of Centre for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development is also participating in the project as the second partner from the UPV.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory March 7th, 2015 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries. The ORNL team’s electron microscopy could help researchers address long-standing issues related to battery performance and safety.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne March 9th, 2015 In the race to miniaturize electronic components, researchers are challenged with a major problem: the smaller or the faster your device, the more challenging it is to cool it down. One solution to improve the cooling is to use materials with very high thermal conductivity, such as graphene, to quickly dissipate heat and thereby cool down the circuits.

The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) March 9th, 2015 Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. “Additionally, noroviruses come in a variety of constantly evolving strains. This makes the development of an effective vaccine to protect against infection, as well as antiviral therapy to combat already-existing infections, particularly challenging”, says Dr. Grant Hansman, a virologist who leads the CHS Research Group on Noroviruses at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and Heidelberg University.

Fars News Agency March 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers proposed a new method based on nanotechnology to increase the rate of digital data processing and storage.

Dr. Mahendra Patel March 9th, 2015 A new concept on the formation and control of scaling and other deposits, leading to metallic corrosion in pulp and paper manufacturing has been explained in terms of nano particles. The formation of deposit on the metal surface is conceived to have bearing with nanotechnology.

University of Illinois College of Engineering March 9th, 2015 With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper, diamond is the ultimate heat spreader. But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice. In particular, the physical process controlling heat flow between metals and diamond has remained a mystery to scientists for many years.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 9th, 2015 The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing — solving problems that classical computers can’t, perfectly secure communication — depends on a phenomenon called “entanglement,” in which the physical states of different quantum particles become interrelated. But entanglement is very fragile, and the difficulty of preserving it is a major obstacle to developing practical quantum information systems.

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) March 9th, 2015 A process that is too fast to be measured and analysed. Yet a group of international scientists did not lose heart and conceived a sort of highly sophisticated moviola film-editing system, which allowed them to observe – for the first time in a direct manner – an effect underlying high-temperature conductivity. The results of their work have been published in Nature Physics on Monday 9 March 2015.

Washington University School of Medicine March 9th, 2015 Light long has been used to treat cancer. But phototherapy is only effective where light easily can reach, limiting its use to cancers of the skin and in areas accessible with an endoscope, such as the gastrointestinal tract.

Johns Hopkins Medicine March 9th, 2015 Medicine-loaded nanoparticles show promise for humans needing corneal transplants. Tiny nanoparticles may be solution for medicine compliance. Animal study gives patients, family members and clinicians hope for more easily managing medicine after eye surgery. There are about 48,000 corneal transplants done each year in the U.S., compared to approximately 16,000 kidney transplants and 2,100 heart transplants [1] [2]. Out of the 48,000 corneal transplants done, 10 percent of them end up in rejection, largely due to poor medication compliance. This costs the health care system and puts undue strain on clinicians, patients and their families.

Seeing tiny twins: Strength in shrinking: Understanding why a material’s behavior changes as it gets smaller
University of Pittsburgh March 10th, 2015 To fully understand how nanomaterials behave, one must also understand the atomic-scale deformation mechanisms that determine their structure and, therefore, their strength and function.

More study needed to clarify impact of cellulose nanocrystals on health: Few studies explore toxicity of cellulose nanocrystals
Virginia Tech March 10th, 2015 Are cellulose nanocrystals harmful to human health? The answer might depend on the route of exposure, according to a review of the literature by a Virginia Tech scientist, but there have been few studies and many questions remain.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News March 10th, 2015 The increased use of engineered nanoparticles (ENMs) in commercial and industrial applications is raising concern over the environmental and health effects of nanoparticles released into the water supply. A timely study that analyzes the ability of typical water pretreatment methods to remove titanium dioxide, the most commonly used ENM, is published in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Environmental Engineering Science website until April 10, 2015.

Advantest Corporation March 10th, 2015 Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will showcase its broad product portfolio, including its semiconductor test solutions, nanotechnology products and terahertz systems at SEMICON China in Hall W4, booth number 4443. The show will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China, March 17-19, 2015.

High performance, lightweight supercapacitor electrodes of the future
American Institute of Physics March 10th, 2015 Researchers have developed a novel electrode to make low-cost, lightweight supercapacitors with superior performance, a development that could mean faster charging time and longer battery life in electric vehicles and portable electronics.

University of Geneva March 10th, 2015 Many chameleons have the remarkable ability to exhibit complex and rapid color changes during social interactions. A collaboration of scientists within the Sections of Biology and Physics of the Faculty of Science from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, unveils the mechanisms that regulate this phenomenon. In a study published in Nature Communications, the team led by professors Michel Milinkovitch and Dirk van der Marel demonstrates that the changes take place via the active tuning of a lattice of nanocrystals present in a superficial layer of dermal cells called iridophores.

American Institute of Physics March 10th, 2015 Researchers from Cornell University have synthesized a new thin-film catalyst for use in fuel cells. In a paper published March 10 in the journal APL Materials, from AIP Publishing, the team reports the first-ever epitaxial thin-film growth of Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore, which could act as a more effective cathode — a fundamental electrode component of fuel cells from which positive current flows through an external circuit delivering electric power.

University of British Columbia March 10th, 2015 An international team of researchers has used infinitely short light pulses to observe ultrafast changes in the electron-level properties of superconductors, setting a new standard for temporal resolution in the field.

Ghent University March 10th, 2015 A frequency comb source is a light source with a spectrum containing thousands of laser lines. The development of these sources has been revolutionary for fundamental science. It has allowed the construction of a link between the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum and the radio frequency part. As such, it has allowed researchers to determine optical frequencies with an unprecedented precision. Amongst others, frequency comb light sources have been used in optical clocks enabling precise time keeping. The enormous impact of frequency comb light sources on science was highlighted in 2005, when the Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to Prof. T. Haensch and Prof J. Hall for their work on optical frequency metrology using frequency combs.

CEA-Leti March 10th, 2015 CEA-Leti today announced the launch of its Silicon Impulse IC design competence center, a comprehensive IC technology platform offering IC design, advanced intellectual property, emulator and test services along with industrial multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttles.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center March 11th, 2015 Leading Researchers and Clinicians From Biotech Industries, National Institutes of Health, Educational Institutions and Medical Facilities Will Discuss the Present and Future of Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment During Gathering at Cedars-Sinai on March 13-14.

Fars News Agency March 11th, 2015 The First Asia Nano Forum Conference organized by Asian Nano Forum (ANF) started on Kish Island, Iran, on March 8.

Fars News Agency March 11th, 2015 The three-day International Nanotechnology School was held by the Center for Pharmaceutical Research of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council at the Center for Pharmaceutical Research of Tehran University of Medical Sciences on 2-4 March 2015.

University of California – Santa Barbara March 11th, 2015 Foreign born graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines who wish to pursue a career in industry or NGOs are much more likely to stay in the U.S. than those who wish to pursue a career in academia or government concludes a study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Published on March 11, 2015 in the open access journal PLOS ONE, the study provides new insight into why foreign-born graduate students in STEM fields choose to remain in the United States or return to their home countries after graduation. These students make up one third of the entire student population in STEM fields, and therefore play a crucial role in U.S. economic competitiveness.

University of Akron March 11th, 2015 The origin of life is still a mystery with many unsolved puzzles. How were molecules created? How did they assemble into large structures? Among the conundrums, the “homochirality” phenomenon upon which amino acids and sugars form is particularly fascinating. University of Akron A. Schulman Professor of Polymer Science Tianbo Liu has discovered that Mother Nature’s clear bias toward certain amino acids and sugars and against others isn’t accidental.

American Chemical Society March 11th, 2015 Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today’s electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new, “green” way to boost the performance of these batteries — with a material derived from silk.

American Chemical Society March 11th, 2015 Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating these bacteria, some of which have developed antibiotic resistance. They report the findings in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Fars News Agency March 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed an anti-infection drug delivery system based on nanotechnology, using turmeric extract and natural polymers.

Sweet nanoparticles target stroke
Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology March 12th, 2015 Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke. A team from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has tested this on mice, opening the door to potential new drugs for the cerebrovascular accident.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences March 12th, 2015 In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. Techniques, such as electron microscopy, allowed scientists to identify nucleosomes, the first and most basic level of chromosome organisation. A study using Super-resolution microscopy reveals that our genome is not regularly packaged and links these packaging differences to stem cell state. A multidisciplinary approach allowed scientists to view and even count, for the first time, the smallest units for packaging our genome. A joint patent has been filed by ICFO and CRG, who are now exploring business opportunities for marketing the classification and determination of the degree of pluripotency of stem cells before their use in cell therapy or research in biomedicine.

The Optical Society March 12th, 2015 Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color — on demand — by simply applying a minute amount of force.

Keystone Nano March 12th, 2015 KN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to further develop its nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, a part of the NIH, has awarded a grant to Keystone Nano to further develop our siRNA nanoparticle technology.

University of Chicago Medical Center March 12th, 2015 Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new technique, described in the journal Neuron on March 12, represents a significant technological advance with potential advantages over current optogenetic methods, including possible use in the development of therapeutics toward diseases such as macular degeneration.

European Lung Foundation March 12th, 2015 Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach the target. Now researchers from Germany, Brazil and France have shown that the use of nanoparticles to carry antibiotics across biological barriers can be effective in treating lung infections. Doing so allows better delivery of the drug to the site of infection, and hence prevents the development of antibiotic resistance which may be caused by too large and continued doses of antibiotic. Additionally, such a strategy might help to overcome the rapid metabolism and excretion of the antibiotic from the body, which happens when it is administered by traditional routes, either orally or intravenously.

STMicroelectronics March 12th, 2015 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President Analog, MEMS, and Sensors Group, has been awarded the Frederik Philips Award, presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for leadership in conceiving, developing, and commercializing micro-electro-mechanical systems; to date, ST has shipped more than 9 billion MEMS, sensors, and actuators to customers for consumer, automotive, and industrial applications.

nPoint Inc. March 12th, 2015 The NPXY250-405 piezo stage is the latest addition to nPoint’s nanopositioning lineup. This stage is designed as an economical XY piezo flexure stage.

CRAIC Technologies, Inc. March 12th, 2015 CRAIC Technologies, a leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce the addition of circular polarization spectroscopy capabilities to CRAIC microspectrophotometers. This unique feature is offered as packages that allow the user to measure the circular polarization spectra in either transmission or reflectance modes. T he ability to measure circular polarization microspectra™ represents a powerful new tool for both materials science and biological research.

Ghent University March 13th, 2015 Phonsi is a consortium combining research institutes, IBM and a startup (Single Quantum) with world leading expertise in synthesis, characterization and integration of these nanocrystals. The project has the ambition to train a next generation of researchers with a very high level of expertise in all aspects of nanocrystal science and has the ambition to gain new insights in synthesis, characterization, processing and integration of nanocrystals into devices that allow us to operate at the single photon level.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory February 28th, 2015 Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. The existence of ultra-small bacteria has been debated for two decades, but there hasn’t been a comprehensive electron microscopy and DNA-based description of the microbes until now.

IBN, A*STAR February 28th, 2015 Researchers from Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR and Quebec’s IREQ (Hydro-Québec’s research institute) have synthesized silicate-based nanoboxes that could more than double the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries as compared to conventional phosphate-based cathodes. This breakthrough could hold the key to longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and mobile devices.

Fars News Agency March 1st, 2015 Iranian researchers presented a novel method to measure and determine the medical formulations and purity of chiral materials in them.

forbes.com March 1st, 2015 Graphene was made in a lab in 2003, but by 2014, it reportedly reached $9 million in sales predominately in electronics, battery energy and semiconductors. Graphene is 100 times stronger than steel by weight and efficiently conducts heat and electricity. It’s a new material that can store bits of small energy or make battery terminals more efficient. Scientists at the University of Manchester, England decided to use graphene in a completely different way: to neutralize cancer stem cells (CSC) and not harm other cells.

IMEC March 1st, 2015 (ISSCC 2015, International Solid State Circuits Conference) – Feb. 22, 2015— Today, at the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), imec and Panasonic presented a transceiver chip for phase-modulated continuous-wave radar at 79GHz. This achievement demonstrates the potential of downscaled CMOS for cheap millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radar systems that can be used for accurate presence and motion detection.

IMEC March 1st, 2015 Today, at the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), nanoelectronics research center imec, in collaboration with Tyndall National Institute, the University of Leuven (KULeuven) and the Ghent University, demonstrated a 4x20Gb/s wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) hybrid CMOS silicon photonics transceiver, paving the way to cost-effective, high-density single-mode optical fiber links.

IMEC March 1st, 2015 At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a promising alternative to the fixedfrequency surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filters implemented in mobile phones providing transmit-to-receive (TX-to-RX) isolation.

IMEC March 1st, 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference) – Feb. 24, 2015— Today, at the 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Imec, Holst Centre and Renesas presented an ultra-low power 2.4GHz short range radio compliant with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and IEEE802.15.4 (ZigBee). Implemented in 40nm CMOS, the radio achieves a reduced supply voltage (20 percent), power consumption (25 percent), and chip area (35 percent), as compared to the previous 90nm RF front-end design.

Lifeboat Foundation March 1st, 2015 Lifeboat Foundation helps launch the Alliance for Space Development (ASD).

Hiden Analytical Ltd March 1st, 2015 Applications for mass spectrometer-based gas analysis systems are diverse but precise determination of minor component species is a routine requirement. In particular the hydrogen component is becoming increasingly important in many areas of research and of process control.

Fars News Agency March 2nd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences produced a new type of edible nanodrug for the treatment of intestine cancer and studied its performance.

TU Dresden March 2nd, 2015 German Scientist from RWTH Aachen, Research Center Jülich, TU Dresden and of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden report that the current flow on the surface of a topological insulator is channeled along tiny paths, which have been theoretically calculated and experimentally observed. Their work has been published in the issue from 2 March 2015 of the journal Nature Physics.

Rice University March 2nd, 2015 Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University researchers.

University of Cincinnati March 2nd, 2015 A University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger, lighter, more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium technology on the market. Yan Jin, a UC doctoral student in the materials science and engineering program, Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering, will report results on March 2, at the American Physical Society Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

University of Cincinnati March 2nd, 2015 What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption? That’s just one possibility that could one day result from an international research collaboration that’s exploring how to improve the performance of plasmonic devices. The research led by Masoud Kaveh-Baghbadorani, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Physics, will be presented on March 5, at the American Physical Society Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

University of Michigan March 2nd, 2015 A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible.

American Institute of Physics March 2nd, 2015 Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they’ll wrap or fold around other structures, for instance.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 2nd, 2015 Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors.

University of California – Riverside March 2nd, 2015 Lithium-sulfur batteries have been a hot topic in battery research because of their ability to produce up to 10 times more energy than conventional batteries, which means they hold great promise for applications in energy-demanding electric vehicles.

University of California – Riverside March 2nd, 2015 What do a human colon, septic tank, copper nanoparticles and zebrafish have in common? They were the key components used by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and UCLA to study the impact copper nanoparticles, which are found in everything from paint to cosmetics, have on organisms inadvertently exposed to them.

Heightened Efficiency in Purification of Wastewater Using Nanomembranes
Fars News Agency March 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced a nanomembrane which can purify industrial wastewater and polluted water with over 90% efficiency.

University of Minnesota March 3rd, 2015 Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film–only 20 layers of atoms–to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.

University of California – San Diego March 3rd, 2015 A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field. The team from the University of California, San Diego, developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose. They filled off-the-shelf ballpoint pens with the inks and were able to draw sensors to measure glucose directly on the skin and sensors to measure pollution on leaves.

Northwestern University March 3rd, 2015 Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick. Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming, relatively new scientific discipline. Scientists grow, harvest, and reprogram proteins to become new drug therapeutics, environmentally friendly fuels, and vaccines. Producing proteins quickly and in large quantities has been and remains a major challenge in the field.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen March 3rd, 2015 More than six years ago, physicists at the Technische Universität München discovered extremely stable magnetic vortex structures in a metallic alloy of manganese and silicon. Since then, they have driven this technology further together with theoretical physicists from the University of Cologne.

Cambrios Technologies Corporation March 3rd, 2015 Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in silver nanowire-based solutions for the transparent conductor markets and Heraeus, the leader in conductive polymer technology, today announced a new class of hybrid, transparent, conductive materials made of silver nanowires and conductive polymers.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. March 3rd, 2015 Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that effective June 1, it will resume direct sales of high-performance products to all customers in North America. This includes Keysight’s broad portfolio of high-performance network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal sources, power products, oscilloscopes and modular solutions. Electro Rent has been responsible for selling and supporting these products at specific accounts in North America. On June 1, responsibility for selling Keysight products and solutions to these customers will revert to Keysight’s direct sales force.

Fars News Agency March 4th, 2015 Iranian Researchers from University of Tehran produced a new type of nanosorbent with the capability of increasing the extraction of silver from mines.

Arrowhead Research Corporation March 4th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Arrowhead’s president and chief executive officer Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., will present at the 2015 Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on March 11, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. EST.

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela March 4th, 2015 Francisco Rivadulla’s Research Group reports the chemical solution (water-based) synthesis of high-quality epitaxial thin films of LaMnO3 (perovkskite) free of defects at square-centimeter scales and compatible with standard microfabrication techniques. These films show a robust ferromagnetic moment and large magnetoresistance at room temperature.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf March 4th, 2015 Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) together with a colleague at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Strasbourg have found a new way to electrically read out the orientation of magnetic vortices in nanodisks. Their method relies on measuring characteristic microwaves emanating from the vortices. The new knowledge about these signals could be used in the construction of extremely small components for novel memory technology or wireless data transmission. The results of the study appear in the current edition of the scientific journal Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7409).

University of Massachusetts at Amherst March 4th, 2015 Scientific debate has been hot lately about whether microbial nanowires, the specialized electrical pili of the mud-dwelling anaerobic bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens, truly possess metallic-like conductivity as its discoverers claim. But now University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley, with postdoctoral researcher Nikhil Malvankar and colleagues, say they have settled the dispute between theoretical and experimental scientists by devising a combination of new experiments and better theoretical modeling.

Keystone Nano March 4th, 2015 KN is pleased to announce that Penn State has been awarded a US Patent (8,747,891) for a highly unique cancer therapy. KN holds an exclusive license to this technology which builds on the work of Dr. Mark Kester of the University of Virginia. The inventing team includes: Mark Kester, Sriram Shanmugavelandy, and Todd Fox.

American Chemical Society March 4th, 2015 From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets’ versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. These limitations, however, could soon be overcome. In the journal ACS Nano, scientists report the first durable, flexible cloth that harnesses human motion to generate energy. It can also self-charge batteries or supercapacitors without an external power source and make new commercial and medical applications possible.

DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory March 4th, 2015 Lawrence Livermore researchers have identified electrical charge-induced changes in the structure and bonding of graphitic carbon electrodes that may one day affect the way energy is stored.

University of California – Santa Barbara March 4th, 2015 When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age clunkers by comparison.

American Chemical Society March 5th, 2015 The burgeoning field of nanotechnology, nanoscience at prestigious U.S. national laboratories and the worldwide promotion of chemistry are the topics of three special Presidential Symposia planned for the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Sciencenter March 5th, 2015 At the end of this month, hundreds of museums, science centers, and university research centers across the United States will be hosting events to help children and adults explore the tiny world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. These events are part of NanoDays, a weeklong, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering, and technology.

Helmholtz Zentrum München March 5th, 2015 Nanoparticles are extremely small particles that can be modified for a variety of uses in the medical field. For example, nanoparticles can be engineered to be able to transport medicines specifically to the disease site while not interfering with healthy body parts.

Haydale Ltd. March 5th, 2015 Haydale, a leader in the development of enhanced graphene materials, has announced an intention to enter a collaborative agreement with Alex Thomson Racing (“ATR”) the HUGO BOSS sponsored extreme sailing team.

National Space Society (NSS) March 5th, 2015 The National Space Society announces that serial entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari is the winner of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for “Service to the Space Community.” This award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference (http://isdc.nss.org/2015/). This will be the 34th ISDC and will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (downtown). The conference will run from May 20-24, 2015.

The George Washington University March 5th, 2015 The George Washington University on Wednesday formally opened its new Science and Engineering Hall (SEH), a $275 million, 500,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art research facilities and programs that will educate the next generation of innovators and support faculty as they develop knowledge that will solve global problems and help improve the lives of millions worldwide.

IRT Nanoelec March 5th, 2015 New platform provides access to 3D technologies after regular CMOS MPW runs and allows SMEs, research institutes, systems integrators and universities to divide costs.

Haydale Ltd. March 5th, 2015 Haydale Ltd., a technological leader in the development of functionalised graphenes to improve the mechanical performance of epoxy resin systems and Carbon Fibre reinforced plastics, has announced further significant investment in production capacity.

PI (Physik Instrumente) March 6th, 2015 Precision motion leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced their new air bearing stage and system capabilities at this year’s Photonics West conference, to complement their comprehensive range of piezo nano positioning stages and hexapod micro positioning systems.

Phenom-World March 6th, 2015 Phenom-World is proud to announce the Phenom XL, an addition to the highly successful Phenom desktop SEM product family. The Phenom XL is the world’s first desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that allows full imaging of samples up to 100 mm x 100 mm.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) March 6th, 2015 MEMS Industry Group (MIG) announced today a technical event with a hands-on focus: MEMS Technical Congress™, May 6-7, 2015 in Boston, Mass.

Fars News Agency February 21st, 2015 Iranian researches from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in association with their counterparts from University of Malaya, Malaysia, studied the effect of presence of nanoparticles in increasing the efficiency of cooling devices used in various industries, including power plants, petroleum industry, gas, and petrochemicals.

Ocean Optics February 21st, 2015 Ocean Optics, the industry leader in modular spectroscopy applications and products, recently named Amelie Heuer-Jungemann from the University of Southampton, UK the winner of the 2015 Ocean Optics Young Investigator Award.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) February 22nd, 2015 A new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, and will help scientists push boundaries even further, in fields such as advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, has been unveiled yesterday, Thursday February 19th, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology February 22nd, 2015 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for two projects by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Under “StratP_KIT – China”, KIT plans to establish an interdisciplinary research and innovation platform with four Chinese universities in the Jiangsu Province and in the Shanghai Metropolitan Region. Under “CLICS”, KIT will extend the existing research network with partner universities in Hong Kong, Japan, and the USA and develop new joint education programs in the area of communication technologies.

Fars News Agency February 22nd, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a new drug delivery nano-system with applications in the treatment of cancer.

Houston Methodist February 23rd, 2015 By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie February 23rd, 2015 The scientists used the unique Nanocluster Trap experimental station at the BESSY II synchrotron radiation source at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and published their results in the Journal Angewandte Chemie.

McGill University February 23rd, 2015 Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology February 23rd, 2015 Bacteria usually live in species-rich communities and frequently exchange nutrients and other metabolites. Until now, it was unclear whether microorganisms exchange metabolites exclusively by releasing them into the surrounding environment or whether they also use direct connections between cells for this purpose. Scientists from the Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany addressed this question using the soil bacterium Acinetobacter baylyi and the gut microbe Escherichia coli.

Rice University February 23rd, 2015 Using ultracold atoms as a stand-in for electrons, a Rice University-based team of physicists has simulated superconducting materials and made headway on a problem that’s vexed physicists for nearly three decades.

Arrowhead Research Corporation February 23rd, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has initiated dosing in a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARC-AAT, the company’s candidate for the treatment of liver disease associated with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), a rare genetic disorder that severely damages the liver and lungs of affected individuals. Trial initiation followed successful completion of the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) regulatory process in Australia.

Phantoms Foundation February 23rd, 2015 Graphene 2015, the International Conference & Exhibition on Graphene and 2D Materials, to be held in Bilbao (Spain), from March 10-13 announces a remarkable program online.

National Space Society (NSS) February 23rd, 2015 The National Space Society announces that the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta mission team is the winner of its 2015 Space Pioneer Award for science and engineering. NSS recognizes the achievements of the Rosetta team, which include the construction, launch and operation of the spacecraft. This award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference ( http://isdc.nss.org/2015/ ). This will be the 34th ISDC and will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (downtown). The conference will run from May 20-24, 2015.

QD Vision, Inc. February 23rd, 2015 QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot solutions for display products, has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

Silicon Catalyst February 23rd, 2015 Silicon Catalyst today announced a partnership with imec to support semiconductor solution start-ups. While there are many incubators and accelerators for software and even some for hardware, Silicon Catalyst is the world’s first focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions. Imec is not only one of the world’s leading nanotechnology research organizations but also one of the most advanced and comprehensive design services partners.

Fars News Agency February 24th, 2015 Researchers from Iran and South Korea used nanotechnology to synthesize photocatalysts which have applications in various industries, including textile and pharmaceutics.

Johns Hopkins University February 24th, 2015 Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. These disruptive mini-twisters often form in the presence of magnetic fields, such as those produced by electric motors.

American Friends of Tel Aviv University February 24th, 2015 There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of only 6-18 months.

University of Huddersfield February 24th, 2015 RESEARCH at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. It has also resulted in an exceptional number of scholarly articles co-authored by a Libyan scientist who is completing his doctoral studies as a participant in the EU-backed project.

American Institute of Physics February 24th, 2015 New research shows how cubic nanostructures made of insulating materials overcome the heating, fabrication and intensity challenges of nanonantenna technology, paving the way for NEMS applications in biomedicine, nanolasers and photovoltaics.

UCLA February 24th, 2015 In greater than 90 percent of cases in which treatment for metastatic cancer fails, the reason is that the cancer is resistant to the drugs being used. To treat drug-resistant tumors, doctors typically use multiple drugs simultaneously, a practice called combination therapy. And one of their greatest challenges is determining which ratio and combination — from the large number of medications available — is best for each individual patient.

PNNL February 24th, 2015 Dendrites – the microscopic, pin-like fibers that cause rechargeable batteries to short circuit – create fire hazards and can limit the ability of batteries to power our smart phones and store renewable energy for a rainy day.

ITbM, Nagoya University February 24th, 2015 Professor Kenichiro Itami, Yasutomo Segawa and Natsumi Kubota of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project and the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University have synthesized novel cycloparaphenylene (CPP) chromium complexes and demonstrated their utility in obtaining monofunctionalized CPPs, which could become useful precursors for making carbon nanotubes with unprecedented structures. CPPs consist of a chain of benzene rings and are the shortest segment of carbon nanotubes. Since their first synthesis and isolation in 2008, CPPs have attracted wide attention in the fields of materials science and supramolecular chemistry.

European roadmap for graphene science and technology published
Graphene Flagship February 25th, 2015 In October 2013, academia and
industry came together to form the Graphene Flagship. Now with 142 partners in 23 countries, and a growing number of associate members, the Graphene Flagship was established following a call from the European Commission to address big science and technology challenges of the day through long-term, multidisciplinary R&D efforts.

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics February 25th, 2015 Considering that one cubic centimetre of matter already contains about 10 to the 19 to 10 to the 23 particles it is hard to imagine that physicists nowadays can prepare ensembles comprising only some hundred, or even just a handful of atoms. What is more, they have improved their techniques to the extent that they can manipulate such particles individually or jointly and can fine tune their interactions. Driven by on new numerical techniques, powerful supercomputers, and new mathematical techniques the theoretical description of such systems has seen equally impressive progress.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) February 25th, 2015 As a testament to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s high-tech blueprint for New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) announced that it is once again playing a major role at SPIE Advanced Lithography, a leading lithography-focused forum, with forty technical papers by SUNY Poly CNSE faculty, staff, and students and its corporate partners accepted for presentation. In addition, a SUNY Poly CNSE-based research group has been awarded both best research paper and best research poster at the prestigious conference, held annually in San Jose, California.

National Space Society (NSS) February 25th, 2015 The National Space Society (NSS) and the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) will announce the formation of the jointly managed Alliance for Space Development (ASD) at a media event on 25 February in Washington DC. ASD ( http://allianceforspacedevelopment.org/ ) is dedicated to influencing space policy toward the goals of space development and settlement. At press time the LifeBoat Foundation, the Mars Society, the Mars Foundation, the Space Development Steering Committee, the Space Tourism Society, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Students on Capitol Hill, Tea Party in Space, and the Texas Space Alliance have also joined ASD.

University of Southern California February 25th, 2015 A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality.

University of Luxembourg February 25th, 2015 Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY February 25th, 2015 Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers – provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY’s synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists headed by Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum from the Technical University of Munich. They are presenting their study in one of the upcoming issues of the journal Advanced Energy Materials (published online in advance).

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie February 25th, 2015 The fovea centralis, or fovea for short, sits in the middle of the Macula lutea (or macula) of the retina, where the slender, funnel-like ocular cones are especially closely packed together. We see an image with greatest acuity in this small region because each cone there is connected to a nerve cell.

Aalto University February 25th, 2015 Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it possible to use different semiconductor materials for the different types of nanowires.

Boston College February 25th, 2015 To power a car so it can travel hundreds of miles at a time, lithium-ion batteries of the future are going to have to hold more energy without growing too big in size.

Fars News Agency February 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, proposed a new, simple and cost-efficient method to determine toxic fungal species existing in foodstuff.

University of Manchester February 26th, 2015 This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using a non-toxic material.

Bruker Corporation February 26th, 2015 Bruker recently sponsored the sixth AFM BioMed International Meeting on AFM in Life Sciences and NanoMedicine. Held last month at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, the conference brought together more than 125 scientists from around the world. The technical program featured invited talks from leading bio researchers with over 100 oral and poster presentations on topics ranging from imaging and integrative atomic force microscope (AFM) developments to biomechanics and biomedical applications.

Institute for Basic Science (IBS) February 26th, 2015 The research team of the Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has successfully visualized the entire process of bond formation in solution by using femtosecond time-resolved X-ray liquidography (femtosecond TRXL) for the first time in the world.

Nanoscribe GmbH February 26th, 2015 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen With a new extension set for its 3D printer the technological leader Nanoscribe is the first manufacturer to provide a complete solution for microfabrication. This adds the highest 3D printing technology to the spectrum of additive manufacturing technologies thereby bridging the gap between 3D laser lithography and 3D printing. For the first time all the advantages of 3D printing are now also available for microfabrication.

NanoTecNexus February 26th, 2015 NanoTecNexus (NTN) Learning Group, a leading nanotech educational organization that invests in the industry/academia/K-12 ecosystem, launched its “Do-U-Nano™” app, designed to promote nanoscience and nanotechnology education. The mobile app is available for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) via iTunes/App Store and Android devices via Google Play Store. The Web version is available at www.nanotecnexus.org on the NTN Resources/Explore Nanotechnology page.

Renishaw February 26th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, has teamed up with Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division to host a series of workshops on TERS and co-localised AFM Raman. The latest workshop took place at the end of January at Renishaw’s headquarters at New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge, UK. Other workshops are planned to take place throughout the world.

The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension (MILE) February 26th, 2015 The Movement for Indefinite Life Extension (MILE) is organizing an online demonstration to support life extension technologies and awareness. The event is taking place from 2pm to 8pm UTC, Universal Coordinated Time, on March 21st 2015, in a live Google Hangout broadcast from locations around the world.

Rice University February 26th, 2015 The Welch Foundation today awarded its prestigious Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to Rice University scientist Stephan Link, who was named this year’s “rising star” for his pioneering contributions to the emerging field of nanophotonics.

Hiden Analytical Ltd February 26th, 2015 Hiden is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting the CATLAB Microreactor System for Catalyst Characterisation at ARABLAB 2015, 23rd – 26th March, Dubai UAE. Visit us on Booth 1011. The Hiden Catlab PCS combined microreactor and mass spectrometer system is purpose designed for the characterisation and evaluation of catalysts together with general thermal studies including temperature programmed desorption and reaction testing.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. February 27th, 2015 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter of 2014 and full year 2014, which ended December 31, 2014, and discussed business highlights from the quarter.

KU Leuven February 27th, 2015 Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure – neatly unraveled and straightened out – under a microscope. Now, chemists and engineers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, have devised a strikingly simple and effective solution: they inject genetic material into a droplet of water and use a pipet tip to drag it over a glass plate covered with a sticky polymer. The droplet rolls like a ball over the plate, sticking the DNA to the plate surface. The unraveled DNA can then be studied under a microscope. The researchers described the technique in the journal ACS Nano.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen February 27th, 2015 On the search for high performance materials for applications such as gas storage, thermal insulators or dynamic nanosystems it is essential to understand the thermal behavior of matter down to the molecular level. Classical thermodynamics average over time and over a large number of molecules. Within a three dimensional space single molecules can adopt an almost infinite number of states, making the assessment of individual species nearly impossible.

CEA-Leti February 27th, 2015 CEA-Leti will present updates on its silicon photonics technology, including its results on “heterogeneously integrated III-V on silicon distributed feedback lasers at 1310nm” and hybridization of electronic and photonic ICs at OFC 2015, March 22-26, at the Los Angeles Conference Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Ohio State University February 14th, 2015 The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium–the material of 1940s transistors–into a potential replacement for silicon.

Ligar February 15th, 2015 Hamilton-based Ligar, the developer of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for purification and extraction, today announced it has secured an initial investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wallace Corporation.

Lund University February 15th, 2015 “With this new facility, we want to create the conditions to enable new companies to develop from the R&D phase to full production, without needing to leave Sweden,” says Lars Samuelson, Professor of Nanophysics at Lund University.

Nanyang Technological University February 16th, 2015 Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU Singapore) start-up Blacksmith Group today launched the world’s first compact 3D printer that can also scan items into digitised models.

Fars News Agency February 16th, 2015 The newly-designed nano-medicine is made up of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers which can reduce toxicity of anti-cancer drugs, an Iranian researcher said.

Fars News Agency February 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Arak University succeeded in the production of nanocomposite membranes which have very good performance in desalination and sweetening of water.

Fars News Agency February 16th, 2015 Secretary General of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar said Iran ranks 1st among Islamic nations and 7th in the world in scientific production and nanotechnology.

Fars News Agency February 16th, 2015 Iranian researchers proposed a new method for the treatment of Wilson’s disease.

University of Waterloo February 16th, 2015 A panel of quantum experts from three world-leading institutes will share their insights on quantum research, from its beginnings to its exciting future, in a moderated discussion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

University of Waterloo February 16th, 2015 Lithium-sulphur batteries promise to extend the range of electric cars at least three times over current lithium ion cells and at much lower cost, making electric cars practical and potentially more appealing to a mass market. Linda Nazar, professor of chemistry from the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo, will present a perspective on the promise and reality of lithium-sulphur batteries at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in San Jose, California. She will highlight recent innovations in nanomaterial strategies and new electrolytes that can help these future-generation energy storage systems realize their potential in emerging markets.

University of Waterloo February 16th, 2015 Creating entangled photons is part of the work quantum computing researchers perform in their labs. But for the past 30 years, scientists have been slowed down and frustrated by the large, often finicky machines they’ve had to use to generate them.

North Carolina State University February 16th, 2015 Using aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy combined with advanced imaging methods, we directly observe atom column specific, picometer-scale displacements induced by local chemistry in a complex oxide solid solution. Displacements predicted from density functional theory were found to correlate with the observed experimental trends. Further analysis of bonding and charge distribution were used to clarify the mechanisms responsible for the detected structural behavior.

North Carolina State University February 16th, 2015 The interest in plasmonic technologies surrounds many emergent optoelectronic applications, such as plasmon lasers, transistors, sensors, and information storage. While plasmonic materials for UV-VIS and near infrared wavelengths have been found, the mid-infrared range remains a challenge to address: few known systems can achieve subwavelength optical confinement with low loss in this range. With a combination of experiments and ab-initio modeling, here we demonstrate an extreme peak of electron mobility in Dy-doped CdO that is achieved through accurate “defect equilibrium engineering.

IMEC February 16th, 2015 Scientists from Ghent University and imec announce today that they demonstrated interaction between light and sound in a nanoscale area. Their findings elucidate the physics of light-matter coupling at these scales – and pave the way for enhanced signal processing on mass-producible silicon photonic chips.

American Institute of Physics February 17th, 2015 A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) February 17th, 2015 Scientists are pioneering the use of nanomaterials in compact, sensitive, fast, low-cost terahertz detectors with potential in applications such as biomedical diagnostics, airport security screening and high data-rate wireless communication.

University of Surrey February 17th, 2015 A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection.

ETH Zurich February 17th, 2015 Electrical impulses play an important role in cells of the human body. For example, neurons use these impulses to transmit information along their branches and the body also uses them to control the contraction of muscles. The impulses are generated when special channel proteins open in the outer envelope of the cells, allowing charged molecules (ions) to enter or exit the cell. These proteins are referred to as ion channels. Since the 1970s, a method has been available to researchers that enables measurement of the activity of these channels, but until now this method has been used primarily on cells that do not move. Electrical engineers at ETH Zurich and biologists from the University of Bern have now developed the method further, so that they can easily record the activity of moving cells, such as beating cardiac muscle cells in a tissue culture dish.

ITbM, Nagoya University February 17th, 2015 Commercially available hydrocarbons were used as templates to synthesize uniform nanographene sheets using a series of sheet extending agents and a new transition metal catalyst, which were developed by Kyohei Ozaki, Katsuaki Kawasumi, Mari Shibata, Hideto Ito, and Professor Kenichiro Itami at Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) and of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project.

University of Illinois College of Engineering February 17th, 2015 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a unique single-step process to achieve three-dimensional (3D) texturing of graphene and graphite. Using a commercially available thermally activated shape-memory polymer substrate, this 3D texturing, or “crumpling,” allows for increased surface area and opens the doors to expanded capabilities for electronics and biomaterials.

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) February 17th, 2015 Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA’s collaboration, could be an important component of future “molecular circuits”, that is, circuits miniaturized to the size of molecules, to be used for various kinds of electronic devices (transistors, diodes, etc.).

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie February 17th, 2015 In doing so, the teams enhanced our understanding of processes that are important for future TMR data storage devices and other spintronic components. Their results have now been published in Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7306).

Arrowhead Research Corporation February 17th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Arrowhead’s chief operating officer Bruce Given, M.D., will present at the 2015 RBC Capital Markets’ Global Healthcare Conference on February 24, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. EST.

Fullerex February 17th, 2015 United Nanotech Innovations Pvt Ltd. (UNIPL), Bangalore, India a part of UAE based Darwish Bin Ahmed Group has formally joined INSCX™ Exchange, the world marketplace for nano-materials, polymers, TiO2, base oils, and speciality minerals to trade as a principal producer (commercial user).

INRS February 18th, 2015 Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? Researchers at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre have taken a step toward understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that affect these particles. In an article published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Denis Girard’s team established for the first time that AgNP induce stress in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which is one of the signs of nanotoxicity.

Fars News Agency February 18th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Mazandaran applied nanotechnology to produce a sensor to detect oxalic acid in natural samples.

Aalto University February 18th, 2015 Researchers succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst that is needed for storing electric energy made of carbon and iron.

University of California – Davis February 18th, 2015 It’s nearly 50 years since Gordon Moore predicted that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years. “Moore’s Law” has turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy that technologists pushed to meet, but to continue into the future, engineers will have to make radical changes to the structure or composition of circuits. One potential way to achieve this is to develop devices based on single-molecule connections.

Toyohashi University of Technology February 18th, 2015 Carbon nanocoils (CNCs) composed of helical shaped carbon nanofibers have potential applications including mechanical springs and nano-solenoids. There are some reports which measure the spring constant of CNCs.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES February 18th, 2015 •Collaboration to address critical challenges in radio architecture design in multiband, multimode mobile radios and ultra-low power (ULP) wireless devices. •Cooperation on critical digital-intensive RF architectures and analog circuits for mobile communications and IoT sensor nodes. •Research will leverage GLOBALFOUNDRIES CMOS technology platforms optimized to boost RF performance of IC’s.

Minus K Technology, Inc. February 18th, 2015 Minus K Technology, Inc., in its continuing support of advanced research by educational institutions, is again giving away $20,000 worth of patented negative-stiffness-mechanism vibration isolators to colleges and universities within the United States. Minus K negative-stiffness, low-frequency vibration isolators use no air or electricity, and are currently being used for research in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, photonics, physics and microscopy by more than 300 leading universities and government laboratories in 48 countries.

ICN2 February 18th, 2015 ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group obtains conductivity values for stroncium iridate 250 times higher than in normal conditions, just pressing with nanometric needles. The results, published in Nanoscale, where obtained thanks to the use of the atomic force microscope (AFM) showing that the material could become a good candidate for future applications in sensors and electronics.

Grand View Research, Inc. February 18th, 2015 North America dominated the global gold nanoparticles market accounting for over 30% of global volume in 2013.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. February 18th, 2015 Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) will demonstrate in-circuit, functional and boundary scan test solutions at IPC APEX EXPO, Booth 3815, San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 24-26.

AXT February 19th, 2015 AXT would like to announce its new partnership with NT-MDT, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM). NT-MDT has been involved in the producing instrumentation for nanotechnology research for over 20 years. This new agreement will see AXT represent NT-MDT in Australia and New Zealand, looking after both sales and service.

Fars News Agency February 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in designing of a biosensor to determine dopamine level, which has high detection limit and decreases clinical diagnosis costs due to its high accuracy and speed.

University of California – Riverside February 19th, 2015 The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties.

Bar-Ilan University February 19th, 2015 The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson – the “God particle” believed responsible for all the mass in the universe – took place in 2012 at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, an underground facility where accelerated sub-atomic particles zip around the circumference of a 27-kilometer (16.9-mile) ring-shaped tunnel. But what goes around comes around: more than 50 years ago, the first hint of Higgs was inspired by the study of superconductors – a special class of metals that, when cooled to very low temperatures, allow electrons to move without resistance.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 19th, 2015 Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren’t always practical because must be implanted surgically.

University of Pennsylvania February 19th, 2015 Graphene, a single-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a replacement for silicon in electronic devices due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness. But graphene is not the only two-dimensional material that could play such a role.

Harvard University February 19th, 2015 Most lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News February 19th, 2015 Novel nanomaterials derived from cellulose have many promising industrial applications, are biobased and biodegradable, and can be produced at relatively low cost. Their potential toxicity–whether ingested, inhaled, on contact with the skin, or on exposure to cells within the body–is a topic of intense discussion, and the latest evidence and insights on cellulose nanocrystal toxicity are presented in a Review article in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Industrial Biotechnology website.

University of California – Riverside February 20th, 2015 Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy, or amount of energy that can be delivered per unit weight of the battery.

Henniker Scientific Ltd February 20th, 2015 Henniker Scientific are pleased to announce that the Veraspec range of Molecular Beam Gas Analysers has been extended to meet the specific demands of reaction monitoring in pyrolysis and gasification research applications. The Veraspec MB range are high performance gas sampling systems designed for the analysis of high pressure reaction processes up to atmospheric pressure. The systems are particularly suited to the study of gas kinetics of atmospheric reactions, clusters and high pressure plasmas.

JunPus February 20th, 2015 Taiwanese manufacturer JunPus put out advanced thermal grease named JP-DL700, whose high performance was proved suitable for the application to High Bright LED thermal interface.

Fars News Agency February 7th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Birjand University used nanotechnology and produced a magnetic nanocatalyst that can be used many times without any reduction in its activity.

Fars News Agency February 7th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a new cost-effective method for water purification, separating heavy metals from water using nano-technology.

Investigación y Desarrollo February 8th, 2015 Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers, in order to control humidity. However, chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), in Mexico, developed a new technology based on thermosensitive nanoparticles (nano-hydrogels) to use these materials in the field of biomedicine, as an alternative to achieve controlled release of anticancer drugs.

UCLA February 9th, 2015 Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers. But a team of UCLA and USC scientists have made a breakthrough that should enable engineers to design microprocessors that minimize that problem: They have developed a thermal imaging technique that can “see” how the temperature changes from point to point inside the smallest electronic circuits.

Griffith University February 9th, 2015 The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments, according to new research from Griffith University.

Rice University February 9th, 2015 Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University.

Fars News Agency February 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Uremia University succeeded in the production of a new type of nanocoating to increase the corrosion resistance of copper.

Rice University February 9th, 2015 Injectable nanoparticles that could protect an injured person from further damage due to oxidative stress have proven to be astoundingly effective in tests to study their mechanism.

ICN2 February 9th, 2015 Prof Gustau Catalan has published in Nature Materials a “News and Views” commenting the measurement of negative capacitance presented by the teams led by Prof Sayeef Salahuddin and Prof. Ramesh in the same magazine. The study detects the phenomenon in ferroelectrics, a field in which ICN2 treasures significant expertise.

ICN2 February 9th, 2015 An article in Advanced Materials magazine presents a one-step, alternative, rapid, and scalable spray-drying (SD) synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) nanocrystals coated with organic polymers (MOF@polymer composites) with enhanced hydrolytic stabilities. This method, which should enable molecular fabrication of various functional composites for a wide array of industrial applications, has been described by the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group led by ICREA Research Prof Daniel Maspoch.

Graphenea Inc. February 9th, 2015 Graphenea was granted a patent for a method of transfer of large-area graphene. In particular, the patent refers to transferring graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from a metal foil to an insulating substrate. As CVD is the most promising way of growing large, high quality graphene sheets, which are most often useful only on insulating substrates, this could be a key patent in the graphene industry. The granted patent is the first for Graphenea.
MEMS Industry Group February 9th, 2015 MEMS Industry Group (MIG) speakers will explore the integral nature of MEMS/sensors to the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/E) during MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, 9-10 March, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UT Dallas February 9th, 2015 A recent agreement between The University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University’s laboratories into the global marketplace and create jobs in North Texas.

Fars News Agency February 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University in association with a researcher from Finland produced a magnetic nanosorbent that adsorbs 60-100% of nitrate and nitrite existing in the sample.

Bruker Corporation February 10th, 2015 Bruker today announced that the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has purchased both an Opterra Multipoint Scanning Confocal Microscope and a Vutara 350 Super Resolution Microscope to further research on cardiac function. The Opterra utilizes a number of innovative features to obtain the speed of wide-field imaging and the resolution of traditional confocal systems while minimizing phototoxicity, making it an ideal solution for gentle and fast confocal imaging of live-cell preparations. The Vutara 350 can break the optical diffraction limit by an order of magnitude, opening up a myriad of research opportunities in single-molecule cellular processes.

Nanostart AG February 10th, 2015 The Nanostart AG announces that the District Court Frankfurt am Main has met the request of the Executive Board of the Nanostart AG by means of the decision in January 2015, appointing Mr Bernd Förtsch as member of the company’s Board of Directors.

University of Washington February 10th, 2015 Imagine printing out molecules that can respond to their surroundings. A research project at the University of Washington merges custom chemistry and 3-D printing. Scientists created a bone-shaped plastic tab that turns purple under stretching, offering an easy way to record the force on an object.

National Laboratory February 10th, 2015 Metamaterials – artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature – offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. To realize the vast potential of metamaterials, however, scientists will need to hone their understanding of the fundamental physics behind them. This will require accurately predicting nonlinear optical properties – meaning that interaction with light changes a material’s properties, for example, light emerges from the material with a different frequency than when it entered. Help has arrived.

University of Groningen February 10th, 2015 With properties that promise faster computers, better sensors and much more, graphene has been dubbed the ‘miracle material’. But progress in producing it on an industrial scale without compromising its properties has proved elusive. University of Groningen scientists may now have made a breakthrough. Their results will be published in the journal Nano Letters.

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard February 10th, 2015 More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build-up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accumulating and forming into adhesive colonies called biofilms, which help them to thrive and survive but cause infections and associated life-threatening risks to their human hosts. These biofilms commonly form on medical surfaces including those of mechanical heart valves, urinary catheters, intravenous catheters, and implants. But a new study reported in the inaugural issue of ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering demonstrates a powerful, long-lasting repellent surface technology that can be used with medical materials to prevent infections caused by biofilms.

University of Illinois College of Engineering February 10th, 2015 The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy, wherein all energy is dissipated as heat, and no available energy remains to do work. Since the mid-20th century, research has pointed to an extension of the second law for nonequilibrium systems: the Maximum Entropy Production Principle (MEPP) states that a system away from equilibrium evolves in such a way as to maximize entropy production, given present constraints.

Brown University February 10th, 2015 Despite having a diameter tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, nanopores could be the next big thing in DNA sequencing. By zipping DNA molecules through these tiny holes, scientists hope to one day read off genetic sequences in the blink of an eye.

American Institute of Physics February 10th, 2015 Electronic devices have shrunk rapidly in the past decades, but most remain as stiff as the same sort of devices were in the 1950s — a drawback if you want to wrap your phone around your wrist when you go for a jog or fold your computer to fit in a pocket. Researchers from South Korea have taken a new step toward more bendable devices by manufacturing a thin film that keeps its useful electric and magnetic properties even when highly curved. The researchers describe the film in a paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.

Fars News Agency February 11th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Sahand University of Technology and Islamic Azad University studied the effect of using nanoparticles on increasing oil extraction from reservoirs.

American Institute of Physics February 11th, 2015 Many industries are calling for electronics that can operate reliably in a harsh environment, including extreme temperatures above 200° Celsius. Examples of the high temperature applications include turbine engine control in aerospace and electronics or sensors used for drilling operation in oil and gas industry. Although traditional cooling systems can help electronics function at high temperatures, in some applications, cooling may not be possible–or it may be more appealing for the electronics to operate hot to improve system reliability or reduce cost. However, the availability of transistors and circuits for high temperature operation is very limited.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. February 11th, 2015 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) will issue a press release reporting its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results on Thursday, February 26, 2015 after the market closes.

American Chemical Society February 11th, 2015 With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, scientists have shown that a protein found in this fish can promote skin repair in rats without an immune reaction, suggesting possible future use for human patients.

Biophysical Society February 12th, 2015 Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO), a material that can be used to make the cathode in high performance batteries. The peptide can latch onto nanosized particles of LMNO and connect them to conductive components of a battery electrode, improving the potential power and stability of the electrode.

Springer February 12th, 2015 Traditional computational tools are simply not powerful enough to solve some complex optimisation problems, like, for example, protein folding. Quantum annealing, a potentially successful implementation of analogue quantum computing, would bring about an ultra-performant computational method. A series of reviews in this topical issue of EPJ ST, guest-edited by Sei Suzuki from Saitama Medical University, Japan, and Arnab Das from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkota, India, focuses on the state of the art and challenges in quantum annealing. This approach, if proven viable, could greatly boost the capabilities of large-scale simulations and revolutionise several research fields, from biology to economics, medicine and material science.

Fars News Agency February 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed a biosensor to detect very small amount of glucose in urine sample.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) February 12th, 2015 PVMC’s Prototype Demonstration Facility (PDF) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Solar Energy Development Center (CNSE SEDC) enables collaborations with industry leaders to advance next-generation PV technologies and enhance deployment.

Manchester University February 12th, 2015 Manchester scientists have found that gentle heating of targeted nano-sized drug parcels more effectively in deliver them to tumour cells – resulting in an improvement in survival rates.

University of Texas at Austin February 12th, 2015 Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December 2014, where they propose a new type of transistor made from these materials.

University of Leeds February 12th, 2015 Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

Max Planck Gesellschaft February 13th, 2015 Physics sometimes borders on light art. An international team headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), can easily compete with the light artists, at least as far as the skill of forming light is concerned. In their most recent work they have wound a light wave into a Moebius strip: a strip that is formed into a closed loop, one of its ends being twisted through 180° with respect to the other one so that the strip has only one edge and one surface. The physicists use these tricks not only to prove how precisely they can meanwhile manipulate light, they are also creating tools which could be interesting for nanotechnology.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) February 13th, 2015 SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO David Arthur has been appointed to the distinguished Board of Affiliates of the Rice University Professional Science Master’s Program.

Oxford Instruments plc February 13th, 2015 Oxford Instruments has successfully developed and installed a compact, high field, high stored energy superconducting magnet system at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Hochfeld-Magnetlabor Dresden – HLD) within the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Germany. The success of commissioning is the end result of significant advances made in magnet engineering throughout the programme.

Henniker February 13th, 2015 PTFE is a chemically inert and highly hydrophobic fluoropolymer due to the high electronegativity of fluorine. It is not readily modified by standard plasma processes but the may be altered to render the surface hydrophilic by the use of hydrogen plasma. The action of atomic hydrogen, generated by the plasma, is to react with surface fluorine and remove this into the gas phase where it is pumped away by the vacuum system. Hydrogen then terminates the free surface bonds to produce a CHx polymer surface which is readily wettable. The resulting surface is also ‘etched’ on a microscopic scale which produces a microscopically structured surface. Both actions in combination result in a modified surface which may be glued, painted etc.

National Space Society (NSS) February 13th, 2015 The Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Rover and Science Team is the winner of the National Space Society’s Wernher von Braun Memorial Award. This award will be presented at the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference ( http://isdc.nss.org/2015/ ). This will be the 34th ISDC and will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (downtown). The conference will run from May 20-24, 2015.

Radiant Insights February 13th, 2015 New Market Research Reports Title “Nanotechnology Electric Vehicle (EV) Market Analysis Report 2015: According to Radiant Insights, Inc” Has Been Added to RadiantInsights.com Report Database.

Northwestern University January 31st, 2015 If you can’t find the ideal material, then design a new one. Northwestern University’s James Rondinelli uses quantum mechanical calculations to predict and design the properties of new materials by working at the atom-level. His group’s latest achievement is the discovery of a novel way to control the electronic band gap in complex oxide materials without changing the material’s overall composition. The finding could potentially lead to better electro-optical devices, such as lasers, and new energy-generation and conversion materials, including more absorbent solar cells and the improved conversion of sunlight into chemical fuels through photoelectrocatalysis.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology – OIST February 1st, 2015 The most popular next-generation solar cells under development may have a problem – the top layer is full of tiny pinholes, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan have found.

Fars News Agency February 1st, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce solar cells that have high efficiency in the conversion of solar energy to electricity.

Fars News Agency February 1st, 2015 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described Iran’s independence as the main cause of the bullying powers’ hostility towards the country, adding that Iran needs to speed up scientific progress in various fields.

Fars News Agency February 1st, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman in a joint research with their counterparts from Amirkabir University of Technology produced nanostructures that can be used in LED panels of TVs and computers.

wallstcheatsheet.com February 1st, 2015 At the health research facility where it employs more than 100 doctors and scientists, Google is working on a magnetic nanoparticle technology that could change the way we test for cancer (and potentially other diseases). James Hamblin, senior editor at The Atlantic, interviewed Andrew Conrad, head of Google Life Sciences, who says, “The central thesis of what we’re trying to do at Google Life Sciences is we’re trying to change medicine from being episodic and reactive — like I go to the doctor when my arm hurts — to proactive and preventative.” To that end, Google is developing a wristband that can detect cancer cells in a person’s blood when they first appear. Conrad showed off the synthetic arms on which Google is testing its ability to detect small particles that flow through the body.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie February 2nd, 2015 “With the help of magnetic fields, we can selectively create the magnetic nanovortices, then give them a shove so that they are deflected out of their equilibrium position”, explains Dr. Felix Büttner, who pursued this research as his Ph.D. project. “We were then able to very precisely track how these skyrmions, as these special nanovortices are called, return to their rest position”, Büttner explains further. The vortices are formed in a magnetic system of thin film multilayers, where alternating layers composed of a cobalt-boron alloy and platinum are stacked on one another. Each individual layer is less than one nanometre thick. This arrangement allows the researchers to very specifically tailor the magnetic properties of the system, enabling the skyrmions to exist. The diameter of these magnetic vortices is no more than 100 nanometres. That is about 1/1000th of the diameter of a human hair.

University of Manchester February 2nd, 2015 Published in the scientific journal Nature Materials, University of Manchester and University of Sheffield researchers show that new 2D ‘designer materials’ can be produced to create flexible, see-through and more efficient electronic devices.

Rice University February 2nd, 2015 Far from being a defect, a winding thread of odd rings at the border of two sheets of graphene has qualities that may prove valuable to manufacturers, according to Rice University scientists.

Rice University February 2nd, 2015 The lowly roundworm is the star of an ambitious Rice University project to measure the toxicity of nanoparticles.

UCLA February 2nd, 2015 A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of optical materials for light emission and lasers.

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 2nd, 2015 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., that it has closed $29 million (CAD) in funding from a large institutional investor, among others. This funding will be used to accelerate development of D-Wave’s quantum hardware and software and expand the software application ecosystem. This investment brings total funding in D-Wave to $174 million (CAD), with approximately $62 million (CAD) raised in 2014. Harris & Harris Group’s total investment in D-Wave is approximately $5.8 million (USD). D-Wave’s announcement also includes highlights of 2014, a year of strong growth and advancement for D-Wave.

Fars News Agency February 2nd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology studied the application of nanofibers in the structure of thermal insulators to increase their performance and decrease the final price.

Arrowhead Research Corporation February 2nd, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 31, 2014, on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. EST. To participate in the conference call, please dial 855-215-6159 (toll free from the US) or 315-625-6887 (for international callers) and enter Conference ID 76024600. Investors may also access a live audio webcast of this conference call on the Company’s website at ir.arrowheadresearch.com/events.cfm.

Nano Labs Corp. February 2nd, 2015 Nano Labs Corp. (OTCQB: CTLE) (“Nano Labs” or “The Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement through its subsidiaries “Pol-Ec International Technologies Corp USA” and POLEC S de RL (“Polec Mexico”) to submit test trials to construct access roads for the New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM). This is a vital part of the infrastructure for the construction of one of the largest airports in the world when completed. www.aeropuerto.gob.mx/

NanoSafePack February 2nd, 2015 A novel “Best Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Use of Nanoparticles in Packaging Industries” is now available to support those working with nanomaterials at all stages in the development of packaging products.

Entegris, Inc. February 3rd, 2015 Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG), a leader in yield-enhancing materials and solutions for highly advanced manufacturing environments, announced the latest addition to its IntelliGen® family of two-stage dispense technologies used in microelectronics manufacturing processes. The IntelliGen MV extends upon the proven performance of the IntelliGen Mini and HV dispense systems with a solution optimized for 3D and MEMS applications, enabling high-purity filtration and repeatable dispense of mid-viscosity fluids.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory February 3rd, 2015 Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. This advance opens the door to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that can replace lasers for short-range optical communications, including optical interconnects for microchips, plus a host of other potential applications.

Virginia Commonwealth University February 3rd, 2015 Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called “penta-graphene” – a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo.

PEN Inc. February 3rd, 2015 In direct response to the apparent failure of current cleaners and disinfectants to prevent the spread of illness, PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) is developing a new category of cleaning products intended to clean and fortify surfaces at the nanoscale-level. Unlike traditional harsh pesticide-containing disinfectants, PEN products will incorporate natural elements and sustainable chemistry to keep surfaces safe. The company’s aim is to revolutionize the $50 billion global market for industrial and institutional cleaning, which includes lodging, retail outlets, and workplaces. The product is also ideal for the $80 billion global household cleaning market.

Threadsmiths February 3rd, 2015 An Australian startup has solved the age-old problem of stained white t-shirts by creating a fully hydrophobic T-shirt – the first in the world to be available to the public.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY February 4th, 2015 For the first time, a German-American research team has determined the three-dimensional shape of free-flying silver nanoparticles, using DESY’s X-ray laser FLASH. The tiny particles, hundreds of times smaller than the width of a human hair, were found to exhibit an unexpected variety of shapes, as the physicists from the Technical University (TU) Berlin, the University of Rostock, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the United States and from DESY report in the scientific journal Nature Communications. Besides this surprise, the results open up new scientific routes, such as direct observation of rapid changes in nanoparticles.

American Chemical Society February 4th, 2015 For years, treating scratches and burns to the eyes has usually involved dropping medicine onto the eyes several times a day, sometimes for weeks — a treatment that lends itself to missed doses and other side effects. But scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a novel, drug-releasing wafer that patients can put directly on their affected eyes just once a day. The team says the device works better than drops and could help patients recover faster.

Johns Hopkins Medicine February 4th, 2015 Fast Facts •Gene therapy may effectively treat glioma, a deadly form of brain cancer, but getting the right genes to cancer cells in the brain is difficult. •For the first time, Johns Hopkins researchers used biodegradable nanoparticles to kill brain cancer cells in animals and lengthen their survival. •The nanoparticles are filled with genes for an enzyme that turns a compound into a potent killer of cancer cells.

American Chemical Society February 4th, 2015 Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of ‘soft robotics.’ One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper. The development could help doctors perform remotely guided surgical procedures or perform biopsies. The materials also could someday deliver therapeutic drugs to hard-to-reach places. The report appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) February 4th, 2015 1. A research group at the NIMS (Sukekatsu Ushioda, president) International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA, Masakazu Aono, director), consisting of post-doctoral researcher Shunsuke Yoshizawa, MANA researcher Takashi Uchihashi, MANA principal investigator Tomonobu Nakayama, post-doctoral researcher Takuto Kawakami and MANA principal investigator Xiao Hu, and a research team at the Institute for Solid State Physics of the University of Tokyo, consisting of post-doctoral researcher Kim Howon and associate professor Yukio Hasegawa, discovered that in an atomic-scale thick superconductor formed on a silicon surface, a single-atom difference in height between atomic layers (atomic step) acts as a Josephson junction that controls the flow of supercurrent.

Graphene Flagship February 4th, 2015 Graphene has many potential applications, among them energy generation, conversion and storage. Graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms – and related two-dimensional crystals combine high electrical conductivity with physical flexibility and a huge surface to weight ratio. Such qualities make them suitable for storing electric charge in batteries and supercapacitors, and as catalysts in solar and fuel-cell electrodes.

The Innovation Society, Ltd. February 4th, 2015 The “Nanorama Laboratory”, an interactive online tool on the safe handling of nanomaterials, is now available in English on nano.dguv.de/nanorama/bgrci/en/. The tool, developed in close collaboration with the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI), was devised by the Innovation Society, St. Gallen. It is part of the nano-platform “Safe Handling of Nanomaterials” of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).

FEI Company February 4th, 2015 The Tsinghua Branch of National Center for Protein Sciences Beijing will be a focal point in Asia for research with the first complete cryo-electron microscopy workflow for structural biology.

STMicroelectronics February 4th, 2015 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed its leadership of Lab4MEMS II, an extension that builds on the continuing success of the existing Lab4MEMS project, announced in April 2013. Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS[1] with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals using integrated mechanical, optical, and electrical systems, while the original project maintains its emphasis on developing a pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices augmented with such advanced technologies as piezoelectric or magnetic materials and 3D packaging. Like its sister project, Lab4MEMS II is being launched by the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) Joint Undertaking (JU), a public-private partnership in nanoelectronics.

Springer February 5th, 2015 One of the ways of improving electrons manipulation is though better control over one of their inner characteristics, called spin. This approach is the object of an entire field of study, known as spintronics. Now, Richard Pincak from the Slovak Academy of Sciences and colleagues have just uncovered new possibilities for manipulating the electrons on the tips of graphitic nanocones. Indeed, in a study published in EPJ B, they have shown that because the tip area offers the greatest curvature, it gives rise, in the presence of defects, to an enhanced manifestation of a phenomenon called spin-orbit interaction. This, in turn, affects its electronic characteristics. These nanocones could thus become candidates for a new type of scanning probe in atomic force microscopy.

Springer February 5th, 2015 Light and matter can be so strongly linked that their characteristics become indistinguishable. These light-matter couplings are referred to as polaritons. Their energy oscillates continuously between both systems, giving rise to attractive new physical phenomena. Now, scientists in France have explained why such polaritons can remain for an unusual long time at the lowest energy levels, in such a way that alters the microscopic and macroscopic characteristics of their constituting matter. These findings thus pave the way for optical, electronic and chemical applications. The work has been published in EPJ D by Antoine Canaguier-Durand from the University of Strasbourg, France, and colleagues.

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences February 5th, 2015 In the world of single atoms and molecules governed by chaotic fluctuations, is the spontaneous formation of Turing patterns possible – the same ones that are responsible for the irregular yet periodic shapes of the stripes on zebras’ bodies? A Polish-Danish team of physicists has for the first time demonstrated that such a process can not only occur, but can also be used for potentially very interesting applications.

Graphenea Inc. February 5th, 2015 Graphene, among the many interesting predicted applications, is an excellent material for biosensing and medical purposes. Graphenea’s scientific team collaborated with researchers from France’s CNRS and SENSIA SL to utilize graphene as a DNA biosensor and to destroy harmful bacteria.

Innovnano February 5th, 2015 Innovnano (www.innovnano-materials.com), an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, today announces its certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to ISO 9001 standards. This accreditation demonstrates Innovnano’s commitment to producing the highest quality nanostructured ceramic powders and products, and highlights its support for the continuous progress in the development of advanced ceramic materials. ISO 9001 is a certified quality management system which recognises that Innovnano’s policies, practices and procedures translate into high quality products and production processes.

Fars News Agency February 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a new nanocatalyst which eliminates the need for application of organic solvents in the synthesis of organic compounds.

Fars News Agency February 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) proposed a solution to measure the desired species in liquids by using XRF device.

University of Chicago February 6th, 2015 Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fountain.

Green Earth Nano Science February 6th, 2015 Green Earth Nano Science has signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with CleanShield Denmark to bring GENS NANO and SOLARSTUCCO self-cleaning coatings, and AGRIHIT biodegradable cleaners, organic plant based disinfectants, and sanitizers.

Rice University January 24th, 2015 Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they need for applications.

Fars News Agency January 24th, 2015 Researchers from University of Tehran used a simple, cost-effective and eco-friendly method to produce a sensor based on graphene nano-sheets with high sensitivity and simultaneously measure useful components of tea.

The International NanoScience Community January 24th, 2015 The 5th Virtual Nanotechnology Poster Conference is here from 13 to 19 April 2015. Join the virtual event in 2015 and share your nanotech with 8000 members and 5500 Facebook followers of The International NanoScience Community.

Toyocolor Co., Ltd. January 24th, 2015 Toyocolor Co., Ltd. (President and Representative Director, Hironori Sakai) today announced that it will showcase a new lineup of carbon nanotube (CNT)-related materials at nano tech 2015, the 14th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference. The trade exhibition, the world’s largest event for nanotechnology, will be held at the Tokyo Big Site in Tokyo, from January 28 to 30, 2015. This is Toyocolor’s second consecutive appearance at nano tech.

Graphene Sensors January 25th, 2015 New GS7 Sensor could well be the solution, already being touted as the only choice we have in the fight against cancer.

National University of Singapore January 26th, 2015 A study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that attaching chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively eliminates chemoresistant cancer stem cells. The findings were first published online in ACS Nano, the official journal of the American Chemical Society, in December 2014.

University of California – Davis January 26th, 2015 Nature has many examples of self-assembly, and bioengineers are interested in copying or manipulating these systems to create useful new materials or devices. Amyloid proteins, for example, can self-assemble into the tangled plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease — but similar proteins can also form very useful materials, such as spider silk, or biofilms around living cells. Researchers at UC Davis and Rice University have now come up with methods to manipulate natural proteins so that they self-assemble into amyloid fibrils. The paper is published online by the journal ACS Nano.

Fars News Agency January 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University succeeded in the production of a sensor to detect heavy metals in samples with naked eye.

Fars News Agency January 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers designed and built solar cells doing well in converting solar energy into electricity, using Nano-technology.

Fars News Agency January 26th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology studied the effect of nanoparticles on increasing the durability and lifetime of concrete decorations in cold areas.

Fullerex January 26th, 2015 Fullerex (fullerex.com) has announced the release of the “Bulk Graphene Pricing Report 2015” as part of its research offering.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne January 26th, 2015 Will it be possible one day to reconfigure electronic microchips however we want, even when they are in use? A recent discovery by a team at EPFL suggests as much. The researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to create conductive pathways several atoms wide in a material, to move them around at will and even to make them disappear. Their research is the subject of a recent article appearing in Nature Nanotechnology.

Aalto University January 26th, 2015 Understanding this kind of electronic effects in organic molecules is crucial for their use in optoelectronic applications, for example in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) and solar cells.

ITbM, Nagoya University January 26th, 2015 A team of chemists at Nagoya University has synthesized novel transition metal-complexed cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) that enable selective monofunctionalization of CPPs for the first time, opening doors to the construction of unprecedented nanocarbons.

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science January 26th, 2015 As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, for instance, for medical uses, including drug delivery, early diagnosis, disease monitoring, instrumentation, and surgery. In a new study led by Henry Hess, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, researchers observed a molecular shuttle powered by kinesin motor proteins and found it to degrade when operating, marking the first time, they say, that degradation has been studied in detail in an active, autonomous nanomachine.

The Optical Society January 27th, 2015 Unlike Bilbo’s magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies.

University of California – San Diego January 27th, 2015 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory January 27th, 2015 A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is “valleytronics,” in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. Now, a promising new pathway to valleytronic technology has been uncovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Vienna University of Technology January 27th, 2015 In a marathon, everyone starts at roughly the same place at roughly the same time. But the faster runners will gradually increase their lead, and in the end, the distribution of runners on the street will be very broad. Something similar happens to a pulse of light sent through a medium. The pulse is a combination of different colours (or different wavelengths), and when they are sent through a medium like glass, they travel at slightly different speeds. This leads to a dispersion effect: the pulse becomes longer and longer.

Chalmers University of Technology January 27th, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future, which are needed to achieve a sustainable energy system.

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. January 27th, 2015 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company’s patented thermal insulation and protective coatings are now being used as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) upgrade application on new textile machinery. The Company’s distributor for Turkey, Kolorgen Ltd, confirmed that Ornek Makine, based in Gaziantep, Turkey, has shipped their first yarn heat setting machine to a customer in the Southeastern United States which has a factory applied coating of Industrial Nanotech’s High Heat and EPX thermal insulation coatings for energy efficiency. This represents the second major OEM application with these patented nanotechnology-based coatings.

Fars News Agency January 27th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences applied nanotechnology to treat bacterial infections.

Nanometrics Incorporated January 27th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to present at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet and Media Conference.

Renishaw January 27th, 2015 Renishaw, a world leader in metrology and spectroscopy technologies, will be exhibiting at Pittcon 2015 & giving a paper on transmission Raman imaging.

UC Riverside January 27th, 2015 Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic impurities, but this doping tends to disrupt graphene’s electronic properties.

JPK Instruments January 28th, 2015 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, has moved to a new and expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing space to meet growing demand worldwide.

University of Oxford January 28th, 2015 A spider commonly found in garden centres in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibres just a few nanometres thick.

University of Michigan January 28th, 2015 New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News January 28th, 2015 Therapeutic oligonucleotide analogs represent a new and promising family of drugs that act on nucleic acid targets such as RNA or DNA; however, their effectiveness has been limited due to difficulty crossing the cell membrane. A new delivery approach based on cell-penetrating peptide nanoparticles can efficiently transport charge-neutral oligonucleotide analogs into cells, as reported in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics website.

Fars News Agency January 28th, 2015 Iranian researchers of Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied and produced a Nano drug system at laboratorial scale to achieve edible insulin.

INRS January 28th, 2015 Although terahertz spectroscopy has great potential, especially for environmental monitoring and security screening applications, it previously could not be used effectively to study nanocrystals or molecules at extremely low concentrations. An international team led by Professor Luca Razzari at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre has found a solution to this problem by increasing the technique’s sensitivity using metallic nanostructures, as explained in an article published in Nano Letters in January 2015.

American Chemical Society January 28th, 2015 In today’s world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS Macro Letters, scientists are reporting new progress toward thin-film materials that could rapidly change colors in the presence of CWAs — an advance that could help save lives and hold aggressors accountable.

Brookhaven National Laboratory January 28th, 2015 The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. By constructing tiny “mirrors” to trap light around impurity atoms in diamond crystals, the team dramatically increased the efficiency with which photons transmit information about those atoms’ electronic spin states, which can be used to store quantum information. Such spin-photon interfaces are thought to be essential for connecting distant quantum memories, which could open the door to quantum computers and long-distance cryptographic systems.

IBN, A*STAR January 29th, 2015 Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva within 20 minutes. This device is currently undergoing further development for commercialization.

Fars News Agency January 29th, 2015 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of nanostructures powerful enough to eliminate toxic pollutants existing in the wastewater of textile industry.

Nanonics Imaging LTD January 29th, 2015 Nanonics is launching a new, redesigned website soon. To celebrate this exciting milestone, Nanonics Imaging is holding an image contest. Top submissions will be featured on the title banner of our new homepage. In addition, winners will receive Itunes gift cards.

Park Systems January 29th, 2015 Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanoscale metrology products, proudly introduces Park NX-Bio, a powerful 3-in-1 bio-research tool that uniquely combines scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) with AFM and an inverted optical microscope (IOM) on the same platform. This advanced tool with its automatic running software provides researchers with reliable and repeatable in-liquid imaging of nanoscale cell structure in high resolution. NX-Bio is the next step in the advancement of nanoscale imaging innovation for life science research.

Advantest Corporation January 29th, 2015 Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will showcase its broad product portfolio, including its semiconductor test solutions, nanotechnology products, terahertz systems and CloudTesting™ Services at SEMICON Korea which will be held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea February 4-6, 2015 in booth number 1210 in Hall C.

Nexeon January 29th, 2015 Nexeon – the company developing silicon anode technology for the next generation of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries – has made some changes to its Board line up. Ian Jenks joins Nexeon as a non-executive Director (NED), while Nexeon Board Director Christina McComb becomes Senior Independent Director.

Los Alamos National Laboratory January 29th, 2015 This week in the journal Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large-area perovskite crystals.

Graphenea Inc. January 29th, 2015 Graphenea announces the closing of a very successful financial year. Sales in 2014 have surpassed 1.2 million USD, more than doubling the result from 2013.

Investigación y Desarrollo January 29th, 2015 Collaboration in a project to create a catalog of different materials and combining them to obtain a metamaterial (artificial material) with the desired characteristics.

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) January 29th, 2015 Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) and IGE Glass Technologies along with The Original Frameless Shower Doors announce the first FuseCube™ to be installed in the eastern US by a shower door manufacturer. In conjunction, The Original Frameless Shower Doors announces it will offer the Diamon-Fusion® hydrophobic coating as a standard feature on its complete inventory in order to differentiate its products in the marketplace. The application system, known as the FuseCube™, is fully automated to provide glass fabricators and manufacturers significant savings in both material and labor costs compared to the traditional spray-application coatings. With the smallest model having the ability to apply Diamon-Fusion® to both sides and edges of up to 75 standard size shower door panels – totaling 1,800 square feet of surface area – in approximately one hour, the FuseCube™ can coat fifteen times more surface area than manual spray-applied methods in the same factory footprint in a cleaner, safer and more reliable way and at a small fraction of the cost.

Deep Space Industries January 29th, 2015 Harvesting space resources to accelerate humanity’s expansion into the solar system is the focus of Asteroid Mining 101: Wealth for a New Space Economy, a new book written by globally recognized expert Dr. John S. Lewis. This fascinating new title will be available in both hardback and downloadable formats in mid-February. A sneak-peak (downloadable PDF) will be made available to those journalists and book reviewers who would like to publish a review of the book.

Angstron Materials Inc. January 29th, 2015 Angstron Materials Inc., a heavy weight in the commercial scale production of graphene and graphene oxide materials, will be featured this month in a segment for Discovery Channel’s Trending Today. The show’s air date is January 29, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. EST. The manufacturer, which recently announced its ability to produce masterbatches of graphene-enhanced polymers, will give viewers an inside glimpse of its advances in graphene-based thermal management materials and energy storage technologies.

Hiden Analytical Ltd January 29th, 2015 Hiden are exhibiting their latest laboratory gas analysers at Pittcon 2015, 9th – 12th March, New Orleans, LA USA. Visit us on Booth 1127. Hiden will feature their latest QGA systems for direct real time analysis, quantification and control of gas related processes ranging in pressure from 100 mbar to 50 bar.

University of Rochester January 30th, 2015 A collaboration of researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light’s electromagnetic field to assume this peculiar shape.

University of Toronto January 30th, 2015 University of Toronto engineers study first single crystal perovskites for new applications Engineers have shone new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard January 30th, 2015 A complex interplay of molecular components governs almost all aspects of biological sciences – healthy organism development, disease progression, and drug efficacy are all dependent on the way life’s molecules interact in the body. Understanding these bio-molecular interactions is critical for the discovery of new, more effective therapeutics and diagnostics to treat cancer and other diseases, but currently requires scientists to have access to expensive and elaborate laboratory equipment.

Oregon State University January 30th, 2015 Rather, it’s Harper’s work in the laboratory that links her to the soil. A scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Harper is doggedly researching tiny, human-made substances called nanoparticles, with the goal of identifying which will be a boon and which a bane for farmers, consumers and the environment. Nanoparticles, which are the size of molecules, are already used in everything from sunscreen to biomedical devices. Their minuscule size makes them efficient, but also unpredictable. That’s what worries Harper: The first nano-formulations of pesticides are quietly making their way onto agricultural fields, and she wants to know what happens next.

Rice University January 30th, 2015 A new study by a team of physicists at Rice University, Zhejiang University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida State University and the Max Planck Institute adds to the growing body of evidence supporting a theory that strange electronic behaviors — including high-temperature superconductivity and heavy fermion physics — arise from quantum fluctuations of strongly correlated electrons.

University of Twente January 17th, 2015 One way of removing harmful nitrate from drinking water is to catalyse its conversion to nitrogen. This process suffers from the drawback that it often produces ammonia. By using palladium nanoparticles as a catalyst, and by carefully controlling their size, this drawback can be partially eliminated. It was research conducted by Yingnan Zhao of the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology that led to this discovery.

Fars News Agency January 17th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Kerman University of Medical Sciences studied the effect of nanoparticles on bacterial biofilms to find new methods for the treatment of bacteria infectious diseases.

University of Warwick January 17th, 2015 More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles.

Nanopac Innovation Ltd. January 19th, 2015 Nanopac Innovation Ltd. is pleased to announce that effective July 23, 2014, the Company is listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX), Australia’s second largest listing market, as ticker symbol (NNX:NNO) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as ticker symbol (NNPA).

Fars News Agency January 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University succeeded in the production of a nanosorbent that can separate high percentages of contaminants in natural samples.

Fars News Agency January 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers at the Amirkabir University of Technology produced a Nano medicine-career for prostate cancer, expected to reduce chemotherapy side effects.

Fars News Agency January 19th, 2015 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce a new type of ceramic membrane with high thermal stability.

Yale University January 19th, 2015 A new semiconductor laser developed at Yale has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photo lithography, holography, and biomedical imaging.

Brookhaven National Laboratory January 19th, 2015 The discovery of “topologically protected” electrical conductivity on the surface of some materials whose bulk interior acts as an insulator was among the most sensational advances in the last decade of condensed matter physics-with predictions of numerous unusual electronic states and new potential applications. But many of these predicted phenomena have yet to be observed. Now, a new atomic-scale study of the surface properties of one of these ferromagnetic topological insulators reveals that these materials may not be what they had seemed.

Fars News Agency January 20th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Abadan University of Petroleum studied the effect of nanoparticles and their arrangement on capacitor electrode to prolong the life of super capacitors.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) January 20th, 2015 Brian Gregg, a scientist at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS cited Gregg for “distinguished contributions to the field of solar photoconversion, particularly for developing a unified understanding of the photoconversion mechanism in the various cell types.”

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences January 20th, 2015 At the heart of lasers, displays and other light-emitting devices lies the emission of photons. Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such as optical communication, sensors and displays. Moreover, electrical control of the light emission pathways opens up the possibility of novel types of nano-photonics devices, based on active plasmonics.

University at Buffalo January 20th, 2015 It’s technology so advanced that the machine capable of using it doesn’t yet exist. Using two biocompatible parts, University at Buffalo researchers and their colleagues have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques: •computed tomography (CT) scanning; •positron emission tomography (PET) scanning; •photoacoustic imaging; •fluorescence imaging; •upconversion imaging; and •Cerenkov luminescence imaging.

Rice University January 20th, 2015 Rice University scientists have found the balance necessary to aid healing with high-tech hydrogel.

North Carolina State University January 20th, 2015 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a patient is moving.

University of Bonn January 20th, 2015 Can a penalty kick simultaneously score a goal and miss? For very small objects, at least, this is possible: according to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different paths at the same time. The world of macroscopic objects follows other rules: the football always moves in a definite direction. But is this always correct? Physicists of the University of Bonn have constructed an experiment designed to possibly falsify this thesis. Their first experiment shows that Caesium atoms can indeed take two paths at the same time.

University of Rochester January 20th, 2015 Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.

American Institute of Physics January 21st, 2015 Signal amplification is ubiquitous to all electronic and optoelectronic systems for communications, imaging and computing – its characteristics directly impact device performance.

Brookhaven National Laboratory January 21st, 2015 Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun’s rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory show that etching a nanoscale texture onto the silicon material itself creates an antireflective surface that works as well as state-of-the-art thin-film multilayer coatings.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. January 21st, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research has released a new application note, “AFM Applications in Polymer Science and Engineering,” written by former NIST researcher Dr. Donna Hurley. Polymer scientists were among the first group to enthusiastically embrace AFM when it was introduced 25 years ago. This application note reviews how recent advances in next-generation AFMs from Asylum Research including the MFP-3D InfinityTM and the CypherTM ES have enabled scientists to learn even more about polymeric materials. These include new modes to characterize mechanical, electrical, functional and thermal properties as well as the ability the visualize dynamics driven by chemical and thermal stimuli.

University of Southampton January 21st, 2015 Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to generate more powerful, more energy efficient and low-cost pulsed lasers.

American Chemical Society January 21st, 2015 In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify computer users by the way they type. The device, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could help prevent unauthorized users from gaining direct access to computers.

HZB Institute January 21st, 2015 Through their work, Professor Emad Aziz, head of the HZB Institute “Methods for Material Development”, Professor Leone Spiccia from Monash University and their teams have taken an important leap forward in understanding photosynthesis – the method green plants use to obtain energy – in artificial systems. Today findings of the team have been published in the journal ChemSUSChem (DOI: DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201403219) and recently in the renowned Royal Society of Chemistry’s Journal of Materials Chemistry A. (DOI: 10.1039/c4ta04185b).

MPIKG January 21st, 2015 The use of colloidal silver to treat illnesses has become more popular in recent years, but its ingestion, prohibited in countries like the US, can be harmful to health. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany have now confirmed that silver nanoparticles are significantly toxic when they penetrate cells, although the number of toxic radicals they generate can vary by coating them with carbohydrates.

University of Basel January 21st, 2015 An international team of physicists has succeeded in mapping the condensation of individual atoms, or rather their transition from a gaseous state to another state, using a new method. Led by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, the team was able to monitor for the first time how xenon atoms condensate in microscopic measuring beakers, or quantum wells, thereby enabling key conclusions to be drawn as to the nature of atomic bonding. The researchers published their results in the journal Nature Communications.

INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH January 21st, 2015 The researchers from the INM will be presenting their results at the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference nano tech 2015, Tokio, Japan.

Ref signals deep impact as EPSRC announces £30 million for impact acceleration accounts (IAA)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) January 21st, 2015 The recently published results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that the impact of research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has been both deep and long lasting.

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) January 22nd, 2015 The new equipment allows the manufacturing of topological insulators, among other materials, and the possibility to study their properties when submitted to different conditions. The installation of the MBE also means a new way of collaboration among ICN2 Groups thanks to the new Severo Ochoa positions.

National Nanotechnology Initiative January 22nd, 2015 Submit your images! Help us demonstrate how beautiful the nanoscale can be and explain how the research behind your picture may lead to nanotechnologies that benefit society. The goal is to envision where your research is headed and explain how “seeing” at the nanoscale is important to reaching that vision. This contest is for students conducting nanotechnology research in the United States and U.S. territories.

ICIDN January 22nd, 2015 An international conference on infectious diseases and nanomedicine is going to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 15-18, 2015.

Teijin Limited January 22nd, 2015 Teijin Limited announced today that it will exhibit a wide range of nanotech materials and products incorporating advanced Teijin technologies during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference (nano tech 2015), the world’s largest nanotechnology show, at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from January 28 to 30.

INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH January 22nd, 2015 Mobile phones and smart phones still haven‘t been adapted to the carrying habits of their users. That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket: the displays of the innumerable phones and pods are rigid and do not yield to the anatomical forms adopted by the people carrying them. By now it is no longer any secret that the big players in the industry are working on flexible displays. Properties that suitable coatings offer in this respect will be demonstrated by the developments of the INM – Leibniz-Institute for New Materials on show nano tech 2015, Tokio, Japan.

DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. January 22nd, 2015 Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties, which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks. One key aspect of today’s materials research therefore is to develop bio-inspired materials reaching to the properties of natural materials – or even exceeding those in certain functionalities. The Walther group at DWI now prepared a nacre-inspired nanocomposite that combines exceptional mechanical properties with glass-like transparency and a high gas- and fire-barrier (Nature Communications, 2015).

Graphene Flagship January 22nd, 2015 esearch by scientists attached to the EC’s Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra-low temperature 2D materials, creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little energy.

Western Economic Diversification Canada January 22nd, 2015 Western Canadian research parks will be better placed to develop foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities thanks to a $125,000 investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. This investment, through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), will assist the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Canada in linking foreign investors with western Canadian innovation companies.

Grow Light Speed, LLC January 22nd, 2015 Our scientist developed a reflective surface coating on our fixtures at the Nano level (atom level) placing atom crystals in strategic patterns to produce unsurpassed brilliance with a spectrum of colors impossible to produce until today.

PEN Inc. January 22nd, 2015 Scott Rickert, Chairman and CEO of PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC), was recently asked to share his experience in nanotechnology commercialization in a webinar entitled “Roadblocks to Success in Nanotechnology Commercialization — What Keeps the Small and Medium Enterprise Community Up at Night?” The online event was sponsored by The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NTSC), under the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In addition to Dr. Rickert, the webinar panel included Craig Bandes from Pixelligent Technologies, LLC, and James Lamb of Brewer Science, and it was moderated by Dr. Michael Meador, Director of the NNCO. The hour-long event touched on a number of questions from 200 nanotechnology businesspeople, academics, and others.

OCSiAl January 23rd, 2015 OCSiAl supports NanoART – the contest of nanoscopic images.

University of Missouri-Columbia January 23rd, 2015 Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered “elastic” waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance’s makeup. Now, engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the ability to control these waves, creating possible medical, military and commercial applications with the potential to greatly benefit society.

Northwestern University January 23rd, 2015 With its high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, indium tin oxide is one of the most widely used materials for touchscreens, plasma displays, and flexible electronics. But its rapidly escalating price has forced the electronics industry to search for other alternatives.

Fars News Agency January 23rd, 2015 Academic researchers in Iran succeeded in the production of graphene-based gas sensor, which has applications in various industries to determine oxygen.

North Carolina State University January 23rd, 2015 Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells are fabricated with the polymer semiconductor aligned in the plane of the film to probe charge recombination losses associated with aggregates characterized by varying degrees of local order. 100% uniaxial strain is applied on ductile poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (P3HT:PCBM) BHJ films and characterize the resulting morphology with ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. It is found that the strained films result in strong alignment of the highly ordered polymer aggregates. Polymer aggregates with lower order and amorphous regions also align but with a much broader orientation distribution. The solar cells are then tested under linearly polarized light where the light is selectively absorbed by the appropriately oriented polymer, while maintaining a common local environment for the sweep out of photogenerated charge carriers. Results show that charge collection losses associated with a disordered BHJ film are circumvented, and the internal quantum efficiency is independent of P3HT local aggregate order near the heterojunction interface.

Fars News Agency January 10th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced a DNA-based biosensor to better understand the performance of anticancer drugs.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. January 11th, 2015 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research is pleased to announce the winners of its AFM Image Contest. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners Jessica Bickel and Kathy Aidala of Mount Holyoke College for their image submission of magnetic force microscopy of cobalt nanoribbons. All winning images can be viewed at: http://www.asylumresearch.com/Gallery/Image-Contest-Winners/ImageContest.shtml

Fars News Agency January 11th, 2015 Iranian researchers at Shaheed Beheshti University designed Nano-absorbent separating chemical pollutants by high percentage.

Brookhaven National Laboratory January 12th, 2015 One challenge in improving the efficiency of solar cells is that some of the absorbed light energy is lost as heat. So scientists have been looking to design materials that can convert more of that energy into useful electricity. Now a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University has paired up polymers that recover some of that lost energy by producing two electrical charge carriers per unit of light instead of the usual one.

University of Waterloo January 12th, 2015 An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles.

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences January 12th, 2015 Squeezing light into tiny circuits and controlling its flow electrically is a holy grail that has become a realistic scenario thanks to the discovery of graphene. This tantalizing achievement is realized by exploiting so-called plasmons, in which electrons and light move together as one coherent wave. Plasmons guided by graphene -a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms – are remarkable as they can be confined to length scales of nanometers, up to two hundred times below the wavelength of light. An important hurdle until now has been the rapid loss of energy that these plasmons experience, limiting the range over which they could travel.

Fars News Agency January 12th, 2015 Iranian researchers studied the effect of using carbon nanotubes on the efficiency of two different types of solar cells.

University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute January 12th, 2015 A new type of ‘nanowire’ crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind the breakthrough, which has great potential.

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory January 12th, 2015 Narrow strips of graphene called nanoribbons exhibit extraordinary properties that make them important candidates for future nanoelectronic technologies. A barrier to exploiting them, however, is the difficulty of controlling their shape at the atomic scale, a prerequisite for many possible applications.

University of California – Santa Barbara January 12th, 2015 A team of chemistry and materials science experts from University of California, Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company has created a novel way to overcome one of the major hurdles preventing the widespread use of controlled radical polymerization.

Arrowhead Research Corporation January 12th, 2015 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) verbally informed the Company in a preliminary call of a partial clinical hold, under which the Company is cleared to begin a modified multiple-dose study of ARC-520 in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.

UCLA January 12th, 2015 An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) January 12th, 2015 The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced that its Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) has successfully recertified as having an effective ISO 9001:2008 quality management system in place. This certification acknowledges STC’s strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. The scope of this registration covers the design, development, fabrication and packaging of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductor devices.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) January 13th, 2015 In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s education-driven economic growth agenda for New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced the SUNY Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as the founding President of SUNY Poly.

North Carolina State University January 13th, 2015 A research team led by North Carolina State University has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory devices. The researchers have already created prototypes of the devices and are in the process of testing them.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology January 13th, 2015 An article in Physical Review Letters, which was written by a group of researchers led by Qinggao Wang from MIPT’s Laboratory of Computer Design of New Materials, investigates the surface of titanium dioxide crystals.

American Institute of Physics January 13th, 2015 A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan.

American Institute of Physics (AIP) January 13th, 2015 Today, we’re surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us – we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory January 13th, 2015 Water and nano-sized particles isolated from trees, plants and algae are the ingredients of a new recipe for low-cost metal oxides that are widely used in displays, smart windows, magnetic memories and coatings.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory January 13th, 2015 A composite foam insulation panel being developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners could reduce wall-generated heating and cooling loads in buildings by 38 to 50 percent, potentially saving homeowners $150 or more per year.

DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory January 13th, 2015 Reduction of pollution from vehicles and power plants relies, in large part, on how effectively catalysts can oxidize nitric oxide (NO).

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill January 13th, 2015 Nanoparticle drugs–tiny containers packed with medicine and with the potential to be shipped straight to tumors–were thought to be a possible silver bullet against cancer. However new cancer drugs based on nanoparticles have not improved overall survival rates for cancer patients very much. Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now think that failure may have less to do with the drugs and tumors than it does the tumor’s immediate surroundings.

Biosenta Inc. January 13th, 2015 Biosenta Inc. (Biosenta) (CSE:ZRO) is pleased to provide an update of both the continuing laboratory testing of its new retail disinfectant, to be called “True”, and the regulatory approval process in Canada and the U.S.A.

Rice University January 14th, 2015 Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University.

Rice University January 14th, 2015 Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible electronics.

American Chemical Society January 14th, 2015 DNA molecules provide the “source code” for life in humans, plants, animals and some microbes. But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab. This first-of-its-kind demonstration of the inexpensive process is described in the brand-new journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

Fars News Agency January 14th, 2015 Iranian researchers gained new achievements in increasing the strength of ceramic materials to be used in tissue engineering.

Vienna University of Technology January 14th, 2015 It is easy to measure electric current. But it is extremely hard to watch the individual electrons which make up this current. Electrons race through the metal with a speed of several million meters per second, and the distance they have to cover between two adjacent atoms is very small. This means that tiny time intervals have to be resolved in order to watch the electrons dashing through the metal.

University of the Basque Country January 14th, 2015 Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has. This is largely due to its superlative properties: it is the thinnest material in existence, almost transparent, the strongest, the stiffest and at the same time the most strechable, the best thermal conductor, the one with the highest intrinsic charge carrier mobility, plus many more fascinating features. Specifically, its electronic properties can vary enormously through its confinement inside nanostructured systems, for example. That is why ribbons or rows of graphene with nanometric widths are emerging as tremendously interesting electronic components. On the other hand, due to the great variability of electronic properties upon minimal changes in the structure of these nanoribbons, exact control on an atomic level is an indispensable requirement to make the most of all their potential.

University of California – San Diego January 14th, 2015 Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.

University of Wisconsin-Madison January 14th, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life — and the ability to flex and stretch.

Technische Universitaet Muenchen January 14th, 2015 The time frames, in which electrons travel within atoms, are unfathomably short. For example, electrons excited by light change their quantum-mechanical location within mere attoseconds – an attosecond corresponds to a billionth of a billionth of a second.

Radiant Insights January 15th, 2015 RadiantInsights.com include new market research report “Nanotechnology in Energy Applications Market Research Report 2014-2018: Radiant Insights, Inc” to its huge collection of research reports.

Fars News Agency January 15th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tehran in association with their counterparts from University of Malaya, Malaysia, studied the modification of properties of human body implants by using titania nanocoating.

Iranian Scientists Measure Blood Sugar through Patient’s Expiration
Fars News Agency January 15th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tehran succeeded in the production of a sensor that finds the amount of blood sugar of diabetic patients by measuring acetone concentration in their expiration.

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering January 15th, 2015 NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) January 15th, 2015 A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published* by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a surprising view of what happens when you pour a liquid out of a cup. More important, it provides a theoretical foundation for a molecular-level process that must be controlled to ensure the stability of important protein-based drugs at room temperature.

Perovskites provide big boost to silicon solar cells, Stanford study finds
Stanford University January 15th, 2015 Stacking perovskites onto a conventional silicon solar cell dramatically improves the overall efficiency of the cell, according to a new study led by Stanford University scientists.

Rice University January 15th, 2015 Rice University today named nanotechnology pioneer Naomi Halas director of the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Halas, one of Rice’s most cited and renowned researchers, said she plans to expand the institute’s scope, engage more faculty and students and foster new collaborations at the frontiers of science.

Syracuse University January 15th, 2015 Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light, quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells, detection of biomolecules, and measurement of pH changes.

Princeton University January 15th, 2015
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or “maser,” is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.

Lund University January 15th, 2015 If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain – either for research purposes or to treat diseases – it may be appropriate to give them a ‘coat’ of nanowires that could make them less irritating for the brain tissue. However, the nanowires must not exceed a certain length, according to new research from Neuronano Research Center at Lund University in Sweden.

CIFAR January 16th, 2015 Researchers have spotted charge ordering – a phenomenon that interferes with superconductivity – in electron-doped copper-oxide crystals for the first time. The discovery is a critical step towards achieving zero electrical resistance at room temperature.

University of Maryland January 16th, 2015 Superconductors made of copper-oxide ceramics called cuprates are capable of conducting electricity without resistance at record-high temperatures–but still only at about one-third of room temperature. They also require cooling with liquid nitrogen, which is not practical for many potential applications, such as smart power grids, high-precision magnetometry, advanced power storage units and imaging systems.

University of Innsbruck January 16th, 2015 Quantum computers are no longer just a theoretical concept. In recent years, researchers have assembled and successfully tested the building blocks for a future quantum computer in the laboratory. More than a dozen candidate technologies are currently being studied; of these, ion traps are arguably the most advanced. In an ion trap, single atoms can be confined and precisely controlled by means of lasers. This idea was developed by theorists Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller, and a team of Innsbruck experimental physicists under Rainer Blatt has been at the forefront of its implementation. Based at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Experimental Physics, the team first demonstrated in 2013 that quantum information stored in a trapped ion can be deterministically mapped onto a photon, that is, a quantum of light. Thus, they were able to construct an interface between quantum processors and optical fiber-based communication channels. Now the physicists have improved this interface, making use of so-called superradiant states.

University of Bonn January 16th, 2015 If two children splash in the sea high water waves will emerge due to constructive superposition. Different observations are made for the microscopic world in an experiment at the University of Bonn, where physicists used a laser beam to generate light waves from two cesium atoms. The light waves were reflected back from two parallel mirrors. It turned out that this experimental arrangement suppressed the emergence of high light waves. With their results, which are published now in the „Physical Review Letters”, the scientists observed the most fundamental scenario of light-matter interaction with two atoms.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology January 16th, 2015 Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self-motile or active agents such as bacteria in a fluid environment can be harnessed to do mechanical work like moving microscopic gears and ratchets. Bacteria as well as algae can also be used to transport or displace matter in fluidic environments. The new research recently published by scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in the journal Soft Matter carefully examines the relationships between self-motile and passive or inert agents to determine possibility of creating fully synthetic systems by looking into examples of biology interacting with mechanical mechanisms. Denis F. Hinz and Professor Eliot Fried of the OIST Mathematical Soft Matter Unit created the necessary models and investigated how such mixtures can work to achieve desired effects.

Here Red particles represent Active agents and green represent Passive agents. The variation in density of the mixture and the strength of the self-motile agents creates vortexes in the fluid space

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory January 16th, 2015 Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes (LEDs), field effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic cells. As they can be printed from solution, they provide a highly scalable, cost-effective alternative to silicon-based devices. Uneven performances, however, have been a persistent problem. Scientists have known that the performance issues originate in the domain interfaces within organic semiconductor thin films, but have not known the cause. This mystery now appears to have been solved.

Fars News Agency January 3rd, 2015 Iranian researchers from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad succeeded in the production of biodiesel fuel from soya oil to reduce pollutions caused by fossil fuels.

Oregon State University January 5th, 2015 Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells – a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumor is removed.

Liquipel LLC January 5th, 2015 Liquipel LLC (http://www.liquipel.com/), the industry leader in Watersafe technology, announced today that it had been awarded a patent for its technology that protects electronic devices from damages caused by water and other liquids. The announcement was made at the annual Startup Debut media event during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Northwestern University January 5th, 2015 A Northwestern University-led team recently found the answer to a mysterious question that has puzzled the materials science community for years–and it came in the form of some surprisingly basic chemistry.

The Ohio State University January 5th, 2015 If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it’s because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind.

Nanometrics Incorporated January 5th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that company management is scheduled to present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference.

QD Vision, Inc. January 5th, 2015 QD Vision today announced significant new investments to meet surging demand for its Color IQ™ quantum dot technology for televisions and monitors. The new funding will help accelerate the growth of the company, particularly by expanding sales and marketing operations in China – the global center of TV manufacturing and consumption. The new funding will also be used to expand QD Vision’s product portfolio by extending its leading-edge color technologies to the fullest range of hardware and content platforms.

QD Vision, Inc. January 5th, 2015 The new TCL 55″ 4K UHD Quantum Dot TV that launched in the Chinese market in December will soon be available in the targeted overseas markets, such as Europe and Asia Pacific, according to TCL Multimedia and QD Vision. The Quantum Dot TVs are the most advanced sets on the market today, with best-in-class color performance enabled by Color IQ™ optics from QD Vision. The TVs offer superior performance and incredible value, particularly when compared to other LCD systems and OLED TVs. They are on display this week at TCL’s CES booth #9829.

QD Vision, Inc. January 5th, 2015 Two of the world’s leading computer monitor brands, Philips and AOC, have adopted QD Vision’s Color IQ™ quantum dot technology to deliver industry-leading color performance for their new 27″ high-performance LCD monitors. The quantum dot displays achieve 99% Adobe RGB color at a highly competitive price. The vibrant colors and life-like images enhance consumer entertainment and gaming, as well as professional photography and design.

IBS Center for Nanoparticle Research January 5th, 2015 The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions.

Washington University in St. Louis January 6th, 2015 Scientists have traditionally studied bacteria in large numbers, not individually. Working with tens of millions of cells in a culture flask, they tracked their growth by looking at how much the cells dimmed light passing through a tube.

North Carolina State University January 6th, 2015 An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets” to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells, with each drug targeting the distinct part of the cell where it will be most effective. The technique was found to perform better than either drug in isolation when tested in a mouse model targeting a human lung cancer tumor.

Fars News Agency January 6th, 2015 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used gold nanoparticles and succeeded in the production of a detection kit to find cancerous toxicant in agricultural products.

Science China Press January 6th, 2015 The Hall effect, discovered in 1879, is observable when a Hall voltage perpendicular to the current is produced across a conductor under a magnetic field. Although the Hall effect was discovered in a sheet of gold leaf by Edwin Hall, this effect does not require a two-dimensional condition.

Fars News Agency January 7th, 2015 Iranian researchers modeled the effective forces on the manipulation of various biological nanoparticles by using atomic force microscopy method.

American Chemical Society January 7th, 2015 Rather than soothe and comfort, a hot cup of tea or cocoa can cause people with sensitive teeth a jolt of pain. But scientists are now developing a new biomaterial that can potentially rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity for an extended period. They describe the material, which they tested on dogs, in the journal ACS Nano.

American Chemical Society January 7th, 2015 To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces — even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. They report on their technology, which could help us reduce our reliance on conventional energy sources, in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill January 7th, 2015 Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting lung-specific diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Science China Press January 7th, 2015 Geometrical light trapping is a simple and promising strategy to largely improve the optical absorption and efficiency of solar cells. Nonetheless, implementation of geometrical light trapping in organic photovoltaic (OPV) is challenging due to the fact that uniform organic active layer can rarely be achieved on textured substrate. Professor Zhiyong Fan and his group from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) reported novel nanobowl optical concentrator fabricated on low-cost aluminum foil and aiming at tackling this problem. They have successfully fabricated OPV devices based on such optical concentrator and demonstrated over 28 % enhancement in power conversion efficiency over the devices without nanobowl. This work was published in SCIENCE BULLETIN. 2015 Vol. 1.

University College London January 7th, 2015 Scientists at UCL, in collaboration with groups at the University of Bath and the Daresbury Laboratory, have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make, by revealing the complex properties of their main component – gallium nitride – using sophisticated computer simulations.

Rice University January 7th, 2015 The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt, according to Rice University scientists.

Nanometrics Incorporated January 7th, 2015 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after market close on February 2, 2015. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) January 7th, 2015 The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced student applications are now being accepted for the fall 2015 semester, with a significant number of full and partial scholarships available.

Oxford Instruments plc January 7th, 2015 Oxford Instruments has launched a new Cryofree® optical cryostat – the Optistat™Dry – specifically designed for low temperature spectroscopy applications. Its unique design makes it the most versatile and flexible cryostat on the market.

Australian National University January 8th, 2015 Scientists developing a prototype optical quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of over 100. The team’s record storage time of six hours is a major step towards a secure worldwide data encryption network based on quantum information.

University of Exeter January 8th, 2015 A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.

Blend Therapeutics, Inc. January 8th, 2015 Blend Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering new classes of medicines to treat cancer, announced today that it has secured $21 million in new funding. The new financing includes additional equity investment from a new investor and all of Blend’s existing venture investors in an expansion of the Series B round, as well as debt financing from an institutional investment firm.

Blend Therapeutics, Inc. January 8th, 2015 Blend Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company discovering new classes of medicines to treat cancer, announced today that it has appointed Dennis A. Ausiello, MD, to the company’s Board of Directors. With deep experience and a distinguished record of leadership and accomplishment in medicine and scientific research, Dr. Ausiello brings a seasoned and unique perspective to support Blend’s continued growth and advancement as an innovative oncology drug developer.

Brookhaven National Laboratory January 8th, 2015 In a promising lithium-based battery, the formation of a highly conductive silver matrix transforms a material otherwise plagued by low conductivity. To optimize these multi-metallic batteries-and enhance the flow of electricity-scientists needed a way to see where, when, and how these silver, nanoscale “bridges” emerge.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc. January 8th, 2015 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will present at the Needham Growth Conference being held at the New York Palace Hotel.

WITec GmbH January 8th, 2015 The Analytical Scientist Innovation Awards (TASIAs) recognize top innovations in the field of analytical chemistry. A jury of three independent experts and The Analytical Scientist editorial team chose the Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron (RISE) Microscope from the German microscope manufacturer WITec as the second 2014 TASIA winner.

Eulitha AG January 8th, 2015 The revolutionary PHABLE photolithograhy technology for low-cost printing of photonic patterns is continuing to attract interest from the industry and research fields. The latest example is a China based manufacturer of specialty optical components. After evaluating the alternatives including nanoimprint lithography the company decided to go with Eulitha’s unique PhableR 100 system due to its significant process and cost advantages. With the PhableR 100 system, many different types of gratings and photonic crystal type patterns can be realized with a robust photolithographic exposure. The system was delivered and qualified in the final days of 2014. Eulitha will continue to support the production of the customer with specialty photomasks and process support.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology January 9th, 2015 A team of researchers has built an array of light detectors sensitive enough to register the arrival of individual light particles, or photons, and mounted them on a silicon optical chip. Such arrays are crucial components of devices that use photons to perform quantum computations.

Fars News Agency January 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers in cooperation with their Argentinean counterparts succeeded in the production of a biosensor by using graphene sheets.

Fars News Agency January 9th, 2015 Iranian researchers from University of Tehran used nanocomposite coatings to increase the strength and life of concrete structures.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES January 9th, 2015 GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor Inc., a semiconductor company specializing in low power analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, today announced that they are working together to manufacture a 14-channel programmable reference from Linear Dimensions for multiple markets including IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and wearable device applications.

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