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Nanodiamonds Are Forever

August 28, 2014 | by Julie Cohen, UCSB | News | Comments

A new study finds a rich assemblage of nanodiamonds, the production of which can be explained only by a cosmic impact. This research, which could explain the cause of a massive extinction in the Pleistocene period, examines 13,000-year-old nanodiamonds from multiple locations across three continents.

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NASA Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

August 29, 2014 12:00 am | News | Comments

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets. While dusty aftermaths of suspected asteroid collisions have been observed by Spitzer before, this is the first time scientists have collected data before and after a planetary system smashup.


Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram?

August 29, 2014 12:00 am | News | Comments

A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.


Material Switches Between Insulator and Semiconductor

August 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Helen Wong, The Stanford Daily | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University Materials Computation and Theory Group have successfully modeled a new material, three atoms thick, that switches between being an insulator and a semiconductor when tugged. While it is difficult to find materials that can be worked down to the thickness of a few atoms without disintegrating, it is possible. The resulting 2D materials, only a few atoms thick, have their own unique properties.


Nanoscale Assembly Line

August 29, 2014 12:00 am | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

ETH researchers have realized a long-held dream: inspired by an industrial assembly line, they have developed a nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules. At the nano level, the assembly line takes the form of a microfluid platform into which an aqueous solution is pumped. This platform is essentially a canal system with the main canal just 30 micrometers wide.


3D Measurement for Semiconductor Applications

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Koh Young Technology and Koh Young America have procuded the HORUS, a high-powered 3D measurement system.


Surface and Mat Cleaner

August 28, 2014 11:51 am | DESCO | Product Releases | Comments

Desco offers its Reztore Surface and Mat Cleaner in 16 oz. trigger spray bottles.


MEMS Wafer Inspection

August 28, 2014 11:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IRIx MEMS Wafer Inspection unit from NADAtech is used after wafer bond to detect any internal bonding related cracks or voids.


Monitoring System

August 27, 2014 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

DIR Technologies offers its system for the in-line fill level and seal integrity inspection of 100% of sachet and pouch containers on a line, without slowing down the rate of production.


Miniature Air Flow Transmitter for HVAC

August 27, 2014 11:29 am | E+E Elektronik Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The EE671 transmitter from E + E Elektronik measures air velocity up to 20 m/s, and its compact design is suitable for mass applications in HVAC.


Multi-Tasking Nanoparticles Fight Cancer

August 27, 2014 11:12 am | News | Comments

Researchers have created dynamic nanoparticles 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.


Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-Possible Semiconductor Junctions Crafted

August 27, 2014 10:36 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. This result could be the basis for next-generation flexible and transparent computing, better LEDs, and solar technologies.


Competition for Graphene

August 27, 2014 10:10 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. Berkeley Lab researchers have demonstrated an ultrafast charge transfer in a new family of 2D semiconductors.


Cabinet Oven

August 26, 2014 12:31 pm | The Grieve Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Grieve Corp.'s No. 797 is a 260ºF, electrically-heated, Class 100 cleanroom cabinet oven used for drying coatings onto printed circuit boards.


Retrieval Tool

August 26, 2014 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnetic Retriever from Rohrback Cosasco Systems is a lightweight, compact, non-telescoping retrieval tool for high pressure corrosion monitoring systems.


Three-Speed Circulators

August 26, 2014 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Armstrong Fluid Technology has expanded its Astro wet-rotor circulator offering with the introduction of the Astro 2 Series.



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