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ACS Chemistry for Life: ‘Electronic skin’ could improve early breast cancer detection

Detecting and/or examining breast cancer manually can seem quite low-tech when compared to other methods such as Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI). However, scientists are now developing an read more

ACS Chemistry for Life: Metal ink could ease the way towards flexible electronic books/displays

Please Note citable via "Synthesis and Self-assembly of large area Cu nanosheets and their application as an aqueous conductive ink on flexible electronics" - ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces read more

UoH: Discovery at nanoscale has major implications for manufacturers

Enhanced sputtering yields from single-ion impacts on Gold nanorods Findings at the University of Huddersfield (UoH) will provide positive encouragement for manufacturers worldwide whom are under read more

MU: Light detector to revolutionise night vision technology

Australian researchers and other of their colleagues in the USA have managed to develop a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology Collaborative read more

UChicago: Spintronics approach enables for a new quantum technologies

A research team, including members from the University of Chicago (UChicago) Institute for Molecular Engineering have managed to demonstrate the unique powers of quantum technologies. The research read more

MIT: A new wrinkle in the control of waves

Flexible materials could provide new ways to manipulate sound and light Flexible and layered materials which are textured with nanoscale wrinkles could provide a new way of controlling the read more

TUM: Organic sensors increase light sensitivity of cameras

German researchers have managed to develop a new generation of image sensors, which are more sensitive to light then their Silicon (Si) counter-parts and they come with an added bonus of being read more

Science Daily: Nano sensors support skin cancer therapy

Unfortunately, malignant  melanoma is the most potent form of skin cancer. For example, in more than 50% of affected patients the mutation plays an important role. However, life span of read more

TNG: Spot welding Graphene transistors on the atomic scale

Unfortunately, researchers worldwide are still struggling to open a band gap in Graphene at Room temperature (RT) sufficient for transistor applications . The appeal in endeavouring with Graphene and read more

ACS Chemistry for Life: Paper electronics could make healthcare more accessible

Please Note citable via "Direct writing on paper of foldable capacitive touch pads with Silve nanowire inks" - ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Flexible electronic sensors based on paper - an read more

Nature: Breast cancer caught in the act of spreading

Typical characteristics of a wandering tumour cells support a leading theory of cancerous metastasis Analysing breast cancer cells which were captured as they escaped from a primary tumour has read more

UoM: Graphene's high speed seesaw

A revolutionary new transistor has been designed for medical imaging and security screening which has been developed by Graphene researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham (UoM and read more

UoTA: Lighter, Cheaper radio wave device could transform telecommunications

Researchers at the University of Texas, Austin (UoTA), Cockrell School of Engineering, have achieved a milestone in wireless and cellular telecommunications whereby they have created a smaller, read more

A*STAR Singapore: Data storage - Seed first, heat latter for better writing

A*STAR Singapore - Data Storage - Seed first, heat latter for better writing A new technique for heat-assisted magnetic recording media promises improved writeability for next-generation hard read more

UoI: Measurement of Near-field behaviour of semiconductor plasmonic microparticles

Ongoing progress in the innovative engineering of plasmonic structures has revealed a new kind of nanometer scale optoelectronic devices which has high resolution optical sensing. However, until read more

MIT Technology Review: Quantum internet - First teleportation on to a solid-state quantum memory

A team of European physicists have managed to demonstrate a device that can teleport quantum information on to a solid-state quantum memory via a telecommunication fibre connection, which is read more

LU: Quantum dots provide complete control of photons

Emitting photons at the top of a micro-pyramid Quantum dot (QD), researchers at  Linköping  University (LU) have managed to create a polarised light source for such things as energy read more

UD: Renewable energy resources

University of Delaware (UD) researchers have reported a new catalyst to convert greenhouse gases into chemicals UD researchers have managed to develop a highly selective catalyst capable of read more

RU: Add Boron for better batteries

Theorists state Graphene-boron mix demonstrates promise for lithium-ion batteries Irate frustration led to the discovery by the Rice University (RU) scientists, when they determined how Graphene read more

BU: Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling CO2

Researchers from Brown University (BU) have demonstrated how finely tuned Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) can do the job of recycling carbon dioxide (CO2) into a fuel and/or useful industrial chemicals . read more

MIT: New technique could enable a major boost in solar cell efficiency

Based on decades of solar cells research - one formula has been considered very important which is the absolute limit to the efficiency of such devices in converting sunlight into electricity. read more

AZO Nano: Nanotechnology based portable power device for consumer electronics

Lilliputian Systems Inc, USA, is an innovative developer of portable power products for consumer electronics, and Brookstone, USA, a multi-channel retailer and product development company announced read more

diaryreporter.com - Nanotechnology delivers anti-fouling surface for food factories

Innovative scientists have managed to successfully employ nanotechnology to create a contaminant resistant surface for stainless steel, which is claimed to increase production efficiency, read more

INIC: Modified nano-zeolite boosts efficiency of nickel removal from waste water

Researchers at Islamic Azad University (IA), Shahreza branch, Iran, have managed to increase the efficiency for the removal of Nickel (Ni) (II) toxic ion from aqueous solutions by modifying a read more

Fraunhofer IST: Tuned coatings ensure cleanliness

Annually in Germany contaminated industrial plants cost billions. However, special coatings can prevent the build-up of contaminants. German researchers have managed to adapt thin film coatings for a read more

INIC: Nanoparticles used as optical sensors in drug determination

Iranian researchers have managed to develop a new methodology to determine one of the drugs used in the treatment of blood pressure The Iranian researchers conducted their research at Shahid Chamran read more

IOP: Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

A Carbon nanotube (CNT) sponge capable of soaking-up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficient then previous endeavours has been read more

AIP Publishing: New method for non-invasive prostate cancer screening

Chinese researchers in Guangdong, China at Guangdong Medical College have managed to demonstrate how SERS spectroscopy of Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with blood samples can potentially reveal early read more

MIT: A new way to diagnose malaria

Employing magnetic fields an unique technique can detect parasite's waste products in infected blood cells In the last few decades - malaria diagnosis, unfortunately, has not changed much. read more

UoA: Shatter-proof screens that save smartphones

Polymer scientists at The University of Akron (UoA), Ohio, USA - have managed to develop a transparent electrode that could change the face of smart phones, by making their displays read more

INIC: Corrosion-resistant coatings for medical applications

Iranian researchers have applied a protective layer to increase the resistance of stainless steel against corrosion in corrosive media such as the human body The Iranian research results have read more

Caltech: Ceramics don't have to be brittle

Imagine in the future how a balloon could float without using any lighter-than-air gas.  Alternatively it could have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled space. Such an read more

UC Berkley: Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

Innovative technology developed at UC Berkeley could soon provide bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition... A teams of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley Professor of Mechanical read more

ICL: Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

Innovative scientists from London, UK, have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle which targets cancerous tumours to help doctors diagnose earlier... A newly designed nanoparticle was read more

INIC: Apta-sensors help detection of cancer protein marker

Collaborative Iranian and Romanian chemistry researchers have succeeded in the production of a highly sensitive and simple electrochemical apta-sensor to detect protein marker of breast and uterus read more

A*STAR Singapore: Photonics - Cutting reflection for the infrared & beyond...

Anti-reflection coatings act as efficient broadband terahertz optics for applications in sensing and imaging... In everyday use anti-reflection coatings are very familiar, from optical devices, read more

Rice University: Nanostarfruits for medical imaging - chemical sensing

Starfruit shaped Gold (Au) nanorods synthesised at Rice University's BioScience Research Collaborative could potentially reveal nano-applications that rely on SERS. The Rice researchers found that read more

A*STAR Singapore: Photonics - Deconstructed nano-sensors light the way forward

A highly flexible approach has been designed for photonic nano-sensors and is now available, which could potentially overcome practicality and reliability issues.  As has been previously stated read more

Chemical self-assembly of Silica nano-wires: New generation of integrated optical devices

Silica micro-wires are tiny and relatively underused cousin of optical fibers.  It is claimed if the wires can be precisely manufactured, then they could enable applications and technology not read more

IBM: Inside IBM's Carbon nanotube computer chip lab

Recent research from IBM's Watson Research Centre in Yorktown Heights, New York, where some of the world's best physicists, chemists and nano-engineers reside are endeavouring to create the first read more

A*STAR Singapore: Plasmonics - Software model makes light work of nano-circuits

As stated by A*STAR researchers - as computer manufacturers cram move processing power into tiny chips - a growing problem may prevail.  The so called 'connections' between electronic components read more

Nano Clast: University of Toronto/LCN - Gold nanoparticles enable simple & sensitive sensor for early disease detection

As an emerging market - Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) are increasingly the first choice for enabling early disease detection (as nano-sensors for medical diagnostics).  Primarily due to AuNPs read more

NIST: DNA & Quantum Dots - All that glitters is not Gold

An innovative team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that by bringing Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) closer to the dots and thereafter read more

MIT: Hitachi GST new nano-fabrication technique doubles hard disk capacity - 10 nm patterned data-bit milestone

28/02/2013 - Researchers at HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC)) - announces a laboratory advancement read more

Nano Jam: Zinc Oxide nanoparticles against diabetes

In Pune, India - a breakthrough discovery has been made by scientists at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), whereby it has been shown how Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles can be employed to treat read more

R&D: New type of Nano-sheet offers fast pollutant degradation

Unfortunately, waste from textile and paint industries typically contains organic dyes, such as methylene blue, which can also act as pollutants.  As historically known - thankfully read more

ME+D Device Online: Nanotechnology

A team of innovative researchers from South Korea and the USA have recently developed a nanotechnology prototype device, which can monitor its wearer's muscle activity and administer medication as read more

MIT: Crumpled Graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage

Two-dimensional Carbon "paper" can form stretchable super-capacitors to power flexible electronic devices When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that typically means it is about to be thrown away. read more

UoS: Research reveals how Graphene can boost touchscreen flexibility

Nowadays majority of touch screen devices, such as tablets and smart phones, are manufactured employing Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) which is both extremely expensive and inflexible Excitingly researchers read more

UCR: Cleaning the air with roof tiles

Students at University of California, Riverside - Bourns College of Engineering - have developed Titanium dioxide roof tile coating that removes up to 97% of smog-causing Nitrogen oxides The read more

INIC: Nano sorbents able to remove pollutions caused by oil derivatives

Iranian chemists have employed nanotechnology to produce sorbents, which can easily adsorb organic pollutants created by oil derivatives Interestingly the sorbents are biocompatible and are produced read more

AZO Nano: CelluForce expands partnership with Schlumberger for wood-derived nano-crystalline cellulose

CelluForce is pleased to announce an investment into a company owned by Schlumberger.  Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information read more

nanotechweb.org: Ring-like assembly of Gold nanoparticles for enhanced SERS detection

Self-assembled Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) can be used as an effective and low-cost substrate for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) ultra-detection.  The simple clustering of colloidal Gold read more

ITM India: Composite nanomaterials purify drinking water affordably

Unfortunately, each year approximately 3.6 million people die due to issues associated with contaminated water, poor hygiene and poor living conditions.  If such house-holds at the greatest risk read more

INIC: Cobalt nanoparticles applied in designing new biosensor

Innovative Iranian researchers employed Apoferritin protein cage to synthesise Cobalt nanoparticles (CoNPs) for designing a biosensor which can detect various compounds - including Hydrogen peroxide read more

UoB: Staying cool in the nano-electric universe by getting hot

Researchers in the USA have provided an insight into how nano-devices in micro-circuits could protect themselves from heat generation as well as boosting computing power without a need for read more

CNET: Nano-ribbons let beating hearts power their own pace makers

Proactive USA researchers demonstrate that materials dubbed  piezoelectrics , which are packaged onto flexible strips attached to animal hearts can supply power for medical devices where at read more

MIT: Tiny micro-particles could help verify goods

Speculative Chemical engineers hope a smartphone readable micro-particles could crack down on counterfeiting Unfortunately, in modern day international trade 2-5% involves counterfeit products - read more

MIT: Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors

A novel technique which enables tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, for example, when neurons transmit electrical signals As the saying goes - diamonds may be a girl's best read more

Penn State: Super-stretchable yarn is made of Graphene

At University Park, Penn State, they have managed to develop a simple, scalable method for making strong, stretchable Graphene Oxide (GO) fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns, which have read more

The Conversation: Fighting super bugs with nanotechnology and light

A novel tool is emerging in the field of combating antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases. Globally efforts in the field to limit the overuse and abuse of antibiotic drugs is ongoing, with read more

INIC: Changing composition of nano-fibers results in treatment of superficial, deep wound

An association between researchers from Isfahan University of Technology (IUoT) and Singapore National University (SNU) produced nano-fibers for the treatment of superficial and deep wounds. The read more

TNG: Sodium ion battery technology takes a new leap forward

An Assistant Professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University (KSU), Gurpeet Singh, and his student researchers have managed to innovatively demonstrate that a composite read more

IBM: Graphene circuit ready for wireless

As famously known Graphene is one of the world's thinnest electronic nanomaterials, and holds great promise as a 'wonder material' with applications ranging from flexible touch screens to super fast read more

A*STAR Singapore: First full-colour images at 100,000 dpi resolution with assistance from nanotechnology

Evidence has been provided by researchers from The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of a read more

IBM: Scientists peer within nanoparticles to see atomic structure in 3-D

New York Stock Exchange: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) researchers have demonstrated a new approach to Carbon nanotube (CNT) technology, which could open-up the path read more

Silver nanoparticles: Potential to 'inactivate' HIV & other STDs/STIs

Research just published in Canada by researchers at the University of Manitoba - International Journal of Nanotechnology - have shown that Siliver nanoparticles (AgNP) when soaked or read more

A*STAR Singapore: Making Gold nanoparticles economical for sensing

Since its first observance Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has shown potential for detection of cancerous tumors, food pathogens and bio-security threats.  However, with read more

UoND: Innovative nano-sensors - Detection of trace contaminants in water

Low-level concentration of organic contaminants in air and drinking water is a key sensor industry.  Recent research published at University of Notre Dame (UoND) by the laboratory of Professors read more

IBM: Sub 100 nm semiconductor technology to move form lab to the fab

IBM announced on Monday 10/12/2012 a major advancement in optical communications by claiming to verify a manufacturing environment in the use of light instead of electrical signals to transmit read more

MIT: Nanoparticles amplify cancer tumor signals - easier to detect in the urine

Research published by teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Nature Biotechnology   16/12/2012 - have claimed to read more

Iranian University: Unveils new system for purifying waste-water using nanotechnology

Similar to a news article entitled "Innovative nano-sensors: Detection of trace containments in water" - on 18/12/2012 a northern Iranian university unveiled (with Iranian President Dr read more

A*STAR Singapore: Future of data storage - Good things come in small nano-packages

A*STAR Data Storage Institute - has as many have previously claimed that nano-scale engineering of materials, which arise in two different guises could lead to faster, smaller and more stable read more

MIT: Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses - spectroscopy technique could help better identify breast tumors

A new diagnostics protocol developed at MIT and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) claims it could help doctors more accurately diagnosis between cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.  The new read more

UoW: Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips as sensors

As stated in the news article entitled "IBM nano-technique - Scientists peer within Carbon nanotubes to see atomic structure in 3-D" - the heart of future computing will be the ease of transferring read more

MIT: Storing data in individual molecules

As explained in the news article entitled "IBM nano-technique - Scientists peer within Carbon nanotubes to see atomic structure in 3-D" - the Moore's Law is well-known for doubling of a computer read more

A*STAR Singapore: Plasmonics as growth lamps for nanoparticles

It is claimed that the illuminating of Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) within a narrow-bandwidth light at or nearby the Near Infrared (NIR) region will allow them to grow uniformly, and, therefore, read more

Science Daily: EPFL-LANES, Switzerland - Prototypes fantastic flash memory - combining Graphene & Molybdenite

Science Daily  19/03/2013 - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland - scientists have combined two materials - Graphene and Molybdenite - with advantageous electronic read more

Clean Technica: UCLA, Los Angeles - A breakthrough in energy storage - Graphene micro super-capacitors

Imagine in the future when you can plug in your smart phone for a mere 30 seconds, and then be able to continue for the rest of your day with a fully charged phone.  Thereafter imagine plugging read more

Asia Research News: South Korea-USA - Peel & stick thin film solar cells

Hanyang University, South Korea - in collaboration with Stanford University, USA - have succeeded in developing peel-and-stick thin film solar cells (TFSCs).  Interestingly the Silicon (Si) read more

UoM & NUS: How Graphene & friends could harness the sun's energy

Scientists from The University of Manchester (UoM) and National University of Singapore - have demonstrated novel research from combining the 'wonder material' - Graphene - with another one-atom read more

RU: Carbon nanotube film shows promise for touch-screens by dip coating

Researchers at Rice University (RU), USA, have potentially hit upon a method to produce almost transparent films of electrically conductive carbon nanotubes (CNT) - a milestone R&D step read more

RUB: Mysterious catalyst explained - How tiny Gold particles aid the production of plastic components

The conversion of methanol (CH4O) to formaldehyde (CH2O or HCHO) is the synthesis reaction which is the starting point for many everyday plastics.  Interestingly employing catalysts made from read more

RSC CW: Plasmonic milk monitor collars spoilt dairy

Imagine accidentally drinking spoilt milk in your tea/cereal where you know the experience and you do not want to repeat it.  Interestingly Chinese scientists have developed a colourful read more

UoM: Catching Graphene butterflies

University of Manchester (UoM) researchers led by Dr Roman Gorbachev have demonstrated that when the 'wonder material' Graphene is combined with other 'Graphene-like' nanomaterials can pave the way read more

Science Daily: Nanowires fuel breakthrough for solar energy efficiency

In an 2012-13 issue of Science  - researchers from Lund University, Sweden - demonstrated how nano-scale wires could spearhead the way forward for efficient and cheaper solar cells.  As read more

A*STAR Singapore: Sensors - Going for Gold

It is claimed specifically sized Gold nanoparticle (AuNP) spheres can increase the sensitivity of a light/laser-based chemical detector.  Essentially a sensor which relies on reflected light to read more

Science Daily: Beyond Silicon - Future transistors without semiconductors

For decades - electronic devices have been progressively getting smaller.  It has become routine - to place millions of transistors on a single Silicon (Si) chip. However, as anticipated, such read more

UoMi: Stretchable Gold nanoparticle conductor for flexible electronics and brain implants

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered how Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) embedded in a polymer maintain their conductivity when the material is stretched (even up to twice the read more

MIT: From Gold nanoparticles, a new way to control blood clotting

Innovative engineers design nanoparticles that can turn the blood-clotting cascade "on or off" Exploiting the unique properties of Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) has become an increasing read more

A*STAR Singapore: Plasmonics - A wave without diffraction

Bold claim by A*STAR Singapore researchers that optical computing could benefit from the development of a novel electromagnetic wave An unconventional wave which does not spread-out as it read more

MIT: Nanoparticles commercially made to order - Inside & Out

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Nanoparticles commercially made to order - Inside & Out New MIT research enables for high-speed customisation of novel nanoparticles for drug read more

NC State: Nanotechnology battery design gets boost from aligned Carbon nanotubes

Innovative researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) have demonstrated a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable Lithium (Li) ion batteries that could assist to make cell phone read more

INIC: Faster treatment of third-degree burns by nano-fibrous coatings

Iranian researchers from Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (IRIC) have succeeded in producing anti-bacterial nano-fibrous coatings with the capability to cure the wounds of third-degree burns. read more

MIT Technology Review: How to save the troubled Graphene transistor

As the buzz with all aspects of nanotechnology continues on a daily basis - there still remains the problem of ensuring that Graphene "switches off" when being prompted to act like a conventional read more

A*STAR Singapore: Nano-optics - Light moves in the right direction

A concept demonstrating light scattering, finely controlled by Silicon nanoparticles works well for the future development of integrated optical circuits Nowadays optical fibers are delivering read more

A*STAR Singapore: Nano-fabrication - Medical sensors improve with holey Gold nano-structures

A new methodology which can fabricate gold nano-structures quickly and efficiently could enable for the creation of highly sensitive and portable medical sensors Continual advances read more

UoM: 'Tense' Graphene joins forces with Gold nano-antennas

As researched by University of Manchester (UoM) scientists, the claimed 'wonder material' (Graphene) is being employed to investigate how light interacts with nano-antennas - potentially increasing read more

NC State: Innovative ultrasound nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle!

Nanotechnology technique developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) could mean existing/future read more

KIT: Single atom nano-bit forms smallest memory in the world

Typically in modern day hardware/semiconductor manufacturing - one atom equals one bit ... According to this design principle, nano-technologist are seeking to construct innovative magnetic data as read more

FIU: Magnetic properties in Graphene - Unlock broad applications from information processing-to-medicine

Since the Nobel Committee awarded the prize in Physics for the discovery of Graphene - the'wonder material' - researchers worldwide have been trying to establish the presence of Graphene  read more

INIC: Nanocomposites efficient in improving mechanical properties of rubber

Interestingly researchers from Iran have managed to improve the mechanical properties of rubber by using Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles in a homogeneous annealing process.  The Iranian read more

IBM: Graphene chip that's 10,000 times faster, using standard CMOS processes

Engineers at IBM Research have claimed to have built the world's most advanced Graphene-based chip, which could perform 10,000 times better then previous Graphene integrated chips (IC).  The key read more

nanotechweb.org: Graphene oxide suitable to make smart textiles

A new type of yarn has been developed by researchers in Australia and Ireland by using Graphene oxide that could be ideal in "smart" wearable textiles .   Characteristically the yarn has been read more

UoMi: Night vision contact lenses made possible by using Graphene

Interestingly University of Michigan (UoMi) researchers have discovered an innovative process, which enables for contact lenses to be transformed into infrared night vision lenses employing a read more