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Nanolobe Production Technique Holds Promise for 3D-Printed Pharmaceutical Concepts

Nanolobe Production Technique Holds Promise for 3D-Printed Pharmaceutical Concepts

Researchers from the University of Michigan have created nanolobes, which are rounded crystalline structures without any facets. The design resembles starfish shell texture, which is almost impossible to create in the laboratory. The shape of the nanolobes as well as the technique by which they are made have potential applications such as a light guide in advanced LEDs, non-reflective surfaces and solar cells. [More]
Electrostatic Force Microscopy Provides New Evidence for Microbial Nanowires in Geobacter

Electrostatic Force Microscopy Provides New Evidence for Microbial Nanowires in Geobacter

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces nanowires has been the subject of a great deal of scientific debate over the last decade. Now a new collaborative study has provided strong evidence in accordance with their claims. [More]
DNA-Brick Self-Assembly Technique Paves the Way for Breakthrough Nanodevices

DNA-Brick Self-Assembly Technique Paves the Way for Breakthrough Nanodevices

A group of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have designed large DNA crystals with an accurately defined depth and sophisticated features, paving the way for new and advanced nanodevices. [More]
Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly, Carbon Nanotubes-Based Flat Panel Lights

Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly, Carbon Nanotubes-Based Flat Panel Lights

A new type of carbon nanotubes-based, flat, energy-efficient light source has been developed by researchers from the Tohoku University in Japan. This light source challenges the dominance of LEDs as the most energy-efficient lighting solution. It demonstrates a very low 0.1Wh power consumption that is approximately hundred times lower than the consumption of standard LEDs. [More]
Nanotronics’ Microscope nSPEC® 3D Captures Nanoscale 3D Images

Nanotronics’ Microscope nSPEC® 3D Captures Nanoscale 3D Images

Nanotronics Imaging, a provider of advanced nanoimaging solutions, has unveiled its latest computer-controlled microscope, the nSPEC® 3D at the 2014 International Elastomer Conference organized by the American Chemical Society in Nasheville, Tennessee, between October 14 and 16. [More]
Nano-Alloy with Unique Morphology Enables Super-Efficient Oxygen Reduction

Nano-Alloy with Unique Morphology Enables Super-Efficient Oxygen Reduction

Researchers from China and Sweden used advanced theoretical and experimental investigations to report how a new nano-alloy made up of palladium nano-islands set in tungsten nanoparticles forms a new type of catalyst for highly effective oxygen reduction. [More]
Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists have developed the next generation of batteries that have a 20-year lifespan and last for 10,000 recharge cycles. These batteries can be rapidly recharged up to 70% of their capacity within a short duration of two minutes. [More]
Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

Direct Observation of Atomic Diffusion in Bulk Material

The first direct observation of atoms while in movement inside a bulk material has been made by researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). They were able to directly image the movement or diffusion of single dopant atoms inside a material. [More]
FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

FLUOROFEST 2014: Raleigh/Durham to Host Event in Conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium

Raleigh/Durham in conjunction with Carolina Biophysics Symposium will be hosting a two-day free workshop called FluoroFest on November 6th and 7th. [More]
Metal Nanoparticles Can Deform Like a Liquid Whilst Maintaining a Stable Interior Crystal Configuration

Metal Nanoparticles Can Deform Like a Liquid Whilst Maintaining a Stable Interior Crystal Configuration

A research team from MIT has discovered a new phenomenon in metal nanoparticles in which they resemble liquid droplets and appear wobbling from the outside whilst maintaining a stable configuration on the inside. [More]