Fars News Agency December 29th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of silver nanoparticles from eucalyptus extract.
Fars News Agency December 29th, 2014 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology to produce super bio-magnetic sorbent for the removal of pollutions dissolved in water.
Brookhaven National Laboratory December 29th, 2014 Rust never sleeps. Whether a reference to the 1979 Neil Young album or a product designed to protect metal surfaces, the phrase invokes the idea that corrosion from oxidation-the more general chemical name for rust and other reactions of metal with oxygen-is an inevitable, persistent process. But a new study performed at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN, www.bnl.gov/cfn/) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals that certain features of metal surfaces can stop the process of oxidation in its tracks.
City College of New York December 29th, 2014 Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon.
Applied Physics Letters December 29th, 2014 In the race to design the world’s first universal quantum computer, a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy (NV) center is playing a big role. NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom and a vacant site that together replace two adjacent carbon atoms in diamond crystal. The defects can record or store quantum information and transmit it in the form of light, but the weak signal is hard to identify, extract and transmit unless it is intensified.
Science China Press December 30th, 2014 Ultracold atomic gases have been widely considered as ideal platforms for quantum simulation. Thanks to the clean environment and the highly tunable parameters in these systems, many interesting physical models can be simulated using cold atomic gases, and various novel many-body states have been prepared and probed experimentally. The recent experimental realization of synthetic gauge field in ultracold atomic gases has significantly extended the horizon of quantum simulation with cold atoms. As a special form of synthetic gauge field, synthetic spin-orbit coupling has attracted much attention recently. Professor YI Wei from University of Science and Technology of China, Professor ZHANG Wei from Renmin University of China, and Professor CUI Xiaoling from Chinese Academy of Sciences reviewed the recent theoretical studies on various novel pairing superfluid phases in spin-orbit coupled ultracold Fermi gases. They showed that spin-orbit coupling modifies the single-particle spectra, which gives rise to exotic few-body correlations and interesting pairing states. The review article, entitled “Pairing superfluidity in spin-orbit coupled ultracold Fermi gases”, was published in SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 2015, Vol. 58(1).
RIKEN December 30th, 2014 In a world-first achievement published in Nature, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan, along with colleagues from the National Institute of Material Science and the University of Tokyo, have developed a new hydrogel whose properties are dominated by electrostatic repulsion, rather than attractive interactions.
Northwestern University December 30th, 2014 Lindsey Vonn. Derrick Rose. Tom Brady. Mickey Mantle. They have all fallen victim to the dreaded pop of the knee. Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports. No other injury has sidelined more athletes for a season or even the rest of a career. And ACL sprains and tears affect more people than just the pros. According to the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 250,000 ACL surgeries are performed annually in the United States, totaling up to more than $500 million in health care costs each year.
Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) January 1st, 2015 The latest issue of Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) has come marking 6 years of existence.
sciencemag.org January 1st, 2015 Graphene and related two-dimensional crystals and hybrid systems showcase several key properties that can address emerging energy needs, in particular for the ever growing market of portable and wearable energy conversion and storage devices. Graphene’s flexibility, large surface area, and chemical stability, combined with its excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, make it promising as a catalyst in fuel and dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemically functionalized graphene can also improve storage and diffusion of ionic species and electric charge in batteries and supercapacitors. Two-dimensional crystals provide optoelectronic and photocatalytic properties complementing those of graphene, enabling the realization of ultrathin-film photovoltaic devices or systems for hydrogen production. Here, we review the use of graphene and related materials for energy conversion and storage, outlining the roadmap for future applications.
CRAIC Technologies, Inc. January 2nd, 2015 FLEX™ is designed as a multi-functional tool able to acquire micro-scale images and spectra from the deep UV to the NIR. Offering transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, Raman as well as a host of other features, FLEX™ is a powerful addition to the laboratory.
Fars News Agency December 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shiraz University produced a nanosensor during a laboratorial research which can be used in measuring naproxen drug.
Springer December 8th, 2014 Insects are full of marvels – and this is certainly the case with a beetle from the Tenebrionind family, found in the extreme conditions of the Namib desert. Now, a team of scientists has demonstrated that such insects can collect dew on their backs – and not just fog as previously thought. This is made possible by the wax nanostructure on the surface of the beetle’s elytra. These findings by José Guadarrama-Cetina, then working at ESPCI ParisTech, France – on leave from the University of Navarra, in Spain – and colleagues were recently published in EPJ E. They bring us a step closer to harvesting dew to make drinking water from the humidity in the air. This, the team hopes, can be done by improving the water yield of man-made dew condensers that mimick the nanostructure on the beetle’s back.
Toyohashi University of Technology December 8th, 2014 Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials are now attracting a lot of interest due to their unique optoelectronic properties at atomic thicknesses. Among them, graphene has been mostly investigated, but the zero-gap nature of graphene limits its practical applications. Therefore, 2D layered materials with intrinsic band gaps such as MoS2, MoSe2, and MoTe2 are of interest as promising candidates for ultrathin and high-performance optoelectronic devices
North Carolina State University December 8th, 2014 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications. The new technique is significantly less expensive than conventional methods and does not rely on stacking two-dimensional (2-D) patterns to create 3-D structures.
Brookhaven National Laboratory December 8th, 2014 A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors. The finding, described in the journal Nature Communications, establishes an unexpected connection between this new group of titanium-oxypnictide superconductors and the more familiar cuprates and iron-pnictides, providing scientists with a whole new family of materials from which they can gain deeper insights into the mysteries of high-temperature superconductivity.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 8th, 2014 MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.
University of Basel December 9th, 2014 Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. This could lead to novel treatment and vaccination strategies in the fight against malaria and other infectious diseases. Their research results have been published in the scientific journal ACS Nano.
American Institute of Physics December 9th, 2014 Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made new compact, high-value resistors for nanoscale quantum circuits. The resistors could speed the development of quantum devices for computing and fundamental physics research. The researchers describe the thin-film resistors in an article in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.
Fars News Agency December 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences proposed a simple, cost-effective and fast method to produce metal oxide nanoparticles, which is in agreement with the basics of green chemistry.
Fars News Agency December 9th, 2014 In this research, biodegradable polymers have been used in the production of nanocarrier, which enable the release of drug by controlling changes in temperature. The production and characterization of the nanocarrier is at the laboratorial stage at the moment.
University of Pittsburgh December 9th, 2014 Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to design more efficient and affordable catalysts from gold. These novel computer simulations to better explore how catalysts function at the nanoscale, led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, was featured as the cover article in the January issue of “Catalysis Science & Technology,” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
California Institute of Technology December 9th, 2014 As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. However, the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity can only absorb and use a small fraction of that light, and that means a significant amount of solar energy goes untapped.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. December 9th, 2014 Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced the next-generation of BenchVue, an intuitive, easy-to-use PC software application that provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility and data capture that eliminates the need for instrument programming.
PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd. December 10th, 2014 The PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd., will present at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis on a framework for optimizing nonanimal testing methods for nanomaterials. This presentation builds upon a talk given at September’s Nano-Risk Analysis II workshop, co-sponsored by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.
Fars News Agency December 10th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University studied the function of nanoparticles in separation of pollutants, including phosphor from agricultural soils.
American Chemical Society December 10th, 2014 Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable “electronic skin” closely modeled after our own that can detect not just pressure, but also what direction it’s coming from. The study on the advance, which could have applications for prosthetics and robotics, appears in the journal ACS Nano.
Rice University December 10th, 2014 Researchers at Rice University have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser. The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the need for hot furnaces and controlled environments, and it makes graphene that may be suitable for electronics or energy storage.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. December 10th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced a number of government and defense projects that will be utilizing the the Company’s patented thermal insulation and protective coatings in the coming year. These include, but are not limited to, a roof insulation and mold resistance project with one of the largest school districts in the United States, a public works project with a government facility for insulation of both chilled water systems and steam pipes, and a defense project on a military installation to insulate building windows, frames and doors.
North Carolina State University December 11th, 2014 Semiconductor heterostructures provide a powerful platform to engineer the dynamics of excitons for fundamental and applied interests. However, the functionality of conventional semiconductor heterostructures is often limited by inefficient charge transfer across interfaces due to the interfacial imperfection caused by lattice mismatch.
Brunel University December 11th, 2014 Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings.
Purdue University December 11th, 2014 A paper reports a low-cost, high-throughput, benchtop method that enables thin layers of metal to be shaped with nanoscale precision by generating ultrahigh-strain-rate deformations. Laser shock imprinting can create 3D crystalline metallic structures as small as 10 nm with ultrasmooth surfaces at ambient conditions. This technique enables the successful fabrications of large-area, uniform nanopatterns with aspect ratios as high as 5 for plasmonic and sensing applications, as well as mechanically strengthened nanostructures and metal-graphene hybrid nanodevices.
Fars News Agency December 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute of Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied and produced a drug nanosystem at laboratorial scale to achieve edible insulin.
Pixelligent Technologies December 12th, 2014 Pixelligent Technologies, producer of PixClear™, the leading nanocrystal dispersions for demanding applications in the Solid State Lighting and Optical Coatings & Films markets, announced today that it closed $5.5 million in new equity funding. The funds will be used to support its accelerating customer growth in Asia, the EU and the U.S., and also to hire application engineers, product managers, manufacturing engineers, and staff scientists.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) December 12th, 2014 The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. The guidelines also do their bit towards efficient communication in the value added chain.
Fars News Agency December 1st, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology presented a simple and cost-effective method for the production of antibacterial cotton fabrics.
Fars News Agency December 1st, 2014 Iranian researchers from Zabol University designed and produced a type of sorbent nanoparticles to extract small amounts of uranium from wastewater.
asianscientist.com December 1st, 2014 One of the University of Queensland’s (UQ) leading materials science experts, Professor Yu Chengzhong (Michael), has been awarded a high-profile prize from the Australian Academy of Science. Prof. Yu, group leader at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, has been recognized with the 2015 Le Févre Memorial Prize for his scientific research which ranges from developing new ways to deliver vaccines to improved water-treatment technologies.
Rice University December 1st, 2014 Graphene’s great strength appears to be determined by how well it stretches before it breaks, according to Rice University scientists who tested the material’s properties by peppering it with microbullets.
Deep Space Industries December 1st, 2014 Deep Space Industries and Solid Prototype Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize spacecraft design and production through Solid Prototype’s 3D printing services, targeted at reducing fabrication costs, speeding turnaround times for new designs, and eliminating mass from spacecraft structures.
Technische Universitaet Muenchen December 1st, 2014 Nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamonds could be used to construct vital components for quantum computers. But hitherto it has been impossible to read optically written information from such systems electronically. Using a graphene layer, a team of scientists headed by Professor Alexander Holleitner of the Technische Universität München has now implemented just such a read unit.
Phantoms Foundation December 1st, 2014 The 5th edition of Graphene International Conference & Exhibition (Graphene Conference Series) will be held under the umbrella of ImagineNano (www.imaginenano.com) event in Spain between the 10th and 13th of March 2015.
The Dolomite Centre Limited December 1st, 2014 Dolomite – the pioneering microfluidics specialist – has launched the groundbreaking Mitos Dropix® Droplet Splitting System, for the automated creation of nanoliter and picoliter droplets. Designed for easy generation of miniaturized droplet compartments, this innovative system enables reproducible generation of nanoliter droplets, and incorporates a flow-focusing Droplet Junction Chip for subsequent splitting into picoliter droplets of varying volumes.
North Carolina State University December 2nd, 2014 “Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences for Nanotechnology and Genetic-modification Technology in Food Products” Authors: Chengyuan Yue and Shuoli Zao, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Kuzma, North Carolina State University Published: Online Nov. 12 in Journal of Agricultural Economics DOI: 10.1111/1477-9552.12090 Abstract: This study investigates heterogeneous consumer preferences for nanofood and genetically-modified (GM) food and the associated benefits using the results of choice experiments with 1,117 US consumers. We employ a latent class logit model to capture the heterogeneity in consumer preferences by identifying consumer segments. Our results show that nano-food evokes fewer negative reactions compared with GM food. We identify four consumer groups: ‘Price Oriented/Technology Adopters’, ‘Technology Averse’, ‘Benefit Oriented’, and ‘New Technology Rejecters’.
University College London December 2nd, 2014 A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial ‘nanodrills’ assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, and includes the first movie of how they then punch holes in the cells’ outer membranes. The research, published today in the journal eLife, supports the development of new drugs that target this mechanism, which is implicated in serious diseases. The team brings together researchers from UCL, Birkbeck, University of London, the University of Leicester, and Monash University (Melbourne).
American Friends of Tel Aviv University December 2nd, 2014 Retinal degeneration is one of the most worrisome dangers in the aging process. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have made an important technological breakthrough towards a prosthetic retina that could help alleviate conditions that result from problems with this vital part of the eye.
Oregon State University December 2nd, 2014 Researchers have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that’s causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy storage products.
Nanometrics Incorporated December 2nd, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the launch of its latest photoluminescence (PL) system, Imperia™, for advanced compound semiconductor manufacturing.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory December 2nd, 2014 A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers showed how a coating that makes high capacity silicon electrodes more durable could lead to a replacement for lower-capacity graphite electrodes.
University of California – Riverside December 2nd, 2014 First developed in China in about the year A.D. 150, paper has many uses, the most common being for writing and printing upon. Indeed, the development and spread of civilization owes much to paper’s use as writing material.
Argonne National Laboratory December 2nd, 2014 A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom.
Nanometrics Incorporated December 2nd, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the launch of its NanoSpec® II standalone metrology system, the latest model in its NanoSpec line of economic film metrology systems.
Leica Microsystems GmbH December 2nd, 2014 The Scientist magazine has chosen the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X as one of the Top 10 Innovations 2014 that will change the way life scientists work. An independent jury of experts from science and industry selected the latest generation of Leica Microsystems’ super-resolution microscopes. This is the second time that the Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X scores with its highly innovative concept and super-resolution technology, having also won the R&D 100 Award of R&D Magazine.
Rice University December 3rd, 2014 Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells.
American Chemical Society December 3rd, 2014 For years, scientists have been pursuing “artificial leaf” technology, a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants’ ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use. Now, one team reports progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production. They describe their nanowire mesh design in the journal ACS Nano.
Technische Universitat Darmstadt December 3rd, 2014 Coffee, apple juice, and vitamin C: things that people ingest every day are experimental material for chemist Eva-Maria Felix. The doctoral student in the research group of Professor Wolfgang Ensinger in the Department of Material Analysis is working on making nanotubes of gold. She precipitates the precious metal from an aqueous solution onto a pretreated film with many tiny channels. The metal on the walls of the channels adopts the shape of nanotubes; the film is then dissolved. The technique itself is not new, but Felix has modified it: “The chemicals that are usually used for this were just too toxic for me.” She preferred not to use cyanide, formaldehyde, arsenic and heavy metal salts. She was inspired by a journal article by researchers who achieved silver precipitation using coffee.
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena December 3rd, 2014 Jena scientists have been successful in producing highly specific nanoparticles. Depending on the bound dye the particles are guided to the liver or to the kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to the targeted tissue. Moreover, the dyes enable the tracking of the transport processes by intravital microscopy or, in a non-invasive way, by multi spectral optoacoustic tomography. The reduction of cholesterol production induced by siRNA served as the proof-of-principle for the developed method. The scientists report their data in the new edition of the scientific journal “Nature Communications”.
SEMATECH December 3rd, 2014 SEMATECH announced today that promising progress has been made in qualifying outgassing specifications for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography. As the first to certify a resist family using witness sample-based resist outgas testing, this achievement has the potential to realize substantial cost savings by significantly improving the resist learning cycle.
Bruker Corporation December 3rd, 2014 At the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of the UMT TriboLab™, the latest generation of the world-leading Universal Mechanical Tester (UMT) platform. TriboLab incorporates into a single, modular platform the full range of performance previously offered in several UMT models, with further increased load capacity and higher torques, all with greater ease of use and less training requirements
Bruker Corporation December 3rd, 2014 At the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit, Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today introduced the NanoForce Nanoindenting and Nanomechanical Testing System to enable new discoveries in nanoscience. Nanomaterials are now found not only in research but increasingly in the product design cycle, and are playing a prominent role in industry. Determining their suitability for use in specific applications requires robust analysis of their unique capabilities.
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel December 3rd, 2014 A research team from Kiel University (CAU) and Goethe University Frankfurt have jointly created a synthetic surface on which the adhesion of E. coli bacteria can be controlled. The layer, which is only approximately four nanometres thick, imitates the saccharide coating (glycocalyx) of cells onto which the bacteria adhere such as during an infection. This docking process can be switched on and off using light. This means that the scientists have now made an important step towards understanding the relationship between sugar (carbohydrates) and bacterial infections. Their research results embellish the front page of the latest issue of the renowned journal Angewandte Chemie (Applied Chemistry).
NEI Corporation December 4th, 2014 NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE® SuperAi – a nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the underlying substrate. The transparent coating also provides a hard, dense and smooth finish. Surfaces treated with SuperAi exhibit reduced ice adhesion, thereby preventing ice buildup. SuperAi can be applied to a variety of substrates, including plastics, metals, glass, and ceramics. In some instances, a suitable primer may be required for maximum adhesion of the anti-ice coating.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) December 4th, 2014 In quantum optics, generating entangled and spatially separated photon pairs (e.g. for quantum cryptography) is already a reality. So far, it has, however, not been possible to demonstrate an analogous generation and spatial separation of entangled electron pairs in solids. Physicists from Leibniz University Hannover and from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have now taken a decisive step in this direction. They have demonstrated for the first time the on-demand emission of electron pairs from a semiconductor quantum dot and verified their subsequent splitting into two separate conductors. Their results have been published in the current online issue of the renowned journal “Nature Nanotechnology”.
Duke University December 4th, 2014 Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases — a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill — from up to one kilometer away.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY December 4th, 2014 An international team, including scientists from DESY, has caught a light sensitive biomolecule at work with an X-ray laser. The study proves that X-ray lasers can capture the fast dynamics of biomolecules in ultra slow-motion, as the scientists led by Prof. Marius Schmidt from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee write in the journal Science. “Our study paves the way for movies from the nano world with atomic spatial resolution and ultrafast temporal resolution”, says Schmidt.
Arrowhead Research Corporation December 4th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has appointed Patrick O’Brien as General Counsel. In this role, Mr. O’Brien will have overall responsibility to manage all of the Company’s legal matters.
Fars News Agency December 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of a nanocatalyst with a very high level of distribution and stability in diesel engine fuels.
Fars News Agency December 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers designed and produced special showcases for demonstration of historical artifacts in museums and libraries which can protect ancient artifacts against any damage and prevent their destruction.
Forschungszentrum Juelich December 5th, 2014 How can light which has been captured in a solar cell be examined in experiments? Jülich scientists have succeeded in looking directly at light propagation within a solar cell by using a trick. The photovoltaics researchers are working on periodic nanostructures that efficiently capture a portion of sunlight which is normally only poorly absorbed.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) December 5th, 2014 As a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s innovation-driven agenda for strengthening New York State’s high-tech workforce, thirty-two students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) will receive degrees on Sunday, December 7. A majority of those students who have finalized their post-graduation plans have chosen to remain in New York to pursue exciting science-based careers, such as those related to nanotechnology, or advanced degrees.
Endomagnetics December 5th, 2014 Cancer healthcare company Endomagnetics announced today that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the SentiMag® and Sienna+® magnetic sentinel lymph node biopsy system in the management of breast cancer.
Journal of Biophotonics December 5th, 2014 Membranes play a pivotal role in numerous cell mechanisms, in particular for internalization, adhesion and motility studies. In terms of optical imaging of the membrane, special configurations are needed to remove the light coming from the inner part of the cell. French scientists now show that through-the-objective evanescent microscopy (epi-EM) is a powerful technique to image membranes in living cells.
Fars News Agency November 22nd, 2014 The standard proposed by Iran under the title of ‘Definitions for the evaluation of science, technology and innovation indicators’ was approved in the 17th Meeting of the International Nanotechnology Standardization Committee held in New Delhi, India, on November 3-5, 2014.
Hochschule Rhein-Waal November 22nd, 2014 The Baltic Sea Network is an ambitious collaborative research project between partner universities in Germany, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. The project, which is supported in part by a financial grant of €76,500 from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany, focuses on the manufacture and characterisation of innovative structured nanomaterials for medical applications.
Fars News Agency November 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in association with researchers from University of Waterloo, Canada, in a joint research studied the possibility and mechanism of effective connection between metallic alloys and polymers.
Fars News Agency November 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers at Zabul University, Sistan and Balouchestan Province, Southeastern Iran, have developed an absorbent Nano-particle which detects low concentrations of uranium in water and extract 94.5 percent of uranium from different aquatic environments.
Fars News Agency November 24th, 2014 Iranian knowledge-based Exir Nano Sina Company presented Sinadoxosome nanodrug to the market in line with the development of nanotechnology in the field of health.
University of Basel November 24th, 2014 Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
University of Cincinnati November 24th, 2014 UC nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat, delivered from inside the cell itself. Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen.
Arizona State University November 24th, 2014 A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.
University College London November 24th, 2014 The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a UCL-led team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 24th, 2014 The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.
Technische Universitaet Muenchen November 24th, 2014 Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take “snapshots” of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the arrangement of atoms in molecules. To improve not only spatial but also temporal resolution further requires knowledge about the precise duration and intensity of the X-ray flashes. An international team of scientists has now tackled this challenge.
Park Systems November 24th, 2014 Park Systems, a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) since 1997 announced today that they will debut an industry changing AFM auto image scanning mode for their AFM systems at the MRS Fall show in Boston. SmartScan fully automatizes AFM imaging making it very easy for anyone to take an image of a sample at nanoscale resolution and clarity comparable to one taken by an expert. SmartScan opens up the power of AFM nanoscopic tools to everyone and drastically boosts the productivity of all users.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) November 24th, 2014 A Flexure-Based Electromagnetic Linear Actuator (FELA) developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), is the only locally-developed innovation featured in the 2014 R&D 100 Awards, an international competition that recognises the 100 most technologically-significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.
National University of Singapore November 24th, 2014 A team of scientists from National University of Singapore has revealed the use of food chemistry-Maillard reaction to synthesize cheap and abundant copper nanowires for large scale transparent conductor.
Northwestern University November 25th, 2014 Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells — suggesting a second use for unwanted discs — according to new research from Northwestern University.
University of Kansas November 25th, 2014 Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material — made of a layer of graphene and a layer of tungsten disulfide — could be used in solar cells and flexible electronics. Their findings are published today by Nature Communications.
University of California – San Diego November 25th, 2014 The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component in vegetable oils. In mice, LipoLLA was safe and more effective against H. pylori infection than standard antibiotic treatments.
JPK Instruments November 25th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion® module to study plant cell wall biology in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland.
Renishaw November 25th, 2014 On Monday 10th November, Dame Janet Trotter, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, presented Renishaw with its seventeenth Queen’s Award. This prestigious award was granted for the continuous development of the company’s inVia Raman microscope, with ultra-fast Raman imaging, which enables the rapid generation of high definition 2D and 3D chemical images for material analysis.
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory November 25th, 2014 Nanoporous metals — foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure — have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities.
Forschungszentrum Juelich November 26th, 2014 In metals such as copper or aluminium, so-called conduction electrons are able to move around freely, in the same way as particles in a gas or a liquid. If, however, impurities are implanted into the metal’s crystal lattice, the electrons cluster together in a uniform pattern around the point of interference, resembling the ripples that occur when a stone is thrown into a pool of water. Scientists in Jülich have, with the help of computer simulations, now discovered a combination of materials that strengthens these Friedel oscillations and bundles them, as if with a lens.
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences November 26th, 2014 For several years, it has been known that superfluid helium housed in reservoirs located next to each other acts collectively, even when the channels connecting the reservoirs are too narrow and too long to allow for substantial flow. A new theoretical model reveals that the phenomenon of mysterious communication “at a distance” between fluid reservoirs is much more common than previously thought.
Threadsmiths November 26th, 2014 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.
SEMATECH November 26th, 2014 SEMATECH will host two technical programs to demonstrate how technical contributions and collaboration from all sectors of the industry are required to achieve industry-wide goals at SEMICON Japan 2014 from December 3-5, 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, in Tokyo, Japan.
Fars News Agency November 28th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced a new nanodrug and investigated its applications to increase the effectiveness and performance of anticancer drugs.
Tufts University November 28th, 2014 New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels, such as hydrogen. The catalysts are composed of a unique structure of single gold atoms bound by oxygen to several sodium or potassium atoms and supported on non-reactive silica materials. They demonstrate comparable activity and stability with catalysts comprising precious metal nanoparticles on rare- earth and other reducible oxide supports when used in producing highly purified hydrogen.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 28th, 2014 By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
University of Minnesota November 28th, 2014 During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That’s because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per hour).
Fars News Agency November 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology presented a mathematical model to predict vibrating behavior of conical shell’s nanocomposite objects.
Arrowhead Research Corporation November 15th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the Company will present at upcoming investor and scientific conferences.
Fars News Agency November 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kharazmi University produced drug nanocarriers for target delivery to treat gastric cancer.
Case Western Reserve University November 17th, 2014 For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions–in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators–researchers at Case Western Reserve University report.
Fars News Agency November 17th, 2014 Iranian chemical researchers from University of Isfahan studied the production of nanocomposites with photocatalytic properties to modify industrial wastewater purification processes.
Mettler-Toledo, LLC November 17th, 2014 The new METTLER TOLEDO White Paper “Traceability with Microgram Weights” explains the factors that must be considered in the design, manufacturing and calibration of sub-milligram weights in the range 0.5 mg to 0.05 mg. Calibration is critical for achieving traceability of measurement and National Measurement Office UK (NMO) were the first laboratory in the world to achieve accredited status.
Rice University November 17th, 2014 Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical.
University of Pennsylvania November 17th, 2014 The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light.
Northwestern University November 17th, 2014 Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in the body and form a dangerous tumor.
New York University November 17th, 2014 A team of New York University and University of Barcelona physicists has developed a method to control the movements occurring within magnetic materials, which are used to store and carry information. The breakthrough could simultaneously bolster information processing while reducing the energy necessary to do so.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. November 17th, 2014 Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA), a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, today announced a licensing agreement for Dicerna to use Tekmira’s proprietary lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology for delivery of DCR-PH1, Dicerna’s investigational product candidate for primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), a rare, inherited liver disorder that often results in kidney failure, and for which there are no approved therapies.
FibeRio Technology Corporation November 18th, 2014 FibeRio Technology Corporation announces today the launch of its new generation of Forcespinning® equipment specifically designed to meet the production needs of fine fiber media producers and converters. FibeRio’s core Forcespinning® nanofiber technology has become synonymous with high output melt and solution nanofiber production, and the introduction of the Fiber Engine FX Series takes the economics of nanofiber production to levels never before achieved. The benefits of nanofibers are now commercially viable for a greater variety of nonwovens media applications including air filtration, liquid filtration, apparel, acoustic insulation, energy, packaging and other markets. The new FX Series offers reliable, low cost deployment of a wide range of polymers in a fine fiber format.
American Institute of Physics November 18th, 2014 On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials have demonstrated a plug-and-play solution capable of operating in this high-electric-field environment with a high-quality electron beam.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology November 18th, 2014 MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor’s environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets.
CRAIC Technologies, Inc. November 18th, 2014 This gives a user the ability to map the Raman and UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance or fluorescence spectral response, point-by-point, with microscopic spatial resolution.
Arrowhead Research Corporation November 18th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it recently filed an application for approval to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial of its RNAi-based therapeutic candidate, ARC-AAT, for the treatment of liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Fars News Agency November 18th, 2014 Iranian researchers presented a new method for the production of highly stable antibacterial fabrics without any change in their color.
Eight19 November 19th, 2014 Eight19, the leading developer of low cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, is pleased to announce it has received a further £1m of investment. The new equity finance has been led by IP Group plc and one of its managed funds, with existing investors also supporting the round. The additional financing will be used to further develop Eight19’s proprietary production processes in readiness for volume manufacture and to expand its commercial activities.
Yale University November 19th, 2014 A team of scientists led by Yale University systems biologist and biomedical engineer Andre Levchenko has developed a novel method for mapping the biochemical variability, or “noise,” in how human cells respond to chemical signals. The research, published Nov. 17 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, could be used to tailor drug delivery to a patient’s individual cell responses and may have further implications for advances in semiconductor chip design.
Queen’s University November 19th, 2014 Queen’s University biologist Virginia Walker and Queen’s SARC Awarded Postdoctoral Fellow Pranab Das have shown nanosilver, which is often added to water purification units, can upset your gut. The discovery is important as people are being exposed to nanoparticles every day.
Tesla NanoCoatings Increasing Use of SouthWest NanoTechnologies Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for its Infrastructure Coatings and Paints: High Quality SMW™ Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes Incorporated into Teslan®-brand coatings used by Transportation, Oil and Gas Companies
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) November 19th, 2014 Tesla Nanocoatings is expanding production of its Teslan® brand of nanocoatings, a highly effective corrosion-resistant coating for structural steel, produced with SMW™ Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes developed by SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT). Tesla NanoCoatings is a world leader in the protective nanocoatings market.
University of Michigan November 19th, 2014 As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
Nanometrics Incorporated November 19th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced their participation in the following investor events:
Tokyo Institute of Technology November 19th, 2014 Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have engineered protein cages for delivering an important signalling molecule, carbon monoxide, into cells.
Naval Research Laboratory November 20th, 2014 U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices for use in optical communications, super-resolution imaging, and improved infrared cameras and detectors.
Fars News Agency November 20th, 2014 Iranian chemists used nanotechnology to produce sorbents which can adsorb organic pollutants created by oil derivatives.
Fars News Agency November 20th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the Islamic Azad University in Iran succeeded in the production of silver nanoparticles from the extract of a type of forest plant.
Leica Microsystems GmbH November 20th, 2014 Leica Microsystems introduces the Leica HyD SMD universal hybrid photodetector with superior characteristics for single molecule detection (SMD), which allows precise measurement of concentration and observation of fast cellular processes. It was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 2014 in Washington, D.C., and will also be shown at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in Philadelphia, PA, USA from December 6 to 10.
Purdue University November 20th, 2014 A Purdue innovation that produces stronger, lighter metal parts that work for the automotive and aerospace industries through a new, 3-D printing technology is being commercialized through Frontier Additive Manufacturing LLC, a Crawfordsville, Indiana-based company.
University of Oregon November 20th, 2014 A potential path to identify imperfections and improve the quality of nanomaterials for use in next-generation solar cells has emerged from a collaboration of University of Oregon and industry researchers.
Princeton University November 20th, 2014 Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as “active” sites. But scientists lack basic information about their function because the states thought to be critical to their chemical abilities cannot be experimentally observed.
Stella Stoycheva November 20th, 2014 In their two day annual meeting, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 22-24 October 2014, 35 partners from 12 EU countries presented their exiting results of the first 12 months of the SUN – Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project. pic
Canatu November 20th, 2014 Printed Electronics USA — Canatu, a leading manufacturer of zero reflectance and flexible transparent conductive films and touch sensors, today launched CNB™ In-Mold Film, a stretchable, formable, conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in automobile center consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls, smartwatches and portable electronic devices.
Biosenta Inc. November 20th, 2014 Biosenta Inc. (Biosenta) (CSE:ZRO) is pleased to provide an update about the independent laboratory research testing on the physical/chemical properties and efficacy of its most advanced household disinfectant. The new advanced disinfectant is yet to be named.
Purdue University November 21st, 2014 Plasmonics on the slope of enlightenment: the role of transition metal nitrides.The key problem currently faced by plasmonics is related to material limitations. After almost two decades of extreme excitement and research largely based on the use of noble metals, scientists have come to a consensus on the importance of exploring alternative plasmonic materials to address application-specific challenges to enable new functional devices. Such a change in the motivation will undoubtedly lead to significant advancements in plasmonics technology transfer and could have a revolutionary impact on nanophotonic technologies in general. Here, we report on one of the approaches that, together with other new material platforms, mark an insightful technology-driven era for plasmonics.
Fars News Agency November 8th, 2014 Neural canals were produced in a joint research carried out by Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University and National Cell Bank of Pasteur Institute of Iran to recover the damaged peripheral nervous system.
Fars News Agency November 9th, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology studied the possibility of using DNA chains in designing spin pieces.
MEMS Industry Group November 10th, 2014 MEMS Industry Group (MIG)’s MEMS Executive Congress — held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, AZ — showed why the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors industry is spearheading new user experiences in consumer, environmental, healthcare/medical and industrial applications.
Springer November 10th, 2014 Physicists have, for the first time, explored in detail the time evolution of the conductivity, as well as other quantum-level electron transport characteristics, of a graphene device subjected to periodic ultra-short pulses. To date, the majority of graphene studies have considered the dependency of transport properties on the characteristics of the external pulses, such as field strength, period or frequency. The new findings have now been published in EPJ B by Doniyor Babajanov from the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and colleagues.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) November 10th, 2014 Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Cambridge in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by rotating its magnetization.
Chalmers University of Technology November 10th, 2014 As part of an international collaboration, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated how noise in a microwave amplifier is limited by self-heating at very low temperatures. The results will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Materials. The findings can be of importance for future discoveries in many areas of science such as quantum computers and radio astronomy.
University of Maryland November 10th, 2014 Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) November 10th, 2014 At the upcoming Printed Electronics USA 2014 Show, SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) will demonstrate and discuss the use of carbon nanotube inks as a superior material for certain touch capacitance and membrane switch replacement applications. SWeNT will be exhibiting in Booth J25 at the show, November 19 and 20, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Arrowhead Research Corporation November 10th, 2014 – ARC-520 shows statistically significant reduction in HBsAg through day 43 after a single injection (p < 0.05) – Repeat dosing of ARC-AAT in primates shows reduction of approximately 90% of serum alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT) with long duration of effect suggesting that monthly or less frequent dosing may be sufficient for sustained suppression of hepatic AAT production – ARC-AAT abstract highlighted in the AASLD President’s Press Conference as a promising new treatment – Arrowhead will host an investor event and presentation to discuss results that will be webcast at 8:00 p.m. EST The Dolomite Centre Limited November 10th, 2014 Dolomite – the pioneering microfluidics specialist – has launched a Pressure-driven Resealable Chip Interface System designed for applications requiring quick and easy access to the microfluidic chip surface. Compact and robust, this easy-to-use system enables tool-free assembly of glass, quartz or polymer resealable chips, allowing the user to deposit reagents, sensors, biosensors or cells onto the chip base layer for exposure to the fluid stream.
EnGeneIC, Ltd. November 10th, 2014 Exploratory Study is First to Evaluate Novel microRNA Replacement Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma First Clinical Trial Evaluating EDVTM Nanocells Packaged with microRNAs
NanoThinking November 10th, 2014 Following a conception period in close connection with innovation and nanotechnology professionals, NanoThinking now offers NanoTechValley : a collaborative platform dedicated to providers and users of nanotechnology, designed for two purposes: to stimulate the emergence of R&D projects and to offer access to cutting edge equipment proposed by the community.
California Institute of Technology November 11th, 2014 A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. November 11th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, reported today that, as of September 30, 2014, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $120,158,974 and $3.85, respectively. The firm has made significant new investments in new emerging areas of science. It has seen growth within its portfolio as its companies continue to execute in their respective industries.
Fars News Agency November 11th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences studied the possibility of application of nanotechnology in targeted drug delivery systems to treat cancer.
Graphene-Toughened Composites – A Milestone for Next Generation Aerospace Structures? Plasma functionalisation technology produces significant improvements in mechanical performance and damage tolerance in carbon fibre composites
Haydale Ltd. November 11th, 2014 The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance including impact resistance in carbon fibre composites.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign November 11th, 2014 Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve connections after injury.
Drexel University November 11th, 2014 Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology -like wearable energy storage devices- get off the ground. Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but strong enough to support many times its own weight. They believe it can be used to improve electrical energy storage, water filtration and radiofrequency shielding in technology from portable electronics to coaxial cables.
ICN2 November 11th, 2014 Members of ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group unveil an unprecedented spin relaxation mechanism unique to graphene, and related with entanglement of spin and pseudospin quantum degrees of freedom in presence of weak spin-orbit coupling effects. This phenomenon revisits years of controversies and opens a new window into the challenge of manipulating spin degree of freedom in future information-processing technologies.
Dyesol Limited November 11th, 2014 Today, Dyesol signed an important agreement with SPECIFIC which marks the next step in its plan to commercialise its technology in the U.K. The agreement plays a critical role in Dyesol’s plans to establish a commercial base in the United Kingdom to develop, manufacture and distribute its revolutionary solid-state DSC technology.
Lux Research November 11th, 2014 Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently released a white paper detailing its planned 3D printer. HP’s “Multi Jet Fusion” system claims a tenfold increase in build speed, improved part quality with controllable properties like color, elasticity and strength, and better “economics” than current offerings. HP’s accompanying press release said the printers would be available in 2016.
INRS November 11th, 2014 Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells–as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). The researchers have developed a new class of materials comprising elements such as bismuth, iron, chromium, and oxygen. These “multiferroic” materials absorb solar radiation and possess unique electrical and magnetic properties. This makes them highly promising for solar technology, and also potentially useful in devices like electronic sensors and flash memory drives. The results of this research are discussed in an article published in Nature Photonics by researcher and lead author Riad Nechache.
Fars News Agency November 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Institute for Color Science and Technology developed an enzyme catalyst that is able to remove organic pollutants from the wastewater of different industries.
American Chemical Society November 12th, 2014 Nanomedicine is offering patients a growing arsenal of therapeutic drugs for a variety of diseases but often at a cost of thousands of dollars a month. Generics could substantially reduce the price tag for patients — if only there were a well-defined way to make and regulate them. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, details the challenges on the road to generic nanodrugs.
American Chemical Society November 12th, 2014 The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this crucial part of the eye. Scientists published their research on a new device, which they tested on tissue from laboratory animals, in the ACS journal Nano Letters.
Brookhaven National Laboratory November 12th, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new five-year, $3.2 billion contract to Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) to manage and operate Brookhaven National Laboratory. The award was the result of a DOE competition for the management and operations (M&O) contract for the laboratory, which has been operated by BSA for the Department since 1998.
Graphene Frontiers LLC November 12th, 2014 Graphene Frontiers LLC, a prominent developer of graphene materials and device technology, announces a strategic partnership with Madico, a global manufacturing company specializing in multilayer film development.
OCSiAl November 12th, 2014 OCSiAl, developer of the revolutionary material TUBALL, is now focused on creating a worldwide partnership network.
ICN2 November 12th, 2014 BRAAVOO will enable low-cost real-time measurements and has the potential to simplify marine environmental monitoring. The team led by CSIC Research Prof. Laura M. Lechuga, partner of the project and Group Leader at ICN2, is especially involved in the implementation of nanoinmunosensors based on a technology patented and licensed through CSIC by the ICN2 Group.
Europlasma NV November 13th, 2014 Belgium based Europlasma, a global leader in low pressure plasma technology, is pleased to present, during Filtration 2014, its family of innovative nanocoatings for the filtration industry under the Nanofics® brand name. Europlasma’s Nanofics® technology is used worldwide by a renowned customer base for the coating of filtration media, outdoor textiles and shoes and electronic devices and components.
North Carolina State University November 13th, 2014 The transfer of synthesized 2D MoS2 films is important for fundamental and applied research. However, it is problematic to translate the well-established transfer processes for graphene to MoS2 due to different growth mechanisms and surface properties.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) November 13th, 2014 As testament to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership and support of New York’s innovation-education model, SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced research student Gnanaprakash Dharmalingam has accepted an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) postgraduate research fellowship with the Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The prestigious appointment recognizes academic excellence and enables Gnanaprakash’s continued research at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany.
CEA-Leti November 13th, 2014 CEA-Leti will present 17 papers at the 2014 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Dec. 15-17 in San Francisco, Calif. The total is the most ever for Leti and it includes four invited papers.
University of California – Santa Barbara November 13th, 2014 Stanching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling blood flow is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, from traumatic injury to illness to surgery. If control is not established within the first few minutes of a hemorrhage, further treatment and healing are impossible.
Rutgers University November 13th, 2014 Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the critical barriers to harnessing the full therapeutic potential of stem cells.
LaVision BioTec GmbH November 13th, 2014 LaVison BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, announce they will introduce new products for their UltraMicroscope and TriM Scope microscopy products at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
Fars News Agency November 13th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of nanoparticles with new structures and special magnetic properties.
Fars News Agency November 13th, 2014 Iranian academic researchers produced nanocomposites which can be used in the recovery of bone and damaged tissues.
Brookhaven National Laboratory November 13th, 2014 Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (BSA) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue managing and operating Brookhaven National Laboratory under a new five-year base contract. Established as a partnership between Battelle and Stony Brook University, BSA has managed Brookhaven Lab since 1998.
Deep Space Industries November 14th, 2014 Deep Space Industries is pleased to announce the election of Julian Malnic, accomplished entrepreneur and business leader, to its Board. Julian is a recognized leader in the global mining industry, having founded both Nautilus Minerals Inc. and Direct Nickel, an emerging nickel producer with a revolutionary and dramatically lower cost extraction technology. In his new role with DSI, Mr. Malnic will add invaluable experience, perspective and drive to the Board of Directors.
VDMA November 14th, 2014 According to the current business climate survey of the VDMA Sector Group Productronics the German manufacturers of components, machinery and equipment for electronics production expect an increase in turnover of 9.8 percent for the current year. This means that the apprehended special situation of photovoltaics production equipment which had dampened the expectations from nine to 3.2 percent reported in the April survey have not occurred.
California Institute of Technology November 1st, 2014 The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research team has developed a new method for this conversion, using an all-metal structure, based on the plasmon resonance in metal nanostructures.
bioscholar.com November 1st, 2014 The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by introducing iron within the polymer. Using an electric signal or a chemical reaction, the pore size can be adjusted. The key to this is controlled adding or extracting of electrons to and from iron.
University of Twente November 2nd, 2014 The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by introducing iron within the polymer. Using an electric signal or a chemical reaction, the pore size can be adjusted. The key to this is controlled adding or extracting of electrons to and from iron.
Rice University November 2nd, 2014 A disappearing act was the last thing Rice University physicist Randy Hulet expected to see in his ultracold atomic experiments, but that is what he and his students produced by colliding pairs of Bose Einstein condensates (BECs) that were prepared in special states called solitons.
Rockefeller University November 2nd, 2014 Antibodies, in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets, are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine. Nanobodies – antibodies’ tiny cousins – can do the same tasks, for example marking molecules for research or flagging diseased cells for destruction. But, thanks to their comparative simplicity nanobodies offer the tantalizing prospect of being much easier to produce.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) November 3rd, 2014 A team led by Jordi Llorca, a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has discovered that atoms react differently depending on the characteristics of the catalyst that is used. The study, which is a very important step forward in the design of new catalysts with applications in the field of energy, involved the UPC doctoral student Núria Jiménez Divins, researchers Carlos Escudero and Virginia Pérez-Dieste from the ALBA synchrotron, where part of the experiment was carried out, and researcher Inma Angurell from the University of Barcelona (UB), who synthesised the nanoparticles that were used in the experiment.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) November 3rd, 2014 Demonstrating continued interest and excitement for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nanotechnology-based growth strategy for New York State, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announced that more than 3,000 people attended Community Day events at three SUNY Poly locations across the state where they learned about the powerful scientific concepts underpinning advances in technology. Community Day was the official start of SUNY Poly’s seventh annual community outreach initiative known as “NANOvember,” a celebration of nanoscale science and engineering-based know-how that has wide application to daily life.
University of the Basque Country November 3rd, 2014 A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that single-wall carbon nanotubes could be used as universal scaffolding to help to replicate the properties of cell membrane channels. The results of the study have been published in the prestigious journal Nature.
Fars News Agency November 3rd, 2014 The First International Conference on Composite Pipes, Vessels and Tanks is due to be held in Tehran on 28-29 January 2015.
Fars News Agency November 3rd, 2014 Iranian researchers studied the effects of formulation of soundproof and thermal insulators to produce high-quality products.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. November 3rd, 2014 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 2014, to update shareholders and analysts on our business and to answer questions, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. November 3rd, 2014 Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) has announced that its separation from Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:A) has been completed. The newly independent company will begin “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today under the ticker symbol KEYS.
FEI Company November 3rd, 2014 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the release of two new application packages for its third-generation Helios NanoLab™ DualBeam™ systems, including the latest addition to the family, the plasma-sourced Helios PFIB. The new application solutions address needs in integrated device (IC) manufacturing and failure analysis for fast plan-view delayering, and rapid, automated preparation of ultrathin samples for imaging and analysis in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The application packages are designed to work with various configurations of the Helios platform, including liquid metal (Ga) and plasma (Xe) ion sources.
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine November 3rd, 2014 NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool — dubbed “the telomerator” — that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered or constructed in the laboratory based on an organism’s genetic, chemical base-pair structure.
Rice University November 4th, 2014 Rice University scientists who want to gain an edge in energy production and storage report they have found it in molybdenum disulfide.
University of Utah November 4th, 2014 University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.
Fars News Agency November 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced silver nanoparticles by using the extract of corms as the reductive solution.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory November 4th, 2014 If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution, you’re a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties. But traditional thermodynamic -driven colloidal assembly of these metamaterials, which are materials defined by their non-naturally-occurring properties, often result in structures with high degree of symmetries in the bulk material. In this case, the energy requirement does not allow the structure to break its symmetry.
JPK Instruments November 4th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of the JPK NanoWizard® AFM system at ITAV, the Institut des Technologies Avancées en science du Vivant, in Toulouse in the South of France.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. November 4th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will present at the Baird 2014 Industrial Conference being held at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
American Chemical Society November 5th, 2014 Many pollutants with the potential to meddle with hormones — with bisphenol A (BPA) as a prime example — are already common in the environment. In an effort to clean up these pollutants found in the soil and waterways, scientists are now reporting a novel way to break them down by recruiting help from nanoparticles and light. The study appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
American Chemical Society November 5th, 2014 From water marks to colored threads, governments are constantly adding new features to paper money to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters. Now a longhorn beetle has inspired yet another way to foil cash fraud, as well as to produce colorful, changing billboards and art displays. In the journal ACS Nano, researchers report a new kind of ink that mimics the beetle’s color-shifting ability in a way that would be long-lasting and difficult to copy.
Case Western Reserve University November 5th, 2014 Artificial platelet mimics developed by a research team from Case Western Reserve University and University of California, Santa Barbara, are able to halt bleeding in mouse models 65 percent faster than nature can on its own.
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences November 5th, 2014 In a recent paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Joel Moser and ICFO colleagues of the NanoOptoMechanics research group led by Prof. Adrian Bachtold, together with Marc Dykman (Michigan University), report on an experiment in which a carbon nanotube mechanical resonator exhibits quality factors of up to 5 million, 30 times better than the best quality factors measured in nanotubes to date.
Malvern Instruments November 5th, 2014 Researchers at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University London (QMUL), are using a Malvern Instruments Zetasizer Nano to provide particle size and charge data that is being used in the development of innovative hydrogel matrices for 3D cell culture. The Zetasizer Nano’s high performance electrophoretic light scattering capabilities are allowing researchers to better understand the nature of the electrostatic interactions between proteins and peptides. These measurements are crucial to developing bespoke cell culture platforms for the production of specific biologically significant hydrogel.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY November 5th, 2014 Using DESY’s ultrabright X-ray source PETRA III, researchers have observed in real-time how football-shaped carbon molecules arrange themselves into ultra-smooth layers. Together with theoretical simulations, the investigation reveals the fundamentals of this growth process for the first time in detail, as the team around Sebastian Bommel (DESY and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Nicola Kleppmann (Technische Universität Berlin) reports in the scientific journal Nature Communications. This knowledge will eventually enable scientists to tailor nanostructures from these carbon molecules for certain applications, which play an increasing role in the promising field of plastic electronics. The team consisted of scientists from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität Tübingen and DESY.
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists November 5th, 2014 Scientists have developed a novel topical microbicide loaded with hyaluronic acid (HA) nanofibers that could potentially prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through the vaginal mucosa. This research is being presented at the 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world’s largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in San Diego, Nov. 2-6.
Purdue University November 5th, 2014 Synthesis of diamond, a multi-functional material, has been a challenge due to very high activation energy for transforming graphite to diamond, and therefore, has been hindering it from being potentially exploited for novel applications. In this study, we explore a new approach, namely confined pulse laser deposition (CPLD), in which nanosecond laser ablation of graphite within a confinement layer simultaneously activates plasma and effectively confine it to create a favorable condition for nanodiamond formation from graphite.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory November 6th, 2014 High-speed reading of the genetic code should get a boost with the creation of the world’s first graphene nanopores – pores measuring approximately 2 nanometers in diameter – that feature a “built-in” optical antenna. Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have invented a simple, one-step process for producing these nanopores in a graphene membrane using the photothermal properties of gold nanorods.
Forschungszentrum Juelich November 6th, 2014 Jülich scientists have developed a new control technique for scanning probe microscopes that enables the user to manipulate large single molecules interactively using their hands. Until now, only simple and inflexibly programmed movements were possible. To test their method, the researchers “stencilled” a word into a molecular monolayer by removing 47 molecules. The process opens up new possibilities for the construction of molecular transistors and other nanocomponents. The findings have been published in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.
Queensland University of Technology November 6th, 2014 A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a QUT team.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory November 6th, 2014 For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers.
Fars News Agency November 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Mashhad Branch of Islamic Azad University studied different parameters effective on the mechanical properties of graphene sheets under load.
Fars News Agency November 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used wheat proteins to produce a new generation of biodegradable nanocomposites with applications in different industries, specially packaging industry.
Université du Luxembourg November 6th, 2014 Electronic devices waste a lot of energy by producing useless heat. This is one of the main reasons our mobiles use up battery power so quickly. Researchers at University of Luxembourg have made a leap forward in understanding how this happens and how this waste could be reduced by controlling energy flows at a molecular level. This would make our technology cheaper to run and more durable.
SEMATECH November 7th, 2014 SEMATECH, the global consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, today announced that Dr. Ronald Goldblatt has been named President and Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Goldblatt has served as acting President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014.
Fars News Agency October 25th, 2014 The Third International Engineering Materials and Metallurgy Conference and Exhibition will be held in association with Tarbiat Modarres University at the venue of Shahid Beheshti International Conference Hall in Tehran on 18-19 November 2014.
Fars News Agency October 27th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology in association with researchers from Sweden studied the application of polymeric scaffolds to recreate bladder tissue.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem October 27th, 2014 In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits.
University of Montreal October 27th, 2014 In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient’s blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug’s adverse effects. The research was led by Jean-François Masson and Joelle Pelletier of the university’s Department of Chemistry.
Brown University October 27th, 2014 Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ago, that can indeed arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field.
Emory Health Sciences October 27th, 2014 By Carol Clark Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins called integrin receptors act like little hands and feet to pull these cells across a surface or to anchor them in place. When groups of these cells are put into a petri dish with a variety of substrates they can sense the differences in the surfaces and they will “crawl” toward the stiffest one they can find.
McGill University October 27th, 2014 Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the “smart material” vanadium dioxide (VO2) from a semiconductor into a metal – in a time frame a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye.
University of Sussex October 28th, 2014 A solution to one of the key challenges in the development of quantum technologies has been proposed by University of Sussex physicists.
Hiden Analytical Ltd October 28th, 2014 Hiden is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting the New Compact SIMS, a design breakthrough for surface analysis, at 61st AVS 9-14 November 2014, Baltimore MD, USA. Visit us on Booth 311. The Compact SIMS tool is designed for fast and easy characterisation of layer structures, surface contamination and impurities with sensitive detection of positive ions being assisted by the oxygen primary ion beam and provides isotopic sensitivity across the entire periodic table. The ion gun geometry is optimised to be ideal for nanometre depth resolution and near surface analysis.
Fars News Agency October 28th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kharazmi University studied the effects of application of nanoparticles to increase the efficiency and lifetime of polymeric membranes and reduce the cost of separation processes.
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela October 28th, 2014 Materials Today´s cover highlights the research work developed by CiQUS researchers, which developed a new method to overcome the problems of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), an ultra-sensitive analytical technique able to detect chemicals in very low concentration, even up to single molecules, and also to retrieve structural information. SERS high sensitivity comes from the interaction of molecules with highly localized and intense fields called plasmons, caused by interaction of light with a metal surface, usually nanostuctured. Research results allow to cut production costs of substrates, and also tackle the lack of reproducibility usually associated to this technique.
Lomiko Metals Inc. October 29th, 2014 Lomiko Metals Inc. (“Lomiko”) (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) and its 100% owned subsidiary Lomiko Technologies Inc. are pleased to announce an agreement to license from Megahertz Power Systems Ltd. (“Megahertz”) rights to manufacture and sell three (3) power converter system designs (“Licensed Power Systems”), acquire a pending supply contract (“Customer Contract”) with a Canadian LED system integrator (“LED Customer”) and support the research and development of new products.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) October 29th, 2014 Empa toxicologist Harald Krug has lambasted his colleagues in the journal Angewandte Chemie. He evaluated several thousand studies on the risks associated with nanoparticles and discovered no end of shortcomings: poorly prepared experiments and results that don’t carry any clout. Instead of merely leveling criticism, however, Empa is also developing new standards for such experiments within an international network.
American Chemical Society October 29th, 2014 With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory October 29th, 2014 A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA.
University of California – San Diego October 29th, 2014 A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity. Their work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program, was published recently in two separate articles in the journal Nano Energy.
‘American Chemical Society October 29th, 2014 For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an “electronic skin” that “feels” and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and shape of a lump could allow for earlier identification of breast cancer, which could save lives. They describe their device, which they’ve tested on a breast model made of silicone, in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
ICN2 October 30th, 2014 Members of ICN2 Nanostructures Functional Materials Group published a series of works developing robust nanoparticles based on coordination polymers for application on theranostics (therapy + diagnosis). They opened a wide variety of possibilities into high added-value medical applications.
Fars News Agency October 30th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology succeeded in the production of degradable and non-toxic polymers.
Fars News Agency October 30th, 2014 Iranian chemists studied the process of elimination of organic pollutants by using nanophotocatalysts and presented a mathematical model.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) October 30th, 2014 A research team consisting of Osami Sakata, the director of the Synchrotron X-ray Station at SPring-8, Research Network and Facility Services Division (Yasuo Koide, director), made the first observation of the electronic structure in silver-rhodium (Ag-Rh) alloy nanoparticles to investigate why the alloy possesses a hydrogen absorbing/storage property like palladium (Pd) does, given that bulk Ag and Rh do not form an alloy, and that neither element alone is a hydrogen absorbing/storage metal. It is expected that these results will further promote the creation of novel functional materials through the fusion of different elements, a technique likened to modern-day alchemy.
Johns Hopkins University October 31st, 2014 Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths. By shedding light on precisely how tumor cells travel, the device could uncover new ways to keep cancer in check.
‘University of California – San Diego October 31st, 2014 What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over the surface of light-sensitive material to create complex surface patterns that form the sensors and electronics components on nanoscale devices. Their research, published recently in the journal Nature Communications, offers a simpler and more affordable alternative to the high cost and complexity of current state-of-the-art nanofabrication methods such as electron beam writing.
CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) October 31st, 2014 A multidisciplinary team at the Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES, CNRS), working in collaboration with physicists in Singapore and chemists in Bristol (UK), have shown that crystalline gold nanoparticles aligned and then fused into long chains can be used to confine light energy down to the nanometer scale while allowing its long-range propagation. Their work was published online on the website of Nature Materials on 26 October.
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg October 31st, 2014 An accumulation of a protein called amyloid-beta into large insoluble deposits called plaques is known to cause Alzheimer’s disease. One aspect of this illness that has not received much attention is which role the structure of the brain environment plays. How do macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies, such as polysaccharides, influence cell interaction in the brain?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 18th, 2014 Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet’s most popular sites.
Wageningen University and Research Centre October 18th, 2014 Organisms can be negatively affected by plastic nanoparticles, not just in the seas and oceans but in freshwater bodies too. These particles slow the growth of algae, cause deformities in water fleas and impede communication between small organisms and fish. These are the results of research carried out by Wageningen University and IMARES, part of Wageningen UR, published in the latest issue of Environmental Science and Technology. It is the first time that such effects of plastic on freshwater organisms have been studied.
Fars News Agency October 19th, 2014 The most important achievement of the researchers was to introduce a non-toxic and cheap nanocatalyst through a simple production method to increase the efficiency and to significantly decrease the reaction time. The nanocatalyst has so far been produced at laboratorial scale.
Ucore Rare Metals Inc. October 19th, 2014 Ucore Rare Metals Inc (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (FRANKFURT:U9U) (“Ucore” or “the Company”) is pleased to update investors on marketplace activities for the fall of 2014.
University of Calgary October 19th, 2014 A world-leading nanotechnology researcher has come to Canada’s energy capital to become the first Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) at the University of Calgary.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) October 19th, 2014 A supercomputer created by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that uses warm water to cool its servers, and then re-uses that water to heat its building, has been honored as one of the top technological innovations of the year by R&D Magazine.
University of Sydney October 20th, 2014 What does a 1980s experimental aircraft have to do with state-of-the art quantum technology? Lots, as shown by new research from the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney, and published in Nature Physics today.
Fars News Agency October 20th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced composites that can be used at superheat temperatures.
Australian National University October 20th, 2014 Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.
University of the Basque Country October 20th, 2014 Enara Herran, a researcher at the UPV/EHU’s Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, is working to improve the way Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s treatments are administered. And it is a fact that, as Herran herself stressed, “both diseases are becoming more and more common in our society”.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst October 20th, 2014 The claim by UMass Amherst researchers that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires has been mired in controversy for a decade, but a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard October 20th, 2014 DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. Researchers have been working to master the ability to coax DNA molecules to self assemble into the precise shapes and sizes needed in order to fully realize these nanotechnology dreams.
Fars News Agency October 21st, 2014 An Iranian researcher in association with his colleagues from Russia and Germany presented a mathematical model for the characterization of doped graphene.
Rutgers University October 21st, 2014 A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies.
DOE/Ames Laboratory October 21st, 2014 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon conversion to biofuels. The research will help determine the optimal diameter of channels within the nanoparticles to maximize catalytic output.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 21st, 2014 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.
University of Oregon October 21st, 2014 University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges.
National Science Foundation (NSF) October 21st, 2014 One of the longstanding problems of working with nanomaterials–substances at the molecular and atomic scale–is controlling their size. When their size changes, their properties also change. This suggests that uniform control over size is critical in order to use them reliably as components in electronics.
University of Lincoln October 22nd, 2014 Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a ‘designer’ nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK, Italy, the US and Argentina.
Asociación RUVID October 22nd, 2014 Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure. This progress has important applications in sectors such as chemical, petrochemical and energy, thus becoming a useful technology in all industrial applications using heat transfer systems such as solar power plants, nuclear power plants, combined-cycle power plants and heating, among other. The nanofluid developed by the Multiphase Fluids research group at the UJI is the first capable of working at high temperatures (up to 400°C), and it offers enhanced thermal conductivity properties (an increase of up to 30%) of existing heat transfer fluids.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. October 22nd, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, continues its track record of early stage investments in emerging new technologies through a capital commitment and formation of TARA Biosystems (www.tarabiosystems.com). Based on research out of Columbia University, the Radisic Laboratory and MIT, TARA Biosystems aims to capitalize on the need for more effective processes for evaluating the safety and efficacy of new therapies and new drug compounds. TARA Biosystems will initially use its “organ-on-a-chip” platform to provide physiologically-relevant “heart-on-a-chip” human tissue models for both toxicology and drug discovery applications.
bbc.com October 22nd, 2014 Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed “a universal explanation” for many of the dazzling coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world. The team revealed that disordered layers of crystals that are responsible for silvery reflective scales of fish reflect light in the same way as coloured, iridescent insect wings and carapaces. The research reveals just how shiny creatures have evolved nanoscale structures that exploit light.
NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014 Since the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) in 2003, NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) has provided an opportunity for Government leadership to interact directly with industry executives, academia, and technical representatives, to discuss current and future opportunities for nano and advanced technology development supporting the DoD warfighter objectives and dual-use opportunities. Initiated over a decade ago by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the NT4D remains the premier event addressing emerging, advanced, and nano technology for defense needs and solutions.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) October 22nd, 2014 A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed … well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn’t far off when your cell phone may depend on it. Two recent papers emphasize the point by demonstrating complementary approaches to fine-tuning the key step: depositing thin films of a uniquely designed polymer on a template so that it self-assembles into neat, precise, even rows of alternating composition just 10 or so nanometers wide.
Northwestern University October 22nd, 2014 A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine® scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. October 22nd, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanoscience energy saving solutions, announced that the Company’s technical team will be traveling to Barrancabermeja, Columbia in November for a requested presentation and to specify for several oil and gas projects using the Company’s patented thermal insulation and protective coatings for energy saving and corrosion prevention applications at Ecopetrol. After over a year of evaluation, Ecopetrol, Columbia’s largest oil and gas company, has requested the visit to further educate their leaders on the benefits of Industrial Nanotech coatings and help identify key cost saving applications for implementation.
Brookhaven National Laboratory October 22nd, 2014 Building on its capabilities in computational science and data management, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory is embarking upon a major new Computational Science Initiative (CSI). This program will leverage computational science expertise and investments across multiple programs at the Laboratory-including the flagship facilities that attract thousands of scientific users each year-further establishing Brookhaven as a leader in tackling the “big data” challenges at the frontiers of scientific discovery. Key partners in this endeavor include nearby universities such as Columbia, Cornell, New York University, Stony Brook, and Yale, and IBM Research.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital October 22nd, 2014 A research team led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in initial proof-of-concept tests. Nanoparticles, which are particles measuring nanometers in size, hold promise for a range of applications, including human therapeutics. The key advantage of the new platform, known as a thermosponge nanoparticle, is that it eliminates the need for harsh solvents, which can damage the very molecules the particles are designed to carry.
World Scientific October 23rd, 2014 Successful techniques for cryopreserving bulk biomaterials and organ systems would transform current approaches to transplantation and regenerative medicine. However, while vitrified cryopreservation holds great promise, practical application has been limited to smaller systems (cells and thin tissues) due to diffusive heat and mass transfer limitations, which are typically manifested as devitrification and cracking failures during thaw. Here we leverage a clinically proven technology platform, in magnetically heated nanoparticles, to overcome this major hurdle limiting further advancement in the field of cryopreservation.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) October 23rd, 2014 When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) captures information about both temperature and crystal structure during extremely fast reactions in thin-film materials.*
Innovnano October 23rd, 2014 Innovnano (www.innovnano-materials.com), an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, has developed a range of nanostructured AZO (aluminium-doped zinc oxide) specifically for the production of high density sputtering targets. These AZO sputtering targets provide researchers with a highly optimised and cost-effective tool for the development of next generation transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin films, applicable to numerous research areas ranging from solar cells to conducting glass. Innovnano’s AZO sputtering targets have high electrical conductivity, enhanced mechanical and thermal properties and improved target lifetimes, ideally designed to aid researchers in advancing thin film research.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) October 23rd, 2014 The month-long NANOvember celebration will showcase New York State’s pioneering nanotechnology-based ecosystem with exciting events in Albany, Utica, and Rochester.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona October 23rd, 2014 Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have developed the new BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production of biogas by 200% with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.
MEMS Industry Group October 23rd, 2014 Six companies selected from a pool of applicants will compete in MEMS Industry Group’s (MIG)’s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress.
Los Alamos National Laboratory October 23rd, 2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety.
Brookhaven National Laboratory October 23rd, 2014 The National Synchrotron Light Source II detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility’s operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of the year.
Fars News Agency October 23rd, 2014 Respiratory masks modified with nanofibers were provided to Hajj pilgrims in Mecca by Iran’s Fanavaran Nano-Meghyas Company to protect them against probable various diseases during their residence in Saudi Arabia.
Fars News Agency October 23rd, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with their colleagues from Advanced Materials Research Center in Malaysia produced a new photocatalyst with very high efficiency to eliminate water pollutions.
Fars News Agency October 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used nanotechnology to produce surgery suture.
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering October 23rd, 2014 Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibers, their work has taken place on the nanoscale. For the first time, this achievement has been realized on the microscale—a leap of magnitude in size that presents significant new opportunities for using engineered protein fibers.
QuantumWise October 24th, 2014 QuantumWise has released a new version of their software platform for atomic-scale modeling, Virtual NanoLab, and the simulation engine Atomistix ToolKit. The focus of this release is applications to semiconductor problems.
Haydale Ltd. October 24th, 2014 aydale, the company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S (Tantec), a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors.
University of Massachusetts Lowell October 11th, 2014 Raytheon and the University of Massachusetts Lowell today officially opened a new collaborative research facility that will advance innovative technologies in a state-of-the-art setting.
Aculon, Inc. October 12th, 2014 Aculon NanoClear receives the 2014 Global Technology Award for the Stencil category at the recent SMTAi International.
University of New South Wales October 12th, 2014 Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 12th, 2014 A surprising phenomenon has been found in metal nanoparticles: They appear, from the outside, to be liquid droplets, wobbling and readily changing shape, while their interiors retain a perfectly stable crystal configuration.
Nanobiotix October 13th, 2014 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, announces today the second payment of €1.144 k from Bpifrance as part as the funding granted to support the NICE consortium.
Penn State October 13th, 2014 Developing the cloak of invisibility would be wonderful, but sometimes simply making an object appear to be something else will do the trick, according to Penn State electrical engineers.
Aledia October 13th, 2014 Prof. Hiroshi Amano, a member of Aledia’s Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, alongside Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki for their roles in inventing the blue light emitting diode (LED), that has revolutionized the lighting and display worlds.
Purdue University October 13th, 2014 Incorporating In-situ Force Sensing Capabilities in a Magnetic Microrobot Wuming Jing and David J. Cappelleri Purdue University This paper presents the preliminary design of a microforce sensing mobile microrobot. The design consists of a planar, vision-based micro force sensor end-effector, while the microrobot body is made from a nickel magnetic layer driven by an exterior magnetic field.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH October 13th, 2014 Piezosystem jena is a worldwide leader in nano and micro positioning. Our piezo devices are ideal for any application where the high precision positioning of components is needed. The NV120 series of piezo controllers is an excellent solution for the control of piezoelectric actuators in dynamic applications.
Dyesol Limited October 13th, 2014 • Dyesol Signs Letter of Intent detailing a Proposed Distribution Agreement with Tata Steel UK • Dyesol predicts Perovskites will compete very favourably with incumbent PV technologies in most significant applications, particularly in markets “North of the Alps”, notably U.K., Northern Europe, North America, Canada and North-East Asia • Dyesol reaffirms its commercialisation timetable
Hiden Analytical Ltd October 13th, 2014 Hiden is pleased to announce the launch of the Compact SIMS, a design breakthrough for surface analysis, at Vacuum Expo 2014, 15th & 16th October Ricoh Arena, Coventry UK. Visit us on Booth V10. The Compact SIMS tool is designed for fast and easy characterisation of layer structures, surface contamination and impurities with sensitive detection of positive ions being assisted by the oxygen primary ion beam and provides isotopic sensitivity across the entire periodic table.
North Carolina State University October 14th, 2014 “Cocoon-Like Self-Degradable DNA-Nanoclew for Anticancer Drug Delivery” Authors: Wujin Sun, Yue Lu, Margaret Reiff, and Zhen Gu, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; A bio-inspired cocoon-like anticancer drug delivery system consisting of a deoxyribonuclease (DNAse)-degradable DNA nanoclew (NCl) embedded with acid-responsive DNAse I nanocapsule (NCa) was developed for targeted cancer treatment.
Brookhaven National Laboratory October 14th, 2014 Chi-Chang Kao, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture at Brookhaven Lab today, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. Kao will highlight the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)-the world’s most powerful x-ray laser-during his talk, titled “LCLS: A Stunning New View Through X-ray Laser Eyes.”
Nanyang Technological University October 14th, 2014 Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes.
University of Sheffield October 14th, 2014 Computers of the future could be built from ‘magnetic tornadoes,’ according to new research into nanotechnology at the University of Sheffield.
Umea University October 14th, 2014 Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. Their results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
American Institute of Physics October 14th, 2014 Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the single most significant and disruptive energy-efficient lighting solution of today, scientists around the world continue unabated to search for the even-better-bulbs of tomorrow.
Carbodeon Ltd. October 14th, 2014 Carbodeon Ltd. Oy has announced improvements to electroless nickel including a 3x improvement in wear resistance through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds.
Nanotronics Imaging October 14th, 2014 Nanotronics Imaging, developer of the world’s most technologically advanced nanoimaging solutions, today introduced its latest computer-controlled microscope, the nSPEC® 3D, at the American Chemical Society 2014 International Elastomer Conference, being held from October 14-16, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Photonics Forum of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) October 14th, 2014 At the semi-annual meeting of the photonics steering committee, the VDMA Photonics Forum appointed four more representatives of the photonics industry to its steering body. In so doing, the forum implemented the steering committee’s own resolution. The expansion is designed to even better reflect the different photonics sub-sectors – including laser material processing, image processing and measuring technology, photovoltaic production resources, electronics production and micro-engineering – and to ensure a quorum for a representative committee.
Fars News Agency October 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced dielectric microwave ceramics with perfect dielectric properties through a simple and cheap method, which can be used in environment with variable temperature.
Brookhaven National Laboratory October 15th, 2014 The proteins that drive DNA replication-the force behind cellular growth and reproduction-are some of the most complex machines on Earth. The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic-scale moving parts that rapidly interact and transform. Mapping that dense molecular machinery is one of the most promising and challenging frontiers in medicine and biology.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory October 15th, 2014 Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes.
University of Massachusetts Medical School October 15th, 2014 An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy. This promising new treatment strategy could expand the current use of photodynamic therapies to access deep-set cancer tumors.
Investigación y Desarrollo October 15th, 2014 In order to obtain accurate and immediate diagnosis, a group of researchers in the area of Nano-Optics at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE), in the north of Mexico, developed a sensor based on the properties of light to perform, among other things, blood analysis allowing the health specialist to have accurate information.
University of Illinois College of Engineering October 15th, 2014 Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Understanding the interdependency of physiochemical properties of nanomedicines, in correlation to their biological responses and functions, is crucial for their further development of as cancer-fighters.
VDMA October 15th, 2014 In the course of the restructuring of the VDMA associations “Micro Technology” and “Productronics” members have agreed to the fusion of both associations to the new association “Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies”. The inaugural meeting took place in Frankfurt on September 30, 2014.
Grand View Research, Inc. October 15th, 2014 GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of “Nanocoatings Market By Product Is Expected To Reach USD 8.17 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.” Market Research Report to their Database.
CEA-Leti October 15th, 2014 IRLYNX and CEA-Leti today announced they have launched a technology-development partnership for a new CMOS-based infrared technology that will allow a new type of smart and connected detectors in buildings and cities.
Fars News Agency October 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tabriz University in association with researchers from Ataturk University in Turkey produced a composite nanocatalyst in a research project.
VDI/VDE-Innovation + Technik GmbH October 16th, 2014 A major step in implementing the ETPN Translation Hub has been reached, with three European projects entering the finalisation stage of their EU Grant Agreements. The project ENATRANS is for networking of SMEs in the nano-biomedical sector and supporting the SMEs with getting their products from the laboratory phase to the clinical applications. The projects ‘NANOFACTURING’ and ‘NANOPILOT’ will establish pilot lines to scale-up the production of novel nanopharmaceuticals from the lab-scale to the quantities needed for clinical testing. This announcement took place during the ETPN Annual Event 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain.
3DXTech October 16th, 2014 Designers in the semi-conductor fabrication market are often left searching for reliable open-source ESD-safe 3D printing materials to use in prototypes and limited production components – masks, jigs, fixtures, HDD components, connectors, and casings. They demand materials that exhibit excellent printability, consistent electrical properties, cleanliness, superior mechanical properties, and improved chemical resistance.
The Optical Society October 16th, 2014 As in Alice’s journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other.
QD Vision, Inc. October 16th, 2014 QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot optical components for LCD products, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the highest domestic honor in the field, recognizing chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use.
Graphenea Inc. October 16th, 2014 Graphenea has opened a branch in the USA to assist more immediate service of the company’s North American customers. The US branch, Graphenea Inc, is based in Cambridge (Boston), MA, due to the close relation that the company has with research giants Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard. Apart from developing collaborative projects with those two partners, and acting as a sales outpost for its renown high-quality graphene, Graphenea Inc will set up an “Applications Laboratory” to help develop custom graphene materials.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. October 17th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) will issue a press release reporting its third quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, November 6, 2014 after the market closes.
Fars News Agency October 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers tried to improve the quality of anti-corrosive coatings by using modified nanoparticles.
Fars News Agency October 4th, 2014 The Seventh International Nanotechnology Festival (Iran Nano 2014) is due to be held at the Persian Gulf Hall of the Tehran Permanent Fairground on 6-9 October 2014.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 4th, 2014 Luis Fernando Velásquez-García’s group at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) develops dense arrays of microscopic cones that harness electrostatic forces to eject streams of ions.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 4th, 2014 When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene “paper” — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional form of carbon — can actually yield new properties that could be useful for creating extremely stretchable supercapacitors to store energy for flexible electronic devices.
Vienna University of Technology October 6th, 2014 Nanoparticles can emit light into ultra-thin glass fibres. Physicists at the Vienna University of Technology have now managed to select the direction of the light using an unusual kind of coupling between spin and the direction of propagation.
North Carolina State University October 6th, 2014 A new study from North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice.
Fars News Agency October 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kharazmi University in association with researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University presented a cost-effective, simple and fast method for the measurement of toxic compounds in dairy products, specially milk.
Fars News Agency October 6th, 2014 Iran is due to host the Asia Nanotech Camp 2014 on 9-15 October with the participation of representatives from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Thailand, New Zealand and Singapore.
Fars News Agency October 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers used bioceramic nanostructured materials for the modification of implant alloys and presented biodegradable implants for orthopedics, jaw and face applications.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) October 6th, 2014 The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to deepen bilateral ties in science and technology. Formalised during a signing ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, the MOC is part of JST’s “Strategic International Cooperative Program”, an initiative to forge research collaborations between Japanese researchers and their counterparts in 23 countries around the world. The A*STAR-JST MOC aims to strengthen scientific cooperation within the area of functional applications in physical sciences over the next three years.
Arrowhead Research Corporation October 7th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the Company is presenting at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society being held on October 12-15, 2014 in San Diego. Scheduled conference presentations include the following:
Fars News Agency October 7th, 2014 The Seventh Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition (Iran Nano 2014) started work in Tehran in the morning of 6 October 2014 in the presence of Dr. Saeed Sarkar, the Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC).
Perpetuus Carbon Group October 7th, 2014 Perpetuus Carbon Group (‘Perpetuus’), the world’s largest producer of purified and functionalised graphene, is pleased to announce the results of an independent study of its graphene material production.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University October 7th, 2014 Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University’s School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace, targets the body’s communication network to inflict widespread damage on the entire system. Cancer, he found, possessed special traits for cooperative behavior and used intricate communication to distribute tasks, share resources, and make decisions.
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. October 7th, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, the technology leader in Atomic Force Microscopy, will host a free webinar October 21st, “There’s No Other AFM Like Cypher: Recent Technological Advances.” The Cypher AFM has proven to be an exceptional platform for the development of new capabilities and an incredibly productive instrument that has helped generate stunning new AFM data. Asylum scientists Drs. Roger Proksch and Mario Viani will introduce you to the latest advances that set the Cypher apart from any other AFM.
JEOL October 7th, 2014 JEOL has introduced an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis in a new benchtop EDXRF spectrometer. The JSX-1000S ElementEye analyzes major to trace components on most sample types – solids, powders, and liquids – with little or no sample preparation.
Lomiko Metals, Inc. October 7th, 2014 Lomiko Metals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LMR) (PINKSHEETS: LMRMF) (FRANKFURT: DH8B) (the “Company”), a graphite exploration company and graphene technology incubator, announced today that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Gill will be interviewed live by host Michael Yorba on Clear Channel and iHeart Radio’s “The Traders Network Show.” In this exclusive 2-segment interview, the CEO will talk about the Canadian-based company’s exploration of minerals, its technology strategy and its part in the development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing and electronic devices. We encourage shareholders, analysts, industry professionals and all interested parties to tune in and listen via Clear Channel’s nationally syndicated iHeart Radio stream.
The Dolomite Centre Limited October 7th, 2014 Dolomite, a pioneering microfluidics specialist, and Lab on a Chip are challenging entrepreneurial researchers, scientists and engineers to enter the Productizing Science Competition 2015, proposing novel, microfluidics-based concepts with commercial potential.
Xmark Media Ltd October 7th, 2014 Xmark Media the organisers of Photonex 2014, the UK’s showcase photonics conference & exhibition announce the programme and speakers for the meeting on Nano and Bio-Imaging. This FREE-to-attend conference will be held on Wednesday 15th October as part of a diverse two-day event at the visitor-friendly Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) October 7th, 2014 StableNextSol, funded by the European Commission through a COST Action coordinated from ICN2, is an interdisciplinary network of academic and industry researchers to study the degradation mechanisms occurring in state-of-the-art organic photovoltaic devices. One of the central activities of the Action is to organize the International Summit on OPV Stability (ISOS-7), which takes place in Barcelona October 6-8 (Hotel Condes de Barcelona; Passeig de Gràcia, 73). The final objective is to develop new concepts for OPVs that are more stable and reach lifetimes longer than 20 years.
JPK Instruments October 7th, 2014 PK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their AFM system, the NanoWizard®, in the Nanobiosciences Group of the Institute of Physical & Theoretical Chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig. It is being used to study DNA and DNA nanostructures.
University of Leeds October 8th, 2014 Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine.
Health Products, Medications Presented in Iran Nano 2014 Festival
Fars News Agency October 8th, 2014 Eight companies active in the field of health products and medications presented their latest commercial products in the Seventh Nanotechnology Festival in Iran.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) October 8th, 2014 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the quantum properties of atoms that directly links measurements of electric field strength to the International System of Units (SI).*
Brookhaven National Laboratory October 8th, 2014 Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation’s increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks. But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a mystery. Now a series of detailed genetic studies conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and published in The Plant Cell reveals previously unknown biochemical details about those metabolic pathways-including new ways to increase the accumulation of oil in leaves, an abundant source of biomass for fuel production.
University of Waterloo October 8th, 2014 For the millions of sufferers of dry eye syndrome, their only recourse to easing the painful condition is to use drug-laced eye drops three times a day. Now, researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a topical solution containing nanoparticles that will combat dry eye syndrome with only one application a week.
NanoTecNexus October 8th, 2014 NanoTecNexus (NTN), a leading nanotech educational organization highly acclaimed for its premier educational and networking forums, announces new partnerships in conjunction with its 10th anniversary on October 23. A ‘Science of Beer’ fundraising event, to be hosted at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station will also highlight NTN’s collaboration with White Labs to develop and launch a special release beer in honor of the event.
Nanobiotix October 8th, 2014 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer today announces the update of the development plan for NBTXR3. Nanobiotix and its partner PharmaEngine Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of in-licensed oncology drugs, reinforce their collaboration to obtain faster market authorization for NBTXR3 in the Asia-Pacific region.
Nanometrics Incorporated October 8th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, will release its third quarter financial results after market close on October 28, 2014. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.
Arrowhead Research Corporation October 9th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that data from the ongoing Phase 2a study of ARC-520, its RNAi therapeutic candidate for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection, will be presented in the late-breaking poster session at the 2014 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting being held on November 7-11, 2014,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 9th, 2014 A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and several other institutions. The finding is reported this week in the journal Nature Communications.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology October 9th, 2014 It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discovered that in a special semiconductor, light can have the opposite effect, making the material less conductive instead.
Fars News Agency October 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Material and Energy Research Center studied the effects of nanoparticles on mechanical and thermal properties of ceramics used in thermal insulators.
The Optical Society October 9th, 2014 Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, snot is an endlessly fascinating subject. The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of the slimy substance that lines our airways. The new method could help doctors better monitor and treat lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
University of Southampton October 9th, 2014 Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs.
European Marine Board October 9th, 2014 Toxic nanoparticles, micro-plastic pollution and the potential of rising seawater temperatures to transform chemicals at a molecular level into ‘substances able to stimulate / participate in tumour genesis’ are among concerns behind a collective call by 340 scientists and other experts for greater scrutiny of the close connections between the oceans and human health. A program on oceans and human health is the first of 18 priorities cited in a declaration ending the three-day EurOcean 2014 meeting in Rome.
Aculon, Inc. October 9th, 2014 Aculon, Inc. announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for enhanced bonding of layers on titanium.
Arrowhead Research Corporation October 9th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today issued the following open letter to shareholders from President and CEO, Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D.:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October 9th, 2014 When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics.
CRAIC Technologies, Inc. October 9th, 2014 CRAIC FilmPro™ software is used with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers to measure the thickness of thin films of microspot areas in both reflectance and transmission.
Anasys Instruments October 10th, 2014 Anasys Instruments reports on the new AFM-IR results from the Energy Research Group at NIST just published in the journal for Advanced Optical Materials. The paper is entitled “Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy of plasmonic modes with the PTIR technique.”
Koerber Foundation October 10th, 2014 In 2011, Stefan Hell received the Körber European Science Prize for his research work on the subject “Throwing light on the nanoscopic world”.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard October 10th, 2014 Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature’s building block, as a construction mold.
Purdue University October 10th, 2014 Radical Polymers and Their Application to Organic Electronic Devices Edward P. Tomlinson , Martha E. Hay , and Bryan W. Boudouris * School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (18), pp 6145-6158 *E-mail: email@example.com Macromolecules bearing stable radical groups have emerged as extremely useful active materials in organic electronic applications ranging from magnetic devices to flexible batteries.
HZO, Inc. October 10th, 2014 HZO, Inc., the total solutions leader in submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of electronic assembly, device, component or sensor, announced today that it has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to integrate its powerful waterproofing and corrosion resistant technology to the premier Tolino Vision 2 eReader.
Malvern Instruments October 10th, 2014 Two new additions to Malvern Instruments’ popular ‘10 ways to…’ whitepaper series provide practical guidance on using rheological testing to develop stable, high performance dispersions. Both whitepapers offer cross-industry advice on how to measure and control rheological aspects of colloidal, emulsion and solid-in-liquid (SoL) systems, such as yield stress and viscosity, to fully optimize processing and end-use performance.
Fars News Agency September 27th, 2014 Researchers from University of Tehran proposed biocompatible anticorrosive coatings with nanometric thickness to increase corrosion resistance in metallic structures in various fields, including petroleum, gas, petrochemical, automobile fabrication and marine industries.
Rice University September 29th, 2014 A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University and Pennsylvania State University.
Fars News Agency September 29th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shiraz University in association with researchers from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences succeeded in the production of cement nanopowder in a research the results of which can be used in bone and dental recovery.
Fars News Agency September 29th, 2014 Iranian researchers proposed a method to reduce the time required for the synthesis of nanocomposites and to determine the size of the final grain.
University of Texas at Arlington September 29th, 2014 A University of Texas at Arlington research team says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure built in their lab could open doors for homeland security and medical advances.
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science September 29th, 2014 When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling patterns that can also cause problems if, for instance, they are tangled or kinked. The deployment of a rodlike structure onto a moving substrate is commonly found in a variety of engineering applications, from the fabrication of nanotube serpentines to the laying of submarine cables and pipelines, and engineers for years have been interested in predicting the mechanics of filamentary structures and the coiling process.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University September 30th, 2014 Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering.
Science China Press September 30th, 2014 Silver nanoparticles are well known for their anti-bacteria properties[1-4]. One of the main routes by which they may act as an anti-bacteria agent, is through attaching themselves to the thiol group present on the cellular membrane surface and hence disrupting the membrane’s function. Hence, it is crucial to gain a greater understanding of this complex silver-thiol interaction to determine silver nanoparticles’ role in biological systems. With thiols, silver nanoparticles have been proposed to form various types of compounds with different structures[6-8]. One of the plausible reaction routes suggested for organothiols is[6,7]: 4 RSH + 4 Ag + O2 4 AgSR + 2 H2O (1)
Okinawa University September 30th, 2014 Self-assembling peptide is characterized by a stable β-sheet structure and known to undergo self-assembly into nanofibers that could further form a hydrogel. Self-assembling peptide hydrogels have already been employed for tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and wound healing. In addition, self-assembling peptide hydrogels are effective as topical hemostatic agents. However, their low pH raises the possibility of harmful effects on living tissues.
Okinawa University September 30th, 2014 Hiromi Kumon Director, Innovation Center Okayama for Nanobio-targeted Therapy (ICONT) Okayama University Graduate School (Department of Urology) Direct targeting and induction of immunological attacks on cancer cells are two widely used approaches for the treatment of cancer. But Professor Hiromi Kumon and colleagues at Okayama University have developed a third and potentially more effective approach based on Reduced Expression in Immortalized Cells (REIC)—a tumor suppressor gene discovered at Okayama University.
Park Systems September 30th, 2014 Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) products, proudly introduces Park Analytical Services for the US market; on-demand and comprehensive AFM imaging designed to provide professionals working with nanoscale structures with limited equipment cost effective access to AFM data analysis and interpretation. The expansion into data analysis services is an ongoing effort of Park Systems to provide accurate and reliable nanotechnology AFM expertise across a wide array of industries at an affordable price.
Rice University September 30th, 2014 Rice University today launched the Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM), a multidisciplinary effort to solidify Rice’s leadership in the exploration of high-temperature superconductors and other exotic materials both by attracting top faculty and students and by inviting the world’s leading experts to Rice to collaborate on research.
Research mimics brain cells to boost memory power
RMIT University September 30th, 2014 RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain.
Speed at its limits
Friedrich Schiller University Jena September 30th, 2014 Physicist at the University of Jena together with colleagues from Imperial College London develop ultra-fast semiconductor nano-lasers. As the researcher report in the current issue of the journal of “Nature Physics”, they are capable of producing the fastest lasers to date (DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS3103).
Leica Microsystems GmbH September 30th, 2014 Yale University West Campus will open the doors to a new microscopy Center of Excellence made possible through a partnership with Leica Microsystems. Housed in a newly created core facility, the Leica Center of Excellence at Yale West Campus will provide scientists with access to cutting-edge imaging tools to resolve sub-cellular structures and forward scientific discoveries. This relationship will afford researchers access to expert technical and applications support, along with instrumentation which Leica Microsystems will continuously update with the latest technology. In addition, Yale and Leica Microsystems will collaborate in the development of novel imaging technologies.
NREL September 30th, 2014 The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently named leaders in the renewable energy field as center directors. Paul Basore has been named Director of the Materials Applications and Performance Center; Dave Mooney as Director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center; Nancy Haegel as Director of NREL’s Materials Science Center; Jao van de Lagemaat as Director of Chemistry and Nanoscience; and Pete Sheldon was named Director of Research Operations within NREL’s Materials and Chemical Science and Technology Directorate.
Fars News Agency October 1st, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in production of filters with high efficiency for the separation of water from oil materials in petroleum pollutions.
nextbigfuture.com October 1st, 2014 A research team from the University of Texas and German nanotechnology company Aixtron have worked out a way to make wafer-scale graphene measuring between 100 and 300mm. The research offers the prospect of integrating carbon-based graphene, which is just one atom thick, with silicon on a semi-industrial scale. Until now, graphene has proved difficult to manufacture in sufficient area, quantity and reliability for viable use in processors.
Northwestern University October 1st, 2014 Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can sense toxic chemicals and particles in the air and enzymes, molecules, and antibodies in the body that could indicate diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.
Michigan Technological University October 1st, 2014 Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything from cell phones to cordless power tools. Yet, no one really understands what goes on at the atomic scale as lithium ion batteries are used and recharged, over and over again.
American Chemical Society October 1st, 2014 Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven’t worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully stifled tumor growth when tested in laboratory mice. And the key, they report in the journal ACS Nano, is in the vaccine’s unique stealthy nanoparticles.
Duke University October 1st, 2014 A Duke University team has found that nanoparticles called single-walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting, an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain.
Uppsala University October 1st, 2014 Having the possibility to measure magnetic properties of materials at atomic precision is one of the important goals of today’s experimental physics. Such measurement technique would give engineers and physicists an ultimate handle over magnetic properties of nano-structures for future applications. In an article published in Physical Review Letters researchers propose a new method, utilizing properties of the quantum world – the phase of the electron beam – to detect magnetism with atom-by-atom precision.
Picosun Oy October 1st, 2014 Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, reports the successful low temperature deposition of graphene, enabled by its PICOPLASMA™ remote plasma source system.
Nanobotmodels Company October 1st, 2014 Nanobotmodels medical animation starts “Cancer education project”. It consist of several parts. First in production – metastasis mechanisms based on up-to-date researches.
Arrowhead Research Corporation October 1st, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Susan Boynton has been appointed Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Ms. Boynton will have overall leadership responsibilities to direct the Company’s regulatory initiatives and strategy, and to ensure appropriate regulatory compliance in the conduct of all Arrowhead development programs and required reporting to the FDA and international health authorities.
National Science Foundation (NSF) October 1st, 2014 Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications.
Rice University October 1st, 2014 Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, making them better than platinum catalysts for certain reactions within fuel cells.
Fars News Agency October 2nd, 2014 Iranian textile engineers studied the effects of application of nanocomposites on cotton fabrics to improve the quality of the product.
Fars News Agency October 2nd, 2014 The Fourth Conference on Nanostructured Solar Cells is due to be held by the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Solar Energy Center at Sharif University of Technology on 13 November 2014.
Lifeboat Foundation October 2nd, 2014 The Lifeboat Foundation has raised our GETAS alert level from Guarded to Elevated. Reason: “Largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to USA.” Learn about our GETAS alert system at http://lifeboat.com/ex/getas
University of Illinois College of Engineering October 2nd, 2014 Thermal considerations are rapidly becoming one of the most serious design constraints in microelectronics, especially on submicron scale lengths. A study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has shown that standard thermal models will lead to the wrong answer in a three-dimensional heat-transfer problem if the dimensions of the heating element are on the order of one micron or smaller.
Institute of Physics October 2nd, 2014 A group of researchers from Switzerland has thrown light on the precise mechanisms responsible for the impressive ability of nanoparticles to detect fingermarks left at crime scenes.
Joint Quantum Institute October 2nd, 2014 Where are the quantum computers? Aren’t they supposed to be speeding up decryption and internet searches? After two decades of research, you still can’t find them in stores. Well, it took two decades or more of research dedicated to semiconductors and circuit integration before we had digital computers. For quantum computers too it will take technology more time to catch up to the science.
Eindhoven University of Technology October 2nd, 2014 Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology can now for the first time remotely control a miniature light source at timescales of 200 trillionth of a second. They published the results on 14 September 2014 in the online journal Nature Nanotechnology.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst October 2nd, 2014 Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, a research team has taken a major step in developing long-sought polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency of light to electricity.
Technische Universitaet Muenchen October 2nd, 2014 Electrical engineers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements of nanometer-scale magnets instead of transistors. As the main enabling technology of the semiconductor industry – CMOS fabrication of silicon chips – approaches fundamental limits, the TUM researchers and collaborators at the University of Notre Dame are exploring “magnetic computing” as an alternative. They report their latest results in the journal Nanotechnology.
Beneq October 2nd, 2014 Beneq Thin Film Equipment has entered an agreement with Maxima Sciences of Cincinnati, Ohio, to offer maintenance and service closer to its customers located throughout North America. This collaboration will enable faster response times and local support for Beneq’s atomic layer deposition (ALD) customers.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) October 2nd, 2014 Memorandum of Understanding will enable occupational health and safety research related to nanoelectronics, in addition to further growth through public-private partnerships and educational opportunities.
Phantoms Foundation October 2nd, 2014 Back in 2013, ImagineNano event has strengthened its position as the main event dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology in Europe. The outstanding results of participation that have been reached and the interest created by the discussions, have laid the foundations for the next edition of the event, to be organized in Bilbao (Spain) from the 10th to the 13th of March 2015.
Advantest Corporation October 2nd, 2014 Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will showcase its broad portfolio, including its nanotechnology products, terahertz systems and semiconductor test solutions at SEMICON Europa which will be held at Alpexpo in Grenoble, France, October 7-9, 2014.
PEN Inc. October 3rd, 2014 he recent webcast by PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) Chairman, Dr. Scott Rickert, is now available for on-demand viewing. It may be accessed from the PEN Inc. website investor page at www.pen-technology.com.
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) October 3rd, 2014 ‘Nano-machines of the future will need tiny devices to reduce friction and make movement possible. The C60 molecule, also known as fullerene or buckyball, seemed to many an excellent candidate for nano-bearings. Unfortunately, the results so far have been conflicting, calling for further studies, like the one carried out by a theoretical team involving the International School for Advanced Studies, the International Center for Theoretical Physics, the National Research Council and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Through a series of computer simulations the scientists uncovered the reason for the experimental discrepancies.
Agar Scientific October 3rd, 2014 Agar Scientific – part of the Elektron Technology Group – is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Paul Balaş as Technical Sales Manager. Paul joins Agar Scientific from Ronexprim SRL – where he was an Executive Director and the Area Sales Manager for PANalytical X-ray equipment and FEI electronic microscopes in Romanian territories – bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and experience that will be a tremendous benefit to both Agar and its customers.
Hiden Analytical Ltd October 3rd, 2014 The Hiden Compact SIMS tool is designed for fast and easy characterisation of layer structures, surface contamination and impurities with sensitive detection of positive ions being assisted by the oxygen primary ion beam and provides isotopic sensitivity across the entire periodic table. The ion gun geometry is optimised to be ideal for nanometre depth resolution and near surface analysis.
Fars News Agency September 20th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology proposed a new method for the production of stable ceramic nanopowders with applications in various industries, including aerospace, ceramic production and fuel cells.
Fars News Agency September 20th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in designing and synthesizing an engineering structure for separation of zinc ion.
Nanobiosym September 20th, 2014 Nanobiosym, a leading nanotechnology firm, announced today the agenda for the annual Nanobiosym Global Initiative Summit, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th. The conference is being organized in collaboration with Scientific American and will convene key stakeholders in Nanobiosym’s global ecosystem including global thought leaders, business leaders, heads of state, leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and select members of the media. The conference is invitation only, but a limited number of spots have been made available to the general public. Applications to attend the conference can be found at ngi.nanobiosym.com/registration/. The application deadline is September 21, 2014.
Fars News Agency September 22nd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kashan University in association with their colleagues from Isfahan University of Technology succeeded in the synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanostructure through a new yet very simple method.
University of Manchester September 22nd, 2014 Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created.
University of Manchester September 22nd, 2014 In an article published in Nano Letters, a multi-national team of scientists including Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan from Manchester, Professor Ado Jorio from Belo Horizonte in Brazil and Professor Lukas Novotny from Zurich have shown how laser light interacts with a special kind of graphene to cool it down. This would make it possible to make electronic devices of graphene run cooler and faster simply by shining a laser on it.
Purdue University September 22nd, 2014 Simulation of Complex Transport of Nanoparticles around a Tumor Using Tumor- Microenvironment-on-Chip Bongseop Kwak, Altug Ozcelikkale, Crystal S Shin, Kinam Park, and Bumsoo Han Purdue University Delivery of therapeutic agents selectively to tumor tissue, which is referred as “targeted delivery,” is one of the most ardently pursued goals of cancer therapy. Recent advances in nanotechnology enable numerous types of nanoparticles (NPs) whose properties can be designed for targeted delivery to tumors. In spite of promising early results, the delivery and therapeutic efficacy of the majority of NPs are still quite limited.
University of Minnesota September 22nd, 2014 University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating faster and more efficient optical devices for computation and communication.
Penn State September 22nd, 2014 For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin “diamond nanothreads” that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today’s strongest nanotubes and polymers. A paper describing this discovery by a research team led by John V. Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State, was published in the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Nature Materials.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 22nd, 2014 Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions.
Fars News Agency September 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers used a combined method to produce organometallic frameworks at nanometric scale.
Los Alamos National Laboratory September 23rd, 2014 Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste, generating a great deal of scientific interest on the structure, properties, and applications of these blended materials.
Rice University September 23rd, 2014 Research by Rice University scientists who are fighting a cyberwar against cancer finds that the immune system may be a clinician’s most powerful ally.
Nanotubes help healing hearts keep the beat: Rice University, Texas Children’s Hospital patch for defects enhances electrical connections between cells
Rice University September 23rd, 2014 Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital.
American Institute of Physics September 23rd, 2014 Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor material that has long been considered by scientists as one of the most promising successors to silicon for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices. The result appears in a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.
Southampton scientists grow a new challenger to graphene
University of Southampton September 23rd, 2014 A team of researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has developed a new way to fabricate a potential challenger to graphene.
Brookhaven National Laboratory September 23rd, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the start of routine operations at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, beginning a period of significant transition in project activities from construction and commissioning to operations. Passing this milestone comes after many years of diligent planning, design, and construction by staff within the Lab’s Photon Sciences Directorate along with staff from many other Brookhaven Lab organizations, and will lead to an exciting new chapter of synchrotron science.
Brookhaven National Laboratory September 23rd, 2014 Chi-Chang Kao, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall. Kao will highlight the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)-the world’s most powerful x-ray laser-during his talk, titled “LCLS: A Stunning New View Through X-ray Laser Eyes.”
Brookhaven National Laboratory September 23rd, 2014 Much of our understanding of how living things function comes from knowledge of structures-atomic details of enzymes that catalyze the processes of life, the receptors that are docking stations for viruses and messenger chemicals, and the nucleic acids DNA and RNA that carry genetic blueprints for building cellular machinery, to name a few. To give scientists unprecedented access to these structural details, a new grant just awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the operation of a suite of powerful experimental tools at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.
T.Theivasanthi September 23rd, 2014 Ms.T.Theivasanthi, a woman researcher of India has innovated superparamagnetic materials from graphene and a plant Amaranthus dubius. She has already made superparamagnetic materials from some mixed plants materials of Acalypha indica, Cynodon dactylon, Terminalia chebula, Eugenia jambolina and Cassia auriculata named as Santhi Particles. Apart from the above plants, she has innovated superparamagnetic materials from the plants of Cocos nucifera and Curcuma longa. They have been named as Santhi Particles-1 and Santhi Particles-2 respectively. Now, Santhi Particles-3 has been identified from the plant Amaranthus dubius.
Naval Research Laboratory September 24th, 2014 Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division have developed a novel one-step process using, for the first time in these types of syntheses, potassium superoxide (KO2) to rapidly form oxide nanoparticles from simple salt solutions in water.
Princeton University, Engineering School September 24th, 2014 Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
American Chemical Society September 24th, 2014 As tech company LG demonstrated this summer with the unveiling of its 18-inch flexible screen, the next generation of roll-up displays is tantalizingly close. Researchers are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new, inexpensive and simple way to make transparent, flexible transistors — the building blocks of electronics — that could help bring roll-up smartphones with see-through displays and other bendable gadgets to consumers in just a few years.
STOE & Cie GmbH September 24th, 2014 Twenty crystallographers, representing 15 nationalities, have attended the IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory, which was sponsored and organized by STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs, and took place as part of the International Year of Crystallography.
CEA-Leti September 24th, 2014 Grenoble, the center of one of Europe’s key microelectronics ecosystems, is hosting SEMICON Europa 2014 Oct. 7-9.
Carnegie Institution September 25th, 2014 A team including Carnegie’s Malcolm Guthrie and George Cody has, for the first time, discovered how to produce ultra-thin “diamond nanothreads” that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today’s strongest nanotubes and polymer fibers. Such exceedingly strong, stiff, and light materials have an array of potential applications, everything from more-fuel efficient vehicles or even the science fictional-sounding proposal for a “space elevator.” Their work is published in Nature Materials.
Fars News Agency September 25th, 2014 Iranian chemists from Kashan University used nanotechnology in the synthesis of an organic compound which can be used in solar cells.
Fars News Agency September 25th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology successfully obtained the production method of steel nanocomposite with particle size range of 50-100 nm.
Carnegie Institution September 25th, 2014 Gallium arsenide, GaAs, a semiconductor composed of gallium and arsenic is well known to have physical properties that promise practical applications. In the form of nanowires and nanoparticles, it has particular potential for use in the manufacture of solar cells and optoelectronics in many of the same applications that silicon is commonly used.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) September 25th, 2014 If it’s true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working with nanoparticles very happy. NIST recently issued Reference Material (RM) 8027, the smallest known reference material ever created for validating measurements of these man-made, ultrafine particles between 1 and 100 nanometers (billionths of a meter) in size.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 25th, 2014 The excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide that is driving global climate change could be harnessed into a renewable energy technology that would be a win for both the environment and the economy. That is the lure of artificial photosynthesis in which the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide is used to produce clean, green and sustainable fuels. However, finding a catalyst for reducing carbon dioxide that is highly selective and efficient has proven to be a huge scientific challenge. Meeting this challenge in the future should be easier thanks to new research results from Berkeley Lab.
Teijin Aramid September 25th, 2014 Researchers of Teijin Aramid, based in the Netherlands, and Rice University in the USA are awarded with the honorary ‘Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibers Prize’ for corporate-academic partnerships in fiber research. Their new super fibers are now driving innovation in aerospace, healthcare, automotive, and (smart) clothing.
Oxford Instruments plc September 25th, 2014 Oxford Instruments is hosting its third series of annual seminars for the nanotechnology industry in India in November. ‘Bringing the Nanoworld Together 2014′ seminars are being held in Kolkata (November 24-25th) and Delhi (November 27-28th) and will showcase cutting edge nanotechnology tools and their use in multiple fields.
Elsevier, Inc. September 25th, 2014 Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of new content on graphene and materials science, including Graphene: Properties, Preparation, Characterisation and Devices by Viera Skakalova and Alan Kaiser. Carbon nanotubes, graphene and nanomaterials are emerging and increasingly important materials with many applications in medicine, computing, optics, energy and materials science.
University of Electro-Communications September 25th, 2014 The September 2014 issue of the University of Electro-Communications e-Bulletin includes research highlights on self-organized indium arsenide quantum dots for solar cells; silicon nanophotonics; solutions to internet congestion; and humanizing robots.
University of Pennsylvania September 26th, 2014 An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures’ surfaces.
Fars News Agency September 13th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kashan University employed nanotechnology to increase thermal and flame resistant polymers.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 13th, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago researcher Alex Zettl of the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) synthesized in his lab a new material never before seen by nature: boron nitride nanotubes, the strongest, lightest, most thermally conducting, and most chemically resistant fiber known to exist. Now a startup has licensed this technology with the aim of manufacturing boron nitride nanotubes for commercial use.
Fullerex September 13th, 2014 Fullerex (fullerex.com) has announced the release of the “Bulk Graphene Pricing Report 2014” as part of its research offering.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) September 13th, 2014 Advancing the front lines of research for the detection and decontamination of chemical and biological threats is the mission of an international scientific workshop organized by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, and is sponsored by the Science for Peace and Security Programme of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Fars News Agency September 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences studied the effects of using nanocarriers in the treatment of intra cellular infections.
Fars News Agency September 15th, 2014 Iranian materials engineering researchers synthesized nanopigments with high reflection ability through a cost-effective method.
Rice University September 15th, 2014 The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally.
Fonon Technologies September 15th, 2014 Fonon Technologies, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, is proud to announce its New Additive manufacturing Equipment – the 3D Metal Sintering System (3D Metal Printing). Fonon’s Additive Manufacturing Technologies encompass 3D FUSION TECHNOLOGY or 3D Laser Metal Sintering (Commonly known as 3D Printing) Technologies.
The Dolomite Centre Limited September 15th, 2014 Microfluidics specialist Dolomite will be launching the Meros TCU-100 at this year’s Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress in San Diego, USA, from the 18th to the 19th September. The first module in the new Meros range of plug-and-play microfluidic products, the compact TCU-100 offers advanced temperature control from 1 to 100°C for microfluidic chips, microscope slides and other third party devices.
Rice University September 15th, 2014 The quest to create artificial “squid skin” — camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background — is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP).
Brookhaven National Laboratory September 15th, 2014 Heat drives classical phase transitions-think solid, liquid, and gas-but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, where quantum mechanics reigns, subtle fluctuations can dramatically transform a material.
Northeastern University September 16th, 2014 An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in carbon nanotube arrays. The method, the researchers say, is facile and easily scalable, which will allow them to tailor the physical properties of nanotube networks for use in applications ranging from electronic devices to CNT-reinforced composite materials found in everything from cars to sports equipment.
Fars News Agency September 16th, 2014 Nanoscience and nanotechnology innovations were introduced as one of the four aspects that will receive the Mustafa Prize.
Rice University September 16th, 2014 Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.
Carbon Sciences Inc. September 16th, 2014 Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to mass-produce graphene, the new miracle material, today announced that it recently entered into an agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to fund the further development of a new graphene process.
Aarhus University September 17th, 2014 One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard September 17th, 2014 For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of “bad” biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other more serious medical problems – a team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University sees biofilms as a robust new platform for designer nanomaterials that could clean up polluted rivers, manufacture pharmaceutical products, fabricate new textiles, and more.
American Chemical Society September 17th, 2014 A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, which have the potential to leave today’s lithium-ion technology in the dust. Their study appears in the ACS journal Nano Letters.
Virginia Commonwealth University September 17th, 2014 Bioluminescence, nanoparticles, gene manipulation – these sound like the ideas of a science fiction writer, but, in fact, they are components of an exciting new approach to imaging local and metastatic tumors. In preclinical animal models of metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have provided proof-of-principle of a new molecular imaging approach that could revolutionize doctors’ ability to see tumors that have metastasized to other sites in the body, including the bones.
Rice University September 17th, 2014 Many a great idea springs from talks over a cup of coffee. But it’s rare and wonderful when a revelation comes from the cup itself.
nPoint Inc. September 17th, 2014 The NPXY100-403 piezo stage is the newest addition to nPoint’s nanopositioning lineup. This stage is designed for applications where high speed is necessary while carrying heavier loads.
PEN Inc. September 17th, 2014 PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) today announced that Dr. Scott Rickert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present a live company update webcast on September 25, 2014 at 1 pm EDT. On September 5, Dr. Rickert took over leadership of PEN, one of the country’s leading companies focused on developing and commercializing advanced-performance products enabled by nanotechnology. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Research Frontiers Inc. September 17th, 2014 When production starts in 2015, the world’s first carbon fiber RV from Global Caravan Technologies will offer the ultimate in luxury and performance. The new towable CR-1 Carbon RV is a futuristic product injected with racecar, aerospace and information technology. The high-design interior fuses ultra leather and carbon fiber magic into impeccable modern luxury and superior performance. But the luxury and performance features do not end there.
ICN2 September 18th, 2014 •The Pocket Project, funded with 2.6 million Euro by the EU, is coordinated by Prof. Peter Bienstman of Ghent University (Belgium). •The test combines nanophotonic biosensors and novel selective antibodies integrated in a lab-on-chip platform to diagnose Tuberculosis through urine in both HIV positive and negative patients. •CSIC Researcher Prof. Laura M. Lechuga leads the ICN2 Group involved in the biofunctionalization of the surface where the diagnostic reaction will take place and the complete lab-on-chip biosensor evaluation with patient’s samples. •Field trials in Africa and India will be organized during the final part of the three-year project with more than 200 encapsulated devices provided by the ICN2 Group.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) September 18th, 2014 The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced it is partnering with Graphene Frontiers, LLC, a world leader in the production of graphene for commercial and industrial applications, to develop next generation graphene-based processes, technologies, and techniques that will enable revolutionary innovation in the electronics industry. The collaboration will spur significant investment and job creation, including a $3 million capital investment by Graphene Frontiers at the Albany Nanotech Complex.
FEI Company September 18th, 2014 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the opening of a new technology center in the industrial estate of Ĉernovická Terasa, Brno, Czech Republic. With a surface area of 27.000 m2 (nearly 300,000 square feet), it is the largest technology plant built this year in the Czech Republic. FEI invested 800 million Czech crowns (approximately $38M USD) in the new building and the construction took 18 months to complete.
IEEE September 18th, 2014 The world’s leading scientists and engineers in micro and nanoelectronics will convene here from December 15-17, 2014 at the annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), continuing the conference’s tradition of spotlighting technical breakthroughs in a wide range of applications such as logic, memory, MEMs, sensors, displays, flexible electronics, biomedical imaging, power electronics and energy harvesting.
Innovnano September 18th, 2014 Innovnano (www.innovnano-materials.com), an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, has developed nanostructured 3 mol % yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ) as an optimised ceramic material for high strength anti-wear applications. With small grain sizes and exceptional homogeneity, Innovnano’s 3YSZ powder has excellent mechanical and physical properties, including improved phase stability, which helps to extend the lifetime of ceramic linings, coatings and components. Enhancing the durability and tribological performance of components, including cutting tools and nozzles, increases the efficiency of industrial facilities such as steel plants and foundries. With less frequent replacement of parts and reduced equipment downtime, running costs are also minimised.
University of California – Santa Barbara September 18th, 2014 Three UC Santa Barbara researchers — a computer scientist, a chemical engineer and a physicist — are among the recent recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The NSF CAREER Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards to young faculty who most effectively integrate research and education.
CiQUS September 18th, 2014 As they have published in the prestigious journal Small, this is a method of identification of nucleic acids based on the generation pattern (bar code) inspired by our olfactory system. The differences in trans-membrane transport can be used to generate fluorescence patterns. That allows the differentiation of molecules as DNA or RNA by means of pattern generation and/or recognition protocols.
University of Surrey September 19th, 2014 New research published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology September 19th, 2014 Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips’ transistor counts rise.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) September 19th, 2014 SWeNTs patented CoMoCAT® Technology and NIST Separation Technology will Yield Scalable, Affordable and Chirally-Pure SWCNTs Crucial for Numerous Electronics Applications.
Arrowhead Research Corporation September 19th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Bruce Given, M.D., Arrowhead’s chief operating officer, will present at BioCentury’s 21st Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on September 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EDT in New York. Investors may access a live and archived audio webcast on the Company’s website at ir.arrowheadresearch.com/events.cfm.
University of Maryland September 7th, 2014 New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only one atom thick, a prototype detector is able to see an extraordinarily broad band of wavelengths. Included in this range is a band of light wavelengths that have exciting potential applications but are notoriously difficult to detect: terahertz waves, which are invisible to the human eye.
Fars News Agency September 8th, 2014 A new method was presented by the Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz to determine one of the drugs used in the treatment of blood pressure.
University of Copenhagen September 8th, 2014 Revolutionary nanotechnology method could help improve the development of new medicine and reduce costs. Researchers from the Nano-Science Center and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new screening method that makes it possible to study cell membrane proteins that bind drugs, such as cannabis and adrenaline, while reducing the consumption of precious samples by a billion times.
Layered graphene sandwich for next generation electronics
University of Manchester September 8th, 2014 Writing in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers have demonstrated how combining the two-dimensional materials in a stack could create perfect crystals capable of being used in next generation transistors.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) September 8th, 2014 Graphene is a semiconductor when prepared as an ultra-narrow ribbon – although the material is actually a conductive material. Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method to selectively dope graphene molecules with nitrogen atoms. By seamlessly stringing together doped and undoped graphene pieces, they were able to form “heterojunctions” in the nanoribbons, thereby fulfilling a basic requirement for electronic current to flow in only one direction when voltage is applied – the first step towards a graphene transistor. Furthermore, the team has successfully managed to remove graphene nanoribbons from the gold substrate on which they were grown and to transfer them onto a non-conductive material.
Rice University September 8th, 2014 Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering September 8th, 2014 The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) institution today announced the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a $1.65 million grant to further research conducted by nanobioscience professor Dr. Thomas Begley that identifies signals which cancer cells use to respond to their environment.
Monash University September 8th, 2014 Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology.
DELMIC September 8th, 2014 DELMIC develops and manufactures products which are focused on high performance, user friendly, integrated microscopy solutions. In a collaborative development with electron microscope provider Phenom-World, both companies announce the launch of Delphi, the world’s first integrated correlative tabletop fluorescence and electron microscope at the 18th IMC in Prague.
Fars News Agency September 8th, 2014 Iranian researchers used a new inorganic pre-cursor in the presence of microwave and succeeded in presenting a novel method for the synthesis of a semi-conductor which can be used in solar cells.
Hiden Analytical Ltd September 8th, 2014 The potential for deployment of cold plasma sources in medical and biological applications continues to increase in areas such as dentistry, surgery, wound sterilisation and general surface decontamination. Successful optimisation of these gas-phase cold plasmas requires detailed characterisation and quantification of the plasma beam to establish the actual abundances of the reactive species within the feed-gas and the variances with feed-gas composition.
Nanophase Opens New Polishing Applications Support Laboratory
Nanophase Technologies Corporation September 9th, 2014 Nanophase Technologies Corporation announced today the opening of a new polishing laboratory that will enable new product development and provide customer application support and process simulation for a variety of demanding optical and precision surface finishing markets.
Rice University September 9th, 2014 Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs.
JPK Instruments September 9th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of the NanoTracker™ Optical Tweezers system in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics in the Leiden Institute of Chemistry at Leiden University.
State University of New York Trustees Unanimously Approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as New Name for Merged SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) September 9th, 2014 The State University of New York Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as the new name for the recently merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT). The SUNY Poly name unifies the Albany and Utica/Rome campuses and reflects the expanded academic programs and opportunities available to students.
Malvern Instruments September 9th, 2014 The cross-disciplinary capabilities of Malvern Instruments’ technology are being fully exploited at Queen Mary University London. The Zetasizer Nano, NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) and Mastersizer 2000 systems are all employed within the university’s multi-disciplinary lab. The instruments serve a wide variety of research groups working in areas as diverse as silica coating formulation through to tissue regeneration, demonstrating the value that Malvern’s robust technology brings throughout the scientific arena.
Aerotech September 9th, 2014 A series of piezo nanopositioning stages that offer sub-nanometer-level performance in compact, high-stiffness packages has been introduced by Aerotech (www.aerotech.com). The new QNP-L stages are offered in travel ranges from 100 µm to 600 µm. Their precision, frictionless flexure guidance systems assure long device life.
University of Pennsylvania September 10th, 2014 An interdisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene, the Nobel-prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms.
University at Buffalo September 10th, 2014 University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin. This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could help develop and screen treatments for patients suffering from all autoimmune diseases, estimated to affect 5-10 percent of the U.S. population.
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University September 10th, 2014 A research team headed by Prof. Patrick Han and Prof. Taro Hitosugi at the Advanced Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that produces defect-free graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with periodic zigzag-edge regions. This method, which controls GNR growth direction and length distribution, is a stepping stone towards future graphene-device fabrication by self-assembly.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center September 11th, 2014 Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The combined nanoparticle enabled precise localization of the body’s own stem cells to the injured heart muscle.
Fars News Agency September 11th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology have produced polymeric scaffolds which could be used for tissue engineering purposes.
Fars News Agency September 11th, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Medical Sciences presented a new method to overcome limitations in the laser surgery of head and neck through nanotechnology.
Industrial waste converted in coating for aircraft turbines
Investigación y Desarrollo September 11th, 2014 A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees Celsius, which are used in aviation turbine components.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) September 11th, 2014 The research team consisting of postdoctoral researcher Da Bo, former postdoctoral researcher Hiroshi Shinotsuka, group leader Hideki Yoshikawa and special researcher Shigeo Tanuma, Surface Chemical Analysis Group, Nano Characterization Unit, NIMS; and professor Ding Zejun, University of Science and Technology of China, has developed a theoretical algorithm to accurately calculate the average distance traveled by low-energy/low-speed electrons without energy loss.
North Carolina State University September 11th, 2014 “Toward Larger DNA Origami” . Structural DNA nanotechnology, and specifically scaffolded DNA origami, is rapidly developing as a versatile method for bottom-up fabrication of novel nanometer-scale materials and devices. However, lengths of conventional single-stranded scaffolds, for example, 7,249-nucleotide circular genomic DNA from the M13mp18 phage, limit the scales of these uniquely addressable structures.
Ceramics don’t have to be brittle: Caltech materials scientists are creating materials by design
California Institute of Technology September 11th, 2014 Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled shape. Such a vacuum balloon, which could help ease the world’s current shortage of helium, can only be made if a new material existed that was strong enough to sustain the pressure generated by forcing out all that air while still being lightweight and flexible.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 11th, 2014 A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications.
University of Texas at Arlington September 11th, 2014 A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 11th, 2014 A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a collaboration of researchers used low energy or “soft” X-rays to image structures only five nanometers in size. This resolution, obtained at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is the highest ever achieved with X-ray microscopy.
Michigan State University September 12th, 2014 A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by a Michigan State University researcher has just been improved.
A team of MSU researchers has discovered how some microbes with a taste for uranium can clean up nuclear waste. To learn more visit report.president.msu.edu
NanoStruck Technologies Inc. September 12th, 2014 Highlights: Recovery of 87.6% of Silver from Samples Grading 56 Grams Per Metric Ton No Cyanide Used in the Closed-Loop Environmentally Friendly Process Positive Results add to Gold Recoveries Previously Reported
NanoStruck Technologies Inc. September 12th, 2014 NanoStruck Technologies Inc. has a powerful suite of proprietary nano-biotechnology solutions that can transform even the most contaminated waters into pure, safe, and drinkable water for a fraction of expected costs. Nanostruck’s proprietary line of technologies is also designed to fight global water shortage problems. These technologies remove molecular sized particles using patented absorptive organic polymers. The company is sitting on some very incredible and environmently friendly technology.
NEI Corporation September 12th, 2014 NEI Corporation (NEI) and PneumatiCoat Technologies (PCT) have initiated a collaboration to develop, produce, and market coated battery materials – cathodes, anodes, and solid electrolytes. The partnership will help serve the needs of customers interested in enhancing the performance of batteries through the use of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) coatings of active material particles. Key features of ALD-coated particles include improved cycle life, enhanced safety, and greater stability and abuse tolerance, particularly under higher temperature and voltage operation.
Springer Science+Business Media September 12th, 2014 The Springer journal Colloid and Polymer Science awards Orlin D. Velev from North Carolina State University (USA) the Colloid and Polymer Science Lecture 2014. The award committee chose Velev for his visionary contributions to colloid science and innovative colloidal materials, especially in the areas of particle assembly at interfaces, nanostructures that possess electrical and photonic functionalities, microfluidic devices, and biosensors.
PETA International Science Consortium September 12th, 2014 Experts from the PETA International Science Consortium will present strategies for optimizing nonanimal testing methods at a workshop that will examine the strengths and limitations of current alternatives to using animals to assess nanotoxicity.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH September 1st, 2014 After more than one year in long-term test the nanopositioner PZ700 from piezosystem jena do not show any abrasion or breakdown. The nanopositioner PZ700 is designed for dynamic, single axis positioning tasks of objects of all kind with a mass up to 300 g (0.7 lbs). Because of the quadratic, central aperture, the nanopositioner PZ700 is suited for positioning tasks, where the transmission of light is required or for fibers and wires.
photonics.com September 1st, 2014 A Raman microlaser sensor can detect and count individual particles — including viruses — as small as 10 nm. Researchers led by Dr. Lan Yang of Washington University achieved Raman lasing in a silica microcavity or whispering gallery. Within the microcavity, two modes of the beam emitted by the Raman laser circulate in opposite directions. When a particle lands on the ring and scatters energy between these modes, the single Raman lasing line splits into two lasing lines with different frequencies, which can be analyzed to confirm detection.
Lund University September 2nd, 2014 Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed studies of what happens on the surface of cells. The findings are important for pharmaceuticals research, among other applications. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have managed to make artificial cell membranes form across a large number of vertical nanowires, known as a ‘nano-forest’.
University of the Basque Country September 2nd, 2014 IK4-Ikerlan and the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country are exploring the limits of organic solar cells and how to manufacture more efficient cells
Washington University in St. Louis September 2nd, 2014 Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through viruses, air pollution, traffic emissions, cosmetics, sunscreen and electronics.
World Scientific September 2nd, 2014 Biological aggregation is a critical, yet often overlooked factor in the medical application of nanoparticles. Here we systematically characterize the effects of aggregation on both radiofrequency heating and magnetic resonance image (MRI) contrast of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), including detailed analysis of the aggregate morphologies based on quasi-fractal descriptions. While aggregation is shown to produce significant reductions in both heating and MRI contrast, we also present a new method to quantify and correlate these effects for clinical applications, such as cancer hyperthermia, utilizing sweep imaging with Fourier transform (SWIFT) MRI. Therefore, the results of this work not only present new methods to systematically examine a poorly understood area of nanomedicine (not unique to magnetic nanoparticles), but also demonstrate an imaging platform to account for it in the clinic.
University of Maryland September 2nd, 2014 A team of University of Maryland physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development.
University of Oregon September 2nd, 2014 Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes.
Joint Quantum Institute September 2nd, 2014 Chemical reactions drive the mechanisms of life as well as a million other natural processes on earth. These reactions occur at a wide spectrum of temperatures, from those prevailing at the chilly polar icecaps to those at work churning near the earth’s core. At nanokelvin temperatures, by contrast, nothing was supposed to happen. Chemistry was expected to freeze up. Experiments and theoretical work have now show that this is not true. Even at conditions close to absolute zero atoms can interact and manage to form chemical bonds.
PEN Inc. September 2nd, 2014 PEN Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) (PEN) today confirmed the closing of the previously announced combination of Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (Applied Nanotech) and NanoHoldings, Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), to form the new publicly traded company. Scott Rickert, the CEO of Nanofilm, is now the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of PEN.
Los Alamos National Laboratory September 2nd, 2014 The largest information technology agreement ever signed by Los Alamos National Laboratory brings the potential for truly secure data encryption to the marketplace after nearly 20 years of development at the nation’s premier national-security science laboratory.
Northwestern University September 3rd, 2014 Lighter, more flexible, and cheaper than conventional solar-cell materials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long shown promise for photovoltaics. But research stalled when CNTs proved to be inefficient, converting far less sunlight into power than other methods. Now a research team led by Mark Hersam, professor of materials science and engineering and the Bette and Neison Harris Chair of Teaching Excellence at the McCormick School of Engineering, has created a new type of CNT solar cell that is twice as efficient as its predecessors. It is also the first CNT solar cell to have its performance certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Fars News Agency September 3rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Qazvin Center of Payam-e Noor University in association with researchers from the University of Valencia in Spain produced a catalyst that can be easily recycled and separated from the reaction environment.
Fars News Agency September 3rd, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with researchers from EPFL University in Switzerland and University of Stockholm, Sweden, used nanotechnology to increase fracture toughness of ceramic bodies up to three times.
American Chemical Society September 3rd, 2014 Cancerous brain tumors are notorious for growing back despite surgical attempts to remove them — and for leading to a dire prognosis for patients. But scientists are developing a new way to try to root out malignant cells during surgery so fewer or none get left behind to form new tumors. The method, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could someday vastly improve the outlook for patients.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory September 3rd, 2014 From the people who brought us peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between air and water, now come peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed peptoid nanosheets – two-dimensional biomimetic materials with customizable properties – that self-assemble at an oil-water interface. This new development opens the door to designing peptoid nanosheets of increasing structural complexity and chemical functionality for a broad range of applications, including improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer, more effective drug delivery vehicles.
PEN Inc. September 3rd, 2014 PEN Inc. (OTCQB: PENC) (PEN) today announced that, effective immediately, the company will trade on the OTCQB exchange under the trading symbol PENC.
Beneq September 3rd, 2014 Beneq is pleased to announce the launch of its new atmospheric wet coating technology called nFOG™ for use in applications such as anti-reflective coatings for large-sized glass. This new technology combines the advantages of the speed of spray coating, the quality of dip coating and the high material yield of roller coating. Beneq’s nFOG is currently in use as a pilot plant.
FEI Company September 3rd, 2014 The Teneo VS delivers excellent resolution over large volumes to allow life scientists to explore the structure and interactions of cells and tissues down to the nanometer scale.
FEI Company September 3rd, 2014 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the release of the next generation of its industry-leading Helios NanoLab™ DualBeam™. The Helios NanoLab G3 DualBeam extends the Helios family’s leadership position with unmatched image contrast and resolution, while at the same time, adding a new, easy-to-use user interface. The new Helios comes in two different workflow-specific configurations for materials science research. It will be featured in the FEI booth at the International Microscopy Congress, September 7-12, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Malvern Instruments September 3rd, 2014 Malvern Instruments (Malvern, UK) and Aurora Water (Aurora, Colorado, USA) will present new research on the value of online zeta potential measurements for water treatment at the 2014 RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (7-10 September).
Global Energy Systems Signs Master Sales Agreement with China Aviation Supplies Group
Global Energy Systems September 4th, 2014 Global Energy Systems (GE Systems) have recently secured their position as primary manufacturer and supplier of proprietary Graphene and Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) aircraft parts and materials to the Shenzen-based China Aviation Supplies Group.
Fullerex September 4th, 2014 Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX:TLG), the West Australian based resource and development company confirms its registration today as a principal producer (commercial user) on INSCX™ exchange, the world marketplace for nanomaterials, base oils, polymers, TiO2 and speciality minerals. Talga has a core focus on its graphite/graphene assets in Northern Sweden which include the world’s highest grade graphite resource at the Nunasvaara deposit (amongst others). Talga will initially list graphene with various material specifications on the INSCX™ exchange.
Springer September 4th, 2014 Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables electrons to move along the chain, in theory, indefinitely. The trouble is that some applications require localised electrons—these are no longer in a continuous energy spectrum but in a discrete energy spectrum, instead. Now, a new study by Russian scientists identifies ways of disturbing the periodicity of a model nanostructure to obtain the desired discrete spectrum with localised electrons. These findings by Dr Dmitry A. Eremin from the Mordovian State University in Saransk, Russia, and colleagues have been published in EPJ B.
University of Rochester September 4th, 2014 A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.
Nanometrics Incorporated September 4th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced that Jeffrey S. Andreson will join Nanometrics as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 22, 2014.
University of Illinois at Chicago September 4th, 2014 Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications, from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens. The challenge in creating these wonder-materials is organizing the nanoparticles into orderly arrangements.
University of California – Santa Barbara September 4th, 2014 UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin, ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field-effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single-molecule detection.
Fars News Agency September 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tabriz University succeeded in the production of a nanosensor that is capable of measuring edible dyes sensitively, selectively and simultaneously.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign September 5th, 2014 It may look like fresh blood and flow like fresh blood, but the longer blood is stored, the less it can carry oxygen into the tiny microcapillaries of the body, says a new study from University of Illinois researchers.
New piezoelectrical positioning system for microscope revolver MIPOS R120
Piezosystem Jena GmbH September 5th, 2014 With the new MIPOS R120, piezosystem jena GmbH enhances the MIPOS series with a solution for the positioning of the complete microscope revolver.
Park Systems September 5th, 2014 Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) products just announced they are sponsoring a complimentary Oil and Gas Industry AFM Imaging and Characterization Workshop that will be held in Houston Texas on Oct 27 and 28, 2014 at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy. Participants at this free seminar will get an enhanced overview of the needs for AFM characterization in the oil & gas industry and explore the vast advantages of using AFM to understand phenomena on colloids-surfaces and predicting failure.
Rice University August 25th, 2014 Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory August 25th, 2014 An experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum “tornadoes” inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale.
Graphene Structure Studied in Iran by Novel Method
Fars News Agency August 25th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Lorestan University presented a novel and economical method for studying the structure of hydrogenated graphene.
Fars News Agency August 25th, 2014 A nanosorbent with high sorption capability was produced by the Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology which can be recovered in alkaline environment.
Fars News Agency August 25th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology used copper nanoparticles to produce new antibacterial fabric that can be applied in medical, clothing and home textile industries.
Fars News Agency August 25th, 2014 Iran on Monday unveiled 5 indigenized knowledge-based products in a ceremony in the central city of Isfahan in the presence of First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri.
Picosun Oy August 25th, 2014 Picosun Oy, the leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, teams up with IMEC to realize next generation’s battery technology with its advanced ALD solutions.
Fars News Agency August 26th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced nanopowder that has application in increasing the efficiency of gas engines and turbines.
University of Illinois College of Engineering August 26th, 2014 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 26th, 2014 A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers led by a scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has reported the first experimental observation of ultrafast charge transfer in photo-excited MX2 materials. The recorded charge transfer time clocked in at under 50 femtoseconds, comparable to the fastest times recorded for organic photovoltaics.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) August 26th, 2014 A research group led by Dr. Masahiro Goto, a MANA Scientist at the Nano-Electronic Materials Unit, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, NIMS, and Dr. Michiko Sasaki, a NIMS Postdoctoral Researcher, and Dr. Masahiro Tosa, a Group Leader at the High Temperature Materials Unit, NIMS, created an unprecedented highly efficient method for developing friction materials with a desired frictional property. The result of this research has been published in Tribology Letters, Vol.55 (2014) 289-293. DOI： 10.1007/s11249-014-0349-5.
RMIT University August 26th, 2014 A new $AUD30 million research facility at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, will drive cutting-edge advances in micro- and nano-technologies.
University of Washington August 26th, 2014 Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.
University of California – Davis Health System August 26th, 2014 Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online today in Nature Communications.
JPK Instruments August 26th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announces their expansion into the US market with new distributors and the availability of the NanoWizard® AFM.
Institute for Basic Science August 27th, 2014 Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. These regrettably poor prognoses are due to the difficulty in treating this cancer using conventional chemotherapeutic drugs such as doxorubicin, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, etoposide or combinations therein. This may be attributed to that the conventional medicines are not able to reach in a sufficient concentration in the liver tumor cells at levels that are not harmful to the rest of the body. Considering the large percentage of patients that are deemed ineligible to undergo conventional curative interventions, it is highly important to develop alternative drug treatment options that are able to target the tumor tissues, without inducing toxicity in other parts of the body.
Malvern Instruments August 27th, 2014 Experienced polymer specialists from Malvern Instruments will deliver a short course on polymer solution characterization at this year’s Interplas (The British Plastics Show) which takes place at the NEC Birmingham, UK, from 30 September to 3 October 2014.
Nanotech Security Corp. August 27th, 2014 Acquisition will be a Platform to Accelerate Commercialization Opportunities for Nanotech’s KolourOptik Nanotechnology with Proceeds from Planned $9M-$16M Equity Offering.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. August 27th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will present at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference being held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, NY. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm Eastern Time.
University of California – Santa Barbara August 27th, 2014 Most of North America’s megafauna — mastodons, short-faced bears, giant ground sloths, saber-toothed cats and American camels and horses — disappeared close to 13,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene period. The cause of this massive extinction has long been debated by scientists who, until recently, could only speculate as to why.
PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. August 27th, 2014 PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EVGI) (PINKSHEETS: EVGID) today reported that CNN News has published a story, dated August 12, titled, “Bee, Scorpion and Snake Venom May Hold Cancer Cure.”
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. August 28th, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the availability of its powerful new nanomechanical imaging technique, AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode, for its entire line of Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ atomic force microscopes (AFMs). AM-FM Viscoelastic Mapping Mode lets you quickly and gently image viscoelastic properties including storage modulus and loss tangent with nanoscale spatial resolution. The imaging mode is ideal for quantitative nanomechanical measurements on materials such as polymers, composites, biomaterials, ceramics, and metals.
University of Rochester August 28th, 2014 The result of every possible measurement on a quantum system is coded in its wave function, which until recently could be found only by taking many different measurements of a system and estimating a wave function that best fit all those measurements. Just two years ago, with the advent of a technique called direct measurement, scientists discovered they could reliably determine a system’s wave function by “weakly” measuring one of its variables (e.g. position) and “strongly” measuring a complementary variable (momentum). Researchers at the University of Rochester have now taken this method one step forward by combining direct measurement with an efficient computational technique.
Florida State University August 28th, 2014 Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions.
Minus K Technology, Inc. August 28th, 2014 The Weiss Group, a renown nanotechnology research unit of UCLA’s(University of California, Los Angeles) California NanoSystems Institute, utilizes Negative-Stiffness vibration isolation to provide ultra-stability for its multi-disciplined, nano-level research, which employs tunable, microwave-frequency Alternating Current Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (ACSTM) to assess chemical and spectroscopic information of individual molecular structures on insular surfaces.
CEA-Leti August 28th, 2014 A consortium of 15 leading telecommunications operators, vendors, research centers and academic institutions have launched “MiWaveS” (Millimeter-Wave Small Cell Access and Backhauling), a European collaborative project whose goal is to develop millimeter-wave (mmW) key radio technologies to provide multi-Gbps data rates to future 5th Generation cellular mobile networks users.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) August 28th, 2014 On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, SouthWest NanoTechnologies’ CEO, Dave Arthur, will deliver a talk titled “Carbon Nanotubes and Automotive Applications” at The Automotive Composites Conference and Expo (ACCE2014) in Novi, Michigan.
Fonon August 28th, 2014 FONON, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, is proud to unveil its New Additive manufacturing Equipment – the brand new 3D Metal Sintering System (3D Metal Printing). Fonon Additive Manufacturing Technologies encompass 3D FUSION TECHNOLOGY or 3D Laser Metal Sintering (Commonly known as 3D Printing) Technologies.
Monash University August 29th, 2014 Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering August 29th, 2014 The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) today announced Catherine Gilbert has been appointed Vice President of the CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CNSE CMOST). Gilbert brings with her a wealth of museum experience and a passion for fostering youthful curiosity.
Purdue University August 29th, 2014 Surface stress variation as a function of applied compressive stress and temperature in microscale silicon Ming Gan and Vikas Tomara School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University Surface stress has been shown to affect the mechanical properties of materials at or below the microscale. Surface-stress-induced dislocation activity at such length scales has been shown to be a major factor affecting the mechanical behavior of materials. Defect generation as a function of applied stress at the microscale has previously been measured experimentally and predicted using simulations.
ETH Zurich August 29th, 2014 ETH researchers have realised a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules.
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz August 29th, 2014 Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of electric into magnetic signals and vice versa. Recently, the research group of Professor Jairo Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in collaboration with researchers from the UK, Prague, and Japan, has for the first time realised a new, efficient spin-charge converter based on the common semiconductor material GaAs.
Fars News Agency August 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers used nanoparticles as quantum dots and presented a new, effective and sensitive method to study interaction between drug and DNA.
Fars News Agency August 17th, 2014 Iranian chemists from Sistan and Balouchestan University in association with researchers from the Tehran Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University and the University of New South Wales in Australia produced toxic ion nanosorbents with high sorption capacity.
The Weizmann Institute of Science August 18th, 2014 Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute scientists have created an artificial, network-like cell system that is capable of reproducing the dynamic behavior of protein synthesis. This achievement is not only likely to help gain a deeper understanding of basic biological processes, but it may, in the future, pave the way toward controlling the synthesis of both naturally-occurring and synthetic proteins for a host of uses.
Fars News Agency August 18th, 2014 Iranian researchers in association with their colleagues from Brazil succeeded in the production of fireproof concretes with high raw strength by using nanotechnology.
Brookhaven National Laboratory August 18th, 2014 Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most popular data-driven technology. But ferroelectrics must first overcome a few key stumbling blocks, including a curious habit of “forgetting” stored data.
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. August 18th, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, the technology leader in Atomic Force Microscopy, has received the prestigious 2014 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for the development of blueDriveTM Photothermal Excitation. blueDrive, an option available exclusively for Asylum’s CypherTM Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs), makes tapping mode imaging remarkably simple, incredibly stable, and strikingly accurate. It replaces the conventional piezoacoustic excitation mechanism of the AFM cantilever by using a blue laser to directly excite the cantilever photothermally. This results in an ideal cantilever drive response in both air and liquids, which provides significant performance and ease of use benefits for tapping mode imaging.
University of Surrey August 19th, 2014 Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time treated common elastic bands with graphene, to create a flexible sensor that is sensitive enough for medical use and can be made cheaply.
University of Alberta August 19th, 2014 The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we’d only previously dreamed of.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 19th, 2014 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 ir.hhvc.com/letters.cfm.
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News August 19th, 2014 A new ovoid structure discovered in the Nakhla Martian meteorite is made of nanocrystalline iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows evidence of undergoing a past shock event from impact, with resulting melting of the permafrost and mixing of surface and subsurface fluids. Based on the results of a broad range of analytical studies to determine the origin of this new structure, scientists present the competing hypotheses for how this ovoid formed, point to the most likely conclusion, and discuss how these findings impact the field of astrobiology in a fascinating article published in Astrobiology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available Open Access on the Astrobiology website.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology August 19th, 2014 Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots. They discovered a way of enabling nano- and microparticles to produce logical calculations using a variety of biochemical reactions.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) August 19th, 2014 A research group led by Dr. Hirokazu Komatsu, a member of the YAMATO-MANA Program and a researcher at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA; Director General: Masakazu Aono) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; President: Sukekatsu Ushioda), and Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, MANA Principal Investigator and Supermolecules Unit Director, in collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Eri Adams and unit leader Dr. Ryoung Shin of the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, have developed a novel method for imaging cesium distributions in plant cells. Prior to this work, imaging of cesium distributions in plant cells had not been available.
KaSAM-2014 August 19th, 2014 The 2nd International Conference: Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials-2014 (KaSAM-2014), organized by Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) in association with Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu) Kathmandu University (Kavre), Université de Rouen (France) and Humboldt Club Nepal, is at the final stages of its preparation. KaSAM-2014, a long term initiative of Nepal Polymer Institute, is scheduled to be held in Everest Hotel, Kathmandu, NEPAL from 7-10 September, 2014. The congress will be preceded by a 4 days long Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem) from Sept. 4-7, 2014, the first autumn school of its kind ever held in South Asia.
ISEC August 19th, 2014 Come experience learning, brainstorming, and international collaboration in an atmosphere of history, invention, and discovery! In addition to the 3-day conference, a Family Science Fest will be held on Saturday, August 23rd.
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) August 20th, 2014 With the widespread use of methods for DNA analysis and manipulation, it’s certainly useful to find a way to unravel and relax the strands of this molecule that tends to form tangles spontaneously. One way is to use channels, or rather nano-channels, as Cristian Micheletti, SISSA research scientist, and Enzo Orlandini, of Padua University, did in a study just published in the journal Macro Letters.
Fars News Agency August 20th, 2014 Graphene oxide nanosheets were produced through a simple, fast and economical method by Iranian researchers from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Fars News Agency August 20th, 2014 Iranian materials engineering researchers from Sharif University of Technology produced a biosensor for the early diagnosis of cancer.
IDTechEx August 20th, 2014 By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Graphene electrodes are one of the best prospects for enabling supercapacitors and superbatteries to take up to half of the lithium-ion battery market in 15 years – amounting to tens of billions of dollars yearly. They may also be key to supercapacitors taking much of the multibillion dollar aluminium electrolytic capacitor business. That would make supercapacitors and supercabatteries (notably in the form of lithium-ion capacitors) one of the largest applications for graphene.
Rice University August 20th, 2014 “Emergent” is a key concept in the work of Rice University theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy, and thanks to two prestigious new awards, it is also an apt description of his work.
American Chemical Society August 20th, 2014 The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ingredients wash off skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean’s tiniest inhabitants, which are the main course for many other marine animals. Their study appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Fars News Agency August 21st, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology used nanotechnology and succeeded in the production of super adsorbent polymers.
Springer August 21st, 2014 Ever heard of the water window? It consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre range, which are not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it is possible to develop coherent radiations within the water window. These could be the basis of an optimal technique to obtain a high-contrast image of the biological samples or to be used in high-precision spectroscopy. Now, a new theoretical study identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate the harmonic radiations—which are multiples of an incoming laser’s frequency—at high laser intensities that occur beyond the saturation threshold of atoms and molecules.
Malvern Instruments August 21st, 2014 Dr Alan Rawle, Applications Manager for Malvern Instruments, will give a plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis (PSA) 2014, organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Particle Characterization Group. The event takes place from 15-17 September 2014 at the Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester UK, and this year incorporates the UK Particle Technology Forum and Fine Bubble Symposium. The title of Dr Rawle’s lecture is ‘TLAs and the 4Qs in relation to elucidation of particle sizing issues’ where, of course, TLA stands for ‘Three-Letter Acronyms’.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH August 21st, 2014 Applications in basic research, medical science and industry Ultra-short pulsed lasers are no longer used mainly in the laboratories of basic researchers. They are an important part in the industry for cutting, surface finishing and pattern recognition and also in medical science. In medical science amongst others they are in place for the detection of cancer cells.
Wyatt Technology Corporation August 21st, 2014 Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in light scattering tools for nanoparticle characterization, has announced that this year’s International Light Scattering Colloquium (ILSC) will focus on the latest developments in the application and characterization of manufactured and environmental nanoparticles using light scattering techniques. With the theme of “Light Scattering in the Nano World”, ILSC 2014 will be held in Santa Barbara, CA on November 3-4. For the first time, this year’s ILSC will be open to all rather than exclusively to Wyatt’s customers. Registration is available at www.wyatt.com/ILSC.
Hiden Analytical Ltd August 21st, 2014 With over 30 years experience in the field, Hiden Analytical continues to remain dedicated to producing mass spectrometer-based gas analysis systems. The latest product catalogue, just released, highlights the full range of application-specific standard systems for analysis of gases and vapours in diverse environments, addressing measurement of samples at pressure from millibar to 30 atmospheres and with sample quantities down to less than 0.1scc.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory August 21st, 2014 The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old scientific law describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale.
Academy of Finland August 22nd, 2014 Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge of their atomic-scale structures, fundamental for understanding physical and chemical properties, has been challenging. Now, researchers at Stanford University, USA, have demonstrated that high-resolution electron microscopy can be used to reveal a three-dimensional structure in which all gold atoms are observed. The results are in close agreement with a structure predicted at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on the basis of theoretical modelling and infrared spectroscopy (see Figure). The research was published in Science on 22 August 2014.
Children’s Memorial Hospital August 22nd, 2014 Anyone who has suffered an injury can probably remember the after-effects, including pain, swelling or redness. These are signs that the body is fighting back against the injury. When tissue in the body is damaged, biological programs are activated to aid in tissue regeneration. An inflammatory response acts as a protective mechanism to enable repair and regeneration, helping the body to heal after injuries such as wounds and burns.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 10th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, reported today that, as of June 30, 2014, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $120,878,223 and $3.87, respectively.
American Chemical Society August 10th, 2014 Title Development of fragmented nanosheets and patchwork coating as aqueous surface modifiers for biomedical applications Abstract Free-standing ultra-thin films (often called nanosheets) composed of biocompatible polymers (size >cm, thickness <100 nm) represent unique properties as good adhesiveness, exquisite flexibility, and a high degree of transparency1). However, they are often hard to coat irregular/uneven interfaces due to the structural aspect (cm-size). In this paper, we propose a novel nanobiomaterial “fragmented nanosheets” to effectively coat the uneven interfaces and a patchwork coating as an aqueous surface modifier for biomedical applications.
American Chemical Society August 10th, 2014 Title Nanoelectronics meets biology: From new tools to electronic therapeutics Abstract Nanoscale materials enable unique opportunities at the interface between the physical and life sciences, and the interfaces between nanoelectronic devices and cells, cell networks, and tissue makes possible communication between these systems at the length scale relevant to biological function. In this presentation, the development of nanowire nanoelectronic devices and their application as powerful tools for the recording and stimulation from the level of single cells to tissue will be discussed.
The Weizmann Institute of Science August 11th, 2014 Nanocubes are anything but child’s play. Weizmann Institute scientists have used them to create surprisingly yarn-like strands: They showed that given the right conditions, cube-shaped nanoparticles are able to align into winding helical structures. Their results, which reveal how nanomaterials can self-assemble into unexpectedly beautiful and complex structures, were recently published in Science.
Nanobotmodels Company August 11th, 2014 Nuclear pores are large protein complexes that cross the nuclear envelope, which is the double membrane surrounding the eukaryotic cell nucleus. There are about an average of 2000 nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), in the nuclear envelope of a vertebrate cell, but it varies depending on cell type and the stage in the life cycle.
ICN2 August 11th, 2014 Researchers from the ICN2’s Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by the ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi, published in Advanced Functional Materials an important starting point for the design and fabrication of flexible, organic biosensing devices by inkjet printing.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies August 11th, 2014 SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotube materials for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has received $2.7 million in new financing in two transactions.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. August 11th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced that it will present at the Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference being held at the InterContinental Hotel, Boston, MA. The presentation will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8:00 am Eastern Time. Presenting for management will be Donald R. Young, President & CEO of Aspen Aerogels. A live audio webcast and a replay of the company’s presentation will be available on the Investors section of the Aspen Aerogels website atwww.aerogel.com and also at the conference webcast link, wsw.com/webcast/canaccord14/aspn.
The National Nanotechnology coordination Office (NNCO) August 11th, 2014 The National Nanotechnology coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), will be organizing a workshop on Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization. This workshop will bring together experts from a wide range of research and application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing.
Fars News Agency August 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology designed a new non-enzyme nanosensor that has applications in the measurement of blood glucose.
Fars News Agency August 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Dezful Branch of Islamic Azad University managed to produce ceramic nanocrystals through a simple and cheap method.
Fars News Agency August 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers used nanotechnology and designed nerve-guiding canals which are appropriate for the recovery of damaged nerves.
Fars News Agency August 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced antibacterial nanocoating to increase the life and quality of foodstuff.
American Chemical Society August 12th, 2014 Interconnected carbon nanosheets derived from hemp for ultrafast supercapacitors with high energy
Rice University August 12th, 2014 Thanks to a $1.5 million innovation award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan is embarking on a five-year quest to cook up a few unique compounds that have never been synthesized or explored. Morosan is no ordinary cook; her pantry includes metals, oxides and sulfides, and her recipes produce superconductors and exotic magnets.
World Scientific August 12th, 2014 Two, minimally invasive needle electrodes with 1 mm active length were spaced 4.0 mm apart and inserted into the right cerebral hemisphere 1.5 mm beneath the surface of the dura. A burst of 200, 500 ns duration square pulses of alternating polarity with a voltage-to-distance ratio of 250 V/cm were applied through the electrodes. In the case shown above, bursts were repeated once per second for 10 min.
AQUANOVA AG August 12th, 2014 AQUANOVA AG, leading Business-to-Business manufacturer of liquid colloidal formulations again gets awarded by the global business consultancy Frost & Sullivan. The company is given the Technology Leadership Award 2014 for its innovative and patent protected formulation technology.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 12th, 2014 The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for its second quarter 2014, to update shareholders and analysts on our business and to answer questions, on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Arrowhead Research Corporation August 12th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014 and provided an update on the Phase 2a study of ARC-520, its RNAi-based candidate for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. The company is hosting a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss results. Conference call and webcast details can be found below.
Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus) August 13th, 2014 Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®, reports on how the Brien Holden Vision Institute is applying the Phasefocus high-precision Lens Profiler to assist in the development of new contact lenses.
JPK Instruments August 13th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on how researchers at the University of Freiburg is combining the use of AFM and advanced fluorescence microscopy to characterize the local mechanical properties of cells.
Rice University August 13th, 2014 Graphene may be tough, but those who handle it had better be tender. The environment surrounding the atom-thick carbon material can influence its electronic performance, according to researchers at Rice and Osaka universities who have come up with a simple way to spot contaminants.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst August 13th, 2014 A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices. Details are in the current issue of Nano Letters.
Yale University August 13th, 2014 Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells can then be injected back into a patient’s blood to boost the immune response or fight cancer.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign August 13th, 2014 Gene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process.
Technische Universitaet Muenchen August 13th, 2014 Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could find versatile applications. Via direct coupling on a silver surface, the scientists successfully formed dimers and short chains of porphine molecules without contaminating by-products.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) August 13th, 2014 SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotube materials for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has appointed Matteson-Ridolfi to distribute its SMW™ Specialty Multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) products in the United States.
National Science Foundation (NSF) August 13th, 2014 From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world.
University of Cambridge August 13th, 2014 A “Trojan horse” treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
University of California – Santa Cruz August 14th, 2014 Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform. In a paper published July 9 in Nano Letters, the researchers reported using the device to distinguish viruses from similarly-sized nanoparticles with 100 percent fidelity.
Fars News Agency August 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University presented a new method to improve the performance of carbon nanotubes in cancer treatment and reduce the problems in its applications.
Fars News Agency August 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Bu-Ali Sina University in Hamedan used multi-walled carbon nanotubes and made a breakthrough success by stabilizing protein on the surface of electrode with high stability.
Aarhus University August 14th, 2014 RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Using just a single strand of RNA, many complicated shapes can be fabricated by this technique. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA molecules, RNA origamis are produced by enzymes and they simultaneously fold into pre-designed shapes. These features may allow designer RNA structures to be grown within living cells and used to organize cellular enzymes into biochemical factories. The method, which was developed by researchers from Aarhus University (Denmark) and California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA), is reported in the latest issue of Science.
University of Chicago August 14th, 2014 A team of researchers led by the University of Chicago has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect’s entire quantum state and observe how that single electron state changes over time. The work appears in this week’s online Science Express and will be published in print later this month in Science.
AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) August 15th, 2014 AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) is proud to introduce a new generation of Flip-Chip Underfill solution that combines a High Tg of >240°C and novel stress absorbing capabilities to allow long-term reliability of large area flip-chip devices. MC7885-UFS is a proven unique underfill adhesive that fills under large area chips and cures without voids and internal stresses for ultimate reliability.
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. August 15th, 2014 Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, today announced that a majority of shareholders have returned proxies or voting instructions to approve the proposed combination with NanoHolding Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products. The combination will create a new publicly traded company called PEN Inc.
Australian National University August 15th, 2014 Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus.
University of Manchester August 2nd, 2014 Graphene could enable new kind of photonics-based chemical sensors and photo-detectors, University of Manchester researchers have shown.
Vienna University of Technology August 4th, 2014 Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have managed to combine two semiconductor materials, consisting of only three atomic layers each. This new structure holds great promise for a new kinds of solar cell.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie August 4th, 2014 Researchers at HZB in co-operation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU, Berlin) have made an astonishing observation: they were investigating the formation of gold nanoparticles in a solvent and observed that the nanoparticles had not distributed themselves uniformly, but instead were self-assembled into small clusters.
Ruhr-University Bochum August 4th, 2014 In the development of fuel cells the effort of generations of scientist and engineers have led to efficient and stable catalysts based on noble metals. These catalysts have reached the required threshold in terms of performance for applications such as electric cars. However, the high costs of the scarce noble metals render their widespread application economically less viable. In a paper published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers from the Center for Electrochemical Sciences – CES at the Ruhr-University Bochum and from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr report a novel concept to work with efficient and possibly cheaper catalysts.
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory August 4th, 2014 Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material’s performance. The study also provides the first direct experimental evidence to support a particular model of the electrochemical reaction. The results, published August 4, 2014, in Nature Communications, could provide guidance to inform battery makers’ efforts to optimize materials for faster-charging batteries with higher capacity.
Fars News Agency August 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University produced new drug nanocarriers to improve breast cancer treatment.
Fars News Agency August 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kashan University designed a nanosensor with low detection limit for the simultaneous measurement of medical species.
Fars News Agency August 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shahid Rajayee Teacher Training University in association with foreign researchers succeeded in the measurement of thermal fluctuations created on the surface of graphene.
RUSNANOPRIZE August 4th, 2014 The nomination period for the RUSNANOPRIZE Nanotechnology International Prize has been extended. Prize applications are now being accepted until 15 August 2014, inclusively.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. August 4th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, today announced that its portfolio company, Enumeral Biomedical Corp., completed a reverse merger of the company into a publicly traded shell company simultaneous with the close of a $21.55 million equity round of financing. The surviving entity will be called Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc. (“Enumeral”) (formerly known as Cerulean Group, Inc.), and be traded on the OTC Market under the symbol “ENUM.” Montrose Capital Partners led the round of financing, Intuitive Venture Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor and EDI Financial acted as the lead placement agent.
FEI Company August 4th, 2014 FEI is pleased to announce that researchers at the NIH-FEI Living Lab for Structural Biology have achieved breakthrough biological results, using FEI’s Titan Krios™ transmission electron microscope (TEM), to elucidate the structural mechanism by which glutamate receptors participate in the transmission of signals between neurons in the brain. Their work is described in Nature, “Structural Mechanism of Glutamate Receptor Activation and Desensitization,” by Meyerson, et al., (DOI: 10.1038/nature13603), www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13603.html .
Fars News Agency August 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Kurdistan University used nanotechnology and proposed a method for the determination of metallic cations, which is reliable in various samples.
Institute of Physics August 5th, 2014 A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.
University of Cambridge August 5th, 2014 A hybrid form of perovskite – the same type of material which has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon – has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs, potentially opening up a wide range of commercial applications in future, such as flexible colour displays.
American Institute of Physics (AIP) August 5th, 2014 By carefully controlling the position of an atomic-scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill, researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors. They describe their technique in a paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing.
The Dolomite Centre Limited August 5th, 2014 Microfluidic products expert Dolomite have signed an agreement with Fluika to exclusively distribute a range of low-pressure and low-vacuum generator pumps. Fitting into Dolomite’s range of Mitos microfluidic products, Mitos Fluika Pressure and Vacuum Generator Pumps are compact, lightweight and ideal for easy OEM integration into experimental set-ups. Benefitting from fully USB control and power with no extra supplies or cables required, the pumps offer a low-cost pressure and vacuum generation solution useful to microfluidic pressure-driven flow control, perfusion systems and flow cells and miniature robotics and actuators.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH August 5th, 2014 The visualization of the surface structure of cylinders in the range of microns is very work-intensive with insufficient results. The interesting characteristics of the surface are scratches, cavities and scoring marcs, carbonization and corrosion as well as polished areas and glossy spots. Common methods like cylinder photography need special cameras and objectives. The objectives need to be adapted to the curvature of the surface.
Kawasaki City August 5th, 2014 Nanocarriers are a useful means of transporting molecules such as genes to specific points in the body, for example to target tumors in cancer therapy. Such nanocarriers must be carefully controlled to avoid the random dissemination of genes in other organs en route to the target cells.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology August 6th, 2014 About one in four older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills. But this is not an ideal way of treating pain: Patients must take medicine frequently, and can suffer side effects, since the contents of pills spread through the bloodstream to the whole body.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology August 6th, 2014 Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical or microfluidic devices, or solar panels that could automatically clean themselves of dust and grit.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign August 6th, 2014 Cancer cells that break away from tumors to go looking for a new home may prefer to settle into a soft bed, according to new findings from researchers at the University of Illinois.
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. August 6th, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and Harvard University’s Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) announce an AFM Workshop and Tutorials Aug. 21-22. The workshop will focus on new techniques and instrumentation for nanomechanical and nanoelectrical characterization. Leading AFM scientists in their respective fields of materials and bioscience will present their latest results on the first day of the meeting.
California Nanotechnologies Corp. August 6th, 2014 California Nanotechnologies Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CNO) (“Cal Nano” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Enrique Lavernia, Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California at Davis, to the Board of Directors of California Nanotechnologies Corp. Dr. Lavernia will replace David F. Grant on the Board. Mr. Grant will continue to support the development of the Company as a consultant.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names Ovation Polymers as a SWeNT Certified Compounder
SouthWest NanoTechnologies August 6th, 2014 SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) a leading manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes for printed electronics, energy storage and composites applications has added Ovation Polymers to its “SWeNT Certified Compounder” program for its line of SMWTM Specialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products.
CAMECA August 6th, 2014 CAMECA, a world leader in scientific instrumentation and metrology solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its latest generation atom probe microscope. The LEAP 5000 offers unparalleled 3-dimensional nano-scale surface, bulk and interfacial materials analysis with atom-by-atom identification and accurate spatial positioning.
Leica Microsystems GmbH August 6th, 2014 Leica Microsystems’ super-resolution system Leica SR GSD 3D is honored with the Microscopy Today 2014 Innovation Award for the capability of acquiring three-dimensional super-resolution images. Microscopy Today, the journal of the Microscopy Society of America, annually distinguishes ten achievements that are selected for their importance and usefulness to the microscopy community. Since its market launch in 2011, the GSDIM/dSTORM system Leica SR GSD and its successor Leica SR GSD 3D won several prizes – among them “The Scientist Magazine – Top Ten Innovations Award” in 2011 and 2013, as well as the “R&D 100 Award 2012”. The Microscopy Today 2014 Innovation Award coincides with Leica Microsystems’ celebration of 10 years of Leica Super-Resolution Innovation.
Fars News Agency August 7th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced electromagnetic nanocomposite made of iron oxide and polyfuran magnetic nanoparticles and succeeded in the synthesis of electrochemical biosensor sensitive to hydrogen peroxide.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) August 7th, 2014 For the first time, researchers at Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a single predefined structure – and hence with identical electronic properties. And here is how they pulled it off: the CNTs “assembled themselves”, as it were, out of tailor-made organic precursor molecules on a platinum surface, as reported by the researchers in the latest issue of the journal “Nature”. In future, CNTs of this kind may be used in ultra-sensitive light detectors and ultra-small transistors.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering August 7th, 2014 SEMATECH and the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) announced today they have launched their joint Patterning Center of Excellence. The new Center will leverage the CNSE/SUNYIT lithography infrastructure which includes state-of-the-art film deposition and etch capability, leading-edge patterning systems and SEMATECH’s Resist Materials Development Center’s (RMDC) world class EUV imaging capabilities.
Springer Science+Business Media August 8th, 2014 This year’s Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Dr.. Harry A. Atwater (Caltech Pasadena, USA) and Dr. Albert Polman (FOM Institute AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) for their pioneering achievements in plasmonics and novel nanophotonic routes to ultrahigh-efficiency solar energy conversion. The award, accompanied by US$ 5,000, will be presented on 1 September at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam during the “Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics 2014.”
Technische Universitaet Wien August 8th, 2014 The Quantum Computer is the Holy Grail of quantum technology. Its computing power would eclipse even the fastest classical computers we have today. A team of researchers from TU Wien (Vienna) the National Institute for Informatics (Tokyo) and NTT Basic Research Labs in Japan has now proposed a new architecture for quantum computing, based on microscopic defects in diamond. A reliable quantum computer capable of solving complex problems would have to consist of billions of quantum systems, and such a device is still out of reach. already being undertaken at TU Wien.
Blacktrace Holdings Limited August 8th, 2014 Blacktrace Holdings Limited, a leading group of companies focused on Productizing Science®, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with PerkinElmer to license certain microfluidic technology owned by its subsidiary, Caliper Life Sciences, Inc., for a wide range of applications. The Blacktrace Group includes a number of well-known brands. Dolomite Microfluidics is a leading solution provider of systems and components such as: microfluidic droplet systems, microfluidic chips, pumps and connectors.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. August 8th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) today announced financial results for its second quarter of 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, and discussed business highlights from the quarter.
PerkinElmer, Inc. August 8th, 2014 WHAT: PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced that it will showcase several of its innovative detection instruments and services, together with its informatics solutions, at the 248th annual American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition.
Nanometrics Incorporated August 8th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, announced today that Ronald W. Kisling, chief financial officer, has advised the company of his resignation, effective August 29, 2014, in order to pursue a new job opportunity.
Research and Markets Ltd August 8th, 2014
Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/affcontent/?tt=3721_142076_69066_&r=/research/rmhmmj/antiviral ) has announced the addition of a new report “Antiviral Therapeutics – Technologies, Markets and Companies” to their offering.
Fars News Agency July 19th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Nanobiotechnology Department of the University of Tehran designed a nanosensor that has the highest reported value of sensitivity in the diagnosis of cancer.
University of California Berkeley July 19th, 2014 New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.
Martini Tech Inc. July 20th, 2014 Porous vacuum chucks are used in the semiconductor, printing, LED business to hold substrates attached to a processing machine, such as a dicing machine, an inspection machine, a spin-process machine or any other substrate processing machine.
Rice University July 21st, 2014 Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, according to Rice University scientists.
Fars News Agency July 21st, 2014 The first Asian Congress on Nanostructures will be held by Iran on Kish Island under the title of Asian Nano Forum Congress (ANFC2015).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology July 21st, 2014 A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from MIT materials scientists reveals that a special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology July 21st, 2014 A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure’s surface, it creates a hotspot in the graphite, drawing water up through the material’s pores, where it evaporates as steam. The brighter the light, the more steam is generated.
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. July 21st, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the opening of its first Nanotechnology Lab for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in India. The new lab is located at the Oxford Instruments India headquarters in Mumbai and adds to the range of industrial analysis tools available for demonstration. The AFM lab is staffed by a dedicated business manager, Manju Kumar, and AFM applications scientist, Kishore Kumar. Oxford Instruments is committed to offering its customers high quality products and services that meet their high standards. This lab is an initiative to meet this commitment and provide the same high standard of service to Indian researchers.
University of Oregon July 21st, 2014 The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices.
Endomagnetics July 21st, 2014 Endomagnetics is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Aurora BioScience as its exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand. This appointment significantly extends the availability of the company’s SentiMag® and Sienna+® tracer system. Breast cancer patients in the region will now have access to new technology that optimally locates lymph nodes as part of the cancer staging procedure in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB).
Dongbu HiTek July 21st, 2014 Korean foundry’s specialized BCDMOS at the 0.13-micron node enables industry’s lowest on-resistance and minimal leakage current in Power Management ICs.
Nanoscribe GmbH July 21st, 2014 The most important features of a new website are an appealing design, easy user guidance, and concise features that make a first good impression. Taking this into account, Nanoscribe relaunched its website and presents www.nanoscribe.de in a new and modern layout. Major new features are the tag function for an optimized keyword search, closer links to social media platforms, and a detailed image gallery with many impressive examples of applications in industry and science.
Haydale July 21st, 2014 Haydale, the Company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, has announced a non-exclusive agreement with Goodfellow, a leading supplier and marketer of metals and materials for industry and research.
National University of Singapore July 22nd, 2014 The challenges faced by researchers in modifying properties of nanomaterials for application in devices may be addressed by a simple technique, thanks to recent innovative studies conducted by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
University of Pennsylvania July 22nd, 2014 Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) July 22nd, 2014 Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they’ll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why? No one yet knows exactly. But researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have clocked their speed—and it’s fast. At up to 150,000 revolutions per minute, these nanomotors rotate 10 times faster than any nanoscale object submerged in liquid ever reported.
Bruker Corporation July 22nd, 2014 Bruker today announced it has recently been awarded its fourth patent for PeakForce Tapping®, its proprietary atomic force microscopy mode that uniquely provides a combination of the highest resolution AFM imaging with the most quantitative property mapping data possible. The patent is issued for the PeakForce Tapping’s specific method of achieving piconewton level, direct force control. PeakForce Tapping comprises a series of patents that started with the novel concept of high-speed mechanical property mapping (US patent 7,658,097) and evolved into a family of unique AFM modes that include ScanAsyst® (US patent 8,650,660), PeakForce QNM® (US patent 8,646,109) and the recently issued PeakForce Tapping control (US patent 8,739,309).
Nanometrics Incorporated July 22nd, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the company’s participation in the following investor events:
Iran to Hold 3rd Int’l Forum on Nanotechnology Economy
Fars News Agency July 22nd, 2014 The Third International Forum on Nanotechnology Economy (IFNE 2014) will be held in Tehran on 11-12 October 2014
Hiden Analytical Ltd July 22nd, 2014 The Hiden EQP plasma diagnostic 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. The MASsoft operating program now features the new integral and innovative 6000-bin multichannel scalar function with timing resolution of just 50 nanoseconds and is suited to a diverse range of pulsed plasma studies, operating in conjunction with the MASsoft integral on-board timers with realtime gating control of both ‘gate open/close’ and ‘gate increment’ periodicity.
American Chemical Society July 22nd, 2014 The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces that Paul Chirik, Ph.D., will assume the role of editor-in-chief of the journal Organometallics. Chirik currently serves as the Edward S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University.
Anasys Instruments July 22nd, 2014 Anasys Instruments reports on EPFL’s Francesco Simone Ruggeri success winning a poster award at the recent annual meeting of the Swiss Physics Society held at the University of Fribourg.
University of Iowa July 22nd, 2014 If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens, according to the paper, published in the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Journal. One big reason why it works, the researchers contend, is because the vaccine package contains a booster that alters the body’s inflammatory response to dust-mite allergens.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University July 23rd, 2014 Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors is about to make their job much easier.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf July 23rd, 2014 Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. The research results will be published in the journal Nano Research.
Fars News Agency July 23rd, 2014 The deadline for the first stage of registration for participation in Iran Nano 2014 Exhibition is 6 August 2014, and it will not be extended.
University of Central Florida July 23rd, 2014 A UCF spinout company is at the forefront of perfecting specialized nanotechnology designed to extend the longevity of batteries and superconductors. Batteries will be lighter, stay charged longer and need to be replaced less frequently—and that’s a win for our smart phones and our environment.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 23rd, 2014 The management of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: TINY), will hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for its second quarter 2014, to update shareholders and analysts on our business and to answer questions, on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
IMEC July 23rd, 2014 OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with worlds’ highest efficiency. The prototype will be demonstrated at the TECHNO-FRONTIER2014 exhibition in Tokyo from July 23rd till July 25th. Combining OMRON’s electret energy harvester with a Holst Centre/imec power management IC, it can convert and store energy from vibrations in the µW range with high efficiency to the driving voltage of general sensors.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office July 23rd, 2014 What: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a public webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014, to provide a forum to answer questions related to the “Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy.”
Hysitron, Inc. July 23rd, 2014 Hysitron has received two R&D 100 Awards for its innovation in material testing capabilities in extreme environments and its hybrid optical-mechanical system for biological and soft materials. These awards recognize the 100 most significant technology advancements in 2014.
Iranian Scientists Produce Transparent Nanocomposite Coatings with Longer Lifetime
Fars News Agency July 24th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced transparent nanocomposite coatings with better mechanical properties in comparison with transparent coatings used in industries.
Silicene Labs July 24th, 2014 Silicene Labs, LLC, a pioneer in business and industry research on nanomaterials, has created a revolutionary metric to track the development of two-dimensional (“2D”) materials — the Silicene Labs 2D Materials Composite Index™. Silcene Labs includes Dr. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon, a world-renowned solid-state physicist who has been called the “Father of Silicene.”
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) July 25th, 2014 Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched today between A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. The Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. The industry partners involved in this international collaboration are: Applied Materials, Dai Nippon Printing, DISCO, KLA-Tencor, Mentor Graphics, Nikon, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific, PINK, Tokyo Electron Ltd. and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth July 25th, 2014 Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading.
University of Leicester July 25th, 2014 A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized ‘building blocks’.
New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut
University of Wisconsin-Madison July 25th, 2014 A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft July 25th, 2014 Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements in the state-of-the-art of this device.
Silicene Labs July 25th, 2014 Silicene Labs, LLC, a pioneer in business-related research on nanomaterials, has created the definitive guide on two-dimensional (2D) materials for business, technology, and investment professionals — the 2D Materials Briefing Book™.
Malvern Instruments July 25th, 2014 Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MicroCal from GE Healthcare Life Sciences and has also purchased the Archimedes particle characterization system from Affinity Biosensors LLC (Santa Barbara, CA). Both of these developments extend Malvern’s portfolio of analytical solutions for the rapidly advancing biopharmaceutical industry.
Haydale Ltd. July 12th, 2014 Haydale, the company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, is pleased to announce that it has signed a research and collaboration agreement with the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC), one of the world’s leading research and development centres for printing and coating processes, based at Swansea University. The collaboration aims to further refine and develop Haydale’s proprietary ink formulations to fully commercialise graphene based inks and coatings to realise their true potential in industrial and commercial applications.
Fars News Agency July 13th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Research Center succeeded in increasing primary pressure strength of artificial bone cement by using nanoparticles.
Fars News Agency July 13th, 2014 An Iranian researcher in association with Swedish scientists studied the use of various nanostructures of zinc oxide in the improvement of the removal of industrial pollutants from water and the differences in their efficiencies.
Fars News Agency July 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology produced polymeric nanocarriers that can be used in pharmaceutics and medical industries.
The Weizmann Institute of Science July 14th, 2014 Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science magazine, is another step toward overcoming the difficulties in building quantum computers.
University of Illinois College of Engineering July 14th, 2014 An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine July 14th, 2014 Pulmonary inflammation can cause shallow breathing and the lungs to become brittle in patients who experience multiple blood transfusions, sepsis, lung surgery and acute lung trauma. This complication can leave patients on ventilators, which can further traumatize the lungs, and often results in a mortality rate of 30 to 40 percent. To date, no medication has been successful at preventing or mitigating the damage caused by lung inflammation.
Stanford University Medical Center July 14th, 2014 An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device’s inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Brown University July 14th, 2014 The discovery of buckyballs — soccer-ball-shaped molecules of carbon — helped usher in the nanotechnology era. Now, Lai-Sheng Wang’s research group and colleagues from China have shown that boron, carbon’s neighbor on the periodic table, can form a cage-like molecule similar to the buckyball. Until now, such a boron structure had only been a theoretical speculation. The researchers dubbed their newfound nanostructure “borospherene.”
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 14th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its participation in portfolio company D-Wave Systems, Inc.’s $28.4 million financing, alongside new and existing investors, including Fidelity Canada Fund, Goldman Sachs, Business Development Bank of Canada, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Harris & Harris Group invested approximately $935,000 in this financing, bringing its cumulative investment in D-Wave to $5.8 million.
Rice University July 15th, 2014 Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure of individual molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms.
Fars News Agency July 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used pistachio shell to produce a new type of nanocomposite which has high tensile strength.
Rice University July 15th, 2014 A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions, according to engineers at Rice University.
National Space Society July 15th, 2014 The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) strongly recommends in a position paper issued today that Congress should fully support the Commercial Crew program in order to restore independent access to the International Space Station (ISS), prepare to operate the ISS without Russian support, again make low-cost access to space a primary goal of U.S. space policy, and avoid replacing the RD-180 engine manufactured in Russia with a single new engine funded via cost-plus development.
Sissa Medialab July 15th, 2014 A study just published in Nature Communications and carried out by a collaboration of several Italian and international centres, including SISSA, used a technique based on applying short flashes of light to observe and analyse the features of a superconductor at high critical temperature, a material with major prospects for technological applications. In addition to providing an explanation for the peculiar behaviour of the material, the study also opens to the possibility of controlling its characteristics by means of laser pulses.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory July 15th, 2014 Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor roughly every two years, is called Moore’s Law. But there’s one component of the chip-making process in need of an overhaul if Moore’s law is to continue: the chemical mixture called photoresist. Similar to film used in photography, photoresist, also just called resist, is used to lay down the patterns of ever-shrinking lines and features on a chip.
CIQUS July 15th, 2014 The prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie (link is external) has recently published a work by CiQUS researchers (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in collaboration with IBM Research – Zurich (Switzerland), which describes an extremely simple method to obtain high quality nanographenes from easily available organic compounds.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. July 15th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (NYSE: ASPN) (“Aspen Aerogels”) will issue a press release reporting its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after the market closes. The press release will be posted on the Aspen Aerogels Investor Relations webpage at ir.aerogel.com/investors/news/ . Aspen Aerogels management will host a conference call at 5 p.m. ET.
Imperial College London July 16th, 2014 The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells.
Fars News Agency July 16th, 2014 Iran is now producing 4 nano drugs, mostly for cancer patients, which enjoy higher quality than the foreign products and at a lower cost, an official announced on Wednesday.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 16th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today its investment in UberSeq, Inc. Harris & Harris Group invested $500,000 in UberSeq’s Series Seed Financing in June of 2014. UberSeq is a translational genomics company that originated from Stanford University.
Physik Instrumente (PI) July 16th, 2014 Precision Motion specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new 6-axis positioning system with 1000lbs load capacity.
Trinity College Dublin July 17th, 2014 Physicists have created a unique combination of computer models, based on the theory of quantum mechanics, and applied them to a previously well characterised protein found in muscle to develop a new picture of how biomolecules transport and store oxygen (O2). In doing so, the international team have shown how the process of respiration, which is fundamental in humans and other vertebrates, exploits quantum mechanical effects working on tiny scales.
University of Houston July 17th, 2014 University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.
University of Illinois College of Engineering July 17th, 2014 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to record light for distances that are much smaller than the wavelength of light (for example, distances less than ~600 nm for red light). A standard optical microscope acts as a “nanocamera” whereas the pBNAs are the analogous film.
California Institute of Technology July 17th, 2014 Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies—frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly 100 years, these oscillators have relied upon quartz crystals to provide a frequency reference, much like a tuning fork is used as a reference to tune a piano. However, future high-end navigation systems, radar systems, and even possibly tomorrow’s consumer electronics will require references beyond the performance of quartz.
Fars News Agency July 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University changed the liposome production process and increased the amount of genes entrapped in the structure of these nanocarriers.
Malvern Instruments July 17th, 2014 Malvern Instruments has launched NTA 3.0, a new version of the software that drives its NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) systems. With an improved, easy-to-use interface, the new NTA 3.0 software makes accessing programs and protocols quick and convenient. It also incorporates an upgraded high-resolution particle size distribution algorithm, and supports advanced image analysis, particle detection and tracking, as well as providing improved vibration correction.
Sono-Tek Corporation July 18th, 2014 Beginning August 2014, Sono-Tek will make available its first class 10,000 rated clean room laboratory for customers to conduct testing using Sono-Tek coating equipment.
Fars News Agency July 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers used a new method to produce hydroxyapatite powder with smaller size and lower cost.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics July 5th, 2014 One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene. Graphene had an unlikely start: it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper. Pencil “lead” is actually made of graphite, which is a soft crystal lattice made of nothing but carbon atoms. When pencils deposit that graphite on paper, the lattice is laid down in thin sheets. By pulling that lattice apart into thinner sheets – originally using Scotch tape – researchers discovered that they could make flakes of crystal just one atom thick.
University at Buffalo July 7th, 2014 Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way.
Fars News Agency July 7th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Research Center of Kashan University produced high-temperature superconductive nanords.
Fars News Agency July 7th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University introduced the best arrangement for increasing the antibacterial properties of textile products by studying various structures of silver nanoparticles.
Karolinska Institutet July 7th, 2014 Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have headed a study that has provided new knowledge about the EphA2 receptor, which is significant in several forms of cancer. This is important knowledge in itself – but just as important is how this study, which is published in the highly respected journal Nature Methods today, was conducted. The researchers used the method of DNA origami, in which a DNA molecule is shaped into a nanostructure, and used these structures to test theories about cell signalling.
National Space Society July 7th, 2014 Frederick I. Ordway III, 87, of Huntsville, AL, passed away Tuesday. Fred was an icon of the space community. He joined with the L5 Society and the National Space Institute which later became today’s National Space Society. He served on the NSS Board of Directors and then on the Board of Governors.
Malvern Instruments July 7th, 2014 The new Zetasizer Helix from Malvern Instruments is a powerful tool for early stage biopharmaceutical development that enables the detailed study of mechanisms of protein aggregation. This new system combines industry-leading Zetasizer dynamic light scattering (DLS) technology, for sizing of proteins and other biomolecules, with Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy enables monitoring of the changes in secondary and tertiary protein structure.
TAPPI July 7th, 2014 Over 230 delegates from 25 countries gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada last week at TAPPI’s 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials. “This year’s conference was exceptional,” noted co-chair Wadood Hamad, Priniciple Scientist, FPInnovations. “The keynote and technical presentations were of very high quality. The advancements made in many applications show great promise, and we will see expanded commercial use of these renewable biomaterials.”
University of Georgia July 8th, 2014 University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug’s ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH July 8th, 2014 The current standard wafer has a diameter of 8″. The industry is moving towards manufacturing larger wafers. Technologies for production processes such as stealth dicing, lithography, doping, implanting, planarization makes precise positioning of the bigger substrates a must. Thin film technology places great demands on the substrates and their structures. The piezosystem jena GmbH now offers a positioning system for the inspection of the new larger wafers.
University of California – Riverside July 8th, 2014 Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.
Phantoms Foundation July 8th, 2014 Nano for Security & Defense International Conference (NanoSD2014) will be held in Avila, Spain (September 23-26, 2014) – designated by UNESCO a World Heritage City in 1985. 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.
American Chemical Society July 8th, 2014 American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition August 10-14, 2014 San Francisco
Physik Instrumente (PI) July 8th, 2014 Precision Motion specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) has introduced two new, vacuum compatible versions of its compact N-470 PiezoMike precision screw-type actuator family.
Temicon / Holotools July 8th, 2014 The two German high-tech companies temicon GmbH and holotools GmbH join forces to expand their product portfolio in the area of micro and nanotechnologies. In the future they are going to operate under the corporate roof of temicon, continuing the well established brand “holotools” as their trademark for laser interference lithography. Both companies have been working together successfully over many years using complementary technologies in the production chain of high-tech components for optical, medical, solar and environmental applications.
Nanometrics Incorporated July 9th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, will release its second quarter financial results after market close on July 30, 2014. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. July 9th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Produced Water Absorbents, Inc., and why it is on the cutting edge of the renaissance in oil and gas technologies.
American Chemical Society July 9th, 2014 Bacterial infections usually announce themselves with pain and fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics — and then there are those that are sneaky and hard to beat. Now, scientists have built a new weapon against such pathogens in the form of tiny DNA pyramids. Published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, their study found the nanopyramids can flag bacteria and kill more of them than medicine alone.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University July 9th, 2014 Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving an artificial three-dimensional reality, may soon be rendered obsolete with the introduction of new holography technology developed by Tel Aviv University researchers.
Linköping University July 9th, 2014 Not even geckos and spiders can sit upside down forever. Nanophysics makes sure of that. Mechanics researchers at Linköping University have demonstrated this in an article just published in Physical Review E. Knowledge that can be of great industrial benefit.
University of Oxford July 9th, 2014 A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as ‘smart’ glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens.
Carbodeon July 9th, 2014 Carbodeon, a Finnish-based producer of functionalised nanodiamond materials, can now achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal performance by using as little as 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond material at 45 percent thermal filler loading, enabling increased performance at a lower cost than with traditional fillers.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH July 9th, 2014 With the nano box USB piezosystem jena provides an digital piezo amplifier with an USB 2.0 interface. The nano box USB is designed for all piezo actuators, which have the suffix D in their part number. The integrated sensor controller allows reading out the positioning information to compensate for drift behavior.
University of Illinois College of Engineering July 10th, 2014 A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing.
Rice University July 10th, 2014 Rice University’s breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.
Bruker Corporation July 10th, 2014 Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) today announced the release of Inspire™, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial resolution in chemical and materials property mapping. The new and unique Inspire system incorporates Bruker’s proprietary PeakForce IR™ mode to enable nanoscale infrared reflection and absorption mapping for a wide range of applications, including the characterization of microphases and their interfaces in polymer blends, plasmons in the two-dimensional electron gas of graphene, and chemical heterogeneity in complex materials and thin films.
Fars News Agency July 10th, 2014 Iranian researchers in association with their Malaysian colleagues produced non-enzyme sensor that is able to measure poisonous and harmful species in industrial and medical applications.
IBM July 10th, 2014 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems. These investments will push IBM’s semiconductor innovations from today’s breakthroughs into the advanced technology leadership required for the future.
ICN2 July 11th, 2014 The graphene produced by chemical vapor deposition is typically polycrystalline. Authors from the ICN2 Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group, led by ICREA Research professor Stephan Roche, together with authors from Sungkyunkwan University, analyse in Advanced Materials the challenges and opportunities of these structures.
Fars News Agency June 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from University of Tehran used starch nanocatalysts to produce a coating for the protection and enrichment of food products in factories.
Asociación RUVID June 16th, 2014 Nanotechnology, optics and photovoltaic energy are among the fields that can benefit from advances in knowledge on semiconductor nanowire systems. Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI), the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Italy and the Walter Schottky Institut in Germany have succeeded to prove, for the first time, the accumulation of high electron mobility gases in multilayer nanowires from a technique called “remote doping”.
Rice University June 16th, 2014 Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.
University of Rochester June 16th, 2014 Physicists at the University of Rochester have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which mimics evolutionary biology, allowed them to achieve a 10-fold improvement on the performance of previous nanocavities.
Fars News Agency June 16th, 2014 Iran Nanotechnology Society is due to hold the Fifth International Congress on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN2014) in Tarbiat Modrres University on 22-24 November 2014.
Brown University June 16th, 2014 Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn’t well understood. That’s partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters by using a stiff, rod-like virus instead of DNA to experiment with nanopores. Their research has uncovered previously unknown dynamics in polymer-nanopore interactions.
Elliot Scientific June 17th, 2014 Elliot Scientific is pleased to introduced the new ICE Box™, an Integrated Control Electronics System for semiconductor lasers from Vescent Photonics.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology June 17th, 2014 A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid, which cannot be described within the framework of existing models. Details are contained in Rozhkov’s article in the journal Physical Review Letters, and are also available as a preprint at www.arxiv.org.
American Institute of Physics June 17th, 2014 Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle will thin out like a piece of taffy until it is less than half a micron across — about 200 times thinner than a human hair.
Fars News Agency June 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Treatment Services produced a new type of nanocarriers that are able to deliver two anticancer drugs to cancer cells simultaneously.
Fars News Agency June 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology modified the properties of a magnetic material by using nanotechnology, which has many applications in various industries.
University of California – San Diego June 17th, 2014 Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanoshell to protect foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells as part of chemotherapy. Their work is featured on the June 2014 cover of the journal Nano Letters.
University of Southern California June 17th, 2014 When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering describe how they have overcome a major issue in carbon nanotube technology by developing a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors with other thin film transistors. This hybrid could take the place of silicon as the traditional transistor material used in electronic chips, since carbon nanotubes are more transparent, flexible, and can be processed at a lower cost.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 17th, 2014 From allowing our eyes to see, to enabling green plants to harvest energy from the sun, photochemical reactions – reactions triggered by light – are both ubiquitous and critical to nature. Photochemical reactions also play essential roles in high technology, from the creation of new nanomaterials to the development of more efficient solar energy systems. Using photochemical reactions to our best advantage requires a deep understanding of the interplay between the electrons and atomic nuclei within a molecular system after that system has been excited by light. A major advance towards acquiring this knowledge has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. June 17th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, announced that they have entered into an exclusive agreement with Eagle Roofing Products, a division of Burlingame Industries and the leading U.S. manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles. Under the agreement, Eagle Roofing Products will produce an ultra-premium concrete roof tile with the Company’s patented penetrating roof coating applied during the manufacturing process. This ultra-premium product will be marketed under the trade name Eagle Platinum.
Arrowhead Research Corporation June 17th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000 Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 27, according to a preliminary list of additions posted June 13 on www.russell.com/indexes.
OCSiAl June 17th, 2014 OCSiAl, the leading technology manufacturer for the mass industrial production of graphene tubes, announced today at a press conference at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference that it has acquired Zyvex Technologies, making the combined venture the largest nanotechnology company in the world.
De Gruyter June 18th, 2014 Treating Diabetes – a major scourge of humanity bothering millions of people – requires a constant monitoring of the human blood for glucose concentrations. While current schemes employ electrochemical methods, they require extraction of blood samples. By using glucose-sensitive dyes and a nano-plasmonic interferometer, a research team from Brown University has shown how to achieve much higher sensitivities in real-time measurements while using only saliva instead of blood.
INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH June 18th, 2014 Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are very small, their composition from subunits can only be determined indirectly or with extreme time-effort. Scientists at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials are currently developing a novel microscopy technology for the direct detection of such individual subunits of protein complexes in the cell membrane of intact cells. The methodology is applied to investigate a protein complex acting as a calcium channel in the cell membrane. The channel plays an important role in prostate cancer.
University of Southampton June 18th, 2014 Scientists have found that two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedented efficiency.
American Chemical Society June 18th, 2014 anoparticles are becoming ubiquitous in food packaging, personal care products and are even being added to food directly. But the health and environmental effects of these tiny additives have remained largely unknown. A new study now suggests that nanomaterials in food and drinks could interfere with digestive cells and lead to the release of the potentially harmful substances to the environment. The report on dietary supplement drinks containing nanoparticles was published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University June 18th, 2014 Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any fingerprints, quietly afflicting its victims and metastasizing uncontrollably — to the point of no return.
American Chemical Society June 18th, 2014 Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure using gold nanoparticles to literally melt fat, reports Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.
JPK Instruments June 18th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of the NanoWizard® AFM system in the School of Chemistry at Monash University in Australia.
Deep Space Industries June 18th, 2014 Time Capsule to Mars™ (TC2M), the world’s first student-led interplanetary mission, will host a press conference on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the National Press Club to announce the official launch of the project’s crowdfunding website, alongside leading space industry organizations, academia and renowned astronauts and space veterans.
Fars News Agency June 18th, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with researchers from University of La Laguna, Spain, succeeded in the production of glass ceramic nanocomposite with the ability to convert infrared waves into visible ones.
Rice University June 19th, 2014 It’s difficult to define Rice University scientist Isabell Thomann, whose research encompasses chemistry, optics, electrical engineering, energy and the environment — just to name a few. But thanks to a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Thomann’s got the chance to focus her energies on a five-year quest to explore ways of using sunlight to reduce the carbon footprint of power plants.
Fars News Agency June 19th, 2014 Iranian analytical chemistry researchers from Kashan University presented a combined statistical method to measure effective compounds in herbal drugs with a detection limit higher than the usual methods.
Arrowhead Research Corporation June 19th, 2014 • RNAi Therapeutic ARC-AAT Induces Dose Dependent Reductions in Mutant AAT Protein of Greater than 95 Percent in Preclinical Studies • Long Duration of Effect with AAT Remaining Reduced by More than 80% at 6 Weeks after a Single Dose • Company Receives Funding from The Alpha-1 Project to Support ARC-AAT
Los Alamos National Laboratory June 19th, 2014 Los Alamos researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Carrier multiplication is when a single photon can excite multiple electrons. Quantum dots are novel nanostructures that can become the basis of the next generation of solar cells, capable of squeezing additional electricity out of the extra energy of blue and ultraviolet photons.
Nanion Technologies June 19th, 2014 Nanion Technologies, a leading provider of automated patch clamp platforms, and Axion Biosystems, originator of the first high throughput microelectrode array system, today announce a distribution partnership in Europe and China. Nanion will immediately carry Axion’s MEA-products, supporting a broad range of biomedical applications.
CEA-Leti June 19th, 2014 CEA-Leti has joined 14 European research centers and private companies in a project to defeat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
CEA-Leti June 19th, 2014 CEA-Leti and Akrivis Technologies, LLC announced their collaboration to develop an extremely adaptable, efficient and highly targeted drug delivery platform for chemotherapy and other treatments that require a high concentration of powerful drugs to be delivered precisely to targeted cells.
Brookhaven National Laboratory June 20th, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an extension of funding totaling $14 million over four years for an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) first established at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2009. It is one of 32 EFRCs announced by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.
PANalytical June 20th, 2014 Spectris plc (‘Spectris’ or the ‘Company’) (LSE: SXS), the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Canadian company La Corporation Scientifique Claisse Inc. (‘Claisse’), a global market leader in sample preparation for atomic spectroscopy (including X-ray) analysis, for an undisclosed sum. Revenues for the year ending March 2014 were CAD 13 million.
Technische Universitaet Dresden June 20th, 2014 From 22 June, Humboldt Awardee Victor Klimov of Los Alamos National Laboratory (US) will spend three weeks as a guest researcher at the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) of Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). Prof. Alexander Eychmüller, Chair for Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry at TUD will host the physicist and worldwide leading expert in the research on nanocrystals. On 3 July, Klimov will give a public lecture at the TUD Cluster of Excellence for Microelectronics to present his research in the area of nanocrystal quantum dots and optical amplification in nanocrystals. He will be lecturing on recent developments in American nano-solar research.
CSA Group June 20th, 2014 CSA Group, a leading standards development, testing and certification organization, has released Canada’s first national standard on cellulosic nanomaterials: CSA Z5100-14, Cellulosic nanomaterials – Test methods for characterization. The new standard provides over 20 test methods allowing nanocellulose materials to be identified and characterized according to unique properties to encourage introduction into global markets.
Western Economic Diversification Canada June 20th, 2014 On Friday, June 20, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to support jobs and growth, while enhancing innovation and commercialization opportunities for Alberta’s nanotechnology sector.
Fars News Agency June 7th, 2014 The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council participated in Iran Agro Food 2014 Exhibition in association with five companies active in the field of nanotechnology in agriculture and foodstuff industries and introduced its achievements in agriculture and foodstuff industries.
University of Akron June 7th, 2014 University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones, literally, by making their displays shatterproof.
University of California – Santa Barbara June 8th, 2014 Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique — and important — properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide that enables it to target tumor cells. What’s more, the shell is etchable so those nanoparticles that don’t hit their target can be broken down and eliminated. The research findings appear today in the journal Nature Materials.
LatticeGear, LLC June 9th, 2014 LatticeGear, a manufacturer of cost-effective cleaving solutions for semiconductor, solar and general materials analysis, announced today that it has shipped the first of its new LatticeAx™ 300 cleaving systems to X-FAB Silicon Foundries, a leading analog/mixed signal specialty foundry based in Erfurt, Germany.
Fars News Agency June 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Materials and Energy Researcher Center tried to modify the properties of thermal insulations used in turbines and thermal engines through nanotechnology.
Fars News Agency June 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers applied a protecting layer to increase the resistance of stainless steel against corrosion in corrosive environments such as human body.
Fars News Agency June 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz produced a non-toxic nanocatalyst that has highly appropriate performance in the degradation of pollutants.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology June 9th, 2014 New observations by researchers at MIT have revealed the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used in lithium-ion batteries. The new findings explain the unexpectedly high power and long cycle life of such batteries, the researchers say.
University of Toronto June 9th, 2014 Think those flat, glassy solar panels on your neighbour’s roof are the pinnacle of solar technology? Think again. Researchers in the University of Toronto’s Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have designed and tested a new class of solar-sensitive nanoparticle that outshines the current state of the art employing this new class of technology.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 9th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announced today that Sandra M. Forman, its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, is joining Proskauer Rose LLP as Senior Counsel. Proskauer is a global law firm with wide experience in all areas of practice important to business, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, litigation and intellectual property.
Queen Mary, University of London June 9th, 2014 Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behaviour can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on – improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 9th, 2014 The days of self-assembling nanoparticles taking hours to form a film over a microscopic-sized wafer are over. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have devised a technique whereby self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can form a highly ordered thin film over macroscopic distances in one minute.
Northwestern University June 9th, 2014 Since the early 1970s, lithium has been the most popular element for batteries: it’s the lightest of all metals and has the greatest electrochemical potential.
Piezosystem Jena GmbH June 10th, 2014 piezosystem jena presents the d-Drive pro, the latest generation of digital control electronics for piezo actuators. These piezoelectric ceramic based actuating systems and piezo stages are mainly used for micro and nano positioning for a highly accurate movement of optical devices and optical components. The new piezo controller of piezosystem jena provides 24 bit resolution and simultaneous regulation of 3 axes with an internal data transfer rate of 50 kHz.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) June 10th, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has received some $4.3 million of DOE Office of Science funding, over three years, to develop an increased understanding of the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Such particles, which are measured in billionths of a meter, are prized for their use in everything from golf clubs and swimwear to microchips, paints and pharmaceutical products. They also have potentially wide-ranging applications in the development of new energy technologies.
University of California – Riverside June 10th, 2014 Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics in 10 minutes, instead of hours.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) June 10th, 2014 Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the measure of how dense they will get under normal conditions, and it’s a value that seems to be constant for similar aggregates across an impressively wide size range from nanometers to tens of meters.*
Oregon State University June 10th, 2014 Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency.
Arrowhead Research Corporation June 10th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it will present at two upcoming investor conferences.
The Dolomite Centre Limited June 10th, 2014 Dolomite have announced the winner of their 2013 Productizing Science® competition as Molbot Pte. Ltd. The company submitted the concept of a low-cost bench-top molecular biology “Minilab” for automating molecular biology applications.
Anasys Instruments June 10th, 2014 Anasys Instruments reports on EPFL’s latest research on lysozyme droplets and α-synuclein macromolecular aggregates illustrating application of the nanoscale AFM-IR technique to demonstrate α to β secondary structure transition associated with amyloid formation.
GMZ Energy June 11th, 2014 GMZ Energy, a leading provider of advanced nano-structured, high-temperature thermoelectric generation (“TEG”) power solutions, today announced the successful demonstration of a TEG designed for automotive waste heat recapture. The unit generated an output power well in excess of its 200 watt design goal. GMZ Energy built the TEG as a part of an ongoing vehicle efficiency research program sponsored by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (“TARDEC”) and administered by the Department of Energy (“DOE”).
Rice University June 11th, 2014 Researchers at Rice University, Sandia National Laboratories and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed novel terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could improve medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications.
Brookhaven National Laboratory June 11th, 2014 Scientists seeking ways to engineer the assembly of tiny particles measuring just billionths of a meter have achieved a new first-the formation of a single layer of nanoparticles on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be easily switched. Understanding the assembly of such nanostructured thin films could lead to the design of new kinds of filters or membranes with a variable mechanical response for a wide range of applications. In addition, because the scientists used tiny synthetic strands of DNA to hold the nanoparticles together, the study also offers insight into the mechanism of interactions of nanoparticles and DNA molecules near a lipid membrane. This understanding could inform the emerging use of nanoparticles as vehicles for delivering genes across cellular membranes.
University of Waterloo June 11th, 2014 A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC).
Fars News Agency June 11th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University succeeded in the production of a smart nanocarrier that can be used in medical industries, pharmaceutics, and specially in cancer treatment.
Fars News Agency June 11th, 2014 Iranian textile engineering researchers from Amir Kabir University of Technology produced a new type of protein nanoparticles from chicken feather through a simple and environmental friendly method.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 11th, 2014 An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today’s medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a technique for producing, detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf June 12th, 2014 The use of nanoparticles in cancer research is considered as a promising approach in detecting and fighting tumour cells. The method has, however, often failed because the human immune system recognizes the particles as foreign objects and rejects them before they can fulfil their function. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and at University College Dublin in Ireland have, along with other partners, developed nanoparticles that not only bypass the body’s defence system, but also find their way to the diseased cells. This procedure uses fragments from a particular type of antibody that only occurs in camels and llamas. The small particles were even successful under conditions which are very similar to the situation within potential patients’ bodies.
Vienna University of Technology, TU Vienna June 12th, 2014 They are invisible, but perfectly suited for analysing liquids and gases; infrared laser beams are absorbed differently by different molecules. This effect can for instance be used to measure the oxygen concentration in blood. At the Vienna University of Technology, this technique has now been miniaturized and implemented in the prototype for a new kind of sensor.
Fars News Agency June 12th, 2014 Iranian chemists from Bu-Ali Sina (Avicenna) University designed a nanosensor with very high sensing ability to measure the amount of anti-HIV drugs.
Beneq June 12th, 2014 As of Thursday, June 12, 2014, Beneq’s facilities in Vantaa will join Lumineq Displays on its premises in Espoo, Finland.
CEA-Leti June 12th, 2014 CEA-Leti is hosting its sixth workshop on innovative memory technologies at MINATEC on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Grenoble, France.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. June 12th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on HZO, Inc., and why it is on the cutting edge of waterproofing electronics and wearable technology.
University of Washington June 12th, 2014 In today’s digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don’t know, like the name of that niche kitchen tool you saw at a friend’s house, it can be surprisingly hard to sift through the volume of information online and know how to search for it. Or, the opposite problem can occur – we can look up anything on the Internet, but how can we be sure we are finding everything about the topic without spending hours in front of the computer?
Malvern Instruments June 13th, 2014 A new brochure from Malvern Instruments details the range of detectors available for Gel Permeation/Size Exclusion Chromatography (GPC/SEC). It also provides scientists with the background required to choose the detector array most appropriate to maximizing information flow and experimental productivity. Available as standalone units, or as part of a fully integrated Viscotek multi-detection GPC/SEC system, Malvern’s GPC/SEC detectors provide highly accurate analysis of polymer and protein macromolecular features, such as molecular weight, and combine to offer advanced insight into molecular structure.
Fars News Agency May 31st, 2014 Iranian researchers from the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Tehran University in association with researchers from Medical Nanotechnology Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences produced a new type of electrical nanosensor to detect a limited number of aggressive cancer cells among benign cells of intestine.
spie.org May 31st, 2014 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students.
University of the Basque Country June 1st, 2014 Silicon panel-based technology requires a very costly, contaminating manufacturing process, while organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices have been positioned as one of the most attractive alternatives as a source of solar energy.
nextbigfuture.com June 1st, 2014 Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique. They have a unique strategy for vascularization of hydrogel constructs that combine advances in 3D bioprinting technology and biomaterials. The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to serve as the mold for the blood vessels.
Rice University June 1st, 2014 The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells — often by blowing them apart — without harming surrounding normal organs. The research, which is available online this week Nature Medicine, reports that Rice’s “quadrapeutics” technology was 17 times more efficient than conventional chemoradiation therapy against aggressive, drug-resistant head and neck tumors.
University of Central Florida June 2nd, 2014 Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket?
New York University June 2nd, 2014 Scientists at New York University and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed.
Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shahid Beheshti University studied the possibility for manipulation and time control of radiation of single molecules by using a computational method.
Fars News Agency June 2nd, 2014 The Third International Innovation and Technology Exhibition was held in Tehran International Permanent Fairground on May 23-25, 2014.
University of Vienna June 2nd, 2014 Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks. Absurd – and however, in the nano world this is reality: There an unordered crowd of components can initiate the formation of an ordered structure – a process known as self-assembly. The physicists Christos Likos (University of Vienna), Emanuela Bianchi and Gerhard Kahl (both Vienna University of Technology) investigate how they can control the ordering of such self-assembling structures and found out how to switch the assembly process on and off. The results are now published in the high-impact journal Nano Letters.
Radiation Protection Development, Inc. June 2nd, 2014 Radiative Protection Development, Inc., the developer of the RPD Radiation Detector, has announced the release of their crowdfunding campaign. The company’s state-of-the-art detector will offer consumers affordable radiation detection capabilities to ensure they are not exposed to deadly radiation. With their crowdfunding campaign, they will raise the funds to develop and bring their product to the market.
FEI Company June 2nd, 2014 The new Metals Lab involves a multiscale, three-dimensional correlative imaging workflow to better understand and develop metallic alloys for the automotive, aerospace, nuclear, and oil & gas industries.
QuantuMDx Group June 2nd, 2014 Handheld molecular diagnostics device pioneer QuantuMDx Group announced it had closed an $8.42m funding round it syndicated with philanthropist private investors and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne following the recent publicity success of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering June 2nd, 2014 The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) announced its largest-ever Summer Internship Program class during an orientation program held Monday, June 2. The class of 58 students includes both undergraduates and high school students, a majority of whom reside in New York State. Throughout the ten-week course, the student interns will be immersed in CNSE’s hands-on nanotechnology-based learning environment where they will work closely with leading CNSE researchers to explore nanoscale concepts and gain unmatched high-tech workforce skills and know-how.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. June 2nd, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (“Aspen Aerogels”) announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 6,666,667 shares of common stock pursuant to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. Aspen Aerogels intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,000,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discount, within 30 days from the date of the offering. An application has been made to list the common stock of Aspen Aerogels on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ASPN.”
Rice University June 3rd, 2014 Rice University scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads.
Brown University June 3rd, 2014 Researchers at Brown have developed a new biochip sensor that that can selectively measure glucose concentrations in a complex fluid like saliva. Their approach combines dye chemistry with plasmonic interferometry. A dependable glucose monitoring system that uses saliva rather than blood would be a significant improvement in managing diabetes.
Empa June 3rd, 2014 Due to the daily stresses and movement in the body, even the best artificial joints wear out; the material undergoes wear, and wear particles can trigger unwanted immune reactions, making it necessary to replace the joint. This is normally a standard procedure that can be repeated up to three times with most implants. As bone material is lost each time an implant is explanted, the new joint has to replace more bone and is therefore larger. In the case of intervertebral discs, this is virtually impossible. They are too close to spinal nerves and tissue structures that could be damaged by another operation.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 3rd, 2014 Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world’s first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Unlike conventional FETs made from silicon, these 2D FETs suffer no performance drop-off under high voltages and provide high electron mobility, even when scaled to a monolayer in thickness.
National University of Singapore June 3rd, 2014 A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.
Rice University June 4th, 2014 Quantum criticality, the strange electronic state that may be intimately related to high-temperature superconductivity, is notoriously difficult to study. But a new discovery of “quantum critical points” could allow physicists to develop a classification scheme for quantum criticality — the first step toward a broader explanation.
Fars News Agency June 4th, 2014 Chemical researchers from University of Tehran in association with Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Research Center of Kashan University succeeded in the production of a membrane that can be used in the separation of medical materials from hospital wastewater by using nanotechnology.
Nanyang Technological University June 4th, 2014 Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) have jointly developed a new nanomedicine that will allow glaucoma patients to do away with daily eye drops.
QD Vision, Inc. June 4th, 2014 COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2014 – Today, QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot optical components for LCD products, announced that BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. (BOE), China’s largest LCD panel maker, will be showcasing 23.6″ and 27″ monitors featuring QD Vision’s Color IQTM optics and ShineOn’s LED backlight solution during COMPUTEX 2014, June 3-7, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Hiden Analytical Ltd June 4th, 2014 The Hiden Biostream system is a research-grade mass spectrometer developed specifically for applications in biofuel research to provide real-time analysis of dissolved gases and vapours in aqueous solutions, identifying and quantifying in real time gaseous species with molecular weights up to 300 amu. Algae-based biofuels such as biodiesel or bioethanol can have advantages over crop-based biofuels, growing at a significantly faster rate than many complex plants and, grown in compact closed systems, having potentially greater yield per unit area. The short reproduction cycle of suitable biofuel candidates together with the Hiden Biostream dissolved species analyser enables a fast testing and development cycle with subsequent potential cost benefit.
Phantoms Foundation June 5th, 2014 On the occasion of TNT2014, the 15th edition of the Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT 2014), a Graphene one-day Symposium will be organized in Barcelona (Spain) at Auditorium – ONCE Catalunya.
Fars News Agency June 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Yazd University produced a biosensor that is able to determine fetus sex in a short period of time.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland June 5th, 2014 To ensure the survival of Moore’s law and the success of the nanoelectronics industry, alternative patterning techniques that offer advantages beyond conventional top-down patterning are aggressively being explored.
University of Washington June 5th, 2014 A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality. Biological systems produce an incredible array of self-assembling, functional protein tools. Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials are scaffolds to anchor cellular activities, molecular motors to drive physiological events, and capsules for delivering viruses into host cells.
Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer: Rice, MD Anderson scientists refine technique for attacking hard-to-reach tumors – See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2014/06/05/short-nanotubes-target-pancreatic-cancer/#sthash.If4knT1G.dpuf
Rice University June 5th, 2014 Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory June 6th, 2014 Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal or plant biomass. A multi-national lab collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the most detailed look ever at the evolution of platinum/cobalt bimetallic nanoparticles during reactions in oxygen and hydrogen gases.
University of South Carolina June 6th, 2014 Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real-time reaction information from Ag nanocatalysts that have long frustrated attempts to describe their kinetic behavior in detail.
Fars News Agency May 24th, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology used nanotechnology to produce ceramic nanomembrane that is able to eliminate and degrade different types of pollutants in industrial wastewater.
Fars News Agency May 25th, 2014 Iranian biomaterials researchers from Isfahan University of Technology produced biocompatible materials based on metallic alloy to modify the properties of materials used in tissue engineering.
Joint Quantum Institute May 25th, 2014 Michael Lewis’s bestselling book “Flash Boys” describes how some brokers, engaging in high frequency trading, exploit fast telecommunications to gain fraction-of-a-second advantage in the buying and selling of stocks. But you don’t need to have billions of dollars riding on this-second securities transactions to appreciate the importance of fast signal processing. From internet to video streaming, we want things fast.
Arizona State University May 25th, 2014 Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan, have developed a 3-D artificial enzyme cascade that mimics an important biochemical pathway that could prove important for future biomedical and energy applications.
Fars News Agency May 26th, 2014 Researchers from the University of Tehran succeeded in designing and producing an immunosensor based on nanotechnology to increase the rate and accuracy of the detection of hepatitis B virus existing in patients’ blood serum.
ICN2 May 26th, 2014 The Nanophononics Day, collocated with the European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (Lille, 26-30 May), aims to raise awareness about this emergent research area and the EUPHONON Project. ICREA Prof Dr Clivia Sotomayor, Group Leader at ICN2, coordinates this initiative.
RAIN May 27th, 2014 Gov. John Kitzhaber will sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the RAIN Eugene Accelerator housed within the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, 1401 Willamette St., in Eugene.
BASF again leading in research and innovation
BASF May 27th, 2014 • Around €8 billion sales in 2013 with products on the market for less than five years • Research in North America and Asia expanded • Nanotechnology as innovation driver in numerous applications
Dongbu HiTek May 27th, 2014 Dongbu HiTek today announced that it has begun volume production of LED Driver ICs for Kinetic Technologies, a high-performance analog and mixed-signal fabless company. Implemented with the Korean foundry’s specialized low voltage BCDMOS process at the 0.18-micron node (BD180LV), Kinetic’s LED Driver ICs are ideal for backlighting smart phone displays and providing the camera’s flash feature.
Ziptronix May 27th, 2014 Ziptronix Inc. and EV Group (“EVG”) today announced they have successfully achieved submicron post-bond alignment accuracy on customer-provided 300mm DRAM wafers. The results were achieved by implementing Ziptronix’s DBI® Hybrid Bonding technology on an EVG Gemini® FB production fusion bonder and SmartView®NT bond aligner. This approach can be used to manufacture fine-pitch 3D ICs for a variety of applications including stacked memory, advanced image sensors and stacked systems-on-chip (SoCs).
Mirrorcle Technologies May 27th, 2014 The all-new, 7000 square foot facility at 4905 Central Ave., Ste. 200 houses the company’s operations, R&D and manufacturing departments, Mirrorcle Technologies, Inc. (MTI) announced today. The move to the new, larger headquarters of the leading manufacturer of gimbal-less microelectromechanical system (MEMS) mirrors was prompted by the significant growth in 2013, by the subsequently expanding engineering and manufacturing teams, and by the continuously increasing customer demand. Steadily rising production volumes and quality operations requirements made it apparent that a move to a larger location was needed. At the same time, this move was also an opportunity to implement an improved and streamlined work flow, which is directly reflected in the layout of the floorplan.
University of Warwick May 27th, 2014 Researchers have announced the first ever method for controlling the growth of metal-crystals from single atoms.
University of Southampton May 27th, 2014 Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis.
Nanonex Corporation May 28th, 2014 Nanonex Corporation, the inventor of nanoimprint lithography and the world’s leading provider in nanoimprint lithography solutions with the longest history, announces the purchase of Nanonex’s NX-2600BA system by UMass Amherst.
Fars News Agency May 28th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Azarbaijan’s Shahid Madani University in association with their colleagues from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Drug Applied Research Center succeeded in the production of nanocomposites with the ability to carry and release anticancer drugs.
North Carolina State University May 28th, 2014 “Folding Graft Copolymer with Pedant Drug Segment for Co-Delivery of Anticancer Drugs” Authors: Wanyi Tai, Ran Mo, Yue Lu, Tianyue Jiang, and Zhen Gu, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Published: May 27, 2014, Biomaterials Abstract: A graft copolymer with pendant drug segment can fold into nanostructures in a “protein folding-like” manner. The graft copolymer is constructed by directly polymerizing γ-camptothecin-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride (Glu(CPT)-NCA) on multiple sites of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-based main chain via the ring open polymerization.
University of Illinois at Chicago May 28th, 2014 A simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film can heal manufacturing defects and produce a high quality graphene layer on a range of substrates, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University.
Institut Catalŕ de Nanocičncia i Nanotec May 28th, 2014 Researchers from the ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group, led by ICREA Research Professor Arben Merkoçi, publish an extensive review in Chemical Reviews about these ultra-small devices with an extraordinary potential.
Nanyang Technological University May 28th, 2014 In future, knee and bone implants customised to fit individual patients could be easily made using 3D printers.
Phase Focus Ltd May 28th, 2014 Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®, reports on their latest publication released in Optics Express entitled “Ptychographic microscope for three-dimensional imaging.”
BASF May 28th, 2014 • Novel aerogel as a solid panel • Excellent product properties due to nano-porous structure • Commissioning of pilot plant at the beginning of 2015
CRAIC Technologies, Inc. May 29th, 2014 rIQ™ from CRAIC Technologies is designed to help the forensic scientist measure the refractive index of glass quickly, accurately and easily using the ASTM E1967 methodology.
Arrowhead Research Corporation May 29th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in New York City. A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed by visiting the investors tab of the company’s website at www.arrowheadresearch.com. A replay will also be archived on the website.
SABIC May 29th, 2014 With smart materials being one of the fastest growing areas of materials technology, SABIC and Cima NanoTech, a Singapore and US-based company, have announced the joint development of a plastics industry first: a transparent conductive polycarbonate film that has the potential to revolutionize the materials used in consumer electronics, household goods, automotive, architecture and healthcare.
Cima NanoTech May 29th, 2014 Cima NanoTech, a smart nanomaterials company specializing in high performance transparent conductive films, announced today the industry’s first ultra responsive, non-ITO film-based, 42-inch projected capacitive multi-touch module for large format touch applications. The module was built by Amdolla Group, a leader in advanced touch module manufacturing, using Cima NanoTech’s highly conductive, silver nanoparticle-based, SANTE® FS200 touch films. This product is targeted at applications including self-service kiosks, interactive tabletops, widescreen interactive digital signage, interactive flat panel displays, and other applications that require fast response, large size touch screens.
American Chemical Society May 29th, 2014 For his pioneering work in optics, Stefan W. Hell, an American Chemical Society (ACS) member for eight years, was named one of three winners of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. The prizes, which consist of a cash award of $1 million in each of three fields, were announced today by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 29th, 2014 Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals.
Smithers Apex May 29th, 2014 Smithers Apex, in association with the Graphene Stakeholders Association, is pleased to announce that IBM, Argonne National Laboratory, Grafoid, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Graphenea, Strategic News Service, Raytheon and more will present at the first Graphene World Summit. This inaugural event – taking place September 15-16, 2014 in Berkeley, California – will bring together the scientific, commercial and investment communities to forge new partnerships and exchange ideas in pursuit of the successful development and commercialization of graphene.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters May 29th, 2014 The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is shared between Alan H. Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Andrei D. Linde, Stanford University, USA, and Alexei A. Starobinsky, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. They receive the prize “for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation”. The theory of cosmic inflation, proposed and developed by the three prize winners, has revolutionized our thinking about the Universe.
Istituto Nanoscienze — CNR May 30th, 2014 Photovoltaic cells directly convert sun light into electricity and hence are key technological devices to meet one of the challenges that mankind has to face in this century: a sustainable and clean production of renewable energy. Organic solar cells, using polymeric materials to capture sun light, have particularly favorable properties. They are low-cost, light-weight and flexible, and their color can be adapted by varying the material composition. Such solar cells typically consist of nanostructured blends of conjugated polymers (long chains of carbon atoms), acting as light absorbers, and fullerenes (nanoscale carbon soccer balls), acting as electron acceptors.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. May 30th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Nanosys, Inc., and why it is on the cutting edge of display technology.
ICN2 May 30th, 2014 The low-cost scalable methodology suggested in Nanotechnology by the ICN2 Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group demonstrated an improvement in ordering of the nanodot lattice of up to 50%.
Fars News Agency May 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced a non-toxic and cheap nanocatalyst to achieve the objectives of green chemistry.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 18th, 2014 Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry, a slimmer, stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon. With no natural energy band-gap, however, graphene’s superfast conductance can’t be switched off, a serious drawback for transistors and other electronic devices. Various techniques have been deployed to overcome this problem with one of the most promising being the integration of ultrathin layers of graphene and boron nitride into two-dimensional heterostructures. As conductors, these bilayered hybrids are almost as fast as pure graphene, plus they are well-suited for making devices.
Vanderbilt University May 19th, 2014 Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as a laptop whose casing serves as its battery, or an electric car powered by energy stored in its chassis, or a home where the dry wall and siding store the electricity that runs the lights and appliances.
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences May 19th, 2014 Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. But what if we could diagnose cancer before it took hold- while it was still only affecting a few localized cells? It would be like putting a fire out while it was still just a few sparks versus after having already caught on and spread to many areas of the house.
Fars News Agency May 19th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology used nanotechnology to produce highly efficient adsorbents to remove heavy metals from industrial wastewater.
Fars News Agency May 19th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz carried out computational studies on the combination of an anticancer drug and nanomaterials and evaluated the possibility of introducing a new drug nanocarrier to improve the therapeutic properties of the medicine.
Neural Regeneration Research May 19th, 2014 The blood-brain barrier prevents xenobiotics from entering the central nervous system. Growing evidence indicates that neurotoxins, such as tributyltin, manganese and nanoparticles, may disrupt the function of the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) barriers.
University of California – Riverside May 19th, 2014 Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, a development that could mean faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life in portable electronics.
UCLA May 19th, 2014 Growth is a ubiquitous phenomenon in plants and animals. But it also occurs naturally in chemicals, metals and other inorganic materials. That fact has, for decades, posed a major challenge for scientists and engineers, because controlling the growth within materials is critical for creating products with uniform physical properties so that they can be used as components of machinery and electronic devices. The challenge has been particularly vexing when the materials’ molecular building blocks grow rapidly or are processed under harsh conditions such as high temperatures.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. May 19th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today released a video showing their CEO/CTO, Stuart Burchill, doing a unique demonstration of the Company’s EPX-4 chemical, flame and corrosion resistant thermal insulation product with a blowtorch.
National Science Foundation (NSF) May 20th, 2014 There’s no shortage of ideas about how to use nanotechnology, but one of the major hurdles is how to manufacture some of the new products on a large scale. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst chemical engineer Jim Watkins and his team are working to make nanotechnology more practical for industrial-scale manufacturing.
University of Texas at Austin May 20th, 2014 Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team’s nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer insulin for diabetics when needed, or target and treat cancer cells without harming good cells.
Fars News Agency May 20th, 2014 Chemical engineers from Sahand University of Industry in Iran’s Northwestern city of Tabriz succeeded in the production of a nanocatalyst to be used in processes that provide the feed for petrochemical units.
American Institute of Physics May 20th, 2014 The long life of lithium ion batteries makes them the rechargeable of choice for everything from implantable medical devices to wearable consumer electronics. But lithium ion batteries rely on liquid chemistries involving lithium salts dissolved in organic solvents, creating flame risks that would be avoided if the cells were completely solid-state.
Malvern Instruments May 20th, 2014 Malvern Instruments (Malvern, Worcestershire, UK) has been successful in securing £3 million support from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) that will lead to the creation of 47 new jobs in the UK over the next five years.
OCSiAl May 20th, 2014 OCSiAl, an international technology firm headquartered in Luxembourg with manufacturing operations in Novosibirsk, Russia, unveiled a breakthrough technology for the production of single wall carbon nanotubes (‘SWCNTs’), which enables large scale, commercial production of SWCNT for the first time. Carbon nanomaterials, studied by thousands of researchers and companies around the world, continue to hold the promise to usher in a new era of materials technology.
University of California – San Diego May 21st, 2014 A quantum particle can search for an item in an unsorted “database” by jumping from one item to another in superposition, and it does so faster than a classical computer ever could.
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 21st, 2014 When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its head—or rather, they turned it inside out. The new compound they designed in collaboration with Roger Adams Professor of Chemistry Steven C. Zimmerman is not only more effective, but also self-assembling. Kong is a member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research theme at the Institute for Genomic Biology.
Leica Microsystems GmbH May 21st, 2014 Leica Microsystems is introducing a new pulsed 775 nm STED laser with the super-resolution system Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X, which achieves sub 30 nm resolution through pulsed stimulated emission depletion technology. The laser is an optional enhancement to the system and will be shown for the first time at the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) meeting in Oslo, Norway, May 20 to 23, 2014.
Agilent Technologies Inc. May 21st, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new averager real-time processing function for its PCIe digitizer family.
Nanometrics Incorporated May 21st, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced the company’s participation in the following investor events:
Xmark Media Ltd May 21st, 2014 Photonex Scotland Roadshow includes an in-depth conference on the latest techniques and instrumentation available in subjects such as: the application of super-resolution microscopy to observe single molecule organisation and dynamics; Progress in CMOS single photon sensors for the life sciences; and Fast fluorescence lifetime imaging techniques for solid-state single-photon imagers.
Academy of Finland May 22nd, 2014 A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials. Control can be improved by simply bending the material.
Science China Press May 22nd, 2014 Two-photon excitation fluorescence is growing in popularity in the bioimaging field but is limited by fluorophores’ extremely low two-photon absorption cross-section. The researcher Dr. Guowei Lu and co-workers from State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, are endeavoring to develop efficient fluorescent probes with improved two-photon fluorescence (TPF) performance. They theoretically present a promising bright probe using gold nanoshell to improve the TPF performances of fluorescent emitters.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) May 22nd, 2014 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found that a particular species of quantum dots that weren’t commonly thought to blink, do.
Not all diamonds are forever: Rice University researchers see nanodiamonds created in coal fade away in seconds
Rice University May 22nd, 2014 Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever. The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show that some microscopic diamonds only last seconds before fading back into less-structured forms of carbon under the impact of an electron beam.
Agilent Technologies Inc. May 22nd, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of inverted light microscope (ILM) and scanning tunneling microscope (STM) capabilities for the recently introduced Agilent 7500 atomic force microscope platform.
TAPPI May 22nd, 2014 Dr. Richard Berry of CelluForce has been named the first recipient of TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division’s Technical Award. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the responsible and sustainable production and use of renewable nanomaterials.
Fars News Agency May 23rd, 2014 Iranian chemistry researchers from Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute succeeded in the production of an antibacterial nanocomposite that can be used in medical industries and dentistry.
Fars News Agency May 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology in association with researchers from Laser and Optic Research Center produced crack-free ceramic coating using nanotechnology.
Elhuyar Fundazioa May 23rd, 2014 Researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, in collaboration with ICFO and Graphenea, introduce a platform technology based on optical antennas for trapping and controlling light with the one-atom-thick material graphene. The experiments show that the dramatically squeezed graphene-guided light can be focused and bent, following the fundamental principles of conventional optics. The work, published yesterday in Science, opens new opportunities for smaller and faster photonic devices and circuits.
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory May 23rd, 2014 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. This sheds light on a debate over the interactions between atoms and electrons that are responsible for their unusual superconductivity.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 23rd, 2014 Graphene’s promise as a material for new kinds of electronic devices, among other uses, has led researchers around the world to study the material in search of new applications. But one of the biggest limitations to wider use of the strong, lightweight, highly conductive material has been the hurdle of fabrication on an industrial scale.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC May 23rd, 2014 Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC announces the launch of a special promotion on the ZEISS ELYRA P.1, the ultimate in three-dimensional, superresolution light microscopy. Using PALM or dSTORM techniques, the ELYRA P.1 can localize fluorescently-labeled structures in three dimensions yielding achievable resolutions down to 20 nm laterally and 50 nm axially.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. May 23rd, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, is pleased to announce that they have received and accepted an invitation from the steering committee to present at PaperTech 2014, the annual conference that focuses on improvements and new technologies for use in India’s pulp and paper industry.
OCSiAl May 23rd, 2014 Speaking at The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council monthly event in Santa Clara, California, OCSiAl chief technology officer Mikhail Predtechenskiy and vice president Gregory Gurevich demonstrated how carbon nanotubes can and have been successfully added into products using existing, standard manufacturing processes and facilities without the need for further investment or development.
Fars News Agency May 10th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced a powder nanocomposite with various medical applications in dentistry, orthopedics and tissue engineering.
Fars News Agency May 11th, 2014 The National Nanotechnology Competition was held on 9 May, 2014 with the participation of 6,240 contestants from various Iranian universities.
Penn State May 12th, 2014 Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors tell their host cells to produce nerve impulses, regulate metabolism, defend the body against invaders or myriad other actions depending on the cell, receptor and chemical type.
Elhuyar Fundazioa May 12th, 2014 In her PhD thesis, Silvia Larumbe-Abuin has developed nanostructures that assist in the process to decontaminate water. The nanostructures (particles of a microscopic size of between 1 and 100 nanometres) are coated in titanium oxide to which nitrogen has been added. This allows sunlight, rather than ultraviolet radiation, to trigger the process involving the chemical reaction and destruction of contaminants. What is more, thanks to the magnetic nucleus of the particles, once the process has been carried out, they can be retrieved and reused. Silvia Larumbe’s thesis is entitled: “Síntesis, caracterización y aplicaciones de nanoestructuras basadas en óxidos de metales de transición” [Synthesis, characterisation and applications of nanostructures based on transition metal oxides].
Case Western Reserve University May 12th, 2014 Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics.
FEI Company May 12th, 2014 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announces the availability of the NanoEx™-i/v sample holder for atomic-resolution imaging at elevated temperatures and applied electrical bias. This new solution can be integrated with FEI’s transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) to observe the effects of heating and electrical bias on nanostructured materials during in situ experiments.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. May 12th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced the timeline for moving to a more senior stock exchange.
Nanobiotix May 12th, 2014 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announces its revenue for the first quarter of 2014 and presents the new breakdown of its share capital pursuant to the capital increase with preferential subscription rights completed in March 2014.
DOE/Ames Laboratory May 12th, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs.
Rice University May 13th, 2014 Scientists from five Rice University research groups, including four from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), are embarking on new nanotechnology research programs related to green chemistry, energy sustainability and computer security, thanks to two new multimillion-dollar grants from the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).
American Institute of Physics May 13th, 2014 The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research—including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
nPoint.com May 13th, 2014 The NPXY60-258 and the NPXY60Z20-257 piezo stages are the latest additions to nPoint’s nanopositioning lineup. These stages are designed for advanced research markets in need of UHV and non-magnetic positioning capabilities.
Fars News Agency May 13th, 2014 Among 200 companies that participated in the Second Exhibition of Laboratory Devices and Materials Made in Iran, 33 equipment manufacturing companies active in the field of nanotechnology presented over 200 laboratorial and industrial devices that are commonly used in nanotechnology.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. May 13th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by portfolio company, Metabolon, Inc., that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”) to provide metabolomic profiling services and to collaborate on other research projects leveraging Metabolon’s DiscoveryHD4™ platform.
SEMATECH May 13th, 2014 SEMATECH, the global consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, today announced the appointment of Satyavolu Papa Rao as Director of Process Technology. In this key role, Papa Rao will serve as the operational lead, overseeing the strategic development of SEMATECH’s manufacturing, process, materials and ESH-related activities.
LogiTag May 13th, 2014 The unique system, installed by Orot Electronic Security, includes panic buttons and tracking capabilities to monitor every person entering the laboratory given the delicate working environment and enable a quick rescue during emergency situations.
Lifeboat Foundation May 13th, 2014 The Lifeboat Foundation has launched our YouTube channel.
Investigación y Desarrollo May 14th, 2014 The cosmetic industry is one of the most competitive in the world, that is why is noteworthy that a Mexican development is part of one of the most pervasive innovations in recent years. It is the application of nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) as sunscreens.
Fars News Agency May 14th, 2014 In cooperation with Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, six companies active in the field of nanotechnology put on display the latest applicable achievements of this novel technology in the 19th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition on 6-9 May 2014.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology May 14th, 2014 Ceramic vases and battery electrodes serve different purposes, but have an important production step in common: Only at very high temperatures are they given their excellent properties. For this reason, the chemist Andrew P. Vogt of KIT uses the kilns of the Majolika Ceramics Manufactory in Karlsruhe for his materials research project. He applies tailored plastic molecules to develop prototypes of nanostructured carbon materials for battery electrodes or chemical catalysts.
Hiden Analytical Ltd May 14th, 2014 The Ion Beam Milling ion-etching process is vacuum based and is dependent on precise identification of interlayer breakthrough through multiple stacked thin-film layers each of perhaps only a few Angstrom thick . The Hiden IMP-EPD end point detector system is used routinely for monitoring and control of the total etching process. The system directly monitors the surface ions generated in the etching process, identifying the species present, their relative abundances and precisely defining the interlayer boundary to just 2.5 Angstrom. Species with molecular weights up to 300amu are determined.
International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology May 14th, 2014 ICRAPID-2014-this Mega Event has added feathers to the crown of SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY, celebrating its glorious 25 years of existence.
Lancaster University May 14th, 2014 Lancaster University is officially launching the first phase of its Quantum Technology Centre at a special event next month.
University of Miami May 14th, 2014 Thermoelectric materials can turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage. Among their uses in a variety of specialized applications: generating power on space probes and cooling seats in fancy cars.
Fars News Agency May 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers obtained promising results to increase the immunity level of hepatitis B vaccine through a simple and cheap method.
Fars News Agency May 15th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Shahid Rajayee Teachers Training University succeeded in the production of various two-dimensional zinc oxide nanostructures through a simple and cost-effective method.
NanoTecNexus May 15th, 2014 NanoTecNexus (NTN), a leading nanotech educational organization launches its next installment of educational forums on June 3, 2014 spotlighting Nanosponge technology developed by Dr. Liangfang Zhang, Professor, Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. The Nanosponge is developed to absorb toxins from deadly bacteria like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and others that can be resistant to antibiotics.
Penn State May 15th, 2014 Current computing is based on binary logic — zeroes and ones — also called Boolean computing, but a new type of computing architecture stores information in the frequencies and phases of periodic signals and could work more like the human brain using a fraction of the energy necessary for today’s computers, according to a team of engineers.
Purdue University May 15th, 2014 Titanium nitride (TiN) is a plasmonic material having optical properties resembling gold. Unlike gold however, TiN is CMOS-compatible, mechanically strong, and thermally stable at higher temperatures. Additionally, TiN can be grown in smooth, ultra-thin crystalline films, which are useful in constructing many plasmonic and metamaterial devices including hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs). Hyperbolic metamaterials have been shown to exhibit exotic optical properties, including extremely high broadband photonic densities of states (PDOS), which are useful in quantum plasmonics applications.
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) May 15th, 2014 The energy efficiency of KAIST’s piezoelectric nanogenerator has increased by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices.
University of Basel May 15th, 2014 A tiny nanoscale syringe is Salmonella’s weapon. Using this, the pathogen injects its molecular agents into the host cells and manipulates them to its own advantage. A team of scientists at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel demonstrate in their current publication in Cell Reports that a much investigated protein, which plays a role in Salmonella metabolism, is required to activate these needles and makes the replication and spread of Salmonella throughout the whole body possible.
University of Houston May 15th, 2014 Researchers have found the first definitive evidence of how silicalite-1 (MFI type) zeolites grow, showing that growth is a concerted process involving both the attachment of nanoparticles and the addition of molecules.
University of California – Davis May 15th, 2014 A new approach to integrated circuits, combining atoms of semiconductor materials into nanowires and structures on top of silicon surfaces, shows promise for a new generation of fast, robust electronic and photonic devices. Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have recently demonstrated three-dimensional nanowire transistors using this approach that open exciting opportunities for integrating other semiconductors, such as gallium nitride, on silicon substrates.
California Institute of Technology May 15th, 2014 Caltech researchers have found a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics.
Princeton University May 16th, 2014 As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers actively search for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists at Princeton University have made a step forward in developing a new class of materials that could be used in future technologies.
Phantoms Foundation May 16th, 2014 Participants: 800 from 49 countries (a huge success, a greater engagement as the organizers initially forecast roughly 600 participants)
Fars News Agency May 3rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch of Islamic Azad University used sea-buckthorn extract to produce nanocapsules which are able to protect the drugs located in them and have applications in pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Fars News Agency May 3rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology in association with Finnish researchers from Alto University presented a micromechanical model that is able to predict mechanical properties of various types of polymeric and metallic base nanocomposites.
Penn State May 3rd, 2014 Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
University of California – Santa Barbara May 3rd, 2014 Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Rice University, have recently demonstrated a rapid synthesis technique for large-area Bernal (or AB) stacked bilayer graphene films that can open up new pathways for digital electronics and transparent conductor applications.
Fars News Agency May 4th, 2014 Iranian and Lebanese academicians and scientists voiced their enthusiasm for expanding mutual cooperation in nano-science fields.
Fars News Agency May 4th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the University of Mazandaran studied the performance of boron nitride nanotubes in the presence of vitamins through a computational method.
Brookhaven National Laboratory May 5th, 2014 Charles T. Black, a physicist developing new ways to engineer materials for energy applications at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is being honored as an “Inventor of the Year” by Battelle-the global science and technology organization that, together with Stony Brook University, manages Brookhaven Lab through the company Brookhaven Science Associates. The annual awards recognize individuals who have made significant scientific or engineering contributions with important societal or financial impacts. Black was honored at a celebration at Battelle’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, on May 2.
National Space Society May 5th, 2014 Lynne F. Zielinski, National Space Society (NSS) officer and director has been selected by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation as recipient of the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. This prestigious award will be presented on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at the 30th Space Symposium Opening Ceremony at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Penn State May 5th, 2014 A specially formed material that can provide custom broadband absorption in the infrared can be identified and manufactured using “genetic algorithms,” according to Penn State engineers, who say these metamaterials can shield objects from view by infrared sensors, protect instruments and be manufactured to cover a variety of wavelengths. “The metamaterial has a high absorption over broad bandwidth,” said Jeremy A. Bossard, postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering.
KU Leuven May 5th, 2014 An interdisciplinary team of scientists from KU Leuven in Belgium has developed a new technique to examine how proteins interact with each other at the level of a single HIV viral particle. The technique allows scientists to study the life-threatening virus in detail and makes screening potential anti-HIV drugs quicker and more efficient. The technique can also be used to study other diseases.
University of Exeter May 5th, 2014 Temperature measurements in our daily life are typically performed by bringing a thermometer in contact with the object to be measured. However, measuring the temperature of nanoscale objects is a much more tricky task due to their size – up to a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.
Graphenea May 5th, 2014 On our company website, one can still find the high quality graphene oxide and graphene films, as well as other graphene products. Alongside, the Graphenea website boasts a list of publications, addressing in depth various graphene topics, such as our popular “graphene price” article, an article on applications and uses of graphene, and other informative articles on aspects related to graphene commercialization.
Pixelligent Technologies May 5th, 2014 Pixelligent Technologies, the global manufacturer of PixClear™ high index materials and nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel display industries, announced today that it has joined the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The ERC is a research, innovation and educational organization that focuses on future lighting systems that will improve health and productivity and save energy at the same time. As a member of the ERC, Pixelligent will have access to the RPI faculty, as well as the Center’s world-class testing and characterization infrastructure.
Fars News Agency May 6th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Malayer University succeeded in the production of a type of nanocomposite that helps better removal of organic pollutants up to three times in comparison with pure titania.
Rice University May 6th, 2014 Rice University scientists have designed a tunable virus that works like a safe deposit box. It takes two keys to open it and release its therapeutic cargo.
SEMATECH May 6th, 2014 SEMATECH announced today that researchers have reached a significant milestone in reducing tool-generated defects from the multi-layer deposition of mask blanks used for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, pushing the technology another significant step toward readiness for high-volume manufacturing (HVM).
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center May 6th, 2014 Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material — strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement for silicon and other materials in microprocessors and next-generation energy devices.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) May 6th, 2014 A new, absorbable material from Empa wood research could be of assistance in future oil spill accidents: a chemically modified nanocellulose sponge. The light material absorbs the oil spill, remains floating on the surface and can then be recovered. The absorbent can be produced in an environmentally-friendly manner from recycled paper, wood or agricultural by-products.
enablingMNT Group May 6th, 2014 There is considerable demand for devices that can quickly identify pathogens in blood accurately, that can monitor response to medication, or check the safety of food and water. In recent years several microfluidics-based devices for these and other “point of use” applications have entered the market. At the same time, hardly a day goes by without an announcement from a university group presenting a novel solution for another unmet need.
Arrowhead Research Corporation May 6th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 31, 2014. The company is hosting a conference call at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss results. 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 35127223. Investors may also access a live audio webcast of this conference call on the Company’s website at www.arrowheadresearch.com/presentations.
Arrowhead Research Corporation May 6th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it will present at multiple scientific conferences in May.
Springer May 7th, 2014 Physicists are now designing novel materials with physical properties tailored to meet specific energy consumption needs. Before these so-called materials-by-design can be applied, it is essential to understand their characteristics, such as heat flow. Now, a team of Italian physicists has developed a predictive theoretical model for heat flux in these materials, using atom-scale calculations. The research, carried out by Claudio Melis and colleagues from the University of Cagliary, Italy, is published in EPJ B. Their findings could have implications for optimising the thermal budget of nanoelectronic devices—which means they could help dissipate the total amount of thermal energy generated by electron currents—or in the production of energy through thermoelectric effects in novel nanomaterials.
University of Montreal May 7th, 2014 Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 7th, 2014 For years, scientists have had an itch they couldn’t scratch. Even with the best microscopes and spectrometers, it’s been difficult to study and identify molecules at the so-called mesoscale, a region of matter that ranges from 10 to 1000 nanometers in size. Now, with the help of broadband infrared light from the Advanced Light Source (ALS) synchrotron at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), researchers have developed a broadband imaging technique that looks inside this realm with unprecedented sensitivity and range.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 7th, 2014 The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a layer of tin that segregates near the surface.
Michigan Technological University May 7th, 2014 When you get sick, your physician may take a sample of your blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece of plastic about the size of credit card.
American Chemical Society May 7th, 2014 While flexible gadgets such as “electronic skin” and roll-up touch screens are moving ever closer to reality, their would-be power sources are either too wimpy or too stiff. But that’s changing fast. Scientists have developed a new device that’s far thinner than paper, can flex and bend, and store enough energy to provide critical back-up power for portable electronics. Their report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
T.Theivasanth May 7th, 2014 The researcher Ms.Theivasanthi has recently prepared “The World’s first plants materials based superparamagnetic particles” – named as “Santhi Particles”. It has been observed room temperature superparamagnetic behavior in that plants materials (Acalypha indica, Cynodon dactylon, Terminalia chebula, Eugenia jambolina and Cassia auriculata). These plants have been known for Diabetes treatment and have antioxidants. One of the plants Cynodon dactylon has anti-cancer properties also too.
Agilent Technologies Inc. May 7th, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Jay Alexander has been named Keysight Technologies’ chief technology officer. Agilent announced in September 2013 that it would separate into two publicly traded companies in 2014. Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group is expected to begin operating as Keysight Technologies in August 2014. Alexander’s appointment is effective immediately.
Mydax May 7th, 2014 Mydax has successfully designed, developed, and delivered three custom refrigeration chillers that utilize ultra-precision temperature control to Lyncean Technologies, Inc.
University of Houston May 7th, 2014 University of Houston physicists have discovered a new thermoelectric material offering high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 300 degrees Celsius, or about 573 degrees Fahrenheit.
University of California – San Diego May 8th, 2014 Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Purdue University May 8th, 2014 On-the-fly Decoding Luminescence Lifetimes in the μs Region for Lanthanide-Encoded Suspension Arrays Yiqing Lu, Jie Lu, Jiangbo Zhao, Janet Cusido, Francisco M. Raymo, Jingli Yuan, Sean Yang, Robert C. Leif, Yujing Huo, James A. Piper, J. Paul Robinson, Ewa M. Goldys, and Dayong Jin Significant multiplexing capacity of optical time-domain coding has been recently demonstrated by tuning luminescence lifetimes of the upconversion nanoparticles called “τ-Dots”. It provides a large dynamic range of lifetimes from microseconds to milliseconds, which allows creating large libraries of nanotags/microcarriers.
Brookhaven National Laboratory May 8th, 2014 Scientists seeking to understand the intricacies of high-temperature superconductivity-the ability of certain materials to carry electrical current with no energy loss-have been particularly puzzled by a mysterious phase that emerges as charge carriers are added that appears to compete with superconductivity. It’s also been a mystery why, within this “pseudogap” phase, the movement of superconducting electrons appears to be restricted to certain directions. So exploring the pseudogap and whether and how it affects the movement of electrons has been a pivotal challenge.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 8th, 2014 MIT researchers have devised a novel cancer treatment that destroys tumor cells by first disarming their defenses, then hitting them with a lethal dose of DNA damage.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. May 8th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TINY), reported today that, as of March 31, 2014, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $116,482,799 and $3.73, respectively.
Iranian researchers produced a new nanodrug as contrast-increasing agent for target-imaging of breast cancer
Fars News Agency May 8th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Gilan University and Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, produced a new nanodrug as contrast-increasing agent for target-imaging of breast cancer.
Fars News Agency May 8th, 2014 The 12th International Congress of Immunology and Allergy was held in Milad Tower Conference Hall in Tehran, Iran, from April 29 to May 2, 2014.
Malvern Instruments May 9th, 2014 The new Zetasizer NanoSampler from Malvern Instruments is a versatile, compact, fully automated sample delivery system for the Zetasizer Nano, the most widely used system for nanoparticle and colloid characterization. Delivering precise and reproducible automated sample loading, and accommodating up to 96 sample vials, the NanoSampler enables unattended operation of the Zetasizer Nano, to maximize analytical productivity. It is especially suitable for laboratories where reproducibility is critical and where multivariate studies are routine.
CIQUS May 9th, 2014 This research, published in the prestigious Chemical Science, describes novel properties of chiral amplification. In these new copolymers with chiral and achiral units, the “sergeants and soldiers effect” is activated or deactivated at will by the presence of metal ions. They can also become encapsulating nanospheres with controlled size and chirality.
Fars News Agency April 26th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Khwarizmi University proposed a sensitive, accurate, repeatable and highly cost-effective method to measure tiny amounts of hormones in biological samples.
Governor General of Canada April 26th, 2014 At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will conduct a visit to the West Coast of the United States of America, from April 28 to May 2, 2014.
Fars News Agency April 27th, 2014 The Fifth Students’ Olympiads for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was held on 24 April 2014, with the participation of 25,000 students across the country.
Iran to Hold 2nd National Laboratory Equipment, Chemicals Exhibition
Fars News Agency April 27th, 2014 The Second National Laboratory Equipment and Chemicals (Iranlabexpo 2014) Exhibition is due to be held at Tehran International Permanent Fairground on 27-30 April 2014.
Rice University April 28th, 2014 A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage.
Vanderbilt University April 28th, 2014 Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. The flexible metallic wires are only three atoms wide: One thousandth the width of the microscopic wires used to connect the transistors in today’s integrated circuits.
DOE/Ames Laboratory April 28th, 2014 Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have observed magnetic properties typically associated with those observed in rare-earth elements in iron. These properties are observed in a new iron based compound that does not contain rare earth elements, when the iron atom is positioned between two nitrogen atoms. The discovery opens the possibility of using iron to provide both the magnetism and permanence in high-strength permanent magnets, like those used in direct-drive wind turbines or electric motors in hybrid cars. The results appeared in Nature Communications.
Fars News Agency April 28th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the University of Tehran utilized sugarcane waste to produce nanocomposite film.
Aculon, Inc. April 28th, 2014 Aculon, Inc’s innovative stencil nanocoating – NanoClear – utilizing Aculon’s repellent SAMP treatment has won the 2014 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Circuits Assembly in the Screen/Stencil Printing Pheripherals/Conusumables category.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 28th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Adesto Technologies Corporation and why it is on the cutting edge of semiconductor memory.
Stanford School of Engineering April 28th, 2014 Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia April 28th, 2014 Nanoparticles have been heralded as a potential “disruptive technology” in biomedicine, a versatile platform that could supplant conventional technologies, both as drug delivery vehicles and diagnostic tools.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. April 28th, 2014 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (“Aspen Aerogels”) announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The common stock is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ASPN”. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.
National Science Foundation (NSF) April 28th, 2014 Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and his team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have created a nanosponge to combat drug-resistant infections, such as those caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Johns Hopkins Medicine April 29th, 2014 Working together, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons report that they have created tiny, biodegradable “nanoparticles” able to carry DNA to brain cancer cells in mice.
University of California – Riverside April 29th, 2014 In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to cause negative environmental impacts if released.
Rice University April 29th, 2014 There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications.
XEI Scientific, Inc. April 29th, 2014 XEI Scientific Inc, maker of the popular EVACTRON® De-Contaminator™ Plasma Cleaning System for electron microscopes and other vacuum chambers, has appointed remX GmbH, as distribution partners for their decontamination products in Germany.
LLNS and LANS April 29th, 2014 Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Boards of Governors, today announced that Kimberly Budil has been appointed by the University of California (UC) as vice president for Laboratory Management in the UC Office of the President and as an executive committee governor on the LANS and LLNS Boards of Governors. Her appointment takes effect May 1, 2014. Budil will chair the LLCs’ Nominations and Compensation Committee. She replaces Glenn Mara, who retires from the university on April 30.
Nanometrics Incorporated April 29th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 29, 2014.
Naval Research Laboratory April 29th, 2014 The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment while still having a high degree of transparency. To meet that need, scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed a method to fabricate nanocrystalline spinel that is 50% harder than the current spinel armor materials used in military vehicles. With the highest reported hardness for spinel, NRL’s nanocrystalline spinel demonstrates that the hardness of transparent ceramics can be increased simply by reducing the grain size to 28 nanometers. This harder spinel offers the potential for better armor windows in military vehicles, which would give personnel and equipment, such as sensors, improved protection, along with other benefits. This research was reported in the January 30, 2014, issue of the journal Acta Materialia.
Brookhaven National Laboratory April 30th, 2014 Scientists seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics have published a study showing that stacked nanoscale magnetic vortices separated by an extremely thin layer of copper can be driven to operate in unison. These devices could potentially produce a powerful signal that could be put to work in a new generation of cell phones, computers, and other applications.
Universidad del País Vasco April 30th, 2014 Carbon-based nanostructures such as nanotubes, graphene sheets, and nanoribbons are unique building blocks showing versatile nanomechanical and nanoelectronic properties. These materials which are ordered in the nanoscale, that is, in the dimension of a millionth of millimetre, are promising candidates to envision applications in nanoscale devices, ranging from energy conversion to nano-electronic transistors. A good connection between carbon-based materials and external metallic leads is of major importance in nanodevice performance, an aspect where an important step has been surmounted by researchers from UPV/EHU, DIPC and CNRS by studying contacts of carbon nanostructures with atoms of different chemical nature.
University of New South Wales April 30th, 2014 UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules.
American Chemical Society April 30th, 2014 A newly developed pressure sensor could help car manufacturers design safer automobiles and even help Little League players hold their bats with a better grip, scientists report. The study describing their high-resolution sensor, which can be painted onto surfaces or built into gloves, appears in the ACS journal Nano Letters.
University of Arizona April 30th, 2014 A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly known as pencil lead, with an electric field, an important step toward the possible use of graphene in microprocessors that would be smaller and faster than current, silicon-based technology.
Politecnico di Torino April 30th, 2014 Scientists from Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and Houston Methodist Research Institute (Houston, USA) have just proposed on Nature Communications a novel understanding of unexpected water properties at the nanoscale in the close proximity of solid surfaces. More rationally designed contrast agents for improved Magnetic Resonance Imaging performances are the first applications of the discovery.
Lucintel April 30th, 2014 The global automotive coating market is expected to reach an estimated $18.2 billion by 2019.Innovative solutions such as ultraviolet curing coating,ultra-hydrophobic nano coating, and water-borne coating system is driving demand for coating used in large vehicle surface,thus widening the scope for automotive coating. Players such as BASF SE and Bayer Material Science have developed ultraviolet curing coating as per the new emission standards.
Labconco April 30th, 2014 XPert Nano Enclosures provide user protection by keeping hazardous powders and particulates contained during procedures such as nanoparticle manipulation and dry powder chemical handling. The patented containment enhancing design features maintain user protection by drawing room air into the front of the enclosure, sweeping the cabinet interior, pulling the air to the back through the patented baffle, and filtering the air through a 99.999% bag-in/bag-out ULPA filter before returning the clean air to the laboratory. The all stainless steel interior (sides, work surface, removable baffle and removable air foil) is designed for easy wipe down and cleaning procedures. An optional built-in ionizer neutralizes static charge on interior surfaces by emitting ions into the airstream, which helps reduce weighing errors and attraction of particles to the enclosure surfaces.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 30th, 2014 A joint team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Argonne National Laboratory was recognized by FMC Corporation for the FMC Scientific Achievement Award. The team has performed fundamental research on the lithium metal technology and helped to identify application methodologies of the lithium metal product into high-energy lithium-ion battery for transportation applications. This work is part of the Integrated Laboratories and Industry Research Program, supported by the Battery for Advanced Transportation Technologies Program of Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy. FMC Corporation is a global company, and a world leader in the manufacture of lithium products.
Fars News Agency April 30th, 2014 Iranian pharmaceutical researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences obtained promising results for the production of a vaccine to treat Leishmaniasis.
Technische Universitaet Dresden May 1st, 2014 Dresden’s scientists are internationally renowned in the field of biomimetic material synthesis which uses biological principles such as molecular recognition and self-assembling for the tailor-made synthesis of new materials and structures. Therefore, the international workshop ‘DNA-Based Nanotechnology: Digital Chemistry (DNATEC14)’ hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems is well received within the global community.
aegindia.org May 1st, 2014 VIT University is inviting applications for MCA and M.Tech Programmes for the academic year 2014. Candidates will be selected based on the entrance examination which will be held on 7th June 2014 & 8th June 2014. – See more at: http://www.aegindia.org/2014/05/vit-university-offering-mca-m-tech-programmes-eligibility-selection-process-important-dates/2152454.html#sthash.WaSOqgnQ.dpuf
University of Southern Denmark May 1st, 2014 How hard can it be to make a wheel rotate in a machine? Very hard actually, when the wheel sits in one of those nano-small molecular machines that are predicted to be running our future machines. But before the molecular machines become part of our daily lives, researchers must be able to control them. A Danish/American research team have now solved part of this problem.
Hiden Analytical Ltd May 1st, 2014 Hiden Analytical announce a new gas analyser – the HPR-20 TMS system – specifically configured for analysis of fast transient pulses and rapid compositional changes in gaseous processes. Initially developed for the researcher, the system proves suited to studies of diverse thermally triggered and chemically triggered reactions.
Arrowhead Research Corporation May 1st, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that Bruce Given, M.D., Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 39th Annual Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:50 p.m. EDT at the InterContinental hotel in Boston.
TenasiTech Pty Ltd May 1st, 2014 TenasiTech Pty Ltd is pleased to announce that it has secured almost a million dollars in investment to drive the commercialisation of its range of plastics nanoadditive products. A consortia of Angels from the Australian groups, Brisbane Angels and Melbourne Angels, have committed AU$485,000 in equity capital, and original investor, Uniseed, has committed with another AU$450,000.
The Dolomite Centre Limited May 1st, 2014 Sphere Fluidics and The Dolomite Centre Ltd. have now signed an exclusive distributor agreement for Sphere Fluidics’ trademarked range of unique biochips, surfactants and other specialist chemicals for picodroplet applications. These will be promoted and sold via Dolomite’s worldwide sales channels.
National Space Society May 2nd, 2014 The 33rd Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2014) kicks off on Wednesday, May 14, for five days of presentations, panels, exhibits, lunches and dinners celebrating this year’s theme, “A Space Renaissance.”
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University May 2nd, 2014 Three-dimentional (3D) nanoporous graphene with preserved 2D Dirac electronic characters was successfully synthesized by Dr. Yoshikazu Ito and Prof. Mingwei CHEN at Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. The nanoporous graphene is constructed by a single layer graphene sheet that is continuously inter-connected to form a complex 3D network structure. This free-standing nanoporous graphene with an excellent crystallinity possesses high mobility, holding great promise for the applications in electronic devices.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 2nd, 2014 The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have recorded the first observations of a strong nonlinear optical resonance along the edges of a single layer of molybdenum disulfide. The existence of these edge states is key to the use of molybdenum disulfide in nanoelectronics, as well as a catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction in fuel cells, desulfurization and other chemical reactions.
University of Strathclyde May 2nd, 2014 A study to investigate how nanoparticles could be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease has received £3 million funding.
Fars News Agency April 19th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University produced a new drug capable of detecting and removing cancer cells using turmeric.
Fars News Agency April 19th, 2014 Iranian scientists from Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences in Zanjan presented a new model that expresses the possibility for the formation of superconductivity properties at high temperature, independent from the type of the material.
Harvard University April 20th, 2014 For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact that they demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered and crystalized form to be effective – making it all but impossible to peer into the structure of most molecules.
University of Waterloo April 21st, 2014 Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo in Canada will visit China this week to strengthen relationships with leading Chinese universities.
Fars News Agency April 21st, 2014 Iranian researchers from Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University used a type of bone cement and produced a material that is capable of carrying various types of drugs, including bone growth agents, antibiotics and anticancer medicine.
Neural Regeneration Research April 21st, 2014 In recent years, there are growing studies concerning the use of different carrier materials for sustained-release and controlled-release of nerve growth factor in neuroscience research.
New York University April 21st, 2014 The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries.
ASM International (ASM) April 21st, 2014 ASM International (ASM), the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials professionals, unveiled today a repositioned brand and new logo to celebrate the beginning of another century of innovation in materials.
University of Rochester April 21st, 2014 Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule.
Rice University April 22nd, 2014 Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground.
National Space Society April 22nd, 2014 The Washington DC-based National Space Society (NSS) congratulates SpaceX on the successful launch of Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3) from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 18th at 3:25 pm EDT. NSS Executive Senior Operating Officer Bruce Pittman said, “The successful reusability tests of the Falcon 9 v1.1 during the CRS-3 mission are a vital step on the path to dramatically reducing the cost of access to space.”
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 22nd, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the receipt of $6.5 million from the sale of Molecular Imprints, Inc.’s semiconductor business to Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan. Harris & Harris Group could receive an additional $625,000 from amounts held in escrow as well as up to $1.7 million upon the achievement of certain milestones. Harris & Harris Group invested a total of $4.5 million in Molecular Imprints, beginning with its initial investment in 2004. It valued its securities of Molecular Imprints at $8.3 million as of December 31, 2013.
PETA International Science Consortium April 22nd, 2014 PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.’s nanotechnology expert will present a poster titled “A tiered-testing strategy for nanomaterial hazard assessment” at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress to be held April 23-26, 2014, in Antalya, Turkey.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 22nd, 2014 Using nanodot technology, Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography that can be used to study the membranes of living cells. This unique physical approach to probing cellular membrane structures can reveal information critical to whether a cell lives or dies, remains normal or turns cancerous, that can’t be obtained through conventional microscopy.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering April 22nd, 2014 Global CIS thin-film PV module leader and manufacturer Solar Frontier K.K. of Japan and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) announced today they have entered into an agreement to explore development and implementation of a joint research, development, and manufacturing initiative in New York State, with the creation of more than 1,000 jobs and nearly $700 million in investments projected.
American Institute of Physics April 22nd, 2014 A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. This is within the range of vacuum-UV light — so named because while light of that energy can propagate in a vacuum, it is quickly absorbed by oxygen in the air.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard April 22nd, 2014 It’s a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have mimicked these viral tactics to build the first DNA nanodevices that survive the body’s immune defenses. Wyss Institute Core Faculty member William Shih and Technology Development Fellow Steven Perrault explain why DNA nanodevices need protection inside the body, and how a virus-inspired strategy helps protect them.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf April 22nd, 2014 Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number of electrons, however, must be removed from the atoms for this purpose. Such highly charged ions either lose a surprisingly large amount of energy or almost no energy at all as they pass through a membrane that measures merely one nanometer in thickness. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) report in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters that this discovery is an important step towards developing novel types of electronic components made of graphene (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.068103).
Stanford School of Engineering April 22nd, 2014 In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they’re keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their surfaces with photovoltaic nanostructures that behave like a molecular hall of mirrors.
University of Kentucky April 23rd, 2014 A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA.
American Institute of Physics April 23rd, 2014 By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University’s Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost.
Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair April 23rd, 2014 A team of researchers in Korea who transplanted human neural stem cells (hNSCs) into the brains of nonhuman primates and assessed cell survival and differentiation after 22 and 24 months found that the hNSCs had differentiated into neurons at 24 months and did not cause tumors.
NanoSafe, Inc. April 23rd, 2014 The NanoSafe Tested™ registry and summary reports for all products listed on it can be viewed freely at www.nanosafeinc.com/controls. The unit is the second Labconco product to be registered with NanoSafe, Inc., and is currently the first and only glove box to receive the NanoSafe Tested™ designation. Testing of the unit was completed as part of NanoSafe, Inc.’s Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund (CRCF) award from Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology – CIT (www.cit.org).
Malvern Instruments April 23rd, 2014 In a webinar on 7 May 2014, Dr. John Duffy, Rheology Technical Specialist, Malvern Instruments, will present new experimental data that shows how the recently launched m-VROCi microfluidic rheometer can be used alongside the Kinexus rotational rheometer and Zetasizer Nano dynamic light scattering (DLS) system to efficiently develop high performance ceramic inkjet inks.
QuantuMDx Group April 23rd, 2014 This World Malaria Day, British biotech QuantuMDx announces the first prototype of their pioneering disposable handheld lab for 15 minute malaria diagnosis and drug resistance testing. A low cost disposable cartridge is inserted into QuantuMDx’s universal reader Q-POC™ to provide testing for a few dollars at the patient’s side.
American Institute of Physics April 23rd, 2014 For much of the 20th century, many of the technological innovations that drove U.S. economic growth emerged from “idea factories” housed within large companies — research units like Bell Labs or Xerox PARC that developed everything from the transistor to the computer mouse.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory April 23rd, 2014 Treating cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar cell materials with cadmium-chloride improves their efficiency, but researchers have not fully understood why. Now, an atomic-scale examination of the thin-film solar cells led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has answered this decades-long debate about the materials’ photovoltaic efficiency increase after treatment.
Purdue University April 23rd, 2014 Alternative messenger RNA (mRNA) splicing is a fundamental process of gene regulation, and errors in RNA splicing are known to be associated with a variety of different diseases. However, there is currently a lack of quantitative technologies for monitoring mRNA splice variants in cells. Here, we show that a combination of plasmonic dimer probes and hyperspectral imaging can be used to detect and quantify mRNA splice variants in living cells. The probes are made from gold nanoparticles functionalized with oligonucleotides and can hybridize to specific mRNA sequences, forming nanoparticle dimers that exhibit distinct spectral shifts due to plasmonic coupling.
Fars News Agency April 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers at University of Tehran produced a very highly sensitive sensor to measure the amount of blood sugar.
ETH Zurich April 24th, 2014 Just a few grams of the new substance are enough to tag the entire olive oil production of Italy. If counterfeiting were suspected, the particles added at the place of origin could be extracted from the oil and analysed, enabling a definitive identification of the producer. “The method is equivalent to a label that cannot be removed,” says Robert Grass, lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich.
Monash University April 24th, 2014 A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing.
National Science Foundation (NSF) April 24th, 2014 Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material–strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat–and it very well may be. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement for silicon and other materials in microprocessors and next-generation energy devices.
Hiden Analytical Ltd April 24th, 2014 The Hiden Catlab integrated micro-reactor/mass spectrometer(MS) system now addresses an extended applications range with the introduction of enlarged sample capacity options to accommodate sample volumes up to 2mL. The system, developed for quantification of catalytic activity and thermal reaction processes in both R&D and QC laboratories, monitors gas and vapour reaction products directly from the sample position via the primary sampling interface embedded within the 1000oC fast-response furnace. The interface concept maintains optimum system performance throughout the full sample capacity range down to 0.1mL, with the cartridge-style sample holders enabling fast and accurate sample placement.
IMEC April 24th, 2014 Nanoelectronics research center imec, today reported the financial results for fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. Revenue for 2013 totaled 332 million euro, a four percent growth from the previous year.
Aarhus University April 25th, 2014 Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have drawn up the most detailed ‘image of the enemy’ to date of one of the body’s most important players in the development of Parkinson’s disease. This provides much greater understanding of the battle taking place when the disease occurs – knowledge that is necessary if we are to understand and treat Parkinsonism. However, it also raises an existential question because part of the conclusion is that we do not live forever!
Aarhus University April 25th, 2014 Morten Schallburg Nielsen from Aarhus University has just received DKK six million from the Lundbeck Foundation to conduct research into how molecules are transported from the blood and into the brain. The hope is that the research will in the long-term benefit patients with, among other things, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering April 25th, 2014 In continued support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategic blueprint for innovation-driven economic development across New York, SUNY CNSE today announced approval of its START-UP NY plan.
TAPPI April 25th, 2014 Dr. Junyong Zhu, Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, has been named winner of the 2014 Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize by TAPPI’s International Research Management Committee (IRMC). This award is given for outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the technology of the paper and related industries in the field of research and development. The award will be presented to Dr. Zhu at PaperCon 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Round2Funding, Inc. April 12th, 2014 Round2Funding invites early stage healthcare Companies to apply for THE MAIN EVENT to be held May 17th at the Georgia Tech Conference Center. Companies will have the opportunity to present to medical experts, industry professionals, successful healthcare entrepreneurs and Investors. All finalists will be invited to join Round2Funding, an invitation-only investment portal directly connecting accredited Investors and vetted healthcare Companies. Round2Funding focuses on healthcare startups seeking $1 to $5 million in investments and allows Investors to anonymously evaluate these vetted healthcare Companies.
Fars News Agency April 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, in association with researchers from Veterinary Medicine, Razi University of Kermanshah, studied the effects of the use of carbon nanotubes on pregnant mothers.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) April 12th, 2014 Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.
Fars News Agency April 13th, 2014 The Second National Conference on the applications of Nanotechnology in the Power and Energy Industries will be held by Niroo Research Institute and Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council in Tehran on June 17-18.
Fars News Agency April 14th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tarbiat Modarres University succeeded in the production of self-cleaning coating with many applications in power industries, specially in the zones that are polluted with industrial pollutants.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY April 14th, 2014 Using DESY’s bright research light sources, scientists have opened a new door to better solar cells, novel superconductors and smaller hard-drives. The research reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications this week enhances the understanding of the interface of two materials, where completely new properties can arise. With their work, the team of Prof. Andrivo Rusydi from the National University of Singapore and Prof. Michael Rübhausen from the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) have solved a long standing mystery in the physics of condensed matter. CFEL is a cooperation of DESY, the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Society.
Science China Press April 14th, 2014 Quantum superposition is a fundamental and also intriguing property of the quantum world. Because of superposition, a quantum system can be in two different states simultaneously, like a cat that can be both “dead” and “alive” at the same time. However, this anti-intuitive phenomenon cannot be observed directly, because whenever a classical measuring tool touches a quantum system, it immediately collapse into a classical state. On the other hand, quantum superposition is also the core of quantum computer’s enormous computational power. A quantum computer can easily break the widely used RSA (Rivest, Shamir and Adleman) security system with Shor’s algorithm.
University of Delaware April 14th, 2014 Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge.
CEA-Leti April 14th, 2014 Industrial leaders, research experts and analysts will present multiple perspectives on the development, challenges and markets for the Internet of Things during LetiDays Grenoble, June 25-26, 2014.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. April 14th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has received its first major order for Pemex, the Mexican state-owned petroleum company. The order is for approximately $153,700.00 of two of the company’s industrial thermal insulation products; Nansulate(R) High Heat thermal insulation and corrosion prevention coating and Nansulate(R) EPX thermal insulation and chemical and flame resistant coating. Nansulate(R) will be delivered to the job site by April 30, 2014 and will be used on a pipeline project. Both products perform well in harsh outdoor severe service environments. This is the first and smallest of the near term projects pending for the Company with Pemex.
Nanonics April 14th, 2014 Nanonics is pleased to announce the first Near-Field NanoPhotonics Workshop and a Multiprobe School. NSOM and MultiProbe NSOM have emerged as the premier tools in Photonics and Plasmonics characterization whether in silicon photonics, photonic band gap materials or plasmonic nanofocusing.
Los Alamos National Laboratory April 14th, 2014 A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.
Physik Instrumente (PI) April 15th, 2014 PI’s P-763 XY nanopositioning stage is a new, more affordable addition to PI’s wide range of piezo stage positioners. The compact P-763 flexure-guided stage has a footprint of less than 3×3 inches (70x70mm) while providing a 30x30mm aperture. With a large travel range of 200×200 microns this piezo positioning system is ideal for demanding applications such as image-stabilization, micro-lithography, nano-alignment, surface metrology, super-resolution microscopy and bio-nanotechnology and photonics and datacomm.
University of California – San Diego April 15th, 2014 Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in visualizing the movement within plants of a key hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. The achievement will allow researchers to conduct further studies to determine how the hormone helps plants respond to drought and other environmental stresses driven by the continuing increase in the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide, or CO2, concentration.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 15th, 2014 Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has been difficult to design particles that can carry any more than that in a precise ratio.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 15th, 2014 It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with an ingenious workaround — a material that can absorb the sun’s heat and store that energy in chemical form, ready to be released again on demand.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 15th, 2014 Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
Aalto University April 15th, 2014 Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral ointments and surfaces, for instance.
University of California – San Diego April 15th, 2014 Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.
PAM-XIAMEN April 15th, 2014 PAM-XIAMEN can provide 2″ UV LED wafer and AlN wafer for medical & scientific applications including photodynamic therapy also benefit from a high power and high flux density LED.
Nanobiotix April 15th, 2014 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO-ISIN: FR0011341205), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Thierry Otin as Head of Manufacturing and Supply. The appointment strengthens the Nanobiotix organisation, Mr Otin will be responsible for the manufacturing plans to move the lead product, NBTXR3, from clinical trials into full commercialization as from 2016.
JPK Instruments April 15th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter announces the expansion of their operations in China and USA.
Malvern Instruments April 16th, 2014 Malvern Instruments reports on the publication of the 1000th peer-reviewed paper to cite the company’s NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, NTA. Entitled “Fumed Silica Nanoparticle Mediated Biomimicry for Optimal Cell-Material Interactions for Artificial Organ Development,” it was authored by the research team of Professor Alexander Seifalian from University College London.
Brookhaven National Laboratory April 16th, 2014 A laboratory construction project completed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory–the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) for energy research–has been named a winner of the DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award. The award was given by DOE in recognition of outstanding project management and comprehensive planning to successfully deliver a modern research facility intended to advance breakthroughs in energy research and development. The Lab’s project team leaders received the award on March 26 at the 2014 Annual DOE Project Management Workshop in Arlington, VA.
Aerotech April 16th, 2014 Aerotech (www.aerotech.com) has introduced an X-Y ball-screw stage for high precision applications from surface metrology to automation. The new PlanarSL is an economical alternative for applications that do not require the ultra-high speed and precision of the recently introduced PlanarDL.
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory April 16th, 2014 Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.
University of Texas at Arlington April 16th, 2014 A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology April 16th, 2014 The article “Collapse of superconductivity in a hybrid tin-grapheme Josephson junction array'” (authors: Zheng Han, Adrien Allain, Hadi Arjmandi-Tash,Konstantin Tikhonov, Mikhail Feigelman, Benjamin Sacépé,Vincent Bouchiat, published in Nature Physics on March 30, 2014, DOI:10.1038/NPHYS2929) presents the results of the first experimental study of the graphene-based quantum phase transition of the “superconductor-to-metal” type, i.e. transformation of the system’s ground state from superconducting to metallic, upon changing the electron concentration in graphene sheet.
Lumerical Solutions, Inc. April 16th, 2014 Lumerical Solutions, Inc., a global provider of photonic design software, today announced the filing of a provisional patent application titled, “Method to improve the accuracy of mode matching methods such as eigenmode expansion or rigorous coupled wave analysis.” The provisional patent application, filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on April 1st, 2014, describes a Continuously Varying Cross-sectional Subcell (CVCS) method to enhance standard eigenmode expansion (EME) calculation techniques, particularly in waveguide structures with continuously-varying cross sections or material properties. T
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. April 16th, 2014 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will hold a topical scientific workshop on October 23-24, 2014, on regulatory challenges in the risk assessment of nanomaterials.
Brookhaven National Laboratory April 16th, 2014 Biomedical engineer James Collins of Boston and Harvard universities and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will give a BSA Distinguished Lecture, titled “Life Redesigned: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology,” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory in Berkner Hall on Wednesday, April 30, at 4 p.m.
Brookhaven National Laboratory April 16th, 2014 A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity-the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency-in a promising copper-oxide material.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 17th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Champions Oncology and why it is on the cutting edge of personalized medicine.
Lux Research, Inc. April 17th, 2014 Transparent conductive films (TCFs) – used in touchscreens – and sensors are currently the hottest sectors in printed, flexible and organic electronics, based on an analysis of start-up companies’ performance, according to Lux Research.
INSCX™ April 17th, 2014 INSCX™ exchange announces details of a Seminar with attendees from UK regulation, enforcement, toxicology agencies, insurers, upstream and downstream users to present the Exchange mechanism for real-time trade reporting of Nanomaterials (NMs). The event will offer nanoproducers, downstream users, insurers and regulation agencies the opportunity to learn more of the Exchange trade reporting system specific to NMs. Delegates will also be invited to engage to present views as to how to proceed toward effective, industry-supported regulatory oversight of nanomaterials serving both commercial and societal interest. The Seminar is to be held at Sutton Hall (Earl Rooms), Macclesfield, Cheshire near the City of Manchester on Thursday, May 1st commencing at 11.00 am.
Purdue University April 17th, 2014 New “plasmonic metamaterials” that operate at high temperatures could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced computer data storage technology that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk.
International Union of Crystallography April 17th, 2014 Researchers in France have hit on a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ensure they receive the correct and most effective treatment possible.
ETH Zurich April 17th, 2014 Researchers have produced a stable porous membrane that is thinner than a nanometre. This is a 100,000 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair. The membrane consists of two layers of the much exalted “super material” graphene, a two-dimensional film made of carbon atoms, on which the team of researchers, led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich, etched tiny pores of a precisely defined size.
University of South Florida (USF Health) April 17th, 2014 A Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the respiratory virus.
IDTechEx April 17th, 2014 By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Head of Consulting, IDTechEx The conductive ink and paste business is a large market that will generate $1.6 billion in 2014 in revenue at the ink/paste level. This market however is segmented, consisting of many emerging and mature markets. In the new report Conductive Ink Markets 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players IDTechEx sees the market experiencing 4.5% CAGR over the coming decade, although growth will be unevenly spread with several target markets experiencing rapid growth while others decline.
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc. April 18th, 2014 Oxford Instruments Asylum Research announces the new MFP-3D Infinity Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The MFP-3D Infinity is the new flagship of the Asylum Research MFP-3DTM AFM family with dramatic performance improvements, new nanomechanical measurement capabilities, and new features that make it simple to get started with tapping mode imaging. Whether you are doing routine imaging tasks or ambitious research projects, the MFP-3D Infinity is ideal for an endless variety of applications with unlimited potential for your research.
CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) April 18th, 2014 A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire Translationnelle (INSERM/Universités Paris Diderot and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method has been tested on rats. When applied to skin, it closes deep wounds in a few seconds and provides aesthetic, high quality healing. It has also been shown to successfully repair organs that are difficult to suture, such as the liver. Finally, this solution has made it possible to attach a medical device to a beating heart, demonstrating the method’s potential for delivering drugs and strengthening tissues. This work has just been published on the website of the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Cornell University April 18th, 2014 Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.
Research and Markets Ltd April 5th, 2014 The Nanomaterials Directory 2014 is the first publication ever to collate all nanomaterials producers and product developers in a single-volume, categorised by nanomaterials, types sold and countries where the sellers are based, in one easy-to-access guide. Numerous online directories and maps have been produced covering nanomaterials and nanotech companies but are either incomplete, out-dated, poor to navigate or inadequately categorised.
Caltech April 5th, 2014 For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will outperform conventional computers. Instead of holding data in bits, the digital units used by computers today, quantum computers store information in units called “qubits.” One approach for computing with qubits relies on the creation of two single photons that interfere with one another in a device called a waveguide. Results from a recent applied science study at Caltech support the idea that waveguides coupled with another quantum particle—the surface plasmon—could also become an important piece of the quantum computing puzzle.
Rice University April 7th, 2014 Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa April 7th, 2014 High quality graphics is fast becoming an indispensable element of any scientific publication. Many high-impact-factor scientific journals require not only decent plots but also sophisticated graphics so as to facilitate the understanding of presented methods. Keeping up with what’s new and interesting in graphics processing is important – methods, tips and tricks shared frequently on KEEP CALM and PUBLISH PAPERS can impact the quality of your publications.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 7th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, released its blog post on Metabolon and why it is on the cutting edge of healthcare analytics and personalized medicine.
University of Berkeley April 7th, 2014 ATTENTION: General assignment, technology and higher education reporters WHAT: “Transcendence” director Wally Pfister, Oscar®-winning cinematographer (“Inception”), will come to the University of California, Berkeley, for a screening of exclusive film clips and audience Q&A. The movie, opening Friday, April 18, is about a leading artificial intelligence researcher, played by Johnny Depp, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions.
Santosh Thapa April 7th, 2014 Springer Publication has recently released two new books namely “Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine Vol I and II” edited by Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari and Santosh Thapa from Kathmandu, Nepal. These two volumes dedicated to “First International Conference on Infectious Diseases & Nanomedicine (ICIDN)-2012” (available at www.icidn2012.com), held in Kathmandu in December 2012, has been released by Springer Publication in one of its popular book series- “Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology”. According to the official webpage of Springer publication, “Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Oregon State University April 7th, 2014 Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.
Rice University April 8th, 2014 Nanoengineering researchers at Rice University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled a potentially scalable method for making one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum diselenide — a highly sought semiconductor that is similar to graphene but has better properties for making certain electronic devices like switchable transistors and light-emitting diodes.
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz April 8th, 2014 Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire. This involved applying a pulsed magnetic field that was perpendicular to the plane of the domain walls.
Springer April 8th, 2014 One of graphene’s most sought-after properties is its high conductivity. Argentinian and Brazilian physicists have now successfully calculated the conditions of the transport, or conductance mechanisms, in graphene nanoribbons. The results, recently published in a paper in EPJ B, yield a clearer theoretical understanding of conductivity in graphene samples of finite size, which have applications in externally controlled electronic devices.
Phantoms Foundation April 8th, 2014 Graphene 2014, the International Conference & Exhibition on Graphene, to be held in Toulouse (France), from May 06-09 announces the online program.
Henniker Scientific Ltd. April 8th, 2014 The latest TMC13 Deposition Rate Controller from Henniker Scientific is further extended with 0.01Hz frequency resolution and support for multi-crystal sensors with each crystal being controlled individually.
University of Copenhagen April 8th, 2014 Science and responsibility Responsible research has been put firmly on the political agenda with, for instance, EU’s Horizon 2020 programme in which all research projects must show how they contribute responsibly to society. New research from the University of Copenhagen reveals that the scientists themselves place great emphasis on behaving responsibly; they just disagree on what social responsibility in science entails. Responsibility is, in other words, a matter of perspective.
National Science Foundation (NSF) April 8th, 2014 Traditionally, scientists discover new materials, and then probe them to try to better understand their properties. Theoretical materials physicist Craig Fennie does it in reverse.
NanoTecNexus April 8th, 2014 NanoTecNexus (NTN), a premier nanotech educational organization, and members of the Graduate Society of NanoEngineers (GSN), a society formed within the Department of NanoEngineering at UCSD, will delight attendees of the “Chemistry of Wine” event with eye-opening nanotechnology demonstrations. The fundraiser is scheduled for April 16th at Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear LLP office located at 12790 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA.
Picodeon Ltd April 8th, 2014 Picodeon, a Finnish coating technology specialist today announced that Fergus Clarke has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Clarke brings over 25 years of global high technology management experience. His appointment comes at a point where Picodeon is experiencing strong interest from OEMs in Battery, LED, Optical, and Life Science applications.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. April 8th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by portfolio company, Mersana Therapeutics, Inc., that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) to develop next-generation Fleximer® antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). Mersana’s proprietary conjugation technology is comprised of the company’s biodegradable Fleximer polymer and a broad array of customizable linker chemistries matched to Mersana’s diverse, cytotoxic payloads.
Fars News Agency April 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers investigated the properties of gold nanorods as the carriers for radiodrugs.
Fars News Agency April 9th, 2014 Iranian chemists from Arak University used carbon nanotubes and succeeded in the production of a sensor that is able to simultaneously determine very tiny amounts of acetaminophen and codeine in drugs without any need to very time-consuming steps for the preparation of the sample.
Nanometrics Incorporated April 9th, 2014 Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, will release its first quarter financial results after market close on April 29, 2014. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 4:30 PM ET.
NASA April 9th, 2014 NASA and Boeing engineers are inspecting and preparing one of the largest composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured for testing. The composite cryotank is part of NASA’s Game Changing Development Program and Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating, developing, testing and flying hardware for use in NASA’s future missions.
IEST April 9th, 2014 As you look for ways to make your corner of the business world more efficient, don’t miss the opportunities that are hiding in your day-to-day manufacturing process.
Research and Markets Ltd April 9th, 2014 The Nanotech Business Review 2013-2014 provides comprehensive analysis of nanomaterials, markets, products and news from December 2012-February 2014 covering all the major breakthroughs and commercial developments. For more information please click on: http://www.researchandmarkets.com/
Fars News Agency April 10th, 2014 Iranian researchers used modified silica nanocomposite and produced edible drug nanocarrier through a simple method which is sensitive to pH value and reduces the amount of the consumed drug and its side-effects.
National University of Singapore April 10th, 2014 Scientists in Singapore have successfully designed and fabricated electrical circuits that can operate at hundreds of terahertz frequencies, which is tens of thousands times faster than today’s state-of-the-art microprocessors. This scientific breakthrough has the potential to revolutionise high-speed electronics, nanoscale opto-electronics and nonlinear optics.
Malvern Instruments April 10th, 2014 Dr. Alan Rawle, Applications Manager for Malvern Instruments, has been invited to speak as part of the Brian Scarlett Memorial Session at the 7th World Congress for Particle Technology (WCPT 7), which takes place in Beijing, China, from May 19 – 22, 2014. Dr Rawle’s presentation will discuss ‘Sampling – another Cinderella of particle size analysis’ and he will highlight the importance of representative sampling for particle size analysis, explaining how to employ statistical methods to obtain accurate and reproducible results.
Haydale April 10th, 2014 Haydale and Graphene Laboratories, Inc. are pleased to announce that the HDPlas™ range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the leading source of graphene materials, the Graphene Supermarket. HDPlas™ Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNP) are designed to enhance product performance when compared to non-functionalised materials; they are suitable for numerous applications including resins, epoxies and polymer composites.
International Union of Crystallography April 10th, 2014 Symmetry is ubiquitous in the natural world. It occurs in gemstones and snowflakes and even in biology, an area typically associated with complexity and diversity. There are striking examples: the shapes of virus particles, such as those causing the common cold, are highly symmetrical and look like tiny footballs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. April 10th, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that NanoMeasure 2014, a scientific symposium, will take place Sept. 16-17 at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. The two-day event, Agilent’s fourth such symposium, will feature some of the world’s most prestigious scientists presenting the latest nanomeasurement-driven research.
Hiden Analytical Ltd April 10th, 2014 Hiden Analytical offer an extensive range of quadrupole residual gas analysers for diverse vacuum applications through the pressure range from millibar through to extreme high vacuum(XHV). 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.
University of California – Santa Barbara April 11th, 2014 In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range. More efficient solar cells, less risky and higher resolution biological imaging, and the ability to transmit massive amounts of data at higher speeds are only a few applications that this unique semiconductor will be able to support.
IDTechEx April 11th, 2014 Plastic Logic demonstrated a flexible AMOLED display at Printed Electronics Europe, an event organised by IDTechEx. The flexible device is the direct result of a recently announced collaboration with Novaled, a supplier of OLED materials.
Obducat April 11th, 2014 OBDUCAT, leading manufacturer of lithography solutions based on nanoimprint lithography (NIL), launches 2nd generation SINDRE® with industry-leading productivity. With the improved performance it will represent the most cost effective NIL production solution on the market. The system is based on Obducat’s patented SoftPress®, IPS® – and STU® technologies.
UCLA April 11th, 2014 When it comes to nanomedicine, smaller is — surprisingly — not always better. UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers have determined that the diminutive size of nanowire-based biosensors — which healthcare workers use to detect proteins that mark the onset of heart failure, cancer and other health risks — is not what makes them more sensitive than other diagnostic devices. Rather, what matters most is the interplay between the charged ions in the biological sample being tested and the charged proteins captured on the sensors’ surface.
Western Economic Diversification Canada March 29th, 2014 University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers will develop and test nanostructured coatings to increase the durability of hard-to-reach industrial and medical components with the help from a federal investment of announced today by Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
CEA-Leti March 29th, 2014 CEA-Leti will demonstrate its new prototype for wireless high data rate Li-Fi (light fidelity) transmission at Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, March 30-April 4. The technology employs the high-frequency modulation capabilities of light-emitting diode (LED) engines used in commercial lighting. It achieves throughputs of up to 10Mb/s at a range of three meters, suitable for HD video streaming or Internet browsing, using light power of less than 1,000 lumens and with direct or even indirect lighting.
Space Industry Leaders Countdown To Space Tech Expo 2014 – Opening Next Week: Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014 opens its doors at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach April 1 – 3
Space Tech Expo March 30th, 2014 Offering the widest showcase of space-related technologies used in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite and launch vehicles, Space Tech Expo & Conference will bring together the key players involved in the space industry, under one roof.
SWR&D, Inc. March 30th, 2014 Lawton-based SWR&D, Inc. has been issued a new patent related to their chemotherpeutic delivery technology. The patent, entitled “Magnetically Responsive Nanoparticle Therapeutic Constructs and Methods of Making and Using” involves the bonding of a therapeutic molecule to a magnetic nanoparticle. This construct is introduced into the body then driven to the site within a focused magnetic field.
Rice University March 31st, 2014 A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice University.
Tufts University March 31st, 2014 Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication while delivering fabrication quality comparable to conventional synthetic polymers. Nanofabrication is at the heart of manufacture of semi-conductors and other electronic and photonic devices.
Bayer MaterialScience March 31st, 2014 After concluding its research work on carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphenes, Bayer MaterialScience is divesting itself of fundamental intellectual property in this field. The company FutureCarbon GmbH, based in Bayreuth, Germany, will acquire, as leading provider of carbon-based composites, the bulk of the corresponding patents from the past ten years. The two parties have now signed an agreement to this effect. The financial details of the transfer will not be disclosed.
University of Central Florida (UCF) March 31st, 2014 Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks.
University of Southern California March 31st, 2014 USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) March 31st, 2014 AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) introduces COOL-PAD™ CPR7154, a new class of thermal interface material that dispenses like a thermal pad, but performs with characteristics like that of a grease or gel when device temperatures increase to above 45°C. COOL-PAD™ CPR7154 is optimized to accommodate large areas with different heights and gaps of less than 3-mil along its interfacing area. It is filled with a modified oxide mixture and is electrically insulating at normal voltage. It is designed to have high compressibility as applied in comparison to traditional thermal pads. Once the device temperature reaches 45°C, COOL-PAD™ CPR7154 will “melt-flow” to fill even the smallest of trapped air along the interface between the device and heat-sink or heat-spreader.
University of Vienna March 31st, 2014 Objects with sizes in the nanometer range, such as the molecular building blocks of living cells or nanotechnological devices, are continuously exposed to random collisions with surrounding molecules. In such fluctuating environments the fundamental laws of thermodynamics that govern our macroscopic world need to be rewritten. An international team of researchers from Barcelona, Zurich and Vienna found that a nanoparticle trapped with laser light temporarily violates the famous second law of thermodynamics, something that is impossible on human time and length scale. They report about their results in the latest issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Research and Markets Ltd March 31st, 2014 Quantum Dots (QD) are types of semiconductor nanoparticles which find their usage in multiple applications like healthcare, electronics, and others. The current market of QD is at the pre-commercialized stage; most researchers are working on the ‘application aspects’ of the QD technology, and deriving the products based on QD.
Uppsala University March 31st, 2014 Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature.
Georgia Institute of Technology March 31st, 2014 Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The modified material can reliably operate at temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius.
Nanopositioning for Electron Microscopy Applications, new Brochure released by PI
Physik Instrumente (PI) April 1st, 2014 PI’s new brochure covers a variety of novel actuators, stages and scanning systems, mostly based on the piezo effect. These ceramic drives are vacuum compatible and can also be manufactured in non-magnetic versions, important for electron microscopy environments.
International Union of Crystallography April 1st, 2014 Researchers in China, [J. Appl. Cryst. (2014). 47, 527-531] have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion and faster computer circuitry.
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University April 1st, 2014 Professor Stephan Irle of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) at Nagoya University and co-workers at Kyoto University, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), and Chinese research institutions have revealed through theoretical simulations that the molecular mechanism of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth and hydrocarbon combustion actually share many similarities. In studies using acetylene molecules (ethyne; C2H2, a molecule containing a triple bond between two carbon atoms) as feedstock, the ethynyl radical (C2H), a highly reactive molecular intermediate was found to play an important role in both processes forming CNTs and soot, which are two distinctively different structures. The study published online on January 24, 2014 in Carbon, is expected to lead to identification of new ways to control the growth of CNTs and to increase the understanding of fuel combustion processes.
University of California – San Diego April 1st, 2014 Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to activate drug-delivering nanoparticles and other targeted therapeutic substances inside the body.
Arrowhead Research Corporation April 1st, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that the first cohort of 8 patients has been fully enrolled and dosed in a Phase 2a clinical trial of ARC-520, its RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The trial remains on schedule to meet the previously stated goal of completing dosing in the second quarter and releasing top line results in the third quarter.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. April 1st, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company’s patented Nansulate(R) coatings formulated for use on building envelopes for energy efficiency, including on roofs, walls, ceilings and windows, have been officially certified for use on buildings by a major energy company in the Middle East. The products underwent a year-long application and approval process by the energy company for use on buildings to certify that the Company’s products provide energy efficiency and increase sustainability effectively in the unique climate of the Middle East.
The Dolomite Centre Ltd April 1st, 2014 Microfluidic products expert Dolomite has launched Mitos Dropix, an ingenious droplet-on-demand system capable of easily generating extremely miniaturised droplet compartments with exceptional control over volume, environment and isolation of contents. Meeting the increasing demand for screening massive numbers of biological reactions, increased speed of screening and reduced reagent consumption, Mitos Dropix technology now introduces liquid sampling and processing over a very wide 10 nL – 50 μL volume range utilizing droplet technology.
IDTechEx April 1st, 2014 Printed, flexible and organic electronics will eventually impact most aspects of human endeavour, with the enabling materials, equipment, components and manufacturing being developed and launched today. To recognize and award outstanding achievement to those involved in this rapidly growing business the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics Awards are held each year. The annual awards were announced at the annual IDTechEx Printed Electronics event this week in Berlin, Germany – Europe’s leading event on the topic that brings together end users with suppliers..
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology April 1st, 2014 In the future, the clothes you wear could be made from sugar. Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have discovered a new chemical process that can convert adipic acid directly from sugar.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) April 1st, 2014 The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has inked three collaboration agreements that will play a part in speeding up the growth and development of the microfluidics industry. The agreements were signed today with the following companies:
Springer April 2nd, 2014 Dispersions of carbon nanotubes with liquid crystals have attracted much interest because they pave the way for creating new materials with added functionalities. Now, a study published in EPJ E by Marina Yakemseva and colleagues at the Nanomaterials Research Institute in Ivanovo, Russia, focuses on the influence of temperature and nanotube concentration on the physical properties of such combined materials. These findings could have implications for optimising these combinations for non-display applications, such as sensors or externally stimulated switches, and novel materials that are responsive to electric, magnetic, mechanical or even optical fields.
Nanobiotix April 2nd, 2014 NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, today announced that it has been selected by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to present data from its clinical trial evaluating NBTXR3 in advanced soft tissue sarcoma.
University of Notre Dame April 2nd, 2014 A team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Boldizsar Janko has announced analytical prediction and numerical verification of novel quantum rotor states in nanostructured superconductors.
Drexel University April 2nd, 2014 Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They’re called “polar metals” and, according to many of the scientific principles that govern the behavior of atoms, they probably shouldn’t exist.
NEI Corporation April 2nd, 2014 NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE® SuperCN Plus – a functionally graded coating that imparts superhydrophobic properties to the underlying substrate while providing greater abrasion resistance compared to existing superhydrophobic coatings. Surfaces treated with SuperCN Plus force liquids to bead up and roll off, shedding water instantly and leaving the surface completely dry. SuperCN Plus can be applied to a variety of substrate materials, including plastics, metals, glass, painted surfaces, and fabrics.
De Gruyter April 2nd, 2014 Over the past century, we have expanded enormously our understanding and appreciation of the multitude of wonderfully complex processes and mechanisms that are present in nature. Our increased knowledge of how plants and animals have evolved to better adapt to their habitats and the environment has also had a profound effect on other fields of human endeavor. In particular, the door has been opened to a multitude of opportunities concerning what is loosely termed ‘bio-inspiration’ in the fields of engineering and the advancement of man-made technologies. Today indeed, the pioneering innovation in a wide range of practical applications, such as the development of new multi-functional materials, draws directly from the well of experience that nature provides, as scientists strive to find more efficient and environmentally sustainable technical solutions.
Viral Network Inc. April 2nd, 2014 Without aggressive research and regulatory approval, cancer could soon overtake heart disease as the leading cause of disease-related death in the United States. In Canada, cancer is already the number one killer, far and away outpacing heart disease. Small molecule drugs remain the standard of care, but the problem is that most are systemic and highly toxic or have dose-limiting qualities that minimize their efficacy and support the development of resistance. While the small molecule sector certainly still has upside, investors should be attentive to companies that are developing therapies with different mechanisms of action as the industry undergoes a dynamic shift towards accelerated approvals of innovative technologies.
Lund University April 3rd, 2014 Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to ‘self-destruct’ sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden.
University at Buffalo April 3rd, 2014 Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they’re not so efficient at getting where they need to go.
University at Buffalo April 3rd, 2014 The University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State and Erie Community College are teaming up with the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Public Schools, per a resolution brought forth by Buffalo Board of Education President Barbara Seals Nevergold, to make STEM education a priority for K-12 schools.
World Scientific April 3rd, 2014 Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are using new nanoscale imaging approaches to shed light on the dynamic activities of rotaviruses, important pathogens that cause life-threatening diarrhea in young children. Once a rotavirus enters a host cell, it sheds its outermost protein layer, leaving behind a double-layered particle (DLP). These DLPs are the form of the virus that produces messenger RNA molecules, which are critical for launching the infection.
World Scientific April 3rd, 2014 The great success of vaccines over the past two centuries as a preventive medicine has led to a significant reduction in morbidity and death caused by controllable infectious diseases. The effectiveness of vaccines is dependent on their ability to induce a protective immune response in recipients. Adjuvants, such as aluminum salts, have been integrated into vaccines for more than 70 years to augment the body’s immune response to patho-gens. Adjuvants are especially necessary to boost the immune response for subunit vac-cines. However, conventional adjuvants are limited by their toxicity and limited cellular immune responses. Polymeric adjuvants in the form of nanoparticles, matrices or mi-celles have the ability to prompt strong adaptive immune responses without sacrificing biocompatibility.
World Scientific April 3rd, 2014 A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices – too small to see without a micro-scope – use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding them in position so that the activity of receptors and other biochemical activ-ity can be studied. Arrays of the tweezers could be combined to study multiple molecules and cells simultaneously, providing a high throughput capability for assessing the effects of mechani-cal forces on a broad scale. Details of the devices, which were developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in Atlanta, were published February 19, 2014, in the journal Technology.
Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc. April 3rd, 2014 Discovery, Canada’s leading innovation conference and trade show, is pleased to announce the participation of Singularity University (SU) in this year’s show.
Lifeboat Foundation April 3rd, 2014 The Washington Academy of Sciences awards the first Lifeboat Foundation book as “Peer Reviewed & Approved for Science”.
Hawk Trade April 3rd, 2014 Nanotec Industries a technology company focused on the medical applications of nanotechnology, has announced that it has been granted development capital by Tokyo-based investment fund, Hawk Trade.
spectrum.ieee.org April 3rd, 2014 Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have been the subject of intense research aimed at manufacturing them with nanomaterials that will let them better meet the demands of everything from laptops and mobile devices to all-electric vehicles (EVs). A large portion of the research has been focused on developing nanomaterials for the anode of the Li-ion that will replace graphite. But there has definitely been a shift toward the cathode, as evidenced by research over the last few years. Now a research team out of the University of Southern California (USC) has taken a novel approach to the improvement of Li-ion batteries with nanomaterials: tackling both the cathode and the anode simultaneously.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 4th, 2014 Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the “green gap,” a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown.
Institute of Physics April 4th, 2014 As the properties and applications of graphene continue to be explored in laboratories all over the world, a growing number of researchers are looking beyond the one-atom-thick layer of carbon for alternative materials that exhibit similarly captivating properties.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid March 22nd, 2014 A research study, participated in by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), has discovered that nanometric-size foam structures follow the same universal laws as does soap lather: small bubbles disappear in favor of the larger ones.
Dr ilise L Feitshans JD March 22nd, 2014 Plenty of people are surprised that PhD student at Geneva School of Diplomacy and Scholar in the Law of Health at University of Lausanne’s Institute for Work and Health ( IURST )became an Expert in the laws of nanotechnology to health law for the Council of Europe , the Commission EU- USA nanoehs.org , and may be the principal investigator for a new post-doctoral grant that will study the impact of nanotechnology on the quality of life for seniors who continue to work after their retirement age. Her thesis was awarded the rank of SUMA CUM LAUDE.Graphenea March 22nd, 2014 Last week, Cleantech Group organized its annual event, the Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014 (CFSF14). Our CEO, Jesus de la Fuente, attended this exciting event, where he met other entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and government leaders.
Graphenea March 22nd, 2014 Last week, Cleantech Group organized its annual event, the Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2014 (CFSF14). Our CEO, Jesus de la Fuente, attended this exciting event, where he met other entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and government leaders.
guardianlv.com March 23rd, 2014 Thanks to graphene contact lenses, we all might be able to experience soon the super hero ability of having night vision. According to Zhaohui Zhong, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan, contact lenses one day in the near future will be able to register the entire infrared spectrum as well as visible and ultraviolet light. There have been previous attempts to use graphene on contact lenses for this purpose, but they were unsuccessful, because of graphene’s insensitivity to certain parts of the light spectrum.
Nanovations Pty Ltd March 23rd, 2014 Today, a company spokesperson announced Nanovations has introduced the next generation of automotive windscreen treatment which offers advantages over competing products in significant performance and functionality on today’s markets. The product sold under the brand name ‘Vision Protect’ in several countries, is formulated with an inorganic sol-gel technology developed by Nanovations. This nanotechnology is based on coated solid silica which is an inorganic material, and therefore UV resistant. Unlike organic materials, such coating formulations can resist UV radiation for 10 years and even further on exposed building glass.
Xmark Media Ltd March 23rd, 2014 Photonex Roadshows will be visiting two regions in June this year: the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland (4th June) and Robinson College at the University of Cambridge (18th June). These Roadshows are a unique joint event, combining industry tutorials and a professional academic conference with a supplier’s exhibition.
University of Illinois College of Engineering March 24th, 2014 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires from class of materials called III-V (three-five) directly on graphene. These compound semiconductors hold particular promise for applications involving light, such as solar cells or lasers.
Martini Tech Inc. March 24th, 2014 Martini Tech has started to offer its customers a new GaN deposition service on sapphire substrates by MOCVD (metalorganic chemical vapour deposition) for LED (light emitting diode) applications.
ETH Zurich March 24th, 2014 Nanoparticles have a great deal of potential in medicine: for diagnostics, as a vehicle for active substances or a tool to kill off tumours using heat. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed particles that are relatively easy to produce and have a wide range of applications.
Heliatek GmbH March 24th, 2014 Heliatek GmbH, world-leading company in the production of organic solar film, has reached a new record in the efficiency of transparent solar cells. The latest development allows transparency levels up to 40% with an efficiency of over 7%. The company already holds the world record of 12% cell efficiency for opaque (non-transparent) organic solar cells.
North Carolina State University March 24th, 2014 “Aerosynthesis: Growth of Vertically-aligned Carbon Nanofibres with Air DC Plasma” Authors: A. Kodumagulla, V. Varanasi, R.C. Pearce, W.C. Wu, J.B. Tracy, and A.V. Melechko, North Carolina State University; D.K. Hensley and T.E. McKnight, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Published: March 12, 2014, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology DOI: 10.5772/58449 Abstract: Vertically-aligned carbon nanofibres (VACNFs) have been synthesized in a mixture of acetone and air using catalytic DC plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition. Typically, ammonia or hydrogen is used as an etchant gas in the mixture to remove carbon that otherwise passivates the catalyst surface and impedes growth. Our demonstration of the use of air as the etchant gas opens up the possibility that ion etching could be sufficient to maintain the catalytic activity state during synthesis. It also demonstrates a path toward growing VACNFs in the open atmosphere.
University College London March 24th, 2014 Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when activated by light – even under modest indoor lighting. And in a first for this type of substance, it also shows impressive antibacterial properties in total darkness.
University of Maryland March 24th, 2014 Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate, and as the rotation speeds up, a vortex forms that obeys the laws of classical mechanics. However, if the water is extremely cold liquid helium, the fluid will swirl around an invisible line to form a vortex that obeys the laws of quantum mechanics. Sometimes, two of these quantum tornadoes flex into curved lines, cross over one another to form a letter X shape, swap ends, and then violently retract from one another—a process called reconnection.
Science China Press March 24th, 2014 Wrinkling is a common phenomenon for thin stiff film adhered on soft substrate. Various wrinkling phenomenon has been reported previously. Wu Dan, Yin Yajun, Xie Huimin,et al from Tsinghua University proposed a new method to control wrinkling and buckling of thin stiff film on soft substrate. It is found that the curve pattern on the soft substrate has obvious influence on the wrinkling distribution of the thin film/soft substrate. Their work, entitled “Controlling the surface buckling wrinkles by patterning the material system of hard-nano-film/soft-matter-substrate”, was published in SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 2014, Vol 57(4) issue.
Could Diamonds Be A Computer’s Best Friend? Landmark experiment reveals the precious gem’s potential in computing
Ohio State University March 24th, 2014 For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire.
IDTechEx March 24th, 2014 A consortium of partners will launch the world’s first flexible timer based on printed electronics at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, April 1-2. The device consists of an electronic logic circuit implemented with thin film metal oxide transistors, powered by a printed battery, and integrated onto a paper substrate. It has four timing sequences and is designed for multi-functional use across four different applications.
Arrowhead Research Corporation March 25th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that patient dosing has begun in a Phase 2a clinical trial of ARC-520, its RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The study is planned to enroll up to 16 chronic HBV patients in two dose cohorts with patients receiving either ARC-520 or placebo in combination with entecavir. The study is designed to evaluate the depth and duration of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) decline, among other measures, in response to a single dose of ARC-520. The Company anticipates planned enrollment to be complete in the second quarter of 2014 and expects top line results to be released in the third quarter.
University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute March 25th, 2014 Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits based on light (photons) instead of electron – that is photonics instead of electronics. But it has proved to be impossible to achieve perfect photonic nanostructures: they are inevitably a little bit imperfect. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute in collaboration with DTU have discovered that imperfect nanostructures can offer entirely new functionalities. They have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce ‘nanolasers’, which is an ultimately compact and energy-efficient light source. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology.
Malvern Instruments March 25th, 2014 Malvern Instruments is proud to be a premier sponsor of the inaugural PEGS China meeting. The PEGS China Protein & Antibody Engineering and Development summit is presented by Cambridge Healthtech Institute and takes place in Shanghai from 1 – 3 April 2014. Malvern is participating in both the conference and the associated exhibition, with Dr Wei Qi, Senior Scientist within Malvern’s Bioscience Development Initiative, presenting a paper on ‘Emerging techniques for therapeutic protein characterization – viscosity, stability and sub-visible particles’.
Martini Tech Inc. March 25th, 2014 Martini Tech has started to offer its customers a new GaN deposition service on sapphire substrates by MOCVD (metalorganic chemical vapour deposition) for LED (light emitting diode) applications.
Research and Markets Ltd March 25th, 2014 The report analyzes and presents an overview of Nanopowders market worldwide. “Nanopowder refers to a finely powdered substance made of various materials such as metals and their alloys on nanoscale. Though nanotechnology is considered to be a novel invention, archaeological studies indicate that humans have been producing as well as using nanoscale products since ancient times. Measured in nanometers, nanopowders are produced by heat treatment and grinding of substances. Nanoscale production requires significantly high precision for controlling conditions, which yields powders in accurate composition and size.”
WITec GmbH March 25th, 2014 TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING, a.s., a multinational company experienced in charged particle optics, and WITec GmbH, a distinguished German specialist in Raman and scanning probe microscopy, jointly launch RISE Microscopy at Analytica 2014.
nPoint Inc. March 25th, 2014 The NPXY200-401 nanopositioner is the latest addition to nPoint’s piezo stage lineup. This new stage is designed for advanced research and OEM markets where speed, precision, and flexibility are required.
SPIE–International Society for Optics and Photonics March 25th, 2014 Commercial demand is driving high-tech research and development in micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) for diverse applications such as space exploration, wireless systems, and healthcare. A new special section on Emerging MOEMS Technology and Applications in the current issue of the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3) gathers recent breakthrough achievements and explains how such innovations in the photonics field are poised to emerge in the marketplace. The journal is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
Purdue University March 25th, 2014 Molecular Ionization from Carbon Nanotube Paper Rahul Narayanan, Depanjan Sarkar, R. Graham Cooks and Thalappil Pradeep Ambient ionization is achieved by spraying from a carbon nanotube (CNT) impregnated paper surface under the influence of small voltages (≥3V). Organic molecules give simple high quality mass spectra without fragmentation in the positive or negative ion modes. Conventional field ionization is ruled out and field emission of microdroplets is indicated. Microscopic examination of the CNT paper confirms the nanoscale features at the modified paper surface are responsible for high electric fields. Raman spectra imply substantial current flows in the nanotubes. Analytical performance is shown with volatile and non-volatile compounds and a variety of matrices.
QD Vision, Inc. March 25th, 2014 In partnership with Smithers Apex, QD Vision, Inc., the leading manufacturer of quantum dot optical components for LCD products, today announced that its Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan will chair the Quantum Dots Forum taking place March 26, 2014, at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego, California. The full-day event will be the first of its kind, providing technologists, researchers, business development executives and entrepreneurs an opportunity to discuss trends, problems and solutions within the budding quantum dot industry.
University of Surrey March 26th, 2014 Researchers from the University of Surrey have today been awarded funding by the UK government and the government in India for two projects which will explore how nanotechnology will impact the future of renewable energy.
Springer Science+Business Media March 26th, 2014 Plasma medicine is a new and rapidly developing area of medical technology. Specifically, understanding the interaction of so-called atmospheric pressure plasma jets with biological tissues could help to use them in medical practice. Under the supervision of Sylwia Ptasinska from the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana, USA, Xu Han and colleagues conducted a quantitative and qualitative study of the different types of DNA damage induced by atmospheric pressure plasma exposure, the paper is published in EPJ D as part of a special issue on nanoscale insights into Ion Beam Cancer Therapy. This approach, they hope, could ultimately lead to devising alternative tools for cancer therapy as well as applications in hospital hygiene, dental care, skin diseases, antifungal care, chronic wounds and cosmetics treatments.
Brookhaven National Laboratory March 26th, 2014 Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges. The details of this research, described in a paper published in Angewandte Chemie, could point to new ways to engineer battery materials to increase the capacity and lifetime of rechargeable batteries.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering March 26th, 2014 The Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), first announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in September 2011, and headquartered at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, New York today proudly announced the appointment of Cheng-Chung Chien of TSMC as General Manager (GM) of Internal Operations.
Argonne National Laboratory March 26th, 2014 Peter B. Littlewood, a Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago and the Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, has been selected to serve as Argonne’s 13th director, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer announced.
CRAIC Technologies March 26th, 2014 CRAIC Technologies, a leading manufacturer of UV-visible-NIR microspectrometers, today released its Lambdafire-R™ Raman microspectroscopy and imaging software package. Written specifically for Raman microspectrometers running Window 8® , this software is designed to collect, analyze and process both Raman microspectra™ and images from CRAIC Raman microspectrometers . Lambdafire-R™ is designed for both industrial processes and scientific research. It is simple to use yet contains many advanced spectroscopic, imaging and data analysis features.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 26th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, has initiated a series of detailed blog postings that will provide current and future investors an opportunity to take a deeper look into the potentially most impactful companies in our portfolio.
Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) GmbH March 26th, 2014 The nano-experts from the Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) GmbH expand their product portfolio by CANdots® Series G – His Detect, which is a ready-to-use reagent for the detection of poly-histidine tagged proteins in Blot assays. It is easy to handle, highly sensitive as well as time saving compared to standard methods available on the market, e.g. ECL.
Hiden Analytical Ltd March 26th, 2014 Hiden Analytical announces a new range of surface and surface interface diagnostic tools. Based on the UHV Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) technique the new tools provide for high performance surface elemental and contamination analysis together with depth profiling with nanometer scale depth resolution.
CIQUS March 26th, 2014 CIQUS researchers (Singular Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials, USC, Spain), demonstrate that the chemical methods can compete with the physical ones to obtain homogeneous ultra‐thin films and bilayers, from 4 nm, over large areas.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY March 27th, 2014 With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar Saha from Århus University present their observations in the scientific journal “Angewandte Chemie – International Edition”.
Elsevier March 27th, 2014 A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. In a study published in the journal Materials Today, European researchers reveal details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.
Malvern Instruments March 27th, 2014 Following the launch of the new m-VROCi, Viscometer/Rheometer On a Chip, at Pittcon 2014, Malvern Instruments will focus on the unique technology of this system and the considerable benefits it delivers in a webinar on 16 April 2014. The m-VROCi provides safe, accurate viscosity measurement for low viscosity industrial fluids, under conditions that reflect those that apply during end-product use. To register for the webinar go to: www.malvern.com/event1604.
NT-MDT March 27th, 2014 NT-MDT, a premier global provider of innovative AFM and SPM, proudly announces Titanium, the first AFM with a self-aligning, multiple probe cartridge for fast, automated tip exchange.
Pacific Oil Co March 27th, 2014 Pacific Oil Company (“Pacific Oil”) (OTC: POIL), is pleased to announce that has entered into negotiations to acquire a private US company which holds the distribution rights to Patent Pending products and service applications, utilizing ground breaking Nano Technology.
JEOL USA March 27th, 2014 JEOL and Nikon have integrated optical microscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy in a way that enables seamless observation of the same region of interest on a sample with fast, accurate navigation. The technique, MiXcroscopy, employs the same specimen holder for both the optical microscope (OM) and the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The specimen stage registration is fully controlled by dedicated software that allows the OM and SEM to share, recall and observe exact locations of specific areas on the specimens.
Dais Analytic Corporation March 28th, 2014 Dais Analytic Corporation (OTCBB: DLYT) (OTCQB: DYLT), an advanced materials company focused on commercializing its technology in the worldwide energy and water markets, has entered into an agreement with the US Army for a six month, Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant titled “Non-Fouling Water Reuse Technologies.”
University at Buffalo March 28th, 2014 More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy.
University of Cambridge March 28th, 2014 Commercial silicon-based solar cells – such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country – operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun’s rays into electrical energy. It’s taken over 20 years to achieve that rate of efficiency.
Investigación y Desarrollo March 15th, 2014 One of the most promising technologies for the treatment of various cancers is nanotechnology, creating drugs that directly attack the cancer cells without damaging other tissues’ development. The Laboratory of Cellular Oncology at the Research Unit in Cell Differentiation and Cancer, of the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) Zaragoza UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) developed a therapy to attack cervical cancer tumors.
Investigación y Desarrollo March 16th, 2014 Specialists at the Institute of Materials Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IIM -UNAM) developed chemical compounds that will collect energy from the sun with an energy transfer efficiency close to one hundred percent. This phenomenon would allow the design of a new generation of photovoltaic compounds that would achieve to capture light in the spectral range of UV – visible light in a more optimal way, in order to convert it into electricity.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 16th, 2014 Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy production and give them completely new functions, such as monitoring environmental pollutants.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 16th, 2014 Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a lake across town. All of these surfaces represent liquid-vapor interfaces, where liquid meets air. Molecules of water vapor constantly collide with these liquid surfaces: Some make it through the surface and condense, while others simply bounce off.
University of Michigan March 16th, 2014 The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.
Fars News Agency March 16th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the Tehran Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University in association with researchers from Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Research Institute produced cyanoacrylate (CA) containing acrylate polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (APOSS) nanostructures as tusk adhesives
Fars News Agency March 16th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the University of Tehran studied the possibility of the migration of nanoparticles from nanocomposite packaging (bottles) to foodstuff products using inductive coupled plasma spectroscopy method.
Fars News Agency March 16th, 2014 Iranian scientists have developed the country’s first anti-cancer drug using nanotechnology, an official announced.
Fars News Agency March 16th, 2014 Iranian chemical researchers used nanotechnology to produce smart nanogels with active targeting capability.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 17th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), reported today that, as of December 31, 2013, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $122,701,575 and $3.93, respectively. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K may be accessed at ir.hhvc.com/sec.cfm.
Nanotech Security Corp. March 17th, 2014 Nanotech Security Corp. (TSX-V: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design and produce an exclusive event access ID and branding solution for the TED2014 and TEDActive 2014 conferences. Nanotech’s next-generation KolourOptik® nanotechnology will be integrated as a security feature on each participant’s ID badge for both events.
Mega Fluid Systems Inc March 17th, 2014 Mega Fluid Systems Inc., a leading supplier of chemical and slurry delivery equipment, and Entrepix Inc., a leading provider of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) equipment and process services, today announced a partnership agreement. The combined expertise of both teams has already led to the development of a complete CMP solution for a 200mm fab upgrade project. Mega Fluid Systems designed and built the slurry delivery systems, while Entrepix remanufactured the CMP polish and clean equipment and developed the CMP processes to meet the customer’s requirements.
Scientists Produce Self-Cleaning Coatings on Glass Substrate
Fars News Agency March 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of silica/titania/silica three-layer self-cleaning coating (SiO2/TiO2/SiO2) on glass substrate.
Fars News Agency March 17th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, used the advantages of nanotechnology to produce cotton clothes with high antibacterial properties.
Fars News Agency March 17th, 2014 Iran stood 8th among the world states in publishing nanotechnology articles, showing a 13.4% growth in comparison with the previous year.
Agilent Technologies Inc. March 17th, 2014 Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) will demonstrate its latest PXI Functional Test System, plus boundary scan and in-circuit test systems, at the IPC APEX EXPO, March 25-27, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center (Booth 263) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Phase Focus Ltd March 18th, 2014 Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®, reports on how optical lens practitioners are using the Phasefocus high-precision Lens Profiler to study potential clinical complications arising from corneal oxygen deficiency.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid March 18th, 2014 Researchers at UPM are experimenting the introduction of aluminum optical nanosensors on the surface of common compact disc for facilitating analysis by using CDs and DVDs players.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 18th, 2014 Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice — a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis of the underlying mechanisms, conducted by researchers at MIT, has provided insights that could ultimately lead to better machine hearing, and perhaps to better hearing aids as well.
Umea University March 18th, 2014 Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly attractive for photovoltaic solar cells as a replacement to silicon. Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that controlled placement of the carbon nanotubes into nano-structures produces a huge boost in electronic performance. Their groundbreaking results are published in the prestigious journal Advanced Materials.
ETH Zurich March 18th, 2014 Researchers from ETH Zurich and Empa have succeeded for the first time to produce uniform antimony nanocrystals. Tested as components of laboratory batteries, these are able to store a large number of both lithium and sodium ions. These nanomaterials operate with high rate and may eventually be used as alternative anode materials in future high-energy-density batteries.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory March 18th, 2014 The term a “brighter future” might be a cliché, but in the case of ultra-small probes for lighting up individual proteins, it is now most appropriate. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered surprising new rules for creating ultra-bright light-emitting crystals that are less than 10 nanometers in diameter. These ultra-tiny but ultra-bright nanoprobes should be a big asset for biological imaging, especially deep-tissue optical imaging of neurons in the brain.
Stanford School of Engineering March 18th, 2014 Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket. One approach they are trying involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers, known as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), instead of rigid silicon chips.
American Chemical Society March 18th, 2014 Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year’s Kavli lecturers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.
ICN2 March 18th, 2014 To meet the increasing demand for smaller, faster, and more powerful devices, a continued decrease in the dimensions of active parts of devices is required.
Anasys Instruments March 18th, 2014 – Anasys Instruments is pleased to announce that the inventor of the AFM-IR technique, Professor Alexandre Dazzi from the Université Paris-Sud, is to receive the Ernst Abbe Memorial Award. The award is given by the New York Microscopy Society and will be presented at the 2014 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition being held November 17-19, Somerset, New Jersey, USA.
American Chemical Society March 19th, 2014 Most traditional methods for diagnosing breast cancer rely on analysis of secondary tumor sites after metastasis has already occurred. Therefore, the ability to detect metastatic cancer cells from patient blood samples, before the development of secondary tumors, would represent a revolutionary advance in cancer diagnostics. We have designed and synthesized a nanoparticle-based system, which moves toward accomplishing this goal. Nano-flares are spherical nucleic acid (SNA)-gold nanoparticle constructs, which are bound to displaceable fluorescent reporter strands. These structures have the ability to efficiently enter cells without the use of transfection agents and provide an intracellular fluorescence signal correlated with the concentration of a target molecule.
American Chemical Society March 19th, 2014 Title Pathogen mimicking nanovaccine platform technology: A new paradigm Abstract The design of vaccines and therapeutics to address infectious diseases is fraught with challenges ranging from the need for cold storage to poor immunogenicity to the need for multiple doses to the need for needle-based methods that require medical professionals to administer. We have developed a cross-disciplinary approach at the intersection of polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and immunology for the molecular design of a safe, needle-free, and efficacious nanoparticle-based platform that can address these challenges and provide a robust technology to address both pre- and post-exposure to respiratory pathogens.
Haydale March 19th, 2014 Haydale has announced plans to raise up to £10 million ($16.6 million) via an IPO on the UK’s AIM. This is a demonstration of the financial confidence in the steps the industry, led by Haydale, is taking to commercialise graphene and to provide a functionally viable product. The AIM listing, scheduled to take place in April, will fund the operation and development of Haydale’s proprietary plasma technology which overcomes a key barrier to the functionalisation of large scale production of Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) and Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTs).
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC March 19th, 2014 The world’s largest airship, the Skyship 600, made its way through the clouds on a month long journey across the United States. A team of British scientists made the air trek in a blimp as part of a BBC expedition team to study the clouds and life activity in the air. Microscopes from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC were used to assist in the research being conducted by the traveling team for the BBC Two series Cloud Lab. The team included an entomologist, meteorologist, and professional explorer who hoped to shed light on the creation of clouds and the relationship between diverse ecosystems and weather.
FibeRio® Technology Corporation March 19th, 2014 FibeRio® Technology Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of ground breaking Forcespinning® nanofiber production systems, today announced that Leonard R. Castellano will be presenting “Polyester Nanofibers for Oil and Fuel Filtration” in the Gas-Liquid Separations track at the upcoming AFS Spring 2014 Conference on March 25th, 2014. The event will take place during March 25-26 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, TX.
NanoDiode March 19th, 2014 The NanoDiode project has made available an online survey in 10 different languages that aims to generate in-depth knowledge of public preferences for nanotechnologies in order to enable responsive policy-making. It sees stakeholder engagement and dialogue as essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe, and so invites lay consumers to take part in its survey.
University of Waterloo March 19th, 2014 Two of the world’s top innovation universities hope to accelerate breakthroughs in research and commercialization with a new agreement signed during a joint conference in Israel today, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Nanostart AG March 20th, 2014 • Nanostart founds “Nanostart Westbridge Co. Ltd.” in Hong Kong with Chinese partner Asset-Manager • Nanostart Westbridge launches venture capital funds with Chinese government • Market entry into the second largest national economy in the world
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory March 20th, 2014 From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry. Rhenium disulfide, unlike molybdenum disulfide and other dichalcogenides, behaves electronically as if it were a 2D monolayer even as a 3D bulk material. This not only opens the door to 2D electronic applications with a 3D material, it also makes it possible to study 2D physics with easy-to-make 3D crystals.
Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland) March 20th, 2014 Thermal conduction is a familiar everyday phenomenon. In a hot sauna, for instance, you can sit comfortably on a wooden bench that has a temperature of 100C (212F), but if you touch a metallic nail with the same temperature, you will hurt yourself. The difference of these two experiences is due to the fact that some materials, such as metals, conduct heat well, whereas some other materials, such as wood, do not.
University of Waterloo March 20th, 2014 Physicists are one step closer to developing the world’s first room-temperature superconductor thanks to a new theory from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and Perimeter Institute.
International & American Associations for Dental Research March 20th, 2014 Today during the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Steve Kasper, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, will present research titled “Inhibition of Oral Biofilm and Cell-cell Communication Using Natural-products Derivatives.”
The Optical Society March 20th, 2014 Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most areas of the world. Now a new nanotechnology method—employing common, everyday shrink wrap—may make highly sensitive, extremely low-cost diagnosis of infectious disease agents possible.
Institute of Physics March 20th, 2014 Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing problem of counterfeiting.
Institute of Physics March 20th, 2014 Optical “nanotweezers” that can grasp and move objects just a few tens of nanometres in size have been created by researchers in Spain and Australia. The new tool is gentle enough to grasp tiny objects such as viruses without destroying them, and works in biologically-friendly media such as water. The nanotweezers could find a range of uses, from helping us to understand the biological mechanisms underlying diseases to assembling tiny machines.
Malvern Instruments March 20th, 2014 Ciaran Murphy, Head of Product Management at Malvern Instruments, will present ‘Nanomaterials Characterization Challenges’, discussing the high resolution analytical techniques available to assess the impact of nanomaterials when released into the environment. The presentation on 9 April 2014 will form part of Nanomaterials in Medicine and the Environment session at the Nanomaterials for Industry conference, from April 6 – 9, in San Diego, California. The conference aims to provide insight for scientists, engineers and business leaders on the rapidly expanding technology and applications of nanomaterials. See www.bit.ly/MALNI for further information.
NanoTecNexus March 20th, 2014 NanoTecNexus (NTN), a leading nanotech educational organization will host a wine tasting and fundraiser in support of its first national scale education program exhibit at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) held in Washington, DC April 25-27. The fundraiser entitled “Chemistry of Wine”, features Professor J. Ernie Simpson, PhD, a highly recognized and respected wine educator and professor of chemistry at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
University West March 21st, 2014 Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. In tests, this increased the service life of the coating by 300%. This is something that interests the aircraft industry to a very great degree, and the hope is that motors with the new layers will be in production within two years.
Picodeon Ltd Oy March 21st, 2014 Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applications.
University of Utah March 21st, 2014 Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today, significant progress has already been made to realize these devices. Researchers at the Nanostructured Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Utah have fabricated spintronics-based thin film devices which do just that i.e., convert even minute waste heat into useful electricity.
Tawada CleanTech March 21st, 2014 One stop solution provider and distributor for green building technology, Tawada CleanTech, will be exhibiting its latest energy efficient fabric air dispersion system of DuctSox and certified green Eco Cool coating system for roof and wall by EcoCoolRoof® at the annual Mega Build Expo at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia from 17 April to 20 April 2014.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC March 21st, 2014 ZEISS will be presenting the first system of the new Crossbeam series at the MC 2013 in Regensburg, Germany. Its outstanding features include high speed in materials analysis and processing and its wide diversity of applications. Time intensive 3D experiments that used to run for several days can now be completed overnight.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory March 21st, 2014 The Neutron Scattering Society of America has named Professor Nitash P. Balsara as one of 2014 Fellows of the Society for sustained, high impact, neutron scattering research on a broad range of polymeric materials, and for organizational, mentoring and leadership activities in promoting the use of neutron scattering in polymer research.
Nano Labs Corp. March 8th, 2014 Nano Labs Corp. (OTCQB: CTLE) is pleased to provide the following update to shareholders regarding the Company direction and vision for 2014.
Fars News Agency March 9th, 2014 Iranian chemistry researchers in association with their colleagues from Romania succeeded in the production of a highly sensitive and simple electrochemical aptasensor to detect protein marker of breast and uterus cancer.
Fars News Agency March 9th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Payam-e Noor University, Tehran Branch, and Yazd University of Medical Sciences investigated toxicity effects of commonly-used nanoparticles, including gold, silver and zinc oxide, on the activity of LDH enzyme in blood serum samples.
Research and Markets March 9th, 2014 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/affcontent/?tt=3721_142076_69066_&r=/research/dc3l4k/carbon_nanotubes ) has announced the addition of the “Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Market by Type (SWCNTS & MWCNTS), Application (Electronics & Semiconductors, Chemical & Polymers, Batteries & Capacitors, Energy, Medical, Composites, & Aerospace & Defense) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018” report to their offering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 10th, 2014 A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that’s just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light. This proof-of-concept could lead to ultrathin, lightweight, and flexible photovoltaic cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and other optoelectronic devices, they say.
University of Washington March 10th, 2014 Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy efficient.
Vienna University of Technology March 10th, 2014 A special type of diode made from a crystalline material whose layers are just three atoms thick has been successfully realized for the first time. The superior properties of such ultra-thin crystals open up previously unimagined possibilities for solar cells, photodiodes and light-emitting diodes. The paper, now published in Nature Nanotechnology, not only documents the actual functionality of a so-called p-n diode made of tungsten diselenide, it also demonstrates its usefulness for numerous applications. These findings, obtained through an Austrian Science Fund FWF project, thus constitute significant progress on the future path to 2D optoelectronics.
Fars News Agency March 10th, 2014 Iranian electronic engineers succeeded in analyzing electromagnetic performance of a sub-wavelength hole based on semi-static approximation.
Fars News Agency March 10th, 2014 Secretary-General of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar appreciated Iran’s advancements in nanotechnology, and announced that 8 industries in the country are making use of the nanotechnology to improve the quality of their products.
Fars News Agency March 10th, 2014 Iranian scientists announced earlier this year that they have successfully synthesized and evaluated a new type of electrochemical sensors to measure verapamil cardiovascular drug.
Fars News Agency March 10th, 2014 A bioactive and biocompatible material was designed and produced by engineers from Iran Polymer and Petrochemistry Research Center by using nanoparticles with the ability to quickly treat damaged bones.
Caltech March 10th, 2014 Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don’t use the tiny screen; your phone projects a bright, clear image onto a wall or a big screen. Such a technology may be on its way, thanks to a new light-bending silicon chip developed by researchers at Caltech.
Rice University March 10th, 2014 In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology, Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and cut-and-paste simplicity to the world of genetic circuit design.
Arrowhead Research Corporation March 11th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that President and CEO, Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EST at the Loews Hotel in Miami, Florida.
NANOTEC March 11th, 2014 It is no laughing matter when Thailand announced it is striving to become a knowledge based economy and a key player among AEC member countries. In order to achieve this humongous challenge, Thailand must up its investment in projects related to research development and innovation. Last week, Dr. Janekrishna Kanatharana, a Vice President of the National Science and Development Agency (NSTDA) and the Director of Thailand Science Park revealed that the country’s only operating science park is pushing to facilitate the creation and development of innovation clusters comprise of local and multinational firms, national technology centers, and universities within and around the Thailand Science Park at the northern outskirt of Bangkok, in Patumthani province. To date, the total infrastructure investment of the science park is USD 150 million.
Malvern Instruments March 11th, 2014 Pauline Carnell, Senior Application Scientist at Malvern Instruments, will present a paper at ISEV 2014 discussing ‘The practical use of nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) to characterise extracellular vesicles in general and when using fluorescence markers’. ISEV 2014 is a meeting of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles. It takes place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 30 April to 3 May 2014, with an education day on 29 April. Pauline Carnell will present the paper, co-authored with colleagues Andrew Malloy, Agnieszka Siupa, Patrick Hole and Bob Carr, on 30 April. All the authors are experts in the technology and application of NanoSight Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA). NanoSight NTA systems are now offered as part of Malvern’s portfolio of analytical solutions for characterization at the nanoscale and Malvern is a sponsor for ISEV 2014: www.isevmeeting.org
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 11th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the article posted by Robert Perkins on Phys.Org on Harris & Harris Group’s portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., on March 5, 2014. The article, titled “D-Wave chip passes rigorous tests,” discusses the results of research published on February 28, 2014, in Nature Physics.
FEI Company March 11th, 2014 FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today that it has completed the installation of a suite of high-end electron microscopes at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) new Centre for Soft Materials. The systems installed include the Tecnai Osiris™ transmission electron microscope (TEM) and Helios™ DualBeam™ (scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam). These systems join several other FEI microscopes in the 4D LABS facility, Vancouver, British Columbia, where the new, multi-million dollar center is housed.
Leti to Present its Silicon Photonics Device Library and 3D Stacking Techniques for Communication Applications at OFC 2014
CEA-Leti March 11th, 2014 CEA-Leti will present on its silicon photonics device library and 3D stacking techniques for communication applications at OFC 2014 in San Francisco, Calif., March 11-14.
Vienna University of Technology, TU Vienna March 11th, 2014 It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties. As it turns out, there are other materials too, which can open up intriguing new technological possibilities if they are arranged in just one or very few atomic layers. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have now succeeded for the first time in creating a diode made of tungsten diselenide. Experiments show that this material may be used to create ultrathin flexible solar cells. Even flexible displays could become possible.
Fars News Agency March 11th, 2014 A sensitive and accurate method was designed by chemists from University of Mazandaran, Northern Iran, to measure antioxidant compounds, including vitamin C, in biological samples.
Fars News Agency March 11th, 2014 Iran has achieved eye-catching breakthroughs in the field of nano- science and technology, an Iranian official announced in July, adding that the country ranks 1st in the field of nano science production in the region.
University of Maryland March 12th, 2014 Just when you thought your origami skills couldn’t be beat – try using the world’s thinnest material, making the origami fold and unfold itself, and packing more inside than anyone expected. Researchers from the University of Maryland have done just that. A sheet of carbon atoms folds itself into a box that opens and closes as an electric field is applied. This graphene “nanocage” could hold high densities of hydrogen for energy storage, say its inventors in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland.
Los Alamos National Laboratory March 12th, 2014 A biological attack could spread through a population quickly and have a devastating effect. An early detection system would be key to reducing a population’s chance of exposure. The challenge is how to detect and identify an agent before people start getting sick.
Fars News Agency March 12th, 2014 Iranian researchers at Gilan University synthesized self-cleaning coatings for the textile industries and in building different surfaces.
Iran Unveils 2 New Nano Drugs for Curing Leishmaniasis, Inflammatory Diseases
Fars News Agency March 12th, 2014 Iran unveiled two home-made medicines for the treatment of leishmaniasis and inflammatory and other skin diseases, which have been produced through the application of nanotechnology.
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw March 12th, 2014 Will one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum disulfide, a compound that occurs naturally in rocks, prove to be better than graphene for electronic applications? There are many signs that might prove to be the case. But physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw have shown that the nature of the phenomena occurring in layered materials are still ill-understood and require further research.
North Carolina State University March 12th, 2014 The chemical stability and electrical properties of gallium nitride have made it a promising material for the development of biocompatible electronics, a range of devices including biosensors as well as interfaces for probing and controlling cellular growth and signaling. To improve the interface formed between probe material and cell or biosystem, surface topography and chemistry can be applied to modify the ways in which the device interacts with its environment.
Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore March 12th, 2014 The way we secure digital transactions could soon change. An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and in everyday life, for example at a bank’s ATM.
Malvern Instruments March 12th, 2014 Malvern Instruments growing range of analytical instrumentation now includes extended solutions for characterization at the nanoscale and an expanded portfolio for those working in preformulation and formulation development in the biopharmaceuticals sector. At Analytica 2014 (1-4 April, Munich, Germany) Malvern will demonstrate how using complementary technologies to address analytical challenges, across many different industry sectors and applications, delivers the detailed information and understanding required to engineer efficient processes and high quality products.
Phase Focus Ltd March 12th, 2014 Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®, announces that OSA is providing free access to two of its most downloaded papers, describing advances of the Phasefocus Virtual Lens®.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 12th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, will be hosting “Meet the Portfolio Day” on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Harvard Club in New York City, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CEOs of seven of our portfolio companies working in critical areas such as supercomputing, diabetes, cancer and agriculture will be presenting. We are excited to present an update on our corporate strategy as well.
JPK Instruments March 13th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the study of how force regulates the structures and conformational dynamics of biomacromolecules using AFM-based single molecule force spectroscopy, a project of Professor Yi Cao of Nanjing University.
University of California – Riverside March 13th, 2014 Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene “sandwich” strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics.
North Carolina State University March 13th, 2014 “A Microfluidic Device for Thermal Particle Detection” Authors: Ashwin Kumar Vutha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Benyamin Davaji and Chung Hoon Lee, Marquette University; and Glenn M. Walker, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Published: online March 11, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics DOI: 10.1007/s10404-014-1369-z Abstract: We demonstrate the use of heat to count microscopic particles.
World Scientific March 13th, 2014 Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improve the safety and efficacy of treating malignancies that are refractory to conventional therapies.
CEA-Leti March 13th, 2014 CEA-Leti announced today it has fabricated ultra-scaled split-gate memories with gate length of 16nm, and demonstrated their functionality, showing good writing and erasing performances with memory windows over 6V.
PANalytical March 13th, 2014 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). Throughout this year UNESCO with the support of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) will be working on raising awareness of the importance of crystallography in daily life. This year, a large number of events around the world will aim to spread crystallographic knowledge, inspire young people and promote education and research in crystallography.
Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Gas Discovered
University of Innsbruck March 13th, 2014 The team of Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck, discovered that even simple systems, such as neutral atoms, can possess chaotic behavior, which can be revealed using the tools of quantum mechanics. The ground-breaking research, published in the journal Nature, opens up new avenues to observe the interaction between quantum particles.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard March 13th, 2014 Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard’s Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The structures are some of the largest and most complex structures ever constructed solely from DNA, they report today’s online edition of Science.
Vanderbilt University March 13th, 2014 An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.
Meaglow Ltd. March 13th, 2014 Meaglow Ltd. (Privately Held) announces a breakthrough in semiconductor production. As computer chips become smaller and smaller, advanced production techniques, such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) have become more important for depositing thin layers of material. Unfortunately the ALD of some materials has been prone to contamination from the plasma sources used. Meaglow Ltd has developed a hollow cathode plasma source which has reduced oxygen contamination by orders of magnitude, allowing the reproducible deposition of semiconductor materials with improved quality.
University of Waterloo March 14th, 2014 This week, the University of Waterloo will showcase fourth-year engineering student design projects in the annual Capstone Design Symposia.
Harvard University March 14th, 2014 Among the taxidermal specimens in Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, past centuries-old fur coats, arises a flicker of brilliant blue. This is the spangled cotinga. Surprisingly, the cotinga is about as old as everything in the room, but its color is still as dazzling as the day it was brought to the museum. The cotinga—or rather its feathers—achieve this effect through structural color.
Rice University March 14th, 2014 Open, feed, cut. Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule, the subject of new research at Rice University, that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal.
Starpharma Holdings Limited March 14th, 2014 Starpharma (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced that regulatory certification has been granted for marketing Starpharma’s VivaGel®‐coated condom in Japan, the world’s second largest condom market.
NEI Corporation March 14th, 2014 NEI Corporation recently introduced NANOMYTE® TC‐5001, a nanotechnology-enabled, single component, clear coating that significantly improves the corrosion resistance of zinc‐plated and hot‐dip galvanized (HDG) steel. It is amenable to dipping, brushing, and spray coating. The new coating technology is designed to protect zinc‐plated and galvanized steel surfaces from rusting under severe environmental and operating conditions.
IEST March 14th, 2014 Efficiency is key to any successful project, and in the contamination control field aerosol photometers have been shown to increase efficiency exponentially. Discover what you can accomplish with these devices by attending Aerosol Photometers: The Gold Standard in HEPA Filtration Testing, Wednesday, June 18 at the IEST Contamination Control Training Center in northwest suburban Chicago near O’Hare airport. A complimentary registration with three paid registrations increases the benefit of IEST’s renowned training for your facility personnel.
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. March 14th, 2014 Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and NanoHolding Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products, today jointly announced that their respective Boards of Directors have approved an agreement and plan of merger and exchange.
CEA-Leti March 14th, 2014 Eveon and CEA-Leti today announced the demonstration of liquid-pumping for smart drug delivery in the bolus mode using a silicon-based micro-pump fabricated with a standard MEMS process.
University of California – Los Angeles March 1st, 2014 Researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells and release their cargo when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength.
Fars News Agency March 1st, 2014 Iranian researchers from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences in association with researchers from the University of California studied thermodynamic stability of layered components of manganese oxide, and compared them to other manganese oxides.
CIQUS March 1st, 2014 CIQUS researchers (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) obtained hybrid structures with complementary properties of nanotubes and self-assembling cyclic peptide nanotubes.
University of California – Los Angeles March 1st, 2014 A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Michigan has developed a material that could help prevent blood clots associated with catheters, heart valves, vascular grafts and other implanted biomedical devices.
theguardian.com March 1st, 2014 This month’s roundup includes the promise of a filter that extracts salt from seawater, and a battery powered by the heart. A perfect sieve Graphene, the sheet of carbon just one atom thick, has already featured a few times on this blog thanks to its unique promise for many applications. Could it even turn seawater into drinking water? Scientists at Manchester University think it may be possible using a filter made from laminates of graphene oxide, a form of graphene with oxygen-containing molecules attached to it. This laminate can perform a magic trick: in the dry state it doesn’t let any gas molecule through except water and is vacuum-tight. When wet, however, nanoscale channels open up and water flows through rapidly, without any resistance. Any particle, molecule or ion that can’t squeeze through the channels is left behind.
Toyohashi University of Technology March 2nd, 2014 Silver (Ag) has a high catalytic activity towards many organic and inorganic transformations such as NOx reduction and catalytic oxidation of CO to CO2. In practical applications, catalysts like Ag are affixed to a substrate, usually a solid with a high surface area such as alumina or carbon.
FEI Company March 3rd, 2014 FEI Company (Nasdaq:FEIC) announced that Fletcher Chamberlin, Investor Relations & Communications Director, will present at the Cowen and Company 34th Annual Health Care Conference at 11:20 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.
Arrowhead Research Corporation March 3rd, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it received regulatory approval to begin a Phase 2a clinical trial of ARC-520, its RNAi-based drug candidate for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The Hong Kong Department of Health issued a Certificate for Clinical Trial, allowing the Company to proceed with its planned single-dose study of ARC-520 in two cohorts at two dose levels to be conducted at Queen Mary Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. A site initiation was completed and patient screening will initiate shortly. The Company expects top line study results to be available in the third quarter of 2014.
University College London March 3rd, 2014 A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalised medicine.
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences March 3rd, 2014 As science and technology go nano, scientists search for new tools to manipulate, observe and modify the “building blocks” of matter at the nanometer scale. With this in mind, the recent publication in Nature Nanotechnology in which ICFO researchers demonstrate for the first time the ability to use near-field optical tweezers to trap a nano-size object and manipulate it in the 3 dimensions of space, is an exciting achievement. Romain Quidant, ICREA Professor and leader at ICFO of the Plasmon Nano-Optics research group comments that “this technique could revolutionize the field of nanoscience since, for the first time, we have shown that it is possible to trap, 3D manipulate and release a single nano-object without exerting any mechanical contact or other invasive action”.
Elhuyar Fundazioa March 3rd, 2014 In his PhD thesis, the Industrial Engineer Daniel Salcedo-Perez has studied the process to forge mechanical components using nanostructured material. Specifically, he has been able to produce matrices to forge a set of mechanical parts like cogs and gears. “These functional nanostructured components have been produced free of faults, and this is something that had not been done previously,” he pointed out. In his research conducted at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, he focussed on the isothermal forge that uses temperatures higher than those of conventional forges. “Among the advantages observed,” he points out in his conclusions, “we can point to better temperature control during the process, enhanced mechanical properties of the forged parts, and lower energy expenditure, because the preforms have to be heated to a lower temperature.”
Vienna University of Technology March 3rd, 2014 Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now been achieved at the Vienna University of Technology: a two dimensional electron gas was created in strontium titanate. In a thin layer just below the surface electrons can move freely and occupy different quantum states.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 3rd, 2014 Harris & Harris Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announces that its portfolio company, HZO, Inc., was voted “Best of Show” at the 31st Annual Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) Winter conference. HZO was one of 20 presenting companies at VCIR Winter 2014, held in Beaver Creek, CO, on February 24-26, 2014.
Asociación RUVID March 3rd, 2014 The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), through the Nanophotonics Technology Center, leads SITOGA, an ambitious European research project that aims to develop new technology which will, among other advantages, contribute to improve Internet data rates. The key is the use of two new materials -barium titanate and vanadium oxide- to develop electro-optic devices, such as switches and modulators, key building blocks in communication systems.
Los Alamos National Laboratory March 4th, 2014 What do some high-end golf clubs and your living room window have in common? The answer is glass, but in the golf clubs’ case it’s a specialized glass product, called metallic glass, with the ability to be bent considerably and spring back into its original form. Your windows, as you know, aren’t quite as forgiving of a sudden impact, and they shatter – they are brittle, as opposed to ductile, or more flexible products. For the golf clubs, however, a new generation of flexible metallic glass puts more bounce back into a golf ball, from the metallic glass’ high elasticity. They’re not unbreakable, but close. And scientists are working toward even stronger and more elastic glass types which would fail in a ductile fashion instead of shattering.
University of Cincinnati March 4th, 2014 In current research related to improving cancer treatments, one promising area of research is the effort to find ways to selectively pinpoint and target cancer cells while minimizing effects on healthy cells.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth March 4th, 2014 A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Center researchers in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine released online on February 24, 2014.
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz March 4th, 2014 The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals. Current technologies for writing, storing, and reading information are either charge-based or spin-based. Semiconductor flash or random access memories are prime examples among the large variety of charge-based devices. They utilize the possibility offered by semiconductors to easily electrically manipulate and detect their electronic charge states representing the “zeros” and “ones”.
Malvern Instruments March 4th, 2014 Malvern Instruments welcomes Prof. Dr. John F. Carpenter, from the University of Colorado Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, as a guest presenter contributing to the company’s current series of webinars. Professor Carpenter is a renowned expert in mechanisms for protein degradation and stabilization in pharmaceutical formulations. In his webinar on 18 March 2014 he will discuss how the combination of dynamic light scattering technology with Raman spectroscopy delivers new insights into the measurement and prediction of protein stability, aggregation and high order structure.
Transcode Research March 4th, 2014 New enhanced transcoding is proposed for modelling nano engineered optical, Thz-PHz, geometric based hardware.
Berkeley Lab March 5th, 2014 The bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus (S. aureus) is a common source of infections that occur after surgeries involving prosthetic joints and artificial heart valves. The grape-shaped microorganism adheres to medical equipment, and if it gets inside the body, it can cause a serious and even life-threatening illness called a Staph infection. The recent discovery of drug-resistant strains of S. aureus makes matters even worse.
University of Cincinnati March 5th, 2014 A new twist on a very old physics technique could have a profound impact on one of the most buzzed-about aspects of nanoscience.
Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company March 5th, 2014 Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, invites all Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ AFM users to enter their best AFM data, including images, force curves, or videos, in the Asylum Research Image Contest. Each scientist will receive an Asylum gift pack just for sending in their images. An Apple iPad will be awarded at the close of each quarter to the winning image that best represents excellence in science and the “cool” factor as judged by our team of applications scientists. Select entries will also be featured in the Asylum Research website gallery.
QD Vision, Inc. March 5th, 2014 QD Vision, Inc., manufacturer of quantum dot Color IQ™ optical components for LCD products, today announced the commercial availability of the industry’s first green quantum dots (QD) at 30 nanometers Full-Width Half-Maximum (FWHM). With QD Vision’s red QDs already at 30 nm, this announcement further reinforces QD Vision’s leadership position in providing high performance, full-gamut QD display solutions. The new 30 nm green QDs offer the same high quantum efficiencies and reliable performance (under high-temperature and high-flux operating conditions) that are a signature of QD Vision’s cutting-edge quantum dot materials, enabling display manufacturers to immediately benefit from increased performance when developing high-brightness, full-gamut color displays.
Fars News Agency March 5th, 2014 Iranian scientists in association with researchers from University Putra Malaysia obtained stable optimum conditions for the growth of semiconducting nanostructures on metals and metal oxides.
Fars News Agency March 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of alumina-ceria nanocatalyst through micro-emulsion method.
Fars News Agency March 5th, 2014 Iranian researchers used green chemistry method to produce a nanocatalyst for carbon-carbon bond formation.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. March 5th, 2014 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the market leader in touch-sensing, announced its TrueTouch® capacitive touchscreen controllers support designs with SANTE® silver nanoparticle touch sensors from Cima NanoTech, here at Mobile World Congress. Cima NanoTech’s SANTE FS200 Touch Films is the first silver nanoparticle-based touch sensor compatible with Cypress’s TrueTouch controllers. The companies are collaborating to leverage the unique strengths of SANTE technology and the industry-leading noise immunity, water resistance and other advanced features of the TrueTouch portfolio.
Institute of Microelectronics (IME) March 6th, 2014 A*STAR’s IME will be presenting 9 papers at the upcoming Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) in San Francisco, USA, confirming its position as the leading not-for-profit semiconductor R&D center in Asia.
Carbodeon Ltd March 6th, 2014 Surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66 percent less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, in fields such as the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery industries.
Space Research Institute (IWF) March 6th, 2014 6 planets, 2 moons & 1 comet – not often in space science does a single project offer new insights in such numbers of objects in our solar system. The Europe-wide consortium IMPEx does exactly that and now reports significant progress. For the first time in space science a newly developed data model will directly connect simulation results with observational data from space missions. This long awaited progress will enable joint operations of computational models with spacecraft measurements. This will allow scientists to better understand complex observational data, to fill numerical gaps in observations and to verify both, observations and simulations. The main application of the data model will thus be research into plasma and magnetic environments of various planetary objects.
Elmarco March 6th, 2014 Elmarco introduces the updated Nanospider™ (“NS”) LAB – the first product update to the world’s best-selling nanofiber research tool which was originally launched in 2005 at the Nanotech exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Designed for experimental work on nanofiber material and applications, this new product incorporates years of customer feedback and product support. With a smaller footprint and lower cost, the NS LAB now makes use of the stationary wire electrode first introduced into Elmarco’s industrial lines in 2010.
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP March 6th, 2014 Piezo Nanopositioning Systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP – has introduced a new piezo-Z nanopositioning system for imaging and fast focusing applications. It consists of large aperture piezo stage and a digital controller.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 6th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, is pleased to announce the founding of ProMuc, Inc., and our initial investment of $350,001. ProMuc brings together the expertise of Prof. Katharina Ribbeck at MIT, a leading researcher on mucin biology, and the carbohydrate chemistry technology of Corden Pharma to focus on the development of synthetic mucins for lubrication and antimicrobial applications.
International Center of Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) March 6th, 2014 A simple way to treat kidney failure. A new technique for purifying blood using a nanofiber mesh could prove useful as a cheap, wearable alternative to kidney dialysis.
JEOL USA March 6th, 2014 JEOL USA has launched an imaging contest to showcase some of the best work of users of its electron microscopes. A winning image will be selected for each month of 2014, judged by JEOL’s SEM and TEM applications teams for their technical and artistic qualities.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. March 6th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by its portfolio company, Metabolon, Inc., that it has signed an agreement with newly-launched Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), whereby Metabolon will provide biochemical profiling services to assist HLI in its mission to address diseases of aging by building the world’s largest and most complete human genotype, microbiome and phenotype database. In the initial term of the agreement, Metabolon will perform small molecule analysis of 10,000 subjects and collaborate with HLI to map changes in the small molecules to end points of disease and gene mutations.
University of California, Berkeley March 6th, 2014 Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and even human tissue.
Joint Quantum Institute March 7th, 2014 Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background. Or take a pressing earthly example: oncologists often locate and identify tumors using MRI scans. All three of these efforts—communications, cosmology, medicine—depend on discriminating weak microwave or radio signals from a noisy environment. A new approach to this important problem provides a clean, all-optical detection of microwaves and radiowaves featuring noise mitigation a thousand times better than existing methods.
University of Utah March 7th, 2014 Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.
National Space Society February 22nd, 2014 The National Space Society takes great pleasure in announcing that its 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award has been won by acclaimed space entrepreneur Elon Musk, the Chief Designer and CTO of SpaceX. In the last decade, SpaceX, under the leadership of Elon Musk, has been moving directly toward accomplishing goals that many of us in NSS think are of utmost importance, such as forcing a drastic reduction in launch costs by doing the very hard task which no one else in the world has been willing and able to tackle: working to create a family of commercially successful and reusable rocket boosters and reusable spacecraft.
Fars News Agency February 23rd, 2014 Iranian researchers from Tabriz University succeeded in the production of a sensor that sensitively, selectively and simultaneously determines Sunset Yellow and Tartrazine in food and beverage samples.
Fars News Agency February 23rd, 2014 Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with scientists from EPFL University, Switzerland, and Stockholm University, Sweden, tripled the fracture toughness in zirconia-based ceramic structures by using carbon nanotubes.
University of Illinois at Chicago February 23rd, 2014 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, while sparing their well-behaved counterparts. Their findings were published online Feb. 23 in Nature Nanotechnology.
Rice University February 24th, 2014 A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers.
Fars News Agency February 24th, 2014 The International Iran Nano Safety Congress organized by the Nanotechnology Safety Network of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council was held in Tehran University of Medical Sciences on 19 February 2014.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) February 24th, 2014 Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they can make sensitive chemical analyses of minute samples of nanoparticles by, essentially, roasting them on top of a quartz crystal. The NIST-developed technique, “microscale thermogravimetric analysis,” holds promise for studying nanomaterials in biology and the environment, where sample sizes often are quite small and larger-scale analysis won’t work.*
American Friends of Tel Aviv University February 24th, 2014 Ovarian cancer accounts for more deaths of American women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 72 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and one in 100 will ultimately die of the condition.
Berkeley Lab February 24th, 2014 “Mottronics” is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides – that can be induced to transition between electrically conductive and insulating phases. If these phase transitions can be controlled, Mott materials hold great promise for future transistors and memories that feature higher energy efficiencies and faster switching speeds than today’s devices. A team of researchers working at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS) have demonstrated the conducting/insulating phases of ultra-thin films of Mott materials can be controlled by applying an epitaxial strain to the crystal lattice.
Princeton University February 24th, 2014 Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed could help scientists learn more about how to deliver drugs via nanoparticles — which are about the same size as viruses — as well as how to prevent viral infection from occurring.
COREwafer Industries, Inc. February 24th, 2014 COREwafer Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WAFR), a holding company that manages and develops its wholly owned subsidiaries through mergers and acquisitions is pleased to announce that it will be attending the NIBA National Investment Bankers Association conference in Fort Lauderdale February 26 – 28, 2014. The Company’s CFO, Teresa McWilliams, will meet with investors and investment bankers of presenting public companies at the conference.
Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties Thai Chapter February 24th, 2014 The Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties Thai Chapter has planned to execute the most number of simultaneous Conferences in all the verticals including Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration and Medical which counts for 44 in number. This International Congress 2014 is scheduled to happen between November 19 and November 21, 2014 at Bangkok.
QD Vision, Inc. February 24th, 2014 QD Vision, Inc., manufacturer of quantum dot Color IQ™ optical components for LCD displays, today released a new whitepaper, “Color Matters,” that examines the psychology and biology associated with color and its pivotal role in the perception of picture quality. The paper also explores the importance of HDTV’s newest product differentiator, full-gamut color, as a crucial driver for consumer picture quality differentiation.
Arrowhead Research Corporation February 24th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that on February 24, 2014 it closed the previously announced underwritten offering of 6,325,000 shares of common stock, which included shares issued upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase 825,000 additional shares. The offering was priced at $18.95 per share and the company received gross proceeds of approximately $120 million, before deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, and other offering expenses payable by the company. Jefferies LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as joint book-runners for the offering. Piper Jaffray & Co. acted as lead manager for the offering and Trout Capital acted as a financial advisor to the Company.
Fars News Agency February 25th, 2014 Iranian researchers succeeded in the production of kenaf pulp nanofiber gel and nanofiber compound papers using lower energy.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 25th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by its portfolio company, Metabolon, Inc., that it has signed several exclusive multi-year, royalty-based research collaboration and licensing agreements with Patia Biopharma, a Mexican biotech company working to make personalized preventive medicine a reality in Mexico and Latin America. The research collaboration provides Metabolon’s Quantose IR™ technology for use in several diabetes prevention studies in Mexico.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 25th, 2014 Researchers have devised a way of making tiny holes of controllable size in sheets of graphene, a development that could lead to ultrathin filters for improved desalination or water purification.
VDMA Photonics Forum February 25th, 2014 In both Germany and internationally, photonics drives innovation. In a fiercely competitive environment, this of technology is associated with a highly dynamic evolution and a global market volume that is expected to reach about EUR 615 billion by the year 2020. In the period under review, this would equate to an average annual growth one-and-a-half times that expected for the global gross domestic product (GDP). “We are cooperating closely with the involved industrial associations and federal ministries in bringing home to politics, the press, qualified young workers, and potential investors the pre-eminent significance of this key technology in safeguarding the future,” explained Thilo Brodtmann, Deputy Executive Director of the German Engineering Federation VDMA, at the “Photonics Congress 2014” in Berlin.
Vistec Electron Beam GmbH February 25th, 2014 Vistec Electron Beam GmbH, a leading supplier of electron-beam lithography systems, announced that Fraunhofer ENAS in Chemnitz has purchased a Variable Shaped Beam system Vistec SB254. The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, a leading research center within Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, will utilize the new electron-beam lithography system for their micro and nano technologies in a wide range of applications.
International Electrotechnical Commission February 25th, 2014 A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy. Improved materials efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs are just two of the real economic benefits that nanotechnology already brings these fields and that’s only the beginning. Battery storage capacity could be extended, solar cells could be produced cheaper, and the lifetime of solar cells or batteries for electric cars could be increased, all thanks to continued development of nanotechnology.
Nanobotmodels Company February 25th, 2014 More than 30 to 40 types of HPV are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. Some sexually transmitted HPV types may cause genital warts. Persistent infection with “high-risk” HPV types—different from the ones that cause skin warts—may progress to precancerous lesions and invasive cancer. HPV infection is a cause of nearly all cases of cervical cancer. However, most infections do not cause disease.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne February 25th, 2014 It has long been known that, in the form of free ions, silver particles can be highly toxic to aquatic organisms. Yet to this day, there is a lack of detailed knowledge about the doses required to trigger a response and how the organisms deal with this kind of stress. To learn more about the cellular processes that occur in the cells, scientists from the Aquatic Research Institute, Eawag, subjected algae to a range of silver concentrations.
Theivasanthi February 25th, 2014 Magnetic nanoparticles Researchers from worldwide believe that Superparamagnetism is a form of magnetism, which appears only in small ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic nanoparticles but contrast to this concept Superparamagnetism has been discovered in diamagnetic nanoparticles. The researcher Ms.Theivasanthi (PACR Polytechnic College, Rajapalayam, India) who has discovered this breakthrough advancement comments: Invention of room temperature Superparamagnetism in diamagnetic nanoparticles is another milestone in nanoparticles / superparamagnetism research activities and it will lead to new concept in magnetic research. Recently, VSM analysis of the sample nanomaterial (diamagnetic) has been done at IIT Madras (India). The preliminary research result / figure confirm superparamagnetic behavior. Further research on this issue is undergoing.
MENAPiC February 25th, 2014 MENAPiC announced today that its innovative Proprietary Colored Picosecond Ultrasonics Technology APIC for characterization is now available through a services platform. The company has developed dedicated modules and strong expertise for photovoltaic, 3D Integration, RF filters, optical & diamond coatings and more generally semiconductor applications.
Okayama University February 26th, 2014 From the mysteries of producing red colors in traditional Japanese Bizen stoneware to iron-oxidizing bacteria for lithium ion batteries, Professor Jun Takada is at the forefront of research on innovative iron oxide nanomaterials. This research is featured in the December issue of the Okayama University eBulletin: www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/kouhou/ebulletin/feature/vol6/feature_001.html
Fars News Agency February 26th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Sahand University of Technology in association with researchers from National Centre for Metallurgical Research in Madrid, Spain, studied the microstructural changes of a specific type of nanostructured bainitic steel at low temperature and succeeded in the thermal stabilization of the steel during low temperature thermal operation.
University at Buffalo February 26th, 2014 Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, “cavity” means something else in the branch of physics known as optics.
North Carolina State University February 26th, 2014 “Semiconductor Solar Superabsorbers”. Understanding the maximal enhancement of solar absorption in semiconductor materials by light trapping promises the development of affordable solar cells. However, the conventional Lambertian limit is only valid for idealized material systems with weak absorption, and cannot hold for the typical semiconductor materials used in solar cells due to the substantial absorption of these materials.
Johns Hopkins Medicine February 26th, 2014 Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The experiments, described on the website of ACS Nano on February 24, represent a significant step toward using nanoparticles and magnetism to treat a variety of conditions, the researchers say.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 26th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, announces the engagement of Peter J. Boni as a Senior Advisor to the Company, reporting to the CEO and the Board of Directors. His responsibilities will include working with management on strategy, corporate communications and partnering.
Elhuyar Fundazioa February 26th, 2014 We live surrounded by polymers and today, rather than come up with new polymers, there is a tendency to modify them in order to obtain new applications. Carbon nanotubes have excellent mechanical properties, are very tough, very rigid, and what is more, they conduct electricity.
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory February 26th, 2014 It’s an odd twist. For scientists to determine if a cell is functioning properly, they must destroy it.
University of Southern Denmark February 27th, 2014 Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that nano-silver can penetrate our cells and cause damage.
Fars News Agency February 27th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced x-ray detector and heavy charged particles with high spatial resolution through a highly simple and cheap method.
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. February 27th, 2014 Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC-PINK INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that it has completed the onsite visit portion of the audit by the accounting firm of Hartley Moore Accountancy Corporation, a PCAOB registered firm, the Company’s auditor of record for upcoming filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
American Chemical Society February 27th, 2014 The much-talked-about Google Glass — the eyewear with computer capabilities — could potentially save lives, especially in isolated or far-flung locations, say scientists. They are reporting development of a Google Glass app that takes a picture of a diagnostic test strip and sends the data to computers, which then rapidly beam back a diagnostic report to the user. The information also could help researchers track the spread of diseases around the world. The study appears in the journal ACS Nano, a publication of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
The Dolomite Centre Ltd February 27th, 2014 Dolomite, a world leader in the design & manufacture of microfluidic products, has launched Telos, an innovative system for high throughput droplet, particle, and flow product generation. It benefits a wide range of applications including: DNA, cell and bead encapsulation and screening, emulsion and foam generation, microparticle and nanoparticle synthesis and micro-reaction engineering.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology – OIST February 27th, 2014 Nanoparticle research is huge. That is, the study of nanoparticles, very miniscule objects that act as a unit with specific properties, is a very popular area of study. With implications in many avenues of science, from biomedicine to laser research, the study of how to create nanoparticles with desirable properties is becoming increasingly important. Maria Benelmekki and researchers in Mukhles Sowwan’s Nanoparticles by Design Unitrecently made a breakthrough in synthesizing biomedically relevant nanoparticles. They published their findings in the journal Nanoscale.
Berkeley Lab February 27th, 2014 A big step in the development of next-generation fuel cells and water-alkali electrolyzers has been achieved with the discovery of a new class of bimetallic nanocatalysts that are an order of magnitude higher in activity than the target set by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 2017. The new catalysts, hollow polyhedral nanoframes of platinum and nickel, feature a three-dimensional catalytic surface activity that makes them significantly more efficient and far less expensive than the best platinum catalysts used in today’s fuel cells and alkaline electrolyzers.
CRAIC Technologies February 28th, 2014 CRAIC FilmPro™ software is used with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers to measure the thickness of thin films of microspot areas in both reflectance and transmission.
NanoMend February 28th, 2014 As part of the FP7 NanoMend project, The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), IBS Precision Engineering and The University of Huddersfield have been working together to design and manufacture a state‐of‐the‐art Wavelength Scanning Interferometer system that enables the fast surface measurement of low contrast defects at pre‐industrial scale. The tool will be installed at CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre in June 2014.
Malvern Instruments February 28th, 2014 Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, UK) has announced an exclusive global distribution agreement with RheoSense, Inc. (San Ramon, CA, USA) to promote, market, sell and support the VROC product range into industrial applications. The agreement enables Malvern to add the m-VROCi, microfluidic Viscometer/Rheometer On a Chip, to its existing portfolio of rotational and capillary rheometers, extending the company’s offering to industrial customers across the globe.
Elhuyar Fundazioa February 28th, 2014 In his PhD thesis, the Industrial Engineer Daniel Salcedo-Perez has studied the process to forge mechanical components using nanostructured material. Specifically, he has been able to produce matrices to forge a set of mechanical parts like cogs and gears. “These functional nanostructured components have been produced free of faults, and this is something that had not been done previously,”
Université du Luxembourg February 15th, 2014 A new breed of ultra thin super-material has the potential to cause a technological revolution. “Artificial graphene” should lead to faster, smaller and lighter electronic and optical devices of all kinds, including higher performance photovoltaic cells, lasers or LED lighting.
Northwestern University February 15th, 2014 In an age of specialization, building networks of outstanding scientists, engineers and clinicians is helping the development of creative solutions to complex societal needs. But how do you successfully surmount the barriers between disparate disciplines?
Physik Instrumente (PI) February 15th, 2014 PI (Physik Instrumente) LP just introduced a new generation of economical, miniaturized positioning stages with piezo-inertia motor drives at this year’s SPIE Photonics West conference. Linear and rotation stages are available in open and closed loop designs.
Springer Science+Business Media February 15th, 2014 The Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC) has chosen Sherrie Elzey (32) and De-Hao Tsai (37) as the recipients of its Best Paper Award 2013. Elzey and Tsai are lead authors of a paper published in ABC which presents the development of a method to simultaneously characterize the size and elemental composition of nanoparticles, especially those used for nano therapeutics. The award, accompanied by 1,500 euros, was created by Springer to honor exceptional young scientists and to stimulate their research careers. The ABC Best Paper Award has been given since 2005.
Graphenea February 15th, 2014 Fabricating functional nano-devices is an ultimate goal of nanotechnology. Atomic-scale modification and sculpting of materials can enable nano-machines with wide-varying application potential in biological (medical) and chemical (trace sensing) uses. In our most recent publication, together with Harvard University, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and FEI corporation, we demonstrate precise modification of graphene at the atomic scale.
Fars News Agency February 16th, 2014 Iran stood 8th among the world states in publishing nanotechnology articles, showing a 13.4% growth in comparison with the previous year.
Theivasanthi February 16th, 2014 Indian researchers (Theivasanthi and Alagar) have identified a novel procedure for making nanopowders. The group, based at Centre for Research and Post Graduate Department of Physics, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College comments: “To our best knowledge, this is the first demonstration of using a dry milling method for the production of nanopowder from food product.” They have explained that the milling procedures for making Jackfruit seed nanopowder. Also, they have commented that this procedure can be extended for making nanopowders from other food products like spices and many more. This procedure is also very useful for the preparation of other metal oxide nanopowders like Zinc Oxide, Alumina, Copper Oxide, Ferric Oxide and many more inorganic / organic nanopowders.
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory February 16th, 2014 An electrode designed like a pomegranate – with silicon nanoparticles clustered like seeds in a tough carbon rind – overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, say its inventors at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Fars News Agency February 17th, 2014 Iranian materials engineers increased flexural strength and toughness of hydroxyapatite pieces by using oxide nanoparticles compatible with the body.
Georgia Institute of Technology February 17th, 2014 One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.
National Space Society February 17th, 2014 On February 15, 2013, a meteor exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The blast damaged over 7,000 buildings and almost 1,500 people suffered injuries requiring treatment. As we observe the anniversary of that event, it is important to understand its significance and specifically what it means for the United States. Millions of objects in space, including asteroids and comets, are in orbits around the Sun that cross Earth’s orbit. When they approach Earth, they are referred to as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). Some NEOs are large enough to cause significant damage if they impact the Earth. Many such objects have struck Earth in the past, inflicting damage ranging from trivial up to and including global catastrophe. While a future large strike with catastrophic consequences is certain, we do not know whether it will happen in 150 million years or fifteen months.
Arizona State University February 17th, 2014 Nanoscale technology looks promising as a major contributor to advancements needed to fulfill the potential of emerging sources of clean, renewable energy.
Arizona State University February 17th, 2014 An engineer works in the lab on a promising research project. He follows all the rules, works with the materials available to him and produces quality work. He never lies, cheats or steals. His research eventually results in a new technological innovation. Everybody wins.
Rice University February 17th, 2014 A single-walled carbon nanotube grows from the round cap down, so it’s logical to think the cap’s formation determines what follows. But according to researchers at Rice University, that’s not entirely so.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology February 17th, 2014 Thanks to optical signals, mails and data can be transmitted rapidly around the globe. But also exchange of digital information between electronic chips may be accelerated and energy efficiency might be increased by using optical signals. However, this would require simple methods to switch from electrical to optical signals. In the Nature Photonics magazine, researchers now present a device of 29 µm in length, which converts signals at a rate of about 40 gigabits per second. It is the most compact high-speed phase modulator in the world. DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2014.9.
JPK Instruments February 18th, 2014 JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the current cancer research project of Dr Florian T Ludwig at the Institute of Physiology II, University Hospital Münster, who uses a CellHesion® 200 to measure the adhesive forces between tumor cells.
Fars News Agency February 18th, 2014 Iranian researchers produced pH-sensitive micelles based on monomethyl itaconate polymer, side chains of cholesterol and polyethylene glycol and studied their capability to release drug to be used as drug-nanocarriers in cancer treatment.
University of California – Los Angeles February 18th, 2014 By 2020, nearly 80 million people are expected to have glaucoma, a disorder of the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and eventually lead to blindness.
Arrowhead Research Corporation February 18th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced its intention to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten offering pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement. All of the shares in the proposed offering are to be sold by Arrowhead.
Technische Universitaet Muenchen February 18th, 2014 In the future, an entire chemistry lab could be accommodated in a tiny little droplet. While simple reactions already work in these simplest models of an artificial cell now a group of scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) have established and investigated for the first time a complex biochemical system. They discovered a surprising diversity.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf February 18th, 2014 Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have tested a new approach to fabricating spin valves. Using ion beams, the researchers have succeeded in structuring an iron aluminium alloy in such a way as to subdivide the material into individually magnetizable regions at the nanometer scale. The prepared alloy is thus able to function as a spin valve, which is of great interest as a candidate component for use in spintronics. Not only does this technology use electron charge for purposes of information storage and processing, it also draws on its inherent magnetic properties (that is, its spin). Spintronics holds great potential for magnetic storage media. For example, with magnetic random access memories a computer’s time-consuming start-up phase may cease to be an issue – as in that case it would be operational as soon as it is switched on.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign February 18th, 2014 Three University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Brookhaven National Laboratory February 18th, 2014 Robert Tribble, a widely respected physicist who has played a key role in charting the future direction of nuclear science in the U.S., has been named Deputy Director for Science & Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective February 24, 2014. Tribble is currently a Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Director of the Cyclotron Institute and the Nuclear Solutions Institute there.
Anasys Instruments February 18th, 2014 Anasys Instruments reports on the publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters demonstrating the use of AFM-IR used by French researchers to identify best microbes for biofuel production.
Graphenea February 18th, 2014 Graphenea has signed an agreement with Insight interAsia, under which interAsia will act as a distributor for Graphenea’s graphene products in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Fars News Agency February 19th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Payam-e Nour University of Qazvin in association with their colleagues from University of Valencia, Spain, produced an easily recyclable catalyst that can be separated from the reaction environment.
Clemson University February 19th, 2014 Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 19th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, is pleased to announce that we have been ranked #1 by SBIR Source as the Top Investor in High-Technology. The article discusses in detail the Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) funding program, which funds cutting edge technology and research with commercial applications. SBIR funding, according to GrantIQ, “is a very strong indicator that companies are high tech or hard tech.” Harris & Harris Group topped the rankings based on the percentage of SBIR-backed companies in their historical portfolios and weighted according to the number of companies in each portfolio. The detailed rankings and methodologies used to derive them can be accessed at sbirsource.com/sbir/investors/.
Arrowhead Research Corporation February 19th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 5,500,000 shares of its common stock, offered at a price of $18.95 per share. The offering is expected to close on or about February 24, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Arrowhead has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of common stock. Jefferies LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book-runners for the offering. Piper Jaffray & Co. is acting lead manager for the offering and Trout Capital acted as a financial advisor to the Company.
American Chemical Society February 19th, 2014 The debut of cyborgs who are part human and part machine may be a long way off, but researchers say they now may be getting closer. In a study published in ACS’ journal Nano Letters, they report development of a coating that makes nanoelectronics much more stable in conditions mimicking those in the human body. The advance could also aid in the development of very small implanted medical devices for monitoring health and disease.
American Chemical Society February 19th, 2014 Electronics are getting smaller all the time, but there’s a limit to how tiny they can get with today’s materials. Researchers now say, however, that they have developed a way to shrink capacitors — key components that store energy — even further, which could accelerate the development of more compact, high-performance next-gen devices. The study appears in the journal ACS Nano.
University of California – San Diego February 19th, 2014 Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have developed software that greatly expands the types of multi-scale QM/MM (mixed quantum and molecular mechanical) simulations of complex chemical systems that scientists can use to design new drugs, better chemicals, or improved enzymes for biofuels production.
Cima NanoTech February 19th, 2014 Cima NanoTech, a smart materials company and developer of the disruptive SANTE(R) self-assembling nanoparticle technology for transparent conductors, today announced successful commercial production and sales of its high performance SANTE FS200 Touch Films for large format, multi-touch displays. Designed to enable faster response, lower cost, multi-touch displays with excellent conductivity, transparency, color neutrality, clarity and flexibility, the film is perfect for large format touch screens over 21″ for applications such as all-in-one monitors, interactive table-tops, gaming and signages.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory February 19th, 2014 Using a new microscopy method, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can image and measure electrochemical processes in batteries in real time and at nanoscale resolution.
Physik Instrumente (PI) February 19th, 2014 Piezo motion technology market leader PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new low-cost piezo driver designed for OEM integration.
Ghent University February 20th, 2014 For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes. Electronics that bend and stretch have become possible in recent years, but similar work in the field of optics – communicating with light instead of electrons – has lagged behind. Particularly difficult to engineer have been optics that stretch, lengthening when someone wearing body sensors bends to tie their shoe, or when a robotic arm twists through a full range of motion.
Fars News Agency February 20th, 2014 Iranian researchers from the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of University of Kashan used a new capping agent and succeeded in the synthesis of silica nanoparticles with highly homogenous spherical structure under laboratorial conditions.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology February 20th, 2014 Geckos outclass adhesive tapes in one respect: Even after repeated contact with dirt and dust do their feet perfectly adhere to smooth surfaces. Researchers of the KIT and the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, have now developed the first adhesive tape that does not only adhere to a surface as reliably as the toes of a gecko, but also possesses similar self-cleaning properties. Using such a tape, food packagings or bandages might be opened and closed several times. The results are published in the “Interface” journal of the British Royal Society. DOI: rsif.2013.1205
SEMATECH February 20th, 2014 SEMATECH experts will present world-leading research and development results on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) manufacturability and extendibility, and related areas of metrology at the SPIE Advanced Lithography 2014 conferences taking place February 23-27 in San Jose, CA.
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics February 20th, 2014 The idea to perform data processing with light, without relying on any electronic components, has been around for quite some time. In fact, necessary components such as optical transistors are available. However, up to now they have not gained a lot of attention from computer companies. This could change in the near future as packing densities of electronic devices as well as clock frequencies of electronic computers are about to reach their limits. Optical techniques promise a high bandwidth and low dissipation power, in particular, A team of scientists around Professor Gerhard Rempe, director of the Quantum Dynamics Division at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, has now managed to bring this almost utopian task into reality.
University of Colorado at Boulder February 20th, 2014 University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.
Arrowhead Research Corporation February 20th, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that President and CEO, Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., will present at the 2014 RBC Capital Markets’ Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. EST at the New York Palace Hotel.
CEA-Leti February 20th, 2014 Leti CEO Laurent Malier will kick off Leti Days Grenoble on June 25, 2014, with a presentation on how Leti’s advanced sensor and microelectronics technologies are enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).
Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company February 20th, 2014 Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, will host a new webinar on March 20, “AFM Imaging and Nanomechanics with blueDrive Photothermal Excitation”. blueDrive is a new option available on the Asylum Research Cypher AFM that reinvents tapping mode imaging for remarkably simple, incredibly stable, and strikingly accurate operation.
Izon Science February 20th, 2014 Izon Science (www.izon.com), a global leader in accurate nanoparticle analysis, today announced it has completed a £1 million (NZ$2.0m) funding round in the UK.
California Institute of Technology February 20th, 2014 A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network—the backbone of the Internet.
Nanyang Technological University February 21st, 2014 Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) is collaborating with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to establish the NTU-Northwestern Institute for Nanomedicine. Both universities are putting in substantive investments in this multi-million dollar research institute that will focus on the medical application of nanotechnology.
Phantoms Foundation February 21st, 2014 Graphene 2014 will be held in Toulouse (France) from the 6th to the 9th of May 2014 at the Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis.
Arrowhead Research Corporation February 21st, 2014 Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it received notice that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Department has approved an application to upgrade the listing of the Company’s securities from the NASDAQ Capital Market to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, effective with the opening of business on February 21, 2014. The NASDAQ Global Select Market is the segment for public companies that meet the highest listing standards of NASDAQ, with requirements that include market value, financial, and liquidity measurements. The Company’s stock will continue to trade under the ticker symbol “ARWR” after the upgrade.
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) February 21st, 2014 The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) announced that its globally recognized, nanotechnology-based research will be featured at the world’s leading lithography forum, with nearly two dozen technical papers accepted for presentation at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2014, held annually in California.
Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland) February 8th, 2014 Thermoelectric devices can cool materials by passing currents, or convert temperature differences into electric power. However, especially metallic structures have a very poor thermoelectric performance, and therefore most thermoelectrics are made of semiconductors. Now a group of researchers from the University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University (Finland), San Sebastian (Spain) and Oldenburg University (Germany) have shown how a proper combination of magnetic metals and superconductors could allow reaching very strong thermoelectric conversion efficiency.
Fars News Agency February 8th, 2014 Iranian researchers in association with Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) and Pohang University of Sciences and Technology, South Korea, used nanotechnology and produced copper-silicon carbide nanocomposite applied in resistant-welding electrode.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 10th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the article by Lev Grossman on Harris & Harris Group’s portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., featured on the cover of the February 17, 2014, issue of Time Magazine. The article, titled “The Quantum Quest for a Revolutionary Computer,” introduces readers to the differences between classical and quantum computing and discusses D-Wave’s quantum computing technology. The article also discusses D-Wave’s early customer traction and the outstanding questions around D-Wave’s technology and differentiation. A summary of the article can be viewed at content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2164806,00.html and business.time.com/2014/02/06/9-ways-quantum-computing-will-change-everything/.
Fars News Agency February 10th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Yazd Branch, used the advantages of nanotechnology to produce cotton clothes with high antibacterial properties.
Fars News Agency February 10th, 2014 Iranian biological researchers produced a new medicine for the treatment of diabetes by using effective materials in the extract of grape encapsulated in drug nanocarriers.
Penn State February 10th, 2014 For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It’s not exactly “Fantastic Voyage,” but it’s close. The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped metal particles, move around inside the cells, spinning and battering against the cell membrane.
Houston Methodist February 10th, 2014 With a nod to 3rd century Chinese woodblock printing and children’s rubber stamp toys, researchers in Houston have developed a way to print living cells onto any surface, in virtually any shape. Unlike recent, similar work using inkjet printing approaches, almost all cells survive the process, scientists report in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 11th, 2014 Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that can deliver snippets of genetic material that turn off disease-causing genes.
CEA-Leti February 11th, 2014 CEA-Leti today announced the launch of PIEZOMAT, a research project funded by the European Commission to design and implement a new technology of fingerprint sensor that enables ultra-high resolution reconstruction of the smallest features of human fingerprints.
University of Vienna February 11th, 2014 Whenever a new material is discovered, scientists are eager to find out whether or not it can be superconducting. This applies particularly to the wonder material graphene. Now, an international team around researchers at the University of Vienna unveiled the superconducting pairing mechanism in Calcium doped graphene using the ARPES method. Their results are published in the reputed journal Nature Communications.
Washington University in St. Louis February 11th, 2014 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have demonstrated a new approach to treating muscular dystrophy. Mice with a form of this muscle-weakening disease showed improved strength and heart function when treated with nanoparticles loaded with rapamycin, an immunosuppressive drug recently found to improve recycling of cellular waste.
washingtonpost.com February 11th, 2014 Whether researching stronger, lighter materials for use in planes and spaceships or keeping squashed insects from sticking to airplane wings, Mia Siochi’s work at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia has the potential to improve aviation and save taxpayers millions of dollars. Siochi, a research materials engineer, leads a NASA team that is seeking to tap the potential of nanotechnology to reduce the weight of space launch vehicles by up to 30 percent, or about 200,000 pounds. With launch costs being about $10,000 per pound, lightening the load leads to significantly lower costs.
Whitehouse.gov February 11th, 2014 The United States and France have long collaborated on science and technology, which enhances the well-being of our citizens, promotes commercial innovation and economic growth, and advances the human condition not just for our citizens, but for people across the globe. In 2008, the United States and France signed agreements on science and technology, including in the area of homeland security. Significant work has been carried out under these agreements, and the United States remains firmly committed to collaborating with France over a wide range of disciplines – including civil space, global health, innovation and research exchanges, the environment, and protecting our citizens. Hallmarks of our bilateral cooperation include:
University of Connecticut February 11th, 2014 As an expert in additive manufacturing at the University of Alabama, Leila Ladani fabricated new materials and characterized prototype parts for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 11th, 2014 Ryan Oliver, a visiting graduate student in the lab of associate professor of mechanical engineering A. John Hart, is developing a technique called maskless fluidic lithography that creates unique shapes in a liquid polymer by exposing it to patterned ultraviolet light, a process known as photopolymerization.
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg February 12th, 2014 Scientists have discovered that a polymer can provide a key to get into tumors: Prof. Prasad Shastri, Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and core member of the cluster of excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg, and graduate students Julia Voigt and Jon Christensen have developed a new paradigm to home nanoparticles, containers that measure a few 100 nanometers in size, to endothelial cells.
Fars News Agency February 12th, 2014 New SPION-C595 contrast agent was introduced, designed and produced by Iranian researchers to detect and take images from ovarian cancer cells to be used in targeted magnetic resonance molecular imaging.
Plataforma SINC February 12th, 2014 Researchers from the Basque centre CIC biomaGUNE and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) have designed nanoparticles with one half formed of gold branches and the other of silicon oxide. They are a kind of Janus particle, so-called in honour of the Roman god with two faces, which could be used in phototherapy in the future to treat tumours.
University of Central Florida (UCF) February 12th, 2014 One UCF researcher may be on the brink of bringing 3-D- TV back from the dead. Gone are the goofy glasses required of existing sets. Instead, assistant professor Jayan Thomas is working on creating the materials necessary to create a 3-D image that could be seen from 360 degrees with no extra equipment.
IDTechEx February 12th, 2014 Dr Harry Zervos, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx 2014 has only just began and already discussions abound on how a “tipping point” has been reached in the field of printed and flexible electronics, a statement mostly backed by the significant interest and accompanying investment by LG and Samsung into the commercialisation of flexible displays. Fully flexible displays are still a few years away, but recently demonstrated devices on plastic substrates (but still encapsulated in rigid glass) by both Korean giants are the precursors of conformable ultra-thin OLEDs, which will be characterised by true flexibility and unsurpassed robustness.
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory February 12th, 2014 Ignition — the process of releasing fusion energy equal to or greater than the amount of energy used to confine the fuel — has long been considered the “holy grail” of inertial confinement fusion science. A key step along the path to ignition is to have “fuel gains” greater than unity, where the energy generated through fusion reactions exceeds the amount of energy deposited into the fusion fuel.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) February 12th, 2014 It’s not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) February 12th, 2014 Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), has been detailed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to serve as the Interim Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). He will lead the coordination and integration of the scientific research components of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He will also assist the co-chairs of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee under the NSTC with long-range planning, coordinating with agencies and other NSTC groups and coordination offices. Lloyd will lead the NNCO until a new Director is in place (which is expected to be within 6 months). His appointment follows the recent retirement of NNCO Director Dr. Robert Pohanka.
Joint Quantum Institute February 12th, 2014 Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Modern electronics relies on utilizing the charge properties of the electron. Using lasers and magnetic fields, atomic systems can be engineered to have behavior analogous to that of electrons, making them an exciting platform for studying and generating alternatives to charge-based electronics.
XPRIZE February 12th, 2014 XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced that team registration is open for the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a competition to incentivize breakthroughs in ocean pH sensor technology that will radically transform our understanding of ocean acidification. Teams are expected to come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from nanotechnology and biotechnology to industrial chemistry and marine science — from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and small and medium enterprises. Or, as is the case with past XPRIZE competitions, anyone with a creative idea to revolutionize ocean pH sensor technology is encouraged to compete.
Fars News Agency February 13th, 2014 Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Branch, used chemical methods to produce zinc oxide nanoparticles with regular structure to be used in optical industries.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology February 13th, 2014 The physicist Maximilian Haider, honorary professor at KIT, is one of the winners of this year’s “Frontiers of Knowledge Award” in the amount of about EUR 400,000. The Spanish foundation BBVA honors Haider, together with Prof. Harald Rose, senior professor at Ulm University, and Prof. Knut Urban, Forschungszentrum Jülich, for the development of a new generation of so-called aberration-corrected electron microscopes that reach resolutions in the atomic range.
Brookhaven National Laboratory February 13th, 2014 Armed with just the right atomic arrangements, superconductors allow electricity to flow without loss and radically enhance energy generation, delivery, and storage. Scientists tweak these superconductor recipes by swapping out elements or manipulating the valence electrons in an atom’s outermost orbital shell to strike the perfect conductive balance. Most high-temperature superconductors contain atoms with only one orbital impacting performance-but what about mixing those elements with more complex configurations?
Leica Microsystems GmbH February 13th, 2014 Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DCM8 for non-destructive three-dimensional surface profiling. The instrument is a combined confocal and interferometric optical profiler and therefore provides the benefits of both technologies: high definition confocal microscopy for high lateral resolution and interferometry to reach sub-nanometer vertical resolution. Both techniques can be important for surface analysis of materials and components across numerous research and production environments. Surfaces that are made up of intricate structures with highly sloping areas demand lateral resolution of a few microns. In contrast to this, polished super-smooth surfaces with critical micro peaks and valleys require vertical analysis on the nanometer scale.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP February 13th, 2014 McDermott Will & Emery continues investigating trends in nanotechnology patent literature as a means of identifying research trends, pinpointing industry leaders and clarifying the importance of the United States in this technology revolution. The 2014 report is a compilation of the global 2013 nanotechnology trends in research, technology, and industry with a renewed focus on trends in the energy sector.
Institute of Physics February 13th, 2014 Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.
IEST February 13th, 2014 In October of 2012, Felix Baumgartner became the first human to break the sound barrier without help from an engine, executing a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere as part of the Stratos project. While millions marveled at the feat, few outside of the environmental sciences thought about the testing necessary to make it possible.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. February 14th, 2014 Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by its portfolio company, Molecular Imprints, Inc. (“MII”), that it has signed an agreement to sell its semiconductor imprint lithography equipment business to Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan. Canon began conducting research into nanoimprint technology in 2004 to enter the market for lithography equipment for leading-edge high-resolution patterning. Since 2009, Canon has been carrying out joint development with MII and a major semiconductor manufacturer for mass production using MII’s Jet and Flash™ Imprint Lithography (J-FILTM) technology. The press release announcing the acquisition can be found at ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/molecular-imprints-semiconductor-business-acquired-210000231.html .
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Foerderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung February 14th, 2014 Chemists supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have developed a one-pot synthesis process to encapsulate nanoparticles. This type of particle could improve the antimicrobial coating of implants.
Rice University February 14th, 2014 On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research.