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Many Common Household Products Contain DNA-Damaging Nanoparticles: Study
2014-04-11 07:48:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some nanoparticles commonly added to thousands of consumer products can significantly damage DNA, according to a new study by researchers at MIT and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). These products, which include cosmetics, sunscreens, clothing and other common items, contain nanoparticles added by manufacturers to, among other things, improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life. But the current study...

2014-04-10 08:23:09

SAN MARCOS, Texas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) announced today shipping size-optimized metallic oxide particles to a major Asian electronics conglomerate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121120/DA16554LOGO QMC believes that this initial shipment will meet or exceed all the intended design goals and anticipates receiving favorable materials assessment for project advancement. For this project, and other current engagements with...

2014-04-09 16:03:50

Scientific breakthrough to potentially revolutionize high-speed electronics, nanoscale opto-electronics and nonlinear optics Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), namely Dr Bai Ping of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Dr Michel Bosman of the Institute of Materials Research and...

2014-04-08 23:04:48

This report follows a bottom up approach to estimate and forecast the global market for advanced functional material by volume and revenue. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/advanced-functional-material-1221.html (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The report "Advanced Functional Material Market For Low Carbon Applications By Categories (Ceramics, Composites, Energy Materials, Conductive Polymers & Nanomaterials), Applications (Chemicals, Electronics, Healthcare &...

2014-04-08 16:01:27

A new theoretical study shows the conductivity conditions under which graphene nanoribbons can become switches in externally controlled electronic devices 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...

2014-04-08 10:00:09

Rice University lab makes hybrid nanotube-graphene material that promises to simplify manufacturing 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. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour set nanotubes into graphene in a way that not only mimics how steel rebar is used in concrete but also preserves and even improves the electrical and mechanical qualities of both. The...

Samsung's Galaxy Gear Could Soon Have Graphene Technology In Them
2014-04-07 13:32:45

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Graphene is a future-looking substance that Samsung might just have brought into the "now" category by creating a new method for the production of the material consumer electronics firms are seeking to advance the industry. Samsung has developed a way to speed the synthesis of graphene, which can be used in consumer electronics including flexible displays and wearable devices. Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) worked in...

2014-04-04 12:35:32

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumor 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. "The clever thing about the technique is that we can target selected cells without harming surrounding tissue. There are many ways to kill cells, but this method is contained and remote-controlled", said Professor Erik Renström. The point of the new technique is that it is...

2014-04-04 12:30:59

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w26245/market ) has announced the addition of the "Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This new report provides an in depth market analysis of the opportunities emerging within the field of quantum dots (QDs), examining the latest products, strategies and technical...

2014-04-04 10:57:13

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. One of these materials is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is part of a wider group of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides, and has been put forward by a group of researchers in the US as a potential building...


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