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2013-11-13 23:26:55

HEAD's Graphene Speed Pro Tennis Racquet recognized as best use of innovative technology in recreation category of Popular Science Best of What's New Award. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 HEAD, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment, is proud to announce that the editors of Popular Science, the world’s largest science and technology magazine, have named HEAD’s Graphene™ Speed Pro tennis racquet a 2013 recipient of the...

2013-11-13 23:04:13

In-demand research report “Market Opportunities for Quantum Dots in Lighting and Displays” elaborated by NanoMarkets has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Quantum dots are semiconductor nanoparticles, with dimensions typically ranging from 2 to 10 nm. Their diminutiveness makes them highly flexible and versatile and therefore suitable for a lot of applications. Currently, the healthcare sector is the largest application for QD-based...

Researchers Develop Technique For Imaging Individual Carbon Nanotubes
2013-11-13 07:50:55

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Despite their almost incomprehensibly small size – a diameter about one ten-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – single-walled carbon nanotubes come in a plethora of different “species,” each with its own structure and unique combination of electronic and optical properties. Characterizing the structure and properties of an individual carbon nanotube has involved a lot of guesswork – until now. Researchers with the U.S. Department of...

X-rays Reveal Unexpected Property Of Widely Used Nanoparticles
2013-11-12 15:02:07

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists. Using the X-ray beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF they showed that the electrons absorbed and released by cerium dioxide nanoparticles during chemical reactions behave in a completely different way than previously thought: the electrons are not bound to individual atoms but, like a cloud, distribute themselves...

Quest For ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Remains Elusive, It So Appears
2013-11-12 07:43:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Limitations in current cloaking technology allow objects to be temporarily concealed at only narrow wavelengths of light or microwaves, while many newer designs actually make things more visible, experts at the University of Texas acknowledged on Monday. Current cloaking devices, which are made of a variety of materials such as planes of glass, work by bending light around objects to make them temporarily invisible. Scientists...

Wireless Device Turns 'Lost' Energy Into Electric Power
2013-11-07 14:28:49

Duke University Metamaterial cells designed by Duke engineers provide electric power as efficiently as solar panels Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels. The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other...

2013-11-07 14:06:36

Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials. Nanoparticles are just as small, or even smaller, than many blood proteins. They can therefore pass through the walls of healthy and sick cells, which make them interesting carriers of drugs against cancer and other diseases. In the present study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet have shown that nanoparticles made from...

2013-11-07 08:22:12

SAN MARCOS, Texas, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) announced today that it has provided Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) to an advanced medical device manufacturer to optimize performance of an "engineered spectrum" quantum dot-enabled light source to better provide useful data to researchers and practitioners that has not been easily discernible until now. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/DA16554LOGO) David Doderer, Quantum Materials...

2013-11-05 04:23:27

ABINGDON, England, November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Midatech Ltd., a global leader in the design, synthesis and manufacture of nanomedicines based on its unique biocompatible gold-nanoparticles (GNP), is pleased to announce that is has successfully raised GBP10 million through the issue of new equity. The investment round was led by Ippon Capital SA, a Geneva-based private equity firm, which committed GBP7.6 million with the remainder coming from existing investors. The...

2013-11-04 16:03:42

Physicists at the University of Basel have been successful in generating photons - the quantum particles of light – with only one color. This is useful for quantum information. The scientists have actively stabilized the wavelength of the photons emitted by a semiconductor thereby neutralizing the charge noise in the semiconductor. The results were developed in close collaboration with the Universities of Bochum, Paderborn and Lyon and have been published in the magazine Physical Review X....