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2014-08-12 12:20:54

Wiezmann Institute of Science Competing forces coax nanocubes into helical structures Nanocubes are anything but child’s play. Weizmann Institute scientists have used them to create surprisingly yarn-like strands: They showed that given the right conditions, cube-shaped nanoparticles are able to align into winding helical structures. Their results, which reveal how nanomaterials can self-assemble into unexpectedly beautiful and complex structures, were recently published in Science....

Quantum dot displays
2014-08-12 03:00:04

American Chemical Society High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) that efficiently makes liquid crystal display (LCD) screens more richly colored. His talk will be one of nearly 12,000 presentations at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s...

2014-07-30 08:33:46

Project selected for its focus on optimizing packaging to ensure robustness of wearable sensors SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has awarded funding for a project proposed by Binghamton University to develop electronics and biometric sensor platforms for human performance monitoring (HPM). The $425,000 project, with contributions...

2014-07-30 08:30:41

"Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation" published in Nature Nanotechnology COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers often use microelectronic devices embedded with biological components to interrogate biology, but such devices can do much more - perhaps even control biology. As such, researchers have looked to patterned assemblies of proteins and cells for in vitro metabolic engineering to characterize - and potentially control - cell...

2014-07-28 10:33:11

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. One pioneering approach, discussed in a review article published this week in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, uses...

2014-07-24 08:43:10

DALLAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current market for companies selling quantum dots is between $25 million (conservative) and $48 million (optimistic) in revenues, with the QD-enabled product market in excess of this. Revenues for QD-enhanced products are potentially upwards of $7 billion by 2024 across displays, solid-state lighting, solar, biomedical, anti-counterfeiting and sensors sectors. The Global Market for Quantum Dots research report of 88 pages published in...

2014-07-24 08:23:04

TSX VENTURE: CNO CERRITOS, CA, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - California Nanotechnologies Corp. ("Cal Nano" or the "Company") is pleased to report record financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended May 31, 2014. In the March to May period, revenues increased by 182% to $159,198 US ($172,550 CAD), compared to $56,535 US ($58,446 CAD) during the same period last year. Gross margin for the first quarter was 95% compared to 86% during the first quarter of fiscal 2014. This...

2014-07-23 08:32:09

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Valentis Nanotech Ltd [http://trendlines.com/portfolio/valentis ]., a portfolio company of Trendlines Agtech [http://trendlines.com/agtech ], announced it has signed an MOU with one of Israel's leading agricultural thermoplastics applications companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140121/666259-a ) Valentis's technology combines nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), a biodegradable, transparent...

Physicists Use 20 Single Atoms To Create Smallest Swiss Cross
2014-07-17 03:17:29

University of Basel The manipulation of atoms has reached a new level: Together with teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room temperature to form the smallest "Swiss cross", thus taking a big step towards next generation atomic-scale storage devices. The academic journal Nature Communications has published their results. Ever since the 1990s, physicists have been able to directly...

pillar-based Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays
2014-07-15 05:41:58

University of Illinois An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion. “Recently, there has been a lot of interest in fabricating metal-based nanotextured surfaces that are pre-programmed to alter the properties of light in a specific way after incoming light interacts with it,”...


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