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Mammalian Cells Prefer Nanodiscs Over Nanorods
2013-10-07 16:21:24

Georgia Institute of Technology For years scientists have been working to fundamentally understand how nanoparticles move throughout the human body. One big unanswered question is how the shape of nanoparticles affects their entry into cells. Now researchers have discovered that under typical culture conditions, mammalian cells prefer disc-shaped nanoparticles over those shaped like rods. Understanding how the shape of nanoparticles affects their transport into cells could be a major...

Carbon Nanotube Forests Have Low Stiffness Due To Waviness
2013-10-01 12:05:01

Georgia Institute of Technology A new study has found that "waviness" in forests of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes dramatically reduces their stiffness, answering a long-standing question surrounding the tiny structures. Instead of being a detriment, the waviness may make the nanotube arrays more compliant and therefore useful as thermal interface material for conducting heat away from future high-powered integrated circuits. Measurements of nanotube stiffness, which is...

2013-09-19 23:01:36

September 27th Event attracts experts on science, technology, engineering and math education. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) today announced Dr. Robert McGrath, VP of Georgia Tech and Director of GTRI, Dr. Lance Ford, Educational Advocate for Cisco and Robert Swiggum, CIO of the Georgia Department of Education, are just some of the speakers who will appear at the second annual S.T.E.M....

Material Properties Of Containers Affect The Viscosity Of Water At The Nanoscale
2013-09-19 14:25:06

Georgia Institute of Technology 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. A new study shows that in nanoscopic channels, the effective viscosity of water in channels made of glass can be twice as high as water in plastic channels. Nanoscopic glass channels can...

Quantum Inverted Pendulum
2013-08-28 08:18:43

Georgia Institute of Technology A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the "down" position and perfectly inverted in the "up" position. While the "down" position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely not stable. Any infinitesimal deviation from perfectly inverted is enough to cause the pendulum to eventually swing down. It has been known for more than 100 years, though, that an inverted pendulum can be stabilized by vibrating the pivot point....

Your Signature In Lights
2013-08-12 06:20:58

Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically. The sensor device could provide an artificial sense of touch, offering sensitivity comparable to that...

World's Smallest Mona Lisa
2013-08-06 07:17:29

Georgia Institute of Technology Nanotechnique creates image 30 microns in width The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have "painted" the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width -- or one-third the width of a human hair. The team's creation, the "Mini Lisa," demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nanomanufacturing of devices because the...

2013-07-23 23:20:56

Nuesoft, the first healthcare IT company to offer cloud-based medical practice management software, today announced that the company is currently undergoing a rebranding of all of its product offerings under the NueMD® name. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Nuesoft Technologies, Inc., the first healthcare IT company to offer cloud-based medical practice management software, today announced that the company is currently undergoing a rebranding of all of its product offerings under...


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