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2013 TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference poster winners named

Christina Shultz, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Virginie Bigand, Grenoble INP Pagora, France, and Assya Boujemaoui, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, were named winners of the student poster competition at the 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2013

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New Moore Foundation grant advances microscopy imaging research initiative

At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Nongjian (NJ) Tao has been designing advanced microscopy methods with the ambitious aim of capturing molecular-scale phenomena in living systems. The new techniques, which combine multiple imaging modalities, are poised to revolutionize the study of biology and the development of new drugs.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2013

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RUSNANOPRIZE nomination process reveals emerging technologies in Russia

The Nanotechnological Society of Russia is keen to attract strong potential applicants for the RUSNANOPRIZE Award 2013. This event is a good opportunity to meet breakthrough industrial technologies in the fields of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. Here is a short introduction of two Russian scientific organizations with good stories of commercialization.

Posted: Aug 8th, 2013

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DNA nanorobots find and tag cellular targets

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular 'robots' that can home in on specific human cells and mark them for drug therapy or destruction.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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Scientists create bendy nanolayer power supply for even smaller portable electronics

Scientists have created a powerful micro-supercapacitor, just nanometres thick, that could help electronics companies develop mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The tiny power supply measures less than half a centimetre across and is made from a flexible material, opening up the possibility for wearable electronics.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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Magnetic switching simplified

An international team of researchers has described a new physical effect that could be used to develop more efficient magnetic chips for information processing. The quantum mechanical effect makes it easier to produce spin-polarized currents necessary for the switching of magnetically stored information.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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Self-healing solar cells 'channel' natural processes

To understand how solar cells heal themselves, look no further than the nearest tree leaf or the back of your hand. The "branching" vascular channels that circulate life-sustaining nutrients throughout leaves and hands serve as the inspiration for NC State University solar cells that can restore themselves efficiently and inexpensively.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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Gold nanoprobes hold the key to treating killer diseases

Researchers at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively. They are using gold nanoprobes to identify different types of cells, so that they can use the right ones in stem cell therapies.

Posted: Aug 7th, 2013

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