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Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro

Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Gold squeezed into micro-Velcro
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Velcro consists of one surface with loops, and another with hooks that latch onto the loops, joining opposing surfaces strongly. A miniaturised version of Velcro could be used in micro- and nanotechnology, but to form the surfaces, microwires are needed with properties that provide strength and durability.

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Vibration Isolation for Nanoscale Research and Analysis Instruments

Vibration Isolation for Nanoscale Research and Analysis Instruments | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Research instruments are affected by vibrations in many different ways. Vibrations can deteriorate image quality for imaging tools by blurring the image or generating jagged lines along the edges of features, particularly in nanoscale analysis.
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NIST Announces Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Programs

NIST Announces Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Programs | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a call for grant proposals for a broad range of potential research projects covering the institute's interests in the physical sciences and engineering.
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The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Grant Program supports research in the field of nanotechnology specifically aimed at developing essential measurement and fabrication methods and technology in support of all phases of nanotechnology development, from discovery to production; conducting collaborative research with NIST scientists, including research at the CNST NanoFab, a national shared resource for nanofabrication and measurement; and supporting researchers visiting CNST.

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Masdar Institute students gain expertise in fabricating advanced thin-film solar cells | ADFEC

Masdar Institute students gain expertise in fabricating advanced thin-film solar cells | ADFEC | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Middle East business and financial news, directory and current events. AME Info provides constant business and news updates.
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Accompanied by Dr. Ammar Nayfeh, Assistant Professor, Microsystems Engineering, two students - Aaesha Alnuami and Kazi Mohitul Islam - travelled to National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, to gain expertise in fabricating thin film solar cells. The two are trained to use the advanced equipment at The Nano Electronic and Photonics Research Group (NEP) laboratory in Masdar Institute.

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Fars News Agency :: Official: Iran Ranks 8th in Nano Science Production

Fars News Agency :: Official: Iran Ranks 8th in Nano Science Production | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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Iran has achieved eye-catching breakthroughs in the field of nano- science and technology, an Iranian official announced on Wednesday, adding that the country is among the first eight countries in the field of nano science production in the world.

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New Nanotechnology Device 4SPIN Generates Interest in Tokyo

New Nanotechnology Device 4SPIN Generates Interest in Tokyo | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
On the one hand, 4SPIN® can deal with filtration or environmental applications, and on the other it is perfectly poised to handle nanofiber materials for medicine, electronics, and other areas, says Marek Pokorny, head of the device development...
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Contipro Biotech is presenting brand new device for the production of nanofibers, called 4SPIN. The device is intended for the production of nanofiber layers suitable for use both in industry and medicine.

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog » EU Report: Precautionary Approach Beneficial to Avoid Environmental Disasters

"The report points out that nanotechnology development has occurred in the absence of “clear design rules for chemists and materials developers on how to integrate health, safety and environmental concerns into design.” While the emerging area of ‘green nanotechnology’ offers promise for the future with its focus on preventive design, it is important that research on the sustainability of materials is funded at levels significant enough to identify early warnings and potential harms, and that regulatory systems provide incentives for safer and sustainable materials.  Regulators and policy-makers have yet to address many of the shortcomings in legislation, research and development, and limitations in risk assessment. EEA concludes that as a result, “There remains a developmental environment that hinders the adoption of precautionary yet socially and economically responsive strategies in the field of nanotechnology. If left unresolved, this could hamper society’s ability to ensure responsible development of nanotechnologies.”

 

Recently, EPA announced plans to obtain information on nanoscale materials in pesticide products and to register nanoscale materials as new active pesticide ingredients. The agency stated it will gather information on nanoscale materials present in pesticide products to determine whether the registration of the pesticide product may cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment and human health."

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What is a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell?

What is a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell? | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) are an efficient type of thin-film photovoltaic cell. They are based on printable semiconductor materials, including an electrolyte and a photo-sensitized anode.
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Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) are an efficient type of thin-film photovoltaic cell. Modern dye-sensitized solar cells, or Grätzel cells, are based on a concept invented in 1988 by Brian O'Regan and Michael Grätzel, but the concept dates back to the 1960s and 70s.

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3D microchip created

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allows information to travel in three dimensions.
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Professor Russell Cowburn, lead researcher of the study from the Cavendish Laboratory, the University of Cambridge's Department of Physics, said: "Each step on our spintronic staircase is only a few atoms high. I find it amazing that by using nanotechnology not only can we build structures with such precision in the lab but also using advanced laser instruments we can actually see the data climbing this nano-staircase step by step.

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IBM Grants First Entire Watson System to Rensselaer

IBM Grants First Entire Watson System to Rensselaer | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
IBM s Jeopardy champ Watson: RPI plans to a bigger version of the game show winning supercomputer on analytic research and big data career preparation
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will receive the first university edition of IBM’s Watson, a grant of cognitive computing system of software, hardware and support services meant to aid researchers and build advanced analytic skills.

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Nanoparticles' effects on soils exposed

Nanoparticles' effects on soils exposed | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology can help solve many problems. But it is a technology that involves risks as well, for people and for the environment.
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Nanotechnology can help solve many problems. But it is a technology that involves risks as well, for people and for the environment. In a PhD study conducted at Alterra Wageningen UR and Wageningen University, doctoral candidate Merel van der Ploeg explored the effects of nanoparticles on soils. Caution, it turns out, is still called for in nanotechnology's use.

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What is Green Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is a subject which has been popular within the scientific and technology industries for many years.
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Green nanotechnology involves the following:

Use of less energy during manufactureAbility to recycle after useUsing eco-friendly materials.
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Just add water: How scientists are using silicon to produce hydrogen on demand

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, without the need for light, heat or electricity, according to new (http://t.co/0WANl37S Just add water:...
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Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers.

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Patterned cathodes offer fine control over nanorod size and position - nanotechweb.org

Patterned cathodes offer fine control over nanorod size and position - nanotechweb.org | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Shrinking the size of the pre-patterned cathode bridge to less than 200 nm allows scientists to control rod height and location for potential applications such as plasmonic waveguiding.
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The electrochemical growth of gold nanorods in anodized aluminium templates offers a low-cost method for creating an optical metamaterial with applications in bio-sensing, nanophotonics and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). In recent experiments, a cathode under layer is pre-patterned before the growth of gold nanorods. This results in the localized growth of nanorods at specific sites on the substrate. By shrinking the size of the pre-patterned cathode bridge to less than 200 nm, the scientists can control both rod height and location.

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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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Fars News Agency :: Iran to Hold Int'l Nano Safety Congress in 2014

Fars News Agency :: Iran to Hold Int'l Nano Safety Congress in 2014 | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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Tehran is due to host 'Iran Nano Safety Congress' from February 19 to 20, 2014, in a bid to study all aspects of safety of nanomaterials related to human health to environmental and occupational health issues.

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European Plastics News - News

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Composite manufacture in Russia took a big step forward as Dow Chemical signed a deal with Russian partners, including state run nanotechnology corporation Rusnano, to produce composite materials and carbon fibre intermediates in the country.

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UT Introduces Cutting-Edge Electron Microscopes | Tennessee Today

UT Introduces Cutting-Edge Electron Microscopes | Tennessee Today | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Imagine having the power to read the mint date on the head of a nickel on the moon. That's the power of a new electron microscope at UT. The university has two new cutting-edge microscopes worth a total of $3.5 million.
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Imagine having the power to read the mint date on the head of a nickel on the moon. That’s the power of a new electron microscope at UT.

The university has two new cutting-edge microscopes worth a total of $3.5 million. One microscope has the power to see at the atomic level, while the other has the power to slice and cut at the nano scale.

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Beneq Delivers Large Scale Roll-to-Roll Atomic Layer Deposition System to ASTRaL

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Beneq announces a breakthrough in its roll-to-roll (R2R) atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology with the delivery of its first industrial-scale system to the Advanced Surface Technology Research Laboratory (ASTRaL), a research unit based in Mikkeli, Finland, that belongs to the Lappeenranta University of Technology. The R2R system allows the development of rapidly growing new applications that were not able to take advantage of ALD coating until now.

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Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design

Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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Mechanism behind wear at atomic scale

Mechanism behind wear at atomic scale | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape.
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On the nanoscale, wear is mainly understood through two processes, fracture and plastic deformation. Fracture is where large pieces of a surface break off at once, like when the point of a pencil snaps off in the middle of a sentence. Plastic deformation is what happens when the surface changes shape or compresses without breaking, like when the edge of knife gets dull or bent.

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mPhase Technologies Issued Patent No. 8,372,531 for Reserve Battery System

mPhase Technologies Issued Patent No. 8,372,531 for Reserve Battery System | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
LITTLE FALLS, NJ--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) -  mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) reported today that it has been issued patent number 8,344,543 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for a Reserve Battery System.
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The invention patented generally relates to a battery system that is easily activated via low mechanical force thus allowing a reserve battery to be used in a wide variety of consumer related and non-consumer related electrical devices.

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Fars News Agency :: Iran Unveils 8 Carbonic Nano-Structured Products

Fars News Agency :: Iran Unveils 8 Carbonic Nano-Structured Products | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday unveiled 8 new carbon nano-structured products.

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It’s time to accelerate research in science

When Prof Alex Dodoo of the University of Ghana Medical School proclaimed: “There is always medicine for malaria in Africa”, one may have regarded his remark as a little exaggerated.
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One area of that the country could tap into is in the interesting field of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology basically involves the use of the minutest particles discernible to address a number of challenges, be it in engineering, medicine or any other field.

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Micro-nanotech business partnership to boost UK innovation - bdaily

Micro-nanotech business partnership to boost UK innovation - bdaily | NanoTechnology Revolution | Scoop.it
Micro-nanotech business partnership to boost UK innovation bdaily It has been created to give innovation support to a range of different industries, which Kelvin Nanotechnology says will have an impact on a huge range of sectors including medical...
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A micro-nanotech partnership between two organisations with the University of Glasgow hopes to accelerate innovation across different industries in the UK.

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