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Great potential for faster diagnoses with new method
The more accurately we can diagnose a disease, the greater the chance that the patient will survive. (2013-10-03)
Flexible electronics could find applications as sensors, artificial muscles
Flexible electronic structures with the potential to bend, expand and manipulate electronic devices are being developed by researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2007-04-02)
Scientists create the first synthetic nanoscale fractal molecule
From snowflakes to the leaves on a tree, objects in nature are made of irregular molecules called fractals. (2006-05-11)
NSET releases document: EHS research needs for engineered nanoscale materials
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology has released a document identifying environmental, health, and safety research and information needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of engineered nanoscale materials. (2006-09-21)
Nanoscience Building Dedication Brings NSF's Lane To Rice
Neal Lane, director of the National Science Foundation and White House science adviser, will deliver a lecture, (1998-04-28)
Pitt-led team develops nanoscale light sensor compatible with 'Etch-a-Sketch' nanoelectronic platform
Pitt, UW-Madison researchers overcome one of nanotechnology's most daunting challenges by creating a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices, as reported in Nature Photonics. (2010-11-14)
Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene
An atomically thin layer of water freezes at room temperature to form square ice with symmetry completely alien to water molecules, University of Manchester researchers have found. (2015-03-25)
New industrial possibilities for nanoporous thin films
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new type of materials with nanoscale pores. (2015-12-14)
Heavier hydrogen on the atomic scale reduces friction
Scientists may be one step closer to understanding the atomic forces that cause friction, thanks to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Houston and the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. (2007-11-02)
NIST team develops novel method for nanostructured polymer thin films
NIST materials researchers have developed a novel annealing process to prepare polymer thin films for patterning nanoscale features in next-generation microchips and data storage devices. (2007-09-14)
Researcher who invented world's smallest probe to receive award
NJIT research professor Reginald C. Farrow, Ph.D., who with his research team have discovered how to make the world's smallest probe for investigating the electrical properties of individual living cells will receive on Oct. (2012-10-01)
2 Caltech researchers receive DARPA Young Faculty Awards
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected two researchers from the California Institute of Technology to participate in its Young Faculty Award program. (2009-11-04)
New technology may double radio frequency data capacity
Columbia engineers have invented a technology -- full-duplex radio integrated circuits -- that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. (2015-03-13)
Golden ratio discovered in a quantum world
Researchers from the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. (2010-01-07)
New material for nanoscale computer chips
New data from Chinese-Danish collaboration shows that organic nanoscale wires could be an alternative to silicon in computer chips. (2009-08-17)
Never say never in the nano-world
'On rare occasions, one may observe events that never happen on the macroscopic scale such as, for example heat transfer from cold to hot which is unheard of in our daily lives,' says Christoph Dellago, professor in computational physics at the University of Vienna and coauthor of the present publication in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2014-03-31)
'Pick and mix' smart materials for robotics
Researchers have successfully combined multiple functions into a single smart life-like material for the first time. (2015-06-23)
Pushing light beyond its known limits
Scientists at the University of Adelaide have made a breakthrough that could change the world's thinking on what light is capable of. (2009-11-12)
New fabrication technique yields nanoscale UV LEDs
Researchers at NIST, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Maryland and Howard University, have developed a technique to create tiny, highly efficient light-emitting diodes from nanowires. (2007-05-25)
Polyurethane phase morphology induces endothelial cell organization
This study demonstrates that role of nanostructured biphasic morphology of segmental polyurethanes as a matrix signal for organization of endothelial cells into network structures. (2016-01-05)
Pioneering nanosystems degree wins approval
The Louisiana Board of Regents granted final approval Thursday for Louisiana Tech to offer a nanosystems engineering degree program, the nation's first such undergraduate degree. (2005-02-24)
Scientists create atomically thin boron
A team of scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University has, for the first time, created a two-dimensional sheet of boron -- a material known as borophene. (2015-12-17)
Cold electrons to aid better design of drugs and materials
A new source of very cold electrons will improve the quality and speed of nanoimaging for drug and materials development, to a trillionth of a second. (2011-08-01)
Self-assembled DNA buckyballs for drug delivery
Cornell University researchers have made DNA buckyballs -- tiny geodesic spheres that could be used for drug delivery and as containers for chemical reactions. (2005-08-28)
Molecule by molecule, scientists design a new transistor
An NC State scientist and his multidisciplinary team are working to build, molecule by molecule, a nanoscale transistor. (2003-11-18)
Nickel nanoparticles may contribute to lung cancer
Lab experiments find that nickel particles with diameters billionths of a meter wide can trigger a cellular pathway that promotes cancer growth. (2011-08-23)
Several new single-molecule magnets discovered
Several new single-molecule magnets have been discovered by Indiana University chemist George Christou, who makes molecules containing the metal manganese. (2000-03-25)
ORNL researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale
Experiments conducted by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered a way of controlling friction on ionic surfaces at the nanoscale using electrical stimulation and ambient water vapor. (2015-01-27)
Metamaterials could reduce friction in nanomachines
Nanoscale machines expected to have wide application in industry, energy, medicine and other fields may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to important theoretical discoveries concerning the manipulation of famous Casimir forces that took place at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. (2009-12-07)
Switching to chemistry
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have demonstrated a new kind of electrical switch, formed of organic molecules, that could be used in the future in nanoscale electronic components. (2005-04-21)
ORNL scientists reveal battery behavior at the nanoscale
As industries and consumers increasingly seek improved battery power sources, cutting-edge microscopy performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing an unprecedented perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function. (2010-09-14)
Albany NanoTech and AMD team up to develop breakthrough silicon measurement technique
Albany NanoTech's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany and Advanced Micro Devices will collaborate on the development a new nanometrology capability for measuring the stress state in strained silicon. (2004-11-09)
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)
NNI releases supplement to the president's 2016 budget
The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 provides $1.5 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a continued Federal investment in support of the President's priorities and innovation strategy. (2015-03-11)
Symposium to honor Bob Richardson is April 12
A symposium honoring Nobel laureate Robert C. Richardson, the Floyd R. (2008-04-09)
New method for measuring the temperature of nanoscale objects discovered
Pioneering research, published in Nature Nanotechnology, has now developed a method to accurately measure the surface temperature of nanoscale objects when they have a different temperature than their environment. (2014-05-04)
Nature inspires DNA/protein
A new generation of nanoscale devices are being developed based on inspiration found in nature. (2003-03-24)
A little less force: Making atomic force microscopy work for cells
Scientists with Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have developed a nanowire-based imaging technique by which atomic force microscopy could be used to study biological cells and other soft materials in their natural, liquid environment without tearing apart or deforming the samples. (2010-04-20)
'The photon force is with us': Harnessing light to drive nanomachines
Science fiction writers have long envisioned sailing a spacecraft by the optical force of the sun's light. (2008-11-26)
Imaging technique measures toxicity of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's proteins
A new super-resolution imaging technique allows researchers to track how surface changes in proteins are related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. (2016-11-23)
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