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Nanoparticle Electronic Skin for Early Breast Cancer Detection

Nanoparticle Electronic Skin for Early Breast Cancer Detection

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. [More]
Manchester University to Build £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Manchester University to Build £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Funding provided by the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, the Technology Strategy Board and Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based clean technology and renewable energy company [More]
Nanodiamonds Hold the Key to the Mystery of the Big Freeze

Nanodiamonds Hold the Key to the Mystery of the Big Freeze

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or “Big Freeze.” [More]
Texas A&M Professor Named ASM International Fellow for Nanostructured Materials Research

Texas A&M Professor Named ASM International Fellow for Nanostructured Materials Research

Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named Fellow of the world's largest association of materials scientists and engineers, ASM International. [More]
Antibody-Studded Iron Nanoparticles Help Treat Heart Attack Damage

Antibody-Studded Iron Nanoparticles Help Treat Heart Attack Damage

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The combined nanoparticle enabled precise localization of the body's own stem cells to the injured heart muscle. [More]
3D Ptychography Helps Peer into Layer Structure of Coated Tandem Solar Cell

3D Ptychography Helps Peer into Layer Structure of Coated Tandem Solar Cell

The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. [More]
SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT Named as SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT Named as SUNY Polytechnic Institute

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as the new name for the recently merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT). [More]
SRC Honors MIT and Stanford Professors for Nanoscale Chip-Related Research

SRC Honors MIT and Stanford Professors for Nanoscale Chip-Related Research

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, has recognized professors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University with distinguished awards for chip-related research and education. The awards were presented Sept. 8 at SRC’s annual TECHCON conference in Austin, Texas. [More]
Newly Synthesized Fullerene and Diamond Nano-Aggregate Molecule Reveals Exceptional Electronic Properties

Newly Synthesized Fullerene and Diamond Nano-Aggregate Molecule Reveals Exceptional Electronic Properties

A newly synthesized molecule reveals exceptional electronic properties; the results of this study led by researchers from Universite catholique de Louvain and from Stanford University California are published in Nature Communications. [More]
Research on Synthesis, Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods Wins NSF Special Creativity Award

Research on Synthesis, Self-Assembly of Gold Nanorods Wins NSF Special Creativity Award

Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev. [More]