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Seeing through silicon

New microscopy technique allows scientists to visualize cells through the walls of silicon microfluidic devices.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2013

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Penn celebrates opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania will officially open the region's premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4. The 78,000 square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology will serve as the University's focal point for groundbreaking work in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2013

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Swarms of robots could fight cancer (with your help)

Cancer researchers are not shy of using nanotechnology. Their work is making promising headway into developing safer and more effective treatments. And now, new developments in the area mean that the general public can help through crowdsourcing.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2013

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New biomimetic material to develop nanosensors

The new features of this biomimetic material will allow researchers to develop multiple nanosized chemical sensors over the same substrate by electron beam lithography, as a result, multifunctional biochips of major versatility will be developed.

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2013

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What makes a better nanoscale solar collector, quantum dot or nanowire?

A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels - quantum dots or nanowires.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Breakthrough in photonics could allow for faster and faster electronics

A pair of breakthroughs in the field of silicon photonics by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Micron Technology Inc. could allow for the trajectory of exponential improvement in microprocessors that began nearly half a century ago - known as Moore's Law - to continue well into the future, allowing for increasingly faster electronics, from supercomputers to laptops to smartphones.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Graphene industry to focus on low hanging fruits

The graphene industry is moving beyond the hype and is focusing on realistic low hanging fruits. The production methods are fast improving, making volume production at competitive prices possible in the medium term. Most suppliers are fast moving up the value chain to focus on higher value added products such as master-batches or inks.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Graphene with aroma

New production method broadens the perspectives for an improved use of the graphene - many different forms are possible.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Mass producing pocket labs

There is certainly no shortage of lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, but in most cases manufacturers have not yet found a cost-effective way to mass produce them. Scientists are now developing a platform for series production of these pocket laboratories.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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