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2014-05-22 10:47:01

The Institute for Genomic Biology When Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its head—or rather, they turned it inside out.  The new compound they designed in collaboration with Roger Adams Professor of Chemistry Steven C. Zimmerman is not only more effective, but also self-assembling. Kong is a member of the...

Not Everything About Graphene Is Good
2014-04-30 03:12:00

Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Material that could change electronics industry is shown to be very mobile in water and likely to cause negative environmental impacts if spilled In a first-of-its-kind study of how a material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobile in lakes or streams and therefore likely to...

2014-04-25 09:39:51

Just a few grams of the new substance are enough to tag the entire olive oil production of Italy. If counterfeiting were suspected, the particles added at the place of origin could be extracted from the oil and analysed, enabling a definitive identification of the producer. "The method is equivalent to a label that cannot be removed," says Robert Grass, lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich. The worldwide need for anti-counterfeiting labels for food...

2014-04-25 09:00:26

Explaining the mysterious dynamics of glassy materials Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common -- they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses. School children learn the difference between liquids and gases, but centuries of scholarship have failed to produce consensus about how to categorize glass. Now, combining theory and numerical simulations, researchers have resolved an enduring question in the theory of...

2014-04-25 08:26:51

DUBLIN, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4j79sq/nanomedicine) have announced the addition of the "Nanomedicine Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4j79sq/nanomedicine ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The emergence of nanomedicine and the application...

Graphene-Based Spaser Could Lead To Printable Smartphones
2014-04-25 04:23:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal ACS Nano, a team of Australian engineers have modelled a kind of laser called a “spaser” that would allow for the creation of smartphones so small and flexible – they could be printed on a t-shirt. Simply put, spasers are nanoscale lasers that emit a beam of light via the vibration of free electrons, as opposed to the relatively space-consuming beam of a traditional laser. While spasers,...

2014-04-23 00:21:55

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l799p8/nanoelectronics) has announced the addition of the "Nanoelectronics: The Global Market to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l799p8/nanoelectronics ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This 240 page report covers the raft of applications and end products enabled by nanotechnology and...

2014-04-18 16:20:45

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire Translationnelle (INSERM/Universités Paris Diderot and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use...

2014-04-16 14:11:59

A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. Wei Chen, professor of physics and co-director of UT Arlington's Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was testing a copper-cysteamine complex created in his lab when he discovered unexplained decreases in its luminescence, or light emitting power, over a...

2014-04-11 08:27:10

DUBLIN, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdgg4j/nanomaterials_for) has announced the addition of the "Nanomaterials for Solar Cells, Displays, Sensors, Lighting and RFID Market Analyses and Driving Forces" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cdgg4j/nanomaterials_for ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The use of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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