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August 30, 2014
Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle
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Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity. The study was published online in Nature Communications. "These are ... read more
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New Properties of Rotating Superfluids Discovered in Helium Nanodroplets
Liquid helium, when cooled down nearly to absolute zero, exhibits unusual properties that scientists have struggled to understand: it creeps up walls and flows freely through impossibly small channe ... more

Electron microscopy enables imaging of gold nanoparticles
Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electro ... more

Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals
The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old sci ... more
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Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step to ... more


Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were
For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to ... more
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Sun's activity influences natural climate change
For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 20,000-10,000 years ago, by analysing trace elements in ice cores in Greenl ... more

Eco-friendly 'pre-fab nanoparticles' could revolutionize nano manufacturing
A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reported a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of ... more
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Self-assembly of gold nanoparticles into small clusters
Researchers at HZB in co-operation with Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (HU, Berlin) have made an astonishing observation: they were investigating the formation of gold nanoparticles in a solvent and ... more

Super-Black Nano-Coating to Be Tested for the First Time in Space
An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station w ... more

Raytheon partners with university of technology research
A joint research facility to advance innovative technologies is being established by Raytheon and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. ... more
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A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos
Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Vienna University of Technology and the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Lublin have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semico ... more

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials
The challenges faced by researchers in modifying properties of nanomaterials for application in devices may be addressed by a simple technique, thanks to recent innovative studies conducted by scien ... more
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Russian Military plans switch to Soyuz, Angara launchers From 2016

Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory

Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors

Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite

Measurement at Big Bang Conditions Confirms Lithium Problem


NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast
Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they'll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why? No one yet knows exactly. But researchers at the Nati ... more

Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs
Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electroni ... more

Rice nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor
Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accur ... more

"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel gold, pillar-bowtie nanoantennas (pBNAs) can be used like traditional photographic film to reco ... more

Researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmon ... more


Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices
A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addres ... more

smallest Swiss Cross made from just 20 atoms
The manipulation of atoms has reached a new level: Together with teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties

UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications

Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy

Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system


Researchers discover boron "buckyball"


With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters


A smashing new look at nanoribbons


Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes


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Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry


A breakthrough in creating invisibility cloaks, stealth technology


Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place


Nanoscale composites improve MRI


DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Form Switchable "Thin Films" on a Liquid Surface

Design of self-assembling protein nanomachines starts to click

Evolution of a Bimetallic Nanocatalyst

Stem cells are a soft touch for nano-engineered biomaterials

Seeing how a lithium-ion battery works

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles

Nano world: Where towers construct themselves

Breakthrough in energy storage: Electrical cables that can store energy

Unexpected water explains surface chemistry of nanocrystals

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