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2013-05-28 21:41:31

Many solids are produced from melting. Depending on how quickly they cool off, invariably, internal tensile stresses begin to build up. One example are Prince Rupert's Drops, or Dutch tears: you can hit their thick end with a hammer without breaking them while a slight pressure applied to their thin end is enough to shatter the entire tear. The properties of safety or even gorilla glass are determined to a large extent by their internal tensile stresses. However, until now, our understanding...

2013-05-24 23:32:51

Linh Phan Co. Ltd. to distribute NanoMaterials' anti-friction (AF)/ anti-wear (AW) NanoLub range of engine oil additives for motorbikes across Vietnam and other regions. With NanoLub, Linh Phan intends to reduce servicing and maintenance intervals for its clients. Yavne, Israel (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 NanoMaterials Ltd, extreme performance lubricants company, announced a distribution agreement with Linh Phan Co. Ltd. of Vietnam for its anti-friction (AF)/anti-wear (AW) NanoLub® lubricants...

2013-05-24 23:24:33

A recent study from Stony Brook University examines the presence and effects of gold nanoparticles that are found in everyday items, most notably cosmetics. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that he expects further studies will find other nanoparticles responsible for accelerating the visual signs of aging. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 According to a April 18, 2013 Stony Brook University report titled “SBU-Led Study Reveals Nanoparticles Found in Everyday...

Gold Nanocrystal Vibration Captured On Billion-frames-per-second Film For First Time
2013-05-24 07:22:10

[ Watch The Video Movie of 3D Image of a Gold Nanocrystal ] University College London The film, which was made using 3D imaging pioneered at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL, reveals important information about the composition of gold. The findings are published in the journal Science. Jesse Clark, from the LCN and lead author of the paper said: "Just as the sound quality of a musical instrument can provide great detail about its construction, so too can the...

Grapefruit Nanoparticles Could Provide New Drug-Delivery Method
2013-05-22 05:22:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of nanoparticle created using natural lipids derived from grapefruit could be used as a less toxic way to deliver cancer-fighting medication, antibodies such as proteins, and other substances to patients, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The subtropical fruit has long been known for its health benefits, but now scientists from the University of Louisville have used them...

Foldable Electronics With Inkjet-Printed Graphene
2013-05-21 06:06:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters say they have developed a graphene-based ink that could be the beginnings of inkjet-printed graphene. The team's graphene-based ink is highly conductive and tolerant to bending, which could eventually pave the way for bendable tablet computers or electronic newspapers. “Graphene has a unique combination of properties that is ideal for next-generation electronics,...

The Science Behind A Self-assembled Nano-carbon Helix
2013-05-16 12:42:51

University of Vienna Nanotechnology draws on the fabrication of nanostructures. Scientists have now succeeded in growing a unique carbon structure at the nanoscale that resembles a tiny twirled moustache. Their method might lead the way to the formation of more complex nano-networks. Researchers of the Electronic Properties of Materials Group at the Faculty of Physics (University of Vienna) and their international collaborators have published their results in the new open access journal of...

New Type Of Nanoscavenger Could Bring Next Generation Water Purification
2013-05-16 09:11:58

Stanford University New synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically. Among its many talents, silver is an antibiotic. Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants. Other materials do the same for salt. In recent years, environmental engineers have sought to disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water using nanoscale particles of these active materials. Engineers call...

2013-05-14 08:22:32

SAN MARCOS, Texas, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) has chosen to relocate its tetrapod quantum dot laboratories to San Marcos, Texas to take advantage of facilities at STAR Park (Science, Technology and Academic Research Park). STAR Park is a non-profit incubator with roots from nearby Texas State University, the fifth largest university in Texas and one of eight Texas Emerging Research Universities. The City of San Marcos, considered within the...

2013-05-13 12:47:50

Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production, bioimaging, and solar energy production. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a way to introduce precisely four copper ions into each and every quantum dot. The introduction of these "guest" ions, called doping, opens up possibilities for fine-tuning the optical properties of the quantum dots and producing spectacular colors. "When...