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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...

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...

2014-04-08 08:32:22

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6zvj74/nanobiotechnology) has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech's new report "Nanobiotechnology Applications, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6zvj74/nanobiotechnology ] to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of...

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...

nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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