A collaboration of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has discovered that sodium bismuthate can exist as a form of quantum matter called a three-dimensional topological Dirac semi-metal. This is the first experimental confirmation of 3D Dirac fermions in the interior or bulk of a material, a novel state that was only recently proposed by theorists.
Highlighting the integration of nano-based engineering and medicine, the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 2014 3rd Global Congress on Nano-engineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB 2014) will cover the latest programs in the research community to develop advanced devices for the detection and treatment of disease.
North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals such as electrocardiograms.
Nanotechnology for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer will be the focus of a five-year, $1.58 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to Penn State and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a robotic "nanobiopsy" system that can extract tiny samples from inside a living cell without killing it. The single-cell nanobiopsy technique is a powerful tool for scientists working to understand the dynamic processes that occur within living cells.
'Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology' journal has been accepted for indexing by Thomson Reuters. Following its acceptance by Scopus in 2013, this journal will soon be indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, beginning with volume 1(1) 2011.
Just a single foreign atom located in the vicinity of a molecule can change spatial arrangement of its atoms. In a spectacular experiment, an international team of researchers was able to change persistently positions of the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in a porphycene molecule by approaching a single copper atom to the molecule.
Researchers from the Shanghai institute of Ceramics have developed a new paper which is resistant to fire and high temperatures. They made this new substance from a calcium phosphate compound, hydroxyapatite. the paper can be used for both printing and writing.
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