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Environmental Isolation for Biological Analysis Techniques

Environmental Isolation for Biological Analysis Techniques | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Vibration isolation systems are essential for high resolution imaging techniques such as NSOM/SNOM, electron microscopy, AFM and SPM, and even optical microscopes at higher resolutions.
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NanoMedRev Blog: Nanobioethics and Nanoethics

NanoMedRev Blog: Nanobioethics and Nanoethics | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
All debates on Nanobioethics and Nanoethics must have the level of excellence (and not just part of them).
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Material could tackle environmental challenges (ScienceAlert)

Material could tackle environmental challenges (ScienceAlert) | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
A new material has been created that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
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A new material can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.

Science fiction? Hardly, and there’s more - It can also desalinate water, be used as flexible water filtration membranes, help recover energy from desalination waste brine, be made into flexible solar cells and can also double the lifespan of lithium ion batteries. With its superior bacteria-killing capabilities, it can also be used to develop a new type of antibacterial bandage.

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IBM - Atomic-scale magnetic memory - United States

IBM - Atomic-scale magnetic memory - United States | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Scientists from IBM Research have created the world’s smallest magnetic memory bit, reducing the number of atoms needed to store one bit of data from one million to 12, vastly increasing storage data density.

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Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery

Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Some bacteria produce electricity when in contact with minerals.

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In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.

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NIST laboratory earns LEED Gold status

NIST laboratory earns LEED Gold status | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
BOULDER – Boulder's team of energy advisers and legal experts believe the city should be able to create a municipal
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The laboratory, which opened last year, requires stringent controls of the internal environment for precision measurements with lasers, atomic clocks and nanotechnology. For instance, mechanical equipment takes in outdoor air and provides filtration, heating and cooling, and humidity control. Air quality is maintained through the use of low-odor adhesives, sealants and paints, and carpet and floor materials that minimize release of chemicals and gases.

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Kidney cells grown in research lab

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Kidney cells grown in research lab - | Get health news & research updates on beauty, body fitness, Sexual health, weight loss. Get to know all news on AIDS, Cancer, Addiction, Allergies, Anti-ageing, Backache & more news on health.
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Researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have successfully generated the renal cells under artificial conditions in the lab.

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Isscc 8

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Today, scientists from IBM Research and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland unveiled a technological achievement in signal conversion technology that can improve Internet speeds to 100 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), doubling...
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The world's fastest microscopic 3D printer

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In the midst of the 3D printers making weapons and ammunition hullabaloo, a new version has been introduced that can create a weapon smaller than a grain of sand.
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This month at Photonics West, the international fair for photonics in San Francisco, Nanoscribe GmbH introduced a micrometer scale 3D printer.

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Nanotechnology's 4,500-Year Health Record | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek

Nanotechnology's 4,500-Year Health Record | Emerging Technologies content from IndustryWeek | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s good news again. And again. (And again.)
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The ancient Egyptians put gold and silver utensils in their water vessels as an antibacterial. The artifacts have been found in tombs. Of course, the Egyptians didn't know nanotechnology was part of their water purification regimen. It's only now that we understand that nanoparticles of the precious metals formed naturally on the vessel walls from their macro-size components.  

Of course, even the Egyptian's nanotechnology is "new and improved" when you consider that nature has been manufacturing nanomaterials since, well, the beginning of time.  The ocean waves that beat rocks into sand create nanoscale versions of the elements, too. Volcanic eruptions produce nanomaterials. Butterfly wings have a water-repellant nanostructure, and gecko's feet have a sticky one.

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Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism

Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Negative comments, regardless of their merit, could sway readers' perceptions
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Anyone who’s spent any time on the internet is familiar with trolls. From politics to sports to science, trolls take pleasure in bashing a story from every possible angle. Science is no exception, and recent research shows that when it comes to science news, the trolls are winning.

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ASTM International Nanoparticle Committee Approves Standards for Tracking and Measu

Nanoparticle Committee Approves tracking, measurement standards. - ASTM International
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Two new standards developed by ASTM International Committee E56 on Nanotechnology will assist various users in aspects of nanomaterial measurement: ASTM E2834, Guide for Measurement of Particle Size Distribution of Nanomaterials in Suspension by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA), and ASTM E2859, Guide for Size Measurement of Nanoparticles Using Atomic Force Microscopy. Both are under jurisdiction of Subcommittee E56.02 on Physical and Chemical Characterization.

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Road Cycling UK - Sportful No-Rain winter jacket and Total Comfort bib tights – first look

Road Cycling UK - Sportful No-Rain winter jacket and Total Comfort bib tights – first look | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums
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The No-Rain range, which covers two jackets, two bib tights and thermal bib shorts, uses Sportful’s proprietary No-Rain nanotechnology, which uses silicone particles in the fabric to repel water. It’s not fully waterproof but we were impressed by the level of protection offered by the No-Rain Light jacket in steady rain so we’re hoping for more of the same as far as its heavyweight sibling is concerned.

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Killing silicon: Inside IBM’s carbon nanotube computer chip lab | ExtremeTech

Killing silicon: Inside IBM’s carbon nanotube computer chip lab | ExtremeTech | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
At IBM's Watson Research Center in upstate New York, some of the world's best physicists, chemists, and nanoengineers are trying to create the first high-density, self-assembling carbon nanotube computer chip process.
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At IBM’s Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, some of the world’s best physicists, chemists, and nanoengineers are trying to create the first high-density, self-assembling carbon nanotube computer chip process.

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IBM Research: Shining a Light on Functional Oxides

IBM Research: Shining a Light on Functional Oxides | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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The challenge is that the nano-scale properties of the material, and the properties of thin films, could be very different from those on a larger scale. So, we were very happy to see such a dramatic improvement and it’s only the beginning. With some adjustments that we are preparing now, we could see greater improvement.

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Prison for US man in China military secret

A US judge on Monday sentenced a former defense contractor employee to more than five years in prison for taking military technology trade secrets to his native China, ignoring the man's argument that it was an error in judgment and not done with...
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Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown

Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it

Not even a year after it claimed the title of the world’s lightest material, aerographite has been knocked off its crown by a new aerogel made from graphene. Created by a research team from China’s Zhejiang University in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering lab headed by Professor Gao Chao, the ultra-light aerogel has a density lower than that of helium and just twice that of hydrogen. Although first created in 1931 by American scientist and chemical engineer, Samuel Stephens Kistler, aerogels have recently become a hotly contested area of scientific research. A “multiwalled carbon nanotube (MCNT) aerogel” dubbed “frozen smoke” with a density of 4 mg/cm3 lost its world’s lightest material title in 2011 to a micro-lattice material with a density of 0.9 mg/cm3. Less than a year later, aerographite claimed the crown with its density of 0.18 mg/cm3. Now a new title-holder has been crowned, with the graphene aerogel created by Gao and his team boasting a density of just 0.16 mg/cm3.


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Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

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Ribbons of vanadium oxide and graphene become ultrafast charging and discharging electrodes for lithium-ion batteries in new research at Rice University.
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“One challenge to production was controlling the conditions for the co-synthesis of VO2 ribbons with graphene,” Yang said. The process involved suspending graphene oxide nanosheets with powdered vanadium pentoxide (layered vanadium oxide, with two atoms of vanadium and five of oxygen) in water and heating it in an autoclave for hours. The vanadium pentoxide was completely reduced to VO2, which crystallized into ribbons, while the graphene oxide was reduced to graphene, Yang said. The ribbons, with a web-like coating of graphene, were only about 10 nanometers thick, up to 600 nanometers wide and tens of micrometers in length.

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Ancient Egyptian Pigments Gets a Second Chance to Shine

Ancient Egyptian Pigments Gets a Second Chance to Shine | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Once used to decorate pharaohs’ tombs, Egyptian blue might have modern applications in cutting-edge telecommunication technologies.
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Considered the first artificial pigment, Egyptian blue fell out of use around A.D. 1000, and it wasn’t until the early 19th century that chemists began investigating its properties. Now, new research shows the ancient dye might have a viable role in the cutting-edge world of nanotechnology. Led by Tina Salguero of the University of Georgia, scientists found that calcium copper silicate breaks apart into nanosheets—layers so thin that thousands would cover the width of a human hair—when stirred in water for several days. These nanosheets produce infrared radiation similar to the beams used in remote controls and car door locks.

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NanoInk folds as Ann Lurie's investment runs out

NanoInk folds as Ann Lurie's investment runs out | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
The Skokie-based nanotech company shut down after its primary backer, Ann Lurie, pulled the plug after investing $150 million over the past decade.
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“I am in awe of the potential impact nanotechnology will have on the rapid and precise diagnosis of illness and its prospective expansion to areas of treatment not yet fully explored,” she said in a statement. “I anticipated commercialization of a substantive development from (NanoInk's) platform. However, as the financial return from our investments supports my personal philanthropy, we could no longer continue to be the sole funder of the company's technology at the level required to fully achieve its commercialization.”

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Leti to coordinate 4-year EC project PLAT4M

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Micro/nanotechnology R&D center CEA-Leti of Grenoble, France says that it will coordinate a four-year project aimed at building a European-based supply chain in silicon photonics and speeding industrialization of the technology.

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Nanotechnology Rebuilds the Periodic Table

Nanotechnology Rebuilds the Periodic Table | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Recent developments in the field of nanotechnology might give new meaning to the phrase “nothing gold can stay.” Atoms and bonds developed not by Mother Nature, but by scientist...
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Using nanoparticles as “atoms” and DNA as “bonds,” Chad Mirkin, the director of Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology, is constructing his very own periodic table. So far Mirkin has built more than 200 distinct crystal structures with 17 different particle arrangements.

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Bio-inspired optical fibers change color when stretched - Laser Focus World

Bio-inspired optical fibers change color when stretched - Laser Focus World | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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The team's analysis revealed that multiple layers of cells in the seed coat are each made up of a cylindrically layered architecture with high regularity on the nanoscale. The team replicated the key structural elements of the fruit to create flexible, stretchable and color-changing photonic fibers using an innovative roll-up mechanism perfected in the Harvard laboratories.

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IBM Research: Chip technology earns Japan Prize

IBM Research: Chip technology earns Japan Prize | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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Without Chemically Amplified Resists, Moore’s Law, the measure of progress applied to the entire semiconductor industry, would not exist. And everything from flash memory, DRAM, to video processor speed would be stuck in the 1980s (think 1,500 nanometer semiconductors, 16-bit, 20 MHz, 128Kb of memory).

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NanoPT - Final Programme Available - Porto, Portugal, Feb. 13-15

Dear all Final Programme for nanoPT is now available on website. nanoPT - International Conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, in Porto, 13-15 February. Over 170 delegates (mainly represen...
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nanoPT – International Conference on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, in Porto, 13-15 February.

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IBM, Dow Corning Team to Develop Board-Level Photonics Materials - IBM

IBM, Dow Corning Team to Develop Board-Level Photonics Materials - IBM | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
IBM and Dow Corning have developed a new type of polymer material capable of transmitting light inst...
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IBM and Dow Corning have developed a new type of polymer material capable of transmitting light instead of electrical signals at high speed within supercomputers and other data systems.

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Commercial Scale Large-Area Graphene Now Available from Bluestone Global Tech in 24"x300" Films

Commercial Scale Large-Area Graphene Now Available from Bluestone Global Tech in 24"x300" Films | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Bluestone Global Tech (BGT) announces the addition of 24”x300” graphene films to their Grat-FilmTM product line. This marks the pioneering firm as ‘first-to-win’ in the race to avail graphene in sizes and volumes useful for industrial application.
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Bluestone Global Tech (BGT) announces the addition of 24”x300” graphene films to their Grat-Film product line. This marks the pioneering firm as ‘first-to-win’ in the race to avail graphene in sizes and volumes useful for industrial application.

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