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Tiny DNA reader to advance development of anticancer drugs

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:46
Researchers use tiny probes and an electrical current to locate anticancer drug molecules incorporated into single strands of DNA.
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Using laser 'tweezers', scientists grab and study tiny protein droplets

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:41
New research illuminates some basic properties of these eccentric marvels of biology.
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Breakthrough could enable cheaper infrared cameras

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:35
Quantum dots could make technology available for self-driving cars, consumer electronics.
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New cell-sized microrobots might make incredible journeys

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:25
A million functional microscopic robots produced from a 4-inch silicon wafer in new nanofabrication process.
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New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:17
Device could detect disease biomarkers at the molecular level and lead to new sensor technology.
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When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:10
A new study reveals how aligned layers of atomically thin semiconductors can yield an exotic new quantum material.
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New cell-sized micro robots might make incredible journeys

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:19
Researchers have created tiny functional, remote-powered, walking robots, developing a multistep nanofabrication technique that turns a 4-inch specialized silicon wafer into a million microscopic robots in just weeks. Each one of a robot's four legs is just under 100-atoms-thick, but powered by laser light hitting the robots' solar panels, they propel the tiny robots. The researchers are now working on smart versions of the robots that could potentially make incredible journeys in the human body.
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Breakthrough could enable cheaper infrared cameras

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:14
A breakthrough in quantum dot technology may one day lead to much more cost-effective infrared cameras -- which in turn could enable infrared cameras for common consumer electronics like phones, as well as sensors to help autonomous cars see their surroundings more accurately.
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Stressing and straining: Geochemists answer fundamental question of mineral reactions

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:14
Scientists placed small iron oxide particles in an acidic solution, causing a reaction at the surface as iron atoms oxidized. As the reaction progressed, the researchers observed strain that built up and penetrated inside the mineral particle.
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New graphene-based device is first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 22:13
Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near perfect efficiency.
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When semiconductors stick together, materials go quantum

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 19:31
Researchers have developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines -- superthin devices marked by extraordinary electronic behavior that could help to revolutionize a number of industries aiming for energy-efficient electronic systems -- and provide a platform for exotic new physics.
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Combs of light for molecules

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:44
Developments and prospects in the field of atomic and molecular broadband spectroscopy with frequency combs.
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Smoothing out the wrinkles in graphene

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:39
Coating graphene with wax makes for a less contaminated surface during device manufacturing.
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New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:35
Researchers have developed a near-infrared fluorescent optical imaging system that could enable them to find tiny tumors, as small as a couple of hundred cells, deep within the body.
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New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:20
Near-infrared technology pinpoints fluorescent probes deep within living tissue; may be used to detect cancer earlier.
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New approach facilitates spectroscopy on individual molecules

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:14
While spectroscopic measurements are normally averaged over myriad molecules, a new method provides precise information about the interaction of individual molecules with their environment.
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Two dimensional 'Lego' shows new methods for creating electronics

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:08
Physicists have discovered that when two atomically thin (two-dimensional) materials like graphene are placed on top of each other like a 'Lego' tower, their properties change and a material with novel hybrid properties emerges, paving the way for design of new materials and nano devices.
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Graphene quantum dots for single electron transistors

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:56
Scientists have developed a novel technology, which combines the fabrication procedures of planar and vertical heterostructures in order to assemble graphene-based single-electron transistors of excellent quality.
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Sensing disturbances in the force

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:34
Researchers embark on project to build atom-defect hybrid quantum sensors.
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Healthier dairy products with bacterial films and nanofiber membranes

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 01:30
Growing bacterial microfilms on thin sheets of nanofibers is a great way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics to the digestive tract.
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