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Scientists unravel complex quantum dot-dopamine interactions

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in conjunction with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Ca., recently reported a detailed study of the interactions of water soluble semi-conductor quantum dots (QDs) with the electro-active neuro-transmitter dopamine. These biocompatible QD-dopamine nano-assemblies may be used as the active component for sensors that are used to detect a wide variety of target analytes ranging from sugars to peroxides.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2010

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The noise about graphene

Berkeley Labs materials scientist Yuegang Zhang and colleagues at University of California, Los Angeles are moving toward more efficient devices by studying the 'noise' in graphene nanoribbons.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2010

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Funding boost for nanotechnology research into global challenges

Extracting drinking water from the sea to prepare for a world parched by climate change, and re-imagining aeroplane and ship hull designs for the best fuel efficiency, are two of the visionary applications of a new GBP2.4 million research project announced today at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2010

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NIH New Innovator Award for nanotechnology-based bone tissue healing technique

Balaji Sitharaman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, is a 2010 recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award. Only a select group of early-career biomedical researchers nationwide receive this award, which includes a 5-year $1.5 million grant.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2010

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New grant to develop commercially viable methods for continuous printed electronic manufacturing on flexible glass substrates

The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the supply chain for displays and flexible, printed electronics, today announced that it has awarded Corning Incorporated a grant to develop commercially viable methods for continuous printed electronic manufacturing on flexible glass substrates. The general substrate design and process methods identified will be applicable to a wide range of applications including sensors, energy harvesting and storage, displays, and solid state lighting.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2010

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Physicists detect and control quantum states in diamond with light

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have succeeded in combining laser light with trapped electrons to detect and control the electrons' fragile quantum state without erasing it. This is an important step toward using quantum physics to expand computing power and to communicate over long distances without the possibility of eavesdropping.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2010

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$20m investment to establish world's first pilot production line for Organic LEDs

Moser Baer Technologies, Inc., the U.S. division of Moser Baer India, Ltd., Universal Display Corporation, and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center today announced a partnership to establish the world's first pilot production facility for Organic Light Emitting Diode lighting panels at STC's Canandaigua location.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2010

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Improved 'molecular fingerprinting' for trace gas detection

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based 'molecular fingerprinting' technique that picks out traces of key hydrogen-containing and other molecules from a billion other particles in a gas in just 30 seconds or less - performance suitable for breathalyzers for diagnosing disease, measuring trace gases in the atmosphere, detecting security threats and other applications.

Posted: Oct 14th, 2010

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