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Thin-Film Materials Change Color in Response to Chemical Warfare Agents

Thin-Film Materials Change Color in Response to Chemical Warfare Agents

In today’s world, in which the threat of terrorism looms, there is an urgent need for fast, reliable tools to detect the release of deadly chemical warfare agents (CWAs). In the journal ACS Macro Letters, scientists are reporting new progress toward thin-film materials that could rapidly change colors in the presence of CWAs — an advance that could help save lives and hold aggressors accountable. [More]
Electricity and Water Help Control Nanoscale Friction on Ionic Surfaces

Electricity and Water Help Control Nanoscale Friction on Ionic Surfaces

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have discovered a new method to control friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale using ambient water vapor and electrical stimulation. Friction affects motion and hence frictional forces have to be controlled. Traditionally, lubrication or mechanistic means have been used for controlling friction forces. [More]
The Engineer Features NPL’s Work in Developing Advanced Graphene Measurement Techniques

The Engineer Features NPL’s Work in Developing Advanced Graphene Measurement Techniques

The National Physical Laboratory's (NPL) work developing advanced graphene measurement techniques features in an article published by The Engineer. [More]
In-Depth Study on Current State of the Global Nano-Zirconia Industry

In-Depth Study on Current State of the Global Nano-Zirconia Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nano-Zirconia Industry Report 2015" report to their offering. [More]
Ultra-Low Platinum Nanofiber-Nanoparticle Electrode for Fuel Cells

Ultra-Low Platinum Nanofiber-Nanoparticle Electrode for Fuel Cells

Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed two fuel cell vehicle platforms for both present day enhancements and future innovation. [More]
Power Cables Infused with Carbon Nanoballs Show Potential for Sustainable Energy Development

Power Cables Infused with Carbon Nanoballs Show Potential for Sustainable Energy Development

Chalmers University researchers have enhanced the voltage level of the insulation plastic employed in high-voltage cables by 26 % with the addition of nano-sized carbon balls. This discovery enables significant improvement in the efficiency gains of the power grids, resulting in the development of a sustainable energy system. [More]
Proteins and Carbohydrates can be Conjugated to Nanoparticles

Proteins and Carbohydrates can be Conjugated to Nanoparticles

When University of Maryland Professors Philip DeShong and Daniel Stein began tagging soap bubbles with biomolecules, they had no idea this technology would one day be poised to change the way drugs and vaccines fight against bacteria, viruses and cancer. [More]
Fred Beamish Award 2014 Honors Lecture on Lanthanide-Dependent RNA-Cleaving DNAzymes as Metal Biosensors

Fred Beamish Award 2014 Honors Lecture on Lanthanide-Dependent RNA-Cleaving DNAzymes as Metal Biosensors

The 2014 Fred Beamish Award was awarded to Professor Juewen Liu (Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo). The Award Lecture titled "Lanthanide-dependent RNA-cleaving DNAzymes as metal biosensors" is published today in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry. [More]
Researchers Study How 'Garden Centre Spider' Spins Nano-Scale Filaments

Researchers Study How 'Garden Centre Spider' Spins Nano-Scale Filaments

The majority of spiders spin silk threads several micrometres thick but unusually the 'garden centre spider' or 'feather-legged lace weaver' Uloborus plumipes can spin nano-scale filaments. Now an Oxford University team think they are closer to understanding how this is done. Their findings could lead to technologies that would enable the commercial spinning of nano-scale filaments. [More]
Synthetic, Safe Form of Ebola RNA to be Inserted in Plant Virus Nanoparticle for Early Detection

Synthetic, Safe Form of Ebola RNA to be Inserted in Plant Virus Nanoparticle for Early Detection

Health care workers must diagnose and isolate Ebola victims at an early stage to have a chance to save them and prevent the virus from spreading. But the most sensitive and quickest diagnostic test produces a small percentage of false negative results that undermine efforts to control the deadly agent. [More]
Micromotors Fueled By Stomach Acid Deliver More Gold Nanoparticles

Micromotors Fueled By Stomach Acid Deliver More Gold Nanoparticles

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors. [More]
K-State Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Nanosheets

K-State Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award for Research on Nanosheets

A prestigious award will support a Kansas State University engineer's research on nanosheets and will help organize educational activities for high school students and teachers. [More]

Graphenea Sales More than Double in 2014

Graphenea announces the closing of a very successful financial year. Sales in 2014 have surpassed 1.2 million USD, more than doubling the result from 2013. Graphenea is proud to be a profitable business, with a positi... [More]

JPK Opens New Expanded Offices in Berlin to Meet the Growing Demand for Products Worldwide

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, has moved to a new and expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing ... [More]
NT-MDT Installs Unique AFM with RAMAN, TERS, and SNOM Capabilities at University of Limerick

NT-MDT Installs Unique AFM with RAMAN, TERS, and SNOM Capabilities at University of Limerick

The University of Limerick has received one of Europe's most powerful microscopes supported by NT-MDT, a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force based microscopes (AFM). NT-MDT recently installed a unique Atomic Force Microscope with RAMAN, TERS, and SNOM capabilities (NTEGRA Spectra). [More]

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