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Electronic Whiskers Could Help Robots Feel Their Surroundings
2014-01-22 05:03:39

[ Watch the Video: Cats Inspire Nanotechnology Whiskers For Robotics ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nanotechnology has brought us many advances such as electronic skin (e-skin) and electronic eye implants (e-eyes), and now, a research team from Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley is on the verge of creating electronic whiskers. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the tactile sensors the team...

2014-01-19 20:20:17

~Tera-Barrier Films invents alternative stretchable plastic for prolonging shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics SINGAPORE, Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1. Tera-Barrier Films (TBF) Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering's (IMRE), has invented a new plastic film using a revolutionary nano-inspired process that makes the material thinner but as effective as aluminium foil in keeping air and...

2014-01-15 23:27:38

Engineered Data, LLC has designed, tested and filed a patent application for the first commercial filter to use military-grade nano-porous synthetic iron oxide particles for remediation of small metal + inorganic pollution particles that standard hepa filters + activated carbon miss. Originally designed for air and gas filtration, with minor modifications, this filter can also be used for water filtration. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Five factors make Engineered Data's...

2014-01-14 04:21:08

SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro-Sphere SA (MS) and NanoMaterials Technology Private Limited (NMT) jointly announced today that both have formed technology partnership in combining MS's spray drying technology and NMT's High Gravity Controlled Precipitation (HGCP) Technology to provide development and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical, skincare and cosmetic companies. Based on the partnership agreement, both parties shall collaborate together to work on new...

UB Names Five Inventions That Could Significantly Benefit Consumers
2014-01-13 14:40:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In reviewing work performed during 2013, University at Buffalo officials have projected five research projects conducted at the school last year that could have a significant impact on consumers in the future. From refining LED technology to ultrasonic body sensors, UB researchers filed several promising provisional patent applications, a precursor to a proper patent, in 2013. “As a major public research university, we want to...

2014-01-04 23:21:09

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Metal Oxide Nanopowders. The market for Metal Oxide Nanopowders is projected to witness robust growth led by emerging new applications in consumer goods, electronics, personal care, medical, military and automotive industries. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Nanopowders can be primarily categorized as metal oxides, pure metals, compounds, and compound oxides. Metal oxides account for about 75% of the overall...

2013-12-27 23:04:10

After the successful presentation of its NanoLub® oil and grease EP AW/AF additives at Automechanika Shanghai in December, NanoMaterials will continue its marketing efforts in Asia by presenting in two major conferences in India, where it already has a well established customer base. The NLGI held in Chandigarh on Feb 2-4 2014 and the ASIATRIB-2014 held in Agra on Feb. 17-20, 2014. (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 NanoMaterials Ltd., the innovative nanotechnology lubricants company and a...

Nanoparticle Magnetic Behavior Could Lead To Even Smaller Digital Memories
2013-12-19 11:32:36

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets spur on a scientific race to find smaller and smaller information processing and storage elements. One of the challenges in this race is to reproduce certain magnetic effects at nanometer scale. An international collaboration of scientists led by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Department of Physics and the Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, and with the...

Splitting Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen Using Nanoparticles, Sunlight
2013-12-16 04:24:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Houston researchers, writing in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, report they have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, potentially creating a clean and renewable energy source. The study involved the use of cobalt oxide nanoparticles to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Jiming Bao, lead author of the paper and an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and...

2013-12-10 10:31:27

New findings could enhance stabilizing or destabilizing nanoparticles, depending on their uses University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral property in nanoparticles used in electronic devices, where stability is important, or to design them so they readily condense into thin films for such things as inks or...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.