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The convergence of a nanotechnology and genetics has opened up new pathways in developing innovative solutions that can help alleviate pain, disability and debilitating conditions.


Growing carbon nanotubes with the right twist

Growing carbon nanotubes with the right twist Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Dec 16, 2019 In a recently published paper in Science Advances, Feng Ding of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute of Basic Science (IBS, South Korea) and colleagues, have achieved the creation of a specific type of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a selectivity of 90%, and expanded the current theory that explains the synthesis of these…

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Sandbox satellite to test operations innovations in space

Sandbox satellite to test operations innovations in space Paris (ESA) Dec 16, 2019 This coming Tuesday, ESA is launching the most powerful flight computer ever flown in space – inside a satellite smaller than a shoebox. The OPS-SAT nanosatellite will be the world’s first orbiting software laboratory, available to test novel methods of operating missions in actual space conditions. OPS-SAT is ESA’s latest technology CubeSat – a small satellite ba…

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Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter

Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 16, 2019 Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) developed a new methodology that allows researchers to assess the chemical composition and structure of metallic particles with a diameter of only 0.5 to 2 nm. This breakthrough in analytical techniques will enable the development and application of minuscule materials in the fields of electronics,…

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Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage

Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage Guelph, Canada (SPX) Dec 13, 2019 Safe nuclear waste storage, new ways of generating and storing hydrogen, and technologies for capturing and reusing greenhouse gases are all potential spinoffs of a new study by University of Guelph researchers. Published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, the study involved the first-ever use of antimatter to investigate processes connected to potential long-term storage…

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Kepler Communications selects SpaceX to launch two batches of its nanosatellite constellation

Kepler Communications selects SpaceX to launch two batches of its nanosatellite constellation Toronto, Canada (SPX) Dec 13, 2019 Kepler Communication has selected SpaceX as launch partner to deliver a portion of its first Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation into space onboard SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Kepler has procured 400 kg of launch capacity from SpaceX for the deployment of multiple satellites. These spacecraft incorporate both a high-capacity Ku-band communications system and a narr Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Kepler_Communications_selects_SpaceX_to_launch_two_batches_of_its_nanosatellite_constellation_999.html

Weizmann physicists image electrons flowing like water

Weizmann physicists image electrons flowing like water Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Dec 11, 2019 Physicists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have imaged electrons flowing viscously through a nanodevice, just like water flowing through a pipe. Long predicted but only now visualized for the first time, this curious new behavior for electrons has important implications for future electronic devices. From roaring waves to swirling whirlpools, the flow of a liquid can be extr Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Weizmann_physicists_image_electrons_flowing_like_water_999.html

NASA awards UbiQD 2nd contract to "Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions"

NASA awards UbiQD 2nd contract to "Tailor the Solar Spectrum for Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions" Los Alamos NM (SPX) Dec 05, 2019 UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 24-month contract provides $750,000 in funding for UbiQD’s collaborative research and development with the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (UA-CEA Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/NASA_awards_UbiQD_2nd_contract_to_Tailor_the_Solar_Spectrum_for_Enhanced_Crop_Yield_for_Space_Missions_999.html

Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes

Solving the thermoelectric 'trade-off' conundrum with metallic carbon nanotubes Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 03, 2019 Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used aligned “metallic” carbon nanotubes to create a device which converts heat to electrical energy (a thermoelectric device) with a higher power output than pure semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in random networks. The new device bypasses the troublesome trade-off in semiconductors between conductivity and electrical voltage, signi Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Solving_the_thermoelectric_trade_off_conundrum_with_metallic_carbon_nanotubes_999.html

Armored with plastic 'hair' and silica, new perovskite nanocrystals show more durability

Armored with plastic 'hair' and silica, new perovskite nanocrystals show more durability Atlanta GA (SPX) Nov 30, 2019 Perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for improving a wide variety of optoelectronic devices – from lasers to light emitting diodes (LEDs) – but problems with their durability still limit the material’s broad commercial use. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a novel approach aimed at addressing the material’s durability problem: encasing the perovskite ins Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Armored_with_plastic_hair_and_silica_new_perovskite_nanocrystals_show_more_durability_999.html

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Nanoracks-Italy signs MOUs for partnerships with spin-offs from the University of Piemonte Orientale

Nanoracks-Italy signs MOUs for partnerships with spin-offs from the University of Piemonte Orientale Torino, Italy (SPX) Nov 28, 2019 Nanoracks, the commercial leader in low-Earth orbit utilization, has sparked accelerated growth for numerous startup companies since 2009, provided educational opportunities, and driven the market for commercial access to space. And this week Nanoracks-Italy is announcing their expansion of this leadership. Nanoracks-Italy’s mission is to create a sustainable in-space ecosystem with a tran Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nanoracks_Italy_signs_MOUs_for_partnerships_with_spin_offs_from_the_University_of_Piemonte_Orientale_999.html

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Light-trapping nanocubes drive inexpensive multispectral camera

Light-trapping nanocubes drive inexpensive multispectral camera Durham NC (SPX) Nov 26, 2019 Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated photodetectors that could span an unprecedented range of light frequencies by using on-chip spectral filters created by tailored electromagnetic materials. The combination of multiple photodetectors with different frequency responses on a single chip could enable lightweight, inexpensive multispectral cameras for applications such as cancer surger Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Light_trapping_nanocubes_drive_inexpensive_multispectral_camera_999.html

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Research shows old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes

Research shows old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes Swansea UK (SPX) Nov 25, 2019 A research collaboration between Rice University and the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University has found that old newspapers can be used as a low cost, eco-friendly material on which to grow single walled carbon nanotubes on a large scale. Carbon nanotubes are tiny molecules with incredible physical properties that can be used in a huge range of things, such as cond Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Research_shows_old_newspapers_can_be_used_to_grow_carbon_nanotubes_999.html

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Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage

Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 25, 2019 The challenge of building an energy future that preserves and improves the planet is a massive undertaking. But it all hinges on the charged particles moving through invisibly small materials. Scientists and politicians have recognized the need for an urgent and substantial shift in the world’s mechanisms of energy production and consumption in order to arrest its momentum toward environme Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Big_plans_to_save_the_planet_depend_on_nanoscopic_materials_improving_energy_storage_999.html

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Turning up the heat to create new nanostructured metals

Turning up the heat to create new nanostructured metals Upton NY (SPX) Nov 21, 2019 Scientists have developed a new approach for making metal-metal composites and porous metals with a 3-D interconnected “bicontinuous” structure in thin films at size scales ranging from tens of nanometers to microns. Metallic materials with this sponge-like morphology – characterized by two coexisting phases that form interpenetrating networks continuing over space – could be useful in catalysis Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Turning_up_the_heat_to_create_new_nanostructured_metals_999.html

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