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Nuclear apocalypse or nanotech invasions could reveal alien life
Instead of seeking living aliens, ET hunters suggest looking for alien civilisations that have wiped themselves out through technology
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Sticky tape perfect for DIY nanotech to kill bacteria
Just peel and soak in the right solution to turn transparent adhesive tape into a nanoparticle film that kills bugs or even conducts electricity
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
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Scientists developing Teflon for bacteria
The cheap nanotech solution could be used to create bacteria-resistant metals for hospitals and food processing plants
Microbiology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, 7:49am
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Nanotech roundup: a robotic gecko and clues to the origins of life on Earth
This month's roundup includes a futuristic robot and a surprisingly simple, needle-free way to diagnose malaria
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 10:15am
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How nanotechnology can trick the body into accepting fake bones
Altering the surface of orthopaedic implants has already helped patients – and nanotech can fight infections too
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013, 10:28am
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Advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique
The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.
Materials Science
Source: University of Pennsylvania
Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:30pm
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Artificial atoms allow for magnetic resonance on individual cells
Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the CSIC and Macquarie University in Australia, have developed a new technique, similar to the MRI but with a much higher resolution and sensitivity, which has the ability to scan individual cells. In an article published in Nature Nanotech, and highlighted by Nature, ICFO Prof. Romain Quidant explains
Technology
Source: ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013, 12:15pm
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Video: Nanotech device mimics dog's nose to detect explosives
Portable, accurate, and highly sensitive devices that sniff out vapors from explosives and other substances could become as commonplace as smoke detectors in public places, thanks to researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Chemistry
Source: University of California - Santa Barbara
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012, 1:15pm
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Video: Wax-filled nanotech yarn behaves like powerful, super-strong muscle
New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil.
Materials Science
Source: University of Texas at Dallas
Posted on: Monday, Nov 19, 2012, 2:15pm
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Bejeweled: Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations
Like a lead actress on the red carpet, nanowires—those superstars of nanotechnology—can be enhanced by a little jewelry, too. Not the diamonds and pearls variety, but the sort formed of sinuous chains of metal oxide or noble metal nanoparticles.
Materials Science
Source: Stanford School of Engineering
Posted on: Monday, Apr 30, 2012, 8:30am
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Nanotech Tank Could Boost Natural Gas Vehicles
3M is using carbon composite and nanoparticles to build strong and small tanks for compressed natural gas.
Materials Science
Source: Discovery Channel News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012, 8:21am
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Engineers discover nanoscale balancing act that mirrors forces at work in living systems
A delicate balance of atomic forces can be exploited to make nanoparticle superclusters that are uniform in size---an attribute that's important for many nanotech applications but hard to accomplish, University of Michigan researchers say.
Materials Science
Source: University of Michigan
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011, 10:45am
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Researchers help graft olfactory receptors onto nanotubes
Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.
Materials Science
Source: University of Pennsylvania
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011, 1:45pm
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Solar-thermal flat-panels that generate electric power
High-performance nanotech materials arrayed on a flat panel platform demonstrated seven to eight times higher efficiency than previous solar thermoelectric generators, opening up solar-thermal electric power conversion to a broad range of residential and industrial uses, a team of researchers from Boston College and MIT report in the journal Nature Materials.
Materials Science
Source: Boston College
Posted on: Monday, May 02, 2011, 10:45am
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Silk moth's antenna inspires new nanotech tool with applications in Alzheimer's research
By mimicking the structure of the silk moth's antenna, University of Michigan researchers led the development of a better nanopore---a tiny tunnel-shaped tool that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer's.
Materials Science
Source: University of Michigan
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 01, 2011, 11:24am
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Nanotech coatings produce 20 times more electricity from sewage
Engineers at Oregon State University have made a significant advance toward producing electricity from sewage, by the use of new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity production about 20 times.
Energy
Source: Oregon State University
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010, 7:36pm
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'Nanocoax' solves solar cell 'thick and thin' dilemma
A nano-scale solar cell inspired by the coaxial cable offers greater efficiency than any previously designed nanotech thin film solar cell by resolving the "thick & thin" challenge inherent to capturing light and extracting current for solar power, Boston College researchers report in the current online edition of the journal Physica Status Solidi.
Energy
Source: Boston College
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010, 8:18am
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Nanotech discovery could lead to breakthrough in infrared satellite imaging technology
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new nanotechnology-based "microlens" that uses gold to boost the strength of infrared imaging and could lead to a new generation of ultra-powerful satellite cameras and night-vision devices.
Technology
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 4:29pm
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Silver proves its mettle for nanotech applications
The self-assembling properties of the DNA molecule have allowed for the construction of an intriguing range of nanoscale forms. Such nanoarchitectures may eventually find their way into a new generation of microelectronics, semiconductors, biological and chemical sensing devices and a host of biomedical applications.
Materials Science
Source: Arizona State University
Posted on: Friday, Mar 19, 2010, 5:34pm
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Light twists rigid structures in unexpected nanotech finding
In findings that took the experimenters three years to believe, University of Michigan engineers and their collaborators have demonstrated that light itself can twist ribbons of nanoparticles.
Materials Science
Source: University of Michigan
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010, 1:12pm
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Nanotech researchers develop artificial pore
Using an RNA-powered nanomotor, University of Cincinnati (UC) biomedical engineering researchers have successfully developed an artificial pore able to transmit nanoscale material through a membrane.
Molecular Biology
Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Posted on: Monday, Sep 28, 2009, 3:53pm
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'NanoPen' may write new chapter in nanotechnology manufacturing
Researchers in California are reporting development of a so-called "NanoPen" that could provide a quick, convenient way of laying down patterns of nanoparticles — from wires to circuits — for making futuristic electronic devices, medical diagnostic tests, and other much-anticipated nanotech applications.
Materials Science
Source: American Chemical Society
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 02, 2009, 2:16pm
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Light-speed nanotech: Controlling the nature of graphene
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a new method for controlling the nature of graphene, bringing academia and industry potentially one step closer to realizing the mass production of graphene-based nanoelectronics.
Materials Science
Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009, 3:23pm
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New nanotech products hitting the market at the rate of 3-4 per week
New nanotechnology consumer products are coming on the market at the rate of 3-4 per week, a finding based on the latest update to the nanotechnology consumer product inventory maintained by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).
Technology
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 24, 2008, 9:38am
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Europe spends nearly twice as much as US on nanotech risk research
A new analysis by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) indicates that European nations are investing nearly twice as much as the U.S. in research primarily aimed at addressing the potential risks of nanotechnology. The analysis also highlights a substantial over-inflation of the federal government’s nanotechnology risk-research investment figures for the U.S.
Technology
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Monday, Apr 21, 2008, 9:05am
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As nanotech goes mainstream, 'toxic socks' raise concerns
Valued for it’s antibacterial and odor-fighting properties, nanoparticle silver is becoming the star attraction in a range of products from socks to bandages to washing machines. But as silver’s benefits propel it to the forefront of consumer nanomaterials, scientists are recommending a closer examination of the unforeseen environmental and health consequences of nanosilver.
Chemistry
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Monday, Apr 07, 2008, 9:28am
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Researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency
Nanotech advance heralds new era in heating, cooling and power generation
Materials Science
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 20, 2008, 1:55pm
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Nanotech Used 2000 Years Ago to Make History's Sharpest Swords
Damascus swords -- sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling -- owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laureate Robert Curl.
Misc
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Jan 11, 2008, 10:34am
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Nanotech's health, environment impacts worry scientists
Nanotech
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Monday, Nov 26, 2007, 12:24pm
Rating: | Views: 206 | Comments: 0
Using nanotech to make a better bullet proof vest
Materials Science
Source: EurekAlert
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007, 8:23pm
Rating: | Views: 163 | Comments: 0
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