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How a locust's eardrum could lead to tiny microphones
Being able to hear the smallest of noises is a matter of life or death for many insects, but for the scientists studying their hearing systems understanding how insect ears can be so sensitive could lead to new microphones able to capture and analyse extremely faint sounds. (2006-03-30)

ACS launches two new journals in nanotechnology and crystallography
Experts in the areas of nanoscience and technology and crystallography, A. Paul Alivisatos, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, editor-in-chief of Nano Letters and Robin Rodgers, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and editor-in-chief of Crystal Growth & Design, discuss their publications and the state of science and technology within their respective fields. (2000-11-27)

Small is different
The practice of pairing computer simulations with real-world experiments is becoming more vital as scientists delve deeper into realms where the actors are measured on the nanoscale. (2005-02-17)

Good vibrations: New atom-scale products on horizon
The generation of an electric field by the compression and expansion of solid materials is known as the piezoelectric effect, and it has a wide range of applications ranging from everyday items such as watches, motion sensors and precise positioning systems. Researchers at McGill University's Department of Chemistry have now discovered how to control this effect in nanoscale semiconductors called (2010-08-23)

First genetic toggle switch engineered at Boston University
The first-ever (2000-01-18)

University of South Carolina hosts international conference
Scholars from the United States and Europe will converge at the University of South Carolina (USC) March 20-23 for the first of two international conferences to discuss the societal implications of nanoscale science and technology on a global scale. The conference is the first ever focusing on (2003-03-13)

Tonight NJIT researcher receives NJIT overseers award
Tonight NJIT Research Professor Reginald C. Farrow, Ph.D., who with his research team have discovered how to make nanoscale arrays of the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells will receive the NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal. (2012-10-04)

UCLA, Japanese company to collaborate on specialized nano-imaging instrumentation
Hamamatsu will work with CNSI researchers on efforts to apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to projects having global importance in health, medicine, energy, and the environment. Together they will work on new instruments that advance the field of nanolevel optical imaging. (2010-09-08)

Boston College receives W.M. Keck Foundation funding for nanoscale optical microscope
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded Boston College a $1 million grant to support a multi-disciplinary team of researchers developing a new type of microscope. The team will use nanotechnology to create a microscope that uses a light guiding (2011-02-03)

Carving at the nanoscale
Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology have successfully demonstrated a new method for producing a wide variety of complex hollow nanoparticles. The work, published this week in Science, applies well known processes of corrosion in a novel manner to produce highly complex cage-like nanoscale structures with potential applications in fields from medicine to industrial processing. (2011-12-08)

Researchers find nanowires have unusually pronounced 'anelastic' properties
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Brown University have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity -- meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly. (2015-07-13)

Nanomedicine shines light on combined force of nanomedicine and regenerative medicine
Nanomedicine has published a special focus issue on the combined force of nanomedicine and regenerative medicine; two fields that continue to develop at a dramatic pace. (2015-03-31)

Defining adhesion clusters
Scientists at the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have discovered the molecular mechanisms responsible for the formation of the adherens junction at the nanoscale level. (2015-01-18)

National Nanotechnology Initiative's strategic planning stakeholder workshop
The NNI will host the Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop at the Hotel Palomar in Arlington, Va., on July 13-14, 2010. The goal of this workshop is to obtain input from stakeholders regarding the goals and objectives for an updated NNI Strategic Plan that is currently under development and scheduled for completion by December 2010. (2010-07-07)

Nanoscale iron could help cleanse the environment
An ultrafine, (2003-09-03)

Rice nanophotonics lab gets $3 million training grant
Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) has been awarded a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to prepare students in the design and fabrication of nanoscale optical components and their emerging applications. Nanophotonics, the development of new ways to generate and manipulate light using ultrasmall, engineered structures, is a fast-growing field that holds promise for industries as diverse as microelectronics, magnetic recording, biomedicine, environmental remediation and homeland security. (2005-07-12)

Stanford ultraresponsive magnetic nanoscavengers for next generation water purification
A new synthetic nanoparticle from Stanford Engineering could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically. This improves upon existing technologies through ultraresponsiveness to magnetism. (2013-05-15)

Young scientist discovers magnetic material unnecessary to create spin current
Research at Argonne indicates that you don't need a magnetic material to create spin current from insulators--with important implications for the field of spintronics and the development of high-speed, low-power electronics that use electron spin rather than charge to carry information. (2015-07-23)

Nano's brightest coming to Rice
Registration is open for Year of Nano events to be held Oct. 10-13 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the carbon 60 molecule, the buckminsterfullerene, at Rice. (2010-07-29)

UW paper in Science shows how some solids mimic liquids on nanoscale
A University of Waterloo physics and astronomy research team, in a paper to be published Feb. 1 in Science, shows how some solids behave like liquids on the nanoscale. The UW researchers, professor James Forrest and then-graduate student Zahra Fakhraai, take a major step forward in discovering how to measure polymer substances using nanoscale technology. They explore the properties of the large class of natural and synthetic materials on the nanoscale. (2008-02-01)

Penn theorists to create optical circuit elements
Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a means of shrinking electronics so they could be run using light instead of electricity. Their circuit elements would take a beam of light on a path of gold to a miniaturized world of new electronics. (2005-09-27)

Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale
Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference. (2013-09-19)

'Few-walled' carbon nanotubes said cheap and efficient option for certain applications
North Carolina scientists have found that (2005-03-16)

Researchers create artificial protein to control assembly of buckyballs
A Dartmouth College scientist and his collaborators have created an artificial protein that organizes new materials at the nanoscale. (2016-04-26)

Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing. (2013-11-18)

Frozen lightning: NIST's new nanoelectronic switch
Researchers at NIST have demonstrated a prototype nanoscale electronic switch that can be built from self-assembled layers of organic molecules on silver wires. Potential applications range from a replacement technology for magnetic data storage to integrated circuit memory devices. (2007-03-02)

First ever Nanobiology Conference will be held at Emory University
The first-ever Nanobiology Conference will bring 70 of the world's most authoritative life scientists, physical scientists and engineers from around the world to Emory University on Oct. 25- 27 to discuss the latest developments in understanding the physics of biological processes at the nanometer scale. The goal of the conference is to see how biology works at the nanometer scale and how biological molecular machines made of a few molecules can be duplicated. (2001-10-05)

Solar cells get a boost from bouncing light
A new twist on an old solar cell design sends light ricocheting through layers of microscopic spheres, increasing its electricity-generating potential by 26 percent. (2011-07-29)

Gold nanoparticles create visible-light catalysis in nanowires
A scientist at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water. (2010-06-15)

CNSE reports breakthrough in production of exposed images using ASML EUV R&D lithography tool
Less than six months after taking delivery of the world's first full-field extreme ultraviolet (EUV) research and development tool (ADT), the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany announced that it has produced the world's first exposed images while using the tool in a development environment. (2007-02-27)

Penn research shows mechanism behind wear at the atomic scale
s surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface structure, wear affects nanoscale objects more strongly than it does their macroscale counterparts. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have experimentally demonstrated one of the mechanisms behind wear at the smallest scale: the transfer of material, atom by atom, from one surface to another. (2013-01-30)

Strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety research
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology today released a document describing the National Nanotechnology Initiative's strategy for addressing priority research on the environment, health and safety aspects of nanomaterials. (2008-02-14)

Work with nanoparticles may lead to 'on-the-spot' virus detector
Chemical engineers from the University at Buffalo have collaborated with scientists from other institutions to solve a critical bottleneck in the transport and capture of virus nanoparticles, making possible a device that could rapidly sample and detect infectious biological agents, such as viruses. (2007-05-02)

Helical piezoelectric 'nanosprings' could be actuators & transducers in nanosystems
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of nanometer-scale structures that spontaneously form helical shapes from long ribbon-like single crystals of zinc oxide (ZnO). Dubbed (2003-10-16)

Nanotubes: Mighty, Minuscule Molecules Targeted Through Navy Research Funding
The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded a $5.6 million, five-year grant to 12 scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and three colleagues at N.C. State University. The researchers, who are studying large molecules known as nanotubes, will conduct experiments on nanotube- based materials through the N.C. Center for Nanoscale Materials. (1998-03-04)

UCLA engineers announce breakthrough in semiconductor spin wave research
UCLA Engineering adjunct professor Mary Mehrnoosh Eshaghian-Wilner, researcher Alexander Khitun and professor Kang Wang have created three novel nanoscale computational architectures using a technology they pioneered called (2006-05-04)

At molecular scale, vibrational couplings define heat conduction
Too much heat can destroy a sturdy automobile engine or a miniature microchip. As scientists and engineers strive to make ever-smaller nanoscale devices, from molecular motors and switches to single-molecule transistors, the control of heat is becoming a burning issue. The shapes of molecules really matter, say scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Scranton who timed the flow of vibrational heat energy through a water-surfactant-organic solvent system. (2004-09-23)

Breakthrough in materials science: Kiel research team can bond metals with nearly all surfaces
How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A research team at Kiel University has discovered how they can change the surface properties without affecting the mechanical stability of the metals or changing the metal characteristics themselves. This fundamentally new method is based on using an electrochemical etching process, in which the uppermost layer of a metal is roughened on a micrometer scale in a tightly controlled manner. (2016-09-07)

Argonne scientists to control attractive force for nanoelectromechanical systems
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a way to control the Casimir force, a quantum mechanical force, which attracts objects when they are only hundred nanometers apart. (2009-12-10)

Your T-shirt's ringing: Telecommunications in the spaser age
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. (2014-04-23)

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