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Organic Biocompatible Electronic Micropump Delivers Drugs Directly to the Brain

Organic Biocompatible Electronic Micropump Delivers Drugs Directly to the Brain

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason, the team of researchers led by Christophe Bernard at Inserm Unit 1106, "Institute of Systems Neuroscience" (INS), with the help of scientists at the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne and Linköping University (Sweden) have developed an organic electronic micropump which, when combined with an anticonvulsant drug, enables localised inhibition of epileptic seizure in brain tissue in vitro. This research is published in the journal Advanced Materials. [More]
Nanoporous Multi-Layer Polymer Films Repel Oil Underwater

Nanoporous Multi-Layer Polymer Films Repel Oil Underwater

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have announced a significant step forward in the development of materials that can ward off oil — a discovery that could lead to new protective coatings and better approaches to cleaning up oil spills. [More]
Novel Method for WORM Memory Printing Based on Sintering of Metallic Nanoparticles

Novel Method for WORM Memory Printing Based on Sintering of Metallic Nanoparticles

VTT has developed a method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are required. [More]
SEMICON Southeast Asia: Advantest to Highlight Nanotechnology Metrology and Lithography Tools

SEMICON Southeast Asia: Advantest to Highlight Nanotechnology Metrology and Lithography Tools

Experience the newest developments in semiconductor test solutions, nanotechnology products and terahertz systems by visiting leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation's exhibit at SEMICON Southeast Asia. The exposition takes place April 22-24, 2015, at the SPICE Arena in Penang, Malaysia. [More]
Researchers Create Nano-Scale Map of Toner Ink on Paper

Researchers Create Nano-Scale Map of Toner Ink on Paper

A team of Finnish scientists has found a new way to examine the ancient art of putting ink to paper in unprecedented 3-D detail. The technique could improve scientists' understanding of how ink sticks to paper and ultimately lead to higher quality, less expensive and more environmentally-friendly printed products. [More]
Researchers Exploit Bimetallic Nanocrystals into Nanoframes to Synthesize Durable Electrocatalysts

Researchers Exploit Bimetallic Nanocrystals into Nanoframes to Synthesize Durable Electrocatalysts

A team of researchers has synthesized a highly active and durable class of electrocatalysts by exploiting the structural evolution of solid Pt-Ni bimetallic nanocrystals into porous cage-like structures or nanoframes. This novel material significantly enhanced catalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction -- the splitting of an O2 molecule into two oxygen ions -- that is critical to fuel cells and potentially other electrochemical applications. [More]
New Method to Predict How Carbon Nanotubes are Formed

New Method to Predict How Carbon Nanotubes are Formed

Matt Maschmann, a researcher at the University of Missouri (MU), has developed a method to predict the way in which carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are formed. [More]
Nanopillars Could Help Develop More Energy-Efficient Transistors for Electronic Devices

Nanopillars Could Help Develop More Energy-Efficient Transistors for Electronic Devices

Seong Jin Koh, an associate professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation to build nanoscale pillars that may lead to development of more energy-efficient transistors for applications in electronic gadgets and devices. [More]
Lifetime of Self-Assembled Nanostructures Programmed by Scientists

Lifetime of Self-Assembled Nanostructures Programmed by Scientists

Materials that self-assemble and self-destruct once their work is done are highly advantageous for a number of applications – as components in temporary data storage systems or for medical devices. For example, such materials could seal blood vessels during surgery and re-open them subsequently. [More]
Tennant Introduces Nanobubble Technology-Based Sustainable Cleaning Systems

Tennant Introduces Nanobubble Technology-Based Sustainable Cleaning Systems

Tennant Company today announced ec-H2O NanoClean™, the next generation of the successful, sustainable cleaning technology ec-H2O™. This next generation solution offers the same great benefits of the original and now cleans better, cleans more soils, and is effective in more applications. Tennant Company is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. [More]