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Nano World Cancer Day 2016

Nanomedicine is applied nanotechnology to achieve innovation in healthcare. It virtually impacts all therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiovascular diseases and neurologic disorders. With approximately 50 nanomedicine products already on the market and 200 more undergoing clinical trials, nanomedicine is already showing its benefits to patients.   The most active and...
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Drexel materials scientists aid Australian Institution in developing super-absorbent material

In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, Materials scientists from Drexel University and Deakin University, in Australia, have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents—a trait that could make it an important technology for quickly...
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Measuring Nanoscale Features with Fractions of Light

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way.   And how they are doing it just might be the semiconductor industry's ticket for extending its use of optical microscopes to measure computer chip features that are approaching 10 nanometers, tiny fractions of the wavelength of light.   ...
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Nanobombs Might Deliver Agents That Alter Gene Activity in Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) have developed nanoparticles that swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.   Such “nanobombs” might overcome a biological barrier that has blocked development of agents that work by altering the...
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New microscope creates near-real-time videos of nanoscale processes

Engineers at MIT have designed an atomic force microscope that scans images 2,000 times faster than existing commercial models. With this new high-speed instrument, the team produced images of chemical processes taking place at the nanoscale, at a rate that is close to real-time video.   In one demonstration of the instrument’s capabilities, the researchers scanned a 70-...
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Nanostructured metal coatings let the light through for electrical devices

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

New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity.   How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from the rate at which a campfire can warm you up, to how much heat the...
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Novel 'crumpling' of hybrid nanostructures increases SERS sensitivity

By "crumpling" to increase the surface area of graphene-gold nanostructures, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved the sensitivity of these materials, opening the door to novel opportunities in electronics and optical sensing applications.   "I believe that this work will benefit researchers in the area of surface plasmonics by providing...
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Graphene could take night-vision technology beyond ‘Predator’

Movies such as 1987’s “Predator,” in which an alien who sees in the infrared hunts down Arnold Schwarzenegger and his team, introduced a generation of sci-fi fans to thermal imaging.   Since then, heat-sensing devices have found many real-word applications but have remained relatively expensive and rigid. But a new development featuring graphene, reported in ACS’ journal Nano...
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Nanotweezer is new tool to create advanced plasmonic technologies

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new type of "nanotweezer" capable of positioning tiny objects quickly and accurately and freezing them in place could enable improved nanoscale sensing methods and aid research to manufacture advanced technologies such as quantum computers and ultra-high-resolution displays.   The device, fabricated at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center ,...
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Development of nanostructuring technology to simultaneously control heat and electricity

The improvement of thermoelectric materials that can directly convert wasted heat to electric energy may lead to one of the solutions for energy issues.   For high performance in thermoelectric materials, it is required to easily conduct electricity while making it difficult for heat to pass through. Namely, high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity are...
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One direction: Researchers grow nanocircuitry with semiconducting graphene nanoribbons

In a development that could revolutionize electronic ciruitry, a research team from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has confirmed a new way to control the growth paths of graphene nanoribbons on the surface of a germainum crystal.   Germanium is a semiconductor and this method provides a...
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New research could revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells

BINGHAMTON, NY - Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide.   This two-dimensional nanomaterial has the potential to revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells and biomedical instruments.   By using the probe of an atomic force...
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Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine from DNA

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

The Materials Modelling science area is part of the Materials and Modelling programme at the National Physical Laboratory, which is currently reviewing the programme roadmaps that provide a strategic overview of the NMS and describe a number of scientific and capability developments which need to be achieved by it. The roadmaps for the whole of the National Measurement System are...
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Industrial Nanocomposites poster competition

  During the Industrial Nanocomposites Conference 2015, there will be an opportunity to display posters for entry into a poster competition. The competition will allow students to showcase their work to an industrial audience and prizes will be awarded for: Best Industrial Collaboration Best Application of Nanocomposites Overall Winner Posters will be...
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Opportunity to exhibit at HiPerNano2015 - apply to win a place by 14 October

Proposals for exhibitions are invited KTN is inviting Nanotechnology companies and research organizations to exhibit their novel technologies at HiPerNano2015.  Exhibition slots will be offered for the best 10 proposals at no extra charge (you still need to register for the event). Submit using our Call for Exhibitors Submission Form Deadline for submissions...
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Nanotechnology Lecture by White House Staff Member Dr. Michael Meador at the Royal Institution

Registration Now Open: A Public Lecture by NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador in London Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Seen Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7-8:30pm Royal Institution of Great Britain Event Description : Join the Director of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), Dr. Michael Meador, to learn about the...
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Proposed standards for triboelectric nanogenerators could facilitate comparisons

More than 60 research groups worldwide are now developing variations of the triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which converts ambient mechanical energy into electricity for powering wearable electronics, sensor networks, implantable medical devices and other small systems. To provide a means for both comparing and selecting these energy-harvesting nanogenerators for specific...
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Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £2.5 million in technical feasibility studies to target the applications of graphene with the greatest commercial potential.   The aim of this competition is to stimulate the exploitation of this high-performance material, as well as related carbon-based 2D materials that...
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Chemical Decontamination - Home Office: SBRI call briefing event

This call for proposals on behalf of the Home Office's Office of Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and the Government Decontamination Service (GDS) opened on Monday 21 September, 2015.   Up to £300k will be spent on Phase 1 proof-of-concept projects, each with a value of £0 to 50k.    Where contamination poses a risk to human life and the wider...
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HiPerNano 2015 will be held in London

  HiPerNano 2015 is the 7th Conference and Exhibition that brings together nanotechnology solution developers and end-users with nanoengineering challenges to solve.  Nanotechnology is a key technology in innovative industries such as, renewable energy, automotive, aerospace, microelectronics, and is the basis for many products and technologies that are in common...
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HiPerNano 2015 — programme now available

HiPerNano 2015 is the 7th Conference and Exhibition that brings together nanotechnology solution developers and end-users with nanoengineering challenges to solve.   Nanotechnology is a key technology in innovative industries such as renewable energy, automotive, aerospace and microelectronics, and is the basis for many products and technologies that are in common use....
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Nanostructures for contactless control

Chemists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristaet (LMU) have fabricated a novel nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes colour in response to moisture. The new material could form the basis for humidity-sensitive contactless control of interactive screens on digital devices.   LMU chemists have developed a photonic crystal from ultrathin nanosheets which are extremely...
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Nanomaterial could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient

With the growth of wind and solar energy and the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, many people may have forgotten about the promised 'hydrogen economy'. But in research labs around the world, progress continues. Now scientists are reporting in the Journal of the American Chemical Society a new process that could help us move faster toward sustainable hydrogen-based energy. ...
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