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Ion Beam Microscope Helps Analyze Nano-Sized Fragments of 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus

Ion Beam Microscope Helps Analyze Nano-Sized Fragments of 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus

He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his favorite charioteer losing control of his horses. [More]
DOE Ames Lab Scientist Wins AVS Medard W. Welch Award

DOE Ames Lab Scientist Wins AVS Medard W. Welch Award

Pat Thiel has been named the 2014 winner of the AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Thiel, who is a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, is recognized for her "seminal contributions to the understanding of quasicrystalline surfaces and thin-film nucleation and growth." [More]
Nanoscale Material Researcher Named Finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Nanoscale Material Researcher Named Finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Patrick Hopkins, an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is a finalist for the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, which will honor three U.S. faculty-rank scientists or engineers age 42 or younger. [More]
Red Blood Cell Phenotype Preserved by Bio-Inspired Cryo-Ink during Nanoliter Vitrification

Red Blood Cell Phenotype Preserved by Bio-Inspired Cryo-Ink during Nanoliter Vitrification

An innovative approach of cryopreserving red blood cells using vitrification in conjunction with bio-printing technologies has been described in a new collaborative study published this week in Advanced Materials. The study, led by Dr. Utkan Demirci, is a collaboration involving scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Akron Biotechnology. [More]
CNSE-Girls Inc. Eureka! Program Completes Third Year

CNSE-Girls Inc. Eureka! Program Completes Third Year

The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) and Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region (Girls Inc.) today announced that 80 girls will complete the third year of the CNSE-Girls Inc. Eureka!® program, with M&T Bank joining RBC Capital Markets, SEFCU, and CNSE/SUNYIT in providing combined funding exceeding $520,000 for the nation’s pioneering initiative that gives young women the opportunity to explore the exciting world of nanotechnology. [More]
Convex Lens-Induced Confinement Tool Enables Loading of DNA Strands into Tunable Nanoscale Imaging Chambers

Convex Lens-Induced Confinement Tool Enables Loading of DNA Strands into Tunable Nanoscale Imaging Chambers

Researchers from McGill University and the Génome Québec Innovation Centre have achieved a technical breakthrough that should result in speedier diagnosis of cancer and various pre-natal conditions. [More]
Nanoscale-Resolution Transmission X-ray Microscopy Helps Track Electrochemical Changes in Battery Materials

Nanoscale-Resolution Transmission X-ray Microscopy Helps Track Electrochemical Changes in Battery Materials

Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance. [More]
Electrons in DNA Transferred Due to UV Light Return to Starting Point within a Nanosecond

Electrons in DNA Transferred Due to UV Light Return to Starting Point within a Nanosecond

In the same week that the U.S. surgeon general issued a 101-page report about the dangers of skin cancer, researchers at Montana State University published a paper breaking new ground on how DNA – the genetic code in every cell – responds when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. [More]
Early Access Program Announced for Fluidigm’s Imaging Mass Cytometry Platform

Early Access Program Announced for Fluidigm’s Imaging Mass Cytometry Platform

Fluidigm Corporation has begun accepting applications to an early access program for its upcoming imaging mass cytometry platform. Prototypes of the product are expected to begin shipping to early access partners by the end of this year. [More]
Rice University Chemist to Testify About Nanotechnology

Rice University Chemist to Testify About Nanotechnology

Rice University chemist James Tour will testify before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade at 10:15 a.m. EDT July 29. [More]