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Magnetic particle imaging could help monitor stroke patients

Nanotechweb.org - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:21
Results from experiments on mice with cerebral ischemia are promising and produce blood-flow images that are comparable to those obtained with MRI, but in real time.
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Long nanotubes make strong fibers

NanoWerk.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:51
Researchers advance characterization, purification of nanotube wires and films.

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New OECD Test Guidelines for nanomaterials

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:31
The OECD has released a first set of Test Guidelines developed specifically for nanomaterials, in response to their increased production and usage.

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New method to detect spin current in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:52
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.

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Hokusai's blue, cellulose nanofibers join forces to clean up disaster areas

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:44
Scientists succeed in creating radioactive cesium-adsorbing sponges.

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Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA 'scissors': the future of medicine (w/video)

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:37
Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that researchers are developing which are set to revolutionise medicine in the future.

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Plasmons in an open box create miniature laser

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:24
Device could become exquisite sensor of environmental chemicals and biological molecules.

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Purple power: Synthetic 'purple membranes' transform sunlight to hydrogen fuel

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:19
A new way has been found to produce solar fuels by developing “synthetic purple membranes.” These membranes involve an assembly of lipid nanodiscs, man-made proteins, and semiconducting nanoparticles that, when taken together, can transform sunlight into hydrogen fuel.
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Nanosheet actuators lift 150 times their own weight

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:24
Lifting devices based on molybdenum disulphide nanosheets are powerful, fast and robust.
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Liquid metal-organic frameworks remain porous

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:41
MOFs retain their exceptional porosity even when melted, a surprising finding that could lead to many new industrial applications.
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Light travels freely in new zero-index silicon waveguide

Nanotechweb.org - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 14:36
Structure might come in useful for a host of applications in nonlinear optics, quantum optics and waveguide coupling.
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Hematite nanowire structures to enhance solar-to-fuel conversion in photoelectro-chemical water splitting

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:14
Researchers have produced a material for use in photoelectrochemical water splitting that is not only cheaper than existing alternatives, but increases both the efficiency and output of the process.

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Spectroscopy gets to the point

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:13
A sharp metallic tip enables absorption spectroscopy with unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity.

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Laser cavities take on new shapes and functionalities

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:30
Researchers have demonstrated the first laser cavity that can confine and propagate light in any shape imaginable, even pathways with sharp bends and angles.

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Synthetic 'purple membranes' transform sunlight to hydrogen fuel

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:23
Scientists have found a new way to produce solar fuels by developing completely synthetic bionano machinery to harvest light without the need for a living cell.

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Understanding rare earth emulsions

NanoWerk.com - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:17
Researchers discover that surface polarization in mixed media increases attraction among elements.

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Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world

ScienceDaily.com: Nanotechnology News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:02
By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help provide a new understanding of underwater phenomena, the researchers said. See a video of describing the study on YouTube.
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Researchers reconstruct nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered x-rays

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:39
Researchers achieved a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago - using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3D structure of important biological objects.

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Compact 6-Axis Motion Controller for High Precision Positioning Applications in Industry and Research

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:15
PI's new cost-efficient servo motor controller drives 6 and 4 axis motion systems.

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'Liquid armor' toughens spacesuits

NanoWerk.com - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:09
Addition of nanocomposite liquid that makes spacesuits highly puncture-resistant will soon be tested in space.

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