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Nanotechnology is increasingly being used as an integral part of diagnosing and treating infections, diseases, organ failures, malfunctions and injuries.

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.

Neuroscience is revealing connections, processes and relationships that open the way to new treatments and solutions to complex mental, psychological and emotional conditions.

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.


Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper

Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jan 26, 2020 Researchers have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible electronic material that could be printed and rolled out like newspaper, for the touchscreens of the future. The touch-responsive technology is 100 times thinner than existing touchscreen materials and so pliable it can be rolled up like a tube. To create the new conductive sheet, an RMIT University-led team…

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Let the europium shine brighter

Let the europium shine brighter Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Jan 24, 2020 A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. A unique molecular design developed by Hokkaido University researchers causes a europium complex to shine more than five times brighter than the best previous design when it absorbs low energy blue light. The findings were publish…

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Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant

Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Jan 24, 2020 Researchers have discovered a method to control biomolecular machines over a wide temperature range using deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). This finding could open a new dimension in the application of artificial machines fabricated from biomolecular motors and other proteins. Biomolecular motors are the smallest natural machines that keep living organisms dynamic. They can Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.nanodaily.com/reports/Deep_sea_osmolyte_makes_biomolecular_machines_heat_tolerant_999.html

Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time

Physicists trap light in nanoresonators for record time St Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jan 24, 2020 An international team of researchers from ITMO University, the Australian National University, and Korea University have experimentally trapped an electromagnetic wave in a gallium arsenide nanoresonator a few hundred nanometers in size for a record-breaking time. Earlier attempts to trap light for such a long time have only been successful with much larger resonators. In…

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Nanosatellites improve detection of early-season corn nitrogen stress

Nanosatellites improve detection of early-season corn nitrogen stress Urbana IL (SPX) Jan 14, 2020 For corn growers, the decision of when and how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply is a perennial challenge. Scientists at the University of Illinois have shown that nanosatellites known as CubeSats can detect nitrogen stress early in the season, potentially giving farmers a chance to plan in-season nitrogen fertilizer applications and alleviate nutrient stress for crops. “Using this technol Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nanosatellites_improve_detection_of_early_season_corn_nitrogen_stress_999.html

Nanobubbles in nanodroplets

Nanobubbles in nanodroplets Freiburg, Germany (SPX) Jan 13, 2020 A team headed by Professor Frank Stienkemeier at Freiburg’s Institute of Physics and Dr. Marcel Mudrich, professor at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, has observed the ultrafast reaction of nanodroplets of helium after excitation with extreme ultraviolet radiation (XUV) using a free-electron laser in real time. The researchers have published their findings in the latest issue of Nature Commu Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.nanodaily.com/reports/Nanobubbles_in_nanodroplets_999.html

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Low-temp photocatalyst could slash the carbon footprint for syngas

Low-temp photocatalyst could slash the carbon footprint for syngas Houston TX (SPX) Jan 13, 2020 Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of a major segment of the chemical industry. The particle, tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the key component in a green process for making syngas, or synthesis gas, valuable chemical feedstock that’s used to make fuels, fertilizer and many other produc Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.biofueldaily.com/reports/Low_temp_photocatalyst_could_slash_the_carbon_footprint_for_syngas_999.html

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Nano antennas for data transfer

Nano antennas for data transfer Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Jan 13, 2020 Directional antennas convert electrical signals to radio waves and emit them in a particular direction, allowing increased performance and reduced interference. This principle, which is useful in radio wave technology, could also be interesting for miniaturised light sources. After all, almost all Internet-based communication utilises optical light communication. Directional antennas for l Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nano_antennas_for_data_transfer_999.html

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Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions

Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions Chicago IL (SPX) Jan 10, 2020 Northwestern University scientists have successfully combined a nanomaterial effective at destroying toxic nerve agents with textile fibers. This new composite material one day could be integrated into protective suits and face masks for use by people facing hazardous conditions, such as chemical warfare. The material, a zirconium-based metal-organic framework (MOF), degrades in minutes so Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Nanomaterial_fabric_destroys_nerve_agents_in_battlefield_relevant_conditions_999.html

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A universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice

A universal flu vaccine that protects against 6 influenza viruses in mice Atlanta GA (SPX) Jan 08, 2020 A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The double-layered nanoparticle vaccine contains the influenza virus proteins matrix protein 2 Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Researchers_develop_universal_flu_vaccine_that_protects_against_6_influenza_viruses_in_mice_999.html

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New method gives robust transistors

New method gives robust transistors Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jan 08, 2020 A new method to fit together layers of semiconductors as thin as a few nanometres has resulted in not only a scientific discovery but also a new type of transistor for high-power electronic devices. The result, published in Applied Physics Letters, has aroused huge interest. The achievement is the result of a close collaboration between scientists at Linkoping University and SweGaN, a spin Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_method_gives_robust_transistors_999.html

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New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light

New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light Swansea UK (SPX) Jan 08, 2020 A new method of producing carbon nanotubes – tiny molecules with incredible physical properties used in touchscreen displays, 5G networks and flexible electronics – has been given the green light by researchers, meaning work in this crucial field can continue. Single-walled carbon nanotubes are among the most attractive nanomaterials for a wide range of applications ranging from nanoelectr Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.nanodaily.com/reports/New_production_method_for_carbon_nanotubes_gets_green_light_999.html

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Nanoscale sensors see how high pressure affects materials

Nanoscale sensors see how high pressure affects materials Ames IA (SPX) Jan 08, 2020 Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures. As the researchers reported in the journal Science, that matters because, “Pressure alters the physical, chemical and electronic properties of matter.” Understanding those changes could lead to new materials or new phases of matter for use in al Source: NanoDaily.com http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Researchers_create_nanoscale_sensors_to_better_see_how_high_pressure_affects_materials_999.html

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How Scientists Squeezed a Particle Accelerator Onto a Tiny Silicon Chip

How Scientists Squeezed a Particle Accelerator Onto a Tiny Silicon Chip Particle accelerators have helped us unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries, but they’re huge, expensive, and inaccessible to most researchers. A new particle accelerator on a chip could soon change that. The world’s biggest particle accelerators can be miles long and require megawatts of power to run. Even devices used to generate particle beams for medical therapies can be the size of a room. So in 2015, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded Stanford University $13.5 million to build a particle accelerator the size of a shoebox and put these crucial scientific and industrial tools in the hands of far more scientists. Now, researchers have developed a tiny silicon chip smaller than the width of a human…

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