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Fast and accurate 3-D imaging technique to track optically trapped particles
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Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on microscopic particles and manipulating three-dimensional (3-D) positions of particles. Optical tweezers employ a tightly-focused laser whose beam diameter is smaller than one micrometer (1/100 of hair thickness), which generates attractive force on neighboring microscopic particles moving toward the beam focus. Controlling the positions of the beam focus enabled researchers to hold the particles and move them f ... read more
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Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat silicon channels
The ability of materials to conduct heat is a concept that we are all familiar with from everyday life. The modern story of thermal transport dates back to 1822 when the brilliant French physicist J ... more

Nanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualities
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors. Rice materials scientist En ... more

Scientists develop mesh that captures oil - but lets water through
The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water pass ... more
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Chemists create tiny gold nanoparticles that reflect nature's patterns
Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibi ... more


DARPA programs simultaneously test limits of technology, credulity
Less than one week after releasing Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, DARPA's latest summary of the Agency's mission, accomplishments and funding priorities for extending its legacy of ... more
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Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest
A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a hu ... more

Water makes wires even more nano
Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James ... more
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Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage

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Scared to stay inside, Nepal quake victims treated in car park

Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims

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Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400


Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide r ... more

Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures
Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone. The technique could provide a new way to pr ... more

Chemists make new silicon-based nanomaterials
In a paper published in the journal Nanoletters, the researchers describe methods for making nanoribbons and nanoplates from a compound called silicon telluride. The materials are pure, p-type semic ... more
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Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches
A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical ... more

Roll up your screen and stow it away
From smartphones and tablets to computer monitors and interactive TV screens, electronic displays are everywhere. As the demand for instant, constant communication grows, so too does the urgency for ... more
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Collaboration to Aid the Search for Life on Distant Worlds

Tau Ceti Probably not the next Earth

Titan's Atmosphere Useful In Study Of Hazy Exoplanets

ASU team searching for signs of life in the stars

Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes

UW key player in new NASA coalition to search for life on distant worlds

NASA Goddard Team Sets High Flying Record with Use of GPS


UW scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser - using the thinnest semiconductor available today - that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing e ... more

Tiny bio-robot is a germ suited-up with graphene quantum dots
As nanotechnology makes possible a world of machines too tiny to see, researchers are finding ways to combine living organisms with nonliving machinery to solve a variety of problems. Like oth ... more

Sharper nanoscopy
The 2014 chemistry Nobel Prize recognized important microscopy research that enabled greatly improved spatial resolution. This innovation, resulting in nanometer resolution, was made possible by mak ... more

NC State researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'
Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years. But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its ... more

Click! That's how modern chemistry bonds nanoparticles to a substrate
Nanoparticles of various types can be quickly and permanently bonded to a solid substrate, if one of the most effective methods of synthesis, click chemistry, is used for this purpose. The novel met ... more
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Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to ... more

30 years after C60: Fullerene chemistry with silicon
The discovery of the soccer ball-shaped C60 molecule in 1985 was a milestone for the development of nanotechnology. In parallel with the fast-blooming field of research into carbon fullerenes, resea ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Beijing poised to take 'de facto control' of S. China Sea: Philippines

China's island-building to loom large at SE Asia summit

After Iran deal, world looks to jump-start nuclear disarmament

US says learned from N.Korea, Iran nuclear deal 'different'

Pakistan says botched strike highlights dangers of US drone war

US army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands


Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics


An improved method for coating gold nanorods


The chameleon reorganizes its nanocrystals to change colors


Seeing tiny twins


Are water treatment methods able to remove nanoparticles


Magnetic vortices in nanodisks reveal information


The rub with friction


Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires


Researchers turn unzipped nanotubes into possible alternative for platinum


How The Code Of Life Passed Through Primitive Kinds Of Cells

Black phosphorus a new wonder material for optical communication

Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution

New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors

Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide

Nanotechnology: Better measurements of single molecule circuits

Nanotech and genetic interference may tackle untreatable brain tumors

Mutant bacteria that keep on growing

Silver-glass sandwich structure acts as inexpensive color filter

Monitoring the deformation of carbon nanocoils under axial loading

Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

Light in the Moebius strip

Rapid extension of nanographene sheets from hydrocarbons

Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

X-ray pulses uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3-D

New understanding of electron behavior at tips of carbon nanocones could help provide candidates

Turing also present at the nanoscale

Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP

A nanoscale solution to the big problem of overheating in microelectronic devices

Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered

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